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Citizens Action hosts forum with democratic gubernatorial candidates in WausauSubmitted: 03/18/2018
Dakota Sherek
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Citizens Action hosts forum with democratic gubernatorial candidates in Wausau
WAUSAU - Seven of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates participated in a public forum this weekend. Citizen Action of Wisconsin held the event at the Wausau Labor Temple.

Citizen Action is a statewide grassroots organization. Dozens of people came out to hear the candidates' opinions on many topics including prison reform. health care, and rural broadband.


"We think that a great number of candidates are coming to these forums, and it's great how many people are coming out. That tells me that people are really getting engaged and that people are prepared to take back the state and make sure state government starts fighting on behalf of the people," said Executive Director of Citizen Action Robert Kraig. 
 
Director of EAG Interpreters Tony Gonzalez questioned candidates about their stance on immigration. He says regardless of who people decide to vote for, they should know what each candidate stands for.

"It's important with candidates, with any prospective candidates whether they be republican, democrat, or independent, to hear what they say so we can hold them accountable in the future about what they're saying or promising," said Gonzalez. 

Organizers say the group has been hosting these forums in major regions across the state.



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