Weekend E Newsletter, November 22nd
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!
We are thankful for the State Legislators who have co-sponsored the BadgerCare Public Option bill!
If you don’t see your State Senator or Representative on this list you need to call them today and urge them to co-sponsor! If they are on the list, thank them for co-sponsoring the only comprehensive health care reform bill in the Legislature. 1 (800) 362-9472
Attend Citizen Action’s 2023 Annual Member Meeting. Saturday, December 2nd, 10am – Noon.
It’s almost 2024! Join us for our 2023 Annual Meeting as we continue our Organizing Revival building a progressive base of leaders across the state to garner the power we need to transform our healthcare system, fight climate change, create a green economy, and to defend our democracy by electing progressives in 2024.
Join us for our 2023 Annual Meeting for a review of our accomplishments and to get ready for the 2024 Organizing Revival, and to get engaged to lead the way on the change we need.
Attend BadgerCare Public Option House Party with State Representative Kristina Shelton, Monday, November 27th, 6pm, Green Bay Labor Temple.
Support local climate legislation in Green Bay by attending our climate action meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 29th, 7pm!
Green Bay is in the final steps of implementing a Clean Energy Plan that paves the way for bringing the city to carbon neutrality by 2050. The plan comes to a Common Council vote on Tuesday, December 5th, and we need as many voices as possible to speak in support of this initiative.
Attend Virtual Healthcare Action Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, November 29th, 7pm.
Join us for November’s Virtual Healthcare for All monthly meeting, Wednesday, November 29th, 7pm. This month we will be providing updates on Badgercare Public Option bill introduced by State Rep. Kristina Shelton and State Rep. Supreme Moore Omokunde.
The Badgercare Public Option creates a basic health plan that would be available to Wisconsinites making between 133% to 200% of the federal poverty line. This means a family of four earning up to $60,000 per year or a family of three making up to $50,000 would be eligible for the basic health plan.
HOLD THE DATE: Citizen Action 3rd CD Candidate Forum, Sunday, December 17th, 6pm!
Join us for a virtual candidate forum featuring candidates challenging Derrick Van Orden for the 3rd Congressional District in Western Wisconsin. The forum will feature questions from Citizen Action Organizing coop members who live in the 3rd Congressional District. Citizen Action has 3 separate Organizing Co-ops located in the district, making this a huge event for us!
This forum is part of our endorsement process and will include a survey of attendees on their candidate preferences and if you think Citizen Action’s Board should vote to endorse in the Democratic Primary. All final endorsement decisions are made by our Board, but member opinions matter very much in that decision.
Citizen Action in the News
It was a banner week for Citizen Action this week in news media coverage of our work.
Citizen Action had news conferences Friday in Eau Claire and Monday in La Crosse to promote the new BadgerCare Public Option Bill, the only comprehensive bill this legislative session to address skyrocketing health care costs and expanded access. The bill has already attracted cosponsorship by 35 State Senators and State Representatives, and counting.
The two news events attracted wall-to-wall local media coverage.
Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on UpNorth News Radio with Pat Kreitlow to discuss the BadgerCare Public Option bill in depth. Listen here.
Citizen Action Driftless Region Organizer Kristie Tweed did a lengthy interview with WIZM Radio La Crosse on Citizen Action’s health care organizing. Listen here.
Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on Earl Ingram Show for the full hour for a deep dive on the big redistricting case, which had oral arguments this week before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Robert and Earl also did an autopsy of the big cave to the billionaire owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, who succeeded in extorting half a billion dollars in public money for private profit.