Various press accounts of Tuesday's hearing on the three elections bills racing through the Capitol have more- or less-accurate descriptions of the role of Special Registration Deputies in reaching underserved voting populations, including the elderly, disabled, minorities, and highly mobile electors such as students and the poor.
PR Watch quotes LWVDC President Kathy Fullin's testimony. Fullin gave her testimony as a citizen, not representing the League.
To hear his complete testimony, listen to the WisEYE recording at the 9:51 mark.
League member Paul Malischke's testimony is at 9:46.
WPR's coverage included a portion of very powerful testimony from 78-year old Frank Sandberg of Mequon, who works to register veterans to vote. Like Fullin, Sandberg waited until after 7 pm to make his statement.
To hear his complete testimony, listen to the WisEYE recording at the 9:57 mark.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel presents a very biased description of SRDs. "Those deputies are used by advocacy groups and partisan operations to stop people on the street and knock on their doors in efforts to boost voter turnout."
The Wisconsin State Journal covered the bills to reconstitute the GAB as a partisan entity and to remake Wisconsin's campaign finance regulations.
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