Making Democracy Work

Coming Events

All local LWV events are open to the public, and free unless otherwise noted.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, February 8, 2018
7PM
Ripon City Hall
Council Chambers
100 Jackson Street
Ripon, WI 54971
Respectful Political Discourse.

Matt Rothschild joined the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign in 2015 after working for The Progressive magazine for 32 years, most of those as editor and publisher. After graduating from Harvard University with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies in 1980, he spent the next 2 years working for Ralph Nader's Multinational Monitor, a monthly magazine that covered large corporations and the World Bank.

The Progressive magazine and the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign organization share some common goals such as curbing the influence of money in politics. "In Wisconsin we've seen the corrosive influence of money in politics", Rothschild said and added that he wants the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign to continue to cast a spotlight on the corruption of the political system. He has also emphasized that a strong majority of Americans + on both sides of the aisle + are opposed to the Supreme Court's Citizen United decision that abolished limits on corporate spending in political campaigns.

His opinion pieces have run in the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, and a host of other newspapers. He has appeared on Nightline, NPR, C-SPAN, and the O'Reilly Factor. He is a frequent guest on the Joy Cardin Show on Wisconsin Public Radio.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
7PM
Ripon City Hall
Council Chambers
100 Jackson Street
Ripon, WI 54971
Candidate Forum: Ripon Mayoral & 4th District.

The League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area will be hosting a Ripon Mayoral and 4th District Candidate Forum on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Ripon City Hall Council Chambers at 7pm.

Meet Ripon's Mayoral and 4th District Candidates! Be informed. Vote with confidence.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

More information and official press release to follow.