About One Wisconsin Now
About One Wisconsin Now
What We Do
One Wisconsin Now is a statewide communications network specializing in effective earned media and online organizing to advance progressive leadership and values.
As the media and research war room for Wisconsin progressives, One Wisconsin Now provides a critical and unique service for the progressive infrastructure: a full-time counterbalance to the conservative spin machine and its elected advocates. The comprehensive research program at One Wisconsin is central to the communications strategy of the Wisconsin progressive non-partisan, non-profit community. One Wisconsin Now uses its research to drive individual and collaborative earned media campaigns to generate news coverage and online communications programs engaging its more than 50,000 members to action.
One Wisconsin Now is a 501(c)(4) non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization. One Wisconsin Now is not affiliated with nor works with any political party. One Wisconsin Now does not endorse nor oppose candidates for political office.
Donations to One Wisconsin Now are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. To make a donation to One Wisconsin Now, click on the "Donate" link on the right side of the page.
Who We Are
Scot Ross, Executive Director One Wisconsin Now & One Wisconsin Institute
Scot Ross has served as a senior communications director and research strategist for numerous statewide campaigns and elected officials. Ross has worked as a communications director in the United States Congress, the Office of the Attorney General in the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Wisconsin State Legislature. Ross was previously the research director for America Coming Together, regional research director for the Thunder Road Group and research director the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
A former journalist, Ross got his first professional job as a reporter at age 18 and his stories have appeared in publications ranging from the Pittsburgh Press and The New York Times. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English and earned an MA from George Washington University, which helped him amass student loan debt he paid off finally on his 44th birthday, June 14, 2013.
Over the past six years, he has overseen the growth of One Wisconsin Now and One Wisconsin Institute from a several hundred-member email list to among Wisconsin's leading progressive advocacy organizations with over 60,000 online supporters. The organizations' work has appeared in thousands of media stories and Ross has been a guest on national television and radio programs including The Rachel Maddow Program, The Ed Show, The Melissa Harris-Parry Show, C-SPAN and has been quoted in national publications ranging from The New York Times to USAToday to The Washington Post.
Mike Browne, Deputy Director
Mike has been involved in progressive politics in Wisconsin for two decades - working for leadership in the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly, progressive political candidates and issue organizations at the state and local level.
Serving as the communications director for two Senate Democratic Leaders, including the leader of the "Wisconsin 14", has given Mike extensive experience working with state and national media to deliver the progressive viewpoint on issues.
His involvement as a top policy aide in the development of state budgets and other legislation has provided Mike with a broad understanding of state issues and the implications of policy initiatives.
Mike lives in Madison and has two children.
Analiese grew up in Janesville, WI and got her first taste of politics at age ten and has been hooked ever since.
While studying political science at the University of Wisconsin Madison, she worked on 2 campaigns to re-elect now Senator Tammy Baldwin, for Madison Common Council candidates, and Secretary Clinton's campaign for President in 2008. Additionally as a student Analiese was elected Chair of the College Democrats of Wisconsin and as the Membership Director of the College Democrats of America.
She has previously worked for State Representative Dianne Hesselbein, Wisconsin Progress, and We Are Wisconsin. Most recently Analiese served as the Government Relations Director and Chief Lobbyist for United Council of UW Students.
Analiese is a recently retired elected official having represented District 5 on the Dane County Board of Supervisors from April 2010 to March 2012.
Cody Oliphant, Online Director
Cody Oliphant currently serves as the deputy research director and graphic designer. As a student at a University of Wisconsin college, he gained experience in communications as a reporter and editor of the student newspaper, the Express. In 2008, he graduated from UW-Madison with a bachelor's degree in political science with a focus on the judiciary's role in government.
A lifelong resident of Wisconsin, Oliphant grew up in Viola, a small community in the southwestern part of the state. In 2005, he moved to the Madison area, where he currently resides with his wife Jena and sons Carter and Hayden.