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Dozens brave cold for universal healthcare march

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

The La Crosse Chapter of Indivisible hosted the third non-partisan healthcare march of the year on Saturday at Cameron Park.

Indivisible is a national group created after the 2016 elections. Their goal is to have average Americans heard by their representatives.

Before the march, speakers from the area talked about the importance of healthcare. Those at the march believe healthcare is a right for everyone not just a privilege for a few.

"We are Democrats, Republicans, and Independents," said Megan Grinde, organizer of the March for Universal Healthcare. "We are, as you can see, old and young and rich and poor and we are healthy people and sick people and we are all here for the same reason. That is that we believe in universal healthcare for all Americans."

Grinde said she hopes the march starts an important conversation among community members and their representatives.

"People coming together on both sides of the aisle is absolutely essential to moving forward on this, and even though we watch the news and read the headlines it seems like we're really divided, when we really get down into the nuts and bolts of healthcare issues, most Americans agree on a lot of basic things," Grinde said. "We need to find the common ground and use that to move forward."

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