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:
- ACLU of Wisconsin
- All Voting is Local – Wisconsin
- Common Cause Wisconsin
- League of Women Voters of Wisconsin
- NAACP Wisconsin
- One Wisconsin Institute/One Wisconsin Now
- Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
- Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group
- Wisconsin United to Amend
- Wisconsin Voices
LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN WISCONSIN
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
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
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.
Stops Bills that Threaten Voting Rights!
Tell Governor Evers to remove barriers to the ballot! Add your name now. Ask Governor Evers to ensure our freedom to vote and oppose attempts to limit our say in our democracy.
TELL YOUR SENATORS THE FILIBUSTER MUST END!
Urge your Senators to ensure the filibuster does not stand in the way of passing urgent legislation that strengthens our democracy. We urgently need our government to pass legislation that rises to meet the challenges of this moment.
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