Al is a tour de force of local organizing. A core member of the Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition (SPARC), he takes local action to the next level by stepping up to serve on both the City Council and the library board. As a council member, he has changed the tone of the way we do politics in Sun Prairie, calling for more transparency and local input at every turn. In addition, he manages to volunteer his time and organizational expertise on local and statewide campaigns and actions. He was a constant presence at the Sun Prairie for Mary Burke office, and has volunteered thousands of hours to make a local impact and support local progressives. Al has been a driving force in helping find progressive candidates and connect them to the resources needed to run for office, and has worked tirelessly to connect local progressives to build a sense of community in Sun Prairie.