Evers meets with student supporters in Madison

MADISON, Wis. — With six weeks left before the Nov. 8 general election, Gov. Tony Evers met with student supporters in downtown Madison Tuesday evening to urge them to show up at the polls.

During the event at Colectivo Coffee on State Street, the first-term Democratic governor talked about issues he said are at stake when voters cast their ballots this fall, including women’s rights, marijuana legalization and the ability to appoint UW System regents.

“If we don’t win this race, it will change the face of the UW System, all of the campuses that we’re talking about,” he warned. “It certainly will be an issue around reproductive rights, you will not be seeing anyone working towards the legalization of marijuana, but most importantly, your lives as students going to a top-class, world-class university will change.”

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The governor also took aim at his Republican challenger Tim Michels’ stances on education and abortion rights.