Citizen Action Weekly; Friday, September 18th

Citizen Action Weekly; Friday, September 18th

Friday, September 18th

The Healthcare Co-op remembers the 200,000 lost lives to Covid

Donald Trump knew the true threat of COVID19, but chose to “play it down.” Now, we’re faced with a death toll of nearly 200K and our communities are suffering. We can no longer be silent.

Speaking to this tragedy were Robert Kraig, Citizen Action of Wisconsin,Mayor Tom Barrett, County Executive David Crowley, Rev. David Sinclair, Jeremiah MBC and Ms. Kristina Meekins, who lost a family member to COVID.

Watch WISN TV 12 video of event.
Listen to WUWM news story.

Be a voter safely from home this year. Request your absentee ballot today.

Absentee ballots for the November 3rd election are now being mailed out to voters. Request yours today. Protect your health and your right to vote, vote absentee.

Help volunteer for Citizen Action endorsed state legislative candidates!

Free time on Monday or Tuesday nights? Consider spending it volunteering for Citizen Action of Wisconsin at Phonebanking Mondays or Texting Tuesdays! Join thousands of volunteers in Wisconsin and across the country every Monday and Tuesday night to make calls and send texts for Citizen Action of Wisconsin Endorsed Member Candidates and presidential candidate Joe Biden. Below are sign up links!

RSVP for Phonebanking Mondays 5-8pm
RSVP for Texting Tuesdays 4-6:30 pm

Questions? Email Shannon at shannon@citizenactionwi.org

Citizen Action in the News: Structural Racism Research, Radio Interviews

A new 88.9 FM Radio Milwaukee series on structural racism featured in the Nonprofit Quarterly magazine cited Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s groundbreaking research on the funneling of state economic development dollars to wealthy white suburbs by the Walker Administration. “A 2014 report by Citizen Action of Wisconsin found that the state economic development agency under former Republican Governor Scott Walker focused its job creation efforts in largely white Milwaukee suburbs, in spite of the fact that the city’s Black unemployment rate is far higher. In certain zip codes in Milwaukee, over half of working age men are unemployed. The issue of lack of jobs in the city is exacerbated by transportation cuts that essentially isolate the suburban job market from the inner city.” Read the entire story here.

Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Earl Ingram radio show for 60 minutes to talk about the elections, COVID-19, and the crisis in American democracy. Listen here.

Citizen Action’s Robert Kraig was on the Jeff Santos radio show to discuss the Biden campaign. Is it is progressive enough? What will Trump do to steal the election? Listen here.

Thank you members for attending this year’s Southeast Co-op Assembly

Last Saturday, September 12th, Citizen Action’s Southeast WI Co-op had it’s annual assembly on line due to COVID-19. The assembly enabled us to feature our co-op leaders and endorsed candidates for the important November 3rd election.  Rep. Robyn Vining, Rep. David Bowen joined candidates Emily Siegrist and Sara Rodriguez at the assembly to discuss their important state assembly elections. They were able to discuss the many ways to get involved with these campaigns and win our elections. Members also broke out in to small groups to learn about our historic organizing efforts for Green New Deal in Milwaukee County, healthcare, and much more! If you were able to join us, please fill out this form.

If you would like more information about the meeting, please contact Trevonna Sims at trevonna.sims@citizenactionwi.org.

We are proud to announce new state legislative endorsements for this upcoming election in the Southeastern co-op:

See full list of Citizen Action endorsed 2020 candidates.

Citizen Action, JONAH, and EXPO Candidate Forum

September 24th, 2020
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Virtual, Register here.

You are invited to attend a candidate forum hosted by Citizen Action’s Northwest Wisconsin Organizing Cooperative, JONAH, and EXPO.

This forum is to get our issue concerns in the hearts and minds of voters and potential candidates before the election. The focus of the forum will be to hear testimony from community members on issues of concern such as healthcare, incarceration, and affordable housing and get committed responses from the area’s State Assembly Candidates. All Assembly Candidates in the Chippewa Valley have been invited.

Meet and Greet with Amanda WhiteEagle and Sarah Yacoub, Wednesday, September 23, 7pm

Join us on September 23rd at 7:00pm via Zoom Meetings as we hang out with Citizen Action endorsed candidates, Amanda WhiteEagle (AD 92) & Sarah Yacoub (AD 30). We will be listening to their platforms, strategy to win the election, and answer any questions you may have.

Please register in advance for this meeting with this link.

Facebook event link to share with others

Get involved with Joni Anderson’s campaign for Wisconsin State Senate District 14

Joni Anderson is running in a tight race for Wisconsin’s State Senate district 14.  She needs volunteers now!  There are ways for people to get involved locally or from across the state.  Next week Joni’s campaign will be organizing teams to hang flyers on voter’s doors.  They are currently sending out postcards to voters across the district.  Very soon they will be launching a phone banking program.

You can get involved no matter where you are.  For more information please contact Joni directly.

Email: jonianderson56@gmail.com
Phone: 608-403-2226

Join Citizen Action of Wisconsin endorsed candidate Josefine Jaynes for a meet and greet this Saturday in Stoddard, WI

Come out this Saturday for a socially distant, masked candidate meet and greet with Josefine Jaynes and Brad Pfaff this weekend in Stoddard.  This is your chance to meet the candidates running to represent Southwest Wisconsin. This event will happen at the River Park Picnic Shelter in Stoddard from 1:00 to 2:00. All COVID-19 safety measures will be in place so bring your mask!

The candidates will be taking questions. Signs and candidate merchandise will be available on site. There will also be people on site to help folks register to vote and request an absentee ballot. As we all know 2020 is the most important election of our lives and it is vital to get to know the people we are sending to Madison!

For more information and to RSVP please use this link.

Join Endorsed congressional Candidate Tricia Zunker and State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski

Join Citizen Action co-op members Tricia Zunker and State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski for a virtual fundraiser! This will be an exciting and fun discussion of what’s at stake here and what we are doing to secure our win in November.

Questions for Tricia Zunker and Sarah Godlewski may be submitted in advance to info@triciaforwisconsin.com.Make a donation through the website below to receive a Zoom link to the event.

Contribute here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/godlewski-tricia

Citizen Action of Wisconsin is launching a rural issue team in the Driftless region.

Citizen Action of Wisconsin is forming a rural issue team in the Driftless region. We understand that multiple crises are hitting rural Wisconsinites at once. Whether it is the disappearing small family farm, water quality, milk prices, rural infrastructure, the corporate takeover of the agriculture industry, housing, saving the USPS, COVID, climate change and historic flooding, CAFOs, or the need to reach rural voters we want to have a member team that is ready to respond and help to plan campaigns to improve the quality of life for rural, progressives in the Driftless region.

We are currently recruiting 10-15 members to serve on this team. The rural issue team will be meeting at least once a month, virtually. Folks from La Crosse or other cities in the area are welcome to join if they have a commitment to protecting our rural voters.

If you are interested in joining this team please contact Ben at ben.wilson@citizenactionwi.org. We are hoping to have our first rural issue time meeting in September. We are also actively expanding our membership into rural Vernon, Monroe, Crawford and Adams counties. If you know anyone in those areas who might be interested to learn more about Citizen Action of Wisconsin please connect them with Ben ASAP.

Bike to Work with the Wausau Mayor on National Bike to Work Day

Wausau Mayor, Katie Rosenberg will be continuing a Wausau tradition that started several years ago, by inviting community members to bike to work with her, this upcoming Tuesday, September 22nd. The starting Point is Marathon Park – Exhibition Building at 7:45 a.m. Ride to City Hall with the Mayor and enjoy a “grab and go” breakfast before you make your way to work or elsewhere that morning. Sponsored by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee of Wausau. For more info, please contact Brad at 715-261-6686.

“COVID-19 and the Sickness of Democracy” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We discuss Wisconsin’s rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rate supercharged by the ill-conceived reopening of colleges and K-12 schools. We talk about the role of individual responsibility in containing the pandemic in the face of the worst national and state response in the developed world. Claire reviews a large national survey released this week finding the uninsured rate rose just before the country was hit by the coronovirus. We look at the huge opportunity Democratic State Assembly candidates have at winning seats previously thought safe for Republicans due to rigged district lines. What does winning these races have to do with creating fair maps? We welcome Citizen Action co-op member Emily Berge, who is a candidate for State Assembly in District 68 in the greater Eau Claire area, to discuss her campaign and what she is hearing on the ground.

LISTEN NOW
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Learn more about Emily Berge for State Assembly District 68.
Volunteer for Emily Berge.
Donate to Emily.

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“COVID-19 and the Sickness of Democracy” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

“COVID-19 and the Sickness of Democracy” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We discuss Wisconsin’s rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rate supercharged by the ill-conceived reopening of colleges and K-12 schools. We talk about the role of individual responsibility in containing the pandemic in the face of the worst national and state response in the developed world. Claire reviews a large national survey released this week finding the uninsured rate rose just before the country was hit by the coronovirus. We look at the huge opportunity Democratic State Assembly candidates have at winning seats previously thought safe for Republicans due to rigged district lines. What does winning these races have to do with creating fair maps? We welcome Citizen Action co-op member Emily Berge, who is a candidate for State Assembly in District 68 in the greater Eau Claire area, to discuss her campaign and what she is hearing on the ground.
LISTEN NOW – EPISODE #459
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Learn more about Emily Berge for State Assembly District 68.
Volunteer for Emily Berge.
Donate to Emily.

Attend Citizen Action online meet and greet with Emily Berge
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7pm
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Links:

Monitoring the Coronavirus Outbreak in Metro Areas Across the U.S.
Coronavirus in Wisconsin: Seven-day average continues to rise after another 1,400 cases Wednesday.
Trump says CDC Director Robert Redfield ‘confused’ about coronavirus vaccine, mask efficacy. Redfield responded.
Uninsured Rate Rose Again in 2019, Further Eroding Earlier Progress.
NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Laura Helmuth of Scientific American about the magazine endorsing Joe Biden for president. It’s the first presidential endorsement in the magazine’s 175-year history.
Face Mask Mandate Is Set to Expire–Unless Evers Extends It.
Vos Lowers Expectations for a Veto-Proof GOP Majority in Legislature.
Three seats from a GOP supermajority, Wisconsin Assembly leaders eye pickup, defense options.

 

 

Bill Kaplan: Trump and Johnson, duplicitous and deadly

Bill Kaplan: Trump and Johnson, duplicitous and deadly

Photo by Glenn Fawcett
Photo by Glenn Fawcett

Trump and Wisconsin GOP Senator Ron Johnson made the U.S. number 1: more COVID-19 cases and deaths than any other country. There are about 6.5 million COVID-19 cases nationally, skyrocketing to near 90,000 in Wisconsin. U.S. deaths are about 195,000, over 1,200 in Wisconsin. Was this catastrophe inevitable? No.

Trump told author-journalist Bob Woodward, on tape, that he intentionally downplayed the virus for months, despite knowing it was easily transmissible “deadly stuff”. Johnson also minimized COVID-19 by falsely claiming that more people die in auto accidents. And, he heartlessly said COVID-19 was “not a death sentence except for maybe no more than 3.4 percent of our population … probably far less.”

Trump kept comparing COVID-19 to the flu, pretending everything was “under control” and that COVID-19 would soon “disappear”. Moreover, Trump and Johnson proposed dangerous or unproven treatments. Trump, advised by “My Pillow” executive Mike Lindell, wants oleandrin, so-called medical herb, reviewed by the FDA. Why all this disingenuous nonsense?

Trump and Johnson are not the brightest bulbs. In March, Trump told Woodward: “I wanted to always play (COVID-19) down. I still like playing it down because, I don’t want to create a panic. This is deadly stuff.” Laughable, there has never been a president who engages in more scaremongering than Trump. Johnson, seeking to distract from COVID-19 and the failing economy, smears Joe Biden: “hyping Biden-Ukraine conspiracy theories right before the election, (advancing) a Russian disinformation plot” (Washington Post).

Trump and Johnson don’t want COVID-19 and the recession to tank the stock market, built on a house of cards. But Wall Street and Main Street are not the same. The top 10 percent own 83 percent of the financial markets. Main Street is about production, services and jobs. However, Trump and Johnson keep saying the economy is “roaring back”, ignoring widespread human misery.

“Yet there is ample evidence that Americans are hurting. Roughly 14 million people remain out of work. Last month, about 40 percent of renters were facing the prospect of being kicked out of their homes for failure to pay rent. About 29 million people are drawing some form of unemployment assistance … . Permanent job losses continue to rise at an alarming rate … while thousands of small businesses are at risk of closing for good without additional help” (WP). Farmers face disaster and Americans are going hungry.

However, Trump said: “Our country is doing so well”. And, Johnson hit a new low: “Possibly, some of our unemployment insurance might be funding (rioters in Kenosha).” The MJS flatly said: “There is no evidence… .” Both hope that the Supreme Court will strike down the ACA with its protections for preexisting conditions and coverage of millions. Meanwhile, Trump and the GOP-led Senate twiddle their thumbs. What to do?

Biden has assembled a bipartisan team to distribute-produce personal protective equipment, increase testing and work with scientists on creating affordable, effective and safe vaccines. He will expand and strengthen the ACA. Controlling COVID-19 will enable a genuine economic recovery.

— Kaplan wrote a guest column from Washington, D.C., for the Wisconsin State Journal from 1995 – 2009.

Vote for Brad Pfaff for State Senate District 32

Vote for Brad Pfaff for State Senate District 32

BRAD PFAFF supports a comprehensive, compassionate, and science-driven approach to responding to COVID-19

COVID-19 has shown us that whether we’re Black or White, Latino or Asian, Indigenous or newcomer, we are dependent on each other and we pull through by pulling together. But for too long, we’ve let a powerful few divide us to pad their own profits by making our life and health a product for sale.

BRAD PFAFF supports guaranteeing free COVID-19 testing and treatment for everyone. He stands with us against the big insurance and pharma industries that would use this crisis to generate profits rather than providing the testing and treatment we need to get and stay well.

BRAD PFAFF will fight to make sure BadgerCare is opened to everyone in Wisconsin so that all of us can get the care we need without fear we’ll go bankrupt.

BRAD PFAFF will govern for all of us, not just the wealthy and well connected. When we come together as voters and vote for leaders like Brad we can start making improvements so Wisconsin is a place where fairness, freedom, and prosperity is for everyone, no exceptions.

Learn more about Brad Pfaff.

Be a voter! Vote safely from home by Tuesday, November 3!
Request your absentee ballot today!

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Vote for Jonathon Hansen for State Senate District 30

Vote for Jonathon Hansen for State Senate District 30

JONATHON HANSEN supports a comprehensive, compassionate, and science-driven approach to responding to COVID-19.

COVID-19 has shown us that whether we’re Black or White, Latino or Asian, Indigenous or newcomer, we are dependent on each other and we pull through by pulling together. But for too long, we’ve let a powerful few divide us to pad their own profits by making our life and health a product for sale.

JONATHON HANSEN supports guaranteeing free COVID-19 testing and treatment for everyone. He stands with us against the big insurance and pharma industries that would use this crisis to generate profits rather than providing the testing and treatment we need to get and stay well.

JONATHON HANSEN will fight to make sure BadgerCare is opened to everyone in Wisconsin so that all of us can get the care we need without fear we’ll go bankrupt.

JONATHON HANSEN will govern for all of us, not just the wealthy and well connected. When we come together as voters and vote for leaders like Jonathon we can start making improvements so Wisconsin is a place where fairness, freedom, and prosperity is for everyone, no exceptions.

Learn more about Jonathon Hansen.

Be a voter! Vote safely from home by Tuesday, November 3!
Request your absentee ballot today!

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Vote for Neal Plotkin for State Senate District 8

Vote for Neal Plotkin for State Senate District 8

NEAL PLOTKIN supports a comprehensive, compassionate, and science-driven approach to responding to COVID-19

COVID-19 has shown us that whether we’re Black or White, Latino or Asian, Indigenous or newcomer, we are dependent on each other and we pull through by pulling together. But for too long, we’ve let a powerful few divide us to pad their own profits by making our life and health a product for sale.

NEAL PLOTKIN supports guaranteeing free COVID-19 testing and treatment for everyone. He stands with us against the big insurance and pharma industries that would use this crisis to generate profits rather than providing the testing and treatment we need to get and stay well.

NEAL PLOTKIN will fight to make sure BadgerCare is opened to everyone in Wisconsin so that all of us can get the care we need without fear we’ll go bankrupt.

NEAL PLOTKIN will govern for all of us, not just the wealthy and well connected. When we come together as voters and vote for leaders like Neal we can start making improvements so Wisconsin is a place where fairness, freedom, and prosperity is for everyone, no exceptions.

Learn more about NEAL PLOTKIN.

Be a voter! Vote safely from home by Tuesday, November 3!
Request your absentee ballot today!

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Citizen Action Weekly; Friday, September 11th

Citizen Action Weekly; Friday, September 11th

Friday, September 11th

Citizen Action announces more 2020 Candidate Endorsements.

This week, the Citizen Action Board announced more candidate endorsements for U.S. Congress and State Legislative elections.

If you are interested in volunteering to help elect our endorsed candidates contact: shannon@citizenactionwi.org

U.S. Congress

CD 2: Mark Pocan
CD 3: Ron Kind
CD 4: Gwen Moore
CD 5: Tom Palzewicz
CD 6: Jessica King
CD 7: Tricia Zunker
CD 8: Amanda Stuck 

State Senate

SD 6: LaTonya Johnson
SD 8: Neal Plotkin
SD 10: Patty Schachtner
SD 12: Ed Vocke
SD 14: Joni Anderson
SD 16: Melissa Sargent
SD 18: Aaron Wojciechowski
SD 24: Paul Piotrowski
SD 26: Kelda Roys
SD 28: Adam Murphy
SD 30: Jonathon Hansen

State Assembly

AD 1: Kim Delorit Jensen
AD 3: Emily Voight
AD 4: Kathy Hinkfuss
AD 9: Marisabel Cabrera
AD 13: Sara Rodriguez
AD 14: Robyn Vining
AD 15: Jessica Katzenmeyer
AD 17: Supreme Moore-Omokunde
AD 19: Jonothan Brostoff
AD 21: Erik Brooks
AD 23: Deb Andraca
AD 24: Emily Siegrist
AD 26: Mary Lynne Donahue
AD 28: Kim Butler
AD 30: Sarah Yacoub
AD 31: Elizabeth Lochner-Abel
AD 33: Mason Becker
AD 34: Kirk Bangstad
AD 35: Tyler Ruprecht
AD 37: Abigail Lowery
AD 38: Melissa Winker
AD 40: Deb Silvers
AD 41: Nate Zimdars
AD 43: Don Vruwink
AD 46: Gary Hebl
AD 48: Samba Baldeh
AD 50: Mark Waldon
AD 51: Kriss Marion
AD 52: Julie Schroeder
AD 57: Lee Snodgrass
AD 62: August Schutz
AD 63: Joel Jacobson
AD 66: Greta Neubauer
AD 67: Chris Kapsner
AD 68: Emily Berge
AD 69: Brian Giles
AD 70: John Iver Baldus
AD 71: Katrina Shankland
AD 72: Criste Greening
AD 73: Nick Milroy
AD 74: Beth Meyers
AD 76: Francesca Hong
AD 78: Lisa Subeck
AD 81: Dave Considine
AD 82: Jacob Malinowski
AD 85: Jeff Johnson
AD 88: Kristin Lyerly
AD 89: Karl Jaeger
AD 90: Kristina Shelton
AD 91: Jodi Emerson
AD 92: Amanda White Eagle
AD 93: Charlie Warner
AD 94: Steve Doyle
AD 96: Josefine Jaynes

Attend Southeast WI Co-op Virtual Summer Assembly “No Lockdown on Activism!” on Saturday, September 12, 10AM

Don’t miss our virtual Summer Assembly on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 10:00 AM via Zoom. You’ll hear from some amazing guest speakers, including Rep. David Bowen, Rep. Robyn Vining, candidate Emily Siergrist, and more. This meeting is for all Co-op members that would like to catch up on how Citizen Action has been active in the election, the Green New Deal, and current social movements in our state. We will need all hands on deck for this time around.

RSVP HERE

Join COVID-19 VIGIL, Thursday, September 17th, 3:30, Milwaukee

Location: Near the Lower East Side/River West, Yet to be determined.

We are nearing the 200,000 mark of lives lost to COVID-19. Several healthcare co-op members feel this astounding fact is being overlooked and minimized and wanted to hold a vigil and public reminder of where we are to date. We need at least 15 people to help make this visible so please consider attending if you are able. Masks are required.  We are also keeping a watchful eye on the participant size so we can maintain optimal social distancing so this will be as safe as possible. We have a local faith leader that will be speaking.  If you have a loved one or friend that has been lost to COVID-19, you are welcome to attend and to bring a picture or a poster so we can acknowledge the loss.

We could have done better at managing this pandemic and we need to remind people that this toll is unacceptable while also remembering those we lost.

Contact Karen if you think you can make it and she will send you the RSVP link.  Karen.Kirsch@citizenactionwi.org or call or text at 414-588-0927

Covid-19 Health and Relief Town Hall with Congresswoman Gwen Moore 

Join Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Citizen Action of Wisconsin Executive Director Dr Robert Kraig and many Citizen Action members and supporters as we go over some of the most critical issues of the day, and hear a on-the-ground report of what is happening with Congress and the next stimulus! Congresswoman Moore will answer our questions on where Congress is on action to help struggling Americans and getting the pandemic under control. From COVID-19 response, to eviction & foreclosure protections, to unemployment support and job creation, don’t miss this live Zoom discussion!

Please register with this link.

Citizen Action of Wisconsin is launching a rural issue team in the Driftless region.

Citizen Action of Wisconsin is forming a rural issue team in the Driftless region. We understand that multiple crises are hitting rural Wisconsinites at once. Whether it is the disappearing small family farm, water quality, milk prices, rural infrastructure, the corporate takeover of the agriculture industry, housing, saving the USPS, COVID, climate change and historic flooding, CAFOs, or the need to reach rural voters we want to have a member team that is ready to respond and help to plan campaigns to improve the quality of life for rural, progressives in the Driftless region.

We are currently recruiting 10-15 members to serve on this team. The rural issue team will be meeting at least once a month, virtually. Folks from La Crosse or other cities in the area are welcome to join if they have a commitment to protecting our rural voters.

If you are interested in joining this team please contact Ben at ben.wilson@citizenactionwi.org. We are hoping to have our first rural issue time meeting in September. We are also actively expanding our membership into rural Vernon, Monroe, Crawford and Adams counties. If you know anyone in those areas who might be interested to learn more about Citizen Action of Wisconsin please connect them with Ben ASAP.

La Crosse Activists “Lift up Love” while protesting Mike Pence’s visit to the Coulee region.

Over 200 La Crosse area activists came out to spread a message of love to counter Mike Pence’s Labor Day visit to La Crosse last Monday.  Citizen Action of Wisconsin members were joined by local Black Lives Matter activists and LGBTQ+ activists to listen to speakers, register voters, and to let the Trump/Pence administration know that their divisive message is not welcome in La Crosse.

Speakers included local LGBTQ+ activists telling their story of coming out, young Black Lives Matter activist telling their stories of racism in the area and how they overcame it, HIV patients speaking to Pence’s failure to address the HIV crisis in Indiana while he was Governor and local progressives speaking about the importance of mobilizing friends and family members to get out and vote this year.

Roughly 100 protesters were on site to greet the vice presidential motorcade as it arrived.  While Mike Pence spoke to an invite only crowd outside of Dairyland Power the protest grew organically as area citizens gathered to make signs and to listen to speakers counter his message with one of hope, love and mobilization.  At one point a Trump supporter tried to violently disrupt the protest’s speakers and protesters simply formed a circle around the speakers to protect them and let the agitator know that his message was going to be drowned out by love.

By the time the motorcade pulled away over 200 protesters lined the street with signs letting Pence know that hate was not welcome in La Crosse.  You can read more about this event here.  Thank you to everyone who made it out to this very special event!

Join Citizen Action of Wisconsin endorsed candidate Kriss Marion for a chef hosted, farm to table, virtual cooking class and fundraiser!

Politics, farming and chef inspired dishes combine for a very special virtual event this Saturday at 5:00 PM.  Citizen Action of Wisconsin endorsed candidate for Assembly district 51 Kriss Marion will be joined by Chef Francesca Hong (Madison’s next Assemblywoman from district 76) for a very special cooking class hosted over Zoom!  They will be combining Chef Hong’s fabulous dishes from Morris Ramen with farm fresh ingredients from assembly district 51!

This very unique event will be your chance to meet the candidate, learn about the wonderful produce from the district, learn to cook chef quality meals, hear Kriss Marion’s vision for the future of farming in Wisconsin and talk politics.  You can RSVP for this very special event right here.  Suggested donation is $40.00 to attend.  Proceeds will help turn Wisconsin blue and what you learn will help keep your belly full!

NC Organizing Co-op Members Recognized by Labor Council on Labor Day

This year, the Marathon County Central Labor Council AFL-CIO (which is a member of the NC Organizing Co-op), did not hold a Labor Day parade, as they traditionally would have, due to the pandemic. Instead, they purchased a radio ad that played throughout Labor Day weekend in the region. Two NC Organizing Co-op members were recognized. Mayor Katie Rosenberg was recognized as the Grand Marshall and Wausau City Alder, Tom Kilian was awarded Citizen of the Year, for his commitment to the community. Originally, a parade had been planned, but the Labor Council made the tough decision to cancel that due to the COVID numbers in the County.

“Building A Better State Legislature” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

Our panel discusses this week’s revelation that Trump knew the coronavirus was ‘deadly stuff’ in February and lied about it to the American people. Next we dig into the explosion of positive COVID tests on Wisconsin university campuses. What are the ramifications? Finally, we kick off post Labor Day campaign season with two Citizen Action co-op members who are running for State Assembly in western Wisconsin: Sarah Yacoub (District 30) and Kim Butler (District 28).

Listen Now – Episode #458
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Visit Sarah Yacoub for Assembly.
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Visit Kim Butler for Assembly.
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Vote for Sarah Yacoub for State Assembly District 30

Vote for Sarah Yacoub for State Assembly District 30

SARAH YACOUB supports a comprehensive, compassionate, and science-driven approach to responding to COVID-19

COVID-19 has shown us that whether we’re Black or White, Latino or Asian, Indigenous or newcomer, we are dependent on each other and we pull through by pulling together. But for too long, we’ve let a powerful few divide us to pad their own profits by making our life and health a product for sale.

SARAH YACOUB supports guaranteeing free COVID-19 testing and treatment for everyone. She stands with us against the big insurance and pharma industries that would use this crisis to generate profits rather than providing the testing and treatment we need to get and stay well.

SARAH YACOUB will fight to make sure BadgerCare is opened to everyone in Wisconsin so that all of us can get the care we need without fear we’ll go bankrupt.

SARAH YACOUB will govern for all of us, not just the wealthy and well connected. When we come together as voters and vote for leaders like Sarah we can start making improvements so Wisconsin is a place where fairness, freedom, and prosperity is for everyone, no exceptions.

Learn more about Sarah Yacoub.

Be a voter! Vote safely from home by Tuesday, November 3!
Request your absentee ballot today!

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Vote for Emily Siegrist for State Assembly District 24

Vote for Emily Siegrist for State Assembly District 24

EMILY SIEGRIST supports a comprehensive, compassionate, and science-driven approach to responding to COVID-19

COVID-19 has shown us that whether we’re Black or White, Latino or Asian, Indigenous or newcomer, we are dependent on each other and we pull through by pulling together. But for too long, we’ve let a powerful few divide us to pad their own profits by making our life and health a product for sale.

EMILY SIEGRIST supports guaranteeing free COVID-19 testing and treatment for everyone. She stands with us against the big insurance and pharma industries that would use this crisis to generate profits rather than providing the testing and treatment we need to get and stay well.

EMILY SIEGRIST will fight to make sure BadgerCare is opened to everyone in Wisconsin so that all of us can get the care we need without fear we’ll go bankrupt.

EMILY SIEGRIST will govern for all of us, not just the wealthy and well connected. When we come together as voters and vote for leaders like Emily we can start making improvements so Wisconsin is a place where fairness, freedom, and prosperity is for everyone, no exceptions.

Learn more about Emily Seigrist.

Be a voter! Vote safely from home by Tuesday, November 3!
Request your absentee ballot today!

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Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.

Vote for Amanda WhiteEagle for State Assembly District 92

Vote for Amanda WhiteEagle for State Assembly District 92

AMANDA WHITEEAGLE supports a comprehensive, compassionate, and science-driven approach to responding to COVID-19

COVID-19 has shown us that whether we’re Black or White, Latino or Asian, Indigenous or newcomer, we are dependent on each other and we pull through by pulling together. But for too long, we’ve let a powerful few divide us to pad their own profits by making our life and health a product for sale.

AMANDA WHITEEAGLE supports guaranteeing free COVID-19 testing and treatment for everyone. She stands with us against the big insurance and pharma industries that would use this crisis to generate profits rather than providing the testing and treatment we need to get and stay well.

AMANDA WHITEEAGLE will fight to make sure BadgerCare is opened to everyone in Wisconsin so that all of us can get the care we need without fear we’ll go bankrupt.

AMANDA WHITEEAGLE will govern for all of us, not just the wealthy and well connected. When we come together as voters and vote for leaders like Amanda we can start making improvements so Wisconsin is a place where fairness, freedom, and prosperity is for everyone, no exceptions.

Learn more about Amanda WhiteEagle.

Be a voter! Vote safely from home by Tuesday, November 3!
Request your absentee ballot today!

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Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.