It’s now or never on RTW…change the conversation, change the vision for the future!

As SB 44 goes to the State Senate floor this afternoon, it is critical to effectively communicate to moderate Republicans the truth about the bill, and change the conversation, change the vision for the future. The question to ask is, “Why are you betraying the trust of the people who elected you by destroying democratic institutions that protect the profit …

CAFO Settlement after Decade of Violations

A factory farm in Wisconsin has agreed to pay a $100,000 settlement after a decade of violations. The hazards of concentrated livestock operations to public health are becoming well documented, as evidenced in recent Forward Institute posts on this website. Forward Institute statement on this settlement follows (Press Release): Wisconsin Factory Farm to pay Six Figure Settlement to State                 …

New Messaging Campaign Unveiled at Fighting Bob Fest

You are invited to visit us at Fighting Bob Fest 2013 this weekend, where we are unveiling the Wisconsin Progressive Freedom Campaign… “We CAN win the messaging war!”  Forward Institute is spearheading a new, collaborative effort with progressive organizations and grassroots groups to take back Freedom for Progressives. “What is this campaign all about?”             The Wisconsin Progressive …

Forward Institute to release Wisconsin School Report Card Study

The Forward Institute and State Senator Kathleen Vinehout will hold a Press Conference on Wednesday, December 5th at 10:00 am, in the Senate Parlor at the Wisconsin State Capitol to release a new study on the Wisconsin School Report Cards. The study analyzed all available Report Card score data for Wisconsin Schools, and the results will have a significant impact on the …

“Our Wisconsin”

The Forward Institute is Wisconsin’s first Progressive think tank. It is our mission to publish and deliver accurate studies, communication, and messaging on significant public policy issues in Wisconsin. Organized as a non-profit, educational foundation, the Forward Institute website serves as a public portal for the exchange of progressive ideas and information. We welcome all interested individuals and organizations to participate, and join us …