Action is the states largest public interest organization. We currently have over 76,000 individual members
and 207 organizational members. Our
individual members come from all over Wisconsin, from each of our ninety-nine state
assembly districts, and from all walks of life. Our
affiliate organizations include labor, senior citizen, environmental, womens,
church, farm, civil rights, and community organizations and Native American tribes.
Helped to win
$1.8 million in new funding for 18 Community Learning Centers in central Milwaukee.
Community Learning Centers are safe-havens and educational and recreational resource
centers for school children and their families.
Helping to pass
Wisconsin Senior Care program providing prescription medication benefits for low-income
victory in persuading Milwaukee Common Council to file precedent-setting lawsuit against
lead paint industry.
Won the biggest bipartisan
votes on any campaign finance reform legislation in the state legislature, passing our
Impartial Justice bill through a senate committee, joint finance and finally on the Senate
floor by a 303 vote.
Helped win passage of state legislation (SB 232) providing for abatement of
lead-poisoned homes and immunity for responsible landlords whose clean-up efforts are
certified. We were specifically brought into
changing this legislation by the legislative sponsors, the apartment owners association,
the realtors and the Milwaukee Health Department.
Won passage of the landmark Community Lead Safe Zones ordinance that
alleviates Milwaukees severe lead-poisoning problem among thousands of young
children in the central city.
Helped to secure a five-fold increase in funding of SAGE program to reduce
class-room size, increasing the number of Milwaukee schools participating from 19 to