About the Author

Aaron Apollo Camp, Author of The Progressive Midwesterner
Aaron Camp, Author of The Progressive Midwesterner

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.

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2 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Hi, Aaron:

    I read your 2/10 post about the Democratic Party in our fair state (Wisconsin). Great post … and right on the money.

    I thought you might be interest in a service I’ve been using (and volunteering with) for 15 years called “Progressive Secretary.” PS offers the opportunity to voice your opinion (to officials) on a variety of issues … from the progressive viewpoint. There’s no charge (although we’ll ask for donations periodically).

    Here’s the website: http://www.ProgressiveSecretary.org, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me.

    Kathie

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  2. Hi Aaron,

    I worked on wall street, so here’s a piece of the puzzle you might also want to point out to your readers on the “toll road” issue. When this “company” bought the road, they raised $6 Billion by selling bonds to investors. Most of these investors, were investing state and local pension moneys. Now they know they will never get the money back, because the people who sold them the bonds — and here is where it gets interesting! — overstated the revenue projections.

    This is what Bain and Romney did too.

    It’s called securities fraud — because they clearly had no way to back up those now obviously bullshit numbers.

    Keep up the good work, my friend.

    Jeff

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