The list author says: "Wisconsin, as with much of the country, is proudly liberal. From the leftwing politics of Robert LaFollette in an earlier period, to the progressive policies of Russ Feingold and Tammy Baldwin (the first openly gay U.S. Representative), the 'Badger State' is advancing the cultural change that elites like Limbaugh have tried to thwart for years. In addition to the progressive elements in electoral politics, there are Wisconsinites across the state who are making contributions toward a better world. There are 'ecopreneurs' at the Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast in Green County, there are fair trade activists at the Just Coffee Coop, and thousands of progressives gather each year at the 'Fighting Bob Fest.' To free their minds from the perception management efforts of the corporate media, Wisconsin residents produce alternative sources of info like 'The Progressive' magazine, community radio WORT, and the Madison InfoShop.org. The state is also home to vibrant civic groups like the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice and the Wisconsin Women's Network. Here are a few of the progressive people and projects based in Wisconsin."
"Wisconsinites John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist are doing amazing work. In addition to operating the Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast, they literally wrote the book on other 'ecopreneuring' projects around the country."
"Written by a professor of Business and Economics at UW-Superior, this book catalogues dozens of Wisconsin stories of green business, sustainable agriculture and many other efforts giving hope to rural communities."
"La Follette was born in Primrose. He advanced many progressive causes during his political career, including being an opponent of railroad trusts and World War I. See 'FightingBob.com' and the 'FightingBobFest' to learn how his legacy lives on."