Bill Kaplan: Trump renominated amid horrendous disasters.

Trump, amid horrendous disasters, accepted his renomination at the White House, shredding the line between “governing and politicking” (Washington Post). In keeping with Trump’s attempt to downplay COVID-19, there was no social distancing and few attendees wore masks. Earlier, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow referred to COVID-19 and the pandemic depression in the past tense. But no sleight of…

Will a Biden Administration (if elected) be Progressive? – Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We are on tape from last week’s from the Democratic National Convention, in our long planned counter programming to the proto-fascist Republican National Convention. Will not be able to comment on the latest racist atrocity in Kenosha until next week (but links to our latest statements are below). For this week’s program, on radio row at the Democratic National Convention…

Everyone with Love in their Hearts Must Do More to Interrupt Systemic Racism

For Immediate Release: August 27, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig, (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Milwaukee: Citizen Action of Wisconsin Executive Director Robert Kraig released the following statement on the arrest of the white supremacist militia member who murdered two Black Lives Matter protesters and injured a third in Kenosha, and law enforcement’s apparent lax response to him before and after he shot…

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Statement on the Racist Police Shooting of Jacob Blake

For Immediate Release: August 24, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig, (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Milwaukee: Citizen Action of Wisconsin stands in solidarity with the family and friends of Jacob Blake, tens of thousands of protesters across the country fighting for racial justice and every person who loves humanity, in demanding that the officers involved in his shooting be brought to justice and…

“Milwaukee’s Digital National Convention” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We discuss this week’s all digital DNC Convention – what worked and what didn’t? We break news about a legal effort by Legislative Republicans to remove Attorney General Josh Kaul from an important voting rights lawsuit involving Citizen Action. Again the Republican Legislature thinks it is the only true governing body in Wisconsin! Next we discuss the importance of the…

Wisconsin Voting Deadlines and Facts for November 2020

From the Wisconsin Election Commission FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2020 Contact: [email protected] or 608-267-7887 MADISON, WI – Wisconsin voters and election officials have plans in place for the Presidential Election on November 3, 2020. “We want to make sure every voter who is eligible to vote this fall can do so safely and securely,” said Meagan Wolfe, administrator for…

Bill Kaplan: Johnson distracts instead of focusing on COVID-19 relief

Both Trump and Wisconsin GOP Senator Ron Johnson are political distractors. Trump speculates about blowing up the U.S. Postal Service (rural Wisconsin’s lifeline), delaying the presidential election and suggesting he become president for “life”. Similarly, Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, wants to hold committee hearings to peddle false conspiracy theories: “I’m (Johnson) here to report today that,…

Citizen Action Weekly; Friday, August 14th

Friday, August 14th Citizen Action endorsed candidates win primary election races this week. Citizen Action had it’s most active partisan primary election program in recent history. Citizen Action endorsed 37 candidates for the state legislature before Tuesday’s primary election. 11 of our endorsed candidates had important primary election challengers this week. 9 of the 11 candidates won. 81% Citizen Action…