Sign up to get the latest updates

What is Progressive Dane?

Support our petition to support our Alders

in filing a complaint with the Police and Fire Commission against Chief Koval

Read more on our blog here.


September General Membership Meeting: Wednesday, September 28, 6:30pm

Madison Public Library Central Branch, Mifflin at Fairchild Streets • third floor



Progressive Dane is a progressive political party in Dane County, Wisconsin. Progressive Dane believes that ordinary citizens should control public policies at the community and national levels. We support tax justice, better social services, equality in public education, affordable housing, and public transportation. Progressive Dane helps community members organize around issues that are important to them and also works on the grassroots level to elect progressive political candidates.

For more information about PD, visit the About Progressive Dane Page.

What Makes Progressive Dane Different?



Progressive Dane brings together people committed to making government responsive to our communities' urgent needs. We believe our best solutions come from communities themselves, not the Democrats, Republicans, and the powerful moneyed interests they both serve.


Progressive Dane seeks to ally progressive activists and community organizations to form a powerful, united, and independent force in electoral politics and non-electoral struggles.


Progressive Dane is democratically run by its members. The general membership makes decisions based on values and principles before partisanship. Click here for information on how to join Progressive Dane.


We make no apologies for expecting endorsed candidates to remain accountable to their campaign promises and to our progressive program. They are recruited to work with each other and Progressive Dane on a regular basis.


  • Latest from the blog

    Progressive Dane calls for 1 year contract for Police in the Schools

    Progressive Dane has issued a letter to the Madison School Board and the City of Madison Board of Estimates regarding their vote on the contract for police in the schools later this afternoon.   We are urging them to have a 1 year contract to allow for the police study to be completed and to allow for more public input.  Additionally we are calling for a limit to the actions police can take in the schools, more frequent public reporting and a student complaint process.
    Continue reading

    Last Wednesday at the GMM: Education!

    Last Wednesday for our GMM we tried something a little different and a had a much more successful turnout!  We had an informal discussion, beer and snacks with Madison School Board member TJ Mertz and talked about many issues coming up for the Madison Schools.  Here's a little taste of what we heard!  Heads up:  What are you doing on Monday?!  Going to one of the important BOE meetings?  (City Board of Estimates or Board of Education)  Both are discussing a three year contract that puts police in the schools!  Most people we talk to want a 1 year contract until the police study is done.  Referendum and AFSCME handbook also being discussed at the School Board on Monday 8/29. Also watch for changes in our GMM meetings with more of a focus on issues every other month and less on the business end of things!
    Continue reading