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Citizen Action Weekly; Friday, April 15th

Citizen Action Weekly; Friday, April 15th

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Join us for Earth Day 2022: Protect The Future in La Crosse, April 22, 11:30am

On Earth Day, next Friday, April 22nd, Citizen Action of Wisconsin will be hosting a rally, press conference, DIY workshop and up-cycle clothing exchange in Weigent Park in La Crosse to celebrate the work La Crosse has done, ask the schools to join our local climate movement, and to do our part to prevent waste from fast fashion. Climate activists, elected officials, student leaders, and others will be on hand to remind us that this planet belongs to all of our children and we must protect it.

We will be hosting a free up-cycle clothing exchange after the press event. 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 fast fashion waste. We will even be hosting a workshop teaching you how to create your own “no sew” grocery bag out of an old tee shirt!

The City of La Crosse has already made the commitment to a 100% green future. We need to come together and ask La Crosse School to step up and do their part to give our children a habitable planet.  It’s Time for La Crosse School to commit to being 100% green by 2050

Friday, April 22, 2022 11:30 AM –  1:00 PM
Weigent Park, 1500 CASS St, La Crosse.

Join us for Earth Day 2022 in Wausau: Honoring Life; Building a Beloved Community for All

The significance of an annual Earth Day celebration stands out like a beacon of hope and determination in our increasingly troubled environment. PFAS in our water, benzene in our deodorants, sunscreens and other commonly used products, particles of plastic now showing up in the blood coursing through our bodies and in our lungs, pesticides and climate change; the evidence that decades of environmental carelessness threaten life on this planet of ours is all around us.

Rather than throw our hands up in despair we choose to honor this unique, living planet upon whose health, the rich diversity of life depends, and to dedicate our efforts to live in harmony with her ways. We take one small step forward, by planting trees, fifteen of them, that will inhale and sequester some of the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere and exhale the oxygen we breathe.

Sponsored by the local Citizens’ Climate Lobby Rib Mountain/Marshfield Chapters and NAOMI of Wausau, Citizen Action invites you to celebrate Earth Day with us and fifteen tree planting teams at 11AM, on April 23rd at Memorial Park.

In the spirit of Wausau’s Community for All Resolution those trees will be planted by our sisters and brothers from our Indigenous, Hmong, African American, and Hispanic communities as well as Muslim, Jewish and Christian members of our Family.  We are also excited to have tree planting teams from the LGBTQ community and various local organizations like the YWCA, MOSAIC, Citizens for a Clean Wausau, Citizen Action of Wisconsin and more.

Please RSVP here, and if possible, bring your own shovel!

Contact your state legislators in support of BadgerCare Public Option

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. 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.

Join Citizen Action Southeastern Wisconsin Organizing Co-op

If you haven’t become a member of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, and would like to join the movement in the Citizen Action Southeastern Wisconsin Co-op. Join here with a monthly donation YOU choose:

Listen to “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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Join a Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative today!

In These Times Magazine: How To Stand in Solidarity with Ukraine, by Tobita Chow

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