October 30, 2012 / BY FANNA GAMAL Exposed: The big GOP funders behind the voter suppression billboards

Last week, media mega-corporation Clear Channel, and Norton Outdoor, were forced to remove misleading billboards designed to scare people of color away from the polls. More than 130,000 people including more than 66,000 ColorOfChange members signed a petition to Clear Channel demanding that the billboards be removed, and days later billboards in Ohio and Wisconsin were taken down.

Now, Truthout is reporting that the individual behind these billboards is a major GOP supporter, and venture capital fund manager from Wisconsin:

Stephen Einhorn – a Wisconsin venture capital fund manager and major GOP donor – acknowledged Monday that he and his wife Nancy paid for dozens of anonymous billboards in and around Milwaukee and two Ohio cities warning residents of the penalties for committing voter fraud...

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October 19, 2012 / BY CHARLENE CARRUTHERS Voter Intimidation Billboards Continue to Stir Resistance

This week, NPR highlighted the continued resistance from civil rights groups to remove voter intimidation billboards in Ohio and Wisconsin. More than 65,000 ColorOfChange members have signed our petition calling on Clear Channel, the hosts of the billboards, to take down the signs immediately.

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March 06, 2012 / BY MATT NELSON Good news from Wisconsin: Judge halts voter ID law

UPDATE: (03/12/12) Court rules WI voter ID law unconstitutional.

Wisconsin's voting rights advocates just made real progress in the fight against voter suppression. Today, a Dane County (Madison) judge halted enforcement of the state's voter ID law until an April 16 trial. The judge's order notes that the Wisconsin Constitution guarantees a right to vote, which means that the Voter ID bill will likely be ruled unconstitutional at trial. Voter ID legislation has passed in at least seven states, and has been introduced in 27 others.

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