Email date: 4/3/14
In this update:
1. People go one way, Supreme Court goes another
2. Changing of the guard coming to WDC at year’s end
People go one way, Supreme Court goes another
On Tuesday voters in 13 Wisconsin communities were asked if they support amending the U.S. Constitution to limit money in politics and reverse the effects of the infamous Citizens United decision and related rulings. In every one of the communities, voters sent a resounding message that there is too much money in politics and a constitutional amendment is needed to rein it in.
The vote margins were lopsided across the state as voters answered “yes” to the referendum questions. Here are the percentages of yes votes.
De Forest 70%
Lake Mills 73%
Whitefish Bay 65%
Then yesterday the Supreme Court decided there is not enough money in politics, and wealthy donors should be able to give even more than the $123,200 they had been able to give under federal campaign contribution limits. This ruling benefits 0.000003% of the population – a grand total of 1,219 donors nationally reached the limit in the 2012 election cycle – including wealthy Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon, who mounted the legal challenge to the limit.
Changing of the guard coming to WDC at year’s end
Mike McCabe will be stepping aside as the Democracy Campaign’s director at the end of 2014. Read more. . .