Ben Manski is an advocate, scholar, lawyer, entrepreneur and public speaker who has been committed to building a U.S. democracy movement since the early 1990s. He is president of the Liberty Tree Foundation, a strategy center he founded in 2004, and a co-founder of Move to Amend. In 2010, Ben co-founded the Wisconsin Wave, which played a leading role in the Wisconsin uprising of 2011 and which continues today. In 2012, he managed the Jill Stein for President campaign; from 2001-2004 he served as co-chair of the Green Party of the United States.

Ben is currently pursuing an advanced degree in sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has a JD and a BA from the University of Wisconsin. Ben has contributed to five books and has appeared in many national and international media outlets. He is a frequent public speaker and has appeared on nearly 300 college campuses. Together with his wife, Sarah, he manages and parents their son, Lev.


New American Crisis

This could mark the end of the American experiment in self-government.

Has Your Town Declared Peace Yet?

Tired of being ignored by the feds, citizens pass city laws declaring peace.

Time’s Up: Bring The Guard Home

Vermont lawmakers are trying to bring members of the state’s National Guard home from Iraq.

Your Time Is Up, Mr. President the National Guard Is Coming Home

The wisdom from Main Street U.S.A. continues to be vastly better than the

Associate Fellow

Criminalization of Race and Poverty

    Community Democracy, Constitutional Reform, Democratization and Democracy Movement, Education Policy, Law of Democracy, Movement Building, National Security, Rights of Nature, the Corporation

    Has Your Town Declared Peace Yet?

    Common Dreams | June 15, 2008

    Has Your Town Declared Peace Yet?

    YES! Magazine | June 1, 2008