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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.

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

Louise Lyall: Keep birth control copay free

Capital Times
06/07/2018
Capital Times, 06/07/2018

Democrat Mike McCabe Runs ‘People Powered’ Campaign In Bid For Governor’s Office

Wisconsin Public Radio
06/07/2018
Wisconsin Public Radio, 06/07/2018

Taxpayers reimbursed lawmakers $100,000 worth of travel expenses since 2015

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
06/07/2018
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 06/07/2018

Taxpayers paid $98,000 for state lawmaker travel since 2015

Associated Press
06/07/2018
Associated Press, 06/07/2018

As candidates threaten boycott, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association shifts course on Democratic debate

WITI-TV
06/06/2018
WITI-TV, 06/06/2018

Wisconsin’s GOP attorney general secretly attended an anti-gay hate group conference — and just got busted

Raw Story
06/06/2018
Raw Story, 06/06/2018

Concerns over Democratic gubernatorial primary debate

WMTV-TV
06/05/2018
WMTV-TV, 06/05/2018

Only 4 Democrats will be allowed in gubernatorial debate

Associated Press
06/05/2018
Associated Press, 06/05/2018

What does the Democratic straw poll mean in the Wisconsin governor’s race?

Capital Times
06/04/2018
Capital Times, 06/04/2018

How a Wave of New Voters Could Take Out Scott Walker in 2018

In These Times
06/04/2018
In These Times, 06/04/2018

Scot Ross joins the Devils LIVE from the DPW Convention in Oshkosh

WRRD-AM
06/01/2018
WRRD-AM, 06/01/2018

Delegates to vote in straw poll at Democratic Convention

WKOW-TV
06/01/2018
WKOW-TV, 06/01/2018
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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