Email date: 9/4/14
In this update:
1. 28th Amendment National Roadshow comes to Wisconsin Saturday
2. Fighting Bob Fest returns to Baraboo September 13
3. “Blue Jeans in High Places” starting conversations
4. New York Times vents over laundered mining company donation
28th Amendment National Roadshow comes to Wisconsin Saturday
The Democracy Campaign is sponsoring the 28th Amendment National Roadshow’s stop in Wisconsin this Saturday. This leg of the traveling show devoted to highlighting the need to overturn the infamous 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC will be held on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The event feature a lineup of excellent speakers including WDC director Mike McCabe and culminates with a screening of the documentary film “Pay 2 Play.”
Fighting Bob Fest returns to Baraboo September 13
Mark your calendars for the 13th annual Fighting Bob Fest at the Sauk County Fairgrounds in Baraboo on Saturday, September 13. The Democracy Campaign will have an informational booth at the festival and Mike McCabe will be speaking from the main stage in the afternoon. In the morning, Mike will be speaking to the Madison Civics Club before heading for Baraboo.
“Blue Jeans in High Places” starting conversations
Mike McCabe will be on WKOW-TV 27’s “Capitol City Sunday” show this weekend talking about his book Blue Jeans in High Places: The Coming Makeover of American Politics. He also is taping an interview with the public affairs TV network WisconsinEye for the state-level equivalent of C-SPAN’s “Wisconsin in Words” program. A review of the book appeared in the print and online editions of The Capital Times this week and WXPR Radio in Rhinelander aired a story about it. Mike had earlier spent an hour discussing the book on Wisconsin Public Radio.
New York Times vents over laundered mining company donation
The revelation that mining giant Gogebic Taconite surreptitiously funneled $700,000 through the right-wing group Wisconsin Club for Growth to aid Governor Scott Walker’s reelection prospects has caused quite a stir in Wisconsin. The transaction also sent shockwaves outside the state’s borders. In an sharply worded editorial published this past weekend, The New York Times wrote: “Unlimited secret donations pervert American politics, at the state and national levels. They inevitably produce the appearance (and often the reality) of favoritism and corruption, and, in this case, their toxic residue will literally flow into the clean waters of northern Wisconsin.”