About

A voice for peace, social justice, and the common good! 

We champion the empowerment of the citizenry, peace, social and economic justice, civil liberties, human rights, a preserved environment, and a reinvigorated democracy. Our bedrock values are nonviolence and freedom of speech. The Progressive stands against militarism and the concentration of power in corporate hands.

On January 9, 1909, Senator Robert M. La Follette Sr. of Wisconsin founded La Follette’s Weekly to be a magazine of progress. The goal, he wrote, was “winning back for the people the complete power over government —national, state, and municipal—which has been lost to them.” He attacked private greed in the form of corporate monopolies that hoarded power. He championed the public interest, campaigning for social and economic justice. And he urged the United States not to entangle itself in foreign wars.

In 1929, La Follette’s Weekly changed its name to The Progressive, which has been the name of our flagship publication since then.

The Progressive presents voices of dissent and voices that are under-represented in the mainstream with a goal of championing grassroots progressive politics. 

The Progressive Staff

PUBLISHER - Norman Stockwell 

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF - Ruth Conniff 

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR - Lily Johnson

CIRCULATION DIRECTOR - Maribeth Batcha

MANAGING EDITOR - Bill Lueders

ONLINE MEDIA EDITOR - Mrill Ingram

ART DIRECTOR - Kerstin Vogdes Diehn

CONTROLLER - Carolyn Eschmeyer

OFFICE MANAGER - Elizabeth Kunze

POETRY EDITOR - Jules Gibbs

PROOFREADERS - Diana Cook, Kirsten Denker, Catherine Cronin 

ONLINE MEDIA ASSISTANT - Sarah Hopefl

DEVELOPMENT & EVENTS INTERN - Samantha Garlock

EDITORIAL INTERN - Oliver Ortega

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