Sup. Marcelia Nicholson
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Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson Praises Passage of Anti-Discrimination Resolution

"Today, we stood together for justice and inclusion, in support of our most vulnerable residents."

By - Feb 2nd, 2017 03:27 pm

MILWAUKEE – County Board Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson commended County Board colleagues for standing together with all Milwaukee County residents and passing anti-discrimination resolution 16-738 on Thursday.

Supervisor Nicholson offered the following statement:

“As a co-sponsor of resolution 16-738, I am proud of my colleagues for taking a stand against hate and discrimination. Today, we stood together for justice and inclusion, in support of our most vulnerable residents.

“As an MPS teacher in a school with a 20% English Language Learner population, I see the faces of immigrants every day. I interact with families of all backgrounds and I understand how important it is to protect their rights to equal opportunity and a productive future. As a young woman of color, I also understand what it means to face oppression and be seen as second class.

“Milwaukee County is blessed with an incredibly unique mix of people, with various ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations. I celebrate and value the differences we share, and declare myself an ally in the fight against discrimination in all if its forms. I have a voice and will use it to fight for the voiceless.

“Recent executive actions have threatened our most vulnerable communities. Now is the time for Americans who truly respect freedom and equality for all to stand united in the face of a Trump presidency and protect innocent people from discrimination and persecution.

“It shouldn’t matter if someone’s name is Michael, Muhammad, Miguel, Marina or Marcelia, now is the time to resist President Trump’s policies of hate and division and protect our neighbors who have and continue to make invaluable contributions to our country.

“I am proud to work with a body that fights against discrimination, and I thank my colleagues for their support today.”

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