Founded in 1983, Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund is an issue focused coalition organization committed to achieving social and economic justice. Citizen Action Fund is a multi-issue organization which focuses a lion’s share of its time and resources on its two lead issues: health care reform and our good jobs campaign. Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund’s merger in 2009 with the previously independent Good Jobs & Livable Neighborhoods has augmented our economic justice work. In 2011 Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund launched a new values communication project which works with other non-profits to improve the immediate and long term effectiveness of their public communication.
Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund integrates traditional grassroots organizing, timely public policy research, message development, and cutting-edge use of earned and social media to amplify the public impact of our work.
Most fundamentally, Citizen Action Fund believes that issues matter. It is through transformative issues that that capture the public imagination and reveal the dissonance between our nation’s ideals and its economic and social realities that average people come to see their stake in the public sphere and are motivated to participate in their democracy, resulting in meaningful, lasting change.