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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:09 PM
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Andrea Kaminski League of women voters on Wis suppression
 
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League of Women Voters pushing back against voter I.D. laws.... Wisconsin is waiting from the courts to hear how they will rule on this Voter I.D. bill in Wisconsin...
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 02:52 PM
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1. Model Voter ID legislation was produced by ALEC in the summer of 2009
Model Voter ID legislation was produced by ALEC in the summer of 2009, after Barack Obama became President of the United States.

Fitzergald's second strike? Only reporters paying close attention might have noticed a December 2010 interview in which Fitzgerald was asked about making Wisconsin a "Right to Work" state, or a hostile work environment for private sector unions. "I just attended an American Legislative Exchange Council meeting and I was surprised about how much momentum there was in and around that discussion, nothing like I have seen before," said Fitzgerald enthusiastically.

This was the first, but not the last time the name of ALEC would surface in the lexicon of Wisconsin's new world order that Democratic legislator Mark Pocan dubbed "Fitzwalkerstan." We now know that Scott Fitzgerald has long been a member of ALEC, and has served as the Wisconsin "State Chairman" for many years. Economic interest statements show that in 2010 and 2011, Sen. Scott Fitzgerald received almost $3,000 from ALEC to attend their conferences. In 2011, Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald received $1,329. The legislators loaded up on a huge variety of ALEC model bills and brought them home to Wisconsin.

Together with other ALEC members, such as powerful Joint Finance Committee Chair Robin Vos (ALEC State Chairman for Wisconsin) and Senator Leah Vukmir, Chair of Wisconsin's Health Committee (who also serves as chair of ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force), the Fitzgerald brothers are rushing dozens of ALEC specials through the legislature and onto the Governor's desk in anticipation of August 2011 recall elections for nine State Senators that might turn the Senate from Republican to Democratic control.http://www.prwatch.org/news/2011/07/10880/alec-bills-wisconsin
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