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What is LeaderEthics-Wisconsin?

LeaderEthicWisconsin is a non-partisan/non-profit organization dedicated to promoting integrity in the American Democracy through ethical leadership practices among elected officials. Ethical leaders are:

  1. Truthful.
  2. Transparent with public information.
  3. Unifiers rather than dividers, and
  4. Willing to represent the collective interests of their constituency.

The concept is designed to work at two levels. LeaderEthics-Wisconsin is a statewide organization, comprised of local chapters. At both levels, membership will make a difference!

In The News

Debating the Facets of Hell

 "If leaders contribute to the structural conflict, or fail to take steps to address the  conflict, the  conflict will grow, often uncontrollably. In other words, all hell breaks  loose. And in the resulting  debate, we can find ourselves arguing over the symptoms of the conflict, essentially 'debating  the facets of hell'. There may be little  dialog about how we got here and, more importantly, how  we move out of this  dynamic."  Lee Rasch

Editorial published in the La Crosse Tribune, May 2, 2021 La Crosse Tribune, May 2, 2021


 Our Electoral Process...a Vicious Cycle

 "While in a vicious cycle, we are not protecting the status quo...rather we are protecting the 'worsening of the situation'"

Published in the La Crosse Tribune, April 11, 2021 link to article


Rep. Steve Doyle and former Rep. Lee Nerison selected as the 2021 LeaderEthics Award recipients


WKBT -  LeaderEthics Award Recipients


The La Crosse Tribune Endorses Final Five Voting in Wisconsin

LeaderEthics-Wisconsin is pleased to see support for Democracy Found and the bipartisan-sponsored bill...Final Five Voting. As stated in the editorial by Lee Rasch, "We believe this is a serious effort designed to curtail the hyper-partisanship we are seeing in politics today."

March 21, 2010  Final Five Voting Deserves Support

 Caught in the Vortex of Misinformation

 Many believe we are in an infodemic, as misinformation on social  media becomes a greater influence. Published in the March 7, 2021  issue of the La Crosse Tribune. 

Caught in the Vortex of Misinformation

Change Starts With Our Expectations

In the January 31, 2021 issue of the La Crosse Tribune, Lee Rasch discusses the importance of establishing expectations for ethical leadership.

Change Starts With Our Expectations

Becoming a Candidate on an Ethical Leadership Platform

"We need to expect ethical leadership from elected officials. It's as applicable in politics as it is in business, education, healthcare or any other area."...Lee Rasch        WKBT News 8000 video, ethical leadership 

Local candidates asked to show ethical leadership

LeaderEthics-Wisconsin announces the release of the video, "Becoming a Candidate on an Ethical Leadership Platform"

WXOW ethical leadership video


It's Never Too Late to Recognize the Right Thing

In this La Crosse Tribune editorial, the focus is on recognizing ethical leadership in practice as a way of encouraging elected officials to consider "doing the right thing".

Inspired Minds Podcast: LeaderEthics-Wisconsin

Lee Rasch is engaged in a conversation with Sam Scinta, President and Founder of IM Education, and Rick Kyte, Director of the DB Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University.

Inspired Minds Podcast

 Disinformation on Social Media

  Lee Rasch is interviewed by Tyler Job of WKBT regarding concerns about disinformation in social media in advance of the November 3rd election.

  Link:Disinformation on Social Media

Bipartisanship is more than just splitting the difference

Lee Rasch provided a guest editorial in the La Crosse Tribune.

Link: La Crosse Tribune Editorial

Bipartisan Ethics

The release of the 2020 Citizen's Guide 2.0 is announced. 

WXOW October 6, 2020, link: bipartisan message


Resources to Fight Misinformation

WKBT News8000 October 6, 2020, link: helpful resources

 The Cap Times Max Witynski & Jessica Christoffer - Wisconsin Watch

 "One Answer is to avoid liking or sharing suspicious or inflammatory content, according to  Lee Rasch, the  executive director of LeaderEthics-Wisconsin, a La Crosse, Wisconsin-  based nonprofit that  promotes integrity in American democracy."

 Wisconsin Watch - Cap Times 



Ethical Leadership Podcast - LeaderEthics-Wisconsin

https://www.spreaker.com/episode/25850600

 


A Big Breath of Fresh Air

A guest editorial was written by Lee Rasch supporting the announcement of the SafeVote Wisconsin Coalition...a bipartisan effort to promote safe opportunities to vote in Wisconsin elections during the pandemic. - La Crosse Tribune 7/26/20

A Big Breath of Fresh Air


Poll looks at ethical performance among elected officials at local, state and national level - WKBT 7/17/20 

https://t.co/pdL51FaphW

 

 Expect Elected Officials to Collaborate - La Crosse Tribune 5/24/20

Expect Elected Officials to Collaborate

 


COVID-19 and the Principles of Ethical Leadership

As elected officials, ethical leaders are truthful, transparent, unifying and representing all constituents...

La Crosse Tribune March 22, 2020               Principles of Ethical Leadership   



WXOW Report: Local Leaders Speak Out About Preventing Election Interference

https://wxow.com/2020/03/11/local-leaders-speak-out-about-preventing-election-interference/


WKBT Report: Local Group Fighting Back Against Social Media Disinformation 

https://www.news8000.com/local-group-fighting-back-against-social-media-disinformation/

 Lee Rasch was a guest on the WKOW  program, Capital City Sunday. The  topics? Trust in Government and  Disinformation on Social Media.

 https://wkow.com/capital-city-sunday/https://wkow.com/capital-city-sunday/


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 Group Calls For Ethical Leadership


  http://www.leaderethicswi.org/Presentations/Articles/

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  As Disinformation Online Grows, WI  Group Hopes To Educate Voters

  http://www.leaderethicswi.org/Presentations/Articles/

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 Wisconsin organization aims to  empower voters against  disinformation Victor Jacobo

https://www.cbs58.com/news/wisconsin-organization-aims-to-empower-voters-against-disinformation

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 An Ethical Approach to Leadership

  "Leadership" and "Ethics." Putting those words together in the same sentence may seem like an oxymoron or a contradiction in terms given today's political climate.

 http://www.leaderethicswi.org/Presentations/Articles/

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As Disinformation Online Grows, Wisconsin Group Hopes To Educate Voters Ahead Of 2020 Election


New 2020 Citizens Guide Offers Voters Practical Tips On Asking Candidates About Ethics, Spotting False Information Online

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https://www.wpr.org/disinformation-online-grows-wisconsin-group-hopes-educate-voters-ahead-2020-election

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WXOW La CrosseLeader Ethics-Wisconsin releases guide to help citizens advocate for ethical leadership in politics

https://wxow.com/2019/12/04/leader-ethics-wisconsin-releases-guide-to-help-citizens-advocate-for-ethical-leadership-in-politics/


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         WEAU - Eau Claire 

Ethics in politics is behind the push from a Wisconsin group as the 2020 season starts to ramp up.





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WKBT News La Crosse - 2020 Citizen's Guide 

LeaderEthics-Wisconsin released the 2020 Citizen's Guide to Ethical Leadership Among Elected Officials. the 2020 Citizen's Guide provides background information and practical suggestions for citizens who wish to heighten the awareness of ethical leadership.

https://www.news8000.com/news/politics/leader-ethics-wisconsin-unveils-its-2020-citizen-s-guide/1148213083


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 WKBT News - Millennial Panel Conversation Hopes To  Prepare Leaders for Tomorrow

  The Leader Ethics-Wisconsin La Crosse Chapter host a panel of next      generation leaders. The topic: Ethical Leadership Among Elected  Leaders

 https://www.news8000.com/news/millennial-panel-conversation-hopes-to-prepare-leaders-  of-tomorrow/1123825145


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Wisconsin Public Radio - Central Time

Listen to Rob Ferrett, host of the WPR program, Central Time, interview Lee Rasch. The topic is: Wisconsin Group Working to Ensure Ethics in Government.


https://www.wpr.org/wisconsin-group-working-ensure-ethics-government


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 WKBT News: Local group grades the ethical leadership of  elected leaders

 https://www.news8000.com/news/politics/leaderethics-wisconsin-gives-trump-failing-  grades/1089359023



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La Crosse Tribune - Tribcast: LeaderEthics-Wisconsin

Listen to LeaderEthics-Wisconsin's Executive Director Lee Rasch and Rusty Cunningham of the La Crosse Tribune as they discuss the principles of ethical leadership, the need for ethics in the political world, and the mission of LeaderEthics-Wisconsin!


https://lacrossetribune.com/7rivers/podcast-leader-ethics-wisconsin-executive-director-lee-rasch/article_6e3ffaf6-767b-5bc2-bd5b-4ae394bb6e97.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

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WXOW Daybreak Program: LeaderEthics-Wisconsin Promotes Ethical Leadership among Elected Officials

https://wxow.com/news/daybreak/2019/01/22/verify-your-vote-through-local-non-partisan-group/





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