In Milwaukee, over 200 local activists, union members and elected officials came together and agreed to small monthly dues to launch what they called an "Organizing Cooperative". The group elected their own Steering Committee, have hired a full time organizer and are now getting to work on local, state and federal issues per the group's direction. Citizen Action provides the 501 c3 and 501 c4 status for dues, as well as legal protections and any membership dues after the minimum 200 people at $20 is all surplus for the group to use to expand their reach and their power.
Our friends in Kenosha who reached out to us believe this is a chance to bring everything they've already done in Kenosha to a new large scale. It's beyond just local work, it's about control of where your resources are going to improve the state. And they want you to come and hear about it:
Can you join us Monday night (Oct 5th) at the Kenosha Northside Library at 5pm to hear about the new member-owned organizing going on in Milwaukee and discuss whether we should do it in Kenosha & Racine?
1500 27th Ave
Activity Room A
Kenosha, WI 53140
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