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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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GOP Sheriffs Defending Brad Schimel Rape Kit Backlog Have Rape Kit Backlog

Washington DC-Based Group Taps People Who Are Part of the Problem to Defend Brad Schimel on Rape Kit Backlog.
One Wisconsin Now
07/16/2018
Press Release

Scott Walker Hits Heights of Hypocrisy in Appearance Before Veterans

If Scott Walker really wanted to show respect for our veterans his policies would reflect that.
One Wisconsin Now
07/13/2018
Press Release

Scott Walker: Wisconsin’s $100 Million Man

No other Wisconsin politician has crossed the threshold Scott Walker is expected to when he discloses his most recent round of campaign fundraising.
One Wisconsin Now
07/12/2018
Press Release

Brad Schimel Wants SCOTUS to Overturn Roe

Brad Schimel publicly supports jailing doctors and threatening felonies for people who help women get abortions in cases where the mother’s health is at risk.
One Wisconsin Now
07/12/2018
Press Release

Progressives Bring Positive Economic Agenda to Eau Claire Area on Scott Walker Farewell Tour

It’s time to say goodbye to the obstruction of Scott Walker and hello to a better future for Wisconsin.
One Wisconsin Now
07/10/2018
Press Release

Trump, Walker Will Put Wisconsin Women Who Have Abortions in Prison

One Wisconsin Now Program Director Analiese Eicher released the following statements about Donald Trump nomination.
One Wisconsin Now
07/09/2018
Press Release

Brad Schimel’s Latest Excuse

Brad Schimel’s latest excuse for not suing his campaign donor Purdue Pharmaceuticals is a poor one.
One Wisconsin Now
07/02/2018
Column

Twenty-Five Years of Scott Walker

It’s officially Scott Walker’s 25th anniversary in his self-described “government hammock.”
Scot Ross
06/28/2018
Press Release

Progressive Advocates Kick Off Scott Walker Farewell Tour!

Progressive advocates are kicking off a “Scott Walker Farewell Tour” by promoting a positive economic agenda for Wisconsin’s future.
One Wisconsin Now
06/27/2018
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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.

Group’s point difficult to disregard

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
07/12/2018
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 07/12/2018

FIRST IN SCORE — DEMS’ SCOTUS BATTLE PLANS

Politico
07/09/2018
Politico, 07/09/2018

Scot Ross joins the Devils to celebrate Scott Walker’s 25 years in the Big Government hammock

WRRD-AM
07/02/2018
WRRD-AM, 07/02/2018

Scot Ross: Twenty-five years of Scott Walker in the ‘government hammock’

Capital Times
07/01/2018
Capital Times, 07/01/2018

Brad Schimel critics push for a federal lawsuit against opioid makers

Capital Times
06/30/2018
Capital Times, 06/30/2018

Protests, revelations marred Foxconn photo op for Walker and Trump

Wisconsin Gazette
06/29/2018
Wisconsin Gazette, 06/29/2018

What you need to know as the deadline for Wisconsin’s $100-per-child tax rebate hits

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
06/28/2018
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 06/28/2018

One Wisconsin Now Creates “Foxconndoms” to Raise Awareness for Controversial Plant

Medium
06/28/2018
Medium, 06/28/2018

As immigration debate rages, Scott Walker is not weighing in

Wisconsin State Journal
06/26/2018
Wisconsin State Journal, 06/26/2018

Trump’s Attacks On Harley-Davidson Put Walker In Awkward Spot

Wisconsin Public Radio
06/26/2018
Wisconsin Public Radio, 06/26/2018

Wisconsin Reverses Ban on Some Overseas Absentee Ballots

Courthouse News Service
06/21/2018
Courthouse News Service, 06/21/2018

Walker says he’s ‘putting students first’ in new TV ad

WisPolitics
06/19/2018
WisPolitics, 06/19/2018

Will Democrats’ string of victories shake Republican confidence heading into fall races?

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
06/13/2018
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 06/13/2018

Attorney General Brad Schimel touts Obamacare repeal lawsuit to fundraise for re-election campaign

Capital Times
06/12/2018
Capital Times, 06/12/2018

Scot Ross on Devil’s Advocates Radio June 12, 2018

WRRD-AM
06/12/2018
WRRD-AM, 06/12/2018

WI Gov. Race: Baby Boomers please step aside and let Kelda and Mahlon battle it out!

Daily Kos
06/12/2018
Daily Kos, 06/12/2018
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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