Hijacking Special Elections and Recall 2011 - Information on Citizen Action of Wisconsin Inc.

Hijacking Special Elections and Recall 2011

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Inc.

Posted: July 7, 2011
Updated: January 13, 2014


This organization describes itself as a broad "progressive coalition" working for "social, economic and environmental justice," and whose "partners include the state's leading labor, senior citizen, environmental, community, interfaith, women's, family farm, teacher's, and civil rights organizations and Native American tribes."

Citizen Action originally filed an oath an oath of independent disbursements to support Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) against Republican callenger David VanderLeest in the July 12 recall. On July 14 Citizen Action filed an additional oath in support of Representative Sandy Pasch's (D-Whitefish Bay) challenge to Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) in the August 9 recall. On August 1 Citizen Action filed an oath indicating it intended to expand its scope of action to include all the remaining recall elections except for the 12th Senate District repesented by Senator Jim Holperin in northeast Wisconsin.

Citizen Action reported spending over $90,000 in seven senate races but no spending in the 2nd or 12th Senate Districts.

Last active election: 2010

This organization is registered with the Government Accountability Board following the January 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC as a corporation making independent disbursements.