Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Coming Out and Signing Up

Thank you to the almost 70 people who braved the snow Tuesday evening (Jan. 31) to learn about Door County-United to Amend (DC-UTA) and our nonpartisan local effort to legalize sensible limits and transparency on Super-PAC money in our elections. Thank you to the 54 people who signed a petition that night, and the dozens of you who signed on to get updates and help in the effort. As we go forward, we’ll continue our outreach informational presentations and our dialogue with local officials at every level.

Unlimited money and influence in elections is not just a federal and state issue. Their effects are felt here in Door County as loss of control by our local units of government. With your help, we will continue to grow DC-UTA and urge our elected municipal officials to pass supporting resolutions and/or referenda, faith-based communities to voice support, and reach out to local groups, organizations, businesses, community leaders, and you – the voters – to learn more about the problem and solution, and then help Door County join the other 95 Wisconsin communities, and 18 states who have already found their voice and spoken out for legalizing limits on Super-Pac money and influence in elections.

We were inspired by you. Special thanks to the Door County League of Women Voters who sponsored and hosted the event. For more information or to discuss a presentation to your group, contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Jim Black and Dan Powers

Sturgeon Bay, Wis.