Trump’s unmet promises

Candidate Trump made many promises in 2016, mostly unmet. His tax cuts largely helped big business and the wealthy, not regular folks. And, the Trump alternative to the Affordable Care Act was to repeal, with no replacement. Trump also pledged massive infrastructure spending. Empty words, despite much of the nation and Wisconsin in disrepair. The American Society of Civil Engineers’ infrastructure report gave a D+ to the U.S. And, it rated Wisconsin: 8.7 percent of bridges are “structurally deficient”, 27 percent of roads in “poor condition”, and over $7 billion needed for drinking and wastewater infrastructure.

Creation of a Crisis: How the Pharmaceutical Industry Chooses Profit Over People

Citizen Action of Wisconsin joins national release of report revealing how drug company profits and CEO pay put lives at risk

For Immediate Release

February 21, 2019

CONTACTs:

Robert Kraig, Citizen Action of Wisconsin (414) 322-5324, robert.kraig@citizenactionwi.org

Ariela Weinberger, Roosevelt Institute, aweinberger@rooseveltinstitute.org

Milwaukee: Citizen Action of Wisconsin is joining the Roosevelt Institute and People’s Action in  releasingProfit Over Patients: How the Rules of our Economy Encourage the Pharmaceutical Industry’s Extractive Behavior.” Read More

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, February 15th

Friday, February 15th

Northeast Co-op Asks Senator Feyen to Support BadgerCare Expansion

State Senator Feyen held a town hall on Monday Feb 11 in Fond du Lac County, which the Northeast organizer, Jolie Lizotte, and a couple constituents from Oshkosh attended to ask the Senator to support expanding BadgerCare in the state budget. The Senator is not staunchly opposed to the expansion so we will continue to lobby him this spring to persuade him to vote for it. We also asked him if supported overturning Citizens United (he does not) and if he supported nonpartisan redistricting (he does not).

Upcoming Event: Appleton BadgerCare Expansion Campaign Strategy Session

Tuesday February 19 7-8:30pm at the Appleton Public Library Room A

The goal for this strategy session is decide how we want to implement the Medicaid Expansion campaign in Northeast Wisconsin – what will our local tactics be and what is our anticipated timeline – as well as to answer any questions folks may have about the state budget process and why we want to win on this issue. I am looking into having a video conference option for folks who live outside of the Appleton metro area and if we are able to do that I will send a follow up email with that information.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/820147388319481/ Read More

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, February 1st

Friday, February 1st

“The Foxconn is up: They got paid, we got played” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We welcome State Representative Jonathan Brostoff to discuss the predictable implosion of Foxconn’s manufacturing plant in Wisconsin and the implications for Wisconsin and the progressive movement. We also talk about new scandalous and hateful revelations about the bigotry of Scott Walker’s handpicked Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn.

Join the fight, join Citizen Action’s Organizing Cooperative!

LISTEN now to the show.

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, January 25th

Friday, January 25th

Citizen Action Applauds Governor Evers for Commitment to Expand BadgerCare

Is great first step towards fulfilling public mandate to guarantee affordable health care in Wisconsin

In response to the first State of the State Address of Tony Evers, Citizen Action of Wisconsin members across the state applaud the Governor’s firm commitment to including BadgerCare expansion in the state budget.

“Claiming hundreds of millions in federal tax dollars already set aside for Wisconsin to expand BadgerCare to more low income families is a great first step in fulfilling the election mandate to guarantee affordable quality health care,” said Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin.

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January 23, 2019

Is great first step towards fulfilling public mandate to guarantee affordable health care in Wisconsin

For Immediate Release, January 23, 2019

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

Statewide: In response to the first State of the State Address of Tony Evers, Citizen Action of Wisconsin members across the state applaud the Governor’s firm commitment to including BadgerCare expansion in the state budget.

“Claiming hundreds of millions in federal tax dollars already set aside for Wisconsin to expand BadgerCare to more low income families is a great first step in fulfilling the election mandate to guarantee affordable quality health care,” said Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Read More

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, January 18th

Friday, January 18th

Citizen Action and One Wisconsin Now win the first lame duck case, blocking GOP early voting restrictions

Citizen Action is again making headlines across the state.

Thursday Citizen Action and our partners, including One Wisconsin Now, won an injunction from a federal judge blocking the early voting restrictions put in place by the Lame Duck Legislature and Governor Walker! Read More

The partial government shutdown

The partial government shutdown, initiated by Trump (beholden to hard-right bomb throwers Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh), is the longest in U.S. history. It would not have happened if departing weak-kneed House Speaker Paul Ryan had not enabled Trump. Now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has become Trump’s go-to politician, despite his previous opposition to a shutdown. 800,000 federal workers, including over 3,000 Wisconsinites, have been furloughed (no pay) or worse, forced to work without pay. And, taxpayers are no longer receiving essential services.

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, January 11th

Friday, January 11th

Citizen Action of Wisconsin statewide staff meets for strategic retreat this week in Milwaukee.

This week Citizen Action of Wisconsin organizing staff meet in Milwaukee for a strategic retreat. In 3 days of intensive (and exhausting) work we made progress in planning our 2019 issue and electoral campaigns, evolving our organizational culture, improving our effectiveness as a team, and building deeper relationships between staff. Read More