Under the Veil

In this update: 1. Thinly veiled is how they like it 2. 'Citizen Koch' opening in Wisconsin theaters this week 3. TV documentary examines mining standoff 4. Bill calls for lifetime ban on lobbying for lawmakers Under the Veil

Email date: 6/10/14

In this update:
1. Thinly veiled is how they like it
2. ‘Citizen Koch’ opening in Wisconsin theaters this week
3. TV documentary examines mining standoff
4. Bill calls for lifetime ban on lobbying for lawmakers

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Thinly veiled is how they like it
You might not think the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch could possibly have anything in common with the glamorous pop star Rihanna. But they do.

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‘Citizen Koch’ opening in Wisconsin theaters this week
Speaking of the Koch brothers, the documentary film that lifts the veil opened in New York last weekend and will open in theaters in Wisconsin and elsewhere this weekend. The show in Racine at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday is being presented by the local group Community for Change and proceeds will benefit the Democracy Campaign. WDC is presenting the screening in Madison this coming Sunday at 7 p.m. and will benefit from ticket sales for that show as well. Democracy Campaign director Mike McCabe will be on hand at both shows to participate in discussions after the film. Mike will be joined by Academy Award-nominated director Tia Lessin for the Q&A after Sunday's show in Madison. The movie also is opening in Milwaukee this weekend.

Those wanting to see the film in other parts of the state can organize a screening using tugg.com.

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TV documentary examines mining standoff
An investigative report about the ongoing dispute over mining in Wisconsin premieres on Saturday on the Al Jazeera America network. Democracy Campaign staffers were interviewed extensively for the project and supplied research cited in the report.

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Bill calls for lifetime ban on lobbying for lawmakers
Federal legislation has been proposed to prevent members of Congress from becoming lobbyists when they leave office. The idea will run into stiff resistance on Capitol Hill, where service in elected office has become nothing short of a K Street apprenticeship. But it's an idea whose time has definitely come, and the need is just as great at the state level in Wisconsin where the revolving door is spinning like a top.