Statements about Civil Rights

The National Rifle Association was "founded by religious leaders who wanted to protect freed slaves from the Ku Klux Klan."

Says Abraham Lincoln supported an agreement that allowed slavery in New Mexico "and a law to return runaway slaves to their owners."

The Wisconsin law repealed by Republicans, which allowed discriminated workers to sue in state court, "was kind of a gravy train" for lawyers.

Says Wisconsin women facing pay discrimination can't "do something about it" under bill passed by Republicans.

Says Wisconsin Assembly Republicans voted to repeal a law that ensures "that women cannot get paid less than a man for doing the same job."

Under a Wisconsin bill, "minor offenses such as violating pet leash laws, seat belt laws, parking infractions, etc., would now be arrestable offenses."

Wisconsin bill "grants drug companies and medical device manufacturers immunity from injuries and deaths caused by their products."

Milwaukee is "the most segregated city in America."

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