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


"These DMV statistics show there's a disturbing pattern of voters being denied the franchise," said Mike Browne, deputy director of the liberal One Wisconsin Institute, one of the plaintiffs.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
05/20/2016
People who die waiting for a state-issued voter ID are recorded as a "customer-initiated cancellation" by the state Department of Motor Vehicles.
Capital Times
05/20/2016
In testimony in the federal voting rights case, experts agreed that, “it’s working” when it comes to the campaign by Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled legislature to suppress votes.
One Wisconsin Institute
05/18/2016

A federal judge heard testimony Tuesday from Wisconsin residents who have faced difficulties obtaining photo IDs for themselves or family members.
Capital Times
05/18/2016
Wisconsin election laws on trial in federal court this week likely violate the federal Voting Rights Act.
Wisconsin State Journal
05/18/2016
In federal court yesterday, the plaintiffs offered testimony from a former high level Republican staffer who revealed that Republican state senators were “giddy” at the prospect of passing a voter ID law.
One Wisconsin Institute
05/17/2016

A federal trial for the first time introduces evidence of the intent of Republicans to use photo voter ID to block voters by citing the words of Republican legislators
MAL Contends
05/17/2016
Plaintiffs in the suit include One Wisconsin Institute, the research arm of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now.
Wisconsin State Journal
05/17/2016
State defendants called the GOP voter laws fair as the liberal [One Wisconsin Institute] challenges voter IDs and other laws like a ten-day limit on early voting.
Hudson Star-Observer
05/17/2016

Scott Walker’s Republican legislative allies were “giddy” at the prospect that a radical rewrite of voting laws would benefit their political prospects.
The Nation
05/17/2016
Liberal Group One Wisconsin Institute social justice group Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund and 10 voters filed the lawsuit last June.
Associated Press
05/16/2016
Plaintiffs are arguing that restrictions adopted by Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP-controlled legislature were meant to and have the effect of making it more difficult to vote.
One Wisconsin Institute
05/16/2016

Todd Allbaugh – the first witness One Wisconsin Institute called – claims lawmakers adopted new requirements to discriminate against traditionally Democratic voters.
Courthouse News Service
05/16/2016
The lawsuit was brought by the liberal group One Wisconsin Institute Inc., social justice group Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund and 10 voters.
Associated Press
05/16/2016
The lawsuit was brought by One Wisconsin Institute which argues state officials intentionally meant to make it harder for minorities to cast ballots.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
05/16/2016

Liberal group One Wisconsin Institute, Inc. filed the lawsuit last June. U.S. District Judge James Peterson has scheduled a bench trial to begin Monday in Madison.
Associated Press
05/15/2016
One Wisconsin Institute executive director Scot Ross... accused the Walker administration of repeatedly manipulating voting rules to gain a partisan advantage.
Associated Press
05/12/2016
A judge determined One Wisconsin Institute could keep alive their arguments that voters should be able to use a broader range of IDs for voting.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
05/11/2016

The move comes just days before the state goes to trial over a challenge to Wisconsin's Voter ID law by the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, which claims that obtaining a state ID is so difficult some would-be eligible voters are simply giving up.
WKOW-TV
05/11/2016
The emergency rule is set to take effect on Friday, days before a federal court will hear arguments in a lawsuit against the state's voter ID law brought by the liberal One Wisconsin Institute.
Capital Times
05/11/2016
One Wisconsin Institute Executive Director Scot Ross issued a statement saying the group’s attorneys were reviewing the emergency rule.
Associated Press
05/11/2016

This is an administration that time and again has manipulated the rules on voting to gain partisan advantage.
One Wisconsin Institute
05/11/2016
The only fraud in Wisconsin elections has been proven: Gov. Walker and the Republican state legislature changed the laws for partisan, political gain.
One Wisconsin Institute
04/06/2016
It’s clear that students were targeted with significant restrictions on their IDs and the higher burden they now have in accessing their right to vote.
The Guardian
04/05/2016

Voter ID laws may make it harder for our generation to vote — and they certainly need to be addressed. But regardless, millennial Wisconsinites are fighting back to make sure our generation’s voice is heard Tuesday, in November, and every day in between.
Capital Times
04/02/2016
One Wisconsin institute, Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund, and six Wisconsin residents filed a complaint against a series of provisions that Wisconsin has made since 2011 to its voting and election laws.
State of Elections
01/27/2016
Peterson wrote that the One Wisconsin Institute had "plausibly alleged that the decision to exclude certain forms of ID was impermissibly arbitrary."
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
01/03/2016

They argued a number of provisions Republicans have added to state election law violate the federal Voting Rights Act, the First Amendment and the equal protection clause.
Associated Press
12/17/2015
The latest package of bills includes a measure making student and senior citizen voter registration more difficult.
One Wisconsin Institute
10/13/2015
Press Release

The ‘Fix’ Is In

Republican leaders, with the support of Scott Walker, are unveiling their latest scheme to manipulate election & ethics laws to gain unfair, partisan advantage.
One Wisconsin Institute
10/07/2015

Since 2011 laws have been passed in Wisconsin that embody a coordinated attempt to suppress the turnout of African-American, Latino, and young voters.
One Wisconsin Institute
08/06/2015
In a lawsuit filed on May 29, plaintiffs including the One Wisconsin Institute and the Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund challenged the many Walker-signed voting restrictions.
PR Watch
07/28/2015
We have fought Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican legislature throughout their unrelenting assault on the right to vote in Wisconsin and as long as they continue down this path, we will be there to fight.
One Wisconsin Institute
05/29/2015

Scot Ross says it’s harder to get a state ID in Wisconsin, in part because DMV offices don’t offer enough hours and locations for people to apply.
WUWM-FM
03/11/2015
One Wisconsin Institute has filed an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Supreme Court hearing an appeal of Wisconsin’s photo identification law, suspended from enforcement by the high court in October 2014.
One Wisconsin Institute
02/12/2015
In an amicus brief filed today, the Institute shared research with the court demonstrating Wisconsinites have significantly less access to DMVs to obtain a state ID than Indiana citizens.
One Wisconsin Institute
09/22/2014

One Wisconsin's Saul Newton to students: “If you don't have the proper ID to vote, make a plan today to get the ID.”
WUWM
09/17/2014
According to an amicus brief filed by One Wisconsin Institute, 257,000 voting-age Wisconsinites don’t have a car in their household. Moreover, only thirty-three of Wisconsin’s ninety-two DMVs are open full-time during business hours.
The Nation
09/12/2014
The liberal group One Wisconsin Now, Mayor Tom Barrett, elected officials and community activists gathered at City Hall Thursday to urge Gov. Scott Walker to veto a bill that would limit early...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
03/27/2014

Protect my right to vote. Stop the fraud. Veto Senate Bill 324!
One Wisconsin Institute
03/23/2014
The proposed calendar of bills up for debate is rife with measures to reduce voters’ access to the franchise while increasing legislators’ access to special interest money.
One Wisconsin Institute
03/10/2014
An omnibus bill from Rep. Jeff Stone on the legislative fast-track would make a host of anti-voter changes to state election law according to voter rights advocates.
One Wisconsin Institute
05/30/2013

Voting is not only our right; it is our duty. It is how we have a say in the direction of our community, our state and our country. Voting is the one time everyone is equal. Young or old, rich or poor, on Election Day everyone gets the same say.
One Wisconsin Institute
05/12/2013
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has accepted an Amicus brief filed by One Wisconsin Institute opposing the implementation of a state voter ID law.
One Wisconsin Institute
11/29/2012
One Wisconsin Institute is today filing an amicus brief in support of the NAACP-Voces de la Frontera lawsuit against the state's voter identification law.
One Wisconsin Institute
11/18/2012

How can making it more difficult for Wisconsin residents to exercise their right to vote in the leading democracy in the world be justified?
Scot Ross
11/12/2012
These billboards were an assault on the voters and the people of Wisconsin deserve to know who paid to attack the sacred right to vote in such an unseemly manner.
One Wisconsin Institute
10/20/2012
One Wisconsin Institute joined community leaders and organizations in Milwaukee for a press conference about the dozens of voter suppression billboards, targeting communities of color.
One Wisconsin Institute
10/14/2012