Citizen Action Weekly; Friday, April 1st
Friday, April 1st
Citizen Action is hiring!
We are thrilled to announce Jeremy Gragert as the new organizer for the Northwest Organizing Co-op!
From Eau Claire, Jeremy is a member of Citizen Action and has been active with our organization over 15 years. Jeremy will be working to build grassroots power in the Northwestern region to fight for health justice, to forward the movement to transition to clean energy, and to work to protect our democracy.
“It is an honor to join the Citizen Action team and have the opportunity to dive deep into organizing and taking action with co-op members throughout Northwestern Wisconsin,” Jeremy said. “We must not only shape a brighter future for our own communities, but lead the way forward in Wisconsin and the nation.”
Jeremy will start as the new Northwestern Co-op Organizer on April 11, 2022.
One way you can join Jeremy in the fight for justice is by becoming a sustaining member of Citizen Action’s Northwestern Organizing Co-op.
Find info on how to become a member here.
Attend Driftless Organizing Co-op Candidate meet and greet, April 2nd, Noon
Join the Citizen Action of Wisconsin members and Spring Election endorsed candidates for an afternoon of fun and activism (as we return to in person organizing). Come and meet some of the amazing candidates we endorsed this election cycle. Catch up with fellow activists you have not seen for a long time. If you are new to Citizen Action of Wisconsin come out and get to know us.
Candidates will bring volunteer opportunities so you can step up and help elect progressives this Spring! Feel free to bring a dish to pass and drinks.
Volunteer: It’s time to Get out the Vote with Nick Ross!
No matter what we look like, where we come from, or how much money is in our pockets, we know that we all do better when we come together to elect strong progressive leaders. That means volunteering for candidates like Nick Ross (they/them), a strong local public education advocate who will work to prevent state and national legislative attacks on our public education system, including attacks on some of our most vulnerable students and families.
Nick is a graduate of Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s Movement Politics Academy.
Make sure you sign-up to support Nick and make calls with their campaign!
Get Out The Vote for Juan Miguel Martinez, this Saturday, April 2, 10AM!
Join Citizen Action of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Working Families Party as we safely get out the vote for next Tuesday’s Spring Election this Saturday, April 2 10am. We’re all hands on deck for Juan Miguel Martinez for Milwaukee County Supervisor, District 12!
You can knock on doors or make phone calls.
Founding Member of North Central Organizing Co-op Wins the Award
Congratulations to founding member of the North Central Organizing Co-op and former Vice President of the Marathon County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Jeff Starr!
This is just one of many positions Jeff has held over the years with the Labor Council. The Marathon County Central Labor Council was one of the organizations that nominated Jeff Starr for the 2020 Jirikowic award.
It took 3yrs due to Covid for him to get the award and shortly after that he retired. Congratulations Jeff Starr for the much deserved recognition and Thank You for everything you’ve done over the years for our community. We wish you the best with your retirement!
Citizen Action in the News
The Wisconsin Examiner quoted Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig on health care reform and climate in a feature story by Ruth Coniff on Mandela Barnes’ U.S. Senate campaign. Read it here.
Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Jeff Santos show for the full hour to talk about national and international politics. Listen here.
Contact your state legislators in support of BadgerCare Public Option
Democratic legislators, together with members of Citizen Action and the Main Street Alliance introduced the BadgerCare Public Option Act last month. The bill is an ambitious effort to expand access to health care for Wisconsinites and was introduced by Reps. Kristina Shelton (D-Green Bay) and Supreme Moore Omokunde (D-Milwaukee) with Sens. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) and LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee).
Thank you to Reps. Shelton, Moore Omokunde, Anderson, Andraca, Baldeh, Billings, Brostoff, Cabrera, Conley, Drake, Emerson, Goyke, Haywood, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hong, B. Meyers, Ohnstad, Pope, Riemer, Sinicki, Snodgrass, Spreitzer, Stubbs, Subeck, Vining and Vruwink and Sens. Johnson, Larson, Agard, Bewley, Carpenter, Roys, Smith and L. Taylor for co-sponsoring the new BadgerCare Public Option bill.
The bill needs your help. If you didn’t see your legislators on the list of co-sponsors contact them.
Contact your legislators today and urge them to support the legislation and co-sponsor.
Earth Day 2022: Protect The Future in La Crosse, April 22, 11:30am.
On Earth Day, Citizen Action of Wisconsin will be hosting a rally, press conference, and upcycle clothing exchange in Weigent Park in La Crosse.
Climate activists, elected officials, student leaders, and others will be on hand to remind us that this planet belongs to the future and we must protect the future. We will be discussing local climate actions happening now, future plans, activists fighting against fast fashion and how our educational system can step up and become climate leaders.
We will also be hosting a free up-cycle clothing exchange. Please bring the clothes you are not wearing anymore and check out the great fashion for free. We want to highlight the impact of the fast fashion industry by making sure we work to reduce our own, personal fashion waste.
Please RSVP now to stay up to date on this important day of action.
Friday, April 22, 2022 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Weigent Park, 1500 CASS St, La Crosse, WI 54601
Listen to “Defending democracy, defeating violence” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
Speaker Vos is found in contempt of court for failing to turn over records related to his sham 2020 election “investigation.” Will the political boss of the State Assembly comply with the court order to comply with Wisconsin’s open records laws? We have an exclusive interview with Eau Claire school board president Tim Nordin about the right wing attacks on school board members, and the death threat against him that is making national and international news. Claire tells us why COVID boosters were authorized for Americans 50+ while the world continues to wait for a World Trade Organization waiver to allow the production of affordable COVID vaccines. We call out Congressional inaction on expiring Affordable Care Act subsidies that could impact the healthcare of 14 million Americans weeks before the critical November elections. Can the Democrats summon the unity to fulfill their campaign promises to make health care more affordable and to prevent a political catastrophe at the polls? We close discussing Sen. Baldwin’s fight to protect Kohl’s workers from the looming threat of vulture capitalists seeking to dismantle a profitable company.
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