Upcoming Events

  • LCDP Holiday Party
    Mon Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Brickhouse, 228 5th Ave S, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
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Chairs' Message

As the year 2017 winds down, Democrats, in general, and the La Crosse County Democratic Party in particular; have responded to the shock of a Trump Presidency with vigor and passion.  Some of the disastrous policies of the Trump led Republicans, like repealing the Affordable Care Act and the Muslim ban, were defeated.  Some of the policies were enacted, but even those carried a gift.

Emboldened by the complete control of the government, the GOP has been acting on some of their most radical ideas to reward their special interest benefactors.  Their actions are brazenly self-serving.  Their candidates are incompetent and frequently amoral.  The Trump administration is completely riddled with obvious corruption,  All but the most radical voters are starting to recognize the moral bankruptcy and ineptitude of their party.

The elections of 2018 are ladened with the possibility of a Democratic tidal wave.  Yes, the GOP special interests will throw tens of millions of dollars into the races in Wisconsin alone. Yes, there will be character assassination carried out on Democratic candidates. But there was a poll showing Walker losing to a generic Democrat. The Wisconsin redistricting gerrymandering suit before the US Supreme Court has a decision expected early next year and the majority of prognostications are for the redistricting to be found unconstitutional.  Paul Ryan is facing a  Democratic opponent who is already getting traction.  Does anyone remember similar circumstances in  2014 or 2010?

The elections appear to be the Democrats’ to lose.  We must not become complacent, we must not fall into old habits and we must not lose sight of the prize.  We must work with vigor and confidence, with unfaltering energy and dedication, and with utter assurance in our final victory.

Cooperation between Democrats and Republicans

“The September 17 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel contained an article [by Ron Kind and Jim Sensenbrenner]… that [says] that our state is neither blue nor red, but rather purple with a long history of leaders from both parties.  So, the state’s leaders should take a bipartisan, common-sense approach to problem solving, with a culture of respect and appreciation for one another…”

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We Need To Unite

We need to unite for health care as a right. We need to assure that the government belongs to everyone. We need to protect our natural resources for the benefit of all. We need to fight so everyone pays their fair share of taxes on income after the basic needs are met.

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