Wineke hosted a roundtable discussion with Eau Claire families to outline how democrats are fighting for middle class families and why 2006 is a critical election year.
Energy assistance was one of the many hot topics discussed. Wineke says families shouldn't have to make a choice between paying for their heating bill, food or medicine.
"It shows clearly the difference between democrats and republicans. They think it's okay to go gallivant in Washington to raise money while thousands of people are being caught with these doubling of energy prices and they do nothing," said Joe Wineke.
Among some of the other topics discussed were education, health care, and the economy.