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Citizen Action Weekend E Newsletter; Friday, February 10th

Citizen Action Weekend E Newsletter; Friday, February 10th

Breaking News: Citizen Action launches Supreme Court “deep canvass” voter contact program this week! 

Citizen Action launched our “deep canvass” direct voter contact program this week!

Citizen Action is testing effective messages that are proven to move undecided voters to our candidates, address the lies told by the other side, and motivate progressive voters to get out and vote!

But we need your support to reach enough voters to turn the tide against the hatred and division being unleashed by the right-wing candidates.  If you agree that we must talk to every voter we can reach, please DONATE TODAY to Citizen Actions. Supreme Court Action Fund.

The lion’s share of resources in the pivotal Wisconsin Supreme Court race will go to television ads and other paid communication. While this is necessary, a growing body of evidence shows that the best way to persuade  voters who will be confused by the hatred and lies in right wing propaganda is deeper conversations with voters.

We are currently hiring our first full time “deep canvass” organizer and need your help TODAY so we can hire more full time “deep canvass” organizers in other Wisconsin cities! These organizers will knock doors, make phone calls, and train our volunteers. They are critical to our program hitting our voter contact goals!

We are training our organizing staff and testing effective messages that are proven to move undecided voters to our candidates, address the lies told by the other side, and motivate progressive voters to get out and vote! We are also preparing to hire our first full time “deep canvass” organizer in Eau Claire!

But we need your support TODAY to build the campaign resources we need.

Volunteer with Citizen Action’s Deep Canvass Phone Bank.

it’s time for Citizen Action members and volunteers to hit the doors to talk to voters so we can win this historic election! This cycle we’ll be deep canvass phone banking every Monday at 5pm starting February 27th and Saturday at 9am starting March 4th!

Sign up here!

RSVP for 2023 State Budget Watch Party, February 15th, 6:30pm 

On Wednesday, February 15th, Governor Tony Evers will address the public and the state legislature with his vision for Wisconsin via his bi-annual budget address. Watch this address with like minded folks to cheer on and gently critique the Governor.

The program starts at 6:30 PM with a chance for any questions about the state budget process before the Governor begins at 7 PM. There will be a virtual option and an in person option at our Milwaukee office, 4716 W. Vliet St. Milwaukee.

Virtual information will be sent to your email after sign up.

Take Action on State Budget Healthcare Priorities

Please take a moment to directly contact Governor Tony Evers urging him to prioritize increasing access to affordable healthcare in his upcoming Wisconsin State Budget.

The biennial state budget is our first opportunity in 2023 to make major advancements in expanding healthcare coverage quality and affordability. After all, no matter where we live, what we look like, or what’s in our wallets, we all deserve to receive high quality, affordable healthcare.

Take action here using an easy online form to make your voice heard and influence the Governor’s proposed budget!

Citizen Action Driftless Organizing Co-Op Update

February is really turning out to be a great month for the Driftless Area Co-Op. We have lots of activity including but not limited to:

  • Action team meetings
  • We are forming a partnership with other organizations to throw a pro-reproductive rights rally at the end of March….watch your email and this space for more details
  • Endorsement interviews with local candidates
  • Kickoff to our deep canvassing and phone banking for the very important Supreme Court race and other local races
  • Driftless Region Meet & Greet – La Crosse, WI

The Driftless Climate team has been meeting and strategizing how we can get local municipalities and school districts to implement a climate action plan. If you are interested in joining, please contact me!

Thank you to everyone who came to our Driftless Area Meet & Greet in La Crosse! It was a great event and I’m so happy I got to meet so many passionate progressives in the area. If you live too far from La Crosse, don’t feel left out. I’m planning on holding similar events throughout the region.

Finally, people of Wisconsin are having to choose paying rent over receiving healthcare. Citizen Action of WI believes healthcare should be a basic human right. One of the best ways to influence change is to have stories to share with legislators. We know people are straddled with medical debt and face an increasing denial of care from insurance companies. If you have a medical debt or claim denial story to share, please email me, Kristie Tweed, at [email protected] or call 608-317-1331

North Side Rising Organizer Keviea Guiden set to receive African American Environmental Pioneer Award 

We are excited to announce that Citizen Action North Side Rising organizer Keviea Guiden will be receiving the African American Environmental Pioneer Award for her organizing work on making energy renewable and affordable for all Milwaukee residents.

The virtual event is Monday, February 20th at 6:30 pm

We would love for you to come out and celebrate with Keviea!


Join the Northeast Co-op for Budget Review and Feedback Sessions with your State Representatives!

The Northeast Co-op is teaming up with State Representatives Kristina Shelton and Lee Snodgrass to present to you the key components from the Governor’s State Budget Address. This is a great opportunity to not only hear the highlights of the State Budget, but also to ask questions and directly share your thoughts with your representatives.

There will be two sessions: the first with Kristina Shelton in Green Bay on Tuesday, February 28th from 6-7pm (exact location TBD), and the second with Lee Snodgrass on Tuesday, March 7th from 6-7pm at the Outagamie County Dem Office in Appleton.

Sign up to join us in either Green Bay or Appleton!

Fundraiser with Sister District’s State Bridges, Citizen Action, and WISDOM

This week Citizen Action Executive Director Robert Kraig and Movement Politics Director Priscilla Bort joined a fundraising with WISDOM held by Sister District’s State Bridges program, which activates volunteers from around the country to raise money for grassroots organizations doing year round work.

We got a chance to talk about our deep canvass program and our plans for this cycle and beyond! We are thankful to partners like Sister District who share our values and vision for a progressive multi-racial democracy in Wisconsin.

Donate to our Supreme Court Election work talking to voters!

Citizen Action in the News

Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Earl Ingram Show for the full hour to debrief President Biden’s State of the Union, and what it revealed about right-wing corruption.  Listen Here.  The Earl Ingram Show is the most popular program on the growing Civic Radio Network, a network of progressive radio stations across Wisconsin. Robert appears Wednesday at 10 AM.

Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig explains the origin of the modern State of the Union in 1913 in Vox Magazine. Read it here.

Listen to “Piercing the ballooning cold war with China ” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We debrief President Biden’s State of the Union speech. Does Biden progressive economic agenda represent a break with recent Democratic Presidents? We preview Governor Tony Evers’ plan to increase state shared revenue in his state budget he will release next week. We encourage him to follow Biden’s lead, and include forcing the ultra rich to pay their fair share. We welcome Citizen Action Northcentral Co-op organizer Joel Lewis to discuss the door canvass in Wausau this Sunday from 10am – 2pm at the Labor Temple. We also discuss the City of Wausau Climate Action planning process. We close the show by welcoming back Tobita Chow from Justice is Global to talk about the balloon kerfuffle and how too many American politicians are fixin’ for a dangerous Cold War with China that will unleash more anti-Asian hate.

Listen to the show!

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