Citizen Action Weekend
Weekend ’24, March 15th

Weekend ’24, March 15th

March 15th

Citizen Action is hiring! Driftless Deep Canvass Field Organizer; Green Bay Deep Canvass Field Organizer

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Thanks to everyone who attended Citizen Action’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations in Milwaukee and La Crosse!

Next Event: Thursday, March 21st, 5:30pm, Greater Green Bay Labor Council.
WATCH new Citizen Action 40th Anniversary documentary video

Upcoming Events for the Citizen Action Northeast Organizing Co-op

We’ve got a busy week coming up in the Northeast, and we would love to see you at these events!

Local elections across the state are critical this year, and we need your help getting our northeast candidates across the finish line! Come on out to canvass in Green Bay on Saturday’s before the election starting this Saturday, March 16th at 10am. We will be meeting at the Attic Coffeehouse on 730 Bodart St, and we will be supporting Jon Shelton for Green Bay City Council District 4 and Gloria Eastman for Brown County Board District 5.

Sign up to canvass with us here!

Our climate action team meets again next Wednesday, March 20th at 7pm over Zoom. Join our discussion around local climate work in the Green Bay area school district, as well as how climate justice ties in with the upcoming elections.

Sign up to receive the Zoom link here!

We are celebrating Citizen Action’s 40th organizing anniversary on Thursday, March 21st at 5:30pm at the Green Bay Labor Temple! Join us for a night of socializing, organizing history, and pizza.

Sign up to attend here!

Citizen Action North Side Rising Organizing Coop member profiles

North Side Rising members Catherine Palmer and JoAnn Johnson attended our 40th Anniversary this week. Both are committed to health and energy justice. The operative word here is committed. We know the problem.

Northside residents have been racially red-lined into the oldest homes. While beautiful, these homes lack insulation, have single pane windows and are in need of other repairs to allow for the most efficient use of energy. These homes use more energy because they leak heat during the winter and cool air in the summer.

Both of these women are on fixed incomes that are stressed by WE Energies continued rate hikes while dragging their feet on meaningful solutions to energy conservation. Northsiders pay a full 6% more of their annual incomes than the rest of Wisconsinites.  Both of these women have committed to learning new concepts and skills that will solve energy burden challenges facing the northside community. They volunteer to educate other community members and involve in our work the decrease energy consumption.  These elders are helping to lead the way.

If you want to be involved in the work to decrease energy consumption, contact Keviea Guiden at 414-841-3839  or [email protected]

Citizen Action in the News

Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Earl Ingram radio show for the entire hour to discuss how Democrats can get serious about the authoritarian threat now posed by the MAGA-dominated GOP.

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. Civic Media now has radio stations in every media market where Citizen Action has an organizing co-op. 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 “Taxing the wealthy and corporations” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We review Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s 40th anniversary events in Milwaukee and La Crosse this week and preview the third event in Green Bay next Thursday evening. President Biden’s new budget was released and includes increased taxes on the wealthy and corporations to fund our nation’s vital priorities and a historic investment in reducing child poverty. We encourage Governor Tony Evers and Legislative Democrats to follow the President’s lead and introduce their own visionary progressive tax plan to properly fund public education, health care and child care. We call out the latest China bashing with an effort to go after TikTok for sin being committed by American tech corporations and right-wing billionaires.

In Wisconsin, the state Senate ends its session by firing Evers appointees, approving terrible constitutional amendments, and failing to fix the counting of absentee ballots, creating fertile grounds for conspiracy theories to flourish. We encourage our listeners to help us talk to the 2 remaining Democrats in the State Legislature to co-sponsor the BadgerCare Public Option bill. We mention the Republican state senator who joined Democrats in voting against a toxic transgender sports bill after listening and hearing the deep harm the bill would do to the kids. We hope this kind of listening and being open to change or persuasion will return to state government. We also reveal big businesses’ lobbying effort to block the DNR’s ability to permit factory farms in Wisconsin.

Listen to the show!

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