Citizen Action of Wisconsin Events

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 06:00 PM · 15 rsvps
    Home of Martha Pincus in Fox Point, WI

    Documentary Showing: "The Brainwashing of My Dad"

    Join us to find out more about our Radio-Active campaign working to break the right-wing media monopoly in Milwaukee and enjoy a documentary that chronicles the impact of conservative media on our politics and our country. Bring a friend, all are welcome! 

    Film description: As filmmaker, Jen Senko, tries to understand the transformation of her father from a non political, life-long Democrat to an angry, Right-Wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the media that changed him completely: a plan by Roger Ailes under Nixon for a media takeover by the GOP, The Powell Memo urging business leaders to influence institutions of public opinion, especially the universities, the media and the courts, and under Reagan, the dismantling of the Fairness Doctrine. 

    As her journey continues, we discover that her father is part of a much broader demographic, and that the story is one that affects us all.

    Through interviews with media luminaries, cognitive linguists, grassroots activist groups such as: Noam Chomsky, Steve Rendall, Jeff Cohen, Eric Boehlert, George Lakoff, STOP RUSH, HearYourselfThink, Claire Conner and others, “Brainwashing” unravels the plan to shift the country to the Right over the last 30 years, largely through media manipulation. The result has lead to fewer voices, less diversity of opinion, massive intentional misinformation and greater division of our country.

    This documentary will shine a light on how it happened (and is still happening) and lead to questions about who owns the airwaves, what rights we have as listeners/watchers and what responsibility does our government have to keep the airwaves truly fair, accurate and accountable to the truth. Watch the trailer: http://www.thebrainwashingofmydad.com/trailer/

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 06:00 PM · 26 rsvps

    Major 2017 Healthcare Announcement: Consumers to Save Millions

    Join us for a celebration of a major blow struck for healthcare consumers in Wisconsin. Thanks to the work of a number of dedicated citizens, public officials and the Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative, consumers in Wisconsin will save millions of dollars in out-of-pocket healthcare costs. Learn how!

    New health options will be introduced next year that will save each consumer thousands per year, join Citizen Action, the WI Federation of Nurses and more partners to learn how our members made this happen and what it could mean for people buying healthcare next year!

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 06:00 PM · 7 rsvps

    Major 2017 Healthcare Announcement: Consumers to Save Millions

    Join us for a celebration of a major blow struck for healthcare consumers in Wisconsin. Thanks to the work of a number of dedicated citizens, public officials and the Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative, consumers in Wisconsin will save millions of dollars in out-of-pocket healthcare costs. In Winnebago Co right now, health plans have on average a $2,000 deductible for prescriptions before the insurance company will pay a dime. This news will show how for thousands that number is now $0. Learn how!

    New health options will be introduced next year that will save each consumer thousands per year, join Citizen Action and partners to learn how our members made this happen and what it could mean for people buying healthcare next year!

  • Saturday, October 01, 2016 at 09:00 AM · 7 rsvps
    Home of Guy Costello in South Milwaukee, WI

    Strategically Messaged Canvass for Russ & more!

    How can we best communicate with undecided voters this election?  

    Through strategic messaging!

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    The Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative is trying a new method known as "deep canvassing" that has proven to be a more effective way to persuade voters than the traditional political canvassing we're used to. Our Cooperative will be mobilizing our people power in key local races in both the Milwaukee and Eau Claire areas to help get local and national progressive candidates elected. All canvassers will receive a half hour training to learn best practices so that we can be ready to persuade independent voters as effectively as we can. Join us!

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