FIGHT on the Issues:
Prescription Drug Costs
This Tuesday, Wisconsin Democrats came together to show their support of the House’s H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. State Senator Erpenbach, State Representative Taylor, farmer and grandmother Kriss Marion, and Dr. Timothy Harrington held a press conference organized by DPW where they highlighted the life changing impact that this bill would have on all Wisconsinites.
They told stories of hardship and pain due to the unaffordable prices of prescription drugs. And they also told stories of prescription drugs helping them overcome pain and change their life for the better.
H.R. 3 would allow Medicare to negotiate prices on up to 250 medications, including insulin. This could help lower prices by 55% — a difference of night and day for people with jobs that don’t provide access to consistent or decent health insurance. The bill also makes fiscal sense: this plan would bring down government spending by $345 billion.
Democrats know that Wisconsinites are too often being forced to choose between paying for their medicine and paying their bills. That’s why they’re working so hard to make sure that this legislation passes Congress and the president signs it.
But all of their work is being obstructed by Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress who are more focused on winning re-election than they are on doing their job. Keep in mind that the provisions in H.R. 3 are supported by 80% of the country and that Trump literally ran on a promise to make deals to lower the prices of prescription drugs. As Sen. Erpenbach noted on Tuesday, Democrats are trying to help Trump fulfill a campaign promise here.
That’s why we’re urging you to reach out to Trump and let him know that he should support this bill. You can follow this link for more information: https://secure.wisdems.org/co/trump-medicare.
INCLUDE & RESPECT:
Friends and Allies,
Our team will play an essential role in defeating Trump and electing Democrats up and down the ballot in 2020 and beyond—and we’re seeking a diverse pool of outstanding candidates for another full-time, permanent position as DPW grows and prepares for the battles ahead.
We’re asking for your help finding a Human Resources Director to join the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
The job description and application link can be found here. As we would like to fill this position quickly, please forward this email to people you think might be potential candidates, or email lists where such candidates might see them.
If you know someone whom you think we should contact about one of these jobs, please let us know.
Many thanks – and a Happy Holiday Season to you!
EMPOWER the Grassroots:
Valley Victory Heritage Dinner
Last Friday, Ben and Lee Snodgrass, our Second Vice Chair, attended the Valley Victory Heritage Dinner, four-county fundraiser in Wisconsin’s pivotal Fox Valley, and took the stage to talk about the immense organizing infrastructure that we already have in place for 2020. On a Friday night in an off-year, this packed room proved just how excited all of us are to work really hard for the next 12 months and win seats up and down the ballot in November.
We’re excited to announce that the WisDems Store is now live! Check out store.wisdems.org for our initial offering of WisDems logo t-shirts, hoodies and more. All products are union-made!