Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, June 11th
Friday, June 11th
SATURDAY, JUNE 12th, 11am – 7pm: Inoculation Emancipation Party
Join the Minocqua Brewing Company and Citizen Action of Wisconsin on Saturday, June 12th from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Funk’s Pub for a party celebrating vaccination freedom with live music and #ProgressiveBeer. Music featuring Blues Legend John Primer and his Band, The Kim Wasserburger Band, the Tommy Bentz Band, and more!
The CDC recently relaxed masking protocols for large outdoor gatherings for anyone who is vaccinated. So proof of vaccination will be required to attend this event. Only folks fully vaccinated plus 2 weeks of full protection will be admitted. RSVP NOW!
FREE BEER will be given to those who have had at least one dose in the month of June as a big “THANK YOU” for getting vaccinated for their health and the health of their community. Pick up your free beer at the entrance of the event. We’d love to have you stay but only folks fully vaccinated will be admitted. We hope you enjoy your free #ProgressiveBeer safely at home though!
Lastly, Citizen Action of Wisconsin will be giving 2 FREE pint glasses and 1 drink ticket with any donation of at least $20. Become a member for as low as $60 per year, join our movement to organize people, and harness Wisconsin’s collective power to build a better future for all in our state. Sign up to attend now!
Volunteers needed to verify vaccination cards and serve beer (bartending license not required). Volunteers will be given a free drink ticket to enjoy at the event. Indicate your interest in volunteering at the bottom of this form.
Support our Virtual Fundraiser on June 14th with Sister District!
We’re being featured in Sister District’s State Bridges Event Series! Join us on June 14th for a virtual fundraiser and hear about our plans for the 2022 election cycle from Dr. Robert Kraig, executive director, and JoAna Bautch, Movement Politics Director! We need your support to elect progressive candidates ballot-wide!
Join La Crosse: Solar on Schools for a special celebration on June 21st
CELEBRATE the first La Crosse School District Solar Installations!
LEARN how you can help add more solar to our schools!
ENJOY free treats and music
ENTER to WIN a SOLAR SUMMER PACKAGE
4:30 p.m: Press Event
4:30 to 5:30: Tours of Solar Installation
4:30 to 5:45: Music
PLUS! Free treats AND your ideas for our solar future! Hosted by: SOLS: Solar On La Crosse Schools, Coulee Region Sierra Club, School District of La Crosse
Join Citizen Action’s Northwestern WI Organizing Cooperative, League of Women Voters, Wisconsin Conservation Voters, and other organizations for Mappy Hour!
We will be hosting a “Communities of Interest” Mapping Event in order to make sure the fair legislative maps are being drawn with the new census data etc.
Stay tuned for more info on beer incentives!
Fellowship Opportunity with LIT!
Attention college students across the state! We are currently hiring for our Fall 2021 College Organizing Fellowship cohort. The fellowship runs from August 9 – December 3, 2021.
As a fellow, students can expect to spend time building true student power on campus, as well as gain valuable leadership development experience and build intentional community with other BIPOC leaders.
To apply, click here or email [email protected] with any questions. Application closes at 11:59 PM on June 27
This is NOT that; Episode #2: “Where is the creativity?”
After protests in 2020 elected officials have introduced a variety of police-related bills. Some of the bills are more responsive to the historic movement than others.
On this week’s show, we take a deep dive into a few of the new bills, as well as the original demands which have fueled marches in the streets for over a year.
Citizen Action’s Driftless Organizing Co-op got a great story on its opposition to a new CAFO in Crawford County, the Roth Feeder Pig II expansion.
Citizen Action’s Director Robert Kraig was on the Rick Smith radio and TV show to talk about Ron Johnson’s latest defense of insurrection and attack on Black Lives Matter. Listen & Watch Here (interview with Robert begins at 21 minute mark)
Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Jeff Santos show to discuss whether the Biden agenda is dead and what progressives should do now. Listen here.
Citizen Action Health Care for All Co-op Organizer Karen Kirsch wrote a column for UpNorth News on the abuses of Big Pharma. Read here!
“America needs a wealth tax” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
New blockbuster ProPublica research finds the wealthiest Americans pay a true tax rate of only 3.4%. Is America finally ready for a wealth tax? Next, the panel asks on the big question of the day: Can U.S. Senate Democrats get their act together and pass pass bills to protect American democracy? As infrastructure talks with Republicans stall, the only bi-partisanship Congress can muster is behind a nationalist anti-China agenda. Meanwhile horrendous racial disparities in health care access and vaccination access continue despite all the of the lip-service payed to health equity. Does any level of government have the courage to intervene? In the WI Legislature, Republicans look to delay local redistricting a year; and to give back federal Unemployment Insurance money. Meanwhile, a revised estimate of Legislative Republican’s cuts to schools finds it will cost the state $2.3 billion in federal revenue. We close the show by welcoming Peter Rickman from the Milwaukee Area Hospitality and Service Workers union (MASH) to discuss the Justice for Janitors contract campaign launching next Tuesday, June 15th at 3 pm in Milwaukee’s Zeidler Park.
Listen Now – Episode #496
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