• Resnick, Hansen outline progress in race


    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...

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  • Grass Roots: Progressive Dane building coalition to fight poverty


    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...

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  • Default: The Student Loan Documentary


    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...

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  • Happy Birthday Progressive Dane: Lefty party looks back on 15 years of stirrin' things up


    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,...

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  • Madison Politics Not Per Usual: Progressives Gaining Power in City, County


    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...

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  • 'Progressive Dane' Provides Winning Model


    By John Nichols

    Published on Thursday, April 5, 2001 in the Madison Capital Times

    E.J. Dionne Jr., who some years back penned a brilliant book titled, "Why Americans Hate Politics," joined me for a round of visits to election night parties Tuesday. And I think it’s fair to say he found a lot to love in the way Madison does politics.

    Dionne, who earlier in the day...

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