The long-term health of Wisconsin is inextricably linked with the health of our democracy. Unchecked political spending from polluting special interests, voter protections that have been gutted, and gerrymandering are making it harder for many people to participate in elections. We know Wisconsinites care about protecting our environment. A free, fair, and equitable political process is essential to ensuring that elected officials reflect the values of their constituents and advance protections that are critical to our health, our environment, and future generations.
“We are all affected by pollution. Wisconsin Conservation Voters gives me a voice to fight polluters.”
hiker. biker. voter.
Ann Brodek, Racine
Wisconsin has always been a leader in conservation, in large part because Aldo Leopold created the Natural Resources Board to be the citizens’ voice for our natural resources. The board – made up of well-informed citizens from across the state – helps the DNR set scientifically sound natural resource management policies.
Just one day after hundreds of dedicated conservationists like you called for it at Conservation Lobby Day, the Joint Finance Committee fixed Gov. Walker’s budget proposal to turn the Department of Natural Resources Board into an advisory board – a move that would have eliminated citizen input in our natural resource decisions.
Conservation voters issue statement on lame duck bills
Rather than accept the will of the people, in a lame duck session top Republicans will attempt to undermine Wisconsin’s democracy with a series of unprecedented and radical bills meant to sabotage the state’s duly elected new leaders.
Conservation voters congratulate Evers, Barnes on historic victory
Wisconsin Conservation Voters congratulates Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes on their election victory.
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign: Dairy Business Association is an Influence Peddler of the Month
The Dairy Business Association (DBA), which was created in 1999 and is based in Green Bay, is run by agri-business and large dairy interests that support looser agriculture and environmental regulations and enforcement.