WDC Testimony on Assembly Bill 225

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign testimony before the Senate Committee on Elections and Urban Affairs on Assembly Bill 255, proposal to double the legal size of political contributions in Wisconsin.

Old Boys' Club Rules Top Contributor Ranks

Women have long been on the short end of a gender pay gap with men – they now earn about 77 cents for every dollar paid to a guy – but the breach is even greater among high-end campaign contributors where women donate only about 25 cents for every $1 doled out by men.

WDC Calls On GAB to Enforce Disclosure Rule in Special Election

n a letter to state Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign urged the agency to enforce a three-year-old campaign finance disclosure rule in the case of interest group advertising being aired in a special election contest in a Milwaukee-area state Assembly district.

WDC Testimony on Assembly Bill 378

Testimony against an anti-disclosure bill delivered by WDC Executive Director Mike McCabe at a hearing held on October 29, 2013.

35 Groups Rally To Put 'R' Back in 'Free Speech'

With the U.S. Supreme Court hearing oral arguments today in a case, McCutcheon v. FEC, that could result in the invalidation of a key federal law limiting campaign contributions, the Money Out, Voters In coalition called for actions to rein in big money in political campaigns at a noon rally at the State Capitol.

WDC Testimony on Senate Bill 282

SB 282 would do two things, both of which are dangerous and destructive to the public interest. First, this legislation would blind the public to the financial interests of most campaign donors. Current law requires the disclosure of both the occupation and employer of any donor giving more than $100. SB 282 requires disclosure of only the occupation of donors giving over $500.

Walker's Whales

Seventy-eight individuals and couples mostly from outside Wisconsin contributed nearly $1 million to legislative and statewide officeholders and candidates during the first six months of 2013, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review found.

Check-Bundling Cloaks Special Interest Sway

Large individual contributions funneled to legislators through check-bundling outfits that hide the real clout of special interest campaign contributions from the public hit a record $3.7 million in 2011 and 2012, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review found.

Coalition Urges Senate to Reject 'More Big Money in Politics' Bill

A statewide coalition of 15 citizen and public interest organizations including the Democracy Campaign is calling on the state Senate to reject Assembly Bill 225, a measure that would double campaign contributions limits in Wisconsin and allow big money to further drown out the voices of state voters.

GOP Majority Is Special Interest Cash Magnet - Legislators Listed Alphabetically

Fundraising and cash on hand. Legislators listed alphabetically by last name.
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