Hijacking Campaign 2016 - Information on Working America Coalition

Hijacking Campaign 2016

Working America Coalition

Posted: October 18, 2016
Updated: June 5, 2017

Fall: OathSpending

This committee was created by the Washington D.C.-based AFL-CIO to make independent expenditures to support Democratic candidates in Wisconsin elections.

The group spent nearly $6,000 supporting Democrats in seven Assembly and six Senate seats.

Previously, the national AFL-CIO used a similarly named committee called Working America to sponsor its outside electioneering activities in Wisconsin elections. That committee spent over $92,000 to support Democrats during recall and fall elections in 2011 and 2012.

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.