‘Voters Decided’ rally in La Crosse to feature speakers on climate, unions, Black Lives Matter
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Citizen Action of Wisconsin, SEIU Healthcare and Opportunity Wisconsin will sponsor a post-election rally from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Copeland Park in La Crosse.
The rally, titled “Voters Decided: Fighting for a Better Tomorrow,” will feature entertainment and speakers, including climate activists, union leaders, Black Lives Matter activists, comics and community leaders, according to organizers.
Special guest speakers will include Democratic State Rep.-elect Francesca Hong of Madison; Nada Elmikashfi, who ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for Wisconsin state Senate District 26 in the Madison area, and Kathy Allen, president of the Coulee Region Sierra Club.
The event is intended “to remind us all that the fight is never over,” according to a news release.
“We need to stay active,” the news release says. “We need to keep fighting for action on climate change, racial justice in our state, police reform, a living wage, economic justice, healthcare for all, COVID relief and everything else that will ensure a better tomorrow.”
After the entertainers and speakers, participants will line up along Copeland Avenue with signs featuring messages about Black Lives Matter, climate change, unions for all, a living wage and health care for all. There also will be supplies on hand for people who want to make their own signs.
Free masks, hand sanitizer, snacks and water will be available, and participants are asked to maintain physical distancing to avoid spreading COVID 19.