Citizen Action Weekly; Friday, January 14th
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Friday, January 14, 2022
Invited candidates announced for Citizen Action’s Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Forum, Saturday, Jan. 29, 9am, virtual through Zoom.
The next City of Milwaukee Mayor must be someone who works with the people of Milwaukee to make progress on racial justice, to address climate change and the energy burden put on communities of color, to ensure that everyone has access to a well paying job and the transportation to get to that job.
Join us and the top candidates to hear their vision for the future of Milwaukee. We have invited Earnell Lucas, Marina Dimitrijevic, Lena Taylor, and Chevy Johnson to participate. This event is part of our endorsement process.
Volunteer Tuesday, January 18th, 6pm to call critical 2022 WI voters
Citizen Action’s Professional Deep Canvass Field Team is running volunteer deep canvass call parties on Tuesday evenings.
JOIN us next Tuesday, January 18th at 6pm to call important 2022 voters.
Learn more about our revolutionary Deep Canvass model and make calls to important voters in key legislative districts about healthcare, climate, education, and other issues. Share your stories and connect with voters to help expand the progressive voting base for 2022–one deep canvass call at a time. Each session starts with a short deep canvass training to build participant skills. Consider this your invitation to Party With the Pro’s!
Citizen Action stands in solidarity with Colectivo workers union.
On January 12th, Citizen Action joined Colectivo union workers at Colectivo’s headquarters in Milwaukee for a media event and rally in support of the workers first contract.
Following the media event, dozens of workers and supporters delivered to the owners and management a petition stating it is time to sit down and negotiate.
The event featured Colectivo workers and union leaders, including Wisconsin AFL-CIO president Stephanie Bloomingdale, who is also the president of Citizen Action Education Fund.
Attend a Fair Maps Rally in Wisconsin, Friday, January 21st, Noon.
Wisconsin’s new voting district maps are in the hands of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin. It is critical we keep this issue in the public eye and let the courts know that we are watching and expect them to act in a nonpartisan manner when deciding which maps will determine representation in our state for the next decade.
Milwaukee Fair Maps Rally
In partnership with other Milwaukee organizations, the Citizen Action Southeast Co-Op, is inviting you to a rally demanding the courts to support fair maps at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, 930 West Wells Street, on Friday, January 21st, 12 noon.
Eau Claire Fair Maps Rally
Join the Northwestern Co-op at the Eau Claire County Courthouse, 721 Oxford Ave., Friday, January 21, Noon. Speakers include:
- State Senator Jeff Smith
- Wendy Sue Johnson
- And more!
Please wear a mask and dress according to the weather.
Eagle River Fair Maps Rally
Join the Northcentral Co-op at the Vilas County Courthouse, 330 Court St. Eagle River, Friday, January 21, Noon. Meet at the new main entrance on the far right hand side in the photo.
More information. Masks are required, please maintain social distancing around people who don’t live in your household.Bring signs with your message to the courts. Some extra signs will be available.
Stevens Point Fair Maps Rally
Join the Northcentral Co-op at the Shopko parking lot, 1516 Church St. Steven Point, Friday, January 21st at 11:30. We will march to the Portage County Courthouse where we will have speakers, signs, and hot chocolate!This is a vital chance to show that we, as Wisconsinites, care about the integrity of our democracy!
Wausau Fair Maps Rally
Join the Northcentral Co-op at Wausau’s 400 Block, downtown Wausau, Friday, January 21st, Noon.
Masks are required, please maintain social distancing around people who don’t live in your household.
Additional rallies will be held in: Madison, Racine, Green Bay, Appleton, Whitewater, La Crosse, River Falls, Ashland, Dodgeville, Menomonee Falls, and Port Washington. Sign up
Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
Wisconsin hits a record number of COVID hospitalizations as Legislative Republicans push bills to undermine public health precautions and efforts to distribute free N95 masks finally pick up. Next, our panel dives into a discussion of the 2022 elections. Finally, Senator Ron Johnson announced his bid for reelection, and many are surprised when Wisconsin’s longest serving Governor, Tommy Thompson, floated another run. Will Johnson win a 3rd term in the Senate and Thompson a 5th term in the Governor mansion? President Biden makes a big public push for voting rights leading into MLK Jr. Day with a fiery speech in Georgia. Can he and the Democrats make it happen or will he again be undermined by Senators Manchin and Sinema and their big corporate backers pulling the strings) In Wisconsin, Legislative Republicans continue their nationally coordinated effort to rewrite the 2020 election and pull apart democratic institutions, making a legislative maneuver to end secure ballot drop boxes and to allow partisan politicians to nullify elections when they don’t like the results. We ask the question, does anyone trust Speaker Robin Vos’ promise that the Legislature will not name Wisconsin electors in 2024? We close with an interview of Citizen Action Field Director Zoe Roberts on Citizen Action’s volunteer Tuesday night phone banks, which are calling critical swing voters in key legislative districts.
RSVP to join us phone banking next Tuesday, January 18th at 6pm.