Our Wisconsin Revolution - Dane

What We Do

Change starts at the ground level


OWR-Dane County works to:

  • Fight for fair maps, reduce money in politics, increase voter registration, and revive the democratic process in our elections

  • Identify and support candidates who will run in 2020 in the second congressional district, from the top of the ticket down to school board and alder candidates

  • Fight for a better use of our tax dollars by calling for a County Budget that embodies our commitment to economic and racial equality

  • Advocate for increased funds for health services and public schools in poorer districts

  • Demand the right to unionize and $15/hour as a minimum wage for all workers in Dane county

  • Organize across the County as a whole, forging deeper bonds within and among Dane's rural and urban communities, and bridging existing divides

In the last couple of years we have:

  • Hosted a Madison Mayoral forum in the Spring of 2019

  • Hosted a candidate forum in Verona and helped elect progressive candidates in Verona in the Spring 2018 election

  • Brought home the movement for single-payer/healthcare for all through teach-ins

  • Helped invigorate and expand a growing interracial coalition to call on the Dane County Board to  fund community restoration, not more incarceration

  • Worked to protect freedom of speech for students in the UW system

  • Hosted informational sessions on why local government matters

  • Put together a study circle curriculum for use by local OWR progressives and by activists and progressives statewide

  • Helped get a new OWR chapter off the ground in Dodgeville

  • Joined forces with local organizations to promote a free campaign school for progressives running for office


The political revolution starts with you

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OWR-Dane gets its groove on at the workgroup level. We currently have four workgroups:

  • Outreach: grows our movement

  • Popular Education: educates OWR members and the public at large

  • 2018 Elections: helps get progressives in office in the 2018 elections (and beyond)

  • Resist & Rebel: our direct action and rapid response team

See our Events page for a list of workgroup meeting times and dates.