2018 Articles

The Citizen’s United v FEC decision by the Supreme Court opened the floodgates to campaign spending by deep-pocket anonymous donors. The following articles and reports portray the aftermath of this decision:

April 20, 2018: Door Co. Board adopts resolution regarding anonymous funding in election campaigns Green Bay Press Gazette

April 13, 2018: Trump was right that the swamp needs draining. Here’s how to do it. The News Leader

April 12, 2018: Koch Flagship Dark Money Organization Received $48.7 Million Gift During Election Year MapLight

April 11, 2018: Don Foy: Billionaire donors wrecking democracy Tomah Journal

April 10, 2018: Matt Rothschild: More Vote Against Citizens United Urban Milwaukee

April 10, 2018: What If We Didn’t… have endless political campaigns? Mic

April 5, 2018: Matt Rothschild: Nine more victories to celebrate! The Cap Times

April 4, 2018: Nine more Wisconsin communities ‘vote to amend’ in campaign against Citizen United Wisconsin Gazette

April 4, 2018: Big Victories in Wisconsin As Nine More Communities Vote to Amend the U.S. Constitution The Stamp Stampede

April 4, 2018: La Crosse joins movement, overwhelmingly votes to get big money out of politics with Constitutional amendment WIZM Radio La Crosse

April 3, 2018: Why Are Joe Biden and the NRA Endorsing State Judges? The Marshall Project

March 30, 2018: Amendment referendum question puts spotlight on La Crosse on Tuesday WIZM Radio La Crosse

March 29, 2018: Letter to the Editor: Reader wants voice back with referendum Hub City Times Marshfield

March 29, 2018: Citizens United referendum on multiple central Wisconsin ballots WAOW TV Marshfield

March 29, 2018: Advisory referendum: La Crosse voters to weigh in on Citizens United La Crosse Tribune

March 29, 2018: Voters to decide on cash in politics, state treasurer’s office Hudson Star-Observer

March 28, 2018: Citizens United and the NRA: To fix gun laws, we have to fix campaign finance laws first Salon

March 26, 2018: VIDEO: John Nichols on Money In Politics Wisconsin Grassroots Festival

March 25, 2018: Vote YES on the United to Amend referendum Marshfield News Herald

March 21, 2018: Vote yes on McFarland United to Amend referendum McFarland Thistle

March 21, 2018: Plain Talk: Money trail leads to Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce The Cap Times

March 20, 2018: Controversy Swirls as Lawmakers Eye Campaign Finance Changes Roll Call

March 20, 2018: GOP wants to flood politics with dark money using hidden “policy riders” Salon

March 15, 2018: United to Amend referendum on spring ballot McFarland Thistle

March 14, 2018: ‘Vote Yes’ group raises open meetings question Sun Prairie Star

March 9, 2018: Group to host forum on money, politics Jackson County Chronicle

March 8, 2018: Charles Koch Complains About Corporate Influence In Politics In Surprising Op-Ed Huffington Post

March 6, 2018: The Unlimited Cash Campaign Groups Urban Milwaukee

March 5, 2018: ‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie The Atlantic

March 4, 2018: Frances Moore Lappé to share good news of democracy in La Crosse La Crosse Tribune

March 2, 2018: Frances Moore Lappé to share good news of democracy in La Crosse La Crosse Tribune

March 1, 2018: Provisions attached to budget bills could reshape campaign finance laws Washington Post

February 27, 2018: Author of Daring Democracy to speak at Viterbo University Fine Arts Center in La Crosse Wisconsin Gazette

February 27, 2018: The real reason the NRA’s money matters in elections Vox

February 26, 2018: “Workers’ Day of Action” Speech Matt Rothschild via Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

February 21, 2018: Nevada City in favor of ‘We the People Amendment’ regarding campaign financing The Union

February 21, 2018: Learn about United to Amend next month McFarland Thistle

February 17, 2018: The Campaign Finance Loophole That Could Make the Next Russian Attack Perfectly Legal Slate

February 16, 2018: County Board to Consider Citizens United Resolution Door County Pulse

February 15, 2018: How $225,000 Can Help Secure a Pollution Loophole at Trump’s E.P.A. New York Times

February 13, 2018: Campaign finance reform bill introduced, over two North Idaho reps’ objections The Spokesman Review

February 13, 2018: Kirsten Gillibrand Pledges To Stop Accepting Donations From Corporate PACs BuzzFeed

February 1, 2018: Why so many members of Congress are retiring Vox

January 31, 2018: Koch Industries Gave $300,000 To GOP Lawmakers Just Before Tax Vote International Business Times

January 29, 2018: Big donors ready to reward Republicans for tax cuts Politico

January 25, 2018: Secret donors come back to boost former-Koch group OpenSecrets.org

January 24, 2018: FACT CHECK: Did the Kochs Contribute $500,000 to Paul Ryan After the GOP Tax Plan Was Passed? Snopes

January 23, 2018: In Just One Election Cycle, Vouchers Have Changed Campaign Finance in the City of Seattle The Campaign Legal Center

January 23, 2018: The Fight For Democracy Common Dreams

January 20, 2018: Eight years after Citizens United, it’s time for bold ways to fix democracy The Hill

January 17, 2018: Board sets advisory referendum question for April ballots McFarland Thistle

January 16, 2018: Meet the Illinoisan Trying to Buy a Wisconsin Senate Seat Daily Beast

January 15, 2018: Wisconsin United to Amend announces ‘Unhappy Birthday Party for Citizens United’ Wisconsin Gazette

January 13, 2018: My Turn: Fix it, America Concord Monitor

January 12, 2018: Committee Sends Citizens United Resolution to County Board Door County Pulse