Citizen Action Weekly; Friday, May 20th

RSVP for Citizen Action Brewfest 2022! Wednesday, June 22nd, 6pm, Milwaukee Office. Join us as we take an evening to celebrate! We’ll be giving our first ever Democracy Defenders Awards to two Milwaukeeans who have courageously stood against the right-wing conspiracy to end multiracial democracy in America. There will be refreshments and hors d’oeuvres! We’ll have a variety of craft…

“Amtrak to Green Bay” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

What is the potential impact of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law after 6 months? Can it, as Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich proposed on a media call hosted by Citizen Action this week, fund an expansion of Amtrak to the City of Champions? What do this week’s Pennsylvania primaries portend for WI? Are the insurrectionists and the progressive populists on the…

Citizen Action Weekly; Friday, May 13th

Citizen Action is hiring! Movement Politics Director Campaigns Director Northeast Wisconsin Co-op Organizer Make Meds Affordable The Citizen Action Healthcare for All organizing co-op is gearing up to throw down over the price of prescription drugs. In the United States, prescription drug corporations continue to raise the already-outrageous prices of medicines. Households face impossible decisions, such as whether to buy…

“Primary season” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We take stock on 1 million COVID-19 deaths in America. What does it say about the country and what does it portend for the future? Primary elections have started across the country and we look at the role of Donald Trump in the elections. Robert discusses lessons to be learned from John Fetterman’s  campaign for U.S. Senate in the upcoming…

Citizen Action Weekly; Friday, May 6th

Friday, May 6th Citizen Action is hiring! Movement Politics Director Campaigns Director Northeast Wisconsin Co-op Organizer Hundreds rally in Eau Claire to support abortion rights Less than 24 hours after the U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion overturning abortion rights was leaked on Monday night, hundreds of people in Eau Claire took to the streets Tuesday in protest. Organized by local…

“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 and the 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…

Citizen Action Weekly; Friday, April 29th

Friday, April 29th Citizen Action is hiring! Movement Politics Director Campaigns Director Northeast Wisconsin Co-op Organizer RSVP for Citizen Action Brewfest 2022! Wednesday, June 22nd, 6pm, Milwaukee Office. Citizen Action members and staff attend People’s Action Strategy Summit in Denver this weekend. Citizen Action Driftless Organizing Coop’s Earth Day 2022: Protect the Future.  On Earth Day, last Friday, April 22nd,…

“Solidarity is Global” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We have a fantastic conversation with Justice is Global’s Tobita Chow to discuss an American Prospect article denying that anti-China ads tap into anti-Asian sentiments in the American public. Are there Democratic party arguments that can inadvertently spread hate and aid the Republicans? We discuss the new Marquette Law poll. Is there any shakeup in Wisconsin politics in this critical…

Bill Kaplan: Congress must extend health care coverage

The pandemic isn’t over. COVID-19 cases are slowly rising nationally, including Wisconsin. Although there’s only a slight rise in hospitalizations, while deaths decline, now is not the time to drop our guard. Too many have still not been partially or fully vaccinated, increasing the risk of more COVID-19 variants. It’s clear that COVID-19 vaccines are “free, safe and highly effective”…

Citizen Action Weekly; Happy Earth Day!

Friday, April 22nd Citizen Action is hiring! Movement Politics Director Campaigns Director Northeast Wisconsin Co-op Organizer Happy Earth Day 2022! Mark Pocan joined Citizen Action this Monday for Release of Tax Day Billionaires Report. Wisconsin Working Families Paying Their Fair Share but Billionaires are Not. This Monday, Citizen Action of Wisconsin hosted a virtual Tax Day media event featuring Congressman…