By Tim Kowols
An area grassroots effort has led to seven communities in Door County voicing their concern about money in politics. In the last five months, Sturgeon Bay, Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor (town and village), Forestville, Liberty Grove, and Ephraim have all signed resolutions supporting a constitutional amendment to allow limits on campaign contributions and conducting a non-binding statewide referendum on the issue. With 112 communities in total signing on already, Matthew Rothschild from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says people from all walks of life are uniting for this cause.
Rothschild credits Dan Powers from Door County United to Amend with leading the cause locally to get the seven communities in the area on board with the resolution. There is currently legislation on the floors of the state Assembly and Senate to bring the resolution to a statewide referendum during the 2018 fall election.