Email date: 10/8/12
In this update:
1. New polling shows most voters have had their fill of money in politics
2. End Legal Bribery campaign reaching broader audience
3. WDC files brief supporting legal challenge to voter ID law
New polling shows most voters have had their fill of money in politics
As wealthy interests are taking full advantage of the Citizens United decision to flood the 2012 elections with unprecedented sums of money, new polling done in 54 battleground congressional districts across the country that are currently represented by Republicans shows that a large majority of voters are convinced that the political money game is corrupt. While voters on this GOP turf believe it is very important for candidates to come up with a plan to reduce the money in politics, large numbers doubt either party is willing or able to do anything.
This new opinion survey’s findings are pretty much the same as one done this summer. And that showed the same thing as one weeks earlier, which produced results that could have been mistaken for the one before that. That poll reflected the same public disgust with Citizens United and the Super PACs it spawned as one whose results were issued in March.
End Legal Bribery campaign reaching broader audience
A commentary by the directors of the Democracy Campaign and Citizen Action of Wisconsin urging voters to ask candidates for state office about old laws that can’t stop a new form of political bribery was featured in Sunday’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and also in The Capital Times.
WDC files brief supporting legal challenge to voter ID law
Last week the Democracy Campaign filed a 15-page legal brief in a state appeals court to support the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin’s challenge to the state's voter ID law. WDC argues the law imposes restrictions on voting not permitted under the state constitution and amounts to a new form of poll taxation, a practice outlawed during the civil rights era.