“Goodbye to Claire” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
We say goodbye to panelist Claire Zautke who is leaving Citizen Action to join Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson’s new administration in a senior policy position. The panel discusses the GOP effort to stop Governor Evers Administration from using the state’s energy efficiency program to lower carbon emissions, showing yet again how dangerous conservative ideology is for the future of humanity. The public wants to respond to the climate crisis, but will Democrats finally be effective at holding them accountable at the ballot box? We take a deep dive into Wisconsin’s new Congressional maps and compare their competitiveness over the last two decades and the role the urban/rural divide plays in the expansion of “safe seats.” Citizen Action Driftless Cooperative organizer Ben Wilson joins us to promote a La Crosse Earth Day event next Friday. We close by welcoming Justice Global’s Tobita Chow to discuss his In These Times Magazine editorial on the war in Ukraine. We also dig into U.S. Senate Candidate Alex Lasry’s anti-China ad. Are Democratic politicos urging China-bashing as a political strategy in 2022?
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- Only two Wisconsin congressional seats are competitive under new redistricting. How did elections become a foregone conclusion?
- Utility regulators want state’s energy efficiency program to play a larger role in cutting emissions. PSC says Focus on Energy should do more to slash emissions while prioritizing energy savings.
- Attend Earth Day: Protect Our Future event in La Crosse, Friday, April 22, 11:30am.
In These Times Magazine: How To Stand in Solidarity with Ukraine.