Citizen Action Weekly: Happy Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Citizen Action Members Stand in Solidarity with Students on UWEC Campus Following Racist Threats. On Monday, November 25th, several Citizen Action members joined students and faculty on the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Campus to stand in solidarity as they protest the recent threats made against the student organization, Black Male Empowerment. Our members stood…

“Fight climate change at home” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! After discussing a new study finding Foxconn will likely depress economic activity in the state by tens of billions of dollars, we welcome Kevin Kane and Rafael Smith to discuss their organizing efforts to fight climate change, and improve economic equity, in rural and urban Wisconsin. Contact [email protected] to get involved in the campaign to support the…

Bill Kaplan: Impeachment, facts matter

I have been reluctant to support impeachment of Trump. Only 8 federal officials have ever been impeached by the House (majority of those voting) and convicted (removed) by the Senate (two-thirds of those present). Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were impeached, but not convicted. And, Nixon resigned after the House Judiciary Committee approved 3 bipartisan impeachment articles. Today, a…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, November 22nd

Friday, November 22nd Southwest Co-op Membership Recruitment Drive Update The brand new Citizen Action Southwest Wisconsin Organizing Co-op is nearly fully formed!  We currently have 242 pledged members. There is still time to join. We want to activate every area activist who cares about creating a better Wisconsin!  If you are interested in learning more about Citizen Action contact Ben…

“Green New Deal in Sconnie” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

After an impeachment discussion and analysis of the new MU law Poll, we are joined by Milwaukee County Supervisor Supreme Moore-Omokunde to discuss Milwaukee’s new joint County/City task force to address climate change and economic equity. The task force starts the process of developing a concrete plan to use the leverage of local government to restructure the local fossil fuel-based…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, November 15th

Friday, November 15th Southwest co-op hosts media event spotlighting “Green Homes, Good Jobs” Campaign Thursday afternoon Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s Southwest Co-op hosted its first major media event to highlight the “Green Homes, Good Jobs” campaign. 100 home owners have already signed up to receive home energy efficient upgrades such as solar panels, new insulation, and new heating/cooling systems. This…

Bill Kaplan: Senator Baldwin fights for retirees

Wisconsin Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin has a first-rate personality, impressive political skills and a social conscience. She long ago made the transition from representing the Madison area Second Congressional District to the entire state. One issue that Baldwin has singularly led on is economic security for retirees. No surprise for someone raised by her grandparents. In December, 2016 Baldwin drove…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, November 8th

Friday, November 8th Citizen Action members travel to Detroit for Universal Family Care convention.  Citizen action members Lynn Carey and Rita are attending the annual field convening meeting in Detroit to talk about the Universal Family Care movement which includes the issue of long term care. SAVE THE DATE: Annual Meeting, Saturday, December 7th, 1pm The Citizen Action of Wisconsin…

Movement wins on Election night

We discuss this week’s election results from around the country, and what they portend for 2020. We look at the significance of high profile victories in the Kentucky and Virginia and highlight some amazing members of the Working Families Party and People’s Action affiliates who won elections. We analyze the latest escalation of the Legislature’s partisan war against Governor Tony…