Hello there! I’m Aaron Camp, the administrator and lead author of The Progressive Midwesterner.
I was born on January 26, 1990, and I currently live with my parents in Westville, Illinois. My main interests are blogging and watching sports on television. At a young age, I was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder known as Asperger’s syndrome. However, I’ve never let that define me.
My political views are very progressive. I firmly believe in restoring the American middle class, protecting the rights of the American people, and making American government less corrupt and more transparent. I support reproductive rights, marriage equality, collective bargaining rights, raising the minimum wage, stricter campaign finance and ethics laws, equal pay for equal work, independent redistricting, same-day voter registration, protecting the environment, and many other progressive ideals.
Although I am a lifelong Illinois resident, I like to write about Wisconsin politics more than I do the politics of my home state. I was inspired by 100,000+ people protesting the Republican-led destruction of workers’ rights in Wisconsin in 2011, in fact, it made me a progressive. I hope to visit Wisconsin someday and meet the progressives who call it home.