Citizen Action Weekly

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, July 9th

Child Tax Credit Press Tour! #KeepFamiliesAfloat

Starting on July 15th, parents across the country will begin receiving monthly checks of up to $300 per child through the federal Child Tax Credit approved by Democrats in Congress earlier this year.

This week, Citizen Action WI and WISDOM relaunch our End Child Poverty Campaign with media events educating the public about the new Child Tax Credit in Milwaukee, Appleton, and Eau Claire.

Learn about what the new Child Tax Credit means for your family!

Thank you, Citizen Action of Wisconsin and WISDOM members, and community leaders for joining us to raise awareness of the Child Tax Credit in Wisconsin.

This is Not That Podcast: Health is Wealth

Bucks in Six! We are excited about the Milwaukee Bucks Championship appearance. Following the first two games, our Bucks in six is under stress. Go Bucks! Our panel discusses the serious shortcomings in the state budget that was signed this week by Governor Evers. 

This week we welcome Jamaal Smith from The City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention. We talk about access to resources, the challenges in organizing our community and unlearning generational trauma.

Listen Now!

The Hosts of This is NOT That Podcast sponsored by Citizen Action:

Attend a Citizen Action Mappy Hour and “Deep Canvass” Training in July

Join us to create and submit a community map to the People’s Map Commission, and get trained to help us make “Deep Canvass” phone calls asking voters to advocate a Fair Drawing Process!

Appleton: Tuesday, July 13th; 5-8pm
McFleshmans Brewing Co 115 State St, Appleton.

Milwaukee: Monday, July 19th; 5-8 pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin Office, 221 S 2nd S, Suite 300, MKE.

Wausau: Thursday, July 22nd; 5-8pm
First Universalist Unitarian Church 504 Grant St, Wausau.

Viroqua: Thursday, July 29th; 3-7 pm
Rooted Spoon 219 S Main St, Viroqua.

Take Action: Milwaukee’s Green New Deal!

Live in Milwaukee County? If you do, please take a moment to help us make a difference by sending an email message advocating for Milwaukee’s Green New Deal to City of Milwaukee Common Council Members.

The funding provided to the City of Milwaukee by the American Rescue Act Plan (ARPA) provides us with an opportunity to both combat climate change, and create good family supporting jobs for the most economically oppressed communities in our great city.  

Let the Milwaukee Common Council know what is important to you, and that you support Milwaukee’s Green New Deal!

Take Action NOW! Send an email to all City of Milwaukee Common Council Members asking them to invest in our communities and say yes to a Milwaukee Green New Deal.

Citizen Action in the News

Citizen Action’s Health Care Director Claire Zautke was quoted extensively in an excellent article on BadgerCare Expansion in UpNorth News. Read it here.

Citizen Action’s Director Robert Kraig was on the Jeff Santos radio show for 60 minutes discussing the crisis in governing in Washington. Can the federal government act on the real issues facing the nation? Listen to the entire hour here.

We are just beginning to collect news stories from the four news conferences around the state Thursday and Friday Citizen Action led with our End Child Poverty partners on the historic Child Tax credit. Watch a good story that ran on Fox 6 News Milwaukee Thursday evening here.

“Vaccinating the pandemic” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We continue to discuss the fundamental failings of the Legislature’s State Budget, which at the time of recording, was awaiting Gov. Evers’ action. We look at the latest vaccination rates in Wisconsin and remind listeners that Wisconsin still has low rates of vaccination in many areas and demographics that must be addressed if we are going to put the pandemic beyond us. We educate our listeners about the new federal child tax credit and its importance in reducing poverty and stimulating the economy in every community and discuss Senator QAnon Ron Johnson calling climate change science Bull**it. We review a Wisconsin Examiner story about the Kenosha Police’s friendly attitude towards armed militias during the Jacob Blake protests and how Republicans are trying to make “law and order” the top issue in midterm elections.

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