Citizen Action Weekend
Citizen Action Weekend, September 15th-17th

Citizen Action Weekend, September 15th-17th

Citizen Action is hiring Deep Canvass Field Organizers in Green Bay and Milwaukee.
For more information contact Priscilla Bort at [email protected]

Milwaukee County voters strongly opposed to public money for Brewers billionaire owner for nothing.

A new poll by Public Policy Polling shows 56% of Milwaukee County residents oppose using tax dollars to pay for improvements for the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field.

The poll was commissioned by the nonprofit Milwaukee Works. Public Policy Polling is a Democratic polling firm.

“In 2023 it’s very hard to get a consensus on any policy issue,” said Dan Adams, the director of Milwaukee Works and a local defense attorney. “Everything usually breaks down GOP versus Dems, and this poll shows there is a consensus on the issue of a stadium subsidy, and the taxpayers are saying loud and clear we don’t want to pay for this.”

Sign petition supporting a public equity in the Brewers for public money to make the public whole.

Listen to the new Battleground Wisconsin Podcast Interview with Field of Scheme’s Neil deMaus.
Listen to last week’s interview with The Nation sports editor, Dave Zirin.

Citizen Action welcomes Health Justice Intern Katie Milos

We are so pleased to have Katie Milos join our team this semester. Katie is a senior at Marquette University. She’s studying biomedical sciences and business. Katie plans on getting her MBA and is on the pre-med track.

This fall, Katie will be working with Health Justice organizer Maletha Jones, going door to door and surveying community members about the healthcare they are receiving. Katie values making personal connections and sees learning about community healthcare needs as the first step in fighting for better allocation of care and resources for our neighborhoods.

We’re glad to have you with us in this fight for health justice, Katie!

Citizen Action Northeast Organizing Coop at Appleton’s Latino Fest.

The Northeast Co-op had a great time at Latino Fest in Appleton last weekend! Hundreds of people came out to celebrate Latinx culture and diversity with food, music, art, and more. Citizen Action was one of many local organizations present to show their support and share their missions.

Disability Voting Rights Week. 

Southeastern Wisconsin Co-Op Organizer Kat Klawes joined individuals and organizations at the Department of Justice’s Disability Rights Section listening session. The United States Attorney’s Office and the Department of Justice’s Disability Rights Section held a listening session on September 11th to address barriers faced by individuals with disabilities in the voting process, allowing community members to share their experiences and ask questions regarding voter accessibility.

These listening sessions also focused on the right to vote by mail in the State of Wisconsin and recent restrictions on absentee ballots passed in the State of Wisconsin.

Check out this article from Urban Milwaukee on the listening session and Disability Voting Rights Week.

September 19th is national voter registration day 

Get registered to vote NOW

If you are a first time voter or an infrequent voter, or if you have moved since the last time you voted, you can check your voter status, register to vote and check for other information.

Please DO NOT assume that you are registered to vote.  There is scrutiny over the voting system.  There are circumstances under which you must re-register.  People show up at the polls every vote believing and claiming that they are registered to vote when they are not.  (The poll worker will not always know the reason.)

So, get ready now!  Register, check your status and tell others.  And when the time comes, VOTE!

Contact Valerie Ricks [email protected] to join our work.

Citizen Action in the News

Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Earl Ingram radio show to dig into Robin Vos’s latest maneuvers on impeachment. Is the powerful Assembly Speaker backing down, or is he trying to make a more plausible case for impeachment to his GOP colleagues.

Listen here.

Listen to “Who will fight for the public interest, instead of a billionaire” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

Huge news from Planned Parenthood on Thursday morning, they are announcing the resumption of abortions in the state.

We welcome national baseball stadium expert Neil deMause, from Field of Schemes, to discuss the on-going conspiracy of billionaire baseball owners to grab public money they don’t need. We discuss lessons for Wisconsin political leaders about the critical role they play in fighting and supporting the public interest instead of well connected ultra rich owners. Robert updates the political situation in Madison, and we discusses the important role teachers unions are playing in opposing a Nevada plan to give away public money for Las Vegas MLB stadium.

House leader McCarthy formally pursues a quixotic impeachment of President Biden as the MAGA wing threatens to shut down the government and overthrow McCarthy. All of Wisconsin’s Republican members of Congress supported the impeachment scheme. Meanwhile Senator Tammy Baldwin was busy actually leading, visiting rural Wisconsin talking to voters about the issues they care about. Wisconsin Republicans continue to struggle to find an opponent for Baldwin other than arsonist David Clarke who this week is busy setting the national Republican Party on metaphorical fire.

The Republicans in Wisconsin continue to work to funnel more money to the rich, while Donal Trump proposed a huge new corporate tax cut on top of the largest corporate tax giveaway in American history contained in the first Trump tax package.

Listen to the show

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