— Waukesha County community leader Kristin Hansen was elected to the
Common Cause in Wisconsin State Governing Board at its most recent
meeting. CC/WI is the state’s largest non-partisan political reform
advocacy organization with more than 10,000 members and activists.
“Kristin’s many years as an active and involved community and
political leader in Waukesha County will greatly strengthen CC/WI’s
efforts to educate and inspire Wisconsinites to become actively
involved in our non-partisan political reform and government ethics
work,” said Jay Heck, the longtime executive director of CC/WI, in a
Last month, Hansen helped organize an event in Waukesha attended by
more than 100 citizens on the need for non-partisan redistricting
reform in Wisconsin.
After working in development and non-profit management for arts and
culture organizations for 20 years, Hansen returned to college and
earned a degree in philosophy, politics & economics from Carroll
University in 2012. That degree led to a position at the American
Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, where she developed key
relationships around the state and an understanding of the legal and
political environment around social justice and civil rights. She is
currently working as a consultant to non-profit organizations,
teaching fundraising ethics at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and
starting an issue advocacy organization for Waukesha County.