March 10, 2020
This is a liberal social justice group based in San Francisco, Calif., that is closely associated with the Tides Foundation, which was created in the mid-1970s. Tides’ advocacy includes human rights, immigration, labor, health, and environmental issues. This is the first time this group has been involved in a Wisconsin state election.
The group filed late paperwork with the state in early March showing it had spent over $6,400 on brochures and other electioneering activities to support Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Ed Fallone. Fallone, who was one of three candidates for a seat on the high court, was eliminated in the Feb. 18 spring primary.
Incumbent Justice Dan Kelly and Dane County Circuit Court Judge Jill Karofsky were the top two finishers in the primary race and will be on the April 7 spring election ballot.
This organization is an unregistered independent expenditure committee that is required to report any such spending done within 60 days of a primary or an election to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission per Chapter 11, Subchapter X of Wisconsin Statutes.