PRESS RELEASE: Katherine Gaulke adds Sierra Club to growing list of Endorsements for 32nd Assembly District
Elkhorn, WI - Katherine Gaulke, Democratic candidate for Wisconsin’s 32nd Assembly District, has added the Sierra Club of Wisconsin to her growing list of campaign endorsements, which includes WEAC, Moms Demand Action, BlueWave Crowdsource, Walworth County Democrats and Kenosha County Democrats.
The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization, and Katherine shares their mission of protecting our wild places. The Wisconsin chapter of Sierra Club, called the John Muir chapter, has 15,000 members throughout the state who follow in the footsteps of legendary Wisconsin conservationists like John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and Gaylord Nelson.
“John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and Gaylord Nelson are all huge inspirations to me, not only for their ardent protection of our environment but also in how they worked across the aisle for common-sense solutions. As a graduate of John Muir Middle School in Wausau, I’m especially proud of this endorsement,” said Katherine Gaulke. “I believe a great community protects the environment and fosters an appreciation for the beauty of nature. My family enjoys boating on Delavan Lake and Geneva Lake. As your Assemblyperson, I will support policies that protect and preserve our lakes, rivers, and waterways. I will vote for bills that protect our water quality.”
Katherine continued, “I am committed to protecting our environment and to responsible use of our resources. For example, Wisconsin is currently facing a DNR warden shortage. DNR wardens play a crucial role in protecting our natural resources, including the many beautiful lakes we have here in Walworth County. As your representative, I'll fight for a fully funded DNR, staffed with adequate numbers of wardens and scientists, to ensure District 32 is a place everyone is safe to enjoy our public lands. I will also advocate for an independent DNR, led by someone with extensive experience in natural resources.
“Former Wisconsin DNR Secretary George Meyer has said Wisconsin is regressing on water quality. That’s unacceptable - we can't let what happened in Flint or what is happening in Florida happen in Wisconsin. Clean water is not an infinite resource. I will do everything I can to ensure we have safe and clean water for drinking, bathing, swimming and fishing.”
Katherine added, “We only have one earth. We must protect it. I’m honored to have the endorsement of the John Muir Chapter of the Sierra Club, and as your voice in Madison, look forward to championing legislation that will restore our great state’s historic and progressive environmental standards.”