Citizen Action Weekend E Newsletter, June 16th – 18th
Citizen Action welcomes Kat Klawes as our new Southeast Wisconsin Co-op Organizer
Kat Klawes is the new Southeast Wisconsin Co-op Organizer!
Kat has lived in both Milwaukee and Northeast Wisconsin. She has a bachelor’s degree in Education from Northern Michigan University and a Masters in Education Policy from Marquette University. In undergrad, Kat led a national movement to provide oversight to colleges and universities handling of sexual assault. She is credited as one of the youngest bill authors in Michigan.
In her previous work, Kat worked with sexual assault survivors across the nation. In 2018, Kat was honored as a “50 Under 50” honoree by Bank of America. Kat’s passion is helping others find their voice. She enjoys policy and organizing in many different areas, but particularly mental health, small business, housing, education, and civic engagement.
Kat lives in Milwaukee with her partner and cats. Kat’s favorite activities are visiting locally owned bookstores, kayaking and painting.
Contact Kat at [email protected]
Join Citizen Action North Side Rising at Juneteenth Day in Milwaukee, Monday, June 19th
Citizen Action North Side Rising will be at Milwaukee’s historic Juneteenth Day celebration and we want you to join us! We will have a booth at the event. You can find us in Booth 278 on the 3000 block of Martin L. King Jr. Drive. See you there!
Citizen Action Northeast Organizing Co-op will also have a table at Eau Claire’s Juneteenth event!
VOLUNTEER with Citizen Action making calls to voters about expanding BadgerCare in the State Budget!
Thursday, June 22nd and 29th, 3pm – 5pm. RSVP
Join us for Health Care Day of Action in Milwaukee Saturday, June 17th, Noon
Join Citizen Action Healthcare for All Co-op as we knock doors around Ascension St. Francis Hospital next Saturday, June 17th at 12:00pm. You will have the opportunity to talk to your neighbors about expanding access to healthcare across the state of Wisconsin. It’s important that people know the issues that are impacting them closest to home. This is why you will have the opportunity to talk with your neighbors about the closing of the labor and delivery unit at Ascension St. Francis Hospital.
Join us Saturday, June 17th at 12:00pm @ 3328 W. Vogel Ave. Greenfield, WI for launch!
Attend City of Milwaukee vote on MKE Climate & Economic Equity Plan, Tuesday, June 20th, 9am
Join us Tuesday, June 20th, 9am for Milwaukee City Council vote on the Milwaukee Climate & Economic Equity plan, because it is a golden opportunity for Milwaukee to:
- Meet Milwaukee’s commitment to dramatically reduce the air pollution that is driving the threat of catastrophic climate change.
- Restore economic opportunity to Milwaukee and dramatically reduce race-based economic inequality in income and employment by using the climate transition to create large numbers of family-supporting green union jobs.
Save the Bus! March and Rally for Safe and Fully Funded Milwaukee Public Transit, Monday, June 26, 3:00 PM
Milwaukee County Transit is projecting $2 million in cuts. Let’s send the County a message that our communities need well-funded public transportation! With rising gas prices, traffic and the looming climate crisis, we need public transit now more than ever. We need to expand public transit, not cut.
Citizen Action in the News
Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig testified in the final committee hearing on Milwaukee’s bold new Climate and Economic Equity Plan. Watch coverage on WISN TV 12 ABC Milwaukee.
Citizen Action’s Keviea Guiden led Citizen Action’s participation in a Public Service Commission session on a potential Percentage of Income Payment plan for low income We Energies customers. This could make a major difference for African Americans who carry an often unaffordable energy burden here in Milwaukee. See coverage from Wisconsin Public Radio.
Listen to “Fake Compromise” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
We discuss the Shared Revenue “compromise” between Governor Evers and the leaders of the Gerrymandered Legislature and dissect how it is more of a capitulation than an agreement between co-equal branches of government. We are joined by Sen. Chris Larson who voted against the bill and Amy Mizialko the president of Milwaukee Teachers Education Association to talk about why the deal is terrible for public education. We call on Gov. Evers’ to listen to the people and reconsider this historic growth of scarce public funding for unaccountable private voucher schools which can discriminate and cherry pick their students. President Mizialko urges our listeners on behalf of educators and parents across the state to call Gov. Evers at 608-266-1212 to ask him to reconsider.
We close with a review of the historic Milwaukee Climate and Economic Equity plan public hearing at Milwaukee Common Council Wednesday as the city charts a course to cut greenhouse emissions almost in half by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2050 in a way that dramatically reduces race-based economic inequality.
Listen to the show.
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