Citizen Action Statement on the Racist Murder of George Floyd

For Immediate Release: May 29, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig, (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Citizen Action Statement on the Racist Murder of George Floyd Milwaukee: Citizen Action of Wisconsin stands in solidarity with the family and friends of George Floyd, thousands of protesters across the country, and every person who loves humanity, in demanding that the four offers involved in his murder…

Citizen Action Weekly, Friday May 29th

Friday, May 29th Citizen Action statement on racist murder of George Floyd Citizen Action of Wisconsin stands in solidarity with the family and friends of George Floyd, thousands of protesters across the country, and every person who loves humanity, in demanding that the four offers involved in his murder be swiftly brought to justice. We strongly agree with our compatriots…

“Scapegoating China” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We welcome Tobita Chow, director of Justice Is Global, a special project of People’s Action, to discuss the dangerous effort shift public attention away from the disastrous pandemic response by scapegoat China, risking a dangerous military competition between the two most powerful nations on earth. This cynical divide-and-conquer politics is sparking a wave of racial hatred aimed at Asian Americans….

Bill Kaplan: U.S. Senator Johnson undermines checks and balances

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached horrific milestones. A stunning 1.6 million cases nationally, including over 15,000 in Wisconsin (WI), near 100,000 deaths nationally, over 500 in WI. Moreover, the economy is plunging downward, including historic mortgage arrears, retail sales collapse and a sharp rise in unemployment. The U.S. jobless rate is 14.7 percent, while WI is at 14.1 percent. However,…

“Expand BadgerCare & free COVID-19 testing and treatment” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We discuss the latest pandemic developments, including: a major study finds that 36,000 lives could have been saved if the US implemented mandatory social distancing earlier; Governor Evers’ moves over $1 billion in federal money to ramp up testing and tracing; and the state is now a patchwork of COVID-19 policies with some counties and municipalities lifting Safer at Home…

Bill Kaplan: Conservatives leave Wisconsin without a plan to address COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is catastrophic. Almost 1.5 million cases nationally, including over 12,000 in Wisconsin (WI), approaching 100,000 deaths nationally, over 450 in WI. The Trump administration has failed spectacularly to develop comprehensive testing and contact tracing and assure an adequate supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). There are no treatments, and no vaccine available. The collapsed economy will not…

“Supreme Chaos” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We review this week’s lawless and partisan Supreme Court decision overturning Governor Tony Evers’ Safer at Home order and throwing Wisconsin into chaos. We discuss how local governments and their health departments are responding to protect people in their communities and why pressure must now be placed on Republican state legislators to fix their public health disaster. We talk about…

Supreme Court Shifts Life & Death Responsibility for Pandemic onto Legislature

For Immediate Release: May 14, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig, (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Supreme Court Shifts Life & Death Responsibility for Pandemic onto Legislature What the state now must do to save lives and successfully open the economy is clear: will the GOP Legislature start doing its job? Statewide: GOP legislative leaders may think they won a victory in their campaign…