Citizen Action Weekly

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, September 25th

Volunteer in Citizen Action’s 2020 election program supporting endorsed candidates

Free time on Monday or Tuesday nights? Consider spending it volunteering for Citizen Action of Wisconsin at Phone banking Mondays or Texting Tuesdays! Join thousands of volunteers in Wisconsin and across the country every Monday and Tuesday night to make calls and send texts for Citizen Action of Wisconsin Endorsed Member Candidates and presidential candidate Joe Biden. Below are sign up links!

Phone banking Monday 09/28/20
Phone banking Monday 10/05/20
Phone banking Monday10/12/20
Phone banking Monday10/19/20
Phone banking Monday 10/26/20
Phone banking Monday 11/02/20

Texting Tuesday 09/29/20
Texting Tuesday 10/06/20
Texting Tuesday 10/13/20
Texting Tuesday 10/20/20
Texting Tuesday 10/27/20
Texting Tuesday 11/03/20

Questions? Email Shannon at [email protected]!

Vote safely from this year. Request your absentee ballot today

Join the Citizen Action of Wisconsin Driftless co-op for a small group informational meeting

Are you someone in Southwest Wisconsin who reads our emails but has never fully joined our Driftless Co-op?  We want to get you more involved!  Are you a long time member with friends or family who care about progressive issues?  We want to talk to those people!

Please join Citizen Action of Wisconsin for an informational meeting about our organizing efforts in Southwest Wisconsin. Learn more about our work to fight climate change, expand healthcare, protect voting rights, elect progressive leaders and change the political conversation in Wisconsin. This meeting will be held over Zoom, RSVP for the link.  You can RSVP here.

Come out this Saturday and meet your State Assembly and Senate candidates in the Driftless region

This Saturday is your chance to meet State Assembly candidate Josefine Jaynes and State Senate candidate Brad Pfaff. They will be hosting meet and greet events in Hillsboro and Westby. These socially distant, masked events will be your chance to meet the candidates and ask where they stand on issues that matter to you and your family.

Both events are outdoors and masks are required. Bring your friends. Signs and other candidate merchandise will be available on site.

Westby event: Saturday September 26th at 1:00 PM at Davidson park. Find more information here.
Hillsboro event: 4:00 PM 405 Water ave. Find more information here.

Patty Schachtner Meet and Greet, September 28th, 7pm.

Join us on September 28th at 7:00pm via Zoom Meetings as we hang out with Citizen Action endorsed candidate, Patty Schachtner. We will be listening to her platform, strategy to win the election, and answer any questions you may have. Register in advance for this meeting here.

Help Kriss Marion flip Assembly District 51 blue by volunteering NOW!

Citizen Action of Wisconsin endorsed candidate and co-op member Kriss Marion is running in a very tight race in Assembly district 51.  This is an important assembly seat that we can win!  We need volunteers to make this win a reality!  Here are two important ways to get involved!

‘Saturday Lit Drop in Monroe’ – volunteers will be meeting at 292113th Street in Monroe, WI to drop literature on voter’s doors. The Green County Democratic Party and Team Kriss Marion for Wisconsin are hosting a day of socially distanced literature drops throughout the city of Monroe. Masks, gloves, T shirts, buttons, and walk lists will be provided, possibly some snacks as well! Come with walking shoes to disperse fliers for Kriss Marion for Assembly and Biden / Harris throughout a very important city – help us flip Monroe!

Weekly phone banks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5pm – 7pm, and Saturday from 11am – 1pm. No training required, no personal phone required! This is crucial work to help us identify undecided voters. Assembly District 51 was just identified by CNNalysis as “Leaning Blue” – but we know the Republicans are going to throw hundreds of thousands into this race in the last 6 weeks and we can’t afford to lose momentum. Join us and phone bank for Kriss to help flip the 51st blue!  Contact Victoria Stewart at [email protected] for more information on joining phone banking efforts!

Yoga, Politics, and Parks in Green Bay! 

Two of our Citizen Action of Wisconsin endorsed Candidates are teaming up for an awesome, socially-distant event this Friday, September 25th at 5PM! Jonathan Hansen is running for the 30th Senate District and co-op member Kristina Shelton is running for the 90th Assembly. Join them for yoga, postcard writing, and lit drops. Meet at Fisk Park in Green Bay at 5pm and help Jonathon and Kristina win in November.

Facebook event page.

To help Jonathon Hansen protect the 30th Senate District, click here!
To help send progressive champion Kristina Shelton to Madison, click here.

Northeast Co-op candidates are working hard. Help get them elected this November!

This has been election year like no other and so much is on the line. Voters are already getting their absentee ballots and returning them, and these candidates need you now more than ever to dig deep. In Northeast Wisconsin, our candidates have been getting creative and working exceptionally hard to flip Wisconsin Blue this November. Whether it’s Jonathon Hansen talking with voters from Oconto to Glennmore, Kristin Lyerly putting up huge barn signs in the Green Bay Suburbs, or Mary Lynne Donohue connecting with every voter possible, they know what is at stake this November.  Here is a list of our endorsed Candidates in Northeast Wisconsin and how you can make a difference.

Help Kim Jensen flip the 1st Assembly District blue for the first time since 1994, click here.

Support co-op member Emily Voight in her tough race in Calumet County, click here!

Kathy Hinkfuss is running a strong race in a close race in Assembly District 4. You can click here to find out how you can help the district that holds Lambeau Field go blue again.

Mary Lynne Donohue is a long time working families champion running in Sheboygan County. You can support her by clicking here.

Be sure to follow Lee Snodgrass and support her as she runs for the 57th assembly district.

Co-op member Dr. Kristin Lyerly is in a tight race for the 88th assembly district. You can support her people powered campaign here!

Co-op member Karl Jaeger is running in a district that has been ravaged by irresponsible corporate polluters that have tainted the land with PFAS. Support him today!

Co-op member Kristina Shelton won by an enormous 60 point margin over the incumbent in her August Primary! Make sure she gets to Madison by clicking here.

Jonathan Hansen is a dedicated public servant who believes in fighting for all residents of Wisconsin, not just the wealthy and well connected. The 30th Senate District is a seat we must win if we are to expand BadgerCare, hold polluters accountable, and raise the minimum wage in Wisconsin. Support Jonathon’s grassroots campaign today!

Virtual Fundraiser with Special Guest Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Candidate for the 7th Congressional District, Tricia Zunker

Join Citizen Action co-op member Tricia Zunker with special guest Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes for a virtual fundraiser on Tuesday, September 29th from 7 to 8 pm! This is going to be a lively and fun discussion of what’s at stake here and what the campaign is doing to secure a win in November. Questions for Tricia and Lt. Governor Barnes may be submitted in advance to [email protected].

Host: $2,800
Co-Host: $1,000
Sponsor: $500
Friend of Tricia: $250
Honored Supporter: $100
Attendee: Minimum $50 recommended

Contribute here.

Citizen Action in the News

There was a great story on the building of Citizen Action’s first African-American led organizing co-op, North Side Rising. Read the story here.

Citizen Action’s town hall meeting with Congresswoman Gwen Moore was covered by several television stations, including CBS 58 in Milwaukee.

Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Jeff Santos radio show to talk about the effectiveness of the Biden campaign, and the latest news of the week. Listen here.

“Taking Back The ‘Burbs” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We discuss the grossly insufficient indictment brought against only one of the Louisville police officers who killed Breonna Taylor. We welcome Citizen Action president Mark Thomsen to educate our listeners about new state legislation (LRB-6434/2) providing a blanket COVID-19 liability shield for businesses and how you can fight it. We continue our interviews with state legislative candidates talking with Deb Andraca and Sara Rodriguez who are making serious challenges to GOP assembly members in the Milwaukee suburbs. They tell us why these Republican gerrymandered districts are changing and ready to elect Democrats this year.

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