Committees and Task Forces

Much of the work of Progressive Dane is done by committees and task forces. Committees and task forces each focus on a specific topic or issue and meet regularly. Committees focus on organizing and party-building, while task forces focus on issue campaigns and policy development.



Progressive Dane's Elections Committee recruits candidates to run for local offices, trains candidates and campaign staff, and assists in campaign operations.  Additionally, Elections Committee makes endorsement recommendations to the General Membership.

Elections Committee meets monthly during the year and more frequently during election time.

For more information, contact Brenda Konkel at


Progressive Dane's Policy Committee works with elected officials to discuss and develop legislative plans in order to achieve the policy goals of Progressive Dane's Platforms.  Additionally, Policy Committee drafts platform recommendations for the General Membership.

Policy Committee meets after the elections meetings as well as has meetings on various policy issues throughout the year.

For more information, contact Heidi Wegleitner or Mary Anglim.


Progressive Dane's produces a monthly newsletter, drafts articles and interviews for publication, and helps prepare the newsletter for mailing. For more information contact Norm Littlejohn at

Steering Committee (a.k.a Coordinating Council)

Progressive Dane's Coordinating Council (formerly known as the Steering Committee) coordinates the activities of the various committees and task forces and sets the agenda for the General Membership Meetings.  The Steering Committee meets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 10:30am in the conference room of the Social Justice Center.

For more information, contact Brenda Konkel or Yogesh Chawla.