Citizen Action & Nancy Pelosi Reveal Trump’s Health Care Sabotage

Friday, July 27th

Last Saturday, Citizen Action held a successful news event with U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Milwaukee area healthcare professionals and advocates to fight back against Donald Trump’s escalating sabotage of health coverage. The event featured a number of first-line caregivers and health professionals in addition to Nancy Pelosi. U.S. Representative Gwen Moore was scheduled to appear but was unable to attend due to a personal medical issue.

The event also included the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals, Independence First, and League of Progressive Seniors. Read More

Citizen Action Weekly: July 14th – 20th

July 14th – 20th

Citizen Action of Wisconsin 2018 State Legislative Endorsements

The following are Citizen Action’s pre-primary endorsements in 2018 State Legislative races. There will be more state legislative candidate endorsements following the primary.  We are very excited that this list of candidates includes 16 Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative members!

Senate District 5
Julie Henszey (Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative member)

Senate District 9
Kyle Whelton

Senate District 15
Janis Ringhand

Senate District 17
Kriss Marion

Senate District 19
Lee Snodgrass

Senate District 21
Lori Hawkins

Senate District 25
Janet Bewley

Senate District 27
Jon Erpenbach

Senate District 29
Richard Pulcher

Senate District 31
Jeff Smith (Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative member) Read More

Citizen Action Weekly: July 7th – 13th

July 7th – 13th

Milwaukee County Resolution to Stop Family Separation

On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Citizen Action of Wisconsin/Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin co-op member and County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, along with County Chris Abele and several allies announced their support for a resolution opposing the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The resolution calls on the Administration to abide by the Flores Settlement Agreement, a longstanding Supreme Court decision that details criteria regarding the treatment of immigrant children in federal detention.

Watch the TV coverage from the event from CBS 58 and Fox 6 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,

Lindsay Dorff, Citizen Action of Wisconsin – Northeast Organizing Co-op, (920) 391-8638,

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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Citizen Action Weekly: June 2nd – 8th

June 2nd – 8th

Northeast Organizing Cooperative General Assembly, Saturday, June 16th

Join Citizen Action’s Northeast Organizing Cooperative as we gather together cooperative members and progressive folks from across the Northeast region to learn how we can collaborate on issues and electoral organizing! There will be a potluck and networking from 11:00-12:00 followed by the General Assembly. Read More

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 handed up to his old tricks of sabotaging the Affordable Care Act. Read More

May 30, 2018

For Immediate Release– May 30, 2018

Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324

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

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.

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