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Friday, July 13, 2018

Monday - Immigration issues at Dem Meeting

On Monday, July 16, the La Crosse County Democratic Party will host former immigration attorney, Chuck Berendes, and pediatrician, Dr. Mark Neumann, to talk about the legal and human health issues involved in the Trump administration's immigration policy. Both spoke at the June 30 Legalize Humanity rally held in Burns Park. Both have excellent info for anyone wishing to understand the issue better. If you did attend the rally, here's a chance to hear more and ask questions about the issues. If you missed the rally, here's a chance to learn why this inhumane treatment of legal human beings legally seeking asylum must change. The meeting is on Monday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dem's HQ, 115 Fifth Avenue South. Please attend and invite other. You need not be a party member to attend!

The meeting will also include information about the eight remaining candidates in the Democratic primary for governor (absentee in person voting begins on Monday, July 30 in the area). If you missed the very good WUWM debate/forum on Tuesday, July 11, you can listen to it via links provided here (audio linked in three sections). Another opportunity to hear from four of the candidates is coming up this Sunday as Wisconsin's Choice hosts it's "Final Four" forum (there's a local watch party for this event starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 15 at the Concordia Ballroom).

Also, Pete K is asking people with campaign yard signs to take a selfie and send it to him for a dynamic visual project he's working on. If you have a sign, please use the form to submit. If you don't but want one - order online or get candidate signs at party HQ.

On Wednesday, August 15, we will know which candidate will be running against Scott Walker in November. If we want better roads, more accountability of our public money, cleaner government, a functioning science-based DNR, the road to health care for all, social safety net programs that don't treat participants as criminals, the start of more fair elections, and protections against the Trump administration's intended dismantling of every good government program fought and died for since about 1900 (watch out women voters!), and much much more, then we'd better be ready to commit to canvassing, working, donating, phone banking, volunteering, text banking, registering people to vote, taking people to vote and every other thing we can do to make a positive change for the future.

We are working on a CHANGE THE FUTURE workshop sometime in the middle of August so we will know how to get more involved. Watch this space for more details.

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