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Voting & Elections 11.25.2019

CC/WI Urges UW Regents to Adopt Uniform Student Photo IDs Compliant with Voter ID Law for All Institutions

The State Governing Board of Common Cause in Wisconsin, the state's largest non-partisan political reform advocacy organization with 7,000 members and supporters, sent a letter to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents urging adoption of uniform student photo IDs compliant with the state's voter ID law.

08.21.2019

What College Students in Wisconsin Can Do NOW to be Ready to Vote in 2020

Important information for college students in Wisconsin: take steps now so you can make your voice heard at the ballot box in 2020.

Voting & Elections 04.4.2018

The American Prospect: "Wisconsin’s Scott Walker Versus the Blue Wave" by Mark Ossolinski

“It’s transparent. This was a power play,” Jay Heck, executive director of Common Cause Wisconsin, told the Prospect. “Everyone knew what was going on.”

Voting & Elections 03.29.2018

Urban Milwaukee: "Not doing special elections hasn’t saved money, it’s actually cost taxpayers. A lot. " by Bruce Murphy

As Jay Heck of the nonpartisan Common Cause of Wisconsin noted to Urban Milwaukee, “Walker feared that a special election held in the 1st State Senate District and the 42nd Assembly would have produced Democratic victories which, in turn, would bode ill for his own re-election prospects.”

Voting & Elections 02.26.2018

Mother Jones: "Wisconsin Democrats Sue to Force Scott Walker to Hold Constitutionally Required Elections" by Ari Berman

In the legislative session this year, Republicans voted to oust the heads of the state’s ethics and elections commissions, who helped lead an investigation into Walker’s fundraising from corporate interests. The executive director of Common Cause Wisconsin told HuffPost it was “one of the most grotesque abuses of power that has occurred in Wisconsin in its history.”

Voting & Elections 05.18.2017

CC/WI Calls for Removal of Restrictions on College Student ID as Voter ID

As a result of Wisconsin's strict voter ID law, college students are treated differently, facing unnecessary barriers to voting. This deliberate disenfranchisement is wrong and must be addressed; we should be encouraging civic participation by young voters, not preventing it.

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