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One Wisconsin Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan research & education organization and an affiliate of ProgressNow Education.

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One Wisconsin 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.

  • Conservative Group’s Lawsuit Seeks Purge of State Voter Rolls

    One Wisconsin Now Institute said the suit is a tactic utilized around the country by conservatives seeking to manipulate the rules on voting.

    Wisconsin Radio Network, 11/13/2019
  • Conservative Group Filing Lawsuit Against State Elections Commission’s Voter Eligibility Policy

    [One Wisconsin Institute] said WILL's suit is an attempt to manipulate the rules to give conservative-backed Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 11/13/2019
  • Right-Wing Supporters of Dan Kelly Go to Court to Tip Electoral Scales in His Favor

    Right-wing supporters of Dan Kelly are going to court to try to purge registered Wisconsinites from poll lists.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/13/2019
  • NYU Students Don’t Know If the Degree Is Worth the Debt

    A study by One Wisconsin Institute reports that it takes an average of 21.1 years to pay back the student loan debt accumulated from earning a bachelor’s degree.

    Washington Square Times, 11/11/2019
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hear Lame-Duck Arguments

    One Wisconsin [Institute] won a victory in January, convincing U.S. District Judge James Peterson to block the early-voting restrictions.

    Associated Press, 10/20/2019
  • A Complaint Says 234,000 Voters in Wisconsin Should Be Purged From Voter Rolls Before 2020 Presidential Primary

    Analiese Eicher told CNN the recent complaint against the Wisconsin Elections Commission could negatively affect demographics groups that tend to vote Democrat.

    CNN, 10/17/2019
  • Wisconsin Elections Commission Faces Complaint

    Mike Browne, Deputy Director at One Wisconsin Institute, explains the ERIC process.

    WORT-FM, 10/16/2019
  • Complaint Could Make Up to 234K Wisconsin Voters Ineligible

    Analiese Eicher, director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Institute said this was an attempt to "bully the Elections Commission into a backdoor voter roll purge."

    Associated Press, 10/16/2019
  • Right Wing Launches Campaign to Bully Wisconsin Elections Commission Into Voter Roll Purge

    The right wing in Wisconsin has a long and shameful record of manipulating the rules on voting for their own advantage.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/16/2019
  • Regents Move Forward on Free Speech Bill

    Analiese Eicher said the proposed policy is unnecessary because of a lack of incidents involving disruptions of speech on UW campuses.

    Advance Titan, 10/16/2019
  • Board of Regents Picks Pandering to Right-Wing Politicians Over Protecting Students

    The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents today advanced a proposed administrative rule restricting free speech on campuses.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/11/2019
  • Evers Intends to Block UW Regents Plan to Punish Students Who Disrupt Free Speech

    One Wisconsin Institute opposed the rules because they believe they're vague and could be selectively enforced.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/11/2019
  • UW Regents Vote Could Mandate Student Penalties for Free Speech Disruptions

    The majority — including the One Wisconsin Institute — opposed or called for revisions to the change.

    Capital Times, 10/10/2019
  • Free Speech Crackdown on Agenda for University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Meeting

    The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents is poised to push forward with a controversial plan to limit campus speech.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/08/2019
  • Federal Judge Deals Wisconsin Democrats Defeat in Lame-Duck Law Fight

    Badger State liberals did see a win in another federal lawsuit brought by One Wisconsin Institute.

    Courthouse News Service, 09/30/2019
  • Right-Wing Legislators Propose Spending $500,000 a Year on Misinformation Campaign Targeting Wisconsin Women

    A bill proposed by two Republican legislators would require state taxpayers to give $500,000 a year to fake women’s health centers.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 09/06/2019

Meet the Team

One Wisconsin staff are experts in opposition and educational research, media communications, and online campaigns. We are the progressive information hub for allied organizations and tens of thousands of activists across the state.


Analiese Eicher

Analiese Eicher

Executive Director

Analiese is the executive director at partner organizations One Wisconsin Now and One Wisconsin Institute. As program director, 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, 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.


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.


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.


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.


Kim Warkentin

Board President