“COVID-19 Hot Zone in Brown County” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We review the latest Wisconsin coronavirus news, including the GOP lawsuit seeking to overturn the Governor’s Stay at Home order. Do the Republicans really have a case? The panel welcomes Up North News reporter Jonathon Sadowski to dig into the significant outbreak of COVID-19 in Brown County meat plants, the lax response from the corporate owners and county health officials,…

Bill Kaplan: Stupidity vs. stay-at-home

Nearly a million coronavirus cases nationally, including 5,687 in Wisconsin (WI), over 54,000 U.S. deaths and nearly 300 WI deaths. Dozens of cases linked to in-person voting on April 7 in Milwaukee. And, hundreds of cases confirmed among workers at a JBS meatpacking plant in Green Bay. No zip code is immune. Meanwhile: “The federal government scrambled Friday to stave…

Citizen Action Weekly: Citizen Action Organizes Health Professionals To Speak Out Against Social Distancing Protests

Friday, April 24th Citizen Action Organizes Health Professionals To Speak Out Against Social Distancing Protests In video statements recorded this morning, health professionals explain why the the Governor’s Safer at Home order is an essential measure for containing COVID-19, creating conditions to gradually and safely reopen the economy  This morning, Friday, April 24th, before scheduled State Capitol protests against Wisconsin’s…

Health Professionals Speak Out Against Social Distancing Protests

For Immediate Release: April 24, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig, (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Claire Zautke, (414) 940-3375, [email protected] Health Professionals Speak Out Against Social Distancing Protests In video statements recorded this morning, health professionals explain why the the Governor’s Safer at Home order is an essential measure for containing COVID-19, creating conditions to gradually and safely reopen the economy  Statewide: This…

“Capitol COVID crisis” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

The GOP war on public health continues in Wisconsin with Republican legislative leaders appealing to the right-wing Wisconsin Supreme Court to overturn the Governor’s stay at home order and inciting dangerous protests at the state capitol scheduled for Friday. We welcome attorney Mark Thomsen, who specializes in medical malpractice and nursing home neglect, to discuss Speaker Vos’s repugnant amendment to…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, April 17th

Friday, April 17th Join Citizen Action for our event “Collective Care in the Time of COVID” Citizen Action has partnered with People’s Action to host an online live event this Saturday, April 18th, at 2:30pm called Collective Care in the Time of COVID. Individual action and social distancing–while critical–aren’t enough to solve this crisis. During this event, we’ll discuss and…

“What leadership looks like in a pandemic” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We welcome State Representatives Marisabel Cabrera and Jonathan Brostoff to discuss their courageous votes against the very weak COVID-19 relief that clear the Legislature this week. Republicans in the Legislature blocked efforts to include free testing and treatment, a vital step we must take to contain the pandemic, address racial inequality, and open up the economy. The inadequate legislation was…

Legislative Action on COVID-19 Grossly Inadequate

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] Legislative Action on COVID-19 Grossly Inadequate Without free testing and treatment, Wisconsin will not slow down the transmission of the virus, or allow safe reopening of economy  Statewide: With the slow and uncoordinated federal response to the coronavirus pandemic paralyzing the country, the burden of leadership has fallen…

“If We’ve Only Got One Shot, We Have to Get This Right” Reps. Brostoff and Cabrera Statement on COVID-19 ‘relief’ bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 14, 2020 Contact: Representative Brostoff, (414) 708-9878 “If We’ve Only Got One Shot, We Have to Get This Right” Reps. Brostoff and Cabrera Statement on AB 1038 MILWAUKEE – In response to their vote against Assembly Bill (AB) 1038 earlier today, State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milwaukee) and State Rep. Marisabel Cabrera (D-Milwaukee) released the following…

Legislature Must Do Better on Free Testing and Treatment for COVID 19

For Immediate Release: April 13, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] Link to release here Legislature Must Do Better on Free Testing and Treatment for COVID 19 Governor’s Relief Plan Makes Progress on Free Treatment which is excluded in GOP package Statewide: A major difference between Governor Evers and State Legislative leadership will, unless addressed, hamper Wisconsin’s COVID-19 containment…