New Documentary about Worker Cooperatives



Grit TV and Toolbox for Education and Social Action just released this documentary "Own the Change" that explains the concrete steps for creating worker-owned cooperatives. The film features Rebecca as the President of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives and a worker-owner at Union Cab Cooperative.


Progressive Magazine: Young, Gifted and Black Coalition Holds Inauguration Rally

Published in the Progressive Magazine


As Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the Republican-dominated legislature took their oaths of office on Tuesday promising to extend their austerity and privatization agendas, a group of young Madison activists swore oaths as leaders in the struggle for human rights and justice for the black community. 

Seven members of the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition were inaugurated as “freedom fighters for the black liberation movement” in the middle of the busy downtown Madison intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Doty Street.

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CapTimes: Madison City Council Races Develop

Published in the CapTimes, December 12th, 2014

Written by: Bryna Godar.


RK-headshot-1.pngWith former journalist Anita Weier stepping down from her north side Madison City Council seat next year, the District 18 race already has two high profile candidates vying to fill the vacancy.

Peng Her and Rebecca Kemble have both filed to run in the spring election, the former the assistant director for the Center for Resilient Cities, the latter a writer for The Progressive.

President of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives, Kemble is a community activist and said she thinks there are opportunities for her to take that work to the next level on the City Council.

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WORT: Madison Council Candidate Rebecca Kemble

Broadcasted on WORT, December 11th, 2014

Interview by: Dylan Brogan.


MADISON (WORT) — This week, Rebecca Kemble announced her candidacy to represent Madison’s 18th District on the city’s North Side. Kemble is a worker-owner at Union Cab Cooperative and a writer for the Progressive Magazine. District 18’s current Alder Anita Weier is not seeking a third term on the Common Council. Center for Resilient Cities Assistant Director Peng Her has also declared his candidacy for the 18th Aldermanic District.

Rebecca Kemble joins Dylan Brogan in the WORT studio.

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