Citizen Action Weekend
Weekend ’24, March 8th

Weekend ’24, March 8th

March 8th

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.

Join Citizen Action today!

Citizen Action 2024 Spring Election Endorsements

Vote by Tuesday, April 2nd

All endorsed candidates completed a Citizen Action 2024 candidate questionnaire, most were then interviewed by Citizen Action members from the regional organizing cooperative and recommended for endorsement. All endorsements are then voted on and approved by the statewide Citizen Action Board.

Northeast Organizing Cooperative

Jon Shelton – Green Bay City Council District 4
Joey Prestly – Green Bay City Council District 6
Alyssa Proffitt – Green Bay City Council District 7
Jim Riderbush – Green Bay City Council District 8
Gloria Eastman – Brown County Supervisor District 5
Jayme Heiser – Outagamie County Board District 19

To help these candidates contact: [email protected]

Driftless Organizing Cooperative

Kelly Leibold – La Crosse County Board District 1
David Pierce – La Crosse County Board District 3
Grant Mathu – La Crosse County Board District 6
Peggy Isola – La Crosse County Board District 8
Kim Cable – La Crosse County Board District 10
Randy Erickson – La Crosse County Board District 12
Wyatt Molling – La Crosse County Board District 16
Joe Kovacevich – La Crosse County Board District 22

To help these candidates contact: [email protected]

North Side Rising and Southeast Organizing Cooperative

Yes for Milwaukee Public Schools Referendum
Evan Goyke – Milwaukee City Attorney
Mark Chambers, Jr – Milwaukee Common Council District 2
Jonathan Brostoff – Milwaukee Common Council District 3
Robert Bauman – Milwaukee Common Council District 4
Marina Dimitrijevic – Milwaukee Common Council District 14
Anne O’Connor – Milwaukee County Board, District 1
Ron Jansen – Milwaukee County Board District 4
Juan Miguel Martinez – Milwaukee County Board District 12
Caroline Gómez-Tom – County Board Supervisor, District 14
Brandon Williford – Milwaukee County Board District 18
Lissa Skoglund – Cudahy School Board
Pedro Colón – Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District 1
Andrew Meindl – Wauwatosa Mayor

To help these candidates contact: [email protected]

North Central Organizing Cooperative

Katie Rosenberg – Wausau Mayor
Catherine Kronenwetter & Carol Lukens – Wausau City Council District 1
Terry Kilian – Wausau City Council District 3
Tom Neal –  Wausau City Council District 4
Gary Gisselman – Wausau City Council District 5 & Marathon County Board District 5
Sarah Watson for Wausau City Council District 8
John Kroll – Marathon County Board District 1
Randy Radtke – Marathon County Board District 10
Don Dunphy – Lincoln County Board District 7

To help these candidates contact: [email protected]

Northwest Organizing Cooperative

Jessica Schoen (I) – Eau Claire City Council District 1
Emily Anderson (I) – Eau Claire City Council District 2
Deirdre Jenkins – Eau Claire County Board District 2
Nancy Coffey – Eau Claire County Board District 10
Jasmine Case – Eau Claire County Board District 20
Loralee Clark – Eau Claire County Board District 27
Jim Schumacher – Eau Claire County Board District 28
Erica Zerr – Eau Claire Area School Board
Joshua Clements – Eau Claire School Board At Large

To help these candidates contact: [email protected]

Citizen Action Northwest Organizing Coop members gather in Eau Claire to discuss new maps, new opportunities.

Members of Citizen Action’s Northwestern Organizing Co-op gathered in Eau Claire on Saturday, March 2nd to build community together and learn about the new state legislative maps that were signed into law by Governor Evers on February 21st. The event focused on the generational opportunity the new state legislative maps present to elect more progressives from the Eau Claire region, and the whole state, in November.

State Rep. Jodi Emerson and State Sen. Jeff Smith were both on hand to provide their perspectives on this historic opportunity. Under the old maps, only Assembly District 91 in Eau Claire has been held by Democrats in the past decade, but under the new maps at least three seats (Assembly Districts 91, 92, and 93) around Eau Claire hold that possibility when taking into account recent voting history of the people who live in them.

Contact [email protected] to volunteer to help our endorsed Spring election candidates.

Citizen Action Driftless Organizing Co-Op Update

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

40th Anniversary Celebration in the Driftless is this Wednesday, March 13th at Big Al’s Pizza in La Crosse. We are very excited and hope to see you there. Feel free to bring friends! RSVP here: Citizen Action of WI Anniversary in the Driftless

Spring Into Savings Climate Event – Date Change to April 9th! The Driftless Co-Op is collaborating with other climate groups to present information on IRA savings available to people. We will also be sharing updated information on the City of La Crosse and La Crosse School District climate action plans! Hope you can join us April 9th at 6:00 at the Nature Center in La Crosse. RSVP here!

One of our partner organizations, the Sierra Club, is holding a Know Your Own Co-op event Thursday, March 14, 7:00 pm!

Many modern-day rural electric co-ops have minimized the power of members and leave their interests and concerns unrepresented. Generating cooperatives play a large role in determining costs. Each new gas or coal power plant – and even abandoned plants – add additional costs. Cooperative members are often kept unaware and the cost analysis of transitioning to renewables is left undone.

It’s time to put members back in the driver’s seat. If you are a REC member, please join us for an educational webinar about rural energy, electric rates, and getting involved in your local Rural Electric Co-op.

Register here.

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]

The State Legislature is wildly unpopular and ready to be defeated!

According to the latest MU Law Poll, the Republican state legislature is more unpopular than Trump!

58% of Wisconsin voters disapprove of the job the state legislature is doing. Only 34% approve! Easily, the least popular branch of government in the state.

Help us elect progressive state legislators with the opportunity the new maps provide us this fall!

Support our 2024 Battleground Fund where every dollar goes to talking to voters at the doors and on phones.

Citizen Action in the news

Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Earl Ingram Show for the full hour for a Super Tuesday Review.

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, Google, and other podcast platforms, and listen on Alexa and on TuneIn either live or on podcast.

Listen to “40 years of Citizen Action Wisconsin” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast 

We reflect on the 13 year history of the Battleground Wisconsin Podcast and how it is an important piece of Citizen Action’s history that is at the heart of our 40th Anniversary events that start next week. We are celebrating on Monday, March 11th, 6pm in Milwaukee and Wednesday, March 13th, 5:30pm in LaCrosse.

We thank State Representative Kristina Shelton for her years of public service in the state legislature. She is a unique progressive voice and we need more like her. We remind our listeners that the next 2 months will determine who is running for the many new seats in the Legislature, a generational opportunity for progressives to reshape governance in the state. It is up to all of us if we will seize it!

Following Super Tuesday and with Thursday night’s State of the State, the general election has commenced this week. Biden vs. Trump II is upon us.

Listen to this week’s show!

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