Email date: 4/3/09
In this update:
1. TAKE ACTION: Sign the online Impartial Justice petition
2. Latest info on campaign financing of spring elections on wisdc.org
With action on Supreme Court campaign reform legislation likely to start shortly after next Tuesday’s election, the Democracy Campaign’s Judicial Independence Project is continuing to hold town hall meetings on Supreme Court election reform all across the state.
You can add your voice to the chorus calling for an overhaul of how Wisconsin elects its Supreme Court by signing our online petition. After you do, send it along to a few friends and urge them to sign too.
Updated information about the money in the two biggest contests to be decided next Tuesday is available now on wisdc.org. We now have the latest fundraising information for incumbent Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, although it wasn’t easy to get it as a Big Money Blog posted Wednesday describes. We also posted information from the pre-election report filed by her opponent, Judge Randy Koschnick, but with a warning that some of what was reported is clearly fouled up. Outside interest group activity in the high court race is detailed as well.
You also can find information on candidate fundraising in the election for state school superintendent as well as the lowdown on spending by the state teachers union in the race.
Remember to get out and vote on Tuesday.
You can help raise awareness of what’s going on in state elections and make people matter more than money in politics by taking the time to forward this E-Lert to people you know. And you can give our efforts a further boost by making a donation supporting our work. To make a secure online donation, go here. If you prefer to send a check, go here to print out a form you can mail in. Thanks!