#WinWithWisDems: What it Takes to Win in the Most Purple Swing State in the Country

#WinWithWisDems: What it Takes to Win in the Most Purple Swing State in the Country

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Thursday, Jul. 13 10:30 AM (Central)

Ends: Thursday, Jul. 13 11:30 AM (Central)

Room: Continental A

Join leaders from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (aka WisDems), along with key partners, to talk about their state party operation, how they approach electoral power-building and the learnings and best practices they’ve picked up along the way. They’ll discuss the recent Wisconsin Supreme Court election, the 2022 midterm elections and other important races up and down the ballot.



Brian Tyler Cohen

Brian Tyler Cohen is one of the most-viewed political commentators online with 2 million subscribers and over a billion views on YouTube alone. He hosts an interview series where he’s sat down with President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Katie Porter, Jamie Raskin, Pete Buttigieg, and many more. He started the “Don’t Be A Mitch” fund to raise money for voter registration, and raised $1.1 million thus far. And he hosts a weekly podcast called “No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen,” which is among the most listened to political podcasts in the US.

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Chuck Engel


Chuck Engel [he / him] is a digital practitioner and multimedia specialist with senior-level campaign experience. Chuck has been with Wisconsin Democrats since 2018, where he oversees the org’s email fundraising program, web development initiatives, and multimedia production for social media, digital advertising, traditional fundraising and grassroots livestream events.

PS: WisDems Digital is hiring! >> wisdems.org/careers

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Michelle Lim


Michelle Lim (she/her) is a digital and social media strategist and oversees the Wisconsin Democrats’ social media program, advises WisDems Chair @BenWikler’s social media strategy, and grows the small-dollar monthly donor program. Raised by the Asian American and immigrant rights movement, Michelle has also worked on distributed organizing programs at Bernie 2020, United for Respect, and the Million Voters Project.

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Shaniqua McClendon

Shaniqua McClendon has worked in politics for more than a decade and currently serves as Vice President of Political Strategy at Crooked Media, home to the popular podcast, Pod Save America. In this role, Shaniqua led the creation of their voter and volunteer engagement program, Vote Save America, that has raised more than $55 million for progressive candidates and causes, while mobilizing more than 500,000 voters, volunteers, and grassroots donors across the country to support Democratic victories in 2018, 2020, and 2022.

Prior to Crooked Media, Shaniqua began her career as a White House Intern for President Barack Obama. She then went on to Capitol Hill where she served as a policy advisor to Senator Kay R. Hagan and Legislative Director to Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, spearheading the creation of the first-ever Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus.

Shaniqua is originally from North Carolina, and earned a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Service. She was also a fellow at the USC Center for the Political Future, inaugural Anthem Award winner, and serves on the boards of Register Her and the Sunrise Movement.

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