Citizen Action Weekly; Friday, February 11th
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Friday, February 11th
Primary Election Get Out The Vote Weekend!
Vote by next Tuesday, February 15th
Click here to find your polling location. You can register to vote at your polling location.
Join Citizen Action Southeast Co-op members volunteering for endorsed candidate Juan Miguel Martinez on Saturday, Feb. 12th, 10am
Join fellow Citizen Action members knocking doors for our endorsed Milwaukee County Board candidate, Juan Miguel Martínez, this Saturday, February 12th, 10am start. We will be meeting at Newline Cafe, 3618 W. Pierce St, MKE.
We will also be handing out literature and talking to folks about Marina Dimitrijevic, candidate for Milwaukee Mayor. Bring a friend or two!
Juan has a very competitive primary election and he needs our help! Juan is union organizer with Milwaukee Area Service & Hospitality workers union and has also been endorsed by the UAW and Voces de la Frontera.
Volunteer to Get Out The Vote for Marina Dimitrijevic for Milwaukee Mayor
Citizen Action is proudly supporting Marina for Milwaukee Mayor. Marina is committed to moving Milwaukee forward in a boldly progressive direction. She is especially strong on Citizen Action’s top issue in Milwaukee: initiating a large-scale green conversion that dramatically reduces greenhouse gas emissions while creating tens of thousands of family supporting union jobs, especially for communities locked out of economic opportunity. Read more about endorsement.
We are nearing the final 4 days of the primary election next Tuesday, February 15th.
Help make door knocks or phone calls from home for Marina!
RSVP: [email protected]
Get out the Vote with our endorsed candidates in the Fox Valley!
The Citizen Action Northeast Co-op NEEDS YOU! The primary election is next Tuesday, February 15th and we need to Get Out The Vote.
Northeast Wisconsin is home to three of our endorsed candidates. Learn more about them below and make sure you take action to help elect these movement champions by clicking on their “Take Action” link.
Nick Ross for Appleton School Board, At-Large
“I have known the amazing power of grassroots community activism. This type of community care uplifted me personally, and I also saw the power of making important change that benefits those most marginalized in our community.” -Nick Ross (they/them)
Take Action! Knock Doors with Nick.
Liv Miller for Brown County Board, District 5
“My passion for politics began with the urgency around climate change, but after working with legislation in all areas, the inequity and injustice in policy became visible across the board… The people here are looking for a bold vision of what we can become, not for status quo or for regression to the past.” -Liv Miller (they/them)
Take Action! Ask to call for Liv when you sign up.
Noah Reif for Brown County Board, District 4
“Local government has an increasingly important role in responding to multiple crises. As state and federal governments continue to be static our local government remains the first line of direct support for our community members. I believe that when we come together, we create a future where all of us thrive, with no exceptions!” -Noah Reif (she/hers)
Take Action! Make Calls with Noah.
Attend North Side Rising VIRTUAL Community Gathering on Thursday, February 17th, 5:30pm
join us on line as North Side Rising members discuss the importance of community organizing in Milwaukee and how building an authentic grassroots base will give us the power to hold local decision-makers accountable for addressing the issues plaguing our community.
Citizen Action North Side Rising member supports continued push for Build Back Better.
“Building Back Better’ means focusing on better building methods like weatherization, lead abatement and energy efficient buildings. These types of jobs add to the economic stability of a community.”- North Side Rising member, Willie Pritchard, We R Community LLC.
Follow North SideRising on Facebook.
ATTEND In The Wash: A Virtual Workshop About Wisconsin Water Quality
Thursday, February 24, 2022 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Whether we live on 100 acres in Vernon County or in the heart of Milwaukee we all need, and deserve, clean, fresh water. Water is life! Unfortunately Wisconsin water is under attack from lead pipes, factory farming, PFAS pollution, and fossil fuel companies. Our water must remain clean from our drinking water to our trout streams! You can help protect our water by joining us for our “In the Wash’ an interactive, virtual event.
You will walk away from this event with actions you can take RIGHT AWAY to help protect Wisconsin waters! Don’t forget clean water is on the ballot this election year!
RSVP now so you can receive the link to join.
Speakers to include (but not limited to):
- Rita Simons – Water Defender fighting Line 5
- Mitch Reynolds – Mayor La Crosse Wisconsin
- Johnson Bridgwater – Wisconsin River Alliance
- Wisconsinites like you who are facing water quality issues
- Elected leaders from all over Wisconsin
- AND MORE
RSVP for Citizen Action’s Lobby Week
Join Citizen Action of Wisconsin for our 2022 Lobby Week to speak to Democratic state legislators about a more fair and accessible healthcare system and for a bold reconstruction of our economy into a green economy that creates good paying jobs and combats climate change.
- Attend the Pre-Lobby Training on February 23rd at 5:30pm-7pm or watch the recording
- 1 or more lobby meetings, 30 min each
- Complete a short debrief survey after your lobby meeting(s)
Citizen Action Staff will schedule the virtual lobby meetings and send you information on how to join the meetings once they are scheduled. All meetings will take place between February 24 – March 4.
Citizen Action in the News
Citizen Action’s Executive Director Robert Kraig wrote a column in the CapTimes pushing back hard on the “friendly fire” from establishment Democrats at President Biden’s bold domestic agenda and his alliance with the progressive wing of the party. Read it here.
Neighborhood News Service reports that Citizen Action’s Climate and Equity Director Rafael Smith is among this year’s winners of the prestigious African American Environmental Pioneer Award. Read the article here.
Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Jeff Santos show for a full hour to discuss the Ukraine Crisis, and the conservative Democrat imposed gridlock in the U.S. Senate. Listen here.
Listen to “Past is Prologue” This is NOT that podcast
Black History Month is here, though it’s also a point of tension within the state government. While Republican lawmakers have resolved to water down the month, the Legislative Black Caucus begs to differ. We also touch on the Milwaukee mayor’s race, which is just a few days away on Feb. 15. Overall, one thing is quite clear: The past informs the present. Even determines it.
Listen now to Episode 17.
Watch Milwaukee Mayor Candidate Forum
Listen to “Democracy Defender” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
We expose a series of GOP bills that will take lifesaving health care away from thousands of Wisconsin working families in the middle of a pandemic to appease the big business demand for poverty wage workers. We welcome Wisconsin Election Commission commissioner Mark Thomsen to discuss his experience fighting to protect democratic and fair elections and his call to all of us to speak out against the right wing assault on democracy. Citizen Action Organizing Director, Kate Beaton, joins us to talk about the critical role organizing plays in creating the the transformative changes we are seeking. Kate calls on listeners to join a Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative near you. Learn more and join!