American Federation of Teachers local 212
“As a Justice, Tim Burns will look out for all Wisconsinites, regardless of race, geographic region or income level. He will strive to ensure that the Wisconsin Supreme Court is unbiased in its proceedings and that the Court works for the betterment of students, their school districts and communities, and working families across Wisconsin.” -- David Weingrod, COPE Chair
“Tim’s working-class background makes him a champion for all of Wisconsin’s working families,” Our Revolution president Nina Turner stated in a news release.
Turner added, “On the Supreme Court, he’ll fight for everyone no matter what their race, religion, education, or creed. He will protect voting rights, workers’ rights, the environment, and level the playing field for small businesses. Right now there are people who are fighting to take away our most valued right–the right to vote. The greatest equalizer we have in this country is the right to vote. If we want better policies, we need better elected officials and that starts at the ballot box–and for Wisconsin voters that starts with electing Tim Burns to the Supreme Court.”
congressman mark pocan
"Our courts help shape our economy and political system, and Wisconsin needs a Supreme Court Justice who will bring change to our state’s highest court. As a Justice, Tim Burns will be a champion of progressive values. He will fight to ensure our courts work for all Wisconsinites, regardless of race or income level and he will not just be another rubber stamp for Scott Walker’s agenda."
"From free speech to our right to privacy to protecting natural resources, the Wisconsin Supreme Court hears and decides the most important legal issues. Tim Burns has the backbone, the integrity, and the courage a Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice must have. He will be a strong addition to our Court."
"Tim Burns understands how important it is for the people of this state to have confidence in their judiciary. That it will serve its role as a check on the elected branches, to make sure that the rights of every citizen are not at risk, just because a particular interest group or political party holds power in executive branch or the legislature."
Judge Paul Higginbotham
"Tim will make an outstanding Supreme Court Justice. Tim has a proven record as an attorney who has worked hard for fairness and equal justice. We can count on Tim to be an independent Justice and not beholden to the highest bidder."
Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D.
"Recently, our state’s Supreme Court has been protecting high-dollar special interests instead of our traditional Wisconsin values. I trust Tim to protect our right to vote, our right to ask for a raise collectively and the right for every woman to determine her most intimate healthcare decisions without government interference."
judge joanne kloppenburg
"Tim is an outstanding attorney whose expertise in complex areas of the law has earned him widespread recognition as one of the best lawyers in the nation. Tim's intellect, his deep understanding of legal issues, and his love of the law make him exceptionally well suited to service on the Wisconsin Supreme Court."
Our wisconsin revolution
“Tim Burns is running for this important position to make sure that the judicial system and especially the highest court in the state is acting to ensure a level playing field for everyone and not corporate interests. This focus aligns with the values OWR is fighting for in Wisconsin. Our members know Tim will bring an experienced, authentic voice of reason to the Supreme Court, a voice that sides with the people of this state. We are eager to mobilize 6,000 members across the state in support of Tim through the Primary and General Election in April.” -- Sarah Lloyd, OWR Co-Chair.
senator jennifer shilling
"As a nationally recognized attorney, Tim fights to hold huge insurance companies accountable. He sticks up for their policy holders. But he thinks he can do more, and that’s why he’s our best hope to bring change to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. At a time when the courts are currently tilted towards corporations, wealthy organizations, and mega donors, it’s clear that Tim and his values are needed to stand up for all of us."
"As a lawyer, occasionally I have mused whether I want a judge who is smart but cold and inhumane, or one who is not as bright but is compassionate and understands the struggles that real people have. Sometimes, that seems like the depressing range of possibilities. With Tim, though, we can have both. He is smart, humane, and very much connected to the difficulties that almost all people face."
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