Loss of Federal Unemployment Stimulus Will Devastate Wisconsin Working Families, lead to over 65,000 additional jobs losses

For Immediate Release– July 24, 2020 Contacts: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Kevin Kane (414) 550 8280, [email protected] New Report: Loss of Federal Unemployment Stimulus Will Devastate Wisconsin Working Families, lead to over 65,000 additional jobs losses Report finds every metropolitan area to see substantial job loss as families lose funds. STATEWIDE: On a media webinar today Citizen Action of…

“Judges, Billionaires, and Pandemic Chaos” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

The panel digs into the racist federal appeals court ruling restricting Wisconsin early voting, and risking a dangerous replay of the infamous pandemic primary. Citizen Action is a lead plaintiff in the case. We discuss a new report co-released by Citizen Action of Wisconsin on how 8 Wisconsin billionaires have made an economic killing from the pandemic.  The pandemic continues…

Supreme Court Shifts Life & Death Responsibility for Pandemic onto Legislature

For Immediate Release: May 14, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig, (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Supreme Court Shifts Life & Death Responsibility for Pandemic onto Legislature What the state now must do to save lives and successfully open the economy is clear: will the GOP Legislature start doing its job? Statewide: GOP legislative leaders may think they won a victory in their campaign…

Super Tuesday Political Earthquake? Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

The panel diggs into the repercussions of the Super Tuesday primaries, and the dramatic thinning of the Democratic primary field down to two major candidates. What are the implications? We also discuss yet another right-wing threat to health care coverage for millions, the implication of Covid-19 for caregivers, two Wisconsin State Supreme Court scandals, and media stories indicating that a…

U.S. Supreme Court Threatening Health Care of Millions

For Immediate Release–March 2, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] U.S. Supreme Court Threatening Health Care of Millions Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions, marketplace health insurance, at grave risk of having coverage taken away by right-wing federal judges Statewide: Today the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case being pushed by the Trump Administration that could take health care…

Citizen Action endorses Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] Citizen Action endorses Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive Announces more key endorsements in Milwaukee area spring elections Milwaukee: Today Citizen Action of Wisconsin, a statewide membership group headquartered in Milwaukee, announced its endorsement of state Senator Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive. Additional spring election endorsements we…

Citizen Action endorses Ed Fallone and Jill Karofsky for Supreme Court

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] Citizen Action of Wisconsin endorses Fallone and Karofsky for WI Supreme Court race Milwaukee: In the critical Wisconsin Supreme Court race, Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s board voted to endorse both Ed Fallone and Jill Karofsky. After interviews which included members from across the state, Citizen Action member and…

Citizen Action of Wisconsin 2020 Regional Field Organizer

Job Description: Citizen Action of Wisconsin 2020 Regional Field Organizer Citizen Action of Wisconsin is seeking to hire 2020 Regional Field Organizers (RFO) beginning as soon as January 27th of 2020. This position is full-time salaried (40-50 hours per week on avg), and temporary. The position is guaranteed through April 7th, 2020 with the possibility of extension through November 2020,…

Medicaid/BadgerCare Expansion Better for Addressing Opioid Crisis Report

New report shows anti-opioid medications much more affordable for those with BadgerCare coverage than marketplace health insurance Taking federal Medicaid dollars to expand BadgerCare would remove financial barriers to opioid treatment The report shows that out-of-pocket costs for anti-opioid medications are often unaffordable on the private health insurance marketplace, costing as much as 72 times more than they do for…