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 5,000,000 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.

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
  • Black Leaders Organizing for Communities
  • Citizen Action Wisconsin
  • Clean Wisconsin
  • EMILY'S List
  • Everytown For Gun Safety Fund
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • LGBTQ Victory Fund
  • LPAC
  • Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Democratic Redistricting Committee
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Progressive Turnout Project
  • SEIU Wisconsin
  • SMART Transportation Division
  • UAW
  • WEAC
  • WI AFL-CIO
  • Wisconsin Conservation Voters
  • Wisconsin Muslim Civic Alliance
  • Wisconsin Progress

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.

AFSCME Endorsements AFSCME Website

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.

AFT Wisconsin Endorsements AFT Wisconsin Website

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.

Citizen Action Wisconsin Endorsements Citizen Action Wisconsin Website

Clean Wisconsin

Clean Wisconsin

For more than 50 years, Clean Wisconsin has been working to preserve and protect Wisconsin’s clean water, clean air and natural heritage. With an active membership and advocacy base 20,000-strong, our dedicated staff of experts conducts sound science, engages in public policy, takes legal action, and fosters strong partnerships with allies and stakeholders to help ensure a safe, healthy environment for everyone.

Clean Wisconsin Endorsements Clean Wisconsin Website

EMILY'S List

EMILY'S List

EMILY’s List’s vision is to be a driving force of change in America. By electing more Democratic pro-choice women to national, state and local office, EMILY’s List will consistently infuse our government with leaders who will drive change. Change that truly matters today, tomorrow and forever.

EMILY'S List Endorsements EMILY'S List Website

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.

Human Rights Campaign Endorsements Human Rights Campaign Website

LPAC

LPAC

LPAC is the only organization whose mission is to elect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer women and nonbinary people. LPAC was founded in 2012 by a group of LGBTQ women seeking to create a place, and voice, at the power table for our community. We do this by endorsing and investing in candidates directly and supporting them through independent expenditure campaigns. We’ve raised more than $6.3 million and endorsed more than 150 candidates. And we’re just getting started. 

LPAC Endorsements LPAC Website

Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate

Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate

Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. We pass stronger gun laws and work to close the loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. We also work in our own communities and with business leaders to encourage a culture of responsible gun ownership. 

Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Endorsements Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Website

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.

National Democratic Redistricting Committee Website

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.

Planned Parenthood Endorsements Planned Parenthood Website

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.

SEIU Wisconsin Endorsements SEIU Wisconsin Website

SMART Transportation Division

SMART Transportation Division

SMART Transportation Division is the largest railroad operating union in North America, with more than 500 Transportation locals. The SMART Transportation Division represents employees on every Class I railroad, as well as employees on many regional and shortline railroads. It also represents bus and mass transit employees on approximately 45 bus and transit systems and has recently grown to include airline pilots, dispatchers and other airport personnel.

SMART Transportation Division Endorsements SMART Transportation Division Website

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.

UAW Endorsements UAW Website

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.

WEAC Endorsements WEAC Website

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.

WI AFL-CIO Endorsements WI AFL-CIO Website

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.

Wisconsin Conservation Voters Endorsements Wisconsin Conservation Voters Website

Wisconsin Progress

Wisconsin Progress

We envision a Wisconsin that is a better, more equitable place to live, work, and raise a family. To meet that end, we recruit, train, elect and develop progressive candidates and leaders for local and state legislative office.

Wisconsin Progress Endorsements Wisconsin Progress Website