Mandela Barnes Announces Major Wave of Endorsements
Key Progressive Organizations Endorse New Leadership They Can Count On
MILWAUKEE – Today, Wisconsin State Representative Mandela Barnes (D – Milwaukee) – candidate for the Wisconsin State Senate in the 4th District – announced a remarkable wave of endorsements from the following key public education, environmental, healthcare, and labor organizations in his primary challenge:
American Federation of Teachers Local 212
Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association
Service Employees International Union Local 1 Wisconsin
United Automobile Workers Southeastern Wisconsin Area CAP Council
Wisconsin Education Association Council
Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals
Wisconsin Jobs Now
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters
Wisconsin Working Families Party
“I am so proud to have earned endorsements from such an exceptional array of organizations whose members have been on the forefront of fighting for our most basic values and freedoms,” said Rep. Barnes. “Their work and support are truly inspiring, and I look forward to continue fighting alongside them in the State Senate.”
Mandela is serving his second term as State Representative for Wisconsin’s 11th Assembly District, which includes the City of Milwaukee’s north side and parts of the City of Glendale. As a community organizer, Mandela has experienced the greatness of the Milwaukee area and also understands its most complex challenges, which has compelled him to run for elected office in the Wisconsin State Legislature.
The primary election for the 4th Senate District is on August 9, 2016.
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“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 FacilityFeb 22nd, 2016 by Mandela Barnes
“Media reports have revealed that Governor Walker and his top aides knew about the serious allegations at Lincoln Hills for four whole years...”
“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.”
“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.”
She is the first Muslim woman to ever lead the Wisconsin State Assembly in prayer.
She left her work in corporate America in order to advocate for those without a voice.
“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...”
“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 FacilityDec 22nd, 2015 by Mandela Barnes
“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.
“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.”
“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 ViolenceDec 8th, 2015 by Mandela Barnes
“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.”