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One Wisconsin Institute

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

One Wisconsin Institute found that the average length of repayment for student debt borrowers is 21.1 years.
CNBC
05/23/2019
According to a study from One Wisconsin Institute, it takes an average of 19.7 years to pay off a 4-year degree.
WCCO-TV
05/21/2019
Taking health care choices away from women and their families is the publicly stated, ultimate goal of many of the legislators.
One Wisconsin Institute
05/15/2019

[One Wisconsin Institute] persuaded U.S. District Judge James Peterson ... to strike down the limits on early in-person voting.
Associated Press
05/15/2019
In one of the suits, filed by One Wisconsin Institute [a judge] blocked early-voting limits contained in the lame-duck bills.
Courthouse News Service
05/15/2019
The ruling echoed Judge Peterson’s previous 2016 injunction he handed down after One Wisconsin Institute sued ... over voting laws.
Courthouse News Service
04/23/2019

In 2016, a federal court in Wisconsin struck down the requirement that college or university IDs be unexpired.
Associated Press
04/23/2019
One Wisconsin Institute... asked U.S. District Judge James Peterson to enforce his earlier [early voting] decision.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
04/04/2019
Early and absentee voting in the April 2019 election has reached record levels for a non-presidential primary Spring election.
One Wisconsin Institute
04/01/2019

[One Wisconsin Institute] convinced U.S. District Judge James Peterson to block the early voting restrictions in January of this year.
TruthOut
03/23/2019
A federal judge ruled in favor of One Wisconsin Institute ... in a challenge against the provisions of the extraordinary session laws
Capital Times
03/21/2019
[One Wisconsin Institute] convinced U.S. District Judge James Peterson to block the early voting restrictions in January of this year.
Center for Media and Democracy
03/21/2019

[One Wisconsin Institute] challenged the early voting restrictions as part of a larger federal lawsuit...
Associated Press
03/21/2019
A federal judge ruled in January in favor of One Wisconsin Institute and Citizen Action of Wisconsin in a challenge...
Capital Times
03/21/2019
A right-wing group formed to help Republicans rig districts for an unfair electoral advantage announced it has retained Scott Walker.
One Wisconsin Institute
03/21/2019

“The real fraud in our elections is when politicians manipulate the rules to give themselves an unfair advantage.”
Wisconsin State Journal
03/05/2019
We applaud Gov. Tony Evers’ leadership, taking Wisconsin in a new direction to help make voting easier and more convenient.
One Wisconsin Institute
03/04/2019
In a challenge brought by One Wisconsin Institute ... Judge James Peterson in 2016 found ... voting changes unconstitutional.
Capital Times
03/04/2019

“Legal voters ... ought not be denied the right to have their voices heard in our elections because of bureaucratic roadblocks.”
Daily Cardinal
03/04/2019
One Wisconsin [Institute] has sought to overturn the provisions of the lame-duck law that curtailed access to early voting.
Wisconsin State Journal
02/22/2019
A conglomerate of labor union groups, the One Wisconsin Institute ... and three groups ... filed three separate lawsuits.
Badger Herald
02/21/2019

One Wisconsin Institute ... asked a federal judge to block a provision that limited early voting.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
02/21/2019
One Wisconsin Institute ... asked a federal judge to block a provision that limited early voting.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
02/04/2019
[One Wisconsin Institute] challenged the early voting restrictions in federal court last month.
Associated Press
02/04/2019

[One Wisconsin Institute’s] challenge against reducing early voting was struck down by U.S. District Judge James Peterson..
WKOW-TV
02/04/2019
Filing were One Wisconsin Institute and Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund, progressive advocacy groups.
Kenosha News
01/23/2019
In this case, brought by ... One Wisconsin Institute, Judge James Peterson ruled that the laws violated a 2016 court order.
Care2
01/22/2019

Progressive groups Citizen Action of Wisconsin and One Wisconsin Institute sued over the moves.
Salon
01/22/2019
Progressive groups Citizen Action of Wisconsin and One Wisconsin Institute sued over the moves.
Alternet
01/22/2019
One Wisconsin Institute ... asked U.S. District Judge James Peterson to halt those provisions of the extraordinary session laws.
Capital Times
01/19/2019

National Redistricting Foundation provided support for the challenge to the new law that was brought by the One Wisconsin Institute.
The Nation
01/18/2019
One Wisconsin Institute went to court to ask Peterson to quash the newly approved restrictions.
Governing
01/18/2019
The lawsuit brought by [One Wisconsin Institute] ... argued the changes were very similar to a previous law the courts struck down
Vox
01/18/2019

Analiese Eicher of One Wisconsin said she remained confident Republicans attempt would suppress voting rights.
WKOW-TV
01/17/2019
It's time for Robin Vos and the GOP to accept the court’s decisive and unmistakable ruling and cease their attacks on voting rights.
One Wisconsin Institute
01/17/2019
Analiese Eicher, program director at [One Wisconsin Institute], lauded Peterson's decision as a victory for Wisconsin voters.
Wisconsin Public Radio
01/17/2019

Analiese Eicher of [One Wisconsin Institute] said she remained confident Republicans attempt would suppress voting rights.
WKOW-TV
01/17/2019
That lawsuit was brought by two liberal groups — One Wisconsin Institute and Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
01/17/2019
The lawsuit was brought by One Wisconsin Institute, Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund...
Fortune
01/17/2019

The suit was filed by One Wisconsin Institute and Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund...
Huffington Post
01/17/2019
Citizens Action of Wisconsin and One Wisconsin Institute brought the laws to court for Peterson to rule.
WSAU-FM
01/17/2019
According to a survey of 61,000 respondents conducted by One Wisconsin Institute, the average time to pay off student loan debt is 21.1 years.
Credible
01/16/2019

[Josh Kaul] helped bring the original lawsuit challenging the state's voting laws as a lawyer for One Wisconsin Institute.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
01/14/2019
In addition to the new lawsuit, liberal group One Wisconsin Institute is asking a federal judge to strike down provisions passed in the session that curtail the timeline for early voting.
Wisconsin State Journal
01/11/2019
‘Attempts to Rig the Rules on Voting and Suppress Legal Voters Were Unconstitutional in 2016 and They Remain Unconstitutional Today’
One Wisconsin Institute
01/11/2019

One Wisconsin [Institute], an issue advocacy organization, has challenged this law in federal court.
WXPR-FM
01/10/2019
Also now Wisconsin law is a statewide two-week limit on early voting, which has already been challenged in court by liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Institute.
Courthouse News
01/07/2019
He is clearly happy those laws will be challenged by the likes of the ACLU, One Wisconsin Institute and other respected groups that have announced such plans.
People's World
01/07/2019



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

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

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

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

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

Amy Loasching

Board Member

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