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Targeting One of the Largest Funders of Right-Wing Causes in America





The state’s largest corporate special interest lobbying outfit, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, is hosting a pre-election pep rally for Scott Walker today.
One Wisconsin Now
10/09/2018
Bradley Foundation Underwrites Efforts to Suppress Student Speech on College Campuses, Funds University Professors to Generate Promotional Propaganda.
One Wisconsin Now
09/18/2018
One Wisconsin Now is shining a light on one of the biggest funders of the right-wing propaganda machine, the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation.
One Wisconsin Now
05/04/2018

The Tommy Thompson Center is designed to apply a veneer of academic respectability to the right-wing agenda they’re promoting.
One Wisconsin Now
04/26/2018
IRS records show a Milwaukee based fund gave significant financial support to James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas.
One Wisconsin Now
11/30/2017
Scott Walker's 2018 Election Bid Kicks Off With Bradley Foundation Once Again Writing Checks to Support His Ambitions.
One Wisconsin Now
10/20/2017

Right-wing politicians and academics are using tax dollars and chasing more money from right-wing foundations to promote their ideological agenda.
One Wisconsin Now
10/12/2017
The UW Board of Regents is poised to codify as policy the provisions of potentially unconstitutional legislation to restrict free speech on UW campuses.
One Wisconsin Now
10/04/2017
Bradley Foundation and Kochs buy a new UW-Madison economics institute.
Urban Milwaukee
10/03/2017

One Wisconsin Institute compiled a list of the organizations that have been funded by the far-right Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee.
Diane Ravitch
09/06/2017
Noah Williams has received grants worth $340,000 from right-wing mega funders Koch and Bradley Foundations this year.
One Wisconsin Now
09/01/2017
One Wisconsin Now revealed that in February, 2015, Williams used his UW-Madison email account to offer “economic analysis and advising” to Walker.
Capital Times
08/31/2017

Internal documents leaked and reported on by the media have invited new scrutiny of the activities of the $900 million Bradley Foundation
One Wisconsin Now
05/18/2017
When Gov. Scott Walker laid out a plan in his state budget address urging people to take steps to avoid welfare, it mirrored a platform of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation,...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
05/17/2017
Bradley even has an enemies list. The groups are a mixture of good government groups, media groups, public relations firms, and funding organizations.
Center for Media and Democracy
05/09/2017

We are proud to have made the Bradley Foundation’s enemies list and we have every intention of remaining on it.
One Wisconsin Now
05/05/2017
An internal Bradley document compiles... an enemies list, of sorts. Making the list were two Wisconsin groups, One Wisconsin Now and the Center for Media and Democracy.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
05/05/2017
John Humphries pledged his loyalty to Michael Grebe’s agenda to take money from public schools and give it to private voucher schools in exchange for support.
One Wisconsin Now
01/19/2017

Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, said the new center and the Bradley Foundation don't represent the state's citizens and their needs.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
07/11/2016
"He certainly checks Bradley's biggest boxes," said Scot Ross, head of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, which closely tracks the foundation.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
06/24/2016
A major new report from One Wisconsin Institute finds that the Bradley Foundation spent more than $108 million to privatize public schools in Wisconsin.
Diane Ravitch
01/05/2016

Michael Grebe called draining hundreds of millions in public tax dollars away from public schools for unaccountable private schools an “accomplishment.”
One Wisconsin Institute
12/18/2015
Updated research exposing the right-wing Bradley Foundation’s spending over $108 million in support of education privatization from provides some answers.
One Wisconsin Institute
12/17/2015
The Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation is among the largest funders of the right-wing propaganda machine in the country. Their influence in Wisconsin cannot be underestimated.
One Wisconsin Institute
12/14/2015

Michael Grebe may have failed to elevate Scott Walker as a contender on the national stage, but he has multiple suitors who’d like to have his support.
One Wisconsin Now
11/10/2015
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting Bradley Foundation CEO Michael Grebe will be stepping down from his post no later than June 30, 2016.
One Wisconsin Now
10/23/2015
Michael Grebe took the $800 million-plus he controlled as head of the Bradley Foundation and integrated it into the fabric of state and national GOP politics.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
10/22/2015

One Wisconsin Now suggested Walker's message was driven by the conservative Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, whose president is Walker's presidential campaign chairman.
Capital Times
08/29/2015
The Bradley Foundation, with over $830 million in assets, its largesse insulates Walker from criticism by the vast network of leading right-wing influence peddlers that Bradley finances.
One Wisconsin Now
07/10/2015
Add U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to the list of politicians seeking to feed at the education privatization cartel’s trough.
One Wisconsin Now
06/19/2015

"The Bradley Foundation millions have bought Scott Walker an insurance policy from criticism by the intellectual right," said Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now.
Associated Press
06/13/2015
The Bradley Foundation millions have bought Scott Walker an insurance policy from criticism by the intellectual right.
Associated Press
06/12/2015
On issues like public education and the environment the foundations of Scott Walker’s agenda are not us. Instead he’s is shilling for right-wing billionaires and their foundations to advance his own political ambitions.
One Wisconsin Now
05/15/2015

On its silver anniversary, the Wisconsin school privatization experiment is the gold standard for failure and lack of accountability. But that won’t stop its champions like the Bradley-funded propaganda machine.
One Wisconsin Now
04/28/2015
The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty is not simply a conservative, public interest law firm. It is a virtual extension of the political apparatus surrounding Gov. Scott Walker.
Crooks & Liars
04/15/2015
Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests examine union and pension battles for potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates Scott Walker and Chris Christie.
MSNBC
02/28/2015

The liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now said speakers representing seven conservative groups got $3 million in funding from the Bradley Foundation.
Wisconsin State Journal
02/26/2015
Groups receiving funding from the Bradley Foundation were at the head of the line at yesterday’s public hearing on a right-to-work law.
One Wisconsin Now
02/25/2015
Seventeen Republican Senators listened to powerful special interests like the Bradley Foundation run by Gov. Walker's campaign co-chair and voted against Wisconsin families.
One Wisconsin Now
02/25/2015

While union leaders focused their criticisms on ALEC, the liberal group One Wisconsin Now tied the right-to-work push to the conservative Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation.
Capital Times
02/24/2015
The watchdog group One Wisconsin Now released research on the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, headed by Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair.
Wisconsin Gazette
02/24/2015
Once again we see Michael Grebe and his Bradley Foundation paving the way for Gov. Walker’s right-wing, Tea Party agenda with a massive propaganda campaign.
One Wisconsin Now
02/23/2015

The efforts of both Assembly and Senate Republicans fall woefully short of protecting our children and tax dollars, instead putting ideology and political payback before helping our schools be the best that they can be.
Scot Ross
01/23/2015
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross submitted the following testimony to members of Assembly Education Committee, in opposition to Assembly Bill 1.
Scot Ross
01/14/2015
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross submitted the following testimony in opposition to Assembly Joint Resolution 1, being heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee today.
Scot Ross
01/08/2015

According to a report by One Wisconsin Now, the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation is a major underwriter of this propaganda effort.
The Progressive
12/08/2014
Rep. Kapenga used statistics promoted by the Bradley-funded Mackinac Center to claim introducing the measure in Wisconsin would be good for the state economy.
One Wisconsin Now
12/04/2014
“The wallet and fingerprints of Scott Walker’s campaign co-chair Michael Grebe are all over this last-second desperate smear against Mary Burke,” says One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross.
The Progressive
10/31/2014