Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, June 18th
Friday, June 18th
Inoculation Emancipation in Fitchburg!
Thank you for joining us last weekend at the Inoculation Emancipation Party sponsored by Minocqua Brewing Company! We look forward to seeing you at future stops of the Inoculation Emancipation Party. Didn’t get a chance to join us? Find progressive beers available for purchase near you!
Action for Quality Health Care with SEIU Healthcare!
We came together with SEIUH this week at Aspirus Riverview Hospital to send a powerful message to executives! Frontline workers held an informational picket and rally with community members and elected leaders. We called on Aspirus Health executives to stop threatening to increase our family healthcare costs and make other cuts. Thank you to Citizen Action of WI member, Joni Anderson for speaking at the event and to SEIU for hosting this important event!
Celebrate and Honor Juneteenth!
Eau Claire Juneteenth Celebration:
Join us on Saturday, June 19th from 2-6 PM at the Pine Pavillion in Carson Park. This event is free and open to the public and will feature entertainment from regionally based artists Irie Sol, Naalia and Samantha Moon. There will also be a spoken-word performance from Daminius the Artist. Stop by the Citizen Action table and catch up with your Co-Op Organizer to learn about upcoming events!
Juneteenth Celebration in Wausau:
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery and is also known as ‘Freedom Day’ or ‘Emancipation Day.’ We are inviting the Greater Wausau community to come and celebrate Black freedom, families, and heritage as we share great food, drinks, music, and more! RSVP Now!
Email [email protected] with questions!
Take Action: For the People Act
The For The People Act is the boldest democracy reform in a generation. It’s a massive overhaul of voting, money-in-politics, and ethics laws — all to make our democracy more inclusive. Take Action: Tell your Senator we can’t wait any longer.
On Thursday The Supreme Court threw out the latest conservative effort to overturn the Affordable Care Act, protecting health coverage for tens of millions of Americans. Citizen Action put out an immediate statement. See coverage in UpNorth News.
Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Jeff Santos show Thursday to respond immediately to the voting rights compromises just floated by Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia). Listen here.
“The ACA Stands!” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
The panel learns the news that The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the latest attempt to overturn the ACA just as we are beginning to tape this week’s episode. Listen to our immediate reactions and analysis. After digging into the ACA decision, our panel reviews the dreary final week of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee state budget process, including terrible healthcare decisions and the rejection of bipartisan criminal justice reform compromises. The state’s 5 largest school districts tell Republican leaders they’re halting 2021-22 school year planning because of funding uncertainty caused by the draconian state budget cuts to education. Meanwhile, Assembly Republicans find time to target transgender teens, passing legislation banning transgender athletes from competing in womens sports. We close with a look at the increasing power of the QAnon caucus within Assembly Republicans, including a new push to bring the Arizona vote audit to Wisconsin as part of a plot to declare Donald Trump President. Is Robin Vos losing control of his caucus to the even more radical right?