Democrats determined for 2018 (Red, White and Blue Dinner: guest speaker Russ Feingold)
It’s been four and a half months since they suffered devastating losses at the polls, but party leaders said Saturday night at the Scott County Democratic Party’s Red, White and Blue fundraising dinner they’re determined to turn things around next year.
About 250 people turned out for the fundraiser at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
Much of the evening was spent lambasting Republicans who are in control of government in Washington, D.C., and Des Moines. Citing proposals to kill the Affordable Care Act to a voter identification bill in Iowa, Democratic leaders urged activists to organize and fight back.
“We have to stop this nonsense,” said Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, the only Democrat in Iowa’s congressional delegation.
Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, a Wisconsin Democrat who just formed a group to advocate elimination of the Electoral College, told the crowd that it was time for a new voting rights act.