October 11, 2018

For Immediate Release– October 11, 2018

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

Walker’s election year plan impacts a tiny fraction of health consumers, is dwarfed by premium reductions in neighboring Minnesota, and does not make up for cost of his sabotage

Statewide: After 7 years of working to sabotage the Affordable Care Act in Wisconsin, Scott Walker is making misleading claims about reducing health care costs just weeks ahead of a close election. The public has a right to know his real record on health care access and affordability. Read More

October 9, 2018

For Immediate Release– October 9, 2018

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

In U.S. Senate debate Vukmir makes stunningly false claim that pre-existing conditions discrimination was not an issue before passage of the Affordable Care Act

Milwaukee: In a debate Monday evening U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir made the startling assertion that before the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions was prevented by federal law. This shockingly false claim contradicts both the historical record and the lived experiences of thousands of Wisconsinites who were subjected to discrimination before the ACA made it illegal. Read More

September 17, 2018

For Immediate Release– September 17, 2018

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

Statewide: Scott Walker’s declaration 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. Read More

September 6, 2018

For Immediate Release– September 6, 2018

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

Citizen_Action_Pre-Existing_Condition_Pledge_(1).jpgStatewide: Last night 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

June 18, 2018

For Immediate Release–June 18, 2018

Press Contacts:

Marla Stephens, Citizen Action of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Organizing Co-op, (414) 469-0116, marlajstephens@gmail.com

Lindsay Dorff, Citizen Action of Wisconsin – Northeast Organizing Co-op, (920) 391-8638, lindsayrose5@gmail.com

Wisconsinites Call on State to Pass Fair Maps Legislation

STATEWIDE, WIS. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court sent the Gill v Whitford case back to the district court, effectively leaving Wisconsin’s unconstitutional election maps in place for the 2018 election. This ruling leaves the onus on Wisconsin to protect voters from gerrymandering for the time being.

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May 30, 2018

For Immediate Release– May 30, 2018

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

Uses authority from Trump Administration to allow sale of dangerous substandard health plans

BadgerCare Public Option is a better way to increase access to affordable, quality health coverage

Statewide: Tuesday the Walker Administration built on its 7-year record of sabotaging the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by permitting the continued sale of substandard “lemon” health plans through the end of 2019 on the individual and small group markets. Read More

April 4, 2018

For Immediate Release– April 4, 2018

Contacts: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 robert.kraig@citizenactionwi.org
Matt Brusky, (414) 315-4127 matt.brusky@citizenactionwi.org
Comment from Citizen Action organizers and members around the state available upon request.

At least 49 Members win races for local office and build progressive power across Wisconsin

Statewide: On Tuesday scores of Citizen Action of Wisconsin members were elected to local office, many of them with the volunteer support of local Citizen Action members who made phone calls, canvassed, and engaged in get-out-the-vote activities. Read More