Common Cause in Wisconsin (CC/WI) has been the lead organization behind every meaningful political reform in Wisconsin since we were founded here in 1972. We led the way in establishing state election public financing, open meetings laws, open records laws, and lobbying reform, including mandatory online reporting. We also drove the effort to shine light on the Legislative Caucus Scandal a decade ago and in eliminating the partisan caucus staffs, saving Wisconsin taxpayers $4 million a year. CC/WI was instrumental in the establishment of the effective, independent, nonpartisan Government Accountability Board (GAB) in 2007 to replace the ineffective, partisan state election and ethics board. CC/WI also has been leading the statewide effort to enact non-partisan redistricting reform in Wisconsin before the next redistricting process occurs in 2021.
More recently, CC/WI played a lead role in opposing the Wisconsin GOP legislature's hyper-partisan, self-serving, corruption-inducing agenda – an agenda that included dismantling the GAB, “deforming” campaign finance laws, and exempting political crimes from being investigated under the state’s John Doe process.
We were everywhere, every day – fighting against overwhelming odds.
At the forefront of the legislative counter-attack in the Capitol, CC/WI worked with pro-reform legislators, helping to draft alternative, “real” campaign finance reform legislation. At the same time, we were the primary voice in state and national media, denouncing the campaign finance deform and GAB destruction measures.
In 2016, we will continue to fight for real reform and to keep the GOP's hyper-partisan agenda in the public eye so that Wisconsin citizens will have the last word on all of this. To further ensure that the voices of Wisconsinites are heard, we will redouble our efforts to register voters and to get citizens the requisite photo ID we all now need to cast a ballot.
We will never rest until we restore integrity, honesty and transparency to Wisconsin government.
But we can't do all of this alone.
Your contribution – as generous as possible – will help us hold politicians accountable for cleaning up Wisconsin politics and re-instilling fairness and integrity into our elections and into the public policy-making process that follows.
You are welcome to contribute by mailing a check or your credit card payment (Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express). Please right click on and save this form to your computer, then print out the form and make checks or credit card payments payable to: Common Cause in Wisconsin
Checks or credit card payments may be mailed to our office at:
Common Cause in Wisconsin
P.O. Box 2597
152 W. Johnson, #212
Madison, WI 53701-2597
Because we lobby for specific constitutional amendments, laws & regulations to improve state government, gifts to Common Cause in Wisconsin are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions.
You can also call us at 608-256-2686 to make a gift by phone using your credit card. CC/WI can accept donations using your Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express.
Thanks so much for your generous support!