Thursday, August 10, 2017

What College & University Students Can Do NOW to Be Ready to Vote in Wisconsin

For Release: Thursday - August 10, 2017

With just a few short weeks before students return to their public universities and private colleges in the state, this is a good time for them to make sure they are ready to vote in Wisconsin.

Remember, everyone needs a specific type of photo ID to vote in Wisconsin.

The next opportunity to cast a ballot is approaching sooner than you might think.

Wisconsin's Spring Primary is on February 20, 2018 – followed by the Spring Election on April 3, 2018 – when we will choose a new State Supreme Court Justice, two Court of Appeals Judges, and Circuit Court Judges.

If you value the integrity of our state's judicial system, mark your calendar with these two important dates, and then get ready to vote now so you're not scrambling later.

The Spring judicial elections will be followed soon by elections for Governor of Wisconsin, the State Legislature, U.S. Senator, and members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Go to our webpage now:

Three Things College Students Need to Do To Vote in Wisconsin

Students will find straightforward information on registering to vote and voter photo ID. If students have a Wisconsin driver's license or Department of Transportation-issued Wisconsin ID card, then they already have an ID acceptable for voting. But, if they don't have one of these forms of ID, we provide information on alternative IDs for voting, including if the standard student ID at their school can be used to vote – and if it cannot be used at the polls, how and where to get an acceptable school-issued "voter ID" if their school offers one.

We will continually update this resource as new information is received or changes. So please check back often. And share this link widely with anyone you know who is attending a college, university or technical school in Wisconsin!

Get this done now, so you won't have to worry about it later.

Sandra Miller
Director of Information Services & Outreach

Common Cause in Wisconsin
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Madison, WI 53703

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tim Cullen Assumes Chairmanship of Common Cause in Wisconsin

For Release: Tuesday - August 1, 2017

Former State Senator Tim Cullen of Janesville, formally assumed the duties of Chair of the State Governing Board of Common Cause in Wisconsin (CC/WI) today. CC/WI is the state's largest non-partisan citizens political reform organization with more than 6,000 members and activists throughout the state.

"This is a dark and deeply troubling period in Wisconsin's long, proud history with the power of organized, outside special interest and millionaire money never greater, voter suppression never more evident, and hyper-partisan gerrymandering of our state legislative districts never more deliberate," said Cullen, a Democrat, who served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1975 to 1987 (Majority Leader, 1982-87) and then again from 2011-2015.

"We are re-committing our reform work to unite Wisconsinites of all political views towards the re-establishment of open, accountable and transparent state government and clean politics, and to rebuilding a state where the concerns of real citizens trump the power of monied interests and vicious, polarizing partisanship.

"Wisconsin was, not long ago, a model that every other state wanted to emulate. No longer. We need to get back there," Cullen added.

Cullen served as the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services in 1987-88, an appointment of former Republican Governor Tommy G. Thompson. Currently he co-chairs the Wisconsin Fair Elections Project, with former Republican State Senator Dale Schultz, with whom he frequently travels and speaks about the need to end partisan gerrymandering.

Common Cause in Wisconsin was founded in 1972 and the CC/WI State Governing Board was most recently chaired by Bill Kraus, a former Republican strategist and advisor to Governors Lee Dreyfuss and Warren Knowles. Other recent co-chairs include former Democratic State Representatives Maxine Hough and Mary Lou Munts.


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