After a very short debate, the state Senate voted to override Governor Doyle’s veto of the Personal Protection Act. The vote was 23 to 10, one more than was needed.
The only Republican voting to sustain Doyle’s veto was Senator Luther Olsen.
Democrats voting to override the veto were Senators Julie Lassa, Russ Decker, Bob Wirch, Jeff Plale and Roger Breske.
Please take a few minutes to call these brave Democratic legislators to thank them for their vote. Their contact information is:
Senator Russ Decker (608)266-2502
Senator Julie Lassa (608) 266-3123
Senator Bob Wirch (888) 769-4724
Senator Roger Breske (800) 334-8773
Senator Jeff Plale (608) 266-7505
We still face a tough fight in the Assembly, where Representatives John Steinbrink and Terry Van Akkeren have not yet committed to a veto override. The Assembly may vote as early as next Tuesday on the override, so it’s important to keep the pressure on.
If you haven’t already contacted Van Akkeren and Steinbrink, please do so. If you know anyone who hasn’t contacted them, please urge them to do so. This is especially important if you know anyone in Sheboygan (Van Akkeren’s district) or southeastern Kenosha county (Steinbrink’s district).
The contact information for these two senators is:
Representative John Steinbrink (608) 266-0455
Representative Terry Van Akkeren (608) 266-0656
The Assembly vote is the last step. It’s there where we will win or lose.
As soon as the Assembly vote is scheduled, we’ll alert you.
The Wisconsin Concealed Carry Association