Cirtizen Action Weekly: Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

Walker’s Bait and Switch on Pre-existing Condition Discrimination Becomes Dominant Issue in Governor’s Election

Scott Walker’s declaration last week that he would protect people with pre-existing conditions from discrimination is in sharp contrast to his actual record as governor and any policy proposal he has made to date, raising the specter that he is deliberately misleading voters in order to deflect a major campaign issue.

According to a report from Associated Press over the weekend “Gov. Scott Walker pledged Friday to ensure those with pre-existing conditions would be covered in Wisconsin if the Affordable Care Act were repealed.” Read More

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, September 14th

Friday, September 14th

Citizen Action hits the doors for members running for office

With Labor Day long gone, the fall general election is heating up with only 2 months left until Election Day on November 6th. Last weekend Citizen Action members started hitting the doors in support of Organizing Cooperative members who are running for State Legislature. In Milwaukee members were out helping Emily Siegrist and Julie Henszey. This weekend it’s time for you get out and help a member with doors or phone calls. See full schedule of volunteer opportunities at the end of the Weekly. Read More

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, September 7th

Friday, September 7th

Tammy Baldwin Signs Pledge to Protect Wisconsinites with Pre-existing Conditions

Wednesday evening U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin signed a pledge issued by Citizen Action Wisconsin to protect Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions. Citizen Action of Wisconsin, which brings together health professionals and patients from across the state, called on U.S. Senate candidates Sen. Tammy Baldwin and State Sen. Leah Vukmir to sign a pledge not to repeal or weaken the provisions of the Affordable Care Act outlawing discrimination against people with health conditions. Approximately 2.4 million Wisconsinites have a health condition that could be designated a “pre-existing condition.” Read More

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, August 31st

Friday, August 31st

Happy Labor Day Weekend: Attend a Labor Day event near you!

On Labor Day, we recognize and honor the achievements of all of America’s working people.Celebrate with your union brothers and sisters and community members around the state as we honor all who labor.

This weekend take some time to attend a Labor Day event in your community. There are events throughout the state, including in Milwaukee, Wausau, Eau Claire, Fox Valley and Green Bay.   Read More

Citizen Action Weekly: August 13th – 17th

Week of August 13th – 17th

Progressives Win Big in Wisconsin Primary

Robert Kraig

Mandela Barnes, Marisabel Cabrera, Jeff Smith and Sarah Godlewski: remember these names. These four members of Citizen Action Wisconsin, who all won primary races Tuesday night by wide margins, are proof the blue wave Democrats hope will crest in November continues to rise. Read More

Citizen Action Weekly: Friday, August 3, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

Walker Plan Does Not Make Up for Cost of Sabotage

Governor Scott Walker is touting the approval by the Trump Administration of his complicated health insurance scheme that does not even begin to make up for the cost of ongoing efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Walker’s complicated scheme called “reinsurance” funnels $200 million in direct public subsidies to insurance companies in the hope that they would lower premiums for some consumers. The proposal does not require that health insurance companies pass on any savings to consumers, and even if they did it would only impact a small percentage of Wisconsinites. 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

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