Monday, February 23, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
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.
Read the entire article here
Could this lead to the further politicalization of our judicial branch in WI?
Friday, February 13, 2009
This would be a great opportunity for questions and comments about campaign finance reform. Let's let Gordon know that we want him to push for clean elections in Wisconsin!
Also, remember to vote in the primary Tuesday, Feb. 17.
County Executive Candidates:
Mark Harris (Inc.)
John Daggett (did not provide contact information)
Oshkosh Common Council Candidates:
Click here to find out where to vote
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
“If elected, I pledge to make elections fair by supporting a system of public financing for qualified candidates who agree to strict spending limits and take only small donations.”
See the list (find your Rep here!)
Wisconsin Congress members who support clean elections:
Sen. Russ Feingold
Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Appleton)
Rep. Ron Kind (D-LaCrosse)
Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison)
Notice that our own rep, Tom Petri, is not on that list.
Monday, February 9, 2009
With some important local elections and the state Supreme Court race coming up, we'll be talking about how money in politics affect different issues.
Friday, February 6, 2009
As of right now, there have been no comments on the online version by readers, which could mean one of two things:
1) No one is reading it
2) People are reading it, but they agree (they only usually post if they're angry at the content)
Let's hope it's #2!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
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.