Senator Baldwin & Citizen Action Call for Bold COVID-19 Economic Relief

Baldwin legislation would extend unemployment and work-share before July deadline, create New Deal-style publicly subsidized jobs program, begin climate transition, improving racial equity, and revitalizing rural areas Statewide: In a virtual town hall meeting this morning over 160 Citizen Action leaders and members heard a full report from U.S. Senator Baldwin on the need to maintain and further extend economic…

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Supports Milwaukee Mask Ordinance

For Immediate Release–July 6, 2020 Media Contact: Robert Kraig, (414) 322-5324, [email protected] The public health measure is essential, but must also be equitably enforced Milwaukee: With the COVID-19 pandemic dangerously accelerating, governments have a moral obligation to take every step necessary to save lives. In Wisconsin, due to the hyper partisanship of the Wisconsin State Supreme Court and the conservatives…

Report: 8 Billionaires in Wisconsin See Net Worth Jump $14.2 Billion or 36.1% in First Three Months of COVID-19 Pandemic

Report: 8 Billionaires in Wisconsin See Net Worth Jump $14.2 Billion or 36.1% in First Three Months of COVID-19 Pandemic  Meanwhile Wisconsinites, State & Local Governments Face Financial Hardship as Congress Stalls on New COVID-19 Financial Aid Package MILWAUKEE—Wisconsin has 8 billionaires who collectively saw their wealth increase by $14.2 billion or 36.1% during the first three months of the…

Citizen Action Statement on the Racist Murder of George Floyd

For Immediate Release: May 29, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig, (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Citizen Action Statement on the Racist Murder of George Floyd Milwaukee: Citizen Action of Wisconsin stands in solidarity with the family and friends of George Floyd, thousands of protesters across the country, and every person who loves humanity, in demanding that the four offers involved in his murder…

Supreme Court Shifts Life & Death Responsibility for Pandemic onto Legislature

For Immediate Release: May 14, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig, (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Supreme Court Shifts Life & Death Responsibility for Pandemic onto Legislature What the state now must do to save lives and successfully open the economy is clear: will the GOP Legislature start doing its job? Statewide: GOP legislative leaders may think they won a victory in their campaign…

Partisan Supreme Court Further Divides Wisconsin When Unity is a Question of Life and Death

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig, (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Partisan Supreme Court Further Divides Wisconsin When Unity is a Question of Life and Death Statewide: The Wisconsin State Supreme Court majority’s divisive and partisan decision late this afternoon, along with the obstructionism of the Legislature, risks making the worst public health threat in a century deadlier and…

Health Professionals Speak Out Against Social Distancing Protests

For Immediate Release: April 24, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig, (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Claire Zautke, (414) 940-3375, [email protected] Health Professionals Speak Out Against Social Distancing Protests In video statements recorded this morning, health professionals explain why the the Governor’s Safer at Home order is an essential measure for containing COVID-19, creating conditions to gradually and safely reopen the economy  Statewide: This…

Legislative Action on COVID-19 Grossly Inadequate

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] Legislative Action on COVID-19 Grossly Inadequate Without free testing and treatment, Wisconsin will not slow down the transmission of the virus, or allow safe reopening of economy  Statewide: With the slow and uncoordinated federal response to the coronavirus pandemic paralyzing the country, the burden of leadership has fallen…

Legislature Must Do Better on Free Testing and Treatment for COVID 19

For Immediate Release: April 13, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] Link to release here Legislature Must Do Better on Free Testing and Treatment for COVID 19 Governor’s Relief Plan Makes Progress on Free Treatment which is excluded in GOP package Statewide: A major difference between Governor Evers and State Legislative leadership will, unless addressed, hamper Wisconsin’s COVID-19 containment…

Emergency Powers Give Wisconsin Authority to use BadgerCare to Fight Coronavirus

For Immediate Release: March 20, 2020 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] Emergency Powers Give Wisconsin Authority to use BadgerCare to Fight Coronavirus Federal Emergency Declaration opens new avenues to guarantee everyone is tested and treated without cost sharing, fully covering all uninsured Wisconsinites Statewide: Under pressure from a number of states seeking to stem the alarming speed of novel…