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Wis Democracy Campaign - Outside Money Already Breaks Record! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Friday, 21 October 2022 10:06

MADISON - Even though there’s more than two weeks before the election, the outside spending has already broken a record, as you probably guessed by all the mud that’s been hitting your screens.

Here’s what we posted on it:

money-2022-wdcExpress Advocacy Groups Break Spending Record Weeks Before the Election

And if you’re interested in how much each candidate has raised or has on hand, just click here:

Campaign 2022: Campaign finance activity in the 2022 fall elections

I also wanted to let you know that my colleague Carlene Bechen, the organizing director for the Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition, is helping to organize a press conference for National Vote Early Day, next Friday, Oct. 28.

vote-early-2022-wdcYou’re invited to attend to help celebrate. It’s at 9:00 a.m. at the Madison Municipal Building, 215 MLK Blvd, in Madison. The emcee is Earnestine Moss from the League of Women Voters and the NAACP. Speakers include Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway; the Rev. Greg Lewis, president of Souls to the Polls; Debra Cronmiller, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin; Greg Jones, president, NAACP of Dane County; Brandi Grayson, executive director, Urban Triage; and Nicholas Ramos, Wisconsin Voter ID Coalition Coordinator for Vote Riders.

And afterwards, if you are an eligible voter that lives in Madison, you are encouraged to vote early.

If you’re in town, I hope to see you there!


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Matt Rothschild
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“Special Interview with Aaron Richardson for State Treasurer” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 14 October 2022 07:57

aaron-richardsonMILWAUKEE - We debrief Thursday night’s final U.S. Senate debate with Robert who attended in person. Next, we bat around the latest MU Law Poll. Does it show a pathway to victory for Mandela within the control of grassroots activists and volunteers? We discuss the significance of the expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike. Is slowing down the economy and spurring layoffs the way to heal the economy? Robert educates us on the We Energies’ rate hike and how their corporate power is hurting low income people of color and sabotaging the transition to clean renewable energy. We encourage listeners to attend a Milwaukee rally against the WE Energies rate hike this Saturday, 10/15, at Noon. We close with a special interview with Citizen Action’s endorsed State Treasurer candidate, Aaron Richardson, to talk about his campaign.

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Wis Democracy Campaign - Bucks Go Vote ad/Jan. 6 Watch Party PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Friday, 07 October 2022 18:46

bucks-wdc-2022MADISON - This week, we started airing a radio ad in Madison, Milwaukee, and Waukesha featuring two Milwaukee Bucks stars – Jrue Holiday and Brook Lopez – who are urging people to register to vote, go out and vote, and defend our freedom to vote. Here’s the text of the ad and links:

Two Bucks Stars Urge Citizens to Vote

And here’s a direct link to a 35-second video of the ad.

Please feel free to share both of these widely, especially to any Bucks fans!

jan6-watchpartyNext Thursday, Oct. 13, is likely the last hearing of the U.S. House Jan. 6th Committee before they release an interim report, and we’re co-hosting a watch party. You’re invited!

It’s at Hawk’s Bar and Grill, 425 State St. in Madison, from noon to 2:00 p.m. Here's also a Facebook event page to share.

I hope to see you there!

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Matt Rothschild
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Last Updated on Saturday, 08 October 2022 15:04
 
Agard Applauds Action on Marijuana Reform PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Melissa Agard Press   
Friday, 07 October 2022 14:13

marijuanaplantshandsWe can begin to right the wrongs of our nation's outdated and inequitable marijuana policy, says Madison Senator.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 October 2022 14:19
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“How to win the 2022 Election” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GBP Staff   
Friday, 07 October 2022 08:09

win-2022MILWAUKEE - We discuss Trump-backed millionaire Tim Michels’ self-dealing flat tax scheme that would further undermine the revenue needed for education, health are, and a climate transition, and force working and middle class folks to pay more while the super rich get yet another tax giveaway. Ron Johnson continues to deny Jan. 6th was an armed insurrection, as Wisconsin Democrats work to make the November Election a referendum on the right to an abortion. Robert tells us the deep history and structural causes of for-profit utility foot dragging on climate change, and a new Sierra Club Report gives Wisconsin utilities D and F grades on clean energy. We close with an interview of Citizen Action North Central Organizing Coop member Don Dunphy, who has been working for two and a half years for our “deep canvass” program following his retirement as the Lincoln County District Attorney. Don tells us why talking to important voters this year is “the most important job of his life” and why it is important our listeners should donate to expand the canvass and volunteer with Citizen Action talking to voters who will decide the election.

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WI Republicans Pass On Opportunity to Restore Reproductive Rights in Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by DGA Press, Christina Amestoy   
Tuesday, 04 October 2022 19:37

women-1849Gov. Evers’ special session would’ve given lawmakers the opportunity to overturn the criminal 1849 abortion ban.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 October 2022 09:52
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Agard on 1849-era criminal abortion ban Special Session PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Melissa Agard Press   
Tuesday, 04 October 2022 08:57

womens-healthRepublican leaders to gavel out special session today without debate, ignoring the will of the people.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 October 2022 09:24
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Agard Commemorates Domestic Violence Awareness Month PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Melissa Agard Press   
Monday, 03 October 2022 09:15

domestic-violenceIntimate partner violence is a real and serious public health crisis. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 October 2022 09:23
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Wis. GOP’s Assault on our Democracy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Friday, 30 September 2022 09:25

us-shame-2022MADISON - A coalition partner of ours at a group called American Oversight asked me to send them a statement about the assault on voting rights here in Wisconsin, so this is what I wrote:

The Wisconsin GOP’s Shameful Two Years

This week, we’ve also been tracking the big money in the governor’s race. Here are our two posts on Evers and Michels:

Evers Raises $4.5M+ in About a Month

Michels Raises $5.4M+ in August Mostly from His Own Pocket

A couple things concern me about these reports. For one thing, should Michels just be able to waltz in and buy the governor’s mansion because he has unlimited personal funds?

And as for Evers, do we really want all those out-of-state donors pouring their big money in? What right do they have to influence who should be governor of Wisconsin when they don’t even live here?

These reports highlight the need for comprehensive campaign finance reform so that each of us gets an equal say in who gets elected.

We’re a long way from that right now.

I hope you have a nice weekend (it’ll be nicer if you don’t watch all the ugly campaign ads on your screens!).


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Matt Rothschild
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“Winning in rural Wisconsin” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Matt Brusky   
Friday, 30 September 2022 09:10

rural-wi-2022We discuss the state of the Democratic Party in rural Wisconsin heading into the critical 2022 election with State Senator Jeff Smith and State Assembly candidate Jayne Swiggum.

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