Bill Hogseth

Bill Hogseth

Bill Hogseth is a community organizer and a sixth-generation native of Dunn County, Wisconsin. For over fifteen years, he has worked on issues including health care, agriculture, conservation, voting rights, and elections. His work is focused on building community power through issue campaigns, civic engagement, and leadership development to tackle problems impacting people's daily lives. Currently, he is the organizing director at Grassroots Organizing Western Wisconsin.

Participants in the GrassRoots School, a leadership workshop for people who want to learn practical skills to organize for change in their local communities. | Photo courtesy of GROWW

Speed of trust: politics and power in rural Wisconsin

By: - May 30, 2023

This spring, Wisconsin held a massively consequential election for state Supreme Court. As control of the court teetered between a liberal and conservative majority, important issues like reproductive rights and gerrymandering were at stake. State Supreme Court elections are typically low-drama affairs, but pundits declared this “arguably the most important election in America in 2023”. […]