Mandela Barnes
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Mandela Barnes Announces Key Community Endorsements

Key Community Leaders and More Progressive Organizations Endorse New Leadership They Can Count On

By - Aug 4th, 2016 12:05 pm

MILWAUKEE – Today, Wisconsin State Representative Mandela Barnes (D – Milwaukee) – candidate for the Wisconsin State Senate in the 4th District – announced another round of remarkable endorsements from local community leaders around the 4th Senate District, in addition to more progressive organizations, leading up to the August 9th primary:

Andrew Franklin – Treasurer, Glendale-River Hills School Board

Annie Woodward – Director, Milwaukee School Board

Bryan Kennedy – Mayor, City of Glendale

Fred Kessler – Wisconsin State Representative, 12th Assembly District

Larry Miller – Director and Vice-Chair, Milwaukee School Board

Marcelia Nicholson – Supervisor, Milwaukee County Board

Nik Kovac – Alderman, Milwaukee Common Council

Sandy Pasch, Campaign Treasurer – former State Representative and Assistant Democratic Leader

Sarah Noble, Honorary Campaign Chair – former Managing Director at Reproductive Justice Collective

Vel Phillips – civil rights and community pioneer, former Wisconsin Secretary of State

Reverend Willie Brisco – President, Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998

American Federation of Teachers – Wisconsin

Grassroots Northshore

Voces de la Frontera

 “I am so proud to have earned the trust and support of so many leaders in our community,” said Rep. Barnes. “Together, we will fight for a better future for Milwaukee by bringing better-paying jobs to our community, raising wages for hardworking families, investing in our public schools, and ending the epidemic of gun violence.”

These endorsements come in addition to the following organizations that the Barnes campaign announced last week:

American Federation of Teachers Local 212

Citizen Action of Wisconsin

Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association

Service Employees International Union Local 1 Wisconsin

United Automobile Workers Southeastern Wisconsin Area CAP Council

Wisconsin Education Association Council

Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals

Wisconsin Jobs Now

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters

Wisconsin Working Families Party

Mandela is serving his second term as State Representative for Wisconsin’s 11th Assembly District, which includes the City of Milwaukee’s north side and parts of the City of Glendale. As a community organizer, Mandela has experienced the greatness of the Milwaukee area and also understands its most complex challenges, which has compelled him to run for elected office in the Wisconsin State Legislature.

The primary election for the 4th Senate District is on August 9, 2016.

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