Citizen Action Weekend
Weekend; Friday, October 21st – Sunday, October 23rd

Weekend; Friday, October 21st – Sunday, October 23rd

Citizen Action joins allies to oppose We Energies 13% Rate Hike!

Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s North Side Rising Organizing Co-op was part of a coalition rally against We Energies proposed rate hike, now 13% for residential costumers. The new coalition, Affordable Energy Now, is demanding that the biggest utility in Wisconsin stop charging unaffordable rates to low income People of Color who live in older energy inefficient housing. African Americans in Milwaukee are often forced to pay 6-20% of their incomes to keep the lights on. Citizen Action’s Energy Burden Organizer, Keviea Guiden, emceed the rally. See television news coverage on Wisconsin’s only 24 hour news channel, Spectrum News 1.

More on Citizen Action’s campaign to hold We Energies accountable to provide clean affordable energy, and do what it needs to do to address the climate crisis can be found in our new Citizen Action Explainer.

SIGN our petition opposing We Energies 13% rate hike.

Get involved in our organizing against WE Energies. Contact: [email protected]

17% of Undecided Voters moved to voting for Mandela Barnes! 

Last week, Citizen Action’s “deep canvass” moved undecided voters to support Mandela Barnes at a 17% rate! 

That’s right, we are significantly increasing our rate of movement for undecided voters towards supporting Mandela Barnes.

In addition, we moved 6% of Sen. Johnson supporters away from him. We have been talking to thousands of voters on the phones and their doors. We can’t move everyone, but we are successfully moving enough undecided voters to make a difference in this election! We just need to grow for the final couple of weeks..

We can still increase the impact of our canvass! We need you to support our “deep canvass” so we can grow the final couple of weeks.

These deeper conversations are more effective than more over-priced TV ads. If we can talk to more independent and undecided voters in the state, Mandela will win!

Volunteer with Citizen Action this Saturday, October 22nd!

Summary of Citizen Action Election Volunteer Opportunities. Weekly Canvasses for Mandela Barnes & Local Candidates. Help get out progressive voters who may or may not vote in November!

Southeast Canvass (MKE Area) – Saturdays, 10am

  • LuAnn Bird – Assembly District 84
  • Nathan Jurowski – Assembly District 21

North Side Rising (MKE) – Saturdays, 10am

  • Mark Chambers, Jr. – Milwaukee Common Council, District 2

Northcentral Canvass (Wausau) – Saturdays, 10am

  • Kristin Conway – Assembly District 85

Northwest Canvass (Eau Claire) – Saturdays, 11am

  • Jeff Smith – State Senate District 31
  • Alison Page – Assembly District 93
  • Jodi Emerson – Assembly District 91

Northeast Canvass (Green Bay) – Saturdays, 10am

  • Hannah Beauchamp-Pope – Assembly District 88
  • Renee Gasch – Assembly District 2
  • Kristina Shelton – Assembly District 90


RSVP for Sunday, October 23rd & Wednesday, October 26th Phone Banks for Mandela Barnes

Sunday, October 23rd, 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 26th, 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Other Wisconsin canvassing locations lead by For Our Future.

  • Ashland, led by Progress North, Saturday at 10am, Black Cat Coffee House
  • Beloit, Saturday at 10am and 1pm, Sunday at noon, Riverside Park, Parking Lot, S Riverside Dr, Beloit.
  • Fox Valley, Appleton, Saturday at 10am and 1pm, Sunday at noon, Houdini Plaza, 333 W College Ave, Appleton.
  • Kenosha, Saturday at 10am and 1pm, Sunday at noon, Kenosha Labor Temple, KEA Office, 3030 39th Ave, Kenosha.
  • La Crosse, Saturday at 10am and 1pm, Sunday at noon, CRUE Office, 2020 Caroline St, La Crosse.
  • Madison, Saturday at 10am and 1pm, Sunday at noon, Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S Park St, Madison.
  • Racine, Saturday at 10am and 1pm, Sunday at noon, Racine Education Association, 1201 West Blvd, Racine.
  • Stevens Point, led by WI Conservation Voters, Saturday at 10 am and 1:30 pm, Morton Park, Stevens Point.
  • Waukesha, Saturday at 10am and 1pm, Sunday at noon, Waukesha Public Library, Parking Lot, 321 Wisconsin Ave, Waukesha.


Citizen Action in the News

Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Jeff Santos Show to talk about Democratic messaging in the midterms.

Listen here (at 33 minute mark of podcast)

Listen to #SENATORFORSALE Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We discuss how self-interested billionaires are dominating the critical U.S. Senate contest, reflecting on the news that Diane Hendricks has so far given $16 million and Richard Uihlein $20 million to pro-Johnson Super PAC. The dark money group is running trashy and racist ads against Mandela Barnes. Similar ads by the WI GOP and other dark money groups have prompted the NAACP to file an FCC complaint over the racist ads and call on Broadcast corporations to refuse to air them. With billionaires setting agenda for voters, does Wisconsin still really have one person one vote? Meanwhile in the equally toxic Governor’s race, Tim Michels flip flops on abortion as he schemes to break up DNR and Milwaukee Public Schools. We discuss a proposed merger in the grocery industry that will only make higher food prices worse and Robert debriefs a rally last week against a proposed We Energies rate increase and the energy burden it places on low income families, especially communities of color. We close with progressive economist, Dr. Michael Rosen, to discuss a likely Federal Reserve rate increase. Will the move spark a recession on the backs of the most vulnerable workers, particularly African- Americans? We dig into other potential other options available to President Biden, at a time when Congress has abdicated its responsibility to make economic policy.

LISTEN to the show!

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