Health Care is a Human Right and a Public Good

Our current healthcare system is driven by profit and governed by insurance and pharmaceutical companies, rather than by the people. In calling for Medicare for All we are fighting to shift power away from insurance and drug corporations, move health care resources into the public sphere (and people into public coverage), increase community control, and combat racial, national, and gender…

Bill Kaplan: Democrats lead on bread-and-butter issues

Trump launched (tweeted) another broadside Saturday …, calling a prominent black congressman’s Baltimore district a ‘disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess … no human being would want to live there’” (Washington Post). Why? “Republican officials say Trump is harnessing the anger of those who continue to feel left behind despite the strong economy, and steering their fury toward (minority) members…

Citizen Action Weekly – July 26th

Friday, July 26th Eau Claire City Council Takes Action on Affordable Housing Crisis Thanks to the excellent work of Citizen Action members on the ground and our elected members, the Eau Claire City council allocated $200,000 to purchase and prepare land for small, single-family homes. In addition City Councilors Andrew Werthmann and Kate Beaton authored an amendment to move $500,000…

Citizen Action Weekly: July 19, 2019

Friday, July 19th Citizen Action member teams up with Tom Perez of the DNC to talk about the ACA and Medicaid Expansion Healthcare Co-op member, Mike Bernstein, joined a press conference with the DNC’s Chair Tom Perez at the Clock Shadow Creamery in the fifth ward of Milwaukee. As a former CEO and CFO of several big health systems on…

“Amanda Stuck steps up” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We discuss Donald Trump and his campaign doubling down on racist, white nationalist appeals this week. Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy says Trump’s tweets were not racist and denies calling four congresswomen anti-American. We are joined by Citizen Action member and State Representative Amanda Stuck who announced this week she is running for Congress. Citizen Action’s Kevin Kane stops by to…

News Clips

2021 La Crosse Tribune(August 26, 2021) La Crosse leaders call on Congress to act stronger on climate change Jeff Santos Show (August 24, 2021) Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig on the Near Death Experience of President Biden’s Domestic Agenda Wisconsin Public Radio (August 20, 2021) State, Milwaukee Officials Join Health Care Advocates To Call For Lower Medical Costs Jeff Santos Show…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday July 12th

State Legislature Must Take Action to Protect Health Coverage Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, marketplace health insurance, at grave risk of having coverage taken away by conservative federal judges In a telephone news conference this week, Citizen Action of Wisconsin and seven state lawmakers called for urgent state legislative action to protect Wisconsinites from the health care chaos that would be…

State Legislature Must Take Action to Protect Health Coverage

For Immediate Release–July 9, 2017 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, marketplace health insurance, at grave risk of having coverage taken away by conservative federal judges Milwaukee: In a telephone news conference this morning, Citizen Action of Wisconsin and seven lawmakers called for urgent state legislative action to protect Wisconsinites from the health care chaos that…