Wisconsin Voices

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Wisconsin Voices represents the shared interests of more than 90 partner organizations across Wisconsin. We continue to serve as a behind-the-scenes bond for our partner organizations.

Lobbying Interests:
We are interested in lobbying on legislation that modernizes our election system while opposing any bills designed to make voting more difficult.

Contact
MC
Markasa Chambers
633 S Hawley Road
Milwaukee, WI 53214
(414) 226-4289
admin@wisconsinvoices.org
http://wisconsinvoices.org/

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Colleen Gruszynski Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/22/2015 Withdrawn On 3/22/2016
Mike Wilder Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/22/2015 Withdrawn On 11/19/2015

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 9
Assembly Bill 9
Relating to: Legislative Audit Bureau access to documents maintained by state agencies and authorizing the Government Accountability Board to provide investigatory records to the Legislative Audit Bureau.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2015
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 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
5/1/2015
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
9/8/2015
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 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
10/12/2015
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

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.
Comments
We support efforts to allow voters to register online, but oppose eliminating SRDs.
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
1/12/2016
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 907
Assembly Bill 907
Relating to: restoring the right to vote to certain persons barred from voting as a result of a felony conviction, changing the information required on voter registration forms, and changing voting procedure for certain persons who are convicted of felonie...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/29/2016
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 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
2/10/2015
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.
Senate Bill 6
Senate Bill 6
Relating to: Legislative Audit Bureau access to documents maintained by state agencies and authorizing the Government Accountability Board to provide investigatory records to the Legislative Audit Bureau.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 2

For
Notification Date
2/6/2015
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.
Senate Bill 44
Senate Bill 44
Relating to: prohibiting as a condition of employment membership in a labor organization or payments to a labor organization and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 1

Against
Notification Date
3/2/2015
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
3/6/2015
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.
Senate Bill 194
Senate Bill 194
Relating to: student loans, the individual income tax subtract modification for tuition and student fees, creating an authority to be known as the Wisconsin Student Loan Refinancing Authority, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (F...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/5/2015
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 281
Senate Bill 281
Relating to: voter registration; proving residence for registration and voting purposes; reviewing certain expenditures of the Government Accountability Board by the Joint Committee on Finance; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/5/2015
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 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 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
10/27/2015
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/23/2015
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Revises Chapter Trans 102, relating to operator's licenses and identification cards.
Agency Name
Department of Transportation (Trans)

Subject
Revises Chapter Trans 102, relating to operator's licenses and identification cards.

Register Number: 704 (9/1/2014)
Other
Notification Date
2/12/2015
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
This rule does not go far enough in terms of making free IDs for voting easily accessible for the public.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Pre-registration of youth for voting
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Pre-registration of youth for voting

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/1/2015
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.

Decriminalization of marijuana
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Decriminalization of marijuana

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/4/2015
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.

Campaign Finance
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Campaign Finance

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/20/2015
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.

Keeping election administration non-partisan and accountable
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Keeping election administration non-partisan and accountable

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/23/2015
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.

GAB Admin Rule 3.50 (4) regarding the cost of election data
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
GAB Admin Rule 3.50 (4) regarding the cost of election data

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
3/5/2015
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.

Supporting Documentation
20150305_WI Voices GAB Admin Rule 3.50 4.pdf


Restore voting rights to those who have served their time.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Restore voting rights to those who have served their time.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/10/2015
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.

Making the redistricting process transparent and impartial.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Making the redistricting process transparent and impartial.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/10/2015
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.

Election Modernization through automatic registration, making voter registration more portable, online voter registration
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Election Modernization through automatic registration, making voter registration more portable, online voter registration

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/22/2015
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
$6,822.70
2015
July - December
$11,547.23
2016
January - June
$1,767.94
2016
July - December
$0.00
Total $20,137.86
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
45.00
2015
July - December
39.00
2016
January - June
8.50
2016
July - December
0.00
Total 92.50
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
78.00
2015
July - December
92.50
2016
January - June
26.00
2016
July - December
0.00
Total 196.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: Legislative Audit Bureau access to documents maintained by state agencies and authorizing the Government Accountability Board to provide investigatory records to the Legislative Audit Bureau.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: Legislative Audit Bureau access to documents maintained by state agencies and authorizing the Government Accountability Board to provide investigatory records to the Legislative Audit Bureau.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: prohibiting as a condition of employment membership in a labor organization or payments to a labor organization and providing a penalty.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
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
2 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
7 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: authorizing Wisconsin to enter into agreements to share information related to the registration and voting of electors.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister to vote. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: voter registration; proving residence for registration and voting purposes; reviewing certain expenditures of the Government Accountability Board by the Joint Committee on Finance; 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
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
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
15 %
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 8 %
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
20 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: campaign finance.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
30 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 13 %
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
30 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 13 %
Relating to: restoring the right to vote to certain persons barred from voting as a result of a felony conviction, changing the information required on voter registration forms, and changing voting procedure for certain persons who are convicted of felonies. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: student loans, the individual income tax subtract modification for tuition and student fees, creating an authority to be known as the Wisconsin Student Loan Refinancing Authority, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
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
93 %
2016
July - December
Total 11 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%

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
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
25 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 11 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
25 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 11 %

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
2 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
100 %
Total < 1%

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures