State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff
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Civil Rights Champion Vel Phillips Endorses Jonathan Brostoff for Assembly

Brostoff campaign continues momentum towards August election

By - Jun 1st, 2014 11:26 am

MILWAUKEE – Jonathan Brostoff, candidate for the 19th Assembly District, announced today the endorsement of Former Wisconsin Secretary of State Vel R. Phillips, the first woman and African American elected to the statewide position. Phillips also served as Common Council Alderwoman, Circuit Court Judge, and was a leader at the forefront of Milwaukee’s civil rights movement.

“I’ve spent my entire life marching and advocating for freedom for all people, but the work for equal opportunity is far from complete. As our city continues to face economic, racial, and social inequalities, Jonathan Brostoff is the consensus builder our community needs,” said Phillips. “These challenging times require a new generation of progressive leadership to fight for civil rights in the 21st century and Jonathan is the candidate we can count on.”

“It is a true honor to receive the support from the Honorable Vel Phillips,” said Brostoff. “I grew up hearing stories of her leadership in our city’s movement for civil rights and I am humbled by her confidence in our campaign for effective, progressive leadership.”

“With school closings, loss of family-supporting jobs, high black male incarceration, and restrictions on voting rights, we are facing a new civil rights crisis. If elected to the state legislature, I will be a strong advocate to ensure we never forget that our work is far from over.”

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