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10,000 Wisconsinites sign petition asking Gov. Evers to remove pride flag from capitol

Madison (WQOW) – Ten thousand Wisconsinites say the pride flag flying over the capitol in Madison is dividing the state and they are asking Governor Evers to take it down.

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According to Wisconsin Family Council, a group of concerned citizens delivered the 10,000 signed petitions to the governor’s office on Tuesday morning.

“When the governor issued his executive order regarding this flag on Friday, June 7, we immediately responded by encouraging people to call the governor’s office and share their opinion on this decision. On Tuesday, June 11, Wisconsin Family Council launched this petition drive to make it easier for people to express their opinion. In just two weeks we have had 10,000 Wisconsin citizens sign the petition calling on the Governor to remove the ‘Rainbow Pride Flag’ from the state capitol. That’s an incredible response,” said Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Council.

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The petition was available online and in printed form.

“Governor Evers said during his campaign and has repeated since he took office, that he wants to unite Wisconsin. Flying this special-interest-group flag over the seat of government belonging to all Wisconsin citizens is anything but unifying. Our state affords Governor Evers many opportunities to find common ground and work together for the benefit of all our citizens,” Appling said.

Governor Evers has not commented on the petition.

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