Evers holds roundtables with students at UW System schools as he eyes re-election

WHITEWATER, Wis. — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers met with students and leaders of three UW System schools on Thursday as he seeks a second term.

Evers visited UW-La Crosse and UW-Green Bay Thursday morning and UW-Whitewater in the afternoon, touring parts of each campus and holding roundtable discussions with students. During the discussion in Whitewater, the governor touched on a number of topics, including marijuana legalization and abortion rights.

“I have seven granddaughters,” he said while discussing abortion. “Every one of them and every one of the women in this room became second-class citizens when they made that decision in the U.S. Supreme Court, and we need to do something about that.”

The campus visits came two days after Evers met with student supporters at Colectivo Coffee on State Street in Madison.

Evers and Republican challenger Tim Michels will face off in the general election on Nov. 8.