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Hijacking Special Elections and Recall 2011

Wisconsin Sierra Club Education Committee

Posted: July 8, 2011
Updated: January 14, 2014

OathSpending

The Sierra Club, a pro-environment membership organization with a major focus on lobbying, has been making independent expenditures since the 1996 election cycle and helped pioneer the use of “issue ads.”

The committee sponsored mail and print advertising campaigns in four of the recall elections held in the summer of 2011 - 8, 14, 22, and 32. The recalls were prompted by Republican Governor Scott Walker's plan, introduced early in 2011, to curtail public employee collective bargaining rights.

Last active election: 2011 Supreme Court