September 6, 2018

For Immediate Release– September 6, 2018

Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 robert.kraig@citizenactionwi.org

Citizen_Action_Pre-Existing_Condition_Pledge_(1).jpgStatewide: Last night U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin signed a pledge issued by Citizen Action Wisconsin to protect Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions. Citizen Action of Wisconsin, which brings together health professionals and patients from across the state, called on U.S. Senate candidates Sen. Tammy Baldwin and State Sen. Leah Vukmir to sign a pledge not to repeal or weaken the provisions of the Affordable Care Act outlawing discrimination against people with health conditions. Approximately 2.4 million Wisconsinites have a health condition that could be designated a “pre-existing condition.” Read More

Citizen Action Weekly: June 16th – 22nd

June 16th – 22nd

Citizen Action Brings Talented Staff on Board

By Robert Kraig, Executive Director

I am excited to announce that Citizen Action has hired an exceptionally qualified new organizing director to take the helm of our grassroots campaigns during this critical election year and beyond. As her current organization has not had the opportunity to notify their key stakeholders, we will not be able to publicly announce her name until the next edition of Citizen Action Weekly, so please stay tuned. Read More

June 18, 2018

For Immediate Release–June 18, 2018

Press Contacts:

Marla Stephens, Citizen Action of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Organizing Co-op, (414) 469-0116, marlajstephens@gmail.com

Lindsay Dorff, Citizen Action of Wisconsin – Northeast Organizing Co-op, (920) 391-8638, lindsayrose5@gmail.com

Wisconsinites Call on State to Pass Fair Maps Legislation

STATEWIDE, WIS. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court sent the Gill v Whitford case back to the district court, effectively leaving Wisconsin’s unconstitutional election maps in place for the 2018 election. This ruling leaves the onus on Wisconsin to protect voters from gerrymandering for the time being.

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May 30, 2018

For Immediate Release– May 30, 2018

Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 robert.kraig@citizenactionwi.org

Uses authority from Trump Administration to allow sale of dangerous substandard health plans

BadgerCare Public Option is a better way to increase access to affordable, quality health coverage

Statewide: Tuesday the Walker Administration built on its 7-year record of sabotaging the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by permitting the continued sale of substandard “lemon” health plans through the end of 2019 on the individual and small group markets. Read More

Citizen Action Weekly: April 13, 2018

What the Demise of Paul Ryan Means for Health Care Fight

By: Robert Kraig, Executive Director

In the blizzard of media coverage about Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to quit, most are missing the main cause: his epic failure on health care.

It was Paul Ryan who talked Donald Trump into making the destruction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and radically deconstructing Medicaid the first big fight of his administration. It was Paul Ryan who despite huge Republican majorities failed to pass is plans to take health care away from tens of millions of Americans, and to re-legalize pre-existing condition discrimination. Read More