July 10, 2008
The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Fund, Common Cause in Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign are calling on candidates for the Wisconsin Legislature (Assembly and Senate) to state their positions on issues that are central to honest, accountable government. The groups are mailing a questionnaire today to all candidates certified by the Government Accountability Board, with a response deadline of Friday, July 18, 2008.
The questionnaire asks candidates their positions on specific reforms designed to reduce the influence of special interests on judicial and other elections and to promote a fair process for drawing legislative district lines following the next census.
“These questions refer to real proposals that have been considered by the Legislature in recent sessions, some more than once and all without a conclusive vote. Meanwhile the cost of judicial campaigns continues to skyrocket, and the 2010 census is coming up. Candidates for the Legislature should be prepared to vote on campaign finance and redistricting, and they should let the voters know where they stand,” said Andrea Kaminski, director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Fund.