“Speaker Vos says climate change is real… probably” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We discuss Republican Assembly leader Robin Vos saying climate change is “probably” real but there is nothing we can do about it the same week a new Harvard study says Wisconsin should invest in windmills and solar to reduce our high dependence on coal which has significant health impacts on residents and climate. We are joined by Citizen Action’s Healthcare…

Bill Kaplan: Affordable Care Act premiums down

As the 2020 enrollment period nears, Affordable Care Act (ACA) private health insurance premiums are down for the second year in a row. The average price for the second lowest cost silver plan (most commonly used) will drop 4 percent for 2020. Moreover, 20 more health insurers will sell ACA insurance on the federal exchange. Most Americans will have at…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, October 25th

Friday, October 25th Vote in People’s Action Presidential Primary Candidate Survey  Citizen Action is surveying our organizing cooperative members on their attitudes in the Democratic presidential primary election. We are encouraging all members to VOTE in the survey starting. Voting will continue until Sunday, November 3rd. VOTE TODAY!  Northeast Wisconsin Co-op and The Future of Higher Education Citizen Action would…

“The con continues” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We discuss this week’s impeachment news, including the storming of a closed hearing by right-wing Members of Congressmen. Foxconn announced this week that their highly touted “innovation centers” in Wisconsin cities will not happen any time soon. Gov. Evers’ special session on guns is immediately rejected by Sen. Fitzgerald and other Republicans, who plan not to hold any debate or…

Bill Kaplan: Trump will be impeached

The walls are closing in on Trump. Last week, two-thirds of House Republicans joined Democrats in voting for a strong condemnation of Trump’s withdrawal from Syria and abandonment of the Kurds. All Wisconsin GOP and Democratic representatives voted to rebuke Trump. Wisconsin Republican Representative Jim Sensenbrenner was spot-on: “And, the long-term consequence I think is people will wonder what the…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, October 18th

Friday, October 18th Citizen Action joins Governor Evers’ at launch of Task Force on Climate Change Citizen Action of Wisconsin was proud to stand with Governor Evers, Lt Governor Mandela Barnes, environmentalist, union, business and community leaders Thursday in the official launch of the Wisconsin Climate Change Task Force, chaired by Lt Governor Barnes, can you join us in thanking…

“Impeachment” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We discuss this week’s surprising House of Representatives vote where 129 House Republican members voted to rebuke Trump on Syria and will it lead to more movement for the impeachment of Trump. Robert and Karen Kirsch dive into a deeper discussion of impeachment. We also talk about the new state GOP effort to restrict Governor Evers’ veto power and to…

Bill Kaplan: Down the rabbit hole with Johnson

Last week, the GOP-led Senate Intelligence Committee released a report that dovetails with the Mueller Report and the unanimous findings of all U.S. intelligence agencies: “The committee found that Russia’s targeting of the 2016 U.S. presidential election was part of a broader, sophisticated and ongoing information warfare campaign. … a vastly more complex and strategic assault on the United States…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, October 11th

Friday, October 11th Northeast Wisconsin Co-op: Message from your New Organizer My name is Noah Reif, and I am your new Citizen Action co-op organizer in Northeast Wisconsin. I am very excited to get to work on the issues that matter to our community like Healthcare for All, a Green New Deal, and fighting back against systemic oppression felt by…