Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
To promote clean government and a healthy democracy through campaign finance reform, ethics reforms, and other pro-democracy reforms.

Lobbying Interests:
Lobbying for changes in the campaign finance system that will help revitalize democracy and enable all candidates to have a fair chance to present their ideas to the voters.

CEO Name:
Micheal McCabe
Executive Director

Contact
MM
Michael McCabe
210 N Bassett St Ste 215
Madison, WI 53703-5017
(608) 255-4260
(608) 255-4359
wisdc@wisdc.org
www.wisdc.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michael McCabe Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2005 Withdrawn On N/A
Beverly Speer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2005 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 63
Assembly Bill 63
relating to: requiring certain identification in order to vote at a polling place or obtain an absentee ballot, verification of the addresses of electors, and the fee for an identification card issued by the Department of Transportation.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/1/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 66
Assembly Bill 66
relating to: acceptance of certain political contributions by certain elective state officials and committees.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/2/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 226
Assembly Bill 226
relating to: campaign financing, designations for the Wisconsin election campaign fund by individuals filing state income tax returns, creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for contributions to the Public Integrity Endowment, candidate time...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
9/26/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 277
Assembly Bill 277
relating to: general air pollution control permits, the term of registration air pollution control permits, the effect of a challenge to an emission limitation in an air pollution operation permit, and a report on regulatory barriers affecting manufacturin...

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 28

Against
Notification Date
5/2/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 278
Assembly Bill 278
relating to: liens, public nuisances, witnesses, and liability of shareholders.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/2/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 289
Assembly Bill 289
relating to: restriction of political contributions to certain elective state officials and committees and exemption of certain candidates from certain contribution limitations.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/19/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 392
Assembly Bill 392
relating to: campaign financing, lobbying regulation, designations for the Wisconsin election campaign fund by individuals filing state income tax returns, nonrefundable income tax credits for certain donations to the Wisconsin election campaign fund, cand...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/2/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 435
Assembly Bill 435
relating to: disclosures required in certain campaign advertisements.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/26/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 452
Assembly Bill 452
relating to: acceptance of certain political contributions by certain elective state officials and committees.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/10/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 626
Assembly Bill 626
relating to: public financing of elections for certain state offices, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, providing a penalty, and making appropriations.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/26/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 627
Assembly Bill 627
relating to: electronic voting system standards.

Bill Text and History

2005 Wisconsin Act 92

For
Notification Date
10/10/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 689
Assembly Bill 689
relating to: use of preferential voting to determine the results of elections for local offices and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/26/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 782
Assembly Bill 782
relating to: the deadline and procedure for voter registration and the determination of residency for voting purposes.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/26/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 814
Assembly Bill 814
relating to: registration and reporting by principals who employ lobbyists to attempt to influence certain actions of state agencies.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/23/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 920
Assembly Bill 920
relating to: identification of individuals who examine statements of economic interest filed with the Ethics Board.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/24/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 996
Assembly Bill 996
relating to: political fund raising by certain executive state officials.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/9/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Joint Resolution 22
Assembly Joint Resolution 22
relating to: directing the Joint Legislative Council to study and recommend legislation providing for redistricting by an independent citizens commission.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/10/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Joint Resolution 41
Assembly Joint Resolution 41
relating to: standards for redistricting assembly and senate districts (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/19/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 1
Senate Bill 1
relating to: creation of a Government Accountability Board, making appropriations, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/1/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 42
Senate Bill 42
relating to: requiring certain identification in order to vote at a polling place or obtain an absentee ballot, verification of the addresses of electors, and the fee for an identification card issued by the Department of Transportation.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/3/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 44
Senate Bill 44
relating to: acceptance of certain political contributions by certain elective state officials and committees.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/3/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 46
Senate Bill 46
relating to: campaign financing, designations for the Wisconsin election campaign fund by individuals filing state income tax returns, creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for contributions to the Public Integrity Endowment, candidate time...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/10/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 396
Senate Bill 396
relating to: the deadline and procedure for voter registration and the determination of residency for voting purposes.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/26/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 417
Senate Bill 417
relating to: ineligibility of convicted felons for licensure as lobbyists.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/17/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 479
Senate Bill 479
relating to: public financing of elections for certain state offices, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, providing a penalty, and making appropriations.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/4/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 538
Senate Bill 538
relating to: campaign financing, lobbying regulation, designations for the Wisconsin election campaign fund by individuals filing state income tax returns, nonrefundable income tax credits for certain donations to the Wisconsin election campaign fund, cand...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/4/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 553
Senate Bill 553
relating to: political fund raising by certain executive state officials.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/9/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

complete disclosure on campaign finance reports of contributor information.
Agency Name
Elections Board

Subject
complete disclosure on campaign finance reports of contributor information.

Register Number: 580 (4/15/2004)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 05-061
Against
Notification Date
10/26/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
The Elections Board has the authority to and should enforce the existing law relating to disclosure of campaign contributor information. The law should not be changed through the rule making process.
conversion of a federal campaign committee to a state campaign committee and the contribution of funds from a federal campaign committee to a state campaign committee.
Agency Name
Elections Board

Subject
conversion of a federal campaign committee to a state campaign committee and the contribution of funds from a federal campaign committee to a state campaign committee.

Register Number: 590 (3/1/2005)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 06-100
Other
Notification Date
5/16/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
Money raised for federal election campaigns should not be used in state election campaigns.
procedure for the administration of voter registration throughout Wisconsin.
Agency Name
Elections Board

Subject
procedure for the administration of voter registration throughout Wisconsin.

Register Number: 603 (4/1/2006)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 07-059
Other
Notification Date
7/20/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
Background check on registration deputy applicants: We need incentives for participation, not disincentives. Where are standards for use of and access to background information? Balance citizens' rights w/ public safety/election integrity concerns.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Allowing public to view economic interest statements anonymously
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Allowing public to view economic interest statements anonymously

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/10/2006
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

State Elections Board contract with Accenture LLP to develop a statewide voter registration system
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Elections Board contract with Accenture LLP to develop a statewide voter registration system

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/21/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Election law reforms and voting rights protections
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Election law reforms and voting rights protections

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/11/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

comprehensive campaign finance reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
comprehensive campaign finance reform

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/10/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

creation of a non-partisan and independent redistricting process
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
creation of a non-partisan and independent redistricting process

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/10/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

full and prompt disclosure of all election-related activities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
full and prompt disclosure of all election-related activities

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/10/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

independent ethics and campaign finance law enforcement by reforming the state Elections and Ethics Boards
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
independent ethics and campaign finance law enforcement by reforming the state Elections and Ethics Boards

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/10/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

permitting the use of preferential or instant runoff voting systems for local nonpartisan races
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
permitting the use of preferential or instant runoff voting systems for local nonpartisan races

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/10/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Relating to issue advocacy made consistent with U.S. Supreme Court's decision in McConnell v. FEC.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to issue advocacy made consistent with U.S. Supreme Court's decision in McConnell v. FEC.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/5/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

WDC supports the Impartial Justice bill relating to campaign financing for the office of justice the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WDC supports the Impartial Justice bill relating to campaign financing for the office of justice the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/5/2005
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2005
January - June
$5,077.18
2005
July - December
$3,021.97
2006
January - June
$5,549.96
2006
July - December
$1,100.19
Total $14,749.31
Total Hours Communicating 2005
January - June
25.00
2005
July - December
19.25
2006
January - June
27.00
2006
July - December
10.50
Total 81.75
Total Hours Other 2005
January - June
135.25
2005
July - December
75.75
2006
January - June
140.25
2006
July - December
20.00
Total 371.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

relating to: requiring certain identification in order to vote at a polling place or obtain an absentee ballot, verification of the addresses of electors, and the fee for an identification card issued by the Department of Transportation.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
5 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 2 %
relating to: requiring certain identification in order to vote at a polling place or obtain an absentee ballot, verification of the addresses of electors, and the fee for an identification card issued by the Department of Transportation.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
5 %
2005
July - December
5 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 3 %
relating to: creation of a Government Accountability Board, making appropriations, and providing penalties.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
25 %
2005
July - December
35 %
2006
January - June
80 %
2006
July - December
Total 46 %
relating to: campaign financing, designations for the Wisconsin election campaign fund by individuals filing state income tax returns, creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for contributions to the Public Integrity Endowment, candidate time on public broadcasting television stations and public access channels, statewide voter registration, staffing of the Elections Board, providing exemptions from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing penalties.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
45 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
5 %
Total 16 %
relating to: use of preferential voting to determine the results of elections for local offices and granting rule-making authority.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
5 %
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 1 %
relating to: campaign financing, designations for the Wisconsin election campaign fund by individuals filing state income tax returns, creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for contributions to the Public Integrity Endowment, candidate time on public broadcasting television stations and public access channels, statewide voter registration, staffing of the Elections Board, providing exemptions from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing penalties.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
15 %
2006
January - June
3 %
2006
July - December
Total 4 %
relating to: electronic voting system standards.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
20 %
2006
January - June
2 %
2006
July - December
Total 5 %
relating to: campaign financing, lobbying regulation, designations for the Wisconsin election campaign fund by individuals filing state income tax returns, nonrefundable income tax credits for certain donations to the Wisconsin election campaign fund, candidate time on public broadcasting television stations and public access channels, statewide voter registration, staffing of the Elections Board, providing exemptions from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, making appropriations, and providing penalties.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2 %
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
relating to: public financing of elections for certain state offices, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, providing a penalty, and making appropriations.
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
3 %
2006
July - December
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2 %
2006
July - December
Total < 1%
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
3 %
2006
July - December
20 %
Total 2 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
15 %
Total 1 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
5 %
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 2 %
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
10 %
Total < 1%
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
45 %
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
2005
January - June
15 %
2005
July - December
20 %
2006
January - June
5 %
2006
July - December
5 %
Total 12 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures