Unfinished Business

In this update: 1. A “monument to dysfunction” 2. Feingold and colleagues push for campaign finance law repairs Unfinished Business

Email date: 5/3/10

In this update:
1. A “monument to dysfunction”
2. Feingold and colleagues push for campaign finance law repairs

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A “monument to dysfunction”
As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel made clear in an editorial in Sunday’s paper, the state Legislature started its recently completed 2009-2010 session strong but ended on a decidedly sour note, with important work left undone. The Janesville Gazette focused a recent editorial of its own on one piece of unfinished business in particular, and called on lawmakers to come back and meet in special session to finish what they started. The Democracy Campaign seconds that motion.

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Feingold and colleagues push for campaign finance law repairs
While state legislators decided to pack up and head to the campaign trail, members of Congress are still working on a number of important issues, including the development of a forceful legislative response to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision overturning more than a century of settled law and several previous high court rulings to allow unlimited corporate spending on elections. Last week, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators including Wisconsin’s own Russ Feingold put forward the latest proposal to repair some of the damage.

Contact your representatives in Congress to let them know you want them to push back against the U.S. Supreme Court on election financing. And while you are at it, take a few minutes to let them know of your support for the Fair Elections Now Act creating publicly financed congressional elections.