MADISON – Following is the statement of WisDems Executive Director Maggie Brickerman, co-chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s Women Against Walker group, on Scott Walker’s outrageous defense of ending pay equity protections for women, veterans, seniors and disabled workers.

“Scott Walker faced righteous criticism for his cowardly signing, under cover of darkness, of legislation that rolls back pay equity protections for women, veterans, seniors and disabled workers. Scott Walker now makes the outrageous claim that such protections are nothing more than a “gravy train” for trial lawyers.

“Scott Walker is right that there’s a gravy train running through Wisconsin. Fueled by the Koch Brothers and radical out-of-state special interest billionaires, Scott Walker and his legislative allies have used it to run over hard-working Wisconsin women and families who just want an equal day’s pay for an equal day’s work.”