Citizen Action Weekend
Citizen Action Weekend ’24, February 23rd

Citizen Action Weekend ’24, February 23rd

February 23rd

Citizen Action is hiring! SE Wisconsin Co-op Organizer; Driftless Field Organizer; Green Bay Field Organizer.

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.

Citizen Action Driftless Organizing Co-Op Update

We have exciting news and events coming up in the Driftless!

The School District of La Crosse’s new Climate Action Planning Committee held its first meeting this week. The committee, composed of district staff and community members/advocates, will meet monthly for the next year until a plan is complete. The City’s recently completed Climate Action Plan will serve as a model and important source of background information, along with resources from the Aspen Institute’s “Planet Ed” initiative. This committee is the culmination of a nearly 2-year joint campaign by Citizen Action, the Sierra Club, and Wisconsin Conservation Voters, urging the School District to step up its climate and clean energy action! Citizen Action Driftless Co-op member Kathy Allen (also Coulee Region Sierra Club group chair) is serving on the committee and will keep us posted on their progress.

40th Anniversary Celebration in the Driftless is Wednesday, March 13th at Big Al’s Pizza in La Crosse. RSVP here: Citizen Action of WI Anniversary in the Driftless

Spring Into Savings Climate Event – March 20th! Wisconsin Conservation Voters will be presenting Inflation Reduction Act benefits and tax credits for homeowners and renters. We will also hear from City of La Crosse officials on the progress of the city’s climate action plan. We are finishing up details for this event so watch this space and your email for more information!

To find out more about the Driftless Co-Op or become a member, please call or email me.

Kristie Tweed, Driftless Co-Op Organizer, 608-317-1331 or [email protected]

Attend Citizen Action Statewide Healthcare Action Meeting, Wednesday, February 28th, 7pm

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.

Speakers include Darrin Madison and Mandela Barns. Register here to receive the zoom link.

Register Here

Attend Milwaukee transit meetings next week

Join Citizen Action members to voice support for Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) plans for the North-South Transit Enhancement project.

This projects includes bringing CONNECT bus rapid transit (BRT) to 27th Street. This meeting is a chance to provide input on project elements, such as bus-only lanes, station locations and more.

There are open houses and listening sessions being hosted on February 27th, 28th, and 29th.

Learn more about the listening sessions and plans here.

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.

Citizen Action in the News

Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Earl Ingram radio show for the full hour to do a deep dive on the controversy over Governor Evers signing better maps into law, with many callers chiming in throughout the hour to question why he did not hold out for the best possible maps.

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 on video, so you can watch Robert’s interview (2nd hour of the video)

Listen to “Generational opportunity for progressives” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

New polling from a very trusted source finds the top public economic concern is the high cost of health care and crippling medical bills. What does this mean for the 2024 elections? We also urge the Governor to call a special session on accepting federal Medicaid money and expanding access to healthcare for small businesses and more workers through the BadgerCare Public Option bill already supported by most Democrats.

We review the controversy and the implications of the new state legislative maps signed by Governor Evers earlier this week. What should progressives be focusing on? In other legislative developments, the much discussed regressive tax cut package to disproportionately benefit higher income people is on the Governor’s desk. Will he veto? We renew our call for progressive tax package from the Governor and Democrats that forces greedy corporations and the rich to pay their fair share.

California banker and billionaire Eric Hovde is set to challenge U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and a Wisconsin fake elector and GOP leader tells ‘60 Minutes’ he was afraid of Trump supporters. We discuss the implications of each.

Listen to the show.

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