THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Wisconsin

MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY

Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.

Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:

VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.org for WISCONSIN

VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters.  Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!

VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN WISCONSIN

An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.

LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN WISCONSIN

A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.

LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN WISCONSIN

Twenty-four states, including Wisconsin, do not feature a process for citizen-led ballot initiatives. This means that a state legislator must sponsor a bill in order for it to be voted on to become law. This requires you to be in relationship with your state legislatures.  Some tactics used in these states to pressure on them to act are community powered lobbying, marching, and nonviolent civil disobedience.  LEARN MORE!

Wisconsin DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!

Learn more about H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.

Urgent Action

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN & CONGRESS MUST ENACT DEMOCRACY REFORM!

Urge the new Congress to pass the For the People Act (H.R. 1) a once-in-a-generation package of proven democracy reforms. Log your call and Add your name to demand that Congress makes a bold show of support for our democracy — and passes the For the People Act.

 

HELP STOP DISINFORMATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

Do your part for our democracy today. If you spot any misleading or deceptive posts about voting or democracy reforms on social media report them to the Common Cause Social Media Monitoring team!

 

Success Stories

Campaign to Overturn Citizens United Keeps Racking Up Wins

Seventeen communities voted on April 7, by overwhelming margins, in favor of resolutions supporting a constitutional amendment stating that only human beings—not corporations—have constitutional rights and that money is not a form of speech and, therefore, limits on political contributions do not violate the First Amendment.

 

 

The Battle Against Partisan Gerrymandering in Wisconsin Progresses This Summer

In the face of a Supreme Court defeat, this article details some of the smaller, more grassroots effort to end gerrymandering in Wyoming

 

Outlaw Dirty Money

Momentum continues to build for the “Outlaw Dirty Money” (ODM) initiative as the campaign announced that it had passed the 200,000 signature mark in its quest to crack down on dark money –  one of the most the most corruptive influences in politics today.  With more than four and a half months left until the July 3rd signature deadline, the initiative is well on pace to qualify for the November 2020 ballot.