Common Cause in Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Non-profit, non-partisan lobbying organization supporting campaign finance reform, redistricting reform, voting rights and open and accountable government.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and rules concerning campaign finance, elections, ethics of public officials, regulation of lobbyists and government operations.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
JWHJ
James W Heck Jr
P O Box 2597
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 256-2686
(608) 256-2686
ccwisjwh@itis.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
James W Heck Jr Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/10/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 185
Assembly Bill 185
Relating to: entering into an agreement among the states to elect the president of the United States by means of a national popular vote.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/2/2019
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 303
Assembly Bill 303
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/23/2019
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 77
Assembly Joint Resolution 77
Relating to: convention of the States for one or more Constitutional amendments restraining abuses of power by the federal government.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/27/2019
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 159
Senate Bill 159
Relating to: automatic voter registration, deceptive election practices, voter intimidation and suppression, voter rights, polling place posting and language requirements, election manual requirements, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalt...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/23/2019
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 197
Senate Bill 197
Relating to: entering into an agreement among the states to elect the president of the United States by means of a national popular vote.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/2/2019
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 288
Senate Bill 288
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/23/2019
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 57
Senate Joint Resolution 57
Relating to: convention of the States for one or more Constitutional amendments restraining abuses of power by the federal government.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/27/2019
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

Legislature
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Legislature

Notification Date
4/25/2019
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
state legislative and congressional redistricting

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

redistricting reform legislation still being written and not yet introduced
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
redistricting reform legislation still being written and not yet introduced

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2019
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.

redistricting reform legislation for introduction in the 2019-2020 legislative session
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
redistricting reform legislation for introduction in the 2019-2020 legislative session

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/17/2019
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.

Changes to Chapter 11 - campaign finance statutes
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Changes to Chapter 11 - campaign finance statutes

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/10/2019
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

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$8,882.00
2019
July - December
$3,368.00
2020
January - June
$4,378.00
2020
July - December
$0.00
Total $16,628.00
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
25.75
2019
July - December
18.75
2020
January - June
3.50
2020
July - December
0.00
Total 48.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
54.25
2019
July - December
46.00
2020
January - June
20.75
2020
July - December
0.00
Total 121.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: automatic voter registration, deceptive election practices, voter intimidation and suppression, voter rights, polling place posting and language requirements, election manual requirements, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2 %
2019
July - December
2 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
30 %
2019
July - December
45 %
2020
January - June
45 %
2020
July - December
Total 38 %
Relating to: legislative and congressional redistricting. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
30 %
2019
July - December
45 %
2020
January - June
45 %
2020
July - December
Total 38 %
Relating to: entering into an agreement among the states to elect the president of the United States by means of a national popular vote.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: entering into an agreement among the states to elect the president of the United States by means of a national popular vote.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: convention of the States for one or more Constitutional amendments restraining abuses of power by the federal government.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: convention of the States for one or more Constitutional amendments restraining abuses of power by the federal government.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
30 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 14 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
3 %
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 3 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
100 %
Total 3 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures