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Bowen Introduces Package of Policing Bills

Bowen Introduces Package of Policing Bills

The Milwaukee representative introduced a slate of legislation titled "Enough is Enough."

Activists Reflect on a Year of Protest

Activists Reflect on a Year of Protest

Police reform advocates discuss victories and challenges that remain.

Op Ed: After a Year of Protests What’s Changed?
Op Ed

After a Year of Protests What’s Changed?

One year after George Floyd’s death little has changed in Wisconsin.

Op Ed: Chauvin Verdict Offers Glimmer of Hope
Op Ed

Chauvin Verdict Offers Glimmer of Hope

But real progress will require specific policy changes.

Op Ed: Why BLOC Endorses Gokalgandhi
Op Ed

Why BLOC Endorses Gokalgandhi

Passionate and dedicated, she would be first South Asian elected official in Milwaukee history.

City Hall: Leadership Shakeup at Health Department
City Hall

Leadership Shakeup at Health Department

Two top officials pushed out by new city Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson.

Local Activists Demand Action From Biden

Local Activists Demand Action From Biden

Voces de la Frontera, BLOC, others push for COVID relief and criminal justice and immigration reforms.

Op Ed: A Plea to State Republicans
Op Ed

A Plea to State Republicans

Please stop the lies, stop fueling far-right threats to our democracy

Op Ed: Police Response in Kenosha vs. U.S. Capitol
Op Ed

Police Response in Kenosha vs. U.S. Capitol

Who is the greater danger, BLM protesters or the armed mob trying to overturn election?

State’s Non-Voters Could Change Results

State’s Non-Voters Could Change Results

But disillusionment with politicians, barriers to voting depress turnout.

Election Over, Activists Prepare To Hold Officials Accountable

Election Over, Activists Prepare To Hold Officials Accountable

"It is expected that we are going to stop paying attention now that the election is over, so we have to pay extra attention."

Op Ed: Stop Blaming People of Color
Op Ed

Stop Blaming People of Color

Our community has endured so much. Don’t blame us for election mess.

Recount an Insult to Minority Voters?

Recount an Insult to Minority Voters?

'Shameless' and part of a pattern of "blaming Black and brown voters," advocates say.

Milwaukee’s Black Turnout Down in 2020

Milwaukee’s Black Turnout Down in 2020

Slightly lower than in 2016, which was low. Fear of contracting COVID-19, other obstacles noted.

Biden Supporters Celebrate Downtown

Biden Supporters Celebrate Downtown

Hundreds gather at Zeidler Union Square. Organizers hail strong Black and Latinx voter turnout.

Murphy’s Law: Will Black, Latinx and Young Voters Turn Out?
Murphy’s Law

Will Black, Latinx and Young Voters Turn Out?

Three groups are working hard -- and spending big -- to turn out these voters.

Will BLM Movement Sway State Voters?

Will BLM Movement Sway State Voters?

Both parties hope it will play to their advantage.

Institute for Women’s Leadership to host Suffrage and Innovation 2020 conference
Federal Court Requires Wisconsin to Take Immediate Action to Ensure Safe Voting in November
Press Release

Federal Court Requires Wisconsin to Take Immediate Action to Ensure Safe Voting in November

Wisconsin Election Commission ordered to improve absentee and in-person voting procedures

Protest Day 80: Mural of Black Leaders Unveiled
Protest Day 80

Mural of Black Leaders Unveiled

New mural on 14th and Vliet depicts leaders young and old, alive and dead.

Wisconsin Public Education Network Annual Summit to be held virtually Friday, July 24
Press Release

Wisconsin Public Education Network Annual Summit to be held virtually Friday, July 24

Advocates and experts from around the state will gather for 6th annual event.

Protest Day 51: Outdoor Civil Rights Museum Planned For Near West Side
Protest Day 51

Outdoor Civil Rights Museum Planned For Near West Side

Mural featuring current leaders is just first phase of broader plan from Mil Collective.

Marquette University to host events in honor of Women’s History Month
Black Organizing Group Tripling in Size

Black Organizing Group Tripling in Size

BLOC looks to increase turnout, political power of city’s African American voters.

City Hall: Community Outpouring Over City Budget
City Hall

Community Outpouring Over City Budget

Dozens of residents object to nearly half of budget paying for police.

Presidential Candidate Klobuchar Visits City

Presidential Candidate Klobuchar Visits City

Minnesota's US Senator talks voting rights, criminal justice on her campaign swing.

Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes to Speak at Political Open Mic Tomorrow
Press Release

Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes to Speak at Political Open Mic Tomorrow

Free Event Hosted by NEWaukee and Bridge the City to Include Speakers from BLOC, Democracy Found, Marquette Democracy Lab and Fair Elections Project

Op Ed: How to Win Wisconsin
Op Ed

How to Win Wisconsin

What national media and political operatives don't get about the Badger State.

Will Wisconsin Become a ‘Sanctuary State’?

Will Wisconsin Become a ‘Sanctuary State’?

Rep. Cabrera pushes ban on using Wisconsin facilities to detain undocumented immigrants.

Transportation: Committee Okays City Pedestrian Plan
Transportation

Committee Okays City Pedestrian Plan

98 pages with 100 actions suggested. But will any of it be funded?

Ex-Inmates Group Pushes Criminal Justice Reform

Ex-Inmates Group Pushes Criminal Justice Reform

Asks Evers for increased accountability, mental health resources and re-entry support.

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Policy Advisory Council
Murphy’s Law: 33 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

33 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the vote totals, who were the election’s other big winners and losers?

Murphy’s Law: Early Voting by Democrats Is Higher
Murphy’s Law

Early Voting by Democrats Is Higher

Madison turnout high, new Milwaukee system attracts bigger early vote.

Groups Behind the ‘Blue Wave’ Urge Voters to Make Their Voices Heard
Press Release

Groups Behind the ‘Blue Wave’ Urge Voters to Make Their Voices Heard

Election is Opportunity to Speak Out Against Racism, Sexism, Xenophobia and Indifference to Gun Violence From Scott Walker, Donald Trump and GOP

Murphy’s Law: Young Voters, Black Voters Key to Election?
Murphy’s Law

Young Voters, Black Voters Key to Election?

Two separate groups working on voter turnout could have big impact.

Black Women Look to Change the Political Landscape

Black Women Look to Change the Political Landscape

Event attendees create political agenda for Milwaukee based on the wants and needs of black women.

Leaders Condemn Gov. Walker Attendance at Event Employing High Ranking Official Who Says ‘Black Race’ is ‘Lazier Than the White Race’
Press Release

Leaders Condemn Gov. Walker Attendance at Event Employing High Ranking Official Who Says ‘Black Race’ is ‘Lazier Than the White Race’

Appearance at America First Event Another Sign of Walker Disregard of Communities of Color

Leaders Condemn Gov. Walker Attendance at Event Employing High Ranking Official Who Says ‘Black Race’ is ‘Lazier Than the White Race’

Contribution to David Crowley of $30

Leaders Condemn Gov. Walker Attendance at Event Employing High Ranking Official Who Says ‘Black Race’ is ‘Lazier Than the White Race’

Contribution to Cavalier Johnson of $30

Leaders Condemn Gov. Walker Attendance at Event Employing High Ranking Official Who Says ‘Black Race’ is ‘Lazier Than the White Race’

Contribution to Chantia Lewis of $30

Leaders Condemn Gov. Walker Attendance at Event Employing High Ranking Official Who Says ‘Black Race’ is ‘Lazier Than the White Race’

Contribution to Cavalier Johnson of $30