Citizen Vigil Kicks Off at Capitol

In this update: 1. The vigil is on! 2. Editorial: Election funding needs more transparency Citizen Vigil Kicks Off at Capitol

Email date: 2/10/11

In this update:
1. The vigil is on!
2. Editorial: Election funding needs more transparency

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The vigil is on!
About 50 people gathered to kick off the Citizen Vigil for the Greater Good at the Capitol this morning. To read the Democracy Campaign director’s remarks, go here. For some initial media coverage (with audio), go here. Photos are posted on our website and on the vigil’s Facebook page along with regular status updates. Another good way to keep tabs on the vigil is to follow our Twitter feed.

Thank you to all who took time out from their busy schedules to take part in Day 1 of this action. We hope all 50 or so who were there this morning will continue to regularly participate and will be joined by many others. The vigil continues on the next day the Legislature is scheduled to be in session, February 22. To register to participate, go here. If you are uncomfortable with online registration or encounter problems with the sign-up system, just take a look at the calendar of vigil days, pick the days you want to volunteer for and either telephone or e-mail us. We'll take care of signing you up.

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Editorial: Election funding needs more transparency
The report the Democracy Campaign issued earlier this week inspired an editorial in today’s La Crosse Tribune. It begins with this observation: “Wisconsin is clearly open for business when it comes to election spending.”