Social Justice Center

Progressive Dane

Pro-Local. Pro-Justice. ProDane.


What we stand for:

Human and Civil Rights for Everyone

Quality Jobs that Support Families

Affordable Housing

Good Planning for a Healthy Environment

Quality Public Education

Supporting Policies to Help Local Businesses

Convenient & Affordable Public Transportation

Quality Child Care

TIF Reform

Supporting Immigrants’ Rights

Ending Jail Profiteering

Alternatives to Incarceration

Ending Homelessness

Strong Neighborhoods

Open and and Clean Government


Our Vision

We believe that ordinary citizens should control public policies at the community and national levels. We support tax justice, better social services, equality in public education, affordable housing, and public transportation. ProDane helps community members organize around issues that are important to them and also works on the grassroots level to elect progressive political candidates.


Our Mission

We, the members of Progressive Dane, join together to form an independent political party in Dane County with a major focus on local issues. We pledge to work to improve the quality of life in Dane County for all people, particularly those marginalized by economic and social discrimination. We will work to improve our local government by making it open, easier to understand, and accessible for all citizens of Dane County. We are working to achieve positive policy change by electing accountable progressive officials and mobilizing citizen action.



What Makes Us Different:

A POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE - Progressive Dane brings together people committed to making government responsive to our communities' urgent needs. We believe our best solutions come from communities themselves, not the Democrats, Republicans, and the powerful moneyed interests they both serve.

FORMING ALLIANCES - Progressive Dane seeks to ally progressive activists and community organizations to form a powerful, united, and independent force in electoral politics and non-electoral struggles.

MEMBERSHIP-BASED - Progressive Dane is democratically run by its members. The general membership makes decisions based on values and principles before partisanship.

ACCOUNTABILITY - We make no apologies for expecting endorsed candidates to remain accountable to their campaign promises and to our progressive program. They are recruited to work with each other and Progressive Dane on a regular basis.