Civic Engagement & Govt. Responsibility

Without question, Madison, our state and nation are facing historic social, economic and
political challenges, unforeseen in the last 80 years. Combined this with Madison’s
unprecedented, epidemic of Madison gun shootings, the growing gang violence, the day
time shooting and tragic homicide of 11 year-old Anisa Scott, and the increase in burglaries
and auto theft (88% increase from 2019); has exposed the strengths and unfortunately,
weaknesses of too many of our elected officials in our city.

The Need For Civic Engagement

No one person can solve the multitude of challenges and issues facing our beloved city and our neighborhoods. That is why we need to have you and other citizens in our district to engage collectively and work together, in making our neighborhoods and city safe for our children and our community – and making Madison a more inclusive city for all our
residents.

We The People Need:

Government Transparency!

New Conflict of Interest Ethics Laws!

Hold All Govt. Official Accountable!

“We All Need To Get Involved & Make Our Government Work For Us
& Not For Special Interest Groups & Money-Driven-Politics.”  

– A.J. Nino Amato

 

As a former member of the Board of Directors of Common Cause for Wisconsin and
the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, we must start with exposing the “dark-hidden-
political-money” from third party interest groups that are now operating at the local, state
and federal levels of government. 
Now more than ever, these third party political “money-exchangers” and issue-attack ads –
must reveal their individual and corporate donors and it’s time to pass local and state laws
with substantial criminal penalties (fines and jail time) for all individuals, corporations and
political action committees, who violate conflict of interest and ethic codes of conduct.

Now more than ever, these third party political “money-exchangers” and issue-attack ads – must reveal their individual and corporate donors and it’s time to pass local and state laws with substantial criminal penalties (fines and jail time) for all individuals, corporations and political action committees, who violate conflict of interest and ethic codes of conduct.

Equally important, we must stop the “unethical revolving door” of politically appointees to
the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW), who are supposed to oversee and
regulate the electric, natural gas and telecom industries (MGE, Alliant Energy, We Energy,
Dairy Land Power Cooperative and other public utilities).

Tragically, the PSCW has failed to do so and worse yet – PSCW Commissioners and senior Staff, end up with six-figure, high paying jobs with the utility industry and their subsidiaries, law firms or their PR consultants.

That’s why we need to pass a “Rate-Payers Bill of Rights” and enact tougher Code of Ethical Conduct and Conflict of Interest Laws, to close the PSCW unethical revolving door” and to enact swift punishments – both financial and serving jail term penalties – for any political appointee or elected official and/or lobbyist who violate the intent of state and federal anti-corruption laws.