Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, September 27th

Friday, September 27th Citizen Action of Wisconsin Members Travel to Iowa for Presidential Candidate Forum   Nearly 50 Citizen Action Members from all over Wisconsin traveled to Des Moine, IA last Saturday, September 21st to participate in the People’s Action Presidential Candidate Forum. 2,500 people attended the event featuring Julian Castro, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg. The candidates…

“Examining police cooperation with ICE” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

After discussing our national emergency with President Trump, we welcome Wisconsin Examiner journalist, Isiah Holmes, to discuss his investigation into local police department’s cooperation with ICE, including Wauwatosa and Milwaukee. New Citizen Action Driftless Co-op Organizer Ben Wilson joins us to talk about next week’s launch event of the new driftless organizing co-op. Listen Now – Episode #410 Download MP3…

Bill Kaplan: Climate crisis, listen to young people

The headlines blared: “Protesting Climate Change, Young People Take to Streets in a Global Strike” (New York Times); “Demanding action against climate change, millions of young people take part in a global strike” (Washington Post); and “Wisconsin Youth Strike Against Climate Change” (Wisconsin Public Radio). “The generational outcry comes as planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions continue to soar, even as their…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday September 20th

Friday, September 20th Watch People’s Action Presidential Candidate Forum from Iowa this Saturday @ Noon. Where do candidates stand on Housing? Worker’s rights? Reproductive justice? We don’t know because the #DemDebate moderators didn’t ask. That’s why we’re switching up the rule book and letting real voters run the show. Watch People’s Action Peoples Forum live from Iowa this Saturday 9/21…

Citizen Action Statement on Introduction of National Prescription Drug Reform (H.R. 3)

For Immediate Release: September 19, 2019 Contact: Robert Kraig, [email protected], (414) 322-5324 Citizen Action Statement on Introduction of National Prescription Drug Reform (H.R. 3) Milwaukee: Today U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a bold new proposal to curb prescription medicine prices through negotiations, new penalties for non-compliant drug companies and international price indexing. Citizen Action of Wisconsin Executive Director Robert…

“GM Strike & Working Families Party endorses Elizabeth Warren” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

Working Families Party’s Rebecca Lynch leads our discussion on the controversial Working Families Party endorsement of Elizabeth Warren. Then we welcome UAW Local 722’s Steve Frisque, live from a Wisconsin picket line to talk about the GM strike. We weigh-in on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bold new prescription drug plan. Will Trump follow-through on his campaign promises and support it,…

Highlighting the Human Face of BadgerCare Expansion

For months now, Citizen Action of Wisconsin has been fighting for BadgerCare expansion. And although expansion did not happen in the budget, we are not done fighting.  Earlier this summer, Governor Tony Evers, Senator Jon Erpenbach, and Representative Daniel Riemer introduced BadgerCare expansion legislation. We are under no illusion that the bill’s path forward will be easy. So far, Republican…

Bill Kaplan: Health care is on the line

Fifty-three percent of Americans view the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “favorably”, an “all-time high” (Kaiser Family Foundation poll, September 13, 2019). Why? The ACA extended comprehensive quality health coverage to over 22 million through ACA affordable private insurance (covers 193,303 Wisconsinites), Medicaid expansion and allowing young adults (under 26) to be covered through their parents’ insurance. And, the ACA guarantees…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday September 13th

Friday, September 13th Join Us for Brew Fest, Thursday, September 19th, 5pm in Milwaukee RSVP for Brew Fest North Central Organizing Co-op has Great Turnout for The Role of the State Treasurer Event in Wausau! Citizen Action Organizing Co-op member, and State Treasurer, Sarah Godlewski, visited Wausau this Wednesday. The event was hosted by the Citizen Action of WI North…

“Opioid dealer settlement” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We talk about the continued lame duck session fallout, including Wisconsin not being among the two dozen states reaching a tentative settlement agreement against opioid seller Purdue Pharma. We also discuss the party of Trump’s alignment behind right-winger Tom Tiffany in the CD 7 special election, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel slamming Speaker Vos and Rep. Nygren for charging open records requesters…