Paul Geenen


I am a retired entrepreneur, an author and a grandfather of eight. I am the author of “Milwaukee’s Bronzeville: 1900-1950,” a history of African Americans in Milwaukee that was published by Acadia Publishing in 2006. In 2012 History Press published Schuster’s and Gimbels Milwaukee’s Beloved Department Stores, Sherman Park: A Legacy of Diversity in Milwaukee,” and in 2014 published Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee: South Side Struggles in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

I was a team leader on the upper Eastside for President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 elections, and participated in the inaugural meeting of Organizing for Action (OFA) in January of 2013. Today I serve as the OFA_WI state lead, working resisting #45‘s attacks on addressing climate change, gun violence prevention, our immigrants and refugees, and Obamacare.