A year of action, a future of hope

Citizen Action of Wisconsin – Driftless Co-op will celebrate its one-year anniversary during a special event at 1 p.m. this Saturday (Aug. 29).

Over the last 12 months, the group has notched several wins, including working for the successful passage of resolutions of support for Medicare for All and clean energy at the La Crosse County Board.

Citizens Action also has been active in local election campaigns, including the successful primary campaign of Josefine Jaynes for state assembly. The group has worked in tandem with other local organizations since its launch on a wide range of issues, such as the campaign to pressure Gundersen to stop suing community members for medical debt.

Local Citizen Action members will give presentations on the various campaigns they have been working on at Saturday’s event, which will be held virtually, and is open to all.

“We will also have a special presentation about how home owners in the area can receive help in upgrading their home with carbon cutting upgrades such as solar panels,” a statement from Citizen Action said. “We encourage our current members, and any area progressives interested who are interested in learning more about Citizen Action, to attend.”

There also will be presentations from partner organizations and Citizen Action members running for office, in addition to a discussion of future plans for the group. An RSVP is required to attend Saturday’s anniversary meeting and can be submitted at this link.

Citizen Action Wisconsin is an organizing cooperative that’s owned by its members. Member contributions help to pay for professional organizers at the different co-ops around the state, who are directed by members to work on campaigns on various issues, including health care and environmental justice. Statewide, Citizen Action Wisconsin has over 42,000 members.

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