Take Action: Tell Walker Wisconsin Women (and Men) Want Answers

Don't forget to call Scott Walker today,  the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, and let him know that his allegedly official proclamation of today as "Protect Life Day" does NOT speak for you.  He can be reached at (608) 266-1212 or by email at govgeneral@wisconsin.gov.  

This is not just about the proclamation, as offensive as it is, and as full of willful misinformation.  It's about transparency and upholding the dignity of the office of the Governor.  It's also about Walker's hypocrisy in pretending to be a reformed moderate while he continues to play the same divide-and-conquer games that made him the most divisive governor in America.

Below is the letter I sent to his office. Feel free to borrow.

22 January 2013
Dear Governor Walker,

On Friday, Wisconsin Right to Life issued a press release claiming that on Jan. 7, 2013 you proclaimed the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Jan. 22, 2013, to be "Protect Life Day." They included a pdf of the proclamation that appears to have your signature, and that of Secretary of State Doug Lafollette.

News of this proclamation is no where to be found on your own website, in any of your press releases, or anywhere else except a conservative Catholic blog on 1/7/2013.

Any proclamation that comes out of your office should be open, transparent, and immediately made public.  If this proclamation, which is made on behalf of all citizens of the state, is for real, you have some serious explaining to do as to why the proclamation was withheld from public scrutiny until the Friday before a long weekend, when no offices were open to respond to these issues, and the day in question (Tues. Jan 22) would be the day business resumed. You also need to answer why the proclamation was made public by a special interest group, and not your own office.  And if the proclamation is a hoax, you need to hold these groups accountable and immediately distance yourself from this divisive show of disrespect for the rule of law in our country and our state.

Issuing proclamations from the Governor's office only to special interest groups is an unconscionable abuse of office and shows a contempt for the majority of incomprehensible proportions.

I have already posted my outrage over this situation here and I expect to hear from your office to confirm or deny whether or not you actually signed this proclamation.

Heather DuBois Bourenane
Sun Prairie, WI

Update 2 1/22/13 9:25 am: The Governor's office just confirmed to me that he DID sign this proclamation and that it should have been make public on the Executive Orders page of his website. It is not there. The most recent posting is from 1/4. This proclamation was willfully withheld from the public and issued only to special interest groups, presumably to avoid controversy.

Call Scott Walker's office today at (608) 266-1212 to let him know what you think of his brazen declaration against women's rights to reproductive choice by declaring today, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade to be "Protect Life Day."


  1. govgeneralreply@wisconsin.gov
    to undisclosed recipients

    Thank you for your e-mail message. I welcome you expressing your views and concerns to me, and I commend you for participating in your state government. I take into account the views of all of the citizens of Wisconsin, and I will keep your specific comments in mind during my service as your Governor.

    If you would like more information about my positions on issues, or would like to read my public statements on issues, I encourage you to explore my website: www.walker.wi.gov. I like to respond individually to every letter and telephone call I receive; however, I cannot respond to each e-mail individually due to the volume. If your request is time sensitive, please call my office at (608) 266-1212. You may also write to me via conventional mail at Governor Scott Walker: PO Box 7863, Madison, WI 53707.

    As noted on our website, please know that any communications may be subject to release under Wisconsin's public records law and that our policy is generally to release communications sent to this email address.

    Once again, thank you for contacting me. Please feel free to contact me again if I can ever be of assistance to you.


    Scott Walker

  2. Gaaaaaaaaahhhhh!! I want to screeeeaaammm!