Citizen Action Weekend; Friday, September 16th – Sunday, September 18th
Citizen Action Northeast Organizing Cooperative starts volunteer canvass.
The Northeast Co-op had an awesome election season kickoff last weekend! We had great food and great conversation. We are excited to ramp up our canvassing efforts over the next two months.
Join us every Saturday morning in the Green Bay area to help us support Mandela Barnes, Kristina Shelton, Hannah Beauchamp-Pope, and Renee Gasch!
Wisconsin Climate & Jobs Package media event in Milwaukee
Wisconsin’s Climate & Jobs Package media tour continued this Thursday in Milwaukee. Citizen Action North Side Rising members joined with sponsors Senator Chris Larson and State Representative Supreme Moore Omokunde at Century City.
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 also leans into the opportunity to use a greenhouse gas transition to create a fair economy that offers real economic opportunity to every Wisconsinite in every region of our state. The legislation is a good way to meet Governor Evers’ bold Clean Energy Plan, which provides a framework for planning a meaningful climate response.
TAKE ACTION in support!
New MU Poll finds the Senate race a dead heat!
Our professional “Deep Canvass” phone team has been calling these voters since the primary ended to combat the negative messages and unpack the racist appeals with these voters in longer conversations. It’s working! We are moving independent voters to Mandela. But, we need to expand our program fast if we are going to reach all these important voters. Every dollar goes directly to the program.
RSVP for volunteer phone calls for Mandela Barnes, Wednesday, September 21st, 5pm – 8pm
Join callers from all over the country! We are averaging 25 callers a week! We need your help talking to thousands of important undecided voters who need persuasion and progressive voters who need motivation. These voters will decide this November’s election, not our facebook, Instagram friends.
Attend Citizen Action Northwest Organizing Cooperative Fall Election Kick Off, Eau Claire, Saturday, Sept. 17th, 11am Canvass; 2pm Picnic.
Summary of Citizen Action Election Volunteer Opportunities
Weekly Canvasses for Mandela Barnes & Local Candidates
- LuAnn Bird – Assembly District 84
- Nathan Jurowski – Assembly District 21
- Mark Chambers, Jr. – Milwaukee Common Council, District 2
- Kristin Conway – Assembly District AD85
- Jeff Smith – State Senate District 31
- Alison Page – Assembly District 93
- Jodi Emerson – Assembly District 91
- Hannah Beauchamp-Pope – Assembly District 88
- Renee Gasch – Assembly District 2
- Kristina Shelton – Assembly District 90
- Lee Snodgrass – Assembly District 57
Wednesdays, 5-7:30pm with People’s Action
Citizen Action North Side Rising volunteer canvass for Mandela Barnes and Mark Chambers Jr.
Let’s do all we can to elect Mandela Barnes as our senator and Mark Chambers Jr. to the Milwaukee City Council. Citizen Action recently endorsed Mark Chambers Jr. for the 2nd district special election to replace Mayor Chevy Johnson.
Join NSR as we work to create Green jobs with livable wages. Improve MPS, complete streets for all, our Health and how the climate is affecting us. Contact: Valerie Ricks at 414-416-3348 [email protected]
Attend North Side Rising Community Open House on Climate and Jobs
Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum
2620 West Center Street, Milwaukee
September 28th, 5:30pm
Join us for a talk with State Assembly member Supreme Omukunde Moore and State Senator Chris Larsen.
Citizen Action Southeast Organizing Cooperative Community Picnic, Saturday, September 24th, 1pm – 4pm
Get together with other Citizen Action members to celebrate the beginning of the campaign season at this family friendly event. This will be a great opportunity to hang out and catch up with other folks in the movement.
Please bring a side dish or something to throw on the grill. We are excited to try your favorite food items.
RSVP HERE. We can’t wait to see you.
Can’t make it but want to donate funds to make this event happen?
Contact Barbara at [email protected].
RSVP for Make Meds Affordable Speak Out Event, Thursday, September 22nd, 6:00PM
Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, recently signed by President Biden, Medicare is finally able to negotiate drug prices thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act. This is a historic win. Power was shifted from Big Pharma back to the people.
The Biden Administration and the Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra can help make even more medications more affordable NOW, without waiting on Congress?
Join us virtually on September 22nd at 6PM. We will learn from medical professionals and community leaders how we can move policy to make medications more affordable for all. We will hear from real Wisconsinites who are struggling to afford their medications. And we will share how you can take action now.
Citizen Action in the News
Citizen Action’s Executive Director Robert Kraig was on the Earl Ingram Radio Show for the full hour to break down right-wing attacks on Mandela, racial dog whistles, the roots of wealth inequality, and more. Listen here.
The Earl Ingram Show broadcasts Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 11 AM on WAUK Radio 540 AM/The Sha 101FM Waukesha/Milwaukee. Robert appears regularly at 10 AM on Wednesdays.
Listen to “UW Nurses flex union power” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
We shed light on the misleading media coverage of the latest MU Law Poll, which finds both the Governors and U.S. Senate races are a dead heat. Did the TV saturation of racialized attacks on Mandela Barnes influence any specific subset of voters? We applaud Sarah Godlewski’s new PAC to expose Sen. Johnson on abortion and support 6 women candidates running for important state legislative seat. Robert reviews new campaign contribution data that reveals Corporate America as the real power behind MAGA and the assault on democracy. We welcome UW Health nurse Shari Signer to discuss this week’s narrowly avoided strike, next steps for the nurses, and their role in helping inspire a rebirth of labor organizing. New data reveals the lowest child poverty rate in America ever measured thanks to President Biden’s policies, especially the Child Tax Credit. Will Democrats in the Senate make it permanent? We close with Matt ranting again against the un-elected Federal Reserve Bank.
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