Email date: 3/4/13
In this update:
1. WDC’s work spotlighted on “For the Record” show
2. Money looms over mining debate with Assembly up next
3. What Citizens United ruling has wrought in Wisconsin
WDC’s work spotlighted on “For the Record” show
The Democracy Campaign’s director was the featured guest yesterday on WISC-TV’s public affairs program “For the Record,” talking about the importance of WDC’s work and the funding loss that jeopardizes it. If you weren’t able to watch on Sunday, you can watch the full interview online.
Money looms over mining debate with Assembly up next
A radio story distributed to stations statewide this morning by Public News Service focuses on the role campaign contributions are playing in the debate over controversial mining deregulation legislation, which moves to the Assembly this week after gaining approval in the Senate last week. The story makes mention of disparaging remarks made about the Democracy Campaign during the Senate debate by the assistant Republican leader. What drew his ire was WDC’s analysis of campaign contributions from donors represented by interest groups lobbying both for and against the mining bill.
The latest post on our Big Money Blog addresses a glaring double standard in the criticism of the Democracy Campaign’s research.
What Citizens United ruling has wrought in Wisconsin
In recent days the Chippewa Herald published a guest column by WDC’s director on how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case is playing out in Wisconsin. The commentary starts by describing the ruling’s effect on election spending (there’s a lot more of it) and ends by effectively posing this question: How can politicians represent you when they’re given millions to represent someone else?
We hope you’ll respond to that question by signing our petition to give the people their say on Citizens United.