Mary Burke attends women’s leadership discussion in La Crosse

Burke's priorities remain jobs and women's equality

The Democrat looking to unseat Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was in La Crosse Friday.

Mary Burke attended a woman’s leadership round table discussion. She said her priority if elected continues to be jobs and making sure women are treated equally.

“These are serious issues that we face in Wisconsin in terms of the policies that Governor Walker has enacted that have hurt women, and whether it is repealing our equal pay protections, whether it’s politicians in Madison messing with women’s healthcare choices, these are serious issues,” said Burke.

Governor Scott Walker’s campaign cites a Wisconsin “Politi-fact” article saying equal pay protections for women have been in place since 1982 as part of the “Fair Employment Act.”

Polls have continued to show the two candidates in a dead heat.