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AMAC Action Weekly Advocacy Update: Victory in Wisconsin!

Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024
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April 5, 2024

AMAC Members Help Deliver Huge Election Integrity Win in Wisconsin

Wisconsin voters resoundingly said “No” to outside influence in their elections on Tuesday night by supporting Questions 1 and 2 which would ban the use of private funds for election administration.

Questions 1 and 2, which passed by margins of 54% and 58%, respectively, mean outside private, third-party grants are not allowed in Wisconsin’s elections and the state must use only those public officials who are authorized by law to administer elections. These changes are now part of the Wisconsin Constitution.

The concern for Wisconsin’s elections arose as the result of an influx of millions of private dollars designated for election administration made their way into the state in 2020. The funds were financed primarily by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg through his Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) organization. According to research from the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), “This funding went disproportionately to Democratic areas in Wisconsin” and resulted in thousands of additional votes for Joe Biden throughout the state.

In an April 2 statement on the election results, WILL President and General Counsel Rick Esenberg said, “The administration of our elections should be fair, impartial, and free from outside influence. With today’s results, voters sent a clear message that they want to keep private money out of election administration. Today, Wisconsin becomes the 28th state to approve a measure to keep private funding out of impartial election administration.”

The grassroots were out in force to help accomplish this huge victory, including AMAC members. AMAC Action devised a two-part strategy to activate over 48,100 members in Wisconsin.  First, a statewide call-to-action detailing these issues and urging members to get out the vote was deployed. This activity was followed-up with a statewide AMAC Action Chapter meeting emphasizing these issues.

AMAC Action’s Manager of Advocacy Support, Terri Haverly said, “We explained these issues as part of our agenda for the meeting and encouraged the 116 participants to talk about them with family, friends, co-workers, and everyone else in their social circles. We also provided a handout to give participants talking points. This is the beauty of AMAC Action state chapters, we can address local issues quickly and thoroughly.”

This satisfying victory largely results from engaged citizens getting involved in local issues. This is the kind of activity AMAC Action facilitates with members throughout the country, and it is AMAC members’ care and concern for their state and country that consistently drives these victories. Stay engaged!

Legislative and Policy Support

S.2014 – AMAC Supports Bill to Ensure Equal Care for Equal Service for America’s Veterans

Over 300 women American Veterans who bravely fought in the service of our nation with Cultural Support Teams (CSTs) assigned to Special Operations Forces, during our Global War on Terror (2010 – 2021), receive different and unequal benefits based on their God given gender despite serving in the same conditions and in the same place. This bill would “ensure that certain members of the Armed Forces who served in female cultural support teams receive proper credit for such service.” This important legislation addresses the correction of military records, retirement pay, Veterans benefits claims, eligibility, and processing of claims. Read AMAC Action’s letter of support.

All-State Meetings

March 29 All-State Meeting: KS-04 Delegate Don Henry hosted the virtual Kansas All-State Chapter Meeting. From the Senate Majority Leader’s Office, Kansas State Senator Larry Alley, Chief of Staff Eric Rucker, and Director of Policy & Research Kathy M. Sachs discussed how AMAC members can become involved with the legislature in monitoring and providing information to legislators and find out what the legislature is doing to protect social security earnings from taxes.

April 3 All-State Meeting: OH-08 Delegate Mark Maltbie hosted the virtual Ohio All-State Chapter Meeting and Angela Faulkner, Grassroots Director of The Leadership Institute spoke about finding a role and training a grassroots conservative movement to influence policy through participation, activism, and leadership.

April 4 All-State Meeting: NM-01 Delegate Ramona Goolsby hosted the virtual New Mexico All-State Chapter Meeting. New Mexico State Representative Bill Rehm gave attendees a legislative update, and Executive Vice President of AMAC Carl Hohsfield, Jr. discussed how when the people are united, we can make a difference.

Quote of the Week

“Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed. Their mistaken course stems from false notions of equality, ladies and gentlemen. Equality, rightly understood, as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences. Wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism…resist concentrations of power, private or public, which enforce such conformity and inflict such despotism. It is the cause of Republicanism to ensure that power remains in the hands of the people.”

– Barry Goldwater in his 1964 speech accepting the Republican nomination for president

Fight to save the America we love! If you’d like to become a volunteer AMAC Action Delegate, please contact us at (855) 809-6976 or [email protected]. 

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Patty L
Patty L
1 month ago

Being from WI, I’m so happy to see that we are starting to wake up! Hopefully, our vote in November will be fair unlike it was in 2020. We need our real President back in office to stop the decline of America. I just pray that it’s not too late!

Randall L. Beatty
Randall L. Beatty
1 month ago

WE do not need dirty money from big tech people outside money it corrupts the vote we know that they wanted to make sure Biden&Harris would win time for it to stop and it will with this vote. It is a big win in Wisconsin.

Pam Meger
Pam Meger
1 month ago

Congratulations on your victory against outside dollars in state elections.

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

We had a similar issue here in Georgia where they wanted to make private donations to county elections offices. We were able to stop this.

David
David
1 month ago

I was pleased to see in 2020 that Ed Durr won a seat in the New Jersey State Assembly. He was the guy who spent only $3000 on his campaign and beat a 20-year incumbent.
However, Durr lost in 2022.

Jack cook
Jack cook
1 month ago

All states should band outside influences concerning our elections

johnh
johnh
1 month ago

One thing noted , Trump told crowd that I won state in 2020. And according to election results in 2020, Trump did not win majority of Wisconsin popular vote in 2020. Tell me whatg the truth is & what is fake news here.

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