WMC IMC: A Winning History of Public Policy Victories

WMC Counters Union Misinformation — Spent $7 million on issue advocacy to counter union misinformation regarding the positive benefits of Governor Scott Walker’s business and economic reforms and legislative advocacy. (2012)

WMC Educates Public About Pro-Growth Reforms — Spent $2 million on an issue advocacy campaign about public policy regarding jobs and the economy and the policy agenda of Governor Scott Walker and pro-business lawmakers. (2011)

WMC Advocates Jobs Plan — Executed WMC’s “Wisconsin Jobs 2010” public relations and issue advocacy campaign. Spent $2.7 million to educate the public and urge Governor Walker and the Legislature to approve historic lawsuit reform, regulation relief, collective bargaining reform and business tax cuts. (2010-2011)

WMC Educates Public About Activist Judges — Spent more than $1 million on a successful television issue advocacy campaign regarding the public policy implications of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Justice Pat Roggensack’s rulings. (2013)

WMC Counters Union Misinformation — Spent $2 million on a successful television issue advocacy campaign regarding the public policy implications of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Justice David Prosser’s rulings. (2011)

WMC Defeats Global Warming Legislation — Executed WMC’s award-winning public relations and grassroots campaign to defeat global warming bill from Governor Jim Doyle, saving businesses from higher energy bills and taxes. (2010)

WMC Fights Card Check — Executed WMC’s award-winning public relations and grassroots campaign to defeat the Employee Free Choice Act. (2009)

WMC Kills Liability Expansion — Executed award-winning grassroots campaign to defeat the expansion of joint-and-several liability in the Wisconsin state budget. (2009)

WMC Educates Public About Activist Judges — Spent $2.25 million on a successful television, radio and direct mail issue advocacy campaign regarding the public policy implications of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the rulings of activist Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler. (2008)

WMC Educates Public About Traditionalist Judges — Spent $2.5 million on a successful television, radio, and direct mail issue advocacy campaign regarding the public policy implications of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the rulings of Justice Annette Ziegler. (2007)

WMC Educates Public About Activist Attorney General — Spent $3 million on an issue advocacy media campaign regarding the policy agenda of Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. (2006)


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Paid for by WMC Issues Mobilization Council, Inc. WMC IMC is a special fund established by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce to deliver the business message and promote grassroots activity to support the business agenda. WMC IMC is organized under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Corporate contributions are accepted and kept confidential. There are no contribution limits under law. WMC IMC issue advocacy does not expressly advocate the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate, as defined by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. (Buckly v. Valeo/Wisconsin State Elections Board v. WMC Issues Mobilization Council, Inc.) It is our understanding that your financial support for WMC IMC is an unrestricted, general support grant and is not earmarked or targeted support for any specific WMC IMC activity.