Today's the Day to Give

In this update: 1. Honoring #GivingTuesday 2. Let the people decide on redistricting 3. SEC backs away from political spending disclosure Today’s the Day to Give

Email date: 12/3/13

In this update:
1. Honoring #GivingTuesday
2. Let the people decide on redistricting
3. SEC backs away from political spending disclosure

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Honoring #GivingTuesday
Today is #GivingTuesday, the brainchild of an international effort to encourage charitable giving during the holiday season. Since its inception last year, #GivingTuesday has become a major online movement inspiring millions to contribute to nonprofits and charities worldwide. It is a special call to action that sets aside a day to celebrate giving and prove that more can be done with wallets than just shop.

Please participate in #GivingTuesday by making a tax-deductible donation to the Democracy Campaign by midnight tonight.

Your gift will help us carry on our efforts to shine light on the money in state politics and work for government of, by and for the many, not the money.

If our mission is important to you, join the global giving movement by sending your gift today. And then let family and friends know about the action you’ve taken on Facebook, Twitter and other social media using the hashtag #GivingTuesday.

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Let the people decide on redistricting
At a Capitol press conference today, a group of freshmen legislators announced plans to introduce a resolution calling for a statewide referendum in November 2014 on whether Wisconsin should adopt a nonpartisan approach to congressional and state legislative redistricting. The Democracy Campaign wholeheartedly supports holding a statewide vote and letting the people of Wisconsin have a say on how redistricting should be handled.

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SEC backs away from corporate political spending disclosure
WDC joined with dozens of citizen advocacy organizations, mutual funds and other investor groups in issuing a statement today taking the federal Securities and Exchange Commission to task for backing away from a prior commitment to move ahead with rulemaking to require corporations to publicly disclose their political spending.

The SEC has received a record number of comments from shareholders, investment funds and members of the public demanding disclosure of corporate political spending, making this the most widely supported and strongly demanded rulemaking in the agency’s history. Today’s joint statement calls on the SEC to reverse its decision and go forward with the rulemaking.