MADISON – Today, Representative Jodi Emerson (D-Eau Claire) released the following statement in response to the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision overturning Governor Evers’ Safer At Home order.
“This decision puts the health and safety of Wisconsinites at grave risk as Republicans play politics. While Governor Evers has taken responsible steps to lead Wisconsin through this crisis safely, Republican legislators and their partisan allies on the Court have obstructed at every turn, offering no plan and no solution. The people of Wisconsin have spent months making sacrifices to keep their families, our neighbors, and our communities safe while Republicans have taken no meaningful action to address this pandemic.
This reckless decision will not make COVID-19 go away. Wisconsin’s economy can’t get back to normal until people feel they can be safe again going out. That can’t happen until the day this virus is finally under control, and rushing ahead before we meet our benchmarks to safely reopen will only delay that day.
My top priority continues to be the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin. I urge everyone to continue doing their part to keep our families, our neighbors, and our communities safe by limiting non- essential trips outside of your home, practicing appropriate social distancing, wearing a mask if you are able, and practicing good hand hygiene.”