June 21, 2006
E. Michael McCann, former Governor Tony Earl and I issued a public challenge to Jim Doyle to call a special legislative session to enact SB 1, ethics reform, and campaign finance reform. Since clean government is not a partisan issue, we challenged Mark Green to get on board as well.
The statement: "Wisconsin has long had a tradition of clean government and clean campaigns. That record has been jeopardized by the caucus scandal and the recent conviction of Georgia Thompson.
"The three of us have spent most of our adult lives engaged in public service and we believe the problems now facing our state government must be addressed on an urgent basis.
"We call upon Governor Doyle to immediately call a special session of the legislature to enact ethics reform and campaign finance reform. It is not enough to promise that things will be better in the future.
"The people of our state deserve the full attention of the Governor and the legislature as the fog of corruption hangs over our state. This is not a partisan issue and we call on Mark Green to support a special session and enactmebt of meaningful ethics and campaign finance reform.
"Finally, we invite you to attend a session of The People's Legislature on Saturday from 10-2 in Madison, to review all options."
Join us on Saturday. We need hell raisers not fund raisers.
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