Citizen Action launches new radio and digital ads in support of expanding BadgerCare!
Citizen Action is turning up the public heat on the Republican legislators who are standing in the way of Governor Evers’ plan to expand BadgerCare to 83,000 working people. To intensify the impact of our grassroots organizing, Citizen Action launched a statewide radio and digital ad campaign this week.
Citizen Action members attend UW-River Falls state budget hearing.
This Monday was Western Wisconsin’s turn to be heard at the Joint Finance Committee public hearing on the state budget in River Falls. Members traveled from great distances to speak at the hearing. Read More
Citizen Action members let the Joint Finance Committee know what was a priority for them in the next version of the Wisconsin state budget. Popular topics were accepting the BadgerCare expansion money from the Federal government, raising the wage to help solve the long term care worker shortage, keeping pre-existing conditions protections, marijuana legalization, fair maps, and increased funding for public education! Read More
Citizen Action members win in local elections this week!
A top goal of Citizen Action’s organizing co-ops is to prioritize recruiting and supporting members running for local and state offices on our long term agenda. In 2018, 70 of our co-op members ran for office. In last nights spring elections 7 co-op members won election! Read More
The election to replace retiring Justice Shirley Abrahamson is on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Judge Neubauer faces Walker-appointed judge Brian Hagdorn in the election. The ultra-conservative Hagedorn has made news during the campaign for scandalous and hateful writings revealing his bigotry and right-wing ideas.
North Central Co-op set to celebrate 2 year Anniversary
The North Central Organizing Co-op is 2 years old. We want to celebrate! We will be meeting in Wausau, next Tuesday, March 26th at the First Universalist Unitarian Church, 504 Grant Street, Wausau, at 6 pm. We will celebrate our 2 year milestone with members. But, before we celebrate, we will have the privilege of watch via video conference State Rep. Katrina Shankland speaking to Co-op members and allies in Wisconsin Rapids. There, they will be having a planning meeting, to advance Medicaid Expansion in Wisconsin, and we will be able to see the opening of their meeting online! Read More
Rural America is in crisis. Farmers are overwhelmed by unrelenting low prices and loss of critical foreign markets (Trump’s trade wars). South Dakota GOP Governor Kristi Noem said: “South Dakota has been devastated by the trade wars … .” She stressed “sustained low commodity prices” and the impact on farmers and main street businesses (Politico). Same for Wisconsin. The state has lost over 700 dairy farms. UW-Madison economics professor Steven Deller emphasized that Wisconsin farmers are running up debt and had a “17.8 percent decline in farm income last year” (Wisconsin Public Radio). The White House is not paying attention. Read More
We welcome Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes to discuss his first couple of months in the office and the his vision for creating opportunity in Wisconsin over the next few years. In our third installment of Sarah “what the Godlewski does the state treasurer do?” We review her effort to help UW system graduates refinance their student loan debt and GOP State Rep. Michael Schraa failing to honor his promise to sponsor legislation to put some authority and power back into the state treasurer’s office. We also discuss: Congressman Mark Pocan’s threat to sue ICE for records related to Wisconsin arrests last year; GOP Legislative leaders plan to intervene in Planned Parenthood case challenging abortion laws; Wisconsin is now the top 2020 battleground state; and State Sen. Dale Kooyenga says he will consider supporting accepting the federal money to expand BadgerCare.Read More
Make Phone calls for Supreme Court Justice Candidate Lisa Neubauer from home!
We are calling into rural areas of Wisconsin to talk to women voters about why candidate Lisa Neubauer is the right choice for Wisconsin. We’ve removed all the bad numbers from your calls in 2018, and added some new people in who are likely to vote in this election. If you haven’t used Open VPB before, click here for instructions, otherwise, the links to each area of the state are below and live!Read More
Citizen Action of Wisconsin is excited to announce Fabi Maldonado as our new Greater Milwaukee Co-op Organizer.
Fabi has strong progressive values and is dedicated to movement work stretching from resisting at Standing Rock – sacred grounds, to leading the $1 decriminalization of cannabis efforts in his hometown of Racine, which is now spreading throughout the state.
Fabi is committed to tackling injustices rooted in social, racial, and economic issues, and will work to include more of our allies in our diverse communities in the Co-op, as well as continue to build and support strong, progressive people power with Greater Milwaukee Co-op members.Read More