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NEW: Mandela Barnes Continues Ron Against Roe Tour in Madison

MADISON — Yesterday, Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, continued his Ron Against Roe tour with a stop in Madison. 

The tour is holding Ron Johnson accountable for his record of working to rip away Wisconsinites’ ability to access abortion. Mandela will travel across the state, making additional stops of the tour in Eau Claire and Milwaukee. 

WISC: Barnes’ ‘Ron Against Roe’ tour takes aim at Johnson on abortion 

  • Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes stopped in Madison Tuesday as part of a tour taking aim at incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson’s position on abortion rights.
  • During Tuesday’s event, part of Barnes’ “Ron Against Roe” tour, the lieutenant governor and Senate hopeful blasted Johnson as “a senator who is hell-bent on taking peoples’ rights away, hell-bent on moving us backwards as a state, as a county, as a society.”
  • Johnson has co-sponsored legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. That bill would allow exceptions for rape, incest and to protect the life of the mother.
  • “Seventy percent of Wisconsinites think that Roe should be law of the land, and for them to gavel in and gavel out is a slap to the face to every person who holds that sacred right here,” Barnes said.


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