Who’s Backing Social Justice Warrior Jill Karofsky’s run for the Supreme Court?

Far-Left Groups See Karofsky As an Ally Who Will Push Their Radical Agenda

March 26, 2020

[Madison, WI] – After promising to be a social justice warrior from the bench of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court, the radical Wisconsin Working Families Party recently announced that it is supporting Judge Jill Karofsky’s campaign. 

Despite claiming that she will act as a fair and independent judge, Karofsky is aligning herself with some of the most radical far-left groups in Wisconsin and lying about her supposed judicial independence. As the old adage goes, “a person is known by the company they keep.” In this case, that person is Judge Jill Karofsky and the company she keeps is the quasi-Marxist, union-backed group known as the Working Families Party.

Groups like the Wisconsin Working Families Party are endorsing Karofsky because they see her as an ally that–if elected–will carry out their radical agenda from the bench, and they are right to claim her as their ally. Karofsky has already promised to advocate for social justice issues from the bench, advocated for limiting our Second Amendment rights, and compared getting an abortion to getting one’s wisdom teeth removed. 

According to Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Working Families Party is “the closest thing” to a party that believes in socialism. Born out of an alliance of union leaders and far-left groups like ACORN, the Party was designed to push Democrat officials further to the left and is known for pressuring candidates to take union-friendly stands on issues. This should be no surprise considering that WWFP is backed by big labor unions.  

Major union donors to the WWFP include:

  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  • United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)
  • United Auto Workers (UAW)
  • Communications Workers of America (CWA-COPE)
  • American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

The WWFP is also financed by the We Are Wisconsin Political Fund, a committee created by a coalition of national labor unions to support the recall of Governor Scott Walker. The group has also received millions of dollars from unions and liberal groups like For Our Future — the mega-union super PAC financed by billionaire liberal activist and failed Presidential candidate Tom Steyer. 

The WWFP openly admits that they view their judicial candidates as allies that will push their radical agenda in our judicial system. When WWFP endorsed radical Lisa Neubauer, they said “If Neubauer wins her election, the balance of power on the Court will shift toward more progressive jurists.” WWFP knows that Jill Karofsky will be the same rubber stamp for the far-left on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and joins other labor unions in endorsing her.

The facts are in: Jill Karofsky wants to bring her social justice warrior agenda to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and big labor unions and radical leftist groups want to help her do it. She is blatantly lying to the people of Wisconsin when she claims that she will be an independent voice from the bench, and that is exactly why liberal groups gave Karofsky their stamp of approval.