Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign tracks the money in state politics, fights government corruption and works for campaign finance reform, fair elections, judicial integrity, media democracy, open and transparent government, and democracy reform in areas such as state legislative and congressional redistricting, ethics, and lobbying. We pursue these objectives through research, citizen education, community outreach, coalition building and direct advocacy.

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. Lobbying for stronger ethics enforcement, lobbying reforms and changes safeguarding the electoral process.

Title:
Outreach and Advocacy Director

Contact
BS
Beverly Speer
203 S Paterson Street Suite 100
Madison, WI 53703-3689
(608) 255-4260
(608) 255-4359
speer@wisdc.org
http://www.wisdc.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Beverly Speer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Matthew Rothschild Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 68
Assembly Bill 68
Relating to: John Doe proceedings and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/18/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 176
Assembly Bill 176
Relating to: reporting of the principal place of employment of certain individuals who make political contributions.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/23/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 189
Assembly Bill 189
Relating to: authorizing Wisconsin to enter into agreements to share information related to the registration and voting of electors.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/15/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 194
Assembly Bill 194
Relating to: requiring the successful completion of the civics portion of a citizenship test as a condition for obtaining a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/6/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 265
Assembly Bill 265
Relating to: public financing of campaigns for the office of justice of the supreme court, making appropriations, and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/19/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 316
Assembly Bill 316
Relating to: allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister to vote. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/27/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 328
Assembly Bill 328
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/7/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 329
Assembly Bill 329
Relating to: legislative consideration of nonfiscal policy items in the biennial budget bill.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/7/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 382
Assembly Bill 382
Relating to: creating a legislative office of inspector general and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/9/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 387
Assembly Bill 387
Relating to: campaign finance.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 117

Against
Notification Date
10/9/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 388
Assembly Bill 388
Relating to: reorganizing the Government Accountability Board, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 118

Against
Notification Date
10/14/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 389
Assembly Bill 389
Relating to: electronic voter registration, verification of certain registrations, proof of residence for voting in an election, authorizing Wisconsin to enter into agreements to share information related to the registration and voting of electors; electio...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/14/2015
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.
Assembly Bill 585
Assembly Bill 585
Relating to: an objective standard for the disqualification of a judge or justice.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/19/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 605
Assembly Bill 605
Relating to: campaign finance reporting by social welfare organizations; individual contribution limits to political parties and committees; political disbursements and obligations by corporations, cooperative associations; and labor organizations and the ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/5/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 723
Assembly Bill 723
Relating to: regulating the production and use of photo identification cards by local units of government. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/27/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 868
Assembly Bill 868
Relating to: prohibiting a legislator from concurrently holding office as county executive.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/10/2016
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.
Assembly Joint Resolution 1
Assembly Joint Resolution 1
Relating to: election of chief justice (second consideration).

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/8/2015
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.
Assembly Joint Resolution 8
Assembly Joint Resolution 8
Relating to: an advisory referendum on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/11/2015
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.
Senate Bill 43
Senate Bill 43
Relating to: John Doe proceedings and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 64

Against
Notification Date
3/18/2015
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.
Senate Bill 58
Senate Bill 58
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/4/2015
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.
Senate Bill 220
Senate Bill 220
Relating to: allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister to vote. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/28/2015
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.
Senate Bill 285
Senate Bill 285
Relating to: the state civil service and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/7/2016
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.
Senate Bill 292
Senate Bill 292
Relating to: campaign finance.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/9/2015
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.
Senate Bill 294
Senate Bill 294
Relating to: reorganizing the Government Accountability Board, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/14/2015
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.
Senate Bill 295
Senate Bill 295
Relating to: electronic voter registration, verification of certain registrations, proof of residence for voting in an election, authorizing Wisconsin to enter into agreements to share information related to the registration and voting of electors; electio...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 261

Against
Notification Date
2/3/2016
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.
Senate Bill 368
Senate Bill 368
Relating to: creating a legislative office of inspector general and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/9/2015
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.
Senate Bill 533
Senate Bill 533
Relating to: regulating the production and use of photo identification cards by local units of government. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 374

Against
Notification Date
1/27/2016
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.
Senate Bill 707
Senate Bill 707
Relating to: prohibiting a legislator from concurrently holding office as county executive.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 154

Against
Notification Date
2/10/2016
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.
Senate Joint Resolution 2
Senate Joint Resolution 2
Relating to: election of chief justice (second consideration).

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/16/2015
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.
Senate Joint Resolution 12
Senate Joint Resolution 12
Relating to: an advisory referendum on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2015
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.
Senate Joint Resolution 47
Senate Joint Resolution 47
Relating to: providing for an advisory referendum on the question of adopting a nonpartisan system for redistricting.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
8/21/2015
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Government Accountability Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Government Accountability Board

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB 4124/4181 regulating the production and use of photo identification cards by local units of government
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 4124/4181 regulating the production and use of photo identification cards by local units of government

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/4/2016
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.

Comments
@item.ExternalURL

Creating the Legislative Office of Inspector General
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Creating the Legislative Office of Inspector General

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/10/2015
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.

requiring a monthly report on travel expenses for elected officials seeking national office, and reimbursement of any state money used
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
requiring a monthly report on travel expenses for elected officials seeking national office, and reimbursement of any state money used

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/7/2015
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.

removing all nonfiscal policy items from budget bills
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
removing all nonfiscal policy items from budget bills

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/7/2015
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.

LRB 2393/1 & 2652/1 Pre-registration to vote/Young Voter Empowerment Act
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 2393/1 & 2652/1 Pre-registration to vote/Young Voter Empowerment Act

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/19/2015
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.

eliminating the Legislative Audit Bureau and the Joint Audit Committee, creating the Legislative Office of Inspector General
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
eliminating the Legislative Audit Bureau and the Joint Audit Committee, creating the Legislative Office of Inspector General

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/9/2015
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.

Comments
@item.ExternalURL

legislative and congressional redistricting
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
legislative and congressional redistricting

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/3/2015
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.

Audit Report 14-14: Government Accountability Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Audit Report 14-14: Government Accountability Board

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/16/2015
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.

voter registration modernization
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
voter registration modernization

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/8/2015
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.

Resolution calling for a statewide advisory referendum on overturning Citizens United
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Resolution calling for a statewide advisory referendum on overturning Citizens United

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/8/2015
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.

Comments
@item.ExternalURL

the scope of regulated activity and reporting of certain activity under the campaign finance law (disclosure)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
the scope of regulated activity and reporting of certain activity under the campaign finance law (disclosure)

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/8/2015
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/8/2015
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$6,729.58
2015
July - December
$7,359.95
2016
January - June
$1,848.02
2016
July - December
$1,181.31
Total $17,118.86
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
36.75
2015
July - December
34.50
2016
January - June
11.00
2016
July - December
12.50
Total 94.75
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
107.00
2015
July - December
98.25
2016
January - June
28.50
2016
July - December
8.25
Total 242.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: election of chief justice (second consideration).
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: election of chief justice (second consideration).
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: reporting of the principal place of employment of certain individuals who make political contributions.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
20 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: an advisory referendum on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
20 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: campaign finance reporting by social welfare organizations; individual contribution limits to political parties and committees; political disbursements and obligations by corporations, cooperative associations; and labor organizations and the scope of regulated activity and reporting of certain activity under the campaign finance law.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: campaign finance.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: reorganizing the Government Accountability Board, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: campaign finance.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
25 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: reorganizing the Government Accountability Board, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
25 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: electronic voter registration, verification of certain registrations, proof of residence for voting in an election, authorizing Wisconsin to enter into agreements to share information related to the registration and voting of electors; election registration officials; testing election officials after training; electronic poll lists; election equipment approval; overvoted ballots; voter registration proof of residency for an individual in a residential care facility; counting of absentee ballots; witness address required for valid absentee ballot; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
20 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
15 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 6 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
20 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
60 %
Total 12 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
15 %
2015
July - December
20 %
2016
January - June
65 %
2016
July - December
40 %
Total 24 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures