Campaign Finance Reform


Happy Constitution Day!

September 17 is Constitution Day, commemorating the signing of our Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. It’s especially important to celebrate Constitution Day this year because our system of government is being threatened as never before by Donald Trump and his cult-like followers and his enablers in the Republican Party, as Pres. Biden warned us so wisely in his speech on Sept. 2 at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. For the first time in our history, we had a President who refused to abide by a peaceful transfer of power. For the first time in ...

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The Prophetic Words of Plutarch

“The abuse of buying and selling votes crept in and money began to play an important part in determining elections. Later on, this process of corruption spread to the law courts. And then to the army, and finally the Republic was subjected to the rule of emperors.” “An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.” - - Plutarch When first reading this quote, I thought - “This person must be an American describing the current state of our nation!” But Plutarch was not an American. He was a Greek philosopher/historian ...

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Women for Women

Women for Women Wausau Thursday, May 5 at 6 PM The Impact of Dark Money on Our Elections Millions of dollars are being spent in our elections since Citizens United came about. That is there is no longer the requirement to publicly disclose donors. We believe corporations are not people and money does not make free speech. Yet all too often we see the corruptive influence of money in our elections. Dave Svetlik, former editor and publisher of Middle Wisconsin will speak on the lasting effects of dark money in our elections. Nancy Stencil will contribute on the buying ...

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COME TO THE CHAUTAUQUA

Wisconsin United to Amend is hosting the first 21st Century Political Reform Chautauqua – and you are invited. The event begins Saturday, September 7 at 8:30 a.m. and ends on Sunday, September 8 at 2 p.m. It will be held at the Dunn County Historical Society, 1820 Wakanda Street Northeast Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751   This is a statewide event for folks who understand that our Republic is Lost to the big money that controls our elections and a majority of our politicians. We the People have to Restore our Republic from this corrupt, big-money political ...

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There is Hope

What are the legal limits to using corporate money to finance presidential campaigns? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shows the broken campaign finance laws. Watch the video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h810bO-4LIs#action=share

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Corporations Are People?

“This is a crucial time in the fight for corporate civil rights. Just look at the hateful signs at Occupy Wall Street: 'Corporations Are Not People!' Wow, I thought we were past the point in this country where some people aren't people just because they have different color skin or different religion or were born in a lawyer's office, only exist on paper, have no soul and can never die.” Stephen Colbert, comedian “I'll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one”. Robert Reich, economist. We are moving into another election season. We all know ...

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BLUE JEAN NATION REVIVAL

BLUE JEAN NATION REVIVAL SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 NEENAH, WISCONSIN Blue Jean Nation has no interest in holding just another boring political convention with endless speeches. What we’ve got in mind is more like a New England-style town hall meeting – only with a twist inspired by digital-age social media. A “town hall tweeting” you might say, complete with a hearing where everyone who attends is invited to give oral “tweestimony” on how to fix the broken political system in 140 characters or less, with the best statements tweeted out live on Blue Jean ...

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NO DEMOCRACY IN NW WISCONSIN

  In NW Wisconsin we have one party rule. Currently there are no candidates to run against the incumbent Republican in the 7th Congressional District. The voters have no choice. Democracy is dead. Why is this? The primary answer is money. According to the Wausau Daily Herald, the sole democratic candidate for the 7th District dropped out because he needed $1.5 million to have a viable campaign.[1] He had raised only $144,589 to his opponent's $926,000. But the whole electoral process also discourages good candidates. The length of the campaign, the attack ads, ...

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