TODAY: Courage for America’s Bus Tour Hosts Press Conference in La Crosse To Demand Rep. Van Orden Promise To “Back Off Our Benefits”

State Senator Brad Pfaff, Advocates Ramp Up Pressure on MAGA Republicans Ahead of Potential Default Crisis and McCarthy’s 100th Day

LA CROSSE, WI — Today, (4/15) at 12 PM CT, as part of its nationwide “Back Off Our Benefits” bus tour, Courage for America and Opportunity Wisconsin will host a press conference with local advocates in La Crosse at Red Cloud Park to call on Representative Van Orden to promise his constituents that he will not cut essential programs that Americans rely on — including Social Security, Medicare, and veterans’ benefits.

Joined by State Senator Brad Pfaff, Protect Our Care, Citizen Action of WisconsinWisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, and other allies, Rep. Van Orden’s constituents will shine a light on how MAGA lawmakers’ political games are pushing the country toward a default crisis at the expense of American seniors, veterans, and children.

RSVP For the Press Conference Here

This stop will be the tour’s final district stop before heading to Washington, DC for a press conference on Capitol Hill on Monday, April 17th.


  • WHO: 
    • Senator Brad Pfaff, Wisconsin state senator (SD-32)
    • Reba Krueger, Opportunity Wisconsin regional lead
    • Wes Davis, Courage for America council member
    • Dr. Robert J. Freedland, constituent
    • Tina Pohlman, constituent
    • Paul Adams, constituent
  • WHEN: Today, (4/15) at 12 PM CT (check-in begins at 11:30 AM CT) 
  • WHERE: Red Cloud Park at 416 Powell St., La Crosse, WI 54601

** B-ROLL AND PHOTO VISUAL: “Back Off Our Benefits” branded bus, signs being held by individuals; large “empty promise” placard; local community members speaking; campaign members wearing Courage for America t-shirts and sweatshirts**