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Citizen Action Weekly; Friday, July 23rd

Friday, July 23rd

Happening this weekend! Citizen Action of Wisconsin Driftless Co-op Annual Meeting

Join us! Come enjoy a day in the park and help shape the future of Southwestern Wisconsin. The Citizen Action of Wisconsin Driftless Co-op is hosting its annual membership meeting on Sunday, July 25th at Coon Valley Memorial Park (just off Highway 14). We want to see each of you there and hear from all of you as we plan out the coming months and years. RSVP NOW! 

We will be:

  • Hosting a keynote speaker (TBD)
  • Recapping the work we have done over the past 12 months
  • Conducting a survey to help build the official Citizen Action of Wisconsin platform
  • Planning how we can build our power locally and across Southwest Wisconsin
  • Collecting stories related to healthcare and climate change
  • Potluck style snack table
  • Going on an optional group hike with a photo opportunity at Coon Valley’s own “selfie wall”
  • There is even a playground for the kids

RSVP to the event so we know how many people to expect.  Also if you know a progressive activist we are not connected with BRING THEM ALONG.


Watch this week’s episode of the Healthcare for All Show

Watch this week’s Health Care for All Shows special guest, Racine Alderman John Tate II right now.

Karen Kirsch and Dr. Mark Neumann discuss America’s healthcare system, featuring Medicare for All with Alderman Tate II.

RSVP for the next show. We will welcome you into the green room with us after the show for a chat.

Watch this week’s show Now!

LISTEN to This is NOT that Podcast Episode #5: Don’t Fall for the “Okie- Doke”

The Milwaukee Bucks are the NBA Championship and that is worthy of celebration, however, they have not put an end to the staggering economic disparities and racial segregation that we face in Milwaukee. 

During this week’s show, we discuss not being fooled into believing symbols equal solutions. We also take a look at where The City of Milwaukee plans to allocate the approximately $394.2 million in direct American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act assistance and dive into the hurdles of trying to reach our elected officials to say where we would like to see that money spent.

JoAnna introduces the Movement Politics Academy launching this October for folks interested in running for office who want to see structural change in their community and our state.


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

Rice Lake: Sunday, July 26th, 5-8 pm
Blue Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 230 W Messenger St.

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

Come together with Citizen Action for a Summer Potluck on Thursday, July 29th!

Join us for our first big event of the summer in southeast Wisconsin. Catch up with like-minded community members while sharing your specialty dish. We will have brief speeches at 5:30 pm to talk about what we need to do to make sure Trump 2020 is firmly behind us. We can’t let up. So bring a chair and bring a friend! We will have dessert, drinks, and serving wear. Because we will be in a public park, no glass or carry-in alcoholic beverages are permitted. There will be restrooms nearby.

Learn more and RSVP 


Citizen Action Northeastern Wisconsin Co-op Leadership Meeting July 28th, 6 pm

Members from the Citizen Action of Wisconsin Northeastern Wisconsin Organizing Co-op will come together to regroup and plan for the rest of 2021, and start thinking forward to 2022! We want you to come too! Not a member, no problem. Come see what we are about. Wednesday, July 28th, 6-8 pm. The location is still TBD, expect a call from Noah soon if you haven’t heard from her already.

RSVP Here!

Citizen Action North Central Wisconsin Co-op Leadership Meeting, Thursday, July 29st, 6 pm

On Thursday, July 29th, at 6 pm, members, leaders, and friends of the North Central Organizing Co-op will be gathering for a potluck-style meeting at the homes of one of their members. This is the first time we are having a meeting like this since the pandemic began! We will be outside if the weather permits, but there is room in the home to accommodate us if the weather does not cooperate. We will be respecting people by encouraging masks if we need to move indoors.

Children and families are welcome, and there is a neighborhood park adjacent to the property. This event will take place at the Pagoria home, in Wausau’s Riverview neighborhood.

Local Organizer, Joel Lewis, will be reaching out to you to personally invite you, coordinate food and review the agenda, or you can RSVP here! We plan to do a year in review, have a survey on our new movement politics candidate platform that is currently in the creation phase, and give some updates on membership and current issue campaigns and leadership opportunities. We hope to see you there!  This is a membership meeting, so we ask that you are a current member, a sponsored member, or an active participant in the work that we do. You can become a member or renew your membership here.

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Your INPUT is needed to update Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s 8-year agenda platform.

Please click here to take an in-depth survey about the issues and policies Citizen Action of Wisconsin works on and how we will work to change the world over the next 8 years!

Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s platform has 6 main issue areas: Criminal Justice Reform, Climate and Equity, Healthcare, Education, Democracy, and Immigrant and Refugee Rights. 

We will share each overarching issue statement and then ask for your feedback to submit to the Board of Directors to guide organizational priorities regarding time and resources spent on each platform area. In the next section of the survey, you have the option to provide feedback on the goals of each overarching policy area. The Boards of Directors will review the feedback from all of you in September, and finalize the platform heading into 2022.

We use this platform in our candidate endorsement process as well as while we are working with you to conduct short and long-term strategic planning, and implement campaigns at the statewide and local levels, so your input is vitally important!

Thanks for all that you do and for being a member of Citizen Action of Wisconsin! 

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Citizen Action in the News

Citizen Action’s Robert Kriag was on the Jeff Santos show for the full hour to discuss all of the major latest news on the Biden infrastructure plan and voting rights legislation. Listen Here.

“Infrastructure Endgames, Filibusters & U.S. Senate candidate Chris Larson” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We welcome U.S. Senate candidate Chris Larson to the show to discuss his campaign in the crowded Democratic field. This is the first in our series of interviews of the major Democratic candidates to unseat Sen. Ron Johnson. How will Senator Larson differentiate himself from the other candidates? The panel updates listeners on the status of the important bipartisan Infrastructure bill, the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package, and the filibusterer. The White House and many communities are considering a return to mask guidelines and mandates for the vaccinated and unvaccinated alike as the delta variant rampages through the unvaxed population.

Listen Now – Episode #502
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