PD Applaud's Mayor's Efforts on Disclosure Ordinance, Despite Rejection

Contact: Matt Kozlowski - Admin@ProDane.org, (715) 571-1577 For Immediate Release: June 19th, 2013 PROGRESSIVE DANE APPLAUDS MAYOR'S EFFORTS ON DISCLOSURE ORDINANCE, DESPITE REJECTION At last night's meeting, Madison's Common Council voted down an ordinance to require individuals or entities contracting with the City to disclose political contributions made to advocacy organizations.  In doing so, Madison missed an opportunity to strengthen disclosure and protect the public from corruption. Continue reading

You're Invited - PD's Annual Garden Party

On Friday, July 19th from 5pm-9pm, Progressive Dane will be hosting the Annual Garden Party! The Garden Party is a great opportunity for Progressive Dane Members, elected officials, and supporters to get to know each other and have some fun, all while raising funds in order to make Progressive change in Dane County!  There will be food, drinks, music, and some of the best people in Dane County, so you don't want to miss it! Continue reading

Newsletter Sneak Peak: Citizens' Budget Concerns

Written by Sue Pastor, Progressive Dane's Policy Committee Co-Chair Published in PD's June Newsletter City staff held four conversations related to budget throughout the month of May.  Organized around themes chosen by the city, each took place in a different part of the city and provided citizens an opportunity to discuss budget ideas submitted to the IdeaScale site on line - or introduced during the conversation. Staff began each evening by providing participants with a list of submissions related to the night's theme, but participants' concerns, especially in each of the last three discussions, clearly centered around equity. Continue reading

Progressive Dane County Supervisors Divest from Fossil Fuels

On Thursday, June 6th, The Dane County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution calling for divestment from fossil fuels.  The resolution, introduced by Progressive Dane Supervisor Kyle Richmond, calls on Dane County, The University of Wisconsin, the State of Wisconsin, and other local governments to divest their holdings from fossil fuel companies. In addition to passing this resolution, Dane County Supervisors also committed to a trip to Texas in order to lobby for similar changes. Continue reading

Newsletter Sneak Peek: Policy Priorities

I just sent the newsletter to the printer, and we're prepping them to mail tomorrow, but for those of you who'd like a sneak peek before it hits your mailbox, check out this article from our Policy Committee!  Continue reading

Help Elect Progressive Candidates this Spring

After last night's Primary, Progressive Dane is moving into the final stretch before the General Election on April 2nd.  In order to elect Progressive candidates this Spring, we need all the support we can get! Continue reading

And the Primary Results are In

With just over 10% citywide turnout, the election results are in.   *Note that these are unofficial results posted on the County Website* Continue reading

Primary Election Today!

Today, February 19th, 2013 is election day!  Polls are open until 8pm and remember voters will not be required to show a photo ID at their polling place in order to vote. Continue reading

Upcoming PD Candidate Events

Following a weekend of GOTV litdrops, canvassing, and phonebanking, Progressive Dane Candidates will be hosting events around Madison along with continuing volunteer opportunities. Continue reading

PD Alder Proposes New Public Safety Legislation

Progressive Dane Alder Satya Rhodes-Conway has proposed new changes to help make Sherman Avenue safer for bicycles, pedestrians, and vehicles alike.  The proposal would reduce traffic lanes from four lanes to three, while incorporating bike lanes and pedestrian islands. Continue reading