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Wisconsin progressives need to build a bigger boat

The divisive, distracted, disappointing quarter century of Scott Walker as a Wisconsin elected official could mean progressives will need a bigger boat in 2018.
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01/12/2018
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Scott Walker Hypocrisy Reaches ‘Biblical Proportions’

Scott Walker has failed to express remorse for his own appearance as a featured speaker sharing a stage with white nationalists at a conference three weeks ago.
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01/08/2018
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Gov. Scott Walker Praises Creators of Student Loan Debt Crisis

Scott Walker, who opposes a common sense student loan refinance plan, is “honoring” one of the nation’s most worst actors in the student loan crisis, Sallie Mae.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/05/2018
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Rep. Adam Jarchow Stars as ‘Jar Jar Banks’ In 10th Senate District Run

One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross suggested Rep. Adam Jarchow has earned the moniker “Jar Jar Banks” for choosing banks over student loan borrowers.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/05/2018
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Trump Election Integrity Commission Disbanded

A federal commission on “election integrity”, announced with much fanfare by Donald Trump in 2017, was disbanded on Wednesday.
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One Wisconsin Institute
01/04/2018
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Closing Lincoln Hills Does Not Absolve Scott Walker, Brad Schimel

Scott Walker and Brad Schimel ignored and then repeatedly failed to act on the mounting crisis at Lincoln Hills.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/04/2018
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Wisconsin GOP Doing Nothing to Solve State’s $24B Student Loan Crisis

An Assembly Republican committee will hold a public hearing on legislation that “would do less than nothing” to solve the student loan crisis in Wisconsin.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/04/2018
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Rep. Adam Jarchow’s Allies Promote Poor Shaming

While Adam Jarchow seeks to feather his own nest in the legislature, his right-wing allies are doing the dirty work of attacking his opponent.
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One Wisconsin Now
01/03/2018

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Meet the Team

Our staff are experts in opposition and educational research, media communications, online campaigns. We are the progressive information hub for allied organizations and tens of thousands of activists across Wisconsin.

Scot Ross

Scot Ross

Executive Director
Scot Ross
Scot Ross
Executive Director

Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now and One Wisconsin Institute Executive Director since 2007, has served as a senior communications director and research strategist for numerous statewide campaigns and elected officials.

Ross has worked as a communications director in the United States Congress, the Office of the Attorney General in the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Wisconsin State Legislature. Ross was research director for America Coming Together and research director the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. He also unsuccessfully challenged a 30-year incumbent Democrat for WI Secretary of State in 2006 and, consequently, now strongly believes in term limits.

A former journalist, Ross got his first professional job as a reporter at age 18 and his stories have appeared in publications ranging from the Pittsburgh Press and The New York Times. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English and earned an MA from George Washington University.

While at One Wisconsin Now & Institute, Ross has overseen the organizations’ from a several hundred-member email list to Wisconsin’s most-often quoted progressive advocacy organization with over 75,000 online supporters. The organizations’ work has appeared in thousands of media stories and Ross has been a guest on national television and radio programs including The Rachel Maddow Show, the Ed Show, Melissa Harris-Perry, Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo and has been quoted in national publications ranging from The New York Times to USAToday to The Washington Post.

Among his favorite moments at work: When Stephen Colbert made fun of Scott Walker for nine minutes based on the “Thanks again and Molotov” letter that One Wisconsin Now uncovered.

Mike Browne

Mike Browne

Deputy Director
Mike Browne
Mike Browne
Deputy Director

Mike has been involved in progressive politics in Wisconsin for two decades – working for leadership in the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly, progressive political candidates and issue organizations at the state and local level.

Serving as the communications director for two Senate Democratic Leaders, including the leader of the “Wisconsin 14”, has given Mike extensive experience working with state and national media to deliver the progressive viewpoint on issues. His involvement as a top policy aide in the development of state budgets and other legislation has provided Mike with a broad understanding of state issues and the implications of policy initiatives.

Mike lives in Madison and has two children.

Analiese Eicher

Analiese Eicher

Program Director
Analiese Eicher
Analiese Eicher
Program Director

Analiese is the program and development director at partner organizations One Wisconsin Now and One Wisconsin Institute where she primarily works on two programs: fighting the trillion dollar student loan debt crisis and protecting the right to vote.

Prior to joining One Wisconsin Now/Institute, Analiese served as the government relations director and chief lobbyist for United Council of UW Students and as District 5 Supervisor on the Dane County Board. She currently serves as the vice chair of the Emerge WI Board and as soccer coach to a great team of kids.

She is a proud UW-Madison Badger and lives in Sun Prairie, WI.

Cody Oliphant

Cody Oliphant

Online Director
Cody Oliphant
Cody Oliphant
Online Director

Cody currently oversees online communications, web development, and graphic design at One Wisconsin Now & the Institute, having served previously as Deputy Research Director from 2009 to 2012.

As a student at a University of Wisconsin college, Cody was a reporter and editor of the student newspaper. In 2008, he graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in political science and began an internship at our organization. A lifelong resident of Wisconsin, Cody grew up in Viola, a small community in the Kickapoo Valley in the southwestern part of the state.

Cody and his family live in Cottage Grove with their cat, Pearl.

Joanna Beilman-Dulin

Joanna Beilman-Dulin

Research Director
Joanna Beilman-Dulin
Joanna Beilman-Dulin
Research Director

A west coast native, Joanna moved to Wisconsin to attend UW-Madison to study music performance. She quickly became involved in progressive politics and decided to devote her professional life to improving life and opportunities for her wider community.

Prior to working at One Wisconsin Now, Joanna worked in the Wisconsin State Legislature for eight years, during which she focused on policy analysis and research. She has also served as membership and finance director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and worked on several local and statewide campaigns.

Joanna is a proud graduate of UW Law School. During law school, she served in the Consumer Law Litigation Clinic, where she focused on cases and policy analysis related to payday lending, truth in lending, and the Wisconsin Consumer Act.

Joanna lives in Madison with her husband and two children.

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Stephanie Bloomingdale

Vice President

David Sensenbrenner

Secretary / Treasurer

Pat Kreitlow

Board Member

John Grabel

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Sara Geenen

Board Member
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Our Profile

One Wisconsin Now has established a reputable statewide and national profile, providing a leading voice for progressives in the media on a range of issues. In addition to regular appearances on MSNBC, our staff and our work has been cited in national media stories by major publications including the New York Times, the Nation, the Progressive Magazine, Associated Press, Bloomberg, Washington Post, Huffington Post, and USAToday.

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