One Week from Today

In this update: 1. How to help make next Tuesday’s march a success 2. New polls show widespread opposition to Supreme Court decision, hunger for reform 3. The truth about those “bank bailout” ads 4. Hard times for the Wisconsin Idea One Week from Today

Email date: 2/9/10

In this update:
1. How to help make next Tuesday’s march a success
2. New polls show widespread opposition to Supreme Court decision, hunger for reform
3. The truth about those “bank bailout” ads
4. Hard times for the Wisconsin Idea

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How to help make next Tuesday’s march a success
The March to Overrule the Court at the Capitol is a week from today. Here are five ways you can help make sure our elected representatives are sent a resounding message about the need for a forceful legislative response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s assault on our democracy.

1. Invite Facebook friends to take part in the march. Send them this link and urge them to spread the word to others.

2. Send an e-mail to 10 or more friends who aren’t on Facebook.

3. Start a phone tree to spread the word in your neighborhood.

4. Organize a carpool for the 16th.

5. Circulate the Citizens United Against Citizens United petition within your online community.

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New polls show widespread opposition to Supreme Court ruling When we march next Tuesday, we will be giving voice to a clear majority of citizens deeply troubled by the Supreme Court’s ruling on election financing in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. One new poll shows public opposition to the court’s action cuts across party lines and also indicates strong support for reform, even showing that voters say they will reward backers of bold campaign reforms. Which makes one wonder who among the current batch of office holders will get a clue and pull their fat from the fire.

Another new poll reflects similarly strong opposition to the Supreme Court’s ruling and shows three out of four people favor legislation putting new limits on campaign spending.

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The truth about those “bank bailout” ads If you've watched any TV in recent days you surely have seen an alarmist new ad sponsored by a group called the Committee for Truth in Politics. Turns out there’s not a whole lot of truth in the committee’s politics. FactCheck.org provides some good information.

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Hard times for the Wisconsin Idea The Wisconsin Idea ain’t what it used to be. What used to be the guiding philosophy and defining characteristic of the University of Wisconsin has pretty much fallen by the wayside. That’s the subject of our latest Big Money Blog.