Tuesday, October 13, 2015

URGENT: WI GOP Fast-tracking Bills to Eviscerate nonpartisan GAB and "Deform" WI Campaign Finance Law

Tuesday October 13, 2015

GOP Legislators Fast-Tracking Measures to
Eviscerate Non-Partisan GAB
Deregulate Campaign Finance Law and
Vastly Increase Secret Money

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) are fast-tracking several seriously damaging, partisan measures this week. One will destroy the non-partisan Government Accountability Board (GAB). Another will deregulate Wisconsin campaign finance law and allow unlimited money – most of it secret – to flood our elections.

The GOP scheduled a joint legislative public hearing for today – publishing the hearing notice just this past Friday night – for this hyper-partisan legislation. Two of the bills will dismantle and "partisanize" the GAB: Assembly Bill 388 and Senate Bill 294. Two other bills will deform campaign finance law by legalizing campaign coordination between candidates and issue advocacy groups, among other things: Assembly Bill 387 and Senate Bill 292.

Here is what you can do to help fight against this blatant assault on democracy:

Call or email your State Senator AND State Representative and demand they oppose all four bills. (If you don't know who your state legislators are, go here.)

Spread this post far and wide. Forward it to your friends and family, share the link on Facebook and Twitter!

To see a recent "debate" about the GOP's proposed changes to the GAB and Wisconsin campaign finance law between Jay Heck and a conservative blogger, go here.

To hear audio on why the campaign finance proposal is a bad idea, go here.

To read more on these issues and why they matter, go here, here, here and here.

Please take action today. Good government in Wisconsin depends on your active participation!


Jay Heck
608/256-2686 (office)
608/512-9363 (cell)

Common Cause in Wisconsin
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Madison, WI  53703

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