Citizen Action Weekend E Newsletter; Friday, February 17, 2023
- Citizen Action is hiring a full time Eau Claire Deep Canvass Field Organizer.
Vote in the Spring Primary Election by next Tuesday, February 21st!
More information on voting, including polling locations. You can register to vote at your polling location.
Unfortunately, many progressive voters will not vote in the Primary Election next Tuesday or the General Election on April 4th. This will hurt our chances of victory. We can make a difference! Help us get more progressive voters out to vote this April 4th with one-on-one conversations at the door and on the phones.
DONATE TODAY to our Supreme Court Action Fund!
Citizen Action welcomes Emily Anderson, our new Movement Communications Specialist
Emily Anderson returned to her hometown of Eau Claire in 2015 to complete her doctoral research, which looked at how Wisconsin writer Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House” books influenced American culture and political rhetoric. Work from this project was published in The Journal of Popular Culture and Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder.
In addition to her scholarship, Emily is the author of a book of poetry and five novels for young adults. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Harper’s and The Atlantic, and her work has received recognition from the American Library Association, the Junior Library Guild, and the Best American Experimental Writing series.
Emily has taught at The American School of Madrid, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, and the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA).
Emily ran for office in 2018 and has served on the Eau Claire City Council ever since. She hopes everyone can experience the challenge and satisfaction of participating in civic life.
Attend State Budget Meetings with Representatives Snodgrass and Shelton
This week Goverenor Tony Evers introduced his bi-annual State Budget. The budget process will consume state government this year. WE NEED YOU! Get involved in the state budget process by coming out for two state budget review events with Citizen Action’s Northeast Co-op!
Representatives Lee Snodgrass and Kristina Shelton will be reviewing the highlights from the Governor’s Budget Address and will offer the opportunity for questions and feedback.
Join us with Representative Snodgrass in Appleton on March 7th at 6pm and with Representative Shelton in Green Bay on March 13th at 6pm. Sign up to attend below:
TAKE ACTION: Deep Canvass Door Knock and Phone Bank with us!
It’s time for Citizen Action members and volunteers to hit the doors to talk to voters so we can win this historic election! Our co-ops will be canvassing weekly, and everyone will be deep canvass phone banking every Monday at 5pm starting February 27th and Saturday at 9am starting March 4th!
Citizen Action rural outreach in Eau Claire County
In an effort to connect the rural community of Fairchild, in southeastern Eau Claire County, with resources and opportunities to get involved with advocacy opportunities, WISDOM affiliate JONAH worked with partners like Citizen Action’s Northwestern Organizing Co-op to host an outreach event at the Village of Fairchild Community Center. Residents spoke up about issues they care about, opportunities they see in the future, and struggles in the community which has lost nearly half of its population since the 1970s.
Citizen Action in the News
Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Earl Ingram Show for the full hour to dig in on the stakes of the Supreme Court race, and the continued political relevance of Donald Trump. Listen here. Robert appears weekly on Earl’s Show Wednesdays at 10 AM. The Earl Ingram show is the most popular program on the growing Civic Radio Network.
Listen to “Primary Election, state budget, & subsidizing rich team owners” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
It’s Get Out The Vote weekend for next Tuesday’s critical Spring Primary Election. Governor Evers delivered his budget speech on Wednesday evening, launching the legislative phase of the budget battle. We discuss the highlights and shortcomings of the governor’s plan. We welcome back our in-house economist, Dr. Micheal Rosen, to discuss the misguided decision to include $290 million for the owners of the Milwaukee Brewers in the governor’s budget. We close the show with Citizen Action Northeast Co-op Organizer Natalie Hoffman discussing our door canvass this Saturday at Noon in Green Bay for Mayor Eric Genrich and our endorsed Supreme Court candidates. Please join the hundreds of small donors who have contributed to Citizen Action’s Supreme Court Action Fund supporting our deep canvas field program talking directly to voters. Donate here. Natalie also previews upcoming budget meetings Citizen Action’s Northeast Co-op is hosting with State Representatives Lee Snodgrass and Kristina Shelton.