The Ongoing Plot Against Democracy – Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

This week host Matt Brusky is on vacation, and we have as a special guest panelist State Senator Chris Larson. Chris and Robert Kraig dig into the latest revelations from the January 6th Committee documents which putt more of Senator Ron Johnson’s fingerprints on the insurrection; the constitutional impasse in the House over the next Speaker, Trump’s obsession with overturning the results…

Articles exemplifying Citizen Action’s Theory of Change

Criminal Justice Reform:  In an editorial for In These Times, Citizen Action Executive Director Robert Kraig  explains how social movement breakthroughs such as the historic Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 create opportunities for the defenders of the status quo to foment public backlash, and how establishment politicians backslide under the pressure. Community organizing can turn the tide back towards…

CLIMATE & JOBS Package – Wisconsin State Legislature

Citizen Action Explainer: THE ISSUE  There is an overwhelming scientific consensus that we face runaway climate change unless we immediately start a bold transition and achieve dramatic reductions in greenhouse emissions by 2030. While many Wisconsin elected leaders believe in science and are publicly committed to addressing this generational challenge, we lack a plan up to the scale of the…

Movement Communications Director

Job Description: Movement Communications Director Citizen Action seeks applicants hungry for the opportunity to build the power to achieve the sweeping changes Wisconsin needs to become a just, equitable, and sustainable multiracial democracy. Citizen Action of Wisconsin works to advance a long-term agenda for racial, economic and gender justice through state and local organizing campaigns that win real change in…

Citizen Action’s Radical Pragmatism

What is a movement building compromise? The Necessity of Compromise:  Progressive power inside and outside government is greater now than it has been since the 1960s, but is incomplete. To pass new policy at the federal level (or enact executive action at the state level) we must find common ground with corporate-funded Democrats, which by definition means compromise. Citizen Action’s…

We Energies Profits at the Expense of People and the Planet

The CHALLENGE Wisconsin and Milwaukee face a crisis in the affordability of energy, and a disproportionate energy burden imposed on low income communities of color. Wisconsin also lags in meeting the international deadlines to reduce greenhouse gas emissions require to head off runaway climate change. We Energies, exploiting its lucrative government-mandated monopoly over a necessity of modern life, is a…

“SCOTUSAUTOCRACY” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We discuss the latest shock to American democracy,  the SCOTUS leak of a draft majority opinion overturning Roe V Wade, with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin’s Courtney Hayward. We explore the politics andthe implications for Wisconsin. Are there ways we can fight back effectively? Yet another judge orders Assembly Republicans to prevent the destruction of records in ex Supreme Court…

The Conspiracy Against Everything

From the conservative leaning WI Supreme Court making up the new “least changes” redistricting criterion to the Republican attempt to funnel public dollars to private schools, it seems the Sith Lords of the WI GOP are embarrassing the dark side…again! We delve into the new political maps for Wisconsin and give some political insider perspective of the new districts pros…