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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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While Wisconsin Slept, Republicans Rejected Will of Voters

While Wisconsin slept last night, Republicans worked behind closed doors on schemes to reject the results of the November 2018 midterm elections.
One Wisconsin Now
12/05/2018
Press Release

Republicans Reject Results of 2018 Elections and Undermine Transition of Power

Republicans in the legislature are rejecting the results of the 2018 elections they lost and actively undermining the orderly transition of power.
One Wisconsin Now
12/04/2018
Press Release

Will GOP Risk Contempt With Scheme to Enact New Limits on Early Voting?

A federal court ruling in the voting rights case struck down racially-motivated restrictions on early voting imposed by Wisconsin Republicans.
One Wisconsin Now
12/04/2018
Press Release

Eight Days After Election, Robin Vos Requested New Restrictions on Early Voting

Robin Vos and his fellow Republicans are playing with legal fire as they keep trying to rig the rules on voting to give themselves an unfair advantage.
One Wisconsin Now
12/03/2018
Testimony

Testimony on Efforts to Restrict the Right to Vote

Today we are asking that you reject the proposals contained in these bills to reinstate unnecessary and unconstitutional limits on early voting.
One Wisconsin Institute
12/03/2018
Press Release

Vos Republicans: ‘Too Many People Voted’

Scot Ross released the following statements and information on reported attacks on early voting planned by Republicans in their lame duck legislative session.
One Wisconsin Institute
11/30/2018
Press Release

Republicans Launch Another Assault on Democracy

This Republican gang has shown time and again they have no shame when it comes to rigging the rules to give themselves an unfair partisan advantage.
One Wisconsin Now
11/30/2018
Press Release

Hit the Bricks, Paul Ryan

One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements about career politician Paul Ryan’s farewell media tour.
One Wisconsin Now
11/29/2018
Press Release

GOP ‘Playing with Fire’ Using Lame Duck to Rig Elections

We and our legal counsel will be vigilant in monitoring what the Republicans attempt to do with state laws on voting in this lame duck session.
One Wisconsin Institute
11/28/2018
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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.

‘It’s a hot mess’: Tony Evers urges Scott Walker to veto GOP lame duck proposals limiting his powers on ‘Meet the Press’

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
12/10/2018
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/10/2018

Tony Evers ‘not particularly encouraged’ by chat with Scott Walker on vetoing GOP lame-duck bills

Wisconsin State Journal
12/10/2018
Wisconsin State Journal, 12/10/2018

Activist group eyes legal action

WISN-TV
12/09/2018
WISN-TV, 12/09/2018

Opponents look at legal options as they await Scott Walker’s actions on lame-duck bills

Wisconsin State Journal
12/09/2018
Wisconsin State Journal, 12/09/2018

Democratic leaders, protesters fire up crowd for fight with GOP

Capital Times
12/04/2018
Capital Times, 12/04/2018

Citizen Rights Group Call on WI Legislature to “Respect Our Votes”

Public News Service
12/04/2018
Public News Service, 12/04/2018

‘This is not democracy’: Republicans try to shrink power of incoming Democrats

the Guardian
12/04/2018
the Guardian, 12/04/2018

Wisconsin GOP uses rare session to weaken incoming governor

Associated Press
12/03/2018
Associated Press, 12/03/2018

GOP-held state legislatures in Wisconsin and Michigan are trying to limit new Democratic governors’ powers

Washington Post
12/03/2018
Washington Post, 12/03/2018

Dems Threaten Lawsuits As WI GOP Plows Ahead With Lame Duck Power Grab

Talking Points Memo
12/03/2018
Talking Points Memo, 12/03/2018

Josh Kaul, Tony Evers slam lame-duck session

Wisconsin State Journal
12/03/2018
Wisconsin State Journal, 12/03/2018

Incoming attorney general slams GOP plan to curb his powers, says it subverts democracy

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
12/03/2018
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/03/2018

5 Things Wisconsin Republicans Want To Do Last-Minute

Patch
12/03/2018
Patch, 12/03/2018

Changes to early voting, Wisconsin presidential primary would cost taxpayers millions under GOP plan

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
12/03/2018
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/03/2018

Scot Ross on Devil’s Advocates Radio

WRRD-AM
12/03/2018
WRRD-AM, 12/03/2018

After Raucous Hearing, Bills To Restrict Early Voting, Curtail Evers’ Powers Move To Full Legislature

Wisconsin Public Radio
12/03/2018
Wisconsin Public Radio, 12/03/2018
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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