Ald. Milele Coggs
Press Release

Communication file on social justice issues going before Steering and Rules Committee

 

By - Oct 16th, 2020 04:30 pm

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs has introduced a communication file to engage community groups in the process of creating change around issues of social justice. The file (Council file #200623), will be heard by the Steering and Rules Committee on Monday, October 19th at 9 a.m.

Alderwoman Coggs said the committee will hear directly from organizations about the change they would like to see.

Some of the groups expected to appear before the committee are the Black Leaders Organizing Communities (BLOC), Bria Smith, Community Task Force MKE (ComForce MKE)/Program the Parks MKE, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN), LIT MKE, Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), The People’s Revolution, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Southside Organizing Committee (SOC), and Voces de la Frontera (VDLF). Co-sponsors of the file include Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa and Alderman Nik Kovac.

“The intent of this communication file is to provide a platform to engage the groups who have been working to bring awareness to social justice issues and to find solutions together,” Alderwoman Coggs said.

Public comments are welcome for this file, and those wishing to provide their thoughts can do so via the e-comment feature here.

Monday’s Steering and Rules Committee meeting will be televised live on the City Channel (channel 25 on Spectrum Cable and channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse in the City of Milwaukee) and via streaming video on the city website at city.milwaukee.gov/Channel25.

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