Citizen Action Weekly; Friday, May 6th
Friday, May 6th
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Hundreds rally in Eau Claire to support abortion rights
Less than 24 hours after the U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion overturning abortion rights was leaked on Monday night, hundreds of people in Eau Claire took to the streets Tuesday in protest. Organized by local Democratic Party leaders, students turned out in force, along with a diverse crowd that included candidates for Congress, Citizen Action members, and women involved in the fight for abortion rights fifty years ago.
For a regularly updated list of events check out this Planned Parenthood site.
Attend People’s Action Movement Politics 2022 Campaign Leadership School, May 19th – 22nd
The purpose of the People’s Action Campaign Leadership School (CLS) is to give aspiring candidates, staffers, organizers and member leaders the tools they need to craft movement oriented winning electoral campaigns that build the base of our member organizations. This training will challenge participants on conventional approaches to campaigning and Power, ground them in our theory of change and historical framework and build their campaigning and base building skills.
The training will take place virtually over zoom. Registration link is here!
- Thursday May 19; 5:30-8pm CST
- Friday May 20; 5:30-9pm CST
- Saturday May 21; 11a-4pm CST
- Sunday May 22; 11a-5pm CST
This training is four days and the content builds upon itself. We expect that participants attend all four days of the training
RSVP for Citizen Action Brewfest 2022! Wednesday, June 22nd, 6pm, Milwaukee Office.
Save the Date: Wausau Climate Action Plan meeting, Wednesday, June 1st, 6pm
On Wednesday, June 1st, at 6 pm, join members and friends of the North Central Organizing Co-op in the Community Room of the Marathon County Public Library, to discuss ways to get a climate action plan created and implemented in Wausau. If we can get this done here, perhaps it can be done in other municipalities as well.
A climate action plan commits to being 100% carbon neutral by 2050 (or sooner), and lays out the details on how that will be accomplished. Resolutions and climate action plans like this have already been passed in Eau Claire and Menominee, and now we believe we can do so in Wausau! Come learn more about climate action plans and how you can help us reach our goal!
Citizen Action members and staff attend People’s Action Strategy Summit in Denver last weekend.
Listen to “SCOTUSAUTOCRACY” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
We discuss the latest shock to American democracy, the SCOTUS leak of a draft majority opinion overturning Roe V Wade, with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin’s Courtney Hayward. We explore the politics and the implications for Wisconsin. Are there ways we can fight back effectively? Yet another judge orders Assembly Republicans to prevent the destruction of records in ex Supreme Court Justice Gableman’s sham election review. Next we talk about the policy implication of a new Wisconsin poll showing that public opinion of policing remains largely unchanged over the last decade, despite the largest protest movement in American history. Where do we go from here? Finally, Citizen Action organizer Barbara Cerda joins us to invite listeners to a Southeast Wisconsin Organizing Coop 2022 Election party celebrating Spring election victories and planning for the Fall elections on Wednesday, May 11th, 5:30pm in Milwaukee.
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