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Tuesday's Vote Swing Shows Healthcare Professionals Engaged in Elections PDF Print E-mail
Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Robert Kraig   
Friday, 19 January 2018 15:59

healthcareHealthcare professionals see elections as a necessary part of their work.

STATEWIDE - Healthcare professionals are getting involved in the 2018 Wisconsin elections. “I’m tired of the attacks on BadgerCare and I’m tired of the government not putting any regulations on pharmaceutical companies jacking up prices,” said Lynn Carey, a retired nurse who helped in Dennis Degenhardt’s race in Assembly District 58, “I volunteered for Dennis because of his stance on healthcare.” The seat swung 25% in the direction of the Democrat candidate.

Dawn Garcia, a healthcare consultant, volunteered for Patty Schachtner in her Senate District 10 win. Senate District 10 is a traditionally Republican district, but Schachtner won on the message of fully expanding BadgerCare and increasing mental health resources. Garcia state, “I think healthcare professionals are realizing that they have the power and responsibility to change the US healthcare system, and part of that is getting involved in elections.”

Garcia and Carey are part of Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s organizing co-ops network forming across the state, including the Western Wisconsin Co-op which includes Senate District 10 and Healthcare for All co-op in Southeast Wisconsin and which is made up of doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.

“We are only just beginning,” said Carey. The group is putting on a “Healthcare Jeopardy” governor candidate forum on Saturday, January 27 at 9:30am at MATC Milwaukee. They expect for the room to be full of newly politically-engaged healthcare professionals looking to get involved.

In addition to the health professionals involved, Citizen Action of Wisconsin Western and North Central Wisconsin Organizing Co-ops members also volunteered the Senate District 10 election.

Women's March WI This Saturday PDF Print E-mail
Written by League of Women Voters Wisconsin   
Friday, 19 January 2018 15:25

womens-march-2018League of Women Voters Wisconsin plans major actions in Eau Claire, Green Bay, and Milwaukee on Saturday, January 20th to commemorate one year anniversary of the historic women's march.

MADISON, WI - January 20th marks the anniversary of the historic women's march. National Women's March leadership is putting together a day of action to mobilize their followers to take the next step. League members from across the country will come together again to participate in the Women's March Day of Action as we work together to keep this movement strong.

While the National Women's March anniversary event will take place in Nevada, Women’s March Chapters are organizing state-specific anniversary events. Women's March WI will focus on uplifting the accomplishments of women of color and investing in the transformational work they have accomplished over the last year. In Wisconsin, events are taking place this Saturday (Jan 20) in Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Eau Claire.

Activities will vary city to city, but will be focused on bringing people together, providing educational workshops and registering voters. We know how powerful we are when we gather together, share space and lift each other up. Wisconsin local Leagues will be participating by providing nonpartisan voter services. The League of Women Voters Greater Green Bay will be speaking at the rally and will be holding nonpartisan voter education at the Green Bay event. The League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County will have a table as part of the post march activities at the Milwaukee event. If you attend, please stop by and say hi to these hard working League members.

Finally, whether you are able to attend or not, consider wearing red that day to show your solidarity. Organizers of the Day of Action have chosen red as it is used to signify support and remembrance of missing and murdered indigenous women. You can follow the conversation using #wearredwmwi and #1in3nativewomen.

Special Elections Needed Now, Not Later in SD 1 & AD 42 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Jay Wadd   
Friday, 19 January 2018 12:10

senateVoters in Northeastern and Central Wisconsin Districts should be represented after Republicans leave for better pay in Walker Administration.

6th Senate District to Hold EMPOWER-MKE Citizen Advocacy and Resource Summit PDF Print E-mail
Written by State Senate Democrats   
Thursday, 18 January 2018 12:32

milw_riverLegislative and community leaders aim for policy reforms that will have a positive impact on Milwaukee at event on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

MADISON – On Saturday, January 20, Wisconsin State Senator LaTonya Johnson will be joined by State Representatives David Crowley, Leon Young, and Evan Goyke and other community leaders for the 6th Senate District’s first EMPOWER-MKE event. Through EMPOWER-MKE participants will gain the knowledge and tools needed to engage with their government to achieve transformational policy reforms that will have a positive impact on Milwaukee.

latonya-johnsonAt the event, participants will have the opportunity to have a meaningful discussion with a Milwaukee Police Department Community Liaison, community prosecutor, the District Attorney Office’s Crisis Response Team, and experts in community organizing. Panels at the event will focus on how government works, what community resources are available to residents and how to organize and advocate for change.

EMPOWER-MKE will also feature informational tables from organizations in the community that provide services and resources in and around the neighborhood.

WHO: Sen. LaTonya Johnson, Rep. David Crowley, Rep. Leon Young, Rep. Evan Goyke and other community leaders

WHAT: EMPOWER-MKE Citizen Advocacy & Resource Summit

WHEN: 8:30 a.m., Saturday, January 20, 2018

WHERE: Washington Park Senior Center
4420 W Vliet St, Milwaukee

This event is open to members of the public who have RSVP’d as well as the press. Members of the press are encouraged to also RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 608.266.2500.

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