Received this e-mail from former Attorney General Eric Holder on behalf of the Wisconsin Democratic Party:
I am appalled at what happened in Wisconsin on Tuesday.
Our fellow Americans were forced to make an impossible choice that no one should ever have to make in a democracy: Put your health and your family’s health at risk by casting a ballot or stay home and have your voice silenced.
As Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, I’ve seen all too clearly the devastating impact that gerrymandering has on people across the country. So it was saddening, but not shocking, to see the leaders of Wisconsin’s gerrymandered legislature and the state Supreme Court put Wisconsinites in this unconscionable position. They abdicated their sworn duty to keep their constituents safe and to ensure fair elections, all because they thought it might help conservatives win a state Supreme Court seat that was on the ballot.
After the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s decision to push back Wisconsin’s absentee ballot deadline, Justice Ginsberg wrote that “the court’s order, I fear, will result in massive disenfranchisement.”
And she was right.
We’re fighting back. This moment is a test for our democracy, and we can’t let politicians who are bound and determined to silence the will of the people hold on to power.
But I need your help. Can you make a donation to protect our elections in 2020?
Eric H. Holder, Jr.