La Crosse residents take part in candlelight campaign against cuts

Published On: Dec 10 2012 11:12:40 PM CST
LA CROSSE, Wis. -

People gathered all over the country Monday, including in La Crosse, to send a message to congressional leaders.

As part of a national day of action, a little more than a dozen people rallied outside Congressman Ron Kind's office in downtown La Crosse.

They were trying to urge our elected leaders to protect medicaid, medicare and social security benefits while negotiations continue to avoid the fiscal cliff.

They were also calling on Congress to let tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans expire. "They were designed to expire for a reason, at the time they were needed to promote the economy. Today we don't need that, we don't need that to promote the economy.  We've seen that they aren't working any more so we need to find a different way," said the President of AFSCME Retirees Subchapter.

Similar rallies were held throughout the state and country Monday.