Another Attack on Local Control
"I abhor the assault on local control that has emanated from Madison throughout these last few years."
MILWAUKEE- Late last week, the Wisconsin State Legislature debated legislation which would continue to hurt local control, and make our state less welcoming to our immigrant neighbors.
“I abhor the assault on local control that has emanated from Madison throughout these last few years. Whether it was the residency requirement, school funding referendums, and most recently municipal issued ID cards, the State Legislature has little regard for local control,” noted Chevy Johnson.
“In Milwaukee’s Second Aldermanic District, we have a high number of immigrant residents, who will be affected by this legislation. As someone who hopes to represent them soon, I won’t sit idly by and have them marginalized by this Legislature looking to pander to its base. I hope that we can move beyond this divisive legislation, and focus on ways to connect people to work with family supporting wages, invest in local infrastructure, and fight crime.”
Chevy Johnson recently served as Staff Assistant to the Mayor of Milwaukee and emerged from a five person Primary Election contest as the top vote getter earning 38% of the vote. A long time resident of the 2nd district, Chevy is committed to bringing responsible, accountable, and dependable leadership to the Milwaukee Common Council. The General Election is April 5th, 2016.
Chevy Johnson for 2nd District Alderman
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Recent Press Releases by Ald. Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson - Page 2
The task force will launch a birth-to-school literacy initiative.
"Homeowners in Wisconsin already pay 70% of the total statewide property tax levy."
Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson January 31, 2017
The meeting will also offer Milwaukee residents the opportunity to be certified for the city’s Resident Preference Program.
News release from Alds. Cavalier Johnson and Chantia Lewis
"I enthusiastically support Chevy Johnson," noted Congresswoman Gwen Moore.
Chevy has shown that he supports public education -- our students, our families, and our educators," said Kim Schroeder, President of the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association.
"Chevy will work hard to create positive health outcomes for the city of Milwaukee as Alderman," noted Candice Owley president of the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals.