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ISSUES BRIEFING Oct 28, 2017
Register by October 19 for LWV WI's annual State Issues Briefing! Join us to learn from experts on current issues in immigration, poverty, water quality and fair voting maps for Wisconsin. Check out our breakout sessions on League membership and voter services. Go to our 2017 Issues Briefing page for more information and registration.
News & Events
Press releases and announcements here. Check back often!

09/25/2017   U.S. Supreme Court Should End Partisan Gerrymandering So Every Vote Will Count  (PDF)

09/18/2017  League Participates in National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 26, 2017  (PDF)

09/07/2017  LWV-WI Calls on U.S. Supreme Court to Rule in Favor of Fair Voting Districts (PDF);  Collaborative Amicus Brief (PDF)

08/03/2017  Opposition to August 2017 Special Session AB 1, the "Foxconn bill"  (PDF)

08/03/2017  Opposition to AB 427, requiring DPI to create firearm training curriculum (PDF)

08/03/2017  LWV memo to Joint Finance Committee supporting transportation needs of our aging and disabilities communities. Collaborative letter referred to in LWV memo. (PDFs)
 
07/18/2017  Testimony in opposition to AB 206/SB 154 which would limit training opportunities for UW Hospital System physicians  (PDF)

06/30/2017  Letter to Wisconsin Elections Commission about data request from  Vice Chair Kris Kobach of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity  (PDF)

06/23/2017  Letter to Joint Finance Committee about state Transportation budget  (PDF)

05/07/2017  Op Ed:  Proponents of constitutional convention should try governing instead  (PDF)

05/29/2017  League opposes unconstitutional proposal to criminalize free speech  (PDF)

05/10/2017  LWV Statement for Legislators About the State Budget. SUMMARY  (PDF)

05/01/2017  Summary of High Capacity Well Legislation 2017 (by LWV Milwaukee Co)  PDF

04/28/2017   Statement opposing Wisconsin Medicaid Waiver Request  (PDF)

04/27/2017  Statement supporting AB 137, requiring notice of certain campaign finance contributions made to the committee of a judge or justice  (PDF)

04/07/2017   Statement to Wisconsin Supreme Court supporting judicial recusal rules for cases involving major campaign supporters  (PDF)

04/03/2017  LWV Chippewa Bad River Band Pipeline Resolution. Cover memo

03/28/2017   LWV WI Testimony on Proposals for Constitutional Convention and Balanced Budget  (PDF)

03/23/2017  Balanced Budget Amendment and Constitution Convention: Two Dangerous Propositions  (PDF)

03/20/2017  Op ed: Underage Voting Shows Need to Invest In Voter Education  (PDF)

03/15/2017   Testimony to Wisconsin Elections Commission on election administration matters and 17-year-olds voting  (PDF)
 
02/01/2017  Letter advising Chancellor Blank against asking student applicants about criminal records (PDF)

01/30/2017 Letter to Governor Walker urging him to appoint a Wisconsin Parole Commission Chairperson now (PDF)

01/18/2017  League participated in press conference to introduce budget proposals that would redirect $900 Million to help communities thrive  (PDF)

01/05/2017  LWV Amicus Brief in Whitford v. Gill Wisconsin Partisan Gerrymander Court Case  (PDF)

01/03/2017  League releases Election Observation Report for November 2016 Election (PDF).  Executive Summary (PDF).  The report (corrected version) (PDF).

10/27/2016  LWV AMICUS BRIEF IN ONE WISCONSIN INSTITUTE v. THOMSEN - 7th Circuit Court of  Appeals  (PDF)
 
10/09/2016  LWV AMICUS BRIEF IN FRANK v. WALKER - 7th Circuit Court of  Appeals  (PDF)

10/11/2016  Thousands of Wisconsin Absentee Ballots at Risk of Rejection: Groups Ask State Elections Commission to Take Action.  The letter.  (PDF)

10/03/2016  Voter registration postcards can be used as Proof of Residence  (PDF)

09/26/2016  Amend voter ID and move on to solve some real problems  (PDF)
 
08/29/2016  In Wisconsin, election observers are welcome but they must follow rules  (PDF)

08/15/2016  Courts and Commissioners Should Put Voters First as They Sort Out Election Law  (PDF)

07/29/2016   Another Victory for Voters: 4th Circuit blocks North Carolina voter ID and other restrictions  (PDF)

07/14/2016  LWV to Kick Off "Gear Up to Vote" Campaign at July 18 Event in Madison  (PDF)

06/10/2016  Statement of appreciation for GAB members and staff  (PDF)

05/18/2016  Declaration of Andrea Kaminski in One Wisconsin Institute, Inc., et al., Plaintiffs, v. Gerald C. Nichol, et al., Defendants (PDF)

05/11/2016  Statement on Proposed Rule Modifying DMV Identification Requirements for Voting  (PDF)
 
05/10/2016  LWV Election Observation Report for April 5, 2016 Election -- Findings and Recommendations   Press Release  (PDF) 

04/29/2016  Op Ed: Voter ID Education is Needed to Ensure Fair, Efficient Elections  (PDF)
 
04/01/2016  Testimony in favor of nonpartisan redistricting reform  (PDF)
 
03/16/2016  Statement on SB 295 - The Bad Far Outweighs the Good  (PDF)

02/09/2016  Coalition letter opposing bill to eliminate Special Voting Deputies voter registration drives  (PDF)

02/03/2016  Supreme Court Candidates’ Answers Available on VOTE411.org  (PDF)

01/26/2016  Opposition to bill to regulate production of photo IDs by local governments  (PDF)
 
01/19/2016  Opposition to legislation that would gut Wisconsin's civil service (PDF)

01/14/2016  Statement in opposition to SB 355, limiting ability of public school districts to schedule referenda  (PDF)

12/30/2015   Are you ready to vote?  (PDF)

12/16/2015   Statement on transition of state elections agency  (PDF)

12/16/2015   Bill to create Inspectors General an unfunded mandate and an abuse of power  (PDF)

12/08/2015   Shutting down appeal for John Doe case is abuse of power  (PDF)

10/20/2015   Statement to GAB on proposed agency restructuring legislation  (PDF)

10/07/2015   Statement on proposal to disband Wisconsin Government Accountability Board  (PDF)

LWV-WI partners with American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to host four free public forums - Rebuild America's Infrastructure and Economy. Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Madison, Eau Claire. Click here to view the September 30 Madison forum on YouTube.

06/30/2015  League signs letter calling for a "Mobile DMV" unit to help people obtain a photo ID for voting  (PDF)

06/29/2015  League warns secrecy is poisoning our democracy  (PDF)
 
01/06/2015  League releases Election Observer Report from November 2014 midterm elections. The report. (PDFs)

02/25/2014 Testimony to National Commission on Voting Rights (PDF)

11/2012  Election Protection Report from November 6, 2012 election  (PDF)






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