Citizen Action Weekly: Get Out the Vote 2018

Get Out the Vote 2018

Help Elect Citizen Action members and endorsed candidates for the State Legislature

Northeast Wisconsin

SD 1 Caleb Frostman
Canvassing and Phone Bank
Saturday, November 3rd, 8:45am start

Green Bay
Teamsters, 1546 Main St Green Bay
Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes will rally before canvassing.

Menasha
157 S Green Bay Rd, Neenah, WI 54956):   

Manitowoc
Private address, call or text Jolie Lizotte at 920- 312-4246)
Appleton (meet at 2701 N Oneida St Appleton, WI 54911)  

SD 19 Lee Snodgrass
Canvassing and Phone Banking
Saturday, November 3rd, 9am; Noon & 3pm
Outagamie County Democrats Office
2701 N. Oneida St., Suite C-1, Appleton

Neenah Labor Temple
157 S Green Bay Rd, Neenah.

Sunday, November 4th, Noon & 3pm
Outagamie County Democrats Office
2701 N. Oneida St., Suite C-1, Appleton

Neenah Labor Temple
157 S Green Bay Rd, Neenah.

AD 88 Tom Sieber
Canvassing and Phone Banking
Saturday, November 3rd, 9am; Noon; 2pm; 5pm
Brown County Democrats Office
118 S Chestnut Ave, Green Bay

Sunday, November 4th, 9am, Noon; 3pm; 5pm
Brown County Democrats Office
118 S Chestnut Ave, Green Bay

To support other Northeast Wisconsin endorsed state legislature candidates call or text Jolie Lizotte at (920) 312-4246

Western Wisconsin

SD 31 Jeff Smith
Canvassing and Phone Banking

Eau Claire (Join Jeff Smith)
634 Water St, Eau Claire
Saturday, November 3rd, 9am; noon; 3pm; 6pm.
Sunday, November 4th, Noon; 3pm; 6pm.
Monday, November 5th, 9am; noon; 3pm; 6pm.
Tuesday, November 6th, 8am; 11am; 2pm; 5pm.
More information

Prescott (Join Camapign manager Ann Francis)
Saturday, November 3rd, 10am – 1:30pm
228 Gibbs St N, Prescott
More infornmation

Black River Falls (Join Citizen Action Deputy Director, Matt Brusky)
421 Harrison St, Black River Falls

Saturday, November 3rd, 9am; noon; 3pm; 6pm.
Sunday, November 4th, Noon; 3pm; 6pm.
Monday, November 5th, 9am; noon; 3pm; 6pm.
Tuesday, November 6th, 8am; 11am; 2pm; 5pm.
More information

Adopt a small town in Senate District 31

If you are willing to canvass any small toen in Senate Districrt 31 to help Jeff win please contact solana@citizenactionwi.org and we will hook you up with canvass turf in the town of your choice.

North Central Wisconsin

AD 35 Mark Martello
Canvassing and Phone Banking
Lincoln County Democratic Office
110 North Prospect Street, Merrill.

Saturday, November 3rd, 10am – 8pm
Sunday, November 4th, Noon – 8pm

More information on Monday and Tuesday contact Vik Verma at  v2aggie2@gmail.com or Shannon Thielman at 608.843.4402

AD 72 David Gorski
Canvassing and Phone Banking
Saturday, November 3rd, 10am to 2pm

For more Information on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday contact: gorskidavid60@gmail.com

AD 86 Nancy Stencil
Canvassing and Phone Banking
Marathon County Democratic Party Office
833 S. 3rd Ave., Wausau.
Saturday, November 3rd, 10am – 8pm
Sunday, November 4th, 10am – 8pm

For more information on Mondy and Tuesday contact; Brigid Moran, brigidm@wisdems.org, 630-346-2952

Greater Milwaukee Area

SD 5 Julie Henszey
Phone Banking and Canvassing
5040 W North Ave, Milwaukee
Saturday, November 3rd, 9am – 8pm (Julie will be speaking at 9am rally)
Sunday, November 4th, 10am – 8pm
Monday, November 5th, 9am – 8pm
Tuesday, November 6th, 8am – 8pm

AD 21 Gabriel Gomez
Canvassing and Phone Banking
Saturday, November 4th, 9am – 6pm
9847 S Mustang Pl, Oak Creek
More information

Sunday, November 4th, 9am – 6pm
9847 S Mustang Pl, Oak Creek
More information

AD 22 Aaron Matteson
Canvassing and Phone Banking
Saturday, October 27th, 9am – 6pm
Sunday, October 28th, 9am – 7pm
Creekwood Crossing in Menomonee Falls
More information

AD 23 Liz Sumner
Canvassing
Friday, November 2nd
10:00am OR 2:00pm
Home of Chris Stone in Bayside: 9171 North Rexleigh Drive
More information

Saturday, November 3rd
10:00am OR 2:00pm
Colectivo Coffee in Mequon, 11205 North Cedarburg Road

Sunday, November 4th
10:00am OR 2:00pm
Fiddleheads Coffee in Thiensville: 192 South Main Street

Monday, November 5th
10:00am OR 2:00pm
Location TBD

Liz Sumner can be contacted at (414) 909-2917 or elizabeth.e.sumner@gmail.com

AD 24 Emily Siegrist
Canvassing
Saturday, November 3rd, 9am – 7pm
More information
Contact Emily to canvass with her: 608-381-5221

Sunday, November 4th, 1pm – 7pm
More information
Contact Emily to canvass with her: 608-381-5221

Monday, November 5th, 9am – 8pm
Creekwood Crossing, Menomonee Falls
More information

Tuesday, November 6th, 8am – 8pm
Creekwood Crossing, Menomonee Falls
More information

AD 60 Christine Rahlf
Canvassing and Phone Banking
Dan Kohl’s Office
1009 Washington St, Grafton.
Saturday, November 3rd, 9 am – 7pm
More information

Sunday, November 4th, Noon – 9pm
More Information.

Monday November 5th, 9am – 9pm
More Information

Tuesday November 6th, 8am – 8pm
More information

AD 84 Erica Flynn
Canvassing
November 3rd, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Erica Flynn’s Home, 7315 W Southridge Dr, Apt 239, Greenfield

Sunday, November 4th 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Erica Flynn’s Home, 7315 W Southridge Dr, Apt 239, Greenfield

Southside Milwaukee Canvass
Location: Citizen Action of Wisconsin: 221 S 2nd St, Suite 300

Help us mobilize Latinx Voters for Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes!  Show up anytime during the hours below:

  • Saturday, 11/3: 11am -5pm (last shift at 2:30 pm
  • Sunday, 11/4: 2pm-6pm (last shift 3:30pm)
  • Monday, 11/5: 11am-5pm (last shift at 2:30 pm)

Statewide Phonebank
Location: Citizen Action of Wisconsin: 221 S 2nd St, Suite 300

We will be calling into rural areas across the state to persuade voters to vote for Evers and Barnes around healthcare and pre-existing Conditions.  Come anytime during the hours below to make phone calls, and bring a laptop if you have one, otherwise we will provide you with a call list.

  • Saturday, 11/3: 11am-5pm
  • Sunday, 11/4: 11am-5pm

Citizen Action Releases New Report: BadgerCare Public Option Would Slash 2019 Health Insurance Costs

On a media call Wednesday morning Citizen Action of Wisconsin, with key state lawmakers and the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals, released a new analysis which has major implications for the high profile health care debate in the 2018 election. We were joined on the audio news conference by State Senator LaTonya Johnson and State Rep. Chris Taylor, both members of the powerful Joint Finance Committee which writes the state budget. Listen to the entire audio here.

The analysis, based on just released federal data crunched by Citizen Action, shows that Governor Walker’s refusal to build on the Affordable Care Act is forcing Wisconsinites to pay thousands more for health insurance on the individual market. In some high cost regions of the state, Wisconsin families are paying over $24,000 per year more per year!

The analysis focused on two questions using 2019 premium and deductible data just released by the federal government:

  1. How much would Wisconsinites who buy health insurance on their own save if BadgerCare was made a public option? Governor Walker and the majority in the Legislature have refused to take action on the popular proposal introduced by legislative Democrats. Challenger Tony Evers supports the BadgerCare public option proposal.

  2. How much more will Wisconsinites who buy insurance on their own pay next year than their counterparts in Minnesota? Minnesota, unlike Wisconsin, has consistently built upon the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

For both questions, the analysis used as its baseline consumers who make too much to qualify for federal tax credits, and therefore pay their entire health insurance premium.

Key Findings for 2019 (for consumers who pay the full premium) 

  • Wisconsinites who buy insurance on their own would pay premiums and deductibles on average 32.5% less if a BadgerCare Public Option were available. This means they would pay on average $3,685 less for the same level of coverage.

  • Wisconsinites on the individual insurance market will face premiums and deductibles 50% higher on average than their counterparts in Minnesota. This means paying a state average of $3,781 more per year for the same level of coverage. For some Wisconsin border regions, the disparity is even greater.

  • Enacting a BadgerCare Public Option would have an even more dramatic impact for a family of four, saving as much as over $24,000 in premiums and deductibles over private health insurance.

READ the FULL REPORT

North Central Organizing Co-op Members Attend League of Women Voters Forum on Fair Maps in Merrill; Members Continue to Get Out the Vote Across the Region

Lincoln County Board Supervisor, and Co-op member Hans Breitenmoser participated in a forum at the TB Scott Free Library in Merrill (Lincoln County). The forum was organized by the League of Women Voters (LWV). Hans was joined by Bill Whitford, the named plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Whitford vs Gill; Matt Rothschild, President of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign; and LWVNOW President Dorothy Skye. Hans and other Lincoln County Board Supervisors passed a fair maps resolution some time ago, and now, they have a referendum on the ballot asking voters how they feel about having a nonpartisan redistricting procedure. The meeting was very well attended, including our endorsed candidate for the 35th Assembly District, and Co-op member Mark Martello.

Co-op members and staff continue to get out the vote in 7 Assembly Districts in North central Wisconsin! Members are volunteering for Elizabeth “Buffy” Riley in the 87th district, David Gorski in the 72nd, and Chris Meier in the 34th. Members are coordinating canvasses, knocking doors, making phone calls, and getting people out to vote early. Also, several Co-op members have offered rides to the polls on election day. The Chair of the Co-op will be doing legal observing at the polls!

If you would like a ride to the polls, would like to help a campaign or just have questions about voting, please contact organizer Joel Lewis at 715-551-2525 or email him at joel.lewis@citizenactionwi.org.

The photo features Co-op members Victoria Engels and Joshua Ryan who voted early at their Town Clerk’s farm! In rural parts of WI, this is very common, that the Town or Village Clerk runs things from their homes. This particular picture was taken at Forest Lawn Farm, where Town of Wausau Clerk Cindy Worden lives and conducts municipal business for the township.

“Godlewski Gets Out The Vote Down Ballot” Battleground Wisconsin Podcast

We welcome Citizen Action coop member Sarah Godlewski who is in the final stretch of her amazing campaign for State Treasurer. Sarah reminds us how important it is to vote all the way down the ballot on Tuesday, November 6th. We discuss the terrorist attack by a white nationalist in Pittsburgh and how the tragedy is a direct consequence of the hatred sewn by Donald Trump, and the Republican politics of division. We discuss the despicable new Trump ad vilifying immigrants, which some believe is even worse than the infamous Willie Horton ad. We review the new MU Law Poll and discuss the importance of getting involved in GOTV canvassing efforts the last 4 days of the election. Robert reviews a new Citizen Action report finding that allowing Wisconsinites to buy-into Badgercare as a “Public Option” would slash premiums and deductibles by as much as $24,000 for a family of four. The report also found the healthcare cost gap with Minnesota is widening.

Citizen Action in the News

Citizen Action Executive Director Robert Kraig was on the Devil’s Advocates Radio Show to discuss our new health care report, the a approval by the Trump Administration of Scott Walker’s sinister new BadgerCare work requirement. Listen to the whole interview here.

Robert was also a guest on the Sly program for a long discussion of the role of healthcare in this election. Listen to the whole interview here.

Robert was also on the Earl Ingram Radio Show during Friday morning drive time to talk about Walker’s sudden flip on pre-existing conditions, Tump’s scurrilous attacks on immigrants, and other issues. listen to the interview here.

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