Citizen Action Weekend; Happy Labor Day Weekend
Listen to “71% say Union Yes” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
Happy Labor Day Weekend to all our listeners. We hope you get out and participate in your area’s Labor Day events. In this episode, we take stock in the resurgence of labor organizing in America as new Gallup Polling shows 71% support unions, the highest since 1965! Will it lead to a rebuilding of the depleted ranks of organized labor, shifting power in a progressive direction, or is more structural reform needed to restore the right to form unions? The end of summer means the November Election is just around the corner. Behind in the polls, Ron Johnson goes on the attack while getting help from some Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters who distort public perceptions in the name of balanced coverage.
In the real scandal fest that is the MAGA wing of the GOP, it is revealed that Tim Michaels’ Foundation Gave to Anti-Abortion and Anti-LGBTQIA+ groups. We also review the latest attacks on our democracy, including the shameful end of Vos and Gableman’s sham election review and his crusade to imprison elected officials and mayors who push for access to voting. The Democrats seem to be surging in the polls. What does it mean for the prospects of building a true governing majority in the second half of President Biden’s first term?
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Citizen Action Northeast Organizing Coop Election Kickoff Potluck Picnic, Sept. 10th, 1pm
The Northeast Co-op is hosting an Election Kickoff Potluck Picnic to celebrate this incredible election season Saturday, September 10th, 1pm – 4pm!
We are so excited to have some amazing local progressives running for assembly seats, as well as Mandela Barnes challenging Ron Johnson for the US Senate seat, and we hope you will join us in hyping up this election cycle! The picnic will be held at the Beaumont Park Shelter in Green Bay.
Bring your election energy and a dish to pass! Click here to RSVP.
We are also launching a Weekly Door Canvass in the Green Bay Area starting Saturday, September, 10th.
These canvasses will occur every Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm throughout the election season, and we will be supporting endorsed US Senate Candidate Mandela Barnes, as well as endorsed state legislative candidates Kristina Shelton, Hannah Beauchamp-Pope, and Renee Gasch.
Click here to sign up to canvass in Green Bay with Citizen Action!
Wausau Canvass Every Saturday, starting September 17th, 10AM – 1PM
Fern Island Park, 500 RIVER Dr, Wausau, at the shelter between the playground and skateboard park.
members and friends of the Citizen Action of Wisconsin North Central Organizing Co-op, to help elect a true Progressive champion, who has proven his commitment to the values that we at Citizen Action hold dear. Mandela Barnes was raised by working class parents, and started out as a community organizer, before running for office.
Kristin Conway for the 85th Assembly District is also a Citizen Action endorsed candidate. She has worked hard for our communities, and we would like to return the favor, by getting on the doors for her.
Join us to celebrate campaign season, and to start knocking on doors. We will be using a deep canvass method when talking to people. These are about quality conversations more than quantity. We hope that you can join us!
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Wednesday, September 7th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
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Citizen Action in the News
Citizen Action was included in an excellent article in the Wisconsin Examiner on the benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act for Wisconsin. Read the article here
Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Earl Ingram Show for the full hour to discuss the Republican grand strategy of division, hatred, and minority rule. Listen to the whole interview here.
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