ON-Lion Letter
In June, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) in Milwaukee sent a letter to Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and the members of the Madison Common Council, calling into question the legality of a Madison ordinance introduced by Soglin in May.  The proposed ordinance requires the disclosure of certain political contributions by the city’s contractors and, according to Soglin, is intended to discourage contributions to organizations with which he disagrees.

As the letter points out, it is a bedrock principle of our democracy that government cannot play favorites among citizens, including public contractors, based on their political beliefs.  The ordinance proposed by Soglin is a blatant violation of the United States and Wisconsin Constitutions, an infirmity that WILL hopes the Common Council will consider before it acts on the Soglin's proposal.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports WILL.
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