About the Progressive Voters Guide

The Progressive Voters Guide is an annual project of A Better Wisconsin Together Political Fund and Fuse Washington. We combined the endorsements of Wisconsin's leading progressive organizations with research about candidates to give you the information you've been searching for to be an informed voter. More than 2,000,000 people have used the Progressive Voters Guide since 2008, and hundreds of thousands come back each and every election for more of our thorough candidate research and trusted recommendations.

A Better Wisconsin Together Political Fund

A Better Wisconsin Together Political Fund

A Better Wisconsin Together Political Fund (ABWT-PF) is a state-based research and communications hub for progressives.

Working with partner organizations and through ABWT-PF projects like One Wisconsin Now, we hold the right wing accountable and promote progressive ideas and values.

Our messaging is research driven and targeted for maximum impact using cutting edge digital, earned, paid and social media strategies.

About our Partners

The Progressive Voters Guide is powered by A Better Wisconsin Together Political Fund and includes endorsements from the following partners:

  • AFSCME
  • AFT Wisconsin
  • Citizen Action Wisconsin
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • National Democratic Redistricting Committee
  • Planned Parenthood
  • SEIU Wisconsin
  • UAW
  • WEAC
  • WI AFL-CIO
  • Wisconsin Conservation Voters

Note that not all groups endorse in all races and ballot measures.

AFSCME

AFSCME

America’s communities never rest. Streets need cleaning. Families need care. Students deserve well-run schools, and our neighborhoods demand safety. That’s why people who work in public service never stop. This isn’t just a job. It’s a calling. The work matters because it means something to make a community better. AFSCME believes that every person working to sustain their community deserves respect. As part of the AFL-CIO, AFSCME is one of the nation’s leading advocates for working women and men. Our 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen, and we believe everyone deserves a chance to fulfill the American dream. AFSCME is the union that honors solidarity without conformity, drawing each member’s story into a force of experience and commitment that can’t be ignored. That’s how we win better lives for ourselves, our families, and our communities. For people proudly committed to public service, we never quit. We are AFSCME, join us.

AFT Wisconsin

AFT Wisconsin

AFT-Wisconsin is a labor organization of professional public employees in the state of Wisconsin. Formerly called the Wisconsin Federation of Teachers, AFT-Wisconsin is a Wisconsin chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. Started primarily as a teachers’ union in 1931, AFT-Wisconsin today is comprised of many diverse professionals with over 500 job classifications, including members in the state PK-12 school system, the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), numerous state agencies, and the University of Wisconsin System.

Citizen Action Wisconsin

Citizen Action Wisconsin

Citizen Action of Wisconsin organizes people to make Wisconsin a better place to live and work. Citizen Action employs an integrated strategy of grassroots organizing, public education, earned media, professional research, voter engagement, and political lobbying to advance progressive values and shape the public and political debate around health care, economic development, and consumer protection. Every year, Citizen Action generates hundreds of media stories, mobilizes thousands of citizens to participate in political advocacy, and engages hundreds of thousands of voters.

Human Rights Campaign

Human Rights Campaign

By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, the Human Rights Campaign strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

National Democratic Redistricting Committee

National Democratic Redistricting Committee

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee is the centralized hub for executing a comprehensive redistricting strategy that shifts the redistricting power, creating fair districts where Democrats can compete.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood

 

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) is the advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, the state's largest and most trusted reproductive health care provider. PPAWI educates and lobbies on behalf of women’s health and works to elect candidates who support family planning and the full range of reproductive health care.

SEIU Wisconsin

SEIU Wisconsin

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Wisconsin State Council coordinates the legislative and political agenda for Wisconsin’s eight SEIU locals. SEIU is the nation’s largest and fastest growing union with 2.1 million members nationwide and over 10,000 members in Wisconsin. SEIU’s membership is among the most diverse in the labor movement and includes public sector, building services and health care employees. The State Council is responsible for developing and implementing, in coordination with the international and state locals, a statewide electoral, lobbying, and communications program for SEIU.

UAW

UAW

The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is one of the largest and most diverse unions in North America, with members in virtually every sector of the economy. UAW-represented workplaces range from multinational corporations, small manufacturers and state and local governments to colleges and universities, hospitals and private non-profit organizations. The UAW has more than 400,000 active members and more than 580,000 retired members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. There are more than 600 local unions in the UAW. The UAW currently has 1,150 contracts with some 1,600 employers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

WEAC

WEAC

The Wisconsin Education Association Council represents the public policy, labor and professional interests of its members. WEAC is a strong voice for its members and for the 865,000 children in Wisconsin public schools.

WI AFL-CIO

WI AFL-CIO

We are the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. Representing union members in the state of Wisconsin, we fight for social and economic justice for all people. We are a democratically elected body dedicated to representing the interests of all working people at the state and local level. As the labor movement, we fight to raise wages, improve workplace safety, protect worker freedom to collectively bargain and for strong contracts that build strong communities. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.

Wisconsin Conservation Voters

Wisconsin Conservation Voters

Wisconsin Conservation Voters envisions a healthy, beautiful Wisconsin for all to enjoy forever. To achieve that, Wisconsin Conservation Voters advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-conservation candidates who will champion our priority issues. Wisconsin Conservation Voters is committed to ensuring who we are and who we work with reflects the state as a whole.