Disclosure of Dark Money

Every election season Wisconsinites are subjected to unrelenting negative campaign communications masquerading as "issue advocacy." While clearly intended to influence our vote, the groups behind these "phony" issue ads avoid telling us exactly who is paying for them.

We believe Wisconsin citizens have the right to know who is behind all of this spending.

Common Cause Wisconsin has led the effort to get a bipartisan electioneering disclosure measures introduced in the Legislature in the past -- and will continue pushing to shed light on all of the dark money flowing into Wisconsin politics.

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"As my mother used to say, 'you're judged by the company you keep.'" That's how Kevin Kennedy explained ethics in elections. On February 28, 2017, the former head of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board met with members of...

WISCONSIN Former GAB head Kevin Kennedy talks about ethics
March 1, 2017

In the upcoming statewide election for Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Evers is facing a challenge from John Humphries, an administrator with the Dodgeville School District and Dr. Lowell Holtz, who has experience as a school...

John Humphries: Schooled by Team Walker, Betsy DeVos and ALEC
Mary Bottari, PR Watch, February 17, 2017

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