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the Campaign to Protect the Right to Vote and Expand Access to the Polls in Wisconsin

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  • Right-Wing Supporters of Dan Kelly Go to Court to Tip Electoral Scales in His Favor

    Right-wing supporters of Dan Kelly are going to court to try to purge registered Wisconsinites from poll lists.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/13/2019
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hear Lame-Duck Arguments

    One Wisconsin [Institute] won a victory in January, convincing U.S. District Judge James Peterson to block the early-voting restrictions.

    Associated Press, 10/20/2019
  • A Complaint Says 234,000 Voters in Wisconsin Should Be Purged From Voter Rolls Before 2020 Presidential Primary

    Analiese Eicher told CNN the recent complaint against the Wisconsin Elections Commission could negatively affect demographics groups that tend to vote Democrat.

    CNN, 10/17/2019
  • Wisconsin Elections Commission Faces Complaint

    Mike Browne, Deputy Director at One Wisconsin Institute, explains the ERIC process.

    WORT-FM, 10/16/2019
  • Complaint Could Make Up to 234K Wisconsin Voters Ineligible

    Analiese Eicher, director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Institute said this was an attempt to "bully the Elections Commission into a backdoor voter roll purge."

    Associated Press, 10/16/2019
  • Right Wing Launches Campaign to Bully Wisconsin Elections Commission Into Voter Roll Purge

    The right wing in Wisconsin has a long and shameful record of manipulating the rules on voting for their own advantage.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/16/2019
  • Federal Judge Deals Wisconsin Democrats Defeat in Lame-Duck Law Fight

    Badger State liberals did see a win in another federal lawsuit brought by One Wisconsin Institute.

    Courthouse News Service, 09/30/2019
  • Three Year Anniversary of Victory for Voter Rights in Wisconsin

    In the three years since Judge Peterson’s ruling, Wisconsin voters have shown that they will vote when given the opportunity to vote.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 07/29/2019
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Lame-duck Laws

    A judge in January ruled against Republicans in a challenge from One Wisconsin Institute.

    Capital Times, 06/21/2019
  • Wisconsin’s Lame-Duck Lawsuits: Where Are They Now?

    The original case the lame-duck grievance was filed under is still awaiting a decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.

    Wisconsin Public Radio, 06/18/2019
  • A Look at Where Wisconsin’s Lame-duck Laws, Challenges Stand

    [One Wisconsin Institute] challenged the early-voting restrictions in federal court in December.

    Associated Press, 06/12/2019
  • Wisconsin High Court Reinstates Most Lame-Duck Laws

    In the second federal lawsuit filed by One Wisconsin Institute... [James Peterson] blocked early-voting limits.

    Courthouse News Service, 06/12/2019
  • Wisconsin Celebrates Milestone in Fight for Voting Rights

    On this day in 1919, Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment to give women the right to vote.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 06/10/2019
  • Lame-Duck Laws Debated in Wisconsin High Court

    In one of the suits, filed by One Wisconsin Institute [a judge] blocked early-voting limits contained in the lame-duck bills.

    Courthouse News Service, 05/15/2019
  • Supreme Court Conservatives Attack Lame-duck Arguments

    [One Wisconsin Institute] persuaded U.S. District Judge James Peterson ... to strike down the limits on early in-person voting.

    Associated Press, 05/15/2019
  • Federal Lawsuit Challenges Wisconsin Student Voter ID Law

    In 2016, a federal court in Wisconsin struck down the requirement that college or university IDs be unexpired.

    Associated Press, 04/23/2019
  • Wisconsin Elections Board Sued Over Student ID Limits

    The ruling echoed Judge Peterson’s previous 2016 injunction he handed down after One Wisconsin Institute sued ... over voting laws.

    Courthouse News Service, 04/23/2019
  • Lame-duck Scorecard: Where the Cases Stand in the Fight Over GOP Laws Limiting Wisconsin Governor

    One Wisconsin Institute... asked U.S. District Judge James Peterson to enforce his earlier [early voting] decision.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/04/2019
  • No Joke: Record Early Voting in Spring 2019 Election

    Early and absentee voting in the April 2019 election has reached record levels for a non-presidential primary Spring election.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 04/01/2019
  • Wisconsin GOP’s Lame-Duck Power Grab Ruled Unconstitutional

    [One Wisconsin Institute] convinced U.S. District Judge James Peterson to block the early voting restrictions in January of this year.

    TruthOut, 03/23/2019
  • Scott Walker Hired to Do What He Does Best, Rig Voting Rules to Get Unfair Partisan Advantage

    A right-wing group formed to help Republicans rig districts for an unfair electoral advantage announced it has retained Scott Walker.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 03/21/2019
  • Evers Moves to Withdraw State From ACA Lawsuit After Judge Blocks Lame-duck Laws, Reviews Other Options

    A federal judge ruled in January in favor of One Wisconsin Institute and Citizen Action of Wisconsin in a challenge...

    Capital Times, 03/21/2019
  • Wisconsin GOP’s Lame-Duck Power Grab Ruled Unconstitutional

    [One Wisconsin Institute] convinced U.S. District Judge James Peterson to block the early voting restrictions in January of this year.

    Center for Media and Democracy, 03/21/2019
  • Dane County Judge Temporarily Blocks Lame-duck Laws Limiting Power of Wisconsin Governor, Attorney General

    A federal judge ruled in favor of One Wisconsin Institute ... in a challenge against the provisions of the extraordinary session laws

    Capital Times, 03/21/2019
  • Tony Evers Orders Plan to Help Voters Obtain IDs From DMV Offices

    “The real fraud in our elections is when politicians manipulate the rules to give themselves an unfair advantage.”

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/05/2019
  • One Wisconsin Institute Statements on Gov. Tony Evers’ Executive Order Increasing Access to State ID

    We applaud Gov. Tony Evers’ leadership, taking Wisconsin in a new direction to help make voting easier and more convenient.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 03/04/2019
  • DMVs Could See Potential for Growth Via New Executive Order

    “Legal voters ... ought not be denied the right to have their voices heard in our elections because of bureaucratic roadblocks.”

    Daily Cardinal, 03/04/2019
  • Tony Evers Orders DOT to Develop Plan to Make Voter ID Documents More Accessible

    In a challenge brought by One Wisconsin Institute ... Judge James Peterson in 2016 found ... voting changes unconstitutional.

    Capital Times, 03/04/2019
  • Fourth Legal Challenge Filed to GOP Lame-duck Laws Stripping Powers From Tony Evers, Josh Kaul

    One Wisconsin [Institute] has sought to overturn the provisions of the lame-duck law that curtailed access to early voting.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 02/22/2019
  • Democratic Party of Wisconsin Files Lawsuit Against Lame-duck Legislation

    A conglomerate of labor union groups, the One Wisconsin Institute ... and three groups ... filed three separate lawsuits.

    Badger Herald, 02/21/2019
  • Gov. Tony Evers and AG Josh Kaul Refuse to Defend Lame-duck Laws Passed by GOP Before They Took Office

    One Wisconsin Institute ... asked a federal judge to block a provision that limited early voting.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/21/2019
  • Unions, Senator File 3rd Lame-duck Lawsuit in Wisconsin

    [One Wisconsin Institute] challenged the early voting restrictions in federal court last month.

    Associated Press, 02/04/2019