Citizen Action Stages Protest of We Energies in Frigid Conditions

For Immediate Release December 23, 2022 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5325 [email protected] Citizen Action calls out 11% price increase,discriminatory rates for low income people of color, foot-dragging on climate crisis. Milwaukee: Braving dangerous wind chills Thursday evening, a hardy group of Citizen Action members gathered  in front of the We Energies branded Milwaukee Christmas Tree in the Deer District to…

Citizen Action Applauds Senate Passage of Historic Climate Change, Health Care, and Tax Fairness Legislation

For Immediate Release: August 7, 2022 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Milwaukee: Citizen Action applauded the passage in the U.S. Senate of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 on Sunday afternoon by a 50-50 vote (with VP Kamala Harris casting the deciding vote). The legislation is the first climate change bill in American history actually up to the scale…

New Report: Wisconsin Part Of Trend: Billionaires Buying Federal Elections, Putting Democracy At Risk

Wealthiest Pump Millions into 2022 Campaigns, Mostly to Republicans Who Will Cut Their Taxes and Supported Trump’s January 6th Insurrection  Citizen Action of Wisconsin released a new report today in coordination with Americans for Tax Fairness and Health Care for America Now, showing that America’s billionaires are pumping tens of millions of dollars into the 2022 midterm elections, mostly backing…

Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling A Betrayal of Democracy

For Immediate Release–June 28, 2022 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324, [email protected] The only way to restore women’s constitutional rights is to restore true democracy, starting at the ballot box. Milwaukee: The Supreme Court’s Dobbs Decision is yet another blow to the shaky foundations of American democracy as shocking as the revelations of the January 6th Committee. Right-wing extremists, funded by…

Legislators Announce Framework for Boldest Climate & Jobs Package Yet Introduced in the Upper Midwest

For Immediate Release–June 16, 2022 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Madison: At a News Conference at the State Capitol today, Citizen Action of Wisconsin joined State Representative Supreme Moore Omokunde and State Senator Chris Larson to unveil a framework for what will be the first comprehensive legislation ever introduced in Wisconsin or in the Upper Midwest to actually meet…

GOP Medicaid Bills Are An Attack on Hardworking Wisconsinites

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 16, 2022 Contacts: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324, [email protected] to press statement here Madison, Wis. – Below is a statement from Dr. Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, on two Republican-sponsored bills regarding Medicaid enrollment. “Today the State Assembly will vote on two bills that would move Wisconsin backwards at the expense of…

1st Year of Biden Administration has Benefited Wisconsin

For Immediate Release January 20, 2022 Contact: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324 [email protected] 1st Year of Biden Administration has Benefited Wisconsin Citizen Action’s Executive Director is available for interviews on the impact of the Biden Administration in Wisconsin after one year.  Milwaukee: One full year of an administration focused on investing in working people has helped Wisconsinites weather the economic disruptions…

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery Raises Questions about Justice in Wisconsin.

For Immediate Release–November 24, 2021 Contact: Rafael Smith (414) 364-0482, [email protected] Milwaukee: Today, Citizen of Wisconsin released the following statement on the conviction of Ahmaud Arbery from Climate & Equity Director Rafael Smith: “It says a lot about where we are in Wisconsin that a state in the old Jim Crow south is able to achieve justice five days after…

Rittenhouse Verdict a Travesty

Contact: JoAnna Bautch: (414)-931-1758  [email protected] For Immediate Release, November 19, 2021 Milwaukee: On behalf of our grassroots member activists and staff across the state, Citizen Action of Wisconsin stands in solidarity with the families of victims Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and survivors Gaige Grosskreutz, Jacob Blake, and the residents of Kenosha seeking justice and peace. In Wisconsin, we care…

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Celebrates House Vote on Build Back Better

For Immediate Release: November 19, 2021 Contacts: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324, [email protected] House Democrats Pass Historic Bill To Increase Health Care Coverage and Affordability, Tax the Rich and Corporations, Invest in Climate Change Mitigation, & Create Millions of New Jobs. In response to today’s passage of the Build Back Better Act by House Democrats this morning, Robert Kraig, Executive Director…