Forward Latino Supports Gov. Evers Postponement of Wisconsin Elections!



Franklin, WI – In response to requests from Forward Latino, numerous other civil rights and healthcare
advocacy organizations, and in keeping with guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order suspending the April 7, 2020 statewide
elections until June 9, 2020 unless the legislature and the Governor can agree on a method to
implement voting that will not put the lives of Wisconsin voters at risk
Darryl Morin, Forward Latino President issued the follow statement:
“On behalf of our Wisconsin members, I wish to thank Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers for taking
decisive action to protect the safety of Wisconsin voters and residents. Time and time again, the
Governor has attempted to work with the legislative majority only to have his efforts rebuffed. He then
called a special session only to have the legislative majority refuse to debate and vote on this very
serious issue. This Gubernatorial Executive Order followed the President’s remarks warning the of “a
great number of deaths” and the U.S. Surgeon General comparing the next two weeks of Coronavirus
deaths to “our Pearl Harbor.” We look forward to continuing to work with our partners, Governor Evers,
the Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly to ensure that
all eligible Wisconsin voters are able to vote in a safe manner.”