Strong citizen voice is required to ensure healthy democracy

Strong citizen voice is required to ensure healthy democracy

If it was just state lawmakers proposing yet another package of government reform legislation we’d be a little more skeptical. But the support of respected clean government advocates Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and Common Cause gives a voice to citizens we envisioned in our editorial agenda this year.

In fact, responsible campaign finance regulations and campaign contributions transparency for which Wisconsin was once a respected leader will not return without citizens working together to make it happen.

With a legislative majority and a state Supreme Court that has made open and transparent government secondary to campaign cash a strong citizen voice is required to ensure a healthy democracy.

For now we ask that you urge your local legislator to sign on as a cosponsor of the package before the June 21 deadline. We’ll get back to you on next steps after that.

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