Citizen Action endorsed candidates for the April 7th election.

If you have not, please vote absentee. Request your absentee ballot until Thursday, April 2nd! Jill Karofsky, Wisconsin Supreme Court In the critical Wisconsin Supreme Court race, Citizen Action of Wisconsin is strongly endorsing Jill Karofsky. Jill Karofsky will be an independent judge who will fairly interpret and apply the law for everyone, regardless of their race, their income, or…

Bill Kaplan: Trump downplays coronavirus in Midwest

Trump said: “Those (California and New York) are really two hotbeds. …(Y)ou go out to the Midwest … and they’re watching it on television but they don’t have the same problems.” Facts: there are many thousands of coronavirus cases and a rising death toll in the Midwest. Wisconsin cases doubled in a week to over 1,000. That is why the…

Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s Memo re: COVID-19 to Governor Evers

MEMORANDUM  To: Governor Tony Evers Administration From: Robert Kraig RE: Brief Memo on COVID-19 Emergency Response Related to BadgerCare and Private Health Coverage Date: March 21, 2020 On a Health Matters coalition call earlier this week, Jamie Kuhn, the Governor’s Outreach Director, requested from health advocates short bullet points on actionable policy proposals.  Citizen Action of Wisconsin put out a…

“Not Dying 4 Wall Street” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We discuss the latest COVID-19 pandemic news, including this week’s Congressional action. Is the $2 trillion relief package the biggest corporate giveaway in American history, or vital help for working Americans and small businesses in a time of dire need? We welcome Susannah Dyen from Caring Across Generations to talk about the Texas Lt. Governor’s comments that grandparents would be…

Local Governments Have Power to Lower Dangerously High Prescription Drug Cost

And Trump Administration and GOP just rigged the coronavirus relief so Big Phrama can price gouge on the future COVID-19 vaccine By Robert Kraig, Executive Director Outrageously high prescription drug prices, forced on the public by pharmaceutical corporations who have been granted monopolies over life saving medications, are at the very top of voter concerns in 2020. Ultimately, the federal…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, March 20th

Friday, March 20th Emergency Powers Give Wisconsin Authority to use BadgerCare to Fight Coronavirus Federal Emergency Declaration opens new avenues to guarantee everyone is tested and treated without cost sharing, fully covering all uninsured Wisconsinites Under pressure from a number of states seeking to stem the alarming speed of novel coronavirus transmission, the federal government late last week issued emergency…

Emergency Powers Give Wisconsin Authority to use BadgerCare to Fight Coronavirus

For Immediate Release: March 20, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] Emergency Powers Give Wisconsin Authority to use BadgerCare to Fight Coronavirus Federal Emergency Declaration opens new avenues to guarantee everyone is tested and treated without cost sharing, fully covering all uninsured Wisconsinites Statewide: Under pressure from a number of states seeking to stem the alarming speed of novel…

Wisconsin Republicans oppose COVID-19 relief” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

Practicing social distancing, our panel joins us this week from separate locations. We discuss the rapidly evolving Covid-19 virus pandemic and the political response. We call out Sen. Ron Johnson and 4 Wisconsin Republicans Congressmen for voting against the bipartisan coronavirus recovery bill over their opposition to paid sick days for workers. We also dig into the impact the pandemic…