Guardian: Wisconsin progressives size up political landscape after union defeats

“We had this mass uprising, three weeks of people coming from all over the state and occupying the state capitol building”

-Rebecca Kemble

Earlier this month, Rebecca was mentioned in an article by the Guardian. It's a good article looking at the progressive, pro-worker activism landscape after the signing of so-called 'right-to-work' in Wisconsin, so while her quotes are near the end of the article, please read through its entirety. It's inspiring to see the world take notice of progressive organizing done here at home!

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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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