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Russ Feingold

Russ Feingold is known for his independence, his honesty and his work ethic on behalf of Wisconsin families. He has always stood up for the middle class families, students and workers who need economic opportunity, often drawing the ire of wealthy special interests and lobbyists.

A lifetime Wisconsin resident, Feingold represented Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate from 1993 to 2011, earning a reputation for doing what’s right, not what’s politically convenient. Whether it was opposing the war in Iraq, serving as an early voice for fiscal responsibility, or being the only Senator to oppose the Patriot Act, Feingold has shown that you can make a difference if you’re willing to speak truth to power.
After serving in the U.S. Senate, Feingold taught at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Lawrence University in Appleton and Stanford University in California. He served as United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo at the State Department. And he founded the group Progressives United to continue his fight against special interest influence in our political system. In 2012 he authored the book While America Sleeps, A Wake Up Call For The Post 9/11 Era.
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Recent Posts

  • Making Our Votes Meaningless?

    As Republicans in Washington move to substitute their own Supreme Court pick under Trump for President Obama's, the very legitimacy of our democratic system is at stake. Stand up for the legitimacy of our Supreme Court. MIDDLETON, WI - Barack Obama won the 2012 presidential election by approximately 5 million votes. Donald Trump lost the 2016 el ...
    Mar 28 Tags: Untagged
  • Put Government Back In The Hands Of The People

    “Corporations. Go heavy after them to give. Take Koch’s money. Get on a plane to Vegas and sit down with Sheldon Adelson. Ask for $1m now.” - The Guardian, September 14 MIDDLETON, WI - Nobody benefitted more from Citizens United than the Koch brothers and two Wisconsin Republicans: Governor Scott Walker and Senator Ron Johnson. This we‌ek, a st ...
    Sep 18 Tags: Untagged
  • Russ Feingold on Wisconsin’s Opioid Crisis

    MIDDLETON, WI - The opioid crisis is a tragedy that ravages our communities, and it should never be a partisan issue. Addiction is a disease that we have to address comprehensively – that means treatment, prevention, and education. So I am encouraged that leaders like Sen. Tammy Baldwin are fighting for bipartisan solutions that prioritize treatme ...
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  • Russ Feingold Statement on Equal Pay Day

    MIDDLETON, WI - Women have played an invaluable role in growing and strengthening Wisconsin’s economy; their hard work, dedication and ingenuity have built strong families, businesses and communities. Yet, women still lack the legal protection to guarantee the pay they deserve. Equal Pay Day marks how far into the year women on average have to wor ...
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Dan Thomson, Madison

Dan Thomson is a former factory worker, Illinois Department of Human Services Caseworker, Illinois Human Rights Investigator and a lawyer. He holds a Master’s in Anthropology and a JD. For the past six years he has been retired, and now lives in Madison, WI.

Recent Posts

  • Let’s Make Electing a President a “democratic” Process

    Madison Activist and Bernie Supporter wants a Constitutional amendment. MADISON, WI - I woke up on June 14, 2016, and accepted that Bernie was not going to be our next President. It was sad and hard because Bernie is for real. You know he isn’t lying to you when he speaks. We haven’t had a politician that honest since Proxmire. Bernie Sander ...
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Ian Smith, Madison

Ian Smith, an Army Veteran, a native of Madison, retired from a successful career with the VA spanning 40+ years, and is a long time, staunch Unionist having served two terms as President of a 1,400 member Local 1732 and remains a delegate to SCFL and WI AFL-CIO. You can contact Ian at

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Janet Bewley Press, State Senator Dist 25

Janet Bewley, State Senator Dist 25 was elected to the Senate in the fall of 2014 after serving two terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly. She is a member of the Senate’s Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges, Committee on Education, Committee on Insurance, Housing, and Trade and the Joint Legislative Audit Committee.
Janet is also a member of the Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations, the State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and the Governor’s Council on Tourism. Prior to her first election in the fall of 2010, she served on the Ashland City Council for two years.
Madison Office: 126 South, State Capitol Phone: (608) 266-3510 E-mail:

Recent Posts

  • Tax Credit Pays Off For Job Cutters to so-called "job creators" under the manufacturing tax credit not working. It’s time to put working taxpayers first, says Sen. Bewley. MADISON - “It’s quiet… too quiet.” We’ve all heard that line in one movie or another. The halls of the State Capitol can have a ...
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  • When Officers Die, Words Are Not Enough

    Time for Assembly to Step Up for Spouses and Children of Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty. ASHLAND, WI - Soon we will all be celebrating the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day. I will spend the day with a group of veterans from Mellen VFW Post 2273 visiting cemeteries across Ashland County. I’m honored to join them as ...
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  • Voters Deserve Say On Voucher Spending

    Bill proposes same oversight voters have over public school revenue. MADISON - The recent spring ballot gave Wisconsin voters sixty-five opportunities to cast votes on public school funding requests ranging from new facilities to basic operations. In Northern Wisconsin communities voters were able to approve an increase for classroom education ...
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  • Ready to Help Wherever Needed

    On National Girl Scouts Day, March 12, 2017 ASHLAND, WI - One of the things I enjoy most about being a State Senator is visiting local schools to talk with fourth graders about state government. I always try and include time for questions and answers. Fourth graders can be very curious. I get lots of questions about my family – do I have chil ...
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  • Wisconsin Has A Proud Legacy to Build On

    Gov. Walker talked this week about "working and winning", but his plan is to continue borrowing and raiding Peter to pay Paul. Our priority must be Wisconsin’s roads, schools and jobs. Wisconsinites never have, and never will stop putting in a hard day’s work. MADISON - In the depths of the great depression, President Roosevelt warned against be ...
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Recent Posts

  • Thoughts After the 2016 Election

    We must start a dialogue now with one another to understand how we can aspire for the goodness in our state and how together we can make our state a model of “we the people…with liberty and justice for all”. GREEN BAY - This election has torn our country apart.  While many of us are repulsed by the rhetoric of the campaign, there is one sil ...
    Nov 24 Tags: Untagged
  • Why Are Some Trying To Destroy Our Education System?

    What happens if we turn our educational system into a supply chain of workers to fit our jobs, a place to manufacture workforce competent doers, but not critical thinkers? Company President and former Chair of the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce examines the shortsightedness of business leaders and politicians who attack our K-12 and university ...
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  • Climate Change and Health

    Healthcare Must Lead On Climate Change GREEN BAY - Sustainability and climate change discussion needs a different perspective—human health. Healthcare’s commitment to sustainability principles should not be focused on improving healthcare, but rather improving overall health.  Medical care impacts only about 10% of outcomes that make u ...
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