With Dr. Joan Mandle,
Executive Director of Democracy Matters
Tuesday, April 21 at 6 p.m.
Reeve Union 307
Democracy Matters along with our coalition partners cheers today's introduction of the Congressional Fair Elections Now Act.
Featuring panelists from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, UW-Green Bay, Brown County Bar Association, Wisconsin State Legislature.MONEY IN OUR COURTS:
A Community Forum
Monday, March 30
1660 W Mason Street, Green Bay
The decision might accelerate the state’s trend toward nasty, special-interest fueled, nonpartisan-in-name-only judicial campaigns, said Mike McCabe, of the
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.
We wholeheartedly support the efforts of Common Cause and Wisconsin Democracy Campaign to push for campaign finance reform and encourage our legislators to likewise support clean government measures in Wisconsin. (1/31/09)
Yesterday’s kick-off meeting was a success. We had several people there interested in our cause and have a few more that are willing to help out who couldn’t make it.
For a review, here are some of the things that were discussed at the Feb. 4 meeting:
- The problem of money in politics and how it has an effect on every other political issue we consider important today
- The upcoming Wisconsin State Supreme Court elections – money and fundraising will play a major role in a branch of government that’s supposed to be distanced from politics
- How public financing would work in an election with many candidates
- How can we make the issue of money in politics into the main stream?
We’ll be making voter guides for the upcoming local elections. Lisa will be sending out a survey to the county executive candidates, while Steve will be doing the city council candidates.
The next meeting will be Wed, Feb. 11 @ 4:30 p.m. in Reeve 213.