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Annual Garden Party Friday, July 27, 2018

Home of Alder Rebecca Kemble • 4217 School Rd., Madison (53704)

5:00 – 9:00 PM


2018 Garden Party Sponsors to date:  Marigold Chawla, Jodi Vander Molen, Yogesh Chawla, Dean Loumos, PK Hammel, Chuck and Connie Smalley, Mary Anglim, Brenda Konkel, Bruce Wallbaum, Martha Kemble, Satya Rhodes-Conway, Don and Marjorie Passman, Dr Jay and Sabrina Gold, Tom and Joan Kemble, Adam Chern, Rebecca Kemble, Bert Zipperer, Rick Bogle, Melissa Mulliken, Patrick Heck, Richard Kilmer

Your sponsorship will help support and sustain Progressive Dane, the organization; and help us hire a part-time staff worker so that we may grow stronger and louder as a true independent, progressive voice in our local community.

Progressive Dane is a progressive political party in Dane County, Wisconsin. Progressive Dane believes 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. Progressive Dane helps community members organize around issues that are important to them and also works on the grassroots level to elect progressive political candidates.

For more information about PD, visit the About Progressive Dane Page.


We are in the process of building a brand new website!

In the meantime, this site will be updated less frequently. To stay informed, visit our Facebook page here, attend an upcoming General Membership Meeting (listed below), and bookmark or add the ProDane events calendar.

All meetings begin at 6:30pm and are open to the public. 

July GMM: NO GMM (attend the Garden Party on Friday, July 27!)
August GMM:
Wed, Aug 22 @ Social Justice Center (1202 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703)
September GMM:
 Wed, Sept 26 @ Madison Public Library (Central Branch, 3rd Floor Community Room)


What Makes Progressive Dane Different?



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.


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.


Progressive Dane is democratically run by its members. The general membership makes decisions based on values and principles before partisanship. Click here for information on how to join Progressive Dane.


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.


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