Voters Stand Up for Democracy in Referendums Across Wisconsin

we-the-people-150x148MADISON – Referendums on the ballot in the yesterday’s spring elections gave voters the chance to be heard on key issues like the preservation of same-day voter registration and the corrosive effects of big money in politics.

Voters in Dane County and the City of Milwaukee voted overwhelmingly to preserve same-day voter registration, sending a clear message that voting rights in Wisconsin need to be protected.

In Chippewa County and the cities of Fort Atkinson of Whitewater, voters spoke out against big money in elections by passing advisory referendums calling for a constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood and reverse Citizens United. All three advisory referendums passed by wide margins.

Commenting on these victories, United Wisconsin Executive Director Lisa Subeck made the following statements:

“The overwhelming support for preserving same-day voter registration reaffirms that Wisconsinites do not want their voting rights restricted. Voting is a fundamental right, and any attempts by elected officials to limit access to voting will be met with vocal opposition.”

“Chippewa County and the cities of Fort Atkinson and Whitewater are the latest communities to go on the record and take a stand against the hijacking of our elections by big money special interests. United Wisconsin and our allies will continue working with residents in communities across the state until Wisconsin joins the growing list of states calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and allow the voice of the people to rise above the influence of big spending special interests.”

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