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.

Economically distressed neighborhoods like Sherman Park abandoned

Economically distressed neighborhoods like Sherman Park abandoned by Wisconsin’s bankrupt economic strategy Milwaukee: A review of reporting by Governor Walker’s jobs agency by Citizen Action of Wisconsin could verify no job creation in or near Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood, the site of civil unrest over the weekend. As Citizen Action of Wisconsin documented in its statement Tuesday on the Sherman…

WalkerCare

Throughout his tenure, Governor Walker has recklessly taken affordable health care away from low income Wisconsinites, or left them vulnerable to losing all coverage, often at higher cost to state government. He has also consistently sided with large for­ profit insurance companies, using his power to sabotage consumer ­friendly regulations designed to rein in abusive industry practices and windfall profits….

Become a Member-Owner of the Organizing Co-op of Greater MKE!

(Did you mean to join a different Co-op? Click here instead!) By becoming a member-owner of the Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative of Greater Milwaukee, you join hundreds of other progressives in the greater Milwaukee area who are ready to organize for change. Membership contributions for the Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative can be made either monthly or annually, and you have the choice of…

WEDC report – large regional disparities

In February Citizen Action of Wisconsin released research showing major geographic and partisan disparities in the claimed impact of Governor Walker’s semi-privatized jobs agency, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).  Today we are releasing new data posted on WEDC’s website which provides additional evidence of large regional disparities. Our analysis looks at the self-reported “jobs projected” numbers claimed by WEDC…

WEDC report – impacted jobs in Democratic and Republican Assembly Districts

As released in Citizen Action’s report – “UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT: WEDC’s Claimed Jobs Impact Leaves Many Areas of Wisconsin Behind” – shows a stark contrast in Scott Walker’s economic develop agency WEDC between impacted jobs in Democratic and Republican Assembly Districts. The major overview: While one Assembly district has over 6,000 jobs supposedly projected, 14 Assembly districts have none whatsoever. In…