Candidates Leave Voters Guessing

In this update: 1. Most candidates refuse to answer democracy reform questionnaire 2. Latest PAC contributions available online Candidates Leave Voters Guessing

Email date: 8/14/08

In this update:
1. Most candidates refuse to answer democracy reform questionnaire
2. Latest PAC contributions available online

The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Common Cause in Wisconsin and the Democracy Campaign today released responses to the survey the three groups sent to all state legislative candidates. Go here for more on the questionnaire and the candidates’ answers.

There are three things to do with this information:

1. Share it with others in your community. Forward the voter guide to people in your e-mail address book. And print it out and share it with people in your area who may not have Interet access.

2. Let those who answered the questions know you appreciate their candor and let those who did not respond know you noticed their failure and are disappointed in the disrespect they are showing voters.

3. Ask the questions at upcoming candidate debates and other community forums where the candidates are appearing.

Most candidates - and especially current office holders - refused to take a public stand on the reform issues, but the incumbents have a voting record they can’t escape. Candidate responses to the questions we asked are one way to evaluate them on reform issues. Our democracy reform scorecard showing who worked for reform and who didn’t in the last legislative session is another tool voters can use to evaluate candidates.