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the Campaign to Protect the Right to Vote & Expand Access to the Polls


Attorney General JB Van Hollen is not only complicit in a deliberate disinformation campaign to reduce access to polls for eligible Wisconsin voters, but he is doing it with brazen hypocrisy.
One Wisconsin Now
04/15/2010
Republicans like Attorney JB Van Hollen say theyre against expanding access to the polls because a non-existent problem”voter fraud”will be carried out by non-existent groups”like ACORN. In reality, the Wisconsin Voter Protection...
Cody Oliphant
04/13/2010
The Wisconsin Voter Protection Act (WVPA) is a great piece of legislation that will, among other things, ensure veterans and their families have an equal chance to participate in the democracy they...
Cody Oliphant
03/31/2010

MADISON, Wis. — Citizens from every corner of Wisconsin spoke loud and clear in favor of the Wisconsin Voter Protection Act before a Joint Committee today, sending over 1,600 petitions circulated by...
One Wisconsin Now
03/30/2010
Scott Walker’s hollow criticism of the Talgo bidding process, which was not awarded to the company of his $13,000 donor and 2006 gubernatorial co-chair, is even more hypocritical given that Walker voted to create the no-bid statute in the 1997 state budget.
One Wisconsin Now
03/17/2010
The failed conservative economic policies of giving endless tax breaks to corporations and the rich finally got a full-throated repudiation last night as voters in Oregon passed a tax increase on the...
Robert Doeckel
01/26/2010

The Obama administration is going to renominate Louis Butler for appointment as a federal judge. The Senate returned the nomination to the White House, along with several others, when it recessed at...
Bill Christofferson
01/07/2010
Laws which promote voter participation, such as no-excuse absentee balloting and Election Day registration must remain in place.
One Wisconsin Institute
12/15/2009
Voter rights and expanding access to the polls are the main topics of the One Wisconsin Institutes second annual Protect Wisconsins Vote Education Summit.
Robert Doeckel
12/14/2009

Two simple truths about voting in the U.S.: one, there is no evidence of wide-scale voter fraud; two, voter ID would disenfranchise eligible voters. But that’€™s not going to stop a Wauwatosa...
Cody Oliphant
11/04/2009
Green Bay’€™s Republican City Clerk is using what should be a non-partisan office to push his right-wing political agenda to restrict voting rights. Chad Weininger, the former deputy chief of staff for...
Anna Landmark
07/28/2009
“If we don’t change and change soon, I may bump into my lawyer friend again, but it just might be in Texas.” — Senator Ted Kanavas’s threat to move to Texas, 6/30/2009...
Robert Doeckel
07/01/2009

MADISON, Wis. — Constituents from across the congressional districts of U.S. Reps. Ron Kind, Steve Kagen, and Tom Petri have signed a petition urging them to both strengthen and vote in favor...
One Wisconsin Now
06/28/2009
The “news” from the latest St. Norbert’s poll is that Gov. Doyle is allegedly at the nadir of his popularity, because less than 50 percent are satisfied or very satisfied with his...
Scot Ross
04/16/2009
Now that the Republicans have opened the MacIver Institute, One Wisconsin Now thought it might be good for the media to have information on exactly who the leaders of this Republican operation are.
Scot Ross
03/05/2009

The Courage Campaign, a California organization with a similar mission as One Wisconsin Now, has produced a powerful video about efforts to overturn more than 18,000 previously-legal same sex marriages in the...
Scot Ross
02/05/2009
Dear Minority Leader Fitzgerald (the Assembly one), Happy 2009! We, the articles and sections which make up the Wisconsin Constitution, noticed that on top of financing the cost of you and your...
Scot Ross
01/28/2009
(Note: So yinz know, this guy’s from dahn nere in Pittsburgh, n’nat.) With so much going on at the national and state levels, one question progressives may still be asking themselves: Do...
Scot Ross
01/28/2009

MADISON, Wis. — Rep. Karl Van Roy (R-Green Bay) broke a pledge made just this month to his constituents to assist job growth by voting against two critical job creation bills passed...
One Wisconsin Now
01/27/2009
Five. Five people remain under investigation for casting an improper ballot on Election Day in Milwaukee County. Five. Out of nearly 500,000 votes cast. And the crusade to criminalize voting continues. The...
Robert Doeckel
12/03/2008
Wisconsinites have good reason to be proud as Wisconsin had the second-highest voter turnout among all fifty states in last week’€™s election. And Milwaukee County can rest easy that the election was...
Cody Oliphant
11/13/2008

Now can we stop hearing the claim that by sending out 50 law enforcement agents to polling places Tuesday that Atty. Gen. J.B. Van Hollen is just doign what Peg Lautenschlager did...
Bill Christofferson
11/02/2008
MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements after a judge today dismissed Attorney General JB Van Hollen’s partisan lawsuit against the state of Wisconsin. “Today’s...
One Wisconsin Now
10/22/2008
From the moment that state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed his frivolous lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board (GAB) it was clear to any honest observer that it was without merit...
Cory Liebmann
10/22/2008

Statement by AFL-CIO President John Sweeney on Voter Suppression Attempts October 23, 2008 It is deeply ironic that Republican operatives are working so hard to tarnish the most dynamic voter participation in...
Cory Liebmann
10/22/2008
Republicans have been busy slandering ACORN in recent weeks improperly alleging ‘€œvoter fraud.’€ One has to wonder how these same people will respond to the fact that the California Republican Party hired...
Cory Liebmann
10/19/2008
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross appeared on Fox News Live to fight back against voter intimidation.
Fox News
10/19/2008

This appears to be a roadmap for the RPW’s possible election day voter intimidation strategy. Voter intimidation is a felony and can be punishable with a fine of $10,000.
One Wisconsin Now
10/14/2008
MILWAUKEE — Nearly 3,000 Wisconsinites have signed a petition calling on Republican Attorney General and John McCain for President state co-chair JB Van Hollen to investigate suspicious absentee ballot mailings coming from...
One Wisconsin Now
10/13/2008
J.B. Van Hollen’€™s frivolous lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board, (GAB) is political mischief that could complicate voting for as many as 1 million people in Wisconsin. One Wisconsin Now, the League...
Cory Liebmann
10/01/2008

Hundreds of thousands of legal voters are at risk ‘€“ but we only get utter silence from the McCain campaign. The media has been reporting that Wisconsinites have received absentee ballot applications...
Cory Liebmann
09/23/2008
MILWAUKEE — New media reports that the top aide to Wisconsin Republican Attorney General had “multiple conversations” with the head of the state Republican Party over a partisan voter disenfranchisement lawsuit filed...
One Wisconsin Now
09/22/2008
The highly respected Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s School of Law, has a comprehensive, well researched and documented white paper by Justin Levitt on recent allegations of voter fraud...
Cory Liebmann
09/21/2008

8/20/2008 Van Hollen Takes Helm As McCain state Campaign Co-Chair “I’m honored to help lead John McCain’s Wisconsin campaign, and I’m looking forward to his victory in November.” [Van Hollen Campaign Website]...
One Wisconsin Now
09/18/2008
MILWAUKEE — The newly-announced election task force by Attorney General JB Van Hollen and Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm must make its first task a complete investigation of the John McCain...
One Wisconsin Now
09/16/2008
Wisconsin’€™s Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is trying to remake himself into the very image of Florida’€™s infamous Katherine Harris. His filing of a frivolous lawsuit against the state’€™s Government Accountability...
Cory Liebmann
09/11/2008

Republican Attorney General JB Van Hollen has put the Republican Party ahead of the taxpayers of Wisconsin by filing a frivolous election lawsuit and must recuse himself.
One Wisconsin Now
09/10/2008
Every major election cycle we are forced to watch Republicans run the same drill, attempting to suppress the votes of people that are not likely to support them. Usually they lead the...
Cory Liebmann
09/09/2008
It looks like Republican Party efforts to prevent people from voting were dealt a serious blow with news that four of six of the member of the state’€™s Government Accountability Board failed...
Scot Ross
09/04/2008

The Government Accountability Board is weighing in on a proposed rule change which, according to the non-partisan League of Women Voters, would disenfranchise voters and cause ending chaos at polling places across...
Scot Ross
08/26/2008
Although conservatives will try their best to shoehorn all sorts of conspiracy theories into ACORN’€™s hugely successful voter registration drive, everything in the process worked exactly as it should. Some 35,000 people...
Cory Liebmann
08/05/2008
John McCain has made energy his primary issue in recent weeks. It seems to be a strange choice for a U.S. Senator that has skipped every major energy vote in the last...
Cory Liebmann
08/05/2008

Approximately 2.1 million ex-offenders, who have served their sentences, are denied the right to vote in the United States. According to an ACLU study, 62,324 people with felony convictions in Wisconsin are...
Cory Liebmann
07/28/2008
One Wisconsin Institute is hosting the first Protect Wisconsin’s Vote Education Summit, an educational forum including a panel discussion and short film screenings.
Cory Liebmann
07/23/2008
Using the false pretext of widespread voter fraud, conservatives constantly attack the ease with which some people can vote. The centerpiece of their attack on voting is the insistence on requiring a current photo...
Cory Liebmann
07/21/2008

On Thursday evening the One Wisconsin Institute is hosting the Protect Wisconsin’€™s Vote Education Summit in Milwaukee.
Cory Liebmann
07/20/2008
Update: “While the executive director of Esperanza Unida was traveling in Turkey, some 11 workers at the south side job training agency signed a petition saying they had not been paid in...
Cory Liebmann
07/15/2008
Joe Leibham, State Senator from Sheyboygan just won’€™t stop trying to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin voters with his hair-brained voter ID scheme. Even as a new audit of the April...
Robert Doeckel
07/02/2008