Citizen Action Weekly; Friday, May 27th
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Eau Claire media event highlights 1.5 million Wisconsin residents eligible for free or low-cost internet access.
Citizen Action Northwestern Organizing Cooperative, Opportunity Wisconsin, and For Our Future held a media event this week in Eau Claire as part of the new “Paving the Way” statewide tour, highlighting how the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is benefitting the Badger State. Former Citizen Action organizer and current state Senator Jeff Smith joined a roundtable conversation at SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar in Eau Claire about the recently announced “Internet for All” initiative, which is fueled by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and could provide up to 1.5 million Wisconsinites with free or low-cost internet access.
Citizen Action Northwestern Co-op Organizer and Eau Claire City Council member, Jeremy Gragert also spoke at the event.
Check out media coverage of the event.
Join North Side Rising on June 11th at 12:30pm-2pm to talk about solutions to Reckless Driving that work and address the climate crisis.
Reckless driving is a huge issue on the Northside of Milwaukee and the entire city. It turns out that there is a good way to address the issue that does not use the punitive criminal justice system, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
The Complete Streets proposal which was recently developed by the Milwaukee City-County Task Force on Climate & Economic Equity would also create streets which are much safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, and reduce greenhouse emissions. Please join us at a community meeting to discuss this exciting opportunity.
Mt. Lebanon Lutheran Church
4809 N 60th St
Milwaukee, WI 53218
Attend Citizen Action’s 3rd CD Candidate Virtual Forum, Wednesday, June 8th, 7pm. RSVP here
Citizen Action Northwest Coop members support election drop boxes
At a media conference on Thursday, Citizen Action Northwest Organizing Cooperative members joined Chippewa Valley lawmakers on Thursday where they urged the Wisconsin Supreme Court to allow ballot drop boxes in the 2022 elections.
State Rep. Jodi Emerson and Sen. Jeff Smith led the event and advocated for drop boxes as a secure and easy way for more voters to participate in democracy.
Citizen Action Northwest coop member Karen Voss spoke at the event. Voss is the co-coordinator of the nonpartisan voter advocacy group Chippewa Valley Votes and talked about the popularity of drop boxes among Wisconsin voters and offer the advantage of being accessible for voters with mobility issues, convenient for workers who have a difficult time getting to the polls and safe for those who are immunocompromised or worried about COVID-19.
Read media coverage of the event. WQOW, WEAU & Eau Claire Leader Telegram
Wausau Climate Action Plan meeting, Wednesday, June 1st, 6pm
On Wednesday, June 1st, at 6 pm, join members and friends of the Citizen Action 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 Northwestern Organizing Co-op holds “Spring Into Action” Meet & Greet
The Citizen Action Northwestern Organizing Cooperative hosted a gathering of members and other activists for a “Spring Into Action” Meet & Greet at SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar on Wednesday night in Eau Claire. Citizen Action’s Movement Organizing Director Kate Beaton introduced our new Northwestern Co-op Organizer Jeremy Gragert. Co-op leader Rita Simon, State Senator Jeff Smith, and State Rep. Jodi Emerson all spoke about what we can do together to build the power we need to tackle difficult issues like climate change and healthcare, and win important elections this November.
To join or get involved contact: [email protected]
RSVP for Citizen Action Brewfest 2022! Wednesday, June 22nd, 6pm, Milwaukee Office.
Join us as we take an evening to celebrate! We’ll be giving our first ever Democracy Defenders Awards to two Milwaukeeans who have courageously stood against the right-wing conspiracy to end multiracial democracy in America.
There will be refreshments and hors d’oeuvres! We’ll have a variety of craft and union-made beers, and of course wine and soft-drinks too! Take the time to go out this summer for catching up with old friends, meeting new activists and leaders, and the inspiration to carry on the fight for justice.
Listen to “Proliferation of guns” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
We welcome State Representative Supreme Moore Omokunde as a guest panelist for a serious discussion of the proliferation of guns and lack of political courage to do anything real about it. With our government ground to a standstill on everything that matters to voters, can democracy survive? We break some news, as Rep. Moore Omokunde gives us a preview of a a game changing Climate and Jobs package to be released next month. Can it get Wisconsin on a course to meet the climate crisis and finally begin to address the twin evils of income inequality and racial inequality? Next, we talk about the surprising resignation of Republican Dean Knudson’s from the Wisconsin Election Commission for lack of GOP support for free and fair elections. Will it lead to MAGA control of Wisconsin election apparatus? We close with Eau Claire city council member Kate Beaton to discuss a California company’s effort to grab access to Eau Claire City water. Has the looting of Wisconsin’s water resources begun, or can an engaged public push back?
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