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Public News Service - WI: Civic Engagement

MADISON, Wis. - It will be anything but business as usual at the State Capitol in Madison this week as protestors continue to make noise about an issue that is catching fire across the country: workers' rights. Over the past three days, nearly 100,000 people have jammed the Capitol to protest a plan

MADISON, Wis. - This Thursday morning at 10, in front of the bust of "Fighting Bob" LaFollette in the state Capitol's first floor rotunda, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (WDC) will launch a "Citizen Vigil for the Greater Good" to keep an eye on the legislature and the governor. WDC executive di

MADISON, Wis. - Incoming Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has said a Voter I.D. act will be the first bill introduced in the 2011 legislative session. The bill, as it stands, would require photo identification in order for a person to cast a vote. That requirement could present challenges t

MADISON, Wis. - Election day is Tuesday. While it has often been hard for people with disabilities to vote, Wisconsin has passed laws to help make it possible for every citizen to vote privately and independently, notes Alicia Boehme, an advocate with Disability Rights Wisconsin. "Polling sites are

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin's rural voters face many of the same issues at election time as urban voters, but a national expert on rural issues says the problems tend to be worse in rural areas. Chuck Hassebrook, executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs, says jobs, health care and economic r

MADISON, Wis. - In a few weeks, a new Wisconsin governor and state legislature will be elected, and one of their tasks will be to re-draw the state’s political boundaries. Mike McCabe, head of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, says every 10 years it’s the same thing: Democrats pack their

MADISON, Wis. - Protecting the valuable natural resources in Wisconsin is the goal of a series of listening posts being held across the state. The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is asking citizens what they think lawmakers need to do when it comes to the state's natural resources. Central

MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin political watchdog group says the state's system of re-drawing political boundary lines every 10 years is unfair and rigged in favor of the incumbents. Mike McCabe, the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, says legislators draw the boundary lines to inc

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