Citizen Action Weekend, August 18th – 20th
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Citizen Action attends President Joe Biden’s visit to Wisconsin to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the historic Inflation Reduction Act.
Watch a video of the President on Bidenomics.
President Joe Biden spoke about the vital importance of the $1 billion investment in high speed internet throughout Wisconsin thanks to the Infrastructure Act.
President Joe Biden also spoke about the importance of the bi-partisan Infrastructure Act in Wisconsin, that no state Republican members of Congress supported.
Citizen Action Healthcare For All Coop at Milwaukee’s Center Street Daze Festival
Citizen Action Healthcare For All Coop spent last Saturday at the well-attended Riverwest Center Street Daze Festival talking about healthcare and sharing stories of dealing with health insurance companies.
Do you have a healthcare insurance horror story contact: [email protected]
Citizen Action Southeast Organizing Cooperative Update
Southeast Wisconsin Organizer Kat Klawes joined individuals in Racine County at Representative Bryan Steil’s office to discuss benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act, including its historic investments in making the green energy transition required to fight climate change.
Our group asked Congressman Steil to prioritize green energy, green tax incentives, and investment in green technology pathways.
Representative Steil was left literature and 245 reasons why to support the investment.
To get involved and join the Coop contact: [email protected]
Historic Inflation Reduction Act turns 1 this week!
Citizen Action North Side Rising’s campaign for Complete Streets cuts carbon emissions & creates safer streets.
Earlier this summer Citizen Action North Side Rising held a summer Block Party in support of the Complete Street model, that prioritizes the safety and accessibility of all road users including pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists, has successfully calmed streets and brought the community together. In addition, North Side Rising organizers and members have been organizing in support of the Complete Streets model because it also helps cut carbon emissions and fights climate change.
The City of Milwaukee is seeing an explosion of chacanes, curb bump outs, medians, speed bumps and the like in support of Complete Streets. These are physical deterrents to reckless driving, which is a health and safety issue for many city residents. It also improves the health of the city because less traffic means cleaner air.
People who attended our Block Party had healthy connections with others who biked, skated and walked to the event.
Milwaukee will receive a long overdue influx of federal money from the Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Act to do big and small projects that will cut climate emissions.
Let’s continue to support the MKE Climate Equity Task Force recommendations for continued investments for healthy neighborhoods.
Citizen Action in the News
Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Earl Ingram Radio Show to discuss the continued departure of FoxConn from Wisconsin, the latest Trump indictment in Georgia, and other topics. Robert appears weekly for the full hour at 9 AM Wednesdays. The program airs on the growing Civic Media radio network which has a statewide reach. Listen here.
Barn Raiser Magazine, a growing rural news outlet, featured an interview this week with Wisconsin dairy farmer, and Citizen Action member, Hans Breitenmoser. Hans, an active member of Citizen Action’s North Central Wisconsin Organizing Co-op, has many insights into organizing in Wisconsin’s politically pivotal rural regions.
Listen to “A free & independent media in Wausau & Wisconsin” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
We start with a major threat to the 1st Amendment in the Northwoods that has made national news. Shereen Siewert, the editor and publisher of the Wausau Pilot and Review, joins us to discuss how her newspaper is being bullied through a bogus lawsuit by state senator Cory Tomczyk. The paper broke a story on a public incident where the Senator shouted an anti-gay slur at a young person who was testifying in favor of equity and inclusion at a public hearing. The lawsuit, which is costing the small newspaper hundreds of thousands of dollars, is clearly an effort to suppress free and independent media.
President Biden visited Milwaukee on Tuesday on the one year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act. We discuss what the historic legislation means for Wisconsin and the country, and what remains to be done. We update the hostage taking by Major League Baseball (MLB) and the billionaire Brewers owner. It was revealed this week that owner Mark Attanasio spent more than half a million the last 6 months, more than any other group lobbying the state legislature. We evaluate the latest threat by Boss Vos and Republican leaders to threaten the impeachment of Janet Protasiewicz if she doesn’t recuse from redistricting cases. Who is really abusing power? Finally, Robert asks if the huge Biden investment in rural broadband will be handled well by the Evers Administration, or will it be yet another unaccountable infusion of money into the telecom industry?
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