Weekend ’24, January 19th
Become a member of Citizen Action today
Attend Healthcare Action Meeting, Wednesday, January 24th, 7pm
Help us develop plans in our communities to talk with state legislators about the need to schedule a public hearing for the BadgerCare Public Option bill.
Attend Citizen Action’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, Monday, March 11, 6pm
Join us for a joyous celebration of 40 years of powerful organizing at Citizen Action of Wisconsin! We will break bread and toast the proud (and often hidden history) of Citizen Action, and consider our critical role in the fight to save and restore multiracial democracy.
Citizen Action executive director Robert Kraig is researching our history (much of it preserved at the Wisconsin Historical Society) and will present his findings on our history.
Monday, March 11th, 6:00 PM
Enlightened Brewing, 2020 S Allis St, Milwaukee
Just Announced: La Crosse and Wausau Events!
We will also be celebrating in La Crosse, Wednesday, March 13th, 5:30pm at Big Al’s Pizza (contact: [email protected]) and Wausau, Thursday, March 14th, 5:30pm at the Labor Temple (contact: [email protected].
Events in Eau Claire and Green Bay will be scheduled soon.
Say NO to Predatory Nursing School in Milwaukee.
The Arizona College of Nursing is a for-profit college that recruits students of color and veterans by offering them the dream of a nursing career. But, like other predatory schools such as Everest, Sanford Brown and ITT Tech it does not deliver on its promises. It has an exceptionally high federal loan default rate of over 20% and low passing rates on the nursing state boards.
It has been sued for fraud by 19 students in Texas. If allowed to locate in Milwaukee it threatens to battle existing and legitimate nursing programs for scarce clinical spots.
Please sign petition urging Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson and the Milwaukee Common Council to say No to the Arizona College of Nursing.
Listen to “Standing up to bigots” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast
We discuss the latest state Senate Republicans power grab, their firing of Evers appointee and solar power advocate Tyler Huebner from the Public Service Commission, the state agency that regulates utilities. Was the sacking of Huebner motivated by his support for easing the energy burden on low income homeowners and renters? Were the big for-profit utilities behind it?
Less than a week after the worst-in-the nation medical marijuana bill was introduced by Republican leaders, it was killed by GOP leaders. Does this mean they have given up on this as a way to protect vulnerable incumbents from fair maps? Meanwhile the Wisconsin Supreme Court received 7 maps last Friday and the Elias Law Group asked the justices to reconsider the state’s congressional map ahead of the 2024 election. Matt gives his assessment of which versions he likes best.
Robert reviews the Iowa Caucuses, where that former reality show and wannabe dictator Donald Trump demolished his competition. While the national media gave its audience a heavy dose of horse race analysis, treating politics like a sporting event, they all but ignored the plucky climate protesters effectively disrupting events of all the major candidates. What is the civic responsibility of corporate media further undermining democracy? We also look at Trump’s on-going fomenting of violence against his opponents and intimidating opposition in his own party. Is this part of the fascist playbook? We encourage listeners to attend our Healthcare Action Meeting, next Wednesday, January 24th, 7pm. The virtual health care meeting will develop plans to talk with state legislators about the need to schedule a public hearing for the BadgerCare Public Option bill. RSVP for our healthcare meeting.
Eau Claire City Council member Kate Felton joins us to discuss a shameful GOP bill that would require local hearings and resolutions on proposed refugee resettlement plans. We unpack the racist appeals to bigots that Republicans are willing to do in their ceaseless pursuit of power.
Listen to the show.