Starting Date: 04-30-2005
Starting Time: 9:00am
P.O. Box 2131
Madison, Wisconsin 53701
United StatesAs a follow-up to the first People's Legislature assembly on January 4, 2005 in Madison WI, several state-wide, regional forums are planned, with the next one being held in Milwaukee WI on April 30, 2005. The remarkable response to the idea of a People's Legislature is testimony to the neccessity for change. At the first forum, participants from all over the state approved resolutions which called for the following:
# Comprehensive campaign finance reform that includes public financing of state election campaigns, and full disclosure of political contributions that restores the state's ban on corporate campaign contributions;
# Independent ethics enforcement by combining the state Elections Board and Ethics Board into a single enforcement agency under the direction of a politically independent board;
# Competitive elections through reform of legislative redistricting modeled after the system used in Iowa, and,
# Preservation of local fiscal control to prevent arbitrary and centralized budget limits on local units of government.
Join us for the People’s Legislature forum in Milwaukee:
Saturday, April 30, 2005
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
United Community Center
1028 S. 9th St.
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please send us an email.
A chartered Badger bus will be available for a round trip from the Madison area to the Milwaukee People’s Legislature event - to sign up for a ride on the shuttle bus, register online at http://www.peopleslegislature.org/html/milwaukee_wi_region.html. The cost for a round trip fare is $17.00 per person - cash or check will be accepted at the time of boarding. The bus will depart Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., Madison, at 7:00 AM and return the same day to the same location around 6:30 PM.
Please attend the People's Legislature forum and find out how your issues are affected by our moneyed political system and what you can do about it.
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