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Mandela Barnes Announces Key Community Endorsements
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Mandela Barnes Announces Key Community Endorsements

Key Community Leaders and More Progressive Organizations Endorse New Leadership They Can Count On

Mandela Barnes Announces Major Wave of Endorsements
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Mandela Barnes Announces Major Wave of Endorsements

Key Progressive Organizations Endorse New Leadership They Can Count On

The Burden is Undue
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The Burden is Undue

SCOTUS Upholds Every Woman’s Fundamental Right to Safe, Legal Abortion

WI GOP Rep. Calls President Obama Racist and Lectures Black Legislator on Black Existence in Milwaukee
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WI GOP Rep. Calls President Obama Racist and Lectures Black Legislator on Black Existence in Milwaukee

"Rep. Kremer has repeatedly used his position of power as a state legislator to attack poor people, LGBTQ+ people, and people of color."

Rep. Barnes Statement on Donald Trump Style Fear Mongering by GOP Legislator
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Rep. Barnes Statement on Donald Trump Style Fear Mongering by GOP Legislator

“Wisconsin Republicans have long ignored the real work and efforts by legislators and community members in Milwaukee to address the root causes of criminal activity.”

Rep. Barnes Invited to White House Gun Violence Prevention Convening
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Rep. Barnes Invited to White House Gun Violence Prevention Convening

“In Milwaukee, innocent lives continue to be lost to violent shootings at a shockingly record pace, and elected officials across our state and our nation continue to turn a blind eye to this heartbreaking problem.”

Rep. Barnes Selected as One of Nation’s Top Pro-Growth Progressive Leaders
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Rep. Barnes Selected as One of Nation’s Top Pro-Growth Progressive Leaders

“I look forward to sharing ideas with my fellow NewDEAL Leaders, hearing about what is working best in their communities, and replicating that progressive growth here in Wisconsin.”

Mandela Barnes Announces Run for Wisconsin State Senate
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Mandela Barnes Announces Run for Wisconsin State Senate

“Over the next several months, I look forward to talking with families about their values and priorities as I work to earn their trust and support for State Senator.”

Rep. Barnes Calls for AG Schimel to Investigate Walker Cover-Up of Systemic Abuses at State Facility
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Rep. Barnes Calls for AG Schimel to Investigate Walker Cover-Up of Systemic Abuses at State Facility

“Media reports have revealed that Governor Walker and his top aides knew about the serious allegations at Lincoln Hills for four whole years...”

Recognizing the importance of Latinos and immigrants to our society
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Recognizing the importance of Latinos and immigrants to our society

“As Legislative Republicans move forward with cynical anti-immigrant legislation stigmatizing thousands of our neighbors because of their race, they further clarify that the GOP takes pride in their dismal approval numbers among non-whites.”

Rep. Barnes Statement on Walker’s DOC Secretary Resignation
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Rep. Barnes Statement on Walker’s DOC Secretary Resignation

“It is time for Governor Walker to own up to his failures, apologize for the harm he caused our youth and families, and provide real solutions to the long-standing problems within our corrections system.”

Rep. Barnes Welcomes Janan Atta Najeeb to the Wisconsin State Assembly
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Rep. Barnes Welcomes Janan Atta Najeeb to the Wisconsin State Assembly

She is the first Muslim woman to ever lead the Wisconsin State Assembly in prayer.

Rep. Barnes Honors Brenda Wesley with Wisconsin State Assembly “Hometown Hero” Award
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Rep. Barnes Honors Brenda Wesley with Wisconsin State Assembly “Hometown Hero” Award

She left her work in corporate America in order to advocate for those without a voice.

Rep. Barnes Renews Call for Hearing on Alleged Abuses and Mismanagement at State Facility
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Rep. Barnes Renews Call for Hearing on Alleged Abuses and Mismanagement at State Facility

“For far too long, the safety and security of youth, staff, and other individuals in facilities like Lincoln Hills have been jeopardized by the mismanagement of Gov. Walker...”

Rep. Barnes Applauds President Obama’s Efforts to Curb Gun Violence
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Rep. Barnes Applauds President Obama’s Efforts to Curb Gun Violence

“Just in Milwaukee alone, we had 125 gun-related homicides last year, and we already have one homicide in the first days of 2016.”

Rep. Barnes and Rep. Goyke Statement on Visit to Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls Facility
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Rep. Barnes and Rep. Goyke Statement on Visit to Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls Facility

“Unfortunately, it has come to state and federal investigations to showcase how yet another piece of our state has spiraled out of control under the watch of Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans,” said Rep. Barnes.

Time to Shed Light on Alleged Abuse at State Facility
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Time to Shed Light on Alleged Abuse at State Facility

“I continue to be shocked by the appalling allegations of cruel, unjust, and potentially criminal behavior at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls facility.”

Rep. Barnes Statement on Lincoln Hills Investigation
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Rep. Barnes Statement on Lincoln Hills Investigation

“I am shocked by the horrific allegations of cruel, unjust, and potentially criminal behavior at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys.”

Rep. Barnes, Other Wisconsin Legislators Urge Executive Action from President Obama to Prevent Gun Violence
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Rep. Barnes, Other Wisconsin Legislators Urge Executive Action from President Obama to Prevent Gun Violence

“Our thoughts and prayers are not enough – our communities need real and immediate action to prevent the scourge of gun violence from spreading any further.”

Rep. Barnes to Gov. Walker – Help Milwaukee Avoid Hunger Crisis
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Rep. Barnes to Gov. Walker – Help Milwaukee Avoid Hunger Crisis

2,700 Milwaukee residents affected each month by failed service model

Wisconsinites Deserve Safety and Security in the State Capitol and Their Community
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Wisconsinites Deserve Safety and Security in the State Capitol and Their Community

Rep Barnes released the following statement regarding the claim that a state lawmaker with a concealed weapon permit brandished his handgun in front of visitors to his Capitol office.

GOP Pushes Door Open Further for Cronyism and Corruption
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GOP Pushes Door Open Further for Cronyism and Corruption

"It is simply astonishing how dead-set they are on allowing cronyism and corruption to infiltrate our government..."

GOP Declares Wisconsin Open for Corruption
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GOP Declares Wisconsin Open for Corruption

“Unfortunately, this is just yet another example of the sustained assault on Wisconsin communities...”

Rep. Barnes Demands Release of Promised Resources for Milwaukee Gun Violence Reduction
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Rep. Barnes Demands Release of Promised Resources for Milwaukee Gun Violence Reduction

“As elected officials, we have a duty to keep our communities as safe and secure as possible from gun violence.”

Rep. Barnes Statement on Passing of Marty Beil
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Rep. Barnes Statement on Passing of Marty Beil

“Marty’s legacy will live on through continued efforts to empower Wisconsin’s families through worker and social justice.”

Wisconsin Republicans Double Down on Betrayal of Wisconsin Women
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Wisconsin Republicans Double Down on Betrayal of Wisconsin Women

“...Wisconsin Republicans’ campaign to attack and betray Wisconsin women remains a very clear and present danger to Wisconsin families.”

Rep. Barnes Statement on Milwaukee Bucks Arena Project Vote
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Rep. Barnes Statement on Milwaukee Bucks Arena Project Vote

“I will continue to work to ensure that this project will be a catalytic, once-in-a-generation opportunity for the city of Milwaukee and its families.”

Rep. Barnes Statement on Gun Violence Prevention Legislation
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Rep. Barnes Statement on Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

As elected officials, we have a duty to keep our communities safe and secure from gun violence. However, innocent lives are being lost to violent shootings on our streets, and our state’s leaders continue to turn a blind eye to a growing epidemic of gun violence.

Op-Ed: American Dream Blocked For Black Youth
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American Dream Blocked For Black Youth

Rep. Mandela Barnes offers his plan to address Wisconsin's racial disparities.