As you know, right wing talk radio has been a major political strategy for Wisconsin’s GOP, a major irritant to all of us and a big contributor to the deterioration of Wisconsin quality of life and values. Clearly it has been a force in marshaling right wing voters, not just here but throughout the state.
Here’s what you can do about it
The Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative, “a member-owned coalition of individuals in the greater Milwaukee area committed to empowering more and more Wisconsinites to act in the public sphere to achieve social, economic and environmental justice”. You can learn more at www.citizenactionwi.org/organizingcoopmke.
The Coop membership recently embarked on a new campaign that we’re calling RADIO-ACTIVE.
It’s an effort to take back Milwaukee’s airwaves from the corporatist right wing, and it features two phases:
(1) We plan to monitor local talk radio hosts, and hold them and their corporate sponsors accountable for their deceptive, hate-filled messages, and
(2) we will work towards founding a community-owned radio station that will air commercial progressive talk programming.
This will be a two step process —
Raise $20,000 to hire a full-time RADIO-ACTIVE organizer for three months.
In addition to the campaign’s two main goals, this organizer will also have the goal of raising enough additional funds to make the position permanent, so person can keep fighting the good fight for Milwaukee media.
Which brings me to the reason I’m writing
On the evening of Monday, February 8th, we will hold a RADIO-ACTIVE launch party and fundraiser at Karma Bar. A flyer is attached. This will be an exciting kickoff for the campaign and to start signing up new Coop members in an effort to reach our $20,000 goal.
If you can’t make that evening would you consider financially supporting this campaign. It is in an investment not just putting things back, but for moving Wisconsin ahead.
They also included this flyer: