Citizen Action Weekly; Memorial Weekend

Friday, May 28th Citizen Action debuts new podcast, This Is Not That This week marks the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, which sparked worldwide protests that continue. Today, we debut our new podcast called, This is NOT that, which will bring our unique, unfiltered conversation that centers community, people, and politics. In the first episode Isiah,…

“This is not that. This is the” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

Battleground Wisconsin · This is not that, This is the Battleground Wisconsin Podcast We welcome Citizen Action’s Movement Politics Director, JoAnna Bautch, to discuss Citizen Action’s new podcast, This is NOT that, which premiered this week on the 1st anniversary of George Floyd’s murder. The panel reviews the BadgerCare legislative Special Session that came and went quickly due to Republican…

Bill Kaplan: PRO Act will help restore the American Dream

The 1935 National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) states: “It is declared to be the policy of the United States to eliminate the causes of certain substantial obstructions to the free flow of commerce … by encouraging … collective bargaining and by protecting the exercise by workers of full freedom of association, self-organization, and designation of representatives of their own choosing,…

“Evers calls BadgerCare Special Session” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast 

Battleground Wisconsin · Evers calls BadgerCare Special Session Our panel discusses Gov. Tony Evers’ declaring a special legislative session on BadgerCare Expansion with Shawn Phetteplace of the Main Street Alliance of Wisconsin. We also deconstruct a Republican state legislative effort to remove $300/weekly federal Unemployment Insurance benefits and completely cut-off the self-employed and gig workers. Citizen Action’s Movement Politics Director…

Statement on BadgerCare Expansion Special Session

For Immediate Release: May 19, 2021 Contact: Robert Kraig, (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Citizen Action statement on Gov. Tony Evers calling a Special Legislative Session to expand BadgerCare Statewide: Citizen Action of Wisconsin, a statewide grassroots organizing group dedicated to guaranteeing affordable healthcare to everyone in Wisconsin, applauds Governor Tony Evers’ declaration of a Special Legislative Session to enact BadgerCare Expansion….

New Issue Brief Details Need for Tax Reform of Big Pharma

For Immediate Release: May 17, 2021 Contacts Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324, [email protected]   New Issue Brief Details Need for Tax Reform of Big Pharma Congress Must Put Healthcare Over Wealthcare Milwaukee, WI: As Congress prepares to debate President Biden’s proposals to increase taxes on the wealthy and corporations as part of his “Build Back Better” economic stimulus and recovery package,…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, May 14th

Friday, May 14th Attend Milwaukee County Citizen Climate and Equity Lobby Training Climate change and equity are finally getting the attention they deserve around Wisconsin and the country. But we need citizens like you to influence elected officials to prioritize climate action and equity. You will learn about Milwaukee County’s local issues, how to build your network, and will leave…

“Anti-Vax Ron Johnson” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

Battleground Wisconsin · Anti-Vax Ron Johnson Our panel discusses Senator Ron Johnson’s continued anti-vaccination lies while the county struggles with slowing vaccination rates. How many will die because of Johnson’s political ambitions and loyalty to the ex President? We update the state budget battle following Republican’s action in the Joint Finance Committee to strip hundreds of popular items. We also…

Bill Kaplan: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s betrayal

Article VI of the Constitution specifies that members of Congress (and state legislators) “shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution … .” Moreover, Wisconsin GOP Senator Ron Johnson took the following oath of office: “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true…