Citizen Action Weekend
Citizen Action Weekend; Friday October 28th

Citizen Action Weekend; Friday October 28th

Early Voting has started. Vote Today Wisconsin and help Get Out The Vote!

More information on voting early. You can register to vote at your polling location.

New CNN poll says U.S. Senate race is a toss up.

A new CNN Poll shows Mandela Barnes is closing the gap with Ron Johnson, only trailing by 1% in the critical Wisconsin U.S. Senate race! This race is basically tied!

We told you last week that undecided voters are moving back to Mandela Barnes at a 17% rate…if we talk to them!

Citizen Action’s “deep canvass” is talking to them throughout the state and moving undecided voters to Mandela Barnes! The pro-Trump dark money ads have been relentlessly attacking Mandela for months with smears and radicalized fearmongering. Our field team has been having deep conversations with undecided and independent voters throughout Wisconsin since the primary ended.

Now more than ever, we need your immediate support to expand our GOTV field program that is talking directly to voters for the final GOTV week push. These deeper conversations are more effective than over-priced TV ads. If we can talk to more independent and undecided voters in the state, Mandela will win!

Watch new video we are running digitally in Eau Claire area.

Volunteer to Get Out The Vote with Citizen Action this Saturday!

Summary of Citizen Action Election Volunteer Opportunities. Canvasses for Mandela Barnes & Local Candidates. Help get out progressive voters who may or may not vote November 8th!

Southeast Canvass (MKE Area)

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

North Side Rising (MKE)

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

Northcentral Canvass (Wausau) 

Kristin Conway – Assembly District 85

Northwest Canvass (Eau Claire)

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

Northeast Canvass (Green Bay)

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

Sunday, October 30th, Phone Banking
3:00pm – 5:30pm

Wednesday, November 2nd, Phone Banking
5:00pm – 7:30pm

Attend Mandela Barnes GOTV Bus Tour Events

Racine Canvass Launch
Saturday, October 29th, 9:00am
Racine County Democrats Office
Sign Up Link: Here

Cuts n’ Coffee in Kenosha w/ Mandela Barnes
Saturday, October 29th, 10:00pm
Regimen Barber Collective
Sign Up Link: Here

Fox Point Canvass Launch w/ Mandela Barnes
Sunday, October 30th, 3:00pm
Private Residence
Sign Up Link: Here 

Hmong Community Gathering w/ Mandela Barnes
Date & Time: Sunday, October 30th, 6:00pm
Tswv Chao Vang Center
Sign Up Link: Here

La Crosse Pedal to the Polls with Mandela Barnes
Monday, October 31st, 12:30pm
UW – La Crosse Student Union Lawn
Sign Up Link: Here

Eau Claire Meet & Greet with Mandela Barnes
Monday, October 31st, 4:00pm
UW – La Crosse Student Union Lawn
Sign Up Link: Here

Coffee with Mandela Barnes and Sen. Cory Booker
Tuesday, November 1st, 10:00am
UW – La Crosse Student Union Lawn
Sign Up Link: Here

UW-Milwaukee Student Meet & Greet w/ Mandela Barnes, Sen. Booker and Sen. Baldwin
Tuesday, November 1st, 12:00pm
Lubar Entrepreneurship Center & UWM Welcome Center
Sign Up Link: Here 

Racine Meet & Greet w/ Mandela Barens and Sen. Cory Booker
Tuesday, November 1st, 3:00pm
Racine: Toad Hall
Sign Up Link: Here 

Boogie with Barnes and Booker
Tuesday, November 1st, 3:00pm
Allure MKE
Sign Up Link: Here

Platteville Meet and Greet w/ Mandela Barnes
Wednesday, November 2nd, 11:00am
Driftless Market
Sign Up Link: Here 

UW-Platteville Meet and Greet w/ Mandela Barnes
Wednesday, November 2nd, 12:15pm
Multicultural Office Lounge
Sign Up Link: Here

Janesville Meet & Greet w/ Mandela Barnes
Wednesday, November 2nd at 3:00pm
Havana Coffee
Sign Up Link: Here 

Sheboygan Meet & Greet w/ Mandela Barnes
Thursday, November 3rd at 9:30am
Paradigm Coffee and Music
Sign Up Link: Here

Oshkosh Meet & Greet w/ Mandela Barnes
Thursday, November 3rd at 11:30am
Delta Family Restaurant
Sign Up Link: Here

UW-Madison Meet & Greet w/ Mandela Barnes
Friday, November 4th at 2:00pm
Valentia Coffee
Sign Up Link: Here

Milwaukee Climate & Equity Plan Receiving Public Input

Thursday evening, the City of Milwaukee held a town hall meeting to discuss the draft Milwaukee climate and economic equity plan at the Central Library, and 2 additional satellite locations on the north and south sides, where the task force members took questions from the public.

Citizen Action has been a driving force in creating and developing an official Climate and Economic Equity Plan for Milwaukee. The Milwaukee City-County Task Force on Climate & Economic Equity is after a long 3 year process, nearing completion of a full plan to present to City and County governments. Citizen Action Climate & Equity Director Rafel Smith is part of the task force, as are two members of Citizen’s Action Southeast Wisconsin Organizing Co-op, A draft report was released for public comment this week, Janet Meissner Pritchard and Ted Kraig.

Citizen Action is still working to improve and strengthen the plan.

Citizen Action members can read the draft plan and by taking a survey

To get involved in Citizen Action climate and equity organizing, contact Citizen Action Energy Burden Organizer Kevia Guiden [email protected]. For Southeast Co-op members contact co-op organizer Barbara Cerda [email protected]; for Northside Rising Members contact co-op organizer Valerie Ricks [email protected].

Sign our petition against We Energies outrageous 13% rate hike

Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s North Side Rising Organizing Co-op was part of a coalition 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.

More on Citizen Action’s campaign to hold We Energies accountable 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]

Join Northeast Organizing Cooperative at Early Vote & Tailgate, Sunday, November 6th, 11:30am – 4pm

Green Bay has recently expanded its voting hours the Sunday before Election Day, and we want to celebrate! Citizen Action is joining Wisconsin Conservation Voters and other local organizations to co-host a Packers watch party and tailgate on Sunday, November 6th from 11:30am – 4:00pm. Join us at 425 S Adams St Ste 202 in Green Bay for football, food and drinks, yard games, and a walk to the polls after the game! Voting resources will be available, but seating will be limited, so bring your own lawn chair!

Sign up here to let us know you’ll be attending.

There will be a rally to support the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) at the Norbert Hill Center in Oneida, WI on November 9th at 5pm. The ICWA, enacted in 1978, helps to address the displacement of Native children into non-Native households by giving tribal governments full authority over these custody cases. The Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments against this act on November 9th, so this protective act is in jeopardy. Join local organizations Building Unity, JOSHUA, and the Green Bay Democratic Socialists of America to stand in opposition to the attacks and help uphold the ICWA!

Click here to view the Facebook event, and contact organizer Justice Peche at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Tim Michels’ Flat Tax is a terrible idea!

More than two dozen economists say a “flat tax” that Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels has said he is open to would only favor Wisconsin’s richest residents.

Wealthy people making MORE than $500,000/year will get an average tax cut of $22,800/year under Tim Michels’ flat tax plan according to the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. People making $25,000 to $300,000/year would get a tax increase! Read more

Listen to Micheal Rosen discuss the flat tax on the new Battleground WI Podcast.

Citizen Action in the News

We must be getting the attention of the enemies of democracy. Fox News just used the Citizen Action platform in a desperate attempt to damage Mandala Barnes. Needless to say their coverage distorts what our platform actually says, but that is what propagandists do. The best way to counter this onslaught of slime is to volunteer in Citizen Action’s election program, and have real conversations with voters.

Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Earl Ingram Radio Show to discuss why conservative dark money groups have been able to dominate the election agenda, and what progressives can do to win this critical election despite the dark misinformation dominating the airwaves. Listen here.

Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the UpNorth News Radio program to discuss how we can win November 8th in Wisconsin. Watch here (at 1 hour 9 minute mark on the video for 30 minutes)

Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Jeff Santos Show to discuss whether Democrats can change the economic narrative of the election in the final 10 days. Watch here (at 33 minute mark of the video for 25 minutes)

“ME Energies” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We discuss the razor tight Wisconsin election that has come down to turnout! We encourage all our listeners to challenge themselves and do at least one phone or door shift by November 8th. See our list of GOTV opportunities this weekend. We talk about the dire need for Democrats to embrace climate change if they want to govern the nation in the future. We welcome Antonio Butts, the ED of Walnut Way, for a special interview on We Energies rate increase. We close the show with our in-house economist Dr. Michael Rosen to review newly released Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau data showing Tim Michels’ flat tax only benefits the richest 3% of Wisconsin residents.

LISTEN to the show!

SIGN PETITION against WE Energies rate hike.
VOLUNTEER to get out the vote with Citizen Action!
DONATE to our “deep canvass” to get out important voters!

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