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Yes to Badger Care, No to UW Cuts!
by Kevin Kane, Lead Organizer: Citizen Action of Wisconsin

Tomorrow, we at Citizen Action will be delivering 35,000 plus petitions, including your name, to the final Joint Finance Committee public hearing on the budget in Reedsburg, the last chance for public comment on this backwards state budget, and we want to give your friends and neighbors one last chance to add their name!

SHARE YOUR PETITION: Yes to BadgerCare, No to UW Cuts!

As you know, Walker’s budget refuses hundreds of millions in federal Medicaid funds for BadgerCare, federal funds that would free up $345 million in state revenue that could be used in any other way desired. And instead, Walker proposes a $300 million cut to the world class UW System, a cut that is not only devastating it is also completely unnecessary. In fact, Walker’s budget actually has millions directly transferred from the UW System into the state Medicaid system. These two issues are completely linked. Wisconsin would not need to cut the UW System at all if it merely accepted the available federal funds for BadgerCare that they have so far held off on.

You’ve been with us on this for a long time. We’ve rallied, protested, lobbied, spoken out and over 1 million of us actually directly voted on this issue via referendum in November. And we’re making progress:

  • “We’re looking for options (to balance the state’s budget). I’m not going to discount taking the federal money or any other option at this point” - Senator Rob Cowles, R-Allouez, Green Bay Press Gazette 2/19/2015
  • Republican Sen. Luther Olsen of Ripon said his caucus will likely discuss accepting federal dollars under the Affordable Care Act…said no stone should be left unturned to fund expenses in the upcoming budget”, Wis Public Radio, 2/13/2015

There’s still time, use one of the links below to share your petition so we can add more names to the already 35,000 plus we’ll be delivering tomorrow!

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Share BadgerCare/UW Petition With A Personal Link

Thank you for all your help, together we will make health coverage in Wisconsin truly affordable and available to all!

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