Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

04/08/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/08/2020 07:37

AFL-CIO – Wisconsin elections

The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision last night to reverse an order extending the absentee ballot deadline for voting in Wisconsin. It's unconscionable that Wisconsin voters are being forced to choose today between their health amid the coronavirus crisis and their constitutional right to vote.

Make no mistake: This is rank ideology, not blind justice. For decades, corporations and their political hired guns have rigged the economy against working people, and now they are coming after our democracy. We will not sit idly by as this becomes a country of, by and for the wealthiest few.

Taking away the fundamental right to vote that so many have fought and died for is disgraceful. Working people see what's happening, and we're not going to stand for it in November-and beyond

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka