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Join us in welcoming Andrea Schroeder to the Forward Kenosha team. Andrea will be coordinating the voter registration initiatives as part of the Forward Kenosha Voter Ambassador Team. If you'd like to help, please email us at
Andra is a graduate of UW-Oshkosh, with a Masters Degree in Public Service/Gerontology from Marquette University. She worked for fifteen years with county social services for the elderly in Kenosha, managing a team investigating elder abuse and elder neglect. She retired in 2004 and for six years operated a used bookstore, Lakeshore Books.
Andra has lived in Kenosha for 30 years. Her first job in Kenosha was acting as the coordinator for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program(RSVP). She has raised five children and has nine grandchildren. At this stage of her life Andra is a retiree who has checked off many of the boxes for getting the most out of retirement: She volunteers, travels, has fulfilling self-employment, belongs to a book club, and enjoys her grandchildren. For the last eight years she has volunteered weekly at a Kenosha Elementary School, listening to first graders read.
At 76 years of age Andra could say “I’ve done enough now” and sit in her easy chair. However she does not believe this is the time to be passive. She is troubled about the future for her grandchildren and for the country at large. She believes in the ideals of American democracy and feels that now is the time to step up to help protect those ideals. What better way than to encourage people to vote? She is strongly committed to doing her best as chair of the Forward Kenosha Voter Ambassador Team, which has the mission of registering new voters. The focus of the team is to engage young people to register to vote. She invites others who share her concerns to consider volunteering with the Voter Ambassador Team.
Hosted by Forward Kenosha
and the Kenosha Education Assoc.
Sec. of Revenue Peter Barca
Senator Bob Wirch
Rep. Tod Ohnstad
Rep. Tip McGuire
*Rep. Samantha Kerkman
*Sen. Van Wanggaard
*Invited but did not attend
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