Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Rusk County Dems April 2019 Newletter

Dear Rusk County DEMs,

April Meeting: Thursday, April 25th
Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 25th,, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Courthouse. The meeting was changed from the 3rd to 4th Thursday this month due to the 18th being during Holy Week, which many of us observe.

State Democratic Convention: June 1st – 2nd:
The state Democratic Convention will be held in Milwaukee. Early registration for the Wisconsin Democratic Convention ends May 18th. All delegate lists are due by, May 11th at 5 pm, so I would need to know prior to that if you are interested and able to participate. To be eligible to vote you must be a current member by May 18th. Concerning hotel reservations: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has a block of rooms set aside for convention guests with a special rate of $149. Rooms in the DPW block are first-come-first-serve, rooms are booking up very fast. If the room block is full at Potawatomi, feel free to reserve a room at the overflow hotels. Guests must reserve their room(s) no later than May 1, 2019, in order to receive the group rate.

Drum Line for Rusk County Summer Parades:
Chrysa Ostenso will be sending out an email to ask for participation as well as dates for practicing. Please stay tuned for that.
News from the DEMs State Office
Trump is coming to Green Bay, Wisconsin on Saturday, April 27th to sell a record of broken promises and sow division in our communities. Wisconsinites haven’t forgotten Trump’s repeated attacks on their health care.

Trump’s numerous attempts to repeal the ACA jeopardized health care coverage for millions of Wisconsinites and caused chaos in the marketplace
A repeal of the ACA would jeopardize coverage for the 2.4 million Wisconsinites who live with a pre-existing condition.
Wisconsinites haven’t forgiven Trump for brokering massive tax give-aways for millionaires and billionaires on the backs of hardworking Wisconsinites.

Trump’s massive tax give-away to the wealthy and powerful has been paid for by cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to the tune of over one trillion dollars
The richest 1% of Wisconsin taxpayers reaped nearly a third of the tax cuts.
The GOP-Trump tax bill would raise taxes on low - and middle-income Wisconsin residents by 2027.
Trump’s tax plan incentivized companies to move overseas, rather than invest in American workers.
Companies like Kimberly-Clark used the tax cut to pay for layoffs and plant closures instead of raising wages for workers – while also increasing dividends for shareholders.
April 25th Rusk Dems Mtg
Please join us on April 25th for the next meeting where we will be discussing the Climate Change Forum and getting organized for upcoming summer activities.
Nancy Kraft, Rusk DEMs Chair

Nancy P. Kraft
Phone: 715 452-5315