“Rep. Melissa Sargent encourages citizens to stand up in the face of Walker’s attacks on public education, working people, and the environment,” said Chuck Ogg of the Rock County Progressives. “As she says in the Cap Times (where she is a frequent contributor) on December 22, 2016, ‘Now is not the time to cut and run, or abandon what we believe in our core — that a government works best when it is working for the betterment of its people.’ Therefore we are excited to have Melissa speak on this at our upcoming educational forum, ‘The Progressive Agenda and the Resistance.’ She has served the 48th district since 2012, having won with 83% of the vote . This event will be held on Wednesday, April 12, at the Basics Cooperative Natural Foods Store in Janesville. This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics. The speaker will begin at 6:30 PM, doors will open at 6 PM. This event is free and open to the public.”
The Rock County Progressives present…
Event Name: Rep. Melissa Sargent on The Progressive Agenda and the Resistance
Date: Wednesday, April 12
Time: Doors open 6:00 PM, Speaker at 6:30 PM
Rep. Melissa Sargent:
Melissa Sargent was born and raised in Madison. She owns and manages OPA Color, LLC, a small business dedicated to high quality art reproduction utilizing Giclee printing. (www.opacolor.com).
She was elected in 2012 to represent the 48th Assembly district, winning with 83% of the vote. The 48th Assembly District is made up of the north and east sides of Madison and the Village of Maple Bluff.
Melissa was elected by the incoming Democratic freshman as co-chair of the Freshman Democratic Caucus. She serves on 6 legislative committees including: Energy and Utilities, Aging and Long Term Care, Mental Health Reform, Financial Institutions, Small Business Development, Joint Legislative Audit Committee.
She has been a member Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, River Alliance, She was also a founding member of MRFY, an advocacy group for homeless, unaccompanied youth.
She is married to Justin Sargent, the chief of staff for Wisconsin State Senator Chris Larson.