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Matt Rothschil

Matt Rothschil, executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.

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Campaign Cash: The State’s Top 25 Fat Cats
Campaign Cash

The State’s Top 25 Fat Cats

Diane Hendricks and Lynde Uihlein lead the list of top political donors over last 25 years.

Op Ed: We Need Paid Sick Leave Now!
Op Ed

We Need Paid Sick Leave Now!

Most of the many workers laid off have no paid leave. This is a crisis.

State Assembly Pushing For Constitutional Convention

State Assembly Pushing For Constitutional Convention

State GOP is pushing the legislature to join others around the country in an attempt to ratify controversial amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Bid to Amend Constitution Gets Weird

Bid to Amend Constitution Gets Weird

GOP legislators back constitutional convention and chair mistakes one black lawmaker for another.

Op Ed: State Doesn’t Need English Only Law
Op Ed

State Doesn’t Need English Only Law

Bill’s language is sweeping. Its purpose is to fan the flames of bigotry.

Lawsuit Would Take Marsy’s Law Off April Ballot

Lawsuit Would Take Marsy’s Law Off April Ballot

Advocacy groups, attorneys argue victims rights constitutional amendment leaves voters in the dark on its sweeping impact.

Two-thirds of Wisconsin counties endorse reform for redistricting process
Press Release

Two-thirds of Wisconsin counties endorse reform for redistricting process

Sheboygan County Board passes resolution 20-4 to become 48th county to call for Fair Maps

NRA’s Favorite Wisconsin State Politicians

NRA’s Favorite Wisconsin State Politicians

Former Gov. Walker was Wisconsin’s top NRA beneficiary.

Voter ID Lowered Turnout, Studies Show

Voter ID Lowered Turnout, Studies Show

Wisconsin, other states had lower turnout, especially by minority and college-age voters.

Op Ed: How To Be a Dark Money Donor
Op Ed

How To Be a Dark Money Donor

It’s so easy in Wisconsin. Though it's not very democratic.

Dark Money Helped Kill Lead Paint Claims

Dark Money Helped Kill Lead Paint Claims

State Republicans facing recalls got $750,000 in secret cash, wrote law to bar suits to benefit lead poisoned children.

Op Ed: Please Rescind Walker’s Open Records Award
Op Ed

Please Rescind Walker’s Open Records Award

Letter to state Freedom of Information Council cites governor’s poor record on “Openess."

U.S. Supreme Court Nears Decision on Wisconsin Redistricting Case

U.S. Supreme Court Nears Decision on Wisconsin Redistricting Case

Ruling could impact the nation’s elections and democracy for decades.

Op Ed: Walker Doesn’t Merit Open Records Award
Op Ed

Walker Doesn’t Merit Open Records Award

As governor and county exec he's been consistently hostile to open records.

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Hands Dirty on Political Purge
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Hands Dirty on Political Purge

Why didn't he oppose axing Elections, Ethics heads? Because he wanted revenge.

Op Ed: Disclose All Donations to Judges
Op Ed

Disclose All Donations to Judges

Bill requires prompt disclosure of donations by parties to a case.

Murphy’s Law: Pat Roggensack On the Warpath
Murphy’s Law

Pat Roggensack On the Warpath

Supreme Court chief justice slams Journal Sentinel, Janine Geske, and others.

The State of Politics: How Legislature Rigged the Game
The State of Politics

How Legislature Rigged the Game

2015 campaign finance law gives more power to wealthy and corporations.

The State of Politics: Walker Has Raised $100 Million
The State of Politics

Walker Has Raised $100 Million

Plus $45 million from third-party groups. All since 2009.

Op Ed: GOP Attacks Threaten UW Free Speech
Op Ed

GOP Attacks Threaten UW Free Speech

Liberal and conservative professors, students must be able to discuss any issues.

Murphy’s Law: 13 Lessons The Guardian Taught Us
Murphy’s Law

13 Lessons The Guardian Taught Us

Or how Scott Walker corrupted Wisconsin, as the leaked Doe documents reveal.

Wis. Democracy Campaign Files Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Dean Knudson
Press Release

Wis. Democracy Campaign Files Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Dean Knudson

“The creation of the Wisconsin Liberty Fund, an express advocacy PAC by a sitting legislator, is patently illegal.”

Wis. Repubs Try to Crush Voter Registration Drives. Urgent: Block SB 295!
Press Release

Wis. Repubs Try to Crush Voter Registration Drives. Urgent: Block SB 295!

It would make it impossible to conduct voter registration drives.

“Public Telling” Highlights Opposition, Solutions to Big Money Dominance in Elections
Press Release

“Public Telling” Highlights Opposition, Solutions to Big Money Dominance in Elections

On 6th Anniversary of Citizens United Ruling, Wisconsin Should Move Towards Real Reform

Schools Challenged by Declining State Aid

Schools Challenged by Declining State Aid

State aid to schools declined by $1.1 billion under Walker; choice funding rose by 77%.

3 DA’s Appeal John Doe
Press Release

3 DA’s Appeal John Doe

“This is great news for anyone who is concerned about money in politics,” said Matt Rothschild, the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.

Wisconsin State Supreme Court Out of Order on John Doe II!
Press Release

Wisconsin State Supreme Court Out of Order on John Doe II!

“This is a corrupt, rigged, and renegade court,” said Matt Rothschild.

Berceau, Public Interest Groups Offer Bill to Shine Light on Big Money in Campaigns
Press Release

Berceau, Public Interest Groups Offer Bill to Shine Light on Big Money in Campaigns

Berceau noted that no one is asking for more secret, unlimited corporate money in elections.

Murphy’s Law: How Dark Money Will Rule Wisconsin
Murphy’s Law

How Dark Money Will Rule Wisconsin

Two Republican bills about to pass could make this a vassal state of wealthy special interests.

Op-Ed: How GOP Misread Campaign Finance Law
Op-Ed

How GOP Misread Campaign Finance Law

Republicans' proposed changes to law violate -- grossly -- Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Supports Iowa-Model Redistricting Reform
Press Release

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Supports Iowa-Model Redistricting Reform

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign endorses Senate Bill 58 and Assembly Bill 328.

$1,000 Per Hour Lobbyists Roam Capitol

$1,000 Per Hour Lobbyists Roam Capitol

WDC analysis finds 47 groups spent at least that lobbying legislators in Madison.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Condemns State Supreme Court Ruling in John Doe II
Press Release

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Condemns State Supreme Court Ruling in John Doe II

“It is not only regrettable; it is downright dangerous,” said Matt Rothschild, the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.