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One Wisconsin Now & the Institute staff begin every morning with an intense discussion about how we’re going to make and break news that day. With our aggressive, around-the-clock communications we’ve established ourselves as the leading voice on state and national issues.
Press Release

Will Scott Walker, Brad Schimel Denounce Donald Trump’s Attack on Assault Victim?

The choice for Scott Walker and Brad Schimel is simple: denounce Donald Trump immediately and unequivocally, or join him as unfit to serve in public office.
One Wisconsin Now
09/21/2018
Press Release

Scott McCallum Reimbursed Taxpayers, Why Won’t Scott Walker?

Scott Walker Scheme to Use State Airplane to Film Campaign Ad Similar to Incident in Which Former GOP Governor McCallum Was Investigated by Ethics Board.
One Wisconsin Now
09/20/2018
Press Release

Five Things to Remember When Scott Walker Whines About Campaign Fundraising

Trailing in the polls and desperate to continue his quarter century political career, Scott Walker is “getting back to basics.”
One Wisconsin Now
09/19/2018
Press Release

One Wisconsin Now on Marquette University Law School Poll

Statements on the latest Marquette Law School Poll that says Tony Evers is ahead of Scott Walker and that Walker’s approval numbers are underwater.
One Wisconsin Now
09/18/2018
Press Release

Report: Bradley Foundation Has Spent $154 Million on Higher Education Agenda

Bradley Foundation Underwrites Efforts to Suppress Student Speech on College Campuses, Funds University Professors to Generate Promotional Propaganda.
One Wisconsin Now
09/18/2018
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A Tweetstorm of Scott Walker Racism

Scot Walker’s track record of policy decisions in Wisconsin shows a candidate who often actively pursues stances that would undermine racial and social justice.
Scot Ross
09/17/2018
Press Release

Does Scott Walker Still Believe Brett Kavanaugh Fits Criteria?

Gov. Scott Walker was quick to publicly praise Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
One Wisconsin Now
09/17/2018
Press Release

Brad Schimel's Pick to Run School Safety Office Stands to Personally Profit

Days before being announced as Brad Schimel’s pick to run the Office of School Safety, Kristen Devitt incorporated a business offering school safety trainings.
One Wisconsin Now
09/17/2018
Press Release

Another Attorney General Not Named Brad Schimel Sues Opioid Manufacturer

The GOP A.G. of Colorado is suing Purdue Pharma, alleging the drug manufacturer engaged in “fraudulent and deceptive marketing of prescription opioids.”
One Wisconsin Now
09/15/2018
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In the News

Dozens of national television appearances, a regular spot on a weekly political talk show, and tens of thousands of media hits generated from our in-house research and communication programs.

Atty. General Brad Schimel is an incompetent, corrupt and self-aggrandizing stain on his office

Wisconsin Gazette
09/21/2018
Wisconsin Gazette, 09/21/2018

Lt. Gov. candidate Mandela Barnes compares Trump immigration policies to a ‘race to create a superior race’

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
09/21/2018
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/21/2018

The Best Governor Money Can Buy

Urban Milwaukee
09/20/2018
Urban Milwaukee, 09/20/2018

Plain Talk: Kimberly-Clark’s gone too far with corporate greed

Capital Times
09/17/2018
Capital Times, 09/17/2018

Kimberly-Clark Wants Wisconsin’s Commitment on Tax Incentives

Bloomberg
09/17/2018
Bloomberg, 09/17/2018

DeVos plan riles higher education officials

Kenosha News
09/13/2018
Kenosha News, 09/13/2018

Schimel’s First Ad Features Sheriff Investigated by FBI

Associated Press
09/12/2018
Associated Press, 09/12/2018

Walker unveils more details for student debt relief proposal

Badger Herald
09/12/2018
Badger Herald, 09/12/2018

Looking At The Student Loan Debt Crisis

WORT-FM
09/11/2018
WORT-FM, 09/11/2018

Scott Walker took 127 more flights last year than scrutinized New York governor

Wisconsin State Journal
09/10/2018
Wisconsin State Journal, 09/10/2018

The Wisconsin Race For Governor

MSNBC
09/09/2018
MSNBC, 09/09/2018

Kerkman denies employment by Vos influences her votes

Kenosha News
09/05/2018
Kenosha News, 09/05/2018

Madison Democrats seek investigation into Walker’s travel expenses

Daily Cardinal
09/05/2018
Daily Cardinal, 09/05/2018

DPW blasts Scott Walker for illegal state plane use in new video

Democratic Party of Wisconsin
09/04/2018
Democratic Party of Wisconsin, 09/04/2018

Liberal group continues to attack Scott Walker on state plane use

Capital Times
09/04/2018
Capital Times, 09/04/2018

‘He charged taxpayers:’ Liberal group demands criminal investigation into Gov. Walker’s use of state plane

WITI-TV
09/04/2018
WITI-TV, 09/04/2018
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State & National Profile

One Wisconsin Now & the Institute have established a national media profile, providing a leading voice in the media on both state and national issues.

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

Executive Director
Scot Ross
Scot Ross
Executive Director

Scot Ross has served as a communications director at various levels of state and federal government and on a variety of political campaigns. He also unsuccessfully challenged a 30-year incumbent Democrat for WI Secretary of State in 2006 and, consequently, now strongly believes in term limits.

The last decade, Scot Ross turned One Wisconsin Now from a 2,000-person email list into the most quoted progressive organization in Wisconsin with more than 100,000 online supporters. Ross is a frequent guest on MSNBC and One Wisconsin Now been quoted in every major publication in America.

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.

Ross’s philosophy on mobilizing voters: “You gotta turn ‘em on, if you want to turn ‘em out.” He also notes that the largest voting bloc in America are GenX/Millennial voters, who also carry 85 percent of the $1.5 trillion dollars, 44 million member-strong student loan debt demographic.

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

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

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

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.

Bill Stephen

Board President

Stephanie Bloomingdale

Vice President

David Sensenbrenner

Secretary / Treasurer

Pat Kreitlow

Board Member

John Grabel

Board Member

Sara Geenen

Board Member