Bill Kaplan: Trump’s budget betrays rural Wisconsin

Posted by Matthew Brusky on March 18, 2019 · 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…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, March 15th

Friday, March 15th “The Mandela Barnes interview” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast 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…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, March 8th

Friday, March 8th 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…

Citizen Action Weekly: March 1, 2019

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…

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, February 22nd

Friday, February 22nd Citizen Action Northeast Wisconsin Co-op Member Eric Genrich Wins Green Bay Mayor Primary Congratulations to Eric Genrich for his primary victory this Tuesday in the Green Bay mayor’s race with 44% percent of the vote. Eric is a former state legislator and a founding member of the Citizen Action Northeast WI Co-op.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…