Right now, Madison's elected officials are considering changes to our policy on the use of Tax Incremental Financing (TIF). The existing policy prioritizes the use of pubic financing for projects that would not otherwise happen, provide affordable housing, and create jobs that pay a living wage; especially in areas with the greatest need.
However, the City's Economic Development Committee, backed by powerful interests like the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Madison, Inc., proposed changes which would allow funding for projects that would happen regardless of tax financing and could weaken the benefits gained through our TIF system.GOAL: 500 signatures
We, the undersigned, believe that our tax dollar should only fund projects with direct public benefit that wouldn't happen without public financing. We believe projects should address the needs of the community for affordable housing and jobs that pay a family-supporting wage.
The Annual Progressive Dane Garden Party and Potluck will be at Brittingham Park from 5-9pm on Friday, July 19, 2013!
The Garden Party is a great opportunity for Progressive Dane members, electeds, and supporters to get to know each other and have some fun, as well as one of our most important fundraisers. There will be food, drinks, music, and some of the best people in Dane County, so you don't want to miss it.
Members Sponsor the Garden Party at all different levels:
Basic Sponsor: $25
Regular Sponsor: $50
Contributing Sponsor: $75
Supporting Sponsor: $100
Progressive Dane is a grassroots, volunteer organization, and there's a broad variety of volunteer needs at any given time. As you check the boxes below, let us know what you're happy to help out with! We're glad you want to get involved, and we look forward to working with you soon!
The 2012 elections were the most expensive in our nation's history, but grassroots action is rising up to say no to the big money special interests drowning out the voices of regular people.
Already, 11 states and more than 400 communities around the country have gone on record calling for a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and allow limits on election spending by billionaires and corporations.
On an issue this big, the people of Wisconsin deserve a chance to weigh in. Sign our petition calling for the Wisconsin legislature to put it to the people for a vote with an advisory referendum about Citizens United.
It's time to get big money out of our elections. Regular people's voices are being drowned out thanks to the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. FEC ruling which opened the floodgates of unlimited political spending by wealthy individuals and corporations.
Across the state and the country, people have overwhelmingly rejected the court's ruling by supporting referenda calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and related decisions.
It's time to let the people of Wisconsin decide.
Please support a statewide advisory referendum asking the people of Wisconsin to instruct Wisconsin's Congressional delegation to propose and support -- and the Wisconsin state legislature ratify -- an amendment to the United States Constitution that clarifies three issues: 1) that money is not speech; 2) that corporations are not entitled to the same rights as natural persons; and 3) that Congress and the states can limit election-related spending to ensure that all citizens, regardless of wealth, can express their views to one another and their government on a level playing field.
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Progressive Dane is the Progressive Political Party in Dane County. Progressive Dane is a progressive political party in Dane County, Wisconsin. Progressive Dane believes that ordinary citizens should control public policies at the community and national levels. We support tax justice, better social services, equality in public education, affordable housing, and public transportation. Progressive Dane helps community members organize around issues that are important to them and also works on the grassroots level to elect progressive political candidates.
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