Citizen Action Weekend
Citizen Action Weekend ’24, May 3rd

Citizen Action Weekend ’24, May 3rd

May 3rd

Citizen Action is hiring! NEW Driftless (La Crosse Area) Coop Organizer; Driftless (La Crosse Area) Deep Canvass Field Organizer; Green Bay Deep Canvass Field Organizer

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Citizen Action North Side Rising organizing support for BadgerCare Public Option in Milwaukee this week.

Learn more about the BadgerCarePublic Option bill.
Get involved in our healthcare fight contact, [email protected]

Attend a Healthcare Action Team Meeting in your region. 

Thank you Eau Claire! We loved celebrating our 40th with you!

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Draft Plan for Growing MKE Now Available for Public Review

The Department of City Development has announced the release of the Growing MKE Draft Plan for public review. This plan, which aims to update the City of Milwaukee’s Comprehensive Plan, focuses on promoting housing diversity, affordable living options, walkable neighborhoods, and sustainable development. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback on the plan through the website at

Public input is crucial, and several engagement opportunities are available in May:

  • Virtual Information Meeting on May 15: From 12-1 PM, featuring ASL, Spanish, and Hmong translation. Register here.
  • Open House at Mitchell Street Library on May 21: Drop in between 5:00-7 PM; Spanish translation will be available.
  • Open House at Washington Park Senior Center on May 23: From 5:00-7 PM; Hmong translation will be provided.

Inflation Reduction Act Offers Major Home Energy Rebates in Wisconsin

Wisconsin homeowners can now tap into $74.9 million in rebates for making their homes more energy-efficient, thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act. These rebates, which range from $2,000 to $8,000, are designed to cover various upgrades that reduce home energy usage.

Here’s What You Need to Know:

  • Rebate Amounts: Depending on your income, you could qualify for rebates of $2,000 to $8,000 to help cover the cost of energy improvements recommended by a certified energy assessor.
  • Qualifying Improvements: Eligible projects include installing insulation, heat pumps for space heating, and heat pump water heaters, all aiming for at least a 20% reduction in energy usage.
  • Assessment Requirement: A current energy assessment from a certified professional is required to qualify for these rebates.

Learn more about the rebates:

Citizen Action in the News

Citizen Action Executive Director Robert Kraig and board member Kevin Kane were quoted in a major New York Times article this week on how federal investments in climate change and infrastructure are beginning to transform Milwaukee, but voters may not notice? Robert Kraig discusses the critical communication challenge of making complicated government programs clear to voters.

Although the article does not say this, the key is good organizing by Citizen Action members and other allied grassroots organizations to talk to voters. This is why every Citizen Action member must volunteer in our deep canvass program this year.  If voters do not know the genuine accomplishment of elected officials, democracy cannot function.

Read it here.

Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Earl Ingram Show to discuss to discuss the campus Gaza protests, Bidens move to declassify Marijuana, and other breaking news.

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, Spotify, and other podcast platforms, and listen on Alexa and on TuneIn. For video of the program you can watch on YouTube.

Listen to “Organizing people, the only solution” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

In Mt. Horeb this week guns, death, and middle school kids in lockdown. We reflect.

We recap Tuesday’s 40th Anniversary event in Eau Claire. Thanks to everyone who attended one of the 5 celebrations of our proud history. As always, we are inspired by our members around Wisconsin and their commitment to building a just multiracial democracy. Please consider joining Citizen Action Today! You are needed.

We update state legislative candidate announcements and remind you to reach out to people you think should run.

We dissect the systemic implications of Marshfield Medical Center in Rice Lake, which paused its labor and delivery services this week. In other hospital monopoly news, Bellin and Gundersen Healthcare merge into the soulless profit seeking Emplify Health, further disconnecting it from its primary mission of meeting community healthcare needs.

A Dane County court overturns the PSC decision that allowed people to lease their solar energy system. Will the big fossil fuel utilities be permitted to block the renewable energy revolution?

We praise the organizing by voting rights advocates who continue their push for removing fraudulent fake elector Bob Spindell from Wisconsin’s elections commission.

We take a deeper dive into the Gaza Protests that hit the UW system and campuses across the country. What do they reveal about the power of organizing and the reality of who runs the modern UW System and other major American universities?

Listen to the show.
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