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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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Eric Rorholm

Marketing & Social Media Lead

Eric Rorholm is a theatre artist and activist living in Milwaukee. He graduated from Marquette University in 2021 with a degree in Theatre Arts and Political Science. His career began as an intern in the 116th Congress, and he soon became involved in grassroots campaigns from school board to statewide. He was a Campus Corps Leader for Bernie 2020 and became the Chair of the College Democrats at Marquette, winning Chapter Chair of the Year in 2020 and Executive Board Member of the Year in 2021 for his work successfully organizing young people to vote. Eric is passionate about bringing young people into the political process and is thrilled to bring his organizing and digital background to the political revolution!

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Sharaka G Berry

Events Coordinator & Volunteer Recruitment Lead Organizer

It is my aspiration to become a community organizer because I am passionate about advocating for the needs of the underprivileged. My passion for advocacy started during my sophomore year of high school when I began writing poetry about some of the socio-political issues in Chicago as well as those that plague the nation as a whole. Through poetry, I express the societal ills for people who are voiceless in our society utilizing my speaking skills. As an attorney on Carleton's Mock Trial team, I have been able to utilize my voice for litigation. Advocacy work is not just a hobby to me; I consider advocating for others my civic responsibility.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

Sarah Lloyd

Chair

Mary Kay Baum

At-Large

Peter German

At-Large

Xavier Simmons

1st CD Representative

Joni Anderson

3rd CD Representative

Tyler Allen

5th CD Representative

Kathryn McKenzie

7th CD Representative

Larissa Joanna

At-Large

Alexa Safer

At-Large

Kevin Solomon

At-Large

Rich McGowan

2nd CD Representative

Jeff Perzan

4th CD Representative, Treasurer

Vacant

6th CD Representative

Justice Peche

8th CD Representative