Citizen Action Weekend
Citizen Action Weekend ’24, February 16th

Citizen Action Weekend ’24, February 16th

February 16th

Citizen Action is hiring! SE Wisconsin Co-op Organizer.

Vote next Tuesday in the Spring Primary Election!

You can register to vote to your polling location. For more voting information, including your polling location.

Join Citizen Action today.

Take Action urging the scheduling of a public hearing for the BadgerCare Public Option bill!

Send a message to the Wisconsin State Legislators that serve on the Healthcare and Insurance committees asking them to simply allow a hearing for the BadgerCare Public Option.

RSVP for Statewide Healthcare Action Meeting, February 28th, 7pm

Attend Citizen Action’s 40th Anniversary Event, 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

More information and to RSVP!

We will also be celebrating in La Crosse, Wednesday, March 13th, 5:30pm at Big Al’s Pizza;  Wausau, Thursday, March 14th, 5:30pm at TBD; Green Bay, Thursday, March 21st, 5:30pm at the Greater Green Bay Labor Council; and Eau Claire, Tuesday, April 30th, 6:00pm at The Coven.

Attend Citizen Action Northeast Coop Climate Action Team meeting, Wednesday, February 21st, 7pm

Support Green Mass Transit in Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is launching a bus rapid transit (BRT) initiative to improve access and racial equity in the community in the Southside of Milwaukee. BRT, recommended by a feasibility study, will enhance service, increase frequency, and introduce amenities along the corridor.

This initiative intersects with the CONNECT East-West BRT route, expanding access to essential services. Public meetings are scheduled to gather input from the community, ensuring that the project aligns with residents’ diverse needs and promotes health and economic opportunities.

Join Southeast Wisconsin Co-op members and organizer Kat Klawes in advocating for expanded and green transportation in Milwaukee County.

Questions about Citizen Actions transit work? Email [email protected]. Learn more about the initiative and draft plans here.

South Open House

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Wilson Senior Center, 2601 W Howard Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Open-house style; stop by anytime.

Take the PurpleLine to 27th & Howard or parking is available.

Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Live presentation, followed by questions and answers.

Join via Zoom

North Open House

Thursday, February 29, 2024
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Century City Tower, 4201 N 27th St, Milwaukee, WI
Open-house style; stop by anytime.

Citizen Action North Side Rising presents our 1st Black African Heritage Program, February 29th, 3-6pm

Attend Black History Month Trivia, Thursday, February 29th, 7pm

Join Citizen Action members, led by the Southeast Wisconsin Co-Op for Black History Month Trivia on February 29th, 7pm.

This event is co-sponsored by Citizen Action, For Our Future WI, and Citizen Action. Tune in for trivia and talks from black elected officials on celebrating black history month.

Register Here

Citizen Action in the News

Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Earl Ingram Show for the full hour to do a deep dive on the GOP misinformation on immigration and “open borders.”

Listen Here.

The Earl Ingram Show airs on the growing Civic Media radio network from 8 AM to 10 AM weekdays. Robert is the regular guest every Wednesday 9 AM to 10 AM. You can also subscribe to the Earl Ingram show on Apple and other podcast platforms.

The Earl Ingram Show is also not on video, so you can watch Robert’s interview (2nd hour of the video)

Listen to “Making the gerrymander disappear” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We do a deep dive on the redistricting drama, where Robin Vos has adopted Governor Evers’ position and Democrats are divided. Is Governor Evers falling into a trap that could provide a pretext for intervention by Trump appointed Federal Judges, as Mark Pocan warns? Why do many believe Evers will sign maps most Democrats in the Legislature oppose?  Why are some good government groups urging Evers to side with Vos? Robert and Matt break some inside news on what may be really going on in this consequential Capital intrigue.

We pan the latest regressive Legislative Republican tax cut. Is a tax cut skewed to wealthier Wisconsinites worth further defunding public education, healthcare, child care, and other vital public priorities. In better news, we celebrate news that President Biden’s policy to help the IRS collect revenue has resulted in $851 billion in back taxes from the ultra-wealthy.

Back home, we discuss next Tuesday’s Spring Primary Election and encourage our listeners to get educated and vote. We highlight especially pivotal elections for Green Bay City Council.

Speaking of Titletown, Green Bay area Congressman Mike Gallagher is not running for re-election. What does this say about him and more importantly what does it tell us about the Party of Trump?

Finally, we offer hardy congratulations to the workers at Planned Parenthood Wisconsin who successfully organized with the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals with an overwhelming victory.

Listen to the show.

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