Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative of North Central WI

After years of damaging attacks to our community, one thing is clear: we must develop and support new, bold ideas if we are to change the direction of Wisconsin. Click here to watch the co-op intro video

Our method is simple: Create an Organizing Cooperative, a membership organization YOU own, and hire a professional organizer that will work to unify and strengthen the power of concerned citizens, progressive allies and groups across Wisconsin to make social change! This is your Organizing Cooperative, you own it. You direct it. What do you want to change in your community? What should we organize for next?

(Did you mean to join an Organizing Cooperative in a different part of the state? Click here instead)

North Central Organizing Co-op members have already identified issues such as the following to start working on! Click here to contact organizer Joel Lewis to find out how you can be more involved

  • Protecting/improving healthcare and fighting the opioid epidemic
  • Ensuring strong democracy through fair elections and vibrant voter registration
  • Demanding quality affordable housing for North Central WI residents, and more!

By becoming a member-owner of the Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative of North Central WI, you join hundreds of other progressives in the Northeast WI area who are ready to organize for change. Membership contributions for the Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative can be made either monthly or annually, and you have the choice of them being *tax-deductible or political. Select your preferred method of payment below:

Standard membership dues are $20 a month (or $240 a year), and anything greater supports a scholarship for a fellow member with limited income. If you have questions about our dues payments and/or are interested in receiving a scholarship-level membership ($10/mo), contact Joel Lewis at 715.551.2525, Joel.lewis@citizenactionwi.org.

Why become a member? Your membership gives you a say in the issues we work on and provides you with the support and expertise that only a Professional Organizer can provide.  Once you become a member-owner of the Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative, you have the freedom to join in on any of our issue campaigns, or start your very own!  The Organizer will connect you with others, and continuously work to find more progressives to join our movement for true, sustainable progressive change in Wisconsin!

Who can I contact? – For our Organizing Cooperative in North Central WI contact Joel Lewis at 715.551.2525, Joel.lewis@citizenactionwi.org

Contributions by Check

Make check(s) out to: Citizen Action of Wisconsin (political) OR Citizen Action of WI Education Fund (*tax-deductible).  You can send a check to Citizen Action’s office in Milwaukee: 221 S 2nd St, Suite 300, Milwaukee WI, 53204.

To ensure that your check goes toward your Organizing Cooperative membership, please write “cooperative” on the memo line of the check, or include a letter in the envelope that indicates that it is to be used for your Organizing Cooperative dues payments.

*What is the difference between political and tax-deductible? Citizen Action is made up of two different legal entities: a 501c4 social welfare nonprofit and a 501c3 tax deductible nonprofit. What that means is that contributions to the “social welfare” arm allows for a greater percent of staff time to elections, endorsements, lobbying and more, but is not tax deductible. Contributions to the “tax deductible” arm cannot be spent on election work, but does allow a tax deduction for those interested.

For further questions about membership contributions, contact Joel Lewis, organizer of the Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative for North Central WI, at 715.551.2525, Joel.lewis@citizenactionwi.org

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