This year’s Fest lineup includes:
- Phil Donahue (writer, creator and star of the long-running television show Phil Donahue Show/Donahue. Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro co-produced the documentary film Body of War).
- Scott Ritter (chief weapons inspector for the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq from 1991-1998. Prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003, Ritter publicly argued that Iraq had no significant weapons of mass destruction. His recent book is called Target Iran.)
- Jim Hightower (radio commentator, writer, public speaker)
- Congresswomen Gwen Moore and Tammy Baldwin
- And lots more----
In George Orwell’s novel "1984" about a repressed society, people were kept under high surveillance by their government via technology.
Eligible citizens deserve to have their votes counted. A rule the state Attorney General wants to impose would disenfranchise voters and cause election chaos, says the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, a nonpartisan organization that encourages informed and active participation in government.The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin states, “Attorney General Van Hollen is seeking to overturn a recent decision of the Government Accountability Board and change election procedures--just before a Presidential Election. He wishes to impose an emergency rule dealing with matching the statewide voter registration list with the Department of Transportation database. Federal law (HAVA) requires that this matching be done. Matching is already being done in Wisconsin. What HAVA does not require is that people with non-matching data be disqualified from casting a regular ballot on Election Day. The Attorney General’s proposal would result in persons with non-matched data to clear up the “nonmatch” or re-register at the polls or use provisional ballots on Election Day…”
Donna Richards, a municipal clerk from North Fond du Lac, calls Wisc. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s lawsuit against the state Government Accountability Board, “ a red herring”. She writes that it’s an attempt at scaring people away and if it causes delays, will discourage voters on a very long day or evening. The elderly, first-time voters, the infirm, those without driver’s licenses, or without cars to run home for more identification, will be hurt the most. Also, to have voters take off of work the next day or get “downtown” to complete the identification process for a provisional ballot to count, is asking a lot.