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:
- Common Cause Wisconsin
- League of Women Voters of Wisconsin
- One Wisconsin Institute/One Wisconsin Now
- Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
- Wisconsin United to Amend
- Wisconsin Voices
FIND OUT HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN TO VOTE IN WISCONSIN
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.
HOW YOU CAN ADVOCATE FOR SAFE VOTING DURING THE 2020 PANDEMIC
Safe Voting Now is working to make sure no one is disenfranchised by this public health crisis — actively working with state governments and partners to watchdog how any changes will impact voters. Select your state or use the map below to demand Vote-by-Mail in your state!
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.
(Common Cause Wisconsin) 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
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.