Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, December 20th

Friday, December 20th Happy Holidays Federal Court Decision Threatens Health Coverage in Wisconsin Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, marketplace health insurance, at grave risk of having coverage taken away by right-wing federal judges This Wednesday, the unending drive by conservative politicians to rip health coverage away from millions Americans, and re-legalize insurance discrimination, came a step closer to tearing apart the…

“Historic 24 hours” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

What a 24 hours! We review the potential implications of a terrible court ruling endangering the future of the Affordable Care Act. Citizen Action’s national network, People’s Action, endorses Bernie Sanders for President. Ryan Greenwood, People’s Action’s Movement Politics Director, joins to tell us why. We discuss the third impeachment of a president in American history, and the latest GOP…

Federal Court Decision Threatens Health Coverage in Wisconsin

For Immediate Release–December 19, 2019 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 right-wing federal judges Milwaukee: Late yesterday, the unending drive by conservative politicians to rip health coverage away from millions Americans, and re-legalize insurance discrimination, came a step closer to tearing apart the health…

Bill Kaplan: New Year’s resolution, expand Medicaid

Politics can lead to unexpected outcomes. As the House impeachment inquiry proceeded, Democrats Andy Beshear and John Edwards won gubernatorial elections in Kentucky and Louisiana respectively, succeeding in states Trump carried in 2016. Moreover, Trump campaigned for their GOP opponents. Beshear and Edwards explained their success: “To win, we had to reach out to people across the political spectrum, including…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, December 13th

Friday, December 13th Citizen Action hires new movement politics director, JoAnna Bautch Citizen Action is very excited to announce the hiring of JoAnna Bautch as our movement politics director! JoAnna will be developing Citizen Action’s electoral and voter engagement programs, with a focus on helping current (and future) members run for office on our long term agenda for structural reform….

Bill Kaplan: Advice for Governor Evers

In 2018, Democrats won every statewide office on the ballot. It was the “first time since 1982 that one party – the Democrats – won elections to all those offices” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). Wisconsin voters made a clear change in direction. However,  most of our Republican friends turned out to be sore losers. The lame-duck legislature threw away civic norms…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, December 6th

Friday, December 6th Attend Annual meeting this Saturday, December 7th, in Milwaukee, Eau Claire, Verona, Wausau, De Pere, and LaCrosse Wisconsin. The Citizen Action of Wisconsin Annual meeting will take place this Saturday, December 7th, 12pm. Doors open for lunch at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St. Milwaukee. Meeting starts at 1pm. Each regional organizing co-op will…

High School Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We discuss a series of violent incidents and threats of violence in Wisconsin high school this week and the reaction of elected leaders. We review a new study finding that a higher percentage of medical care in Wisconsin is wasteful and low quality. The study also concludes that if every primary care physician in Wisconsin provided the same quality of…