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The High School Democrats of Wisconsin was founded in January 2017, following the surge of progressive activism that took place after November 8, 2016. Initially starting with just one chapter, the statewide organization soon grew to encompass multiple counties throughout Wisconsin and now provides many high school students with voices in politics and opportunities to make a difference in their communities, state, and country. 

We are high school students committed to making Wisconsin better for ourselves and future generations. We believe that healthcare is a basic human right. We believe that no student should go to school and have to worry about being shot. We believe that immediate climate justice is necessary to provide an inhabitable planet for ourselves and our kids.

We believe that love is love and that people have the right to make their own choices for their own bodies. We believe that America is better when America is truly united. We believe that when Wisconsin is Democratic, Wisconsin thrives on progressive legislation, values, and leadership.

We're working every day to elect Democrats up and down the ticket, pass progressive legislation, provide aid to our communities, and we hope you'll join us in our fight to make Wisconsin blue again.

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Meet The Team
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Henry Pahlow


Henry (he/him) is a junior at Denmark High School. Henry became involved in politics during the 2020 election cycle when he decided to help voters in his community get to the polls. As Chair, his goal is to expand High School Democrats of Wisconsin and mobilize students in response to the issues we face. In his spare time, he enjoys participating in musicals, choir, and watching the Milwaukee Bucks. 

Mihika Shivakumar

Vice Chair

Bio coming soon

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Yana Zenefski

Communications Director

Bio coming soon

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Aharon Shelef

Programs Director

Bio coming soon

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Ronan Rataj

Political Director

Bio coming soon

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James Orejuela

Development Director

Bio coming soon

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