Hijacking Campaign 2014 - Information on Working America

Hijacking Campaign 2014

Working America

Posted: September 23, 2014
Updated: May 30, 2017


This corporation is used by a Washington D.C.-based group to make independent expenditures to support Democratic candidates in Wisconsin elections.  Working America is affiliated with the national AFL-CIO and appeared on the state political scene during the 2011 spring elections and the summer recall elections involving nine incumbent state senators who were targeted for recall because of their support or opposition to Republican Governor Scott Walker's successful effort to sharply curtail public employee collective bargaining rights.  The group spent about $104,000 in statewide and legislative elections in 2011 and 2012.

The group filed paperwork with the state that showed it might make independent expenditures to oppose incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker and support his Democratic opponent, Mary Burke, in the November 4 general election but never reported any such spending.

Last active election: 2012

This organization is registered with the Government Accountability Board as an independent disbursement committee following the January 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC.