Citizen Action Weekly: May 26th – June 1st

  May 26th – June 1st Citizen Action Calls Out Scott Walker’s Latest Health Care Sabotage Scott Walker knows his record of sabotaging health coverage could cost him re-election. That’s why he has has been falsely claiming to help people with pre-existing conditions and families struggling with massive premium increases.  But this week Citizen Action of Wisconsin caught Walker red…

Assault against the Affordable Care Act

Despite an all-out assault against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, the ACA has persisted. Enrollment in ACA private health insurance plans stands at 11.8 million, including over 200,000 Wisconsinites. “A slight dip in sign-ups for ACA plans” (Washington Post). Moreover, Medicaid expansion continues in 31 states, including 15 GOP-led states.

April 4, 2018

For Immediate Release– April 4, 2018 Contacts: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] Matt Brusky, (414) 315-4127 [email protected] Comment from Citizen Action organizers and members around the state available upon request. At least 49 Members win races for local office and build progressive power across Wisconsin Statewide: On Tuesday scores of Citizen Action of Wisconsin members were elected to local office, many…

Rise Up Platform

I. Purpose This document outlines a bold agenda that a very progressive governor and legislature, the next “Fighting Bob” La Follettes, could achieve in two terms in office–eight years. The visionary reforms contained here are drawn from the ideas of Citizen Action Organizing Co-op members and board members across the state. This platform was approved by the Citizen Action Board…

60% of WEDC supported corporations have failed to meet job creation goals

14,000 jobs deficit for existing corporate tax credits and loans greater than the direct jobs claimed for the Foxconn deal 60% of WEDC supported corporations have failed to meet job creation goals. STATEWIDE: On a media call today Citizen Action of Wisconsin, State Rep. Amanda Stuck, and State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff released a new analysis of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation…

Join our fight for #FairMaps!

In 2011, politicians drew unfair voting maps behind closed doors to protect their political party instead of the people they were elected to represent. Instead of voters picking their representatives, Wisconsin politicians are picking their voters. Wisconsin’s voting maps are so skewed to benefit one political party that a federal court ordered lawmakers to redraw the maps. But instead of…

Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative of North Central WI

Our method is simple: Create an Organizing Cooperative, a membership organization YOU own, and hire a professional organizer that will work to unify and strengthen the power of concerned citizens, progressive allies and groups across Wisconsin to make social change! This is your Organizing Cooperative, you own it. You direct it. What do you want to change in your community? What should…

Breaking Down the WEDC CEO’s Response to Citizen Action

Breaking Down the WEDC CEO’s Response to Citizen Action By Robert Kraig, Executive Director Last week Citizen Action of Wisconsin broke yet another scandal about fraudulent job creation claims by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the deeply troubled jobs agency created by Gov. Scott Walker early in his first term.

Communities in economic distress need job creation strategies at the scale of the problem

Communities in economic distress need job creation strategies at the scale of the problem Milwaukee: At a news event in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park Neighborhood today elected officials and community leaders spoke out about revelations that the jobs agency created by Governor Walker, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), misrepresented its impact on jobs in the area.