A Chance for Change
Brookfield, WI – Wisconsin is in pain. The state witnessed tragedy in Kenosha, WI, with the shooting of Jacob Blake and the killing of two protesters by an out-of-state gunman. The painful ripples are felt across the state and through our communities in Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District.
Through these tragedies, Kenosha is a focal point for both presidential campaigns. In times of crisis, there is an opportunity for real change to emerge. There is a chance for unity and healing. Palzewicz hopes this is what the heightened national attention can bring.
“With both Trump and Biden visiting Kenosha, you have to hope they will try to focus on bringing the community together,” Palzewicz said. “I welcome more attention being put on Wisconsin. I just hope leaders focus on unity rather than trying to sow discord.”
“To gavel in and out in thirty seconds is unacceptable,” Palzewicz said. “Not only is it disrespectful to the individuals deeply impacted by these shootings and deaths, but it shows that some of our representatives don’t seem to care about policy change. They are supposed to provide solutions during these times. Surely they can do more.”
While leaders like WI-Senate Majority Leader, Scott Fitzgerald, avoid discussions or debates on policy change, other leaders are presenting plans for a new way forward.
“Wisconsin is hurting. We need to put progress over partisanship in these trying times. We need to reach across the aisle for the betterment of all Wisconsinites,” Palzewicz remarked. “Hopefully, we can see positivity and a presentation of real solutions with Joe Biden’s impending visit to Kenosha.”
Palzewicz hopes to see leaders protect peaceful protesters’ rights and simultaneously hopes organizers maintain a peaceful demeanor at all protests.
“I am hoping for peace, unity, and needed reforms,” Palzewicz said. “We are all Wisconsinites. We are neighbors, friends, and family. We need to remember this even as some try to create division.”
Palzewicz for Wisconsin
- AG Decision on Blake Shooting Coming Up - Corri Hess - Sep 17th, 2020
- NLG Condemns Biased and Unprofessional Policing by Kenosha Police and Sheriff’s Departments - National Lawyers Guild, Milwaukee Chapter - Sep 16th, 2020
- Protesters Describe Detention In Kenosha - Isiah Holmes - Sep 14th, 2020
- Evers Might Extend Mask Order - Shawn Johnson - Sep 10th, 2020
- Jacob Blake Speaks from Hospital Bed - Rob Mentzer - Sep 6th, 2020
- Biden Visits Blake Family in Kenosha - Madeline Fox and Laurel White - Sep 3rd, 2020
- A Chance for Change - Tom Palzewicz - Sep 2nd, 2020
- UPDATE: Kenosha Officer Involved Shooting - Josh Kaul - Sep 1st, 2020
- Kenosha Officials on Trump, Protests, Police - Erik Gunn and Henry Redman - Sep 1st, 2020
- Going dark for justice - Milwaukee Common Council - Sep 1st, 2020
Read more about Shooting of Jacob Blake here