By: Joe Tarr
Published in the Isthmus on 02/14/2013
Twelve of the city's 20 Common Council districts will be contested this spring, but only three of them involve primaries on Feb. 19. Three people apiece are running for the 2nd, 13th and 15th district seats. The top two vote-getters in each district will square off in the April 2 general election.
All nine candidates can be painted in various shades...
By: Allie Johnson
Published in The Badger Herald, 2/7/13
Endorsements continue to roll in as the aldermanic District 8 candidates narrow the focus of their campaigns in preparation of the upcoming City Council elections.
After facing some initial controversy over ballot signatures, Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, and his opponent Christian Hansen are confirmed candidates on the ballot. Over the past few weeks both candidates have honed in on their campaigns...
By Pat Schneider
Published in the Capital Times on July 24, 2011
A poverty rate of 17 percent and climbing. Half of public school children on the list for a free lunch to supplement what parents are able to put on the table at home.
These stark statistics on Madison are prompting Progressive Dane, the county's progressive political party, to step up to organize a coalition to advocate for...
Release on The Center for Media and Democracy's PR Watch
Published on Monday, March 7, 2011
This is a movie that Student Progressive Dane and the newly formed Badger Impact Coalition (a committee formed to combat the New Badger Partnership) will be showing. The movie will become increasingly relevant as tuition skyrockets here at UW-Madison and students have to take out increasingly huge loans that are being coined as...
Published in The Isthmus on Thursday, December 6, 2007
By Vikki Kratz
One day in 1994, Michael Jacob decided to attend a meeting of the local Democratic Party. The Madison resident did not feel welcome.
"I remember sitting at a table, trying to make conversation and feeling like, I haven't been here forever, so I can't join in," he says.
Jacob went next to a meeting of Progressive Dane,...
By Dean Mosiman
Published on Sunday, February 20, 2005 by the Wisconsin State Journal
Brenda Konkel, Austin King and their political buddies used to pour their souls out -- mostly in vain -- for the poor and voiceless.
Now their leftist political party, Progressive Dane, is changing Madison, recently helping pass controversial, landmark laws to raise the city's minimum wage, force developers to build lower-cost housing, and ban smoking in...