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.
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.
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.
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.
Social Media & Digital Lead
Maddie Waters is a digital artist and graphic designer from Appleton. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with a double major in Communication Studies and Spanish (Liberal Arts), along with a certificate in Journalism. She first became involved in progressive politics in high school and continued her involvement by helping fellow students register to vote while in college. Maddie is especially passionate about gun reform, LGBTQ+ rights, and reproductive rights. She hopes to help Our Wisconsin Revolution build a strong social media presence that promotes our endorsed candidates and progressive principles.
Riley Severson graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in Political Science and Legal Studies and a certificate in Environmental Studies. She started as a Field Organizer in 2020 for the presidential campaign and then moved into grassroots organizing for the New York City Council where she successfully led bottom up initiatives and implemented campaign strategy. From there, she worked under the United States Senate for Senator Tammy Baldwin where she gained a deeper knowledge of legislation. She is incredibly passionate about gun reform, reproductive rights and climate justice.