North Central Organizing Co-op Update:

Between Christmas and the New Year, members of the Citizen Action North Central Organizing Co-op worked toward getting PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) resolutions passed in 7 counties, with 3 likely being voted on in the next 1-2 months.

This has involved co-op members, from Rusk, Vilas and Oneida counties designing talking points for business owners and elected officials making the case for PACE. These members have then reached out to their County chairs and supervisors about supporting it.

The 7 counties that are poised to pass PACE resolutions in the near future, absent some unforeseen hurdle, include Lincoln, Oneida, Vilas, Sawyer, Barron, Washburn and Rusk counties.

An ally of the co-op and Organizer for the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Dan Herscher, is helping with this in Sawyer, Barron and Washburn. The Oneida County Board will be voting on PACE and Fair Maps on January 16th at 9 am.

On January 4th, Rep. Sean Duffy (7th CD) held 2 town halls in his district. One in Wausau (Marathon County) and the other in Merrill (Lincoln County). North Central Organizing Co-op members attended both events, with less than 24 hours notice!

He was confronted by some very tough questions, and the majority of the people in the room in Wausau and Merrill were not supporters, thanks in part to the rapid response efforts of co-op members and allies.

Here is a link to the online gallery from the Wausau Daily Herald. Also, here is a link to a live broadcast of the Wausau Town Hall: