Donate Now In 2014, Issues Mobilization Council is on the air statewide fighting back against the labor unions, environmentalists and personal injury lawyers that are spending millions and millions of dollars regarding gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke and Attorney General candidate Susan Happ. WMC IMC makes sure the public knows the truth about important issues and urges Wisconsin residents to support the business agenda on issues.

Mary Burke: Forced out

Happ argued for a child molester

Anti-business voices are loud and clear…
Make sure your voice is heard on issues in 2014!

WMC is fighting back with aggressive media campaigns to counter the distortions of unions, personal injury lawyers and radical environmentalists. We need your help today! Please give now.


Dear WMC Member and Supporter,

Wisconsin has made tremendous strides improving our business climate with dramatic public policy changes backed by Governor Scott Walker and a pro-business Legislature. WMC has been at the forefront of driving the pro-growth agenda in our state with aggressive issue advocacy.

WMC Issues Mobilization Council (WMC IMC) is preparing to fight back back and we need your help! None of our policy victories would have been possible without WMC’s comprehensive issue advocacy program. We cannot shrink from our leadership role. WMC will take to the airwaves to tell our citizens who among our elected officials are pro-business and who are not. Our citizens deserve to hear the truth to make an informed decision on policy choices.

THE THREAT IS REAL: Unfortunately, not everyone shares our vision. Big unions, radical environmentalists, personal injury lawyers and others are teaming up to turn back the policy clock to the days of tax increases, out-of-control lawsuits, dizzying regulations and government unions that drive up government spending and taxes.

ACTION ITEM: I am personally asking you to make a corporate or personal donation to the WMC Issues Mobilization Council, Inc. Unlimited corporate donations are allowed under law, and are held strictly confidential — we have never disclosed our donors, and never will.

Kurt Bauer Signature
Kurt R. Bauer
WMC/President CEO


WMC is fighting back!

The ads below are appearing on television across Wisconsin leading up to the November 4, 2014 general election.

Mary Burke: “She’s a disaster”

Burke is wrong on jobs

Wisconsin is on a roll

Prosecutor Brad Schimel fights heroin

Penny Bernard Schaber raises taxes (pie)

Penny Bernard Schaber raises taxes (time)

Obamacare and Pat Bomhack’s bad ideas

Joe Majeski would let public employees double dip

Jeff Peck’s radical plans

Jeff Peck’s group would raise gas prices

Steve Smith voted to expand Obamacare

Rep. Steve Smith for expanded Obamacare

Wisconsin is Creating Jobs

Our Reforms are Working: Thanks Governor Walker

Don’t Let the Unions, Radical Environmentalists and Trial Lawyers Drive THEIR Policy Agenda … Fight Back!

Why Should My Company Give?
Anti-business groups are aligning to derail WMC and Governor Scott Walker’s pro-growth agenda. They want to raise your taxes, bury you in red tape, and make it easier for personal injury lawyers to sue you out of business.

What is WMC IMC?
WMC Issues Mobilization Council, Inc. (WMC IMC) is Wisconsin’s premier business issue advocacy organization. WMC IMC is the only issue advocacy group in the state affiliated with the state chamber of commerce and able to drive policy victories at the Capitol. Other groups will take your money, spend it, and cannot follow-up with policy victories.

What Will My Donation Support?
Your donation pays for message delivery, not overhead! Year after year, WMC’s issue advocacy program spends more than 96% of proceeds on television, cable television, radio, digital advertising, scientific public opinion polling, and other paid media to deliver the business message to the public.

Will My Donation Pay For Electioneering?
No. WMC IMC only engages in issue advocacy as defined by state law, the Wisconsin Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court rulings. We deliver winning messages on issues that the public cares about.

Is My Donation Confidential?
Absolutely. WMC IMC has never revealed a donor identity. WMC IMC complies with all state and federal laws that protect donor identity. Additionally, WMC IMC won a Wisconsin Supreme Court case in 1999 that ratified donor privacy for our advocacy program (Wisconsin State Elections Board v. WMC Issues Mobilization Council, Inc., 1999). WMC IMC has successfully fought every effort by our opponents and the government to reveal our donors.

How Should I Give?
Click here to make your donation online!
Or, make out your business or personal check to WMC IMC, and mail to 501 E. Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703. Email Jim Pugh to request an invoice or make a pledge.


*Contributions are not deductible as a charitable contribution. 100% is attributable to lobbying as defined in the Internal Revenue Code, and therefore is not deductible as an ordinary business expense. Please consult your tax advisor for guidance.

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.