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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.
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Federal Court Sides With One Wisconsin Now in Twitter Lawsuit

A judge has delivered an opinion in favor of One Wisconsin Now in their lawsuit over being blocked from the government Twitter accounts.
One Wisconsin Now
01/18/2019
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Judge Tosses Republican Attacks on Voting

It's time for Robin Vos and the GOP to accept the court’s decisive and unmistakable ruling and cease their attacks on voting rights.
One Wisconsin Institute
01/17/2019
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Brian Hagedorn’s $20,000 Donor Threatened Employees’ Livelihoods

According to campaign finance records Michael White is recorded as having donated $20,000 to Hagedorn’s campaign.
One Wisconsin Now
01/16/2019
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One Wisconsin Now Reaction on ‘Encouraging’ Social Media Lawsuit Ruling

This ruling reminds our elected officials that when they create a public forum, they can’t silence people with whom they disagree.
One Wisconsin Now
01/14/2019
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Robin “Boss” Vos: The Million Dollar Speaker

For 2019 Republican Speaker of the State Assembly Robin “Boss” Vos will have a million dollar staff, literally.
One Wisconsin Now
01/11/2019
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Plaintiffs in Voting Rights Lawsuit Reply to GOP ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ Argument

‘Attempts to Rig the Rules on Voting and Suppress Legal Voters Were Unconstitutional in 2016 and They Remain Unconstitutional Today’
One Wisconsin Institute
01/11/2019
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GOP Missing Opportunity to Make Bipartisan Progress

If Republicans want to make bipartisan progress on a critical issue, helping student loan borrowers is a common sense solution.
One Wisconsin Now
01/10/2019
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One Wisconsin Now Statements on Inauguration

The following are the statements of One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross on the inauguration.
One Wisconsin Now
01/07/2019
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Robin Vos: The Secrecy Speaker

Robin Vos has shown he doesn’t like leaks in either his professional or private life, based on recent media reports and public records.
One Wisconsin Now
01/02/2019
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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.

“Big victory for voters,” group celebrates judge striking down early voting restrictions

WKOW-TV
01/17/2019
WKOW-TV, 01/17/2019

The journey from Wisconsin to Texas and the ruling that struck down the ACA

Houston Chronicle
01/11/2019
Houston Chronicle, 01/11/2019

Advocacy groups to file suit to block implementation of Wisconsin GOP lame-duck laws

Wisconsin State Journal
01/11/2019
Wisconsin State Journal, 01/11/2019

New Early Voting Restrictions Could Significantly Impact the Northwoods

WXPR-FM
01/10/2019
WXPR-FM, 01/10/2019

UNSPUN: January 9, 2019

WMTV-TV
01/09/2019
WMTV-TV, 01/09/2019

The Eternal Campaign of Scott Walker

Urban Milwaukee
01/08/2019
Urban Milwaukee, 01/08/2019

New Wisconsin Governor Stresses Unity, Civility at Inauguration

Courthouse News
01/07/2019
Courthouse News, 01/07/2019

Scott Walker refusing to ride quietly into the sunset

People's World
01/07/2019
People's World, 01/07/2019

Republicans, Democrats speak to Walker’s legacy

Associated Press
01/06/2019
Associated Press, 01/06/2019

Both sides looking ahead to inauguration & beyond

WKOW-TV
01/06/2019
WKOW-TV, 01/06/2019

What will divided state government be able to accomplish?

WLUK-TV
01/03/2019
WLUK-TV, 01/03/2019

Scot Ross: One Wisconsin Now safeguarding early voting

Sly Podcasts
12/23/2018
Sly Podcasts, 12/23/2018

Liberal Group Sues Over Early Voting Changes

Wisconsin Public Television
12/21/2018
Wisconsin Public Television, 12/21/2018

A time for outrage

Cape Cod Times
12/20/2018
Cape Cod Times, 12/20/2018

State Facing Endless Lawsuits?

Urban Milwaukee
12/18/2018
Urban Milwaukee, 12/18/2018

Wisconsin Liberals Fight Lame-Duck Voting Laws

Courthouse News
12/18/2018
Courthouse News, 12/18/2018
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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

John Grabel

Board Member

Pat Kreitlow

Board Member

Sara Geenen

Board Member