Email date: 7/17/14
In this update:
1. Honest politician woos Kentucky voters
2. Claim that John Doe investigation is “legally baseless” crumbles
3. Coming to a theater near you
4. Why you should support the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
Claim that John Doe investigation is “legally baseless” crumbles
Once the investigation into possible illegal campaign activity involving Governor Scott Walker and groups supporting him became public knowledge, the governor and his allies cooked up a legal theory that what they were doing is perfectly legal. Their defense is seriously undercut by the revelation that Senate Republicans went to work on crafting legislation to legalize the activities under investigation a matter of weeks after the first subpoenas were issued in the case.
And, as a lawyer for the Center for Media and Democracy spells out in painstaking detail in the state’s largest newspaper, neither Walker nor the political groups working for his reelection can plausibly argue they were unaware that legal authorities from the state attorney general to the U.S. Supreme Court clearly established that coordination of election activities by candidates and interest groups is illegal.
Coming to a theater near you
After two-week runs in both Milwaukee and Madison, the documentary film Citizen Koch now is screening elsewhere in the state thanks to efforts by community groups to organize one-night-only showings. The movie was recently seen by audiences in Racine and Appleton, and local groups are now working to bring it to La Crosse and Eau Claire.
If you live in either the La Crosse or Eau Claire areas, here is your chance to see this controversial film. If enough tickets are sold to get the movie shown, Democracy Campaign director Mike McCabe has agreed to attend both screenings and participate in post-film discussions. Follow the links to get your tickets. Efforts to bring Citizen Koch to Wausau and Ripon are also in the works.
One thing the movie does not address is what the billionaire brothers are doing to exert influence over the nation’s schools.