voter suppression

Senator Kathleen Vinehout Statement on the Actions of the Senate:

Linda Kleinschmidt
Chief of Staff
Office of State Senator Kathleen Vinehout
22 South State Capitol - PO Box 7882
Madison, WI  53707-7882
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Senator Kathleen Vinehout Statement on the Actions of the Senate:
“Senate Bill 324 makes absentee voting difficult for both urban and rural people.”
“Many of my constituents and I vote on the weekend or in the evening at our town clerk's kitchen table. Senate Bill 324 makes illegal this practice of setting up an appointment with a town clerk to absentee vote on the weekend or evening.”
“Many people who live in rural areas commute to larger cities for work every day. Many others drive trucks or cover large sales territories and simply cannot be home during the limited voting hours. Still others work several jobs – all of them located away from home.”
“Urban areas will be required to cut back the hours for early voting – including the city of Eau Claire.”
“Wisconsin has a long tradition of making sure people can exercise their fundamental right to vote.  Across this state, people in both urban and rural areas will rightly be angry when they learn early voting will become more difficult.”
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Fro the next couple days you can download  a free copy of Greg Palast's new book, Billionaires and Ballot Bandits.  I've just been reading it, and it is well worth reading, giving a clear picture of how corrupt our voting system has become, and some of the things you can do about it. Highly Recommended.  Think about making a donation to his investigative fund while you're there.

Billboard Funder Revealed

October 29, 2012
Contact: Mike Browne
Phone: (608) 444-3483
Revealed: Joint Investigation by One Wisconsin Now & theGrio Uncovers Anonymous Funder of Voter Suppression Billboards
Milwaukee’s Einhorn Family Foundation, Recipient of Bradley Foundation Money, Confirmed As ‘Private Family Foundation’ Behind Billboards

Madison -- A joint investigation by theGrio news service and One Wisconsin Now has uncovered that Milwaukee’s Einhorn Family Foundation is the “private family foundation” that anonymously funded voter suppression billboards in Wisconsin in September 2010 and again this year. A review of IRS documents also showed Milwaukee’s Bradley Foundation, headed by Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair Michael Grebe, and one of the largest sources for right wing funding in America, gave the Einhorn Family Foundation a $10,000 grant, at the time the 2010 suppression billboards appeared, “to support a public education project.”

One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross said, “This was not an act of free speech, but an expression of racism as despicable as the ‘whites only’ signs of the Jim Crow South. We said we’d find out who was behind this, and we have.”

The New Jim Crow - as Wisconsin goes, so goes the nation

New article in Salon explores how the GOP is trying to extend the new voter-suppression laws in Wisconsin to the rest of the nation.

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