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WHO WE ARE.

Our Wisconsin Revolution is about making Wisconsin a true democracy — with a government & economy that are of, by and for the people.

Shake up the system. Challenge the establishment. Stand for progressive principles. Work for fundamental change. Fight for the working class. Join us.

Our Wisconsin Revolution is a homegrown movement started here in our state by people living here. OWR’s formation was inspired by Bernie Sanders’ run for president in 2016 and his call for a political revolution, and is part of a national movement. Our name connects us to that national movement of people all over the country supporting a new generation of progressive leaders and empowering millions to fight for progressive change and transforming our political and economic systems to once again be responsive to the needs of working families.

Our Wisconsin Revolution is about countering money power with people power. It’s about revolutionizing our politics by mobilizing the power of organized people against the reckless abuse of power by rich elites. We’re sick of what’s happening in this country and this state, where public life has been coarsened and corrupted by a swarm of greedy, rules-rigging, billionaire takers. We believe our state and nation can be set right by organized citizen action. Our goal is to do everything we can to make Wisconsin a democracy—with a government and an economy that are of, by, and for the people.

STAFF.

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Andre Walton

Executive Director

Andre Walton grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and graduated from Milwaukee South Division high school. For college he attended the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, where he majored in General Management, graduating in 2016. After college Andre got politically involved by becoming a volunteer for WolfPAC of Wisconsin, an organization dedicated to reforming our broken campaign finance system.  Andre has worked as a regional organizer for Mike McCabe’s 2018 governor's campaign, has been an activist for economic and social justice, and became a regional organizer for Our Wisconsin Revolution in 2020. Andre is now the Executive Director for Our Wisconsin Revolution. Andre is dedicated to fighting for a government that works for everyone.

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John Calabrese

Chapter Development Lead Organizer

John Calabrese was born in Rochester NY in 1976. He is a woodworker and cabinetmaker in Menomonie, Wisconsin, and is currently serving as  Dunn County Board Supervisor District 14. He was a candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly in 2018 and 2020.

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William Walter

Policy Research & Training Lead Organizer

Having been elected as a Bernie Sanders National Delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention, William understands the necessity of an immediate and full-scale progressive revolution. While still in its infancy, the progressive movement is here and it’s growing quickly. Our Wisconsin Revolution will be the bridge between passion, ideas, and action, sitting at the forefront of this movement as we help turn passion into knowledge, knowledge into action, and action into change.

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Anders Hanhan

Electoral Strategy Organizer

Anders Hanhan is a college student living in Appleton. He is currently majoring in Political Science and Environmental Studies at Lawrence University. Originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota, after being activated by Bernie Sanders' run for president, Anders became involved with the Sunrise Movement and advocating for a Green New Deal in Wisconsin. He is particularly passionate about climate change issues as well as Medicare for All, and labor rights. Anders is excited to help Our Wisconsin Revolution's endorsed candidates and particularly interested in building the organizations power by getting more strong voices into local elected offices.

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Eric Rorholm

Social Media & Digital Lead

Eric Rorholm is a theatre artist and activist living in Milwaukee's beautiful East Side. He graduated from Marquette University in 2021 with a BA in Political Science & Theatre Arts. He has worked on dozens of progressive campaigns from school board to US Senate, including his own run for Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors as a democratic socialist in spring 2022.  Eric believes that working people deserve a strong, class-conscious alternative to the two-party capitalist system. Eric believes that big money & a for-profit economy are destroying our democracy, and he is excited to raise issues facing working people, challenge corporate politicians, and help elect pro-worker & pro-renter candidates up and down the ballot.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

Sarah Lloyd
Co-Chair

Steve Carlson
Co-Chair

Mary Kay Baum
At-Large

Larissa Joanna
At-Large

Peter German
At-Large

Brady Coulthard
At-Large

Gillian Battino
At-Large

Mary Schneider
1st CD Representative

Rich McGowan
2nd CD Representative

Joni Anderson
3rd CD Representative

Jeff Perzan
4th CD Representative, Treasurer

Adam Kassulke
5th CD Representative

Vacant
6th CD Representative

James Bartosh
7th CD Representative

Tom Nelson
8th CD Representative