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RiseUp Western Wisconsin hosts speaker/candidate

Mike McCabe

RiseUp Western Wisconsin, a local political action group, will host campaign finance expert and gubernatorial candidate Mike McCabe at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in the River Falls Public Library lower level community room.

McCabe is the founder of Blue Jean Nation and the author of "Blue Jeans in High Places: The Coming Makeover of American Politics." For 15 years he was executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan watchdog group that specializes in tracking the money in state elections and works for reforms aimed at making people matter more than money in politics.

During his time with the Democracy Campaign, McCabe was a leading government whistleblower and earned a reputation as one of the nation's best political money trackers. His talk will focus on how Americans can reclaim our democracy and the pressing need to do so.

McCabe's talk is open to the public.

The library is located at the corner of Main and Union streets on the north edge of historic downtown River Falls.

For more information contact Katie Chaffee at 715-425-8434 or