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
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. Read More
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
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.
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.
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