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Wednesday, October 12th

Rock County Progressives Present an Educational Forum





Citizens United



Mike McCabe



Corporations are not people

Money is not speech…

Come learn more as the issue as the Wisconsin United to Amend resolution opposing “Citizens United” will be on the ballot in Rock County in November.…



  • Mike Mccabe
    • Blue Jean Nation founder and president

Wisconsin United To Amend (WIUTA) is a non-partisan state network of concerned citizens dedicated to restoring our representative democracy, by minimizing the corruptive influence that money has on our political process. We seek to overturn Citizens United and related Supreme Court decisions so we may reclaim the liberties and privileges guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution for real people.

Blue Jean Nation is working to promote the transformation of democratic institutions that are failing America and reinvigorate our republic through community outreach, civic education and engagement, grassroots organizing, public policy advocacy and social action.

Blue Jean Nation founder and president Mike McCabe is the author of Blue Jeans in High Places: The Coming Makeover of American Politics and for 15 years was the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan watchdog group that specializes in tracking the money in state elections and works for reforms aimed at making people matter more than money in politics. During his time with the Democracy Campaign, Mike was a leading government whistle blower and earned a reputation as one of the nation’s best political money trackers. Under his leadership, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign was named the Citizen Openness Advocate of the Year in 2012 by the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council and the state chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2013, Community Shares of Wisconsin honored Mike with its Community Leadership Award, and in 2015 the Wisconsin Farmers Union gave him its ‘Friend of the Family Farmer’ award. Mike is a Wisconsin native and was raised on his family’s dairy farm. He is a 1982 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism.


Forum Schedule:

6 PM-6:30 PM cheese & cracker reception (nonalcoholic)
6:30 PM-7:45 PM, Speaker presentation


Forum Location:

Basics CO-OP


*Basics CO-OP Natural Foods
1711 Lodge Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545





*This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics.


For video of past forums see:

"Past Events"


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