Press Release Archive

  • Judicial Advocates Raise Red Flags on Eve of U.S. Senate Hearing on Nomination of Michael Brennan to 7th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals

    State and national advocates raised red flags about both the views of Michael Brennan and the process by which he was nominated for a lifetime appointment.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 01/23/2018
  • Nomination of Michael Brennan to Seventh Circuit Court of Federal Appeals Scheduled for Hearing Before Senate Judiciary Committee

    The wrong nominee, selected in the wrong way, being given a hearing in the wrong way. That’s how One Wisconsin Institute summed it up.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 01/22/2018
  • Trump Election Integrity Commission Disbanded

    A federal commission on “election integrity”, announced with much fanfare by Donald Trump in 2017, was disbanded on Wednesday.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 01/04/2018
  • Assembly Bill Runs Afoul of Federal Court Decision Protecting Early Voting

    A public hearing on Assembly Bill 637 today underscores serious flaws in the proposal that put it at odds with a federal court decision protecting early voting.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/28/2017
  • One Wisconsin Institute Praises City of Milwaukee Action to Expand Early Voting Opportunities

    Voting rights advocates are celebrating passage of a budget provision adding early voting sites in the City of Milwaukee.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/15/2017
  • University of Wisconsin Students Blast Board of Regents Policy Threatening Free Speech on Campuses

    UW students and free speech advocates are organizing to fight back against new restrictions on speech being imposed system wide by the Board of Regents

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/08/2017
  • Despite Mounting Questions of Fitness and Legitimacy of Trump Administration Another Extreme Judicial Nominee Approved for Lifetime Slot on Federal Judiciary

    The U.S. Senate confirmed another right wing extremist judicial nominee to a lifetime appointment to the federal court.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/03/2017
  • State Senate Committee to Consider ‘Riot’ Legislation

    The legislation as introduced would create broad new definitions of what constitutes a “riot” and threaten peaceful protesters with criminal penalties...

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/19/2017
  • One Wisconsin Institute Statements on Announcement of New Planned Parenthood Health Center Opening

    Planned Parenthood’s announcement is great news for the women and families of Wisconsin. Congratulations, and thank you, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/06/2017
  • New Poll Finds Strong Support for Reforms to Help Wisconsin Student Loan Borrowers

    Results of a new poll commissioned by One Wisconsin Institute finds broad support for reforms to help student loan borrowers.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 09/11/2017
  • One Wisconsin Institute Statements on GOP ‘On Many Sides’ Resolution

    I will never understand what is so hard about unequivocal condemnation of neo-Nazi and other hate groups. Why must there always be a caveat?

    One Wisconsin Institute, 09/01/2017
  • Student Debt Reform Advocates Unveil New Online Resource for Borrowers

    Leading student debt advocates have joined together to mobilize support for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program with online resources at

    One Wisconsin Institute, 08/16/2017
  • Donald Trump Undermines Bipartisan Wisconsin Selection Process to Nominate Gov. Scott Walker Crony to Federal Judicial Seat

    Donald Trump announced he would also be subverting the five-decades long practice of selecting a nominee forwarded by both Wisconsin United States Senators.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 08/04/2017
  • Nomination of John K. Bush to Federal Court Moves Toward Vote in U.S. Senate

    The U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon on the confirmation of Donald Trump’s nominee John K. Bush to the Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 07/20/2017
  • One Wisconsin Statements on First Meeting of Trump Voter Suppression Committee

    Scot Ross, Executive Director of One Wisconsin Institute released the following statements regarding the first meeting of Donald Trump’s voter suppression committee.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 07/19/2017
  • Protecting Integrity of Federal Courts Requires Halting Consideration of Trump Nominees Amid Deepening Concerns for Legitimacy of Administration

    The U.S. Senate should delay action on Donald Trump’s nominees until mounting questions about his administration are resolved

    One Wisconsin Institute, 05/16/2017
  • Federal Court Hears Oral Arguments in Appeals on One Wisconsin Institute, Et. Al. V. Thomsen, Et. Al.

    A three judge panel today heard oral arguments in appeals of the federal voting rights case One Wisconsin Institute, et. al. v. Thomsen, et. al.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 02/24/2017
  • Donald Trump Announces His Pick for Seat on U.S. Supreme Court

    Donald Trump announced his pick for who he would like to fill a lifetime appointment to the United States Supreme Court.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 01/31/2017
  • Donald Trump to Attempt to Fill Stolen U.S. Supreme Court Seat

    The questions surrounding Donald Trump and his compliance with and commitment to following the United States Constitution are serious and unresolved.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 01/31/2017
  • Donald Trump Poised to Make U.S. Supreme Court Nomination Despite Unresolved Questions of Possible Constitutional Violations and Russian Election Interference

    Donald Trump has announced, via Twitter, he intends to reveal his nominee to fill a vacancy on the United States Supreme Court next Thursday.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 01/27/2017
  • One Wisconsin Institute Statements on Trump Phony Voter Fraud Claims

    The only fraud in our elections are partisan politicians like Donald Trump and Gov. Scott Walker manipulating the voting laws for political gain.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 01/25/2017
  • Statements of One Wisconsin Institute on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy by continuing the fight to secure the rights of all Americans to make their voices heard in our elections.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 01/15/2017
  • It Shouldn’t Take a Christmas Miracle for Sen. Ron Johnson to Do His Job and Approve Judicial Nominee He Supports

    Instead of trying to rig federal courts for partisan gain, Johnson and his GOP colleagues should give American people the gift of democracy this holiday season.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 12/08/2016
  • Statements of One Wisconsin Institute Regarding Potential Wisconsin Recount

    Regardless of what Donald Trump tweets, we proved in court the real fraud is GOP politicians rigging the system by changing the rules for their partisan gain.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/28/2016
  • The Early Votes Are In

    A federal court ruling in the voting rights suit paved the way for expanded days, hours and sites for early voting in Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/07/2016
  • Data Confirms: Voters Vote When Given the Opportunity to Vote

    One Wisconsin Institute v. Thomsen Federal Voting Rights Win Leads to Record-Setting Early Vote Numbers After GOP Restrictions Struck Down in Court

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/03/2016
  • Real Life Stories From Caroline and Melissa and Maurice Highlight Toll of Student Loan Crisis, Importance of Borrowers Making Voices Heard in November 8 Election

    One Wisconsin Institute has released two new videos of student loan borrowers telling their stories as part of their “I Am A Student Loan Voter” campaign.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/02/2016
  • U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson Compares U.S. Constitution to a Contract, Then Tells Students, ‘You Rarely Read the Full Contract’

    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson Compares U.S. Constitution to a Contract, Then Tells Students, ‘You Rarely Read the Full Contract’

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/27/2016
  • One Wisconsin Institute Calls on Green Bay to Expand Early Voting Hours, Take Action to Prevent Lines on Election Day

    It is time for Green Bay to stop making excuses and start taking simple, concrete steps to make sure every legal voter, regardless of their partisan affiliation.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/26/2016
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Administration Maintains Billboards Only for Voter Intimidation, Not Voter Education

    The state refused to undertake several steps to help voters get the IDs they need, including utilizing billboard advertising.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/24/2016
  • One Wisconsin Institute Student Loan Debt Video Series Highlights Borrowers’ Stories

    One Wisconsin Institute is releasing a series of video interviews featuring Wisconsin borrowers telling their stories about what student loan debt means to them and their families.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/14/2016
  • Federal Judge Issues Order After Hearing on Failure of Gov. Walker’s Administration to Properly Oversee Voter ID Law

    Judge James Peterson issued a ruling in response to mounting evidence that the state of Wisconsin is either unable or unwilling to properly administer the state’s voter ID law.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 10/13/2016