Just months after an election cycle that saw record amounts of money spent, a group at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is looking to put an end to big money in political campaigns.
Democracy Matters, a national campus-based project of Common Cause, will have a chapter at the university starting spring semester. The group advocates for “clean elections,” supporting spending limits and public financing for some campaigns.
Members of the organization will look to educate the campus and community on the direct effects of campaign financing on important issues like the economy, energy, the environment, education and foreign policy.
The group’s first meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 4:30 p.m. in Reeve Union 213. It is open to all students, faculty, staff and interested members of the community. Free pizza will be provided.
For more information, the group’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Democracy Matters is an organization founded by NBA player Adonal Foyle in 2001. Its Web site www.democracymatters.org.