Family of Jacob Blake, Wisconsin Working Families Party Host ‘March to the Polls’ Rally in Kenosha
Calling for racial justice and structural change, Kenosha activists take the movement to the ballot box
KENOSHA — On Saturday, Oct 24 at 10 am at Civic Center Park, the family of Jacob Blake, local organizers, and leaders with the Wisconsin Working Families Party will host a socially distanced rally and march to City Hall to encourage Kenosha voters to vote early. Since the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha police on August 23rd, Kenosha activists organized a series of peaceful rallies, marches and community celebrations that gained national attention. Now, the activists are joining forces with the Wisconsin Working Families Party to build long-term political power for the Kenosha community.
“We marched all summer and fall for justice for Jacob and all the other Black lives snuffed out by militarized police,” said Tanya McLean, a Kenosha activist who has organized previous #JusticeForJacob actions. “Now, we’re proud to join forces with the Wisconsin Working Families Party to take the movement to the ballot box. This election season, we must continue to show up in the streets and at the polls to vote in record numbers for a better future for all of us.”
WHAT: #JusticeForJacob march to the polls and early vote rally. Marchers will gather at Civic Center Park for a rally with speakers, then march to City Hall where marchers will vote early together.
WHO: Family of Jacob Blake, Wisconsin Working Families Party, Leaders of Kenosha and local activists
WHEN: 10am on Saturday, October 24, 2020.
WHERE: Civic Center Park (900 57th St, Kenosha, WI 53140)
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