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LCV Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Unprecedented Intervention on Wisconsin Redistricting

Mar 23, 2022

Mika Hyer,, 940-783-2230

Washington D.C. In response to the Supreme Court’s intervention in Wisconsin’s legislative maps, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Voting Rights Program Director Justin Kwasa:

“The Supreme Court’s unprecedented shadow-docket intervention in Wisconsin’s state legislative map is alarming but not surprising. We’ve known that fair representation has been at risk since last summer’s Brnovich vs DNC decision, which weakened the effectiveness of core protections in the foundational Voting Rights Act of 1965. With dozens of similar lawsuits making their way through the courts, this decision once again underscores the urgent need for Congress to pass the critical voter protections found in the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. In order to have a strong democracy, we need legislative maps that equitably represent our historically underrepresented communities, and courts that put democracy before ideological agendas.”