Citizen Action Weekend
Citizen Action Weekend Newsletter, May 31st

Citizen Action Weekend Newsletter, May 31st

Friday, May 31st

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

Sign petition in support of our new Hospital Accountability Campaign!

Read latest news article on our state campaign.

Read more on state legislative proposals we support.
Take action now and share with friends.

Citizen Action joins launch of “We Believe in Wisconsin” Campaign!

We are thrilled to share that Citizen Action of Wisconsin is officially part of the We Believe in Wisconsin campaign, led by our friends at All in Wisconsin. We Believe is a brand and narrative of a coalition united by shared values and a commitment to a brighter future. Together, we emphasize dignity, safety, and freedom for all, ensuring every Wisconsinite can thrive regardless of where we live, who we love, or the color of our skin.

Being part of We Believe in Wisconsin means we’re all committed to sharing the same messages. This election season, all the organizations who are part of the We Believe in Wisconsin campaign are one choir, singing from the same hymnal. By sharing a narrative, we cut through the noise and confusion and give people something to be part of that’s bigger than any one organization or election.

There are two easy ways for you to participate right now! First, engage with and share this post on our social media

Second, join the “Wisconsin Wonder Challenge,” a social media challenge meant to showcase Wisconsin’s diverse landscapes, vibrant communities, and rich cultural heritage. We want to inspire people to appreciate and believe in the beauty and potential of Wisconsin so they feel connected to each other in the face of our opposition trying to divide us in a contentious election year. A new theme will be introduced every two weeks on AIW’s social media pages and website. We want you all to get excited and find joy in this wonderful state we live in again. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Follow AIW’s social media platforms to find out what the bi-weekly challenges are. (Twitter: @WisconsinAllin, Instagram: @WisconsinAllin Facebook: All in Wisconsin)
  2. A new theme will be announced every other week, such as “Best Eats,” “Brews & Views,” and more! Venture out to explore the chosen theme by capturing photos, videos, and stories of your experiences.
  3. Share your experiences with us on social media using hashtags #WisconsinWonderChallenge and #WeBelieveInWisconsin, and tag our official accounts.

Citizen Action helps celebrate federal Clean Car Standards with event in Eau Claire

Citizen Action’s Northwestern Co-op Organizer Jeremy Gragert spoke alongside Eau Claire City Council members Larry Mboga and Joshua Miller, and Pamela Guthman, a Citizen Action member and representative of Climate Healthy Wisconsin, at a news conference in Eau Claire on Thursday to celebrate the historic federal clean car standards finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for model years 2027 through 2032.

With an anticipated 56% of new passenger vehicles to be electric and 16% plug-in hybrids by 2032, these standards are poised to transform the transportation sector. In addition to reducing air pollution, speakers highlighted the dual economic and consumer benefits of transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs), such as substantial savings on repair and maintenance and enhanced job creation in the clean energy sector.

Watch one of the news clips from the news conference here.

Read Eau Claire Leader Telegram story.

Join us to learn about the Inflation Reduction Act!

Join Citizen Action, June 11th, 11:30am, for “The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Local Resources for Milwaukee Homeowners,” an informative event designed to help homeowners and nonprofits make the most of the Inflation Reduction Act benefits. The event is at the MKE LGBT Community Center, 315 W Court St, Milwaukee.

Join us to hear from experts about housing rebates, energy efficiency funding, and green financing options. Discover valuable tools and guides, including the Residential Weatherization Guide and the IRA Incentive Calculator. The event will also feature discussions on funding energy audits, housing repair tools, and lead abatement grants.

We will conclude with a collaborative discussion on how to effectively disseminate this crucial information within our communities.

This session is in collaboration with the Rebuild MKE Coalition, Urban Economic Development Association (UEDA), and Green Homeowners United. Lunch will be provided!

Please register by June 5th

Attend Northeast Healthcare Action Team Meeting, Monday, June 3rd, 5pm 

If you want more information and want to attend please contact: [email protected]

Attend Southeast Healthcare Action Team Meeting, Tuesday, June 4th, 6pm

If you want more information and want to attend please contact: [email protected]

Attend North Central Healthcare Action Team Meeting, Wednesday, June 5th, 7pm

If you want more information and want to attend please contact: [email protected]

Attend Healthcare Action Team near you! 

Please contact your local organizer today.

Citizen Action in the News

UpNorth News had a good summary article of Citizen Action and Senator Jeff Smith’s launch of a hospital accountability campaign to control runaway health care inflation and rein in the abuses of profit-crazed hospital monopolies.

Read it here.

Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Earl Ingram Show for the full hour to dig into the threatening political landscape, homelessness, and the spiritual poverty of MAGA Republicanism.

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 “Challenging Monopolies” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

Robert joins us from New Mexico where he was at a People’s Action leadership retreat and a well deserved vacation to hike and bike in New Mexico.

A blockbuster federal report reveals Medicare Advantage’s $64 billion in supplemental benefits slush fund for the big insurance industry, without democratic accountability. What are the broader implications of the increasingly monopolistic system in search of profits and market share at all costs? Turning to Wisconsin, Robert and Matt layout why news the for-profit OakLeaf is planning to staff a new Eau Claire area hospital is further evidence the system is not healthy and needs state regulation that protects the health of communities against the abuses of the healthcare industry money grab. The announcement of a new public transit Rideshare program to try to fill unplanned transportation gaps in people accessing healthcare in between Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire further reveals the complete failure of our system and the need for our new hospital accountability legislation we announced with State Senator Jeff Smith earlier this month.

Yet another Walker-appointee refuses to leave office when their term expires, this time a Green Bay area bank CEO on the UW Board of Regents. What does this say about the GOP attitude towards democracy and power, and how progressives must respond?

Next week is Bike Week! Citizen Action Northwest Coop Organizer, Jeremy Gragert, joins us to discuss the Week’s growth, importance and connection to sustainable and reliable public mass transit and fighting climate change.

Listen to the show.
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