Citizen Action Weekend
Weekend ’24, March 1st

Weekend ’24, March 1st

March 1st

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

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; Green Bay, Thursday, March 21st, 5:30pm at the Greater Green Bay Labor Council; Wausau, Thursday, April 11th, 5:30pm at Whitewater Music Hall and Eau Claire, Tuesday, April 30th, 6:00pm at The Coven.

Citizen Action organizes for increased public transit in Milwaukee 

The Citizen Action Southeast Organizing Co-op showed up to support and provide feedback on Milwaukee County Transit Systems (MCTS) South Transit Enhancement project which is bringing CONNECT bus rapid transit (BRT) to 27th Street.

The Connect 2 is projected to increase economic equity, by connected Milwaukee Northside residents to manufacturing jobs and opportunities in the Southside of Milwaukee. View a copy of the draft plans here.

Co-op members express interest in expanded public transit and green public transit.

Citizen Action Northeast Co-op Members Meet With Senator Cabral-Guevara in support of BadgerCare Public Option hearing

On Thursday, members of Citizen Action’s Northeast Co-op attended a virtual lobby meeting with Appleton-area Senator and Chair of the Health Committee, Rachael Cabral-Guevara, to talk about the BadgerCare Public Option bill. Folks shared stories of their healthcare experiences and why they think the bill is important, as well as asked if Senator Cabral-Guevara would schedule the bill for a public hearing. We didn’t receive a yes or no answer, but we sure did put the pressure on our local representative! A huge shoutout to all of our members that were able to join.

Want to hear more about the lobby meeting as well as other ways you can take action on healthcare in Northeast Wisconsin? Join us at our next Northeast Healthcare Action Team meeting taking place next Monday, March 4th at 5:00pm over Zoom.

Sign up to attend and receive the Zoom link.

Take Action to put people’s health before debt!

Sign and share this petition if you agree it’s time for the Biden admin and the IRS to put #HealthOverDebt and hold non-profit hospitals accountable to our communities. 

Thank you to Citizen Action member and State Representative Kristina Shelton! You will be missed.

Citizen Action in the News

As he is every Wednesday, Robert Kraig was on the Earl Ingram Show for the full hour talking about why Democrats are not provided an effective and unified message, and other breaking state and national controversies. 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) Video Link

Citizen Action’s Kat Klawes penned a column this week for UP NORTH NEWS about her own struggles with health care costs, and how the ACA saved her life.  Read it here.

Also on the health care front, Citizen Action is one of the lead organizational supporters of a new bill by Progressive members of Congress to rein in the abuses of Medicare Advantage plans.  Read about it here.

Listen to “Immunity Blues” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

On a special edition of Battleground Wisconsin, Matt is away on a field trip to North Carolina, and our producer, Brian, has a speaking role for the first time in our 13 year history. Robert and Brian dig into the latest Trump-McConnell packed U.S. Supreme Court political intervention on the presidential immunity case. Will it replace America’s founding axiom that nobody is above the law with a 21st Century version of the Divine Right of Kings? We also look deeply at the results of the Michigan Presidential Primary across the freshwater pond. Does it mean that Biden is losing the election on the thorns of the Gaza dilemma? Turning to state news, Governor Evers unveils a rapid response plan for the rash of hospital and clinic closures in the Chippewa Valley. Does it get to the heart of the problem with commodified and profit-centric healthcare, or is it putting bandages on an infected wound?

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