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
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- Joint Statement on Charging Decision in Jacob Blake Case - Milwaukee Common Council - Jan 6th, 2021
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- Rep. Stubbs’ Statement on Decision to not Charge Officer Sheskey in Shooting of Jacob Blake - State Rep. Shelia Stubbs - Jan 6th, 2021
- Statement from the Milwaukee Bucks Organization - Milwaukee Bucks - Jan 5th, 2021
- Senator Agard Releases Statement on the Decision to Not Charge Officer Involved in Shooting Jacob Blake - State Sen. Melissa Agard - Jan 5th, 2021
- Rep Hintz: Statement on Jacob Blake Shooting Charging Decision by Kenosha District Attorney - State Rep. Gordon Hintz - Jan 5th, 2021
- Statement from Kenosha County Judicial Candidate Angela Cunningham on Charging Decision of the Jacob Blake Shooting - Angela Cunningham - Jan 5th, 2021
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