Citizen Action Weekend; Friday, July 22nd – Sunday, July 24th
Join a Citizen Action Organizing Coop during our July membership drive!
Eau Claire leaders launch support for state Climate & Jobs Package
Last Friday, July 15th in Eau Claire, Citizen Action Northwestern Organizing Cooperative members joined state legislators in showing support for the Wisconsin Climate & Jobs Package, the first comprehensive legislation in the Upper Midwest to meet international climate targets, which was unveiled earlier this summer.
State Representative Jodi Emerson (D-Eau Claire) and lead State Assembly sponsor of the package, State Representative Supreme Moore Omokunde (D-Milwaukee), explained the benefits of the proposal for Eau Claire and the entire state. They were joined by Eau Claire City Council member Andrew Werthmann (pictured speaking at the press conference with the Representatives standing to his right), who has championed local, state, and national climate action since he was elected in 2009.
Join The People’s House Party this Wednesday, July 27th at 7pm!
Join Citizen Action of Wisconsin endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and staff on the ground in Wisconsin, as well as candidates and staff from around the country, as we talk about what it means to build a bigger WE in 2022! You won’t want to miss it! Sign up today!
Volunteer to make calls for Mandela Barnes, Wednesday, July 27th, 5-8pm
North Side Rising member Willie Wilson supports the Climate & Jobs Package
The Climate & Jobs Package is the first comprehensive legislation ever introduced in Wisconsin or in the Upper Midwest to actually meet the international climate targets needed to avert catastrophic climate change. The plan is a good way to meet Governor Evers’ bold Clean Energy Plan, which provides a framework for planning a meaningful climate response.
Citizen Action North Side Rising member Willie Wilson can tell you a basic truth about addressing climate change. “Tear out concrete and plant more green.” Willie is committed to employing more workers who have been ignored and left out of the job market. Replanting a safer, healthier and more beautiful world.
Which do you prefer, before or after?
To get involved in the fight to pass state legislation that will seriously address the climate crisis and creative living wage jobs for those left out of our economy, and to join Willie and other Citizen Action North Side Rising members, contact Valeria Ricks : [email protected]
NEW Citizen Action Northeast Coop Organizer Meet and Greet and Canvassing for Mandela Barnes, Saturday, August 6th, 10am
Natalie Hoffman (she/they) has just started in early July as the new Citizen Action Northeast Co-op Organizer! They are looking forward to building power in the region and connecting with co-op members and affiliates. She is hitting the ground running with a Meet & Greet and Barnes Canvassing Event, Saturday, August 6th. After the meet and greet there will be an opportunity to canvass for Citizen Action-endorsed Senate candidate Mandela Barnes. There will be a brief canvass training starting at 11:00am. Please feel free to come to either the meet and greet or canvass, even if you cannot make it to both. Natalie is so excited to get the chance to meet with all of you and support a progressive champion during this critical election season!
Let us know you’re coming by RSVP’ing HERE.
WHAT: Meet & Greet and Canvass for Mandela Barnes
WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 2022 10:00 AM
WHERE: The Attic Corner, 730 Bodart St, Green Bay
Citizen Action in the News
Citizen Action’s Northwest Wisconsin Organizing Co-op held an event in Eau Claire to promote the new Climate and Jobs Package that we helped develop and unveil at the Capital last month. Lead Sponsor Rep. Supreme Moore Omokunde and local State Rep Jodi Emerson spoke at the event hosted by Citizen Action. The event drew good media coverage, including a good story from WEAU TV 13 Eau Claire. Watch it here.
Read more about what Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Mandela Barnes means.
Listen to “Sara Rodriguez: The best Rx for Lt. Governor” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
We interview State Representative Sara Rodriguez, Citizen Action’s endorsed candidate for Lt. Governor in the fast approaching August 9th primary election. Sara tells us about her background in healthcare as a nurse and administrator and why she is the best running mate for Tony Evers. We also welcome new Citizen Action Movement Politics Director, Priscilla Bort, who shares her vision for electing a new generation of diverse movement leaders in Wisconsin. Our panel discusses Donald Trump’s call to Speaker Robin Vos pressuring him to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin in light of the WI Supreme Court’s outrageous ban on ballot drop boxes. Is Trump still trying to win the 2020 election, or is this really about his rumored run in 2024? A new national MU Law poll finds voter support plummeting for the U.S. Supreme Court, but the Hobbs decision has not closed the enthusiasm gap between Republican and Democratic voters. How can Democrats excite our disengaged and demoralized base? In other election news, Bernie Sanders endorses Mandela Barnes while Tim Michels doubles down on hypocrisy with his new criticism of the Fox con deal which netted his firm hundreds of millions of public dollars that could have been used to provide opportunities for working class Wisconsinites.
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