Wisconsin Working Families Party
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses John Chisholm for District Attorney

District Attorney Chisholm Will Continue to Fight for a Safe and Just Community

By - Jul 21st, 2016 03:04 pm

Milwaukee—The Wisconsin Working Families Party on Thursday announced the endorsement of John Chisholm in his bid for re-election for Milwaukee District Attorney.

“The Wisconsin Working Families Party is excited to endorse current Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm for re-election,” said Wisconsin WFP State Director Marina Dimitrijevic. “John is a national leader in criminal justice reform. He’s taken on a racially biased criminal justice system that puts punishment over rehabilitation. Like our other endorsed candidates, John Chisholm is a proven, progressive champion who will lead the fight to improve the lives of hard working Wisconsin families by breaking the cycle of prison and saving taxpayer dollars.”

“Our endorsement in the Democratic primary is crucial to ensuring that we elect real progressives at every level of government who will put the needs of working men and women first. While unprecedented amounts of out-of-state money flood the airwaves attacking John’s record, we will mobilize at the grassroots level to make sure voters know who the real Democrat is in this race, as we have in the past,” Dimitrijevic continued.

Chisholm welcomed the endorsement saying, “I appreciate the support of the thousands of members of Wisconsin Working Families. They are fighting hard for what we believe in, including a living wage for every worker and fair and just economic, political, and criminal justice systems. It’s an honor to have their endorsement.”

From now until Election Day Wisconsin WFP supporters will be diligently knocking on doors and calling their friends and neighbors to talk about the stakes in these elections and why they should vote for our endorsed candidates.  Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Working Families Party endorsed Mandela Barnes (WI-Senate, 4th District), LaTonya Johnson (WI-Senate, 6th district), David Crowley (WI-Assembly, 17th district), and Darrol Gibson (WI-Assembly, 11th district) in state legislative primaries. Wisconsin Working Families Party candidates won races across Wisconsin this spring and are expecting to continue that streak in August.

The Wisconsin Working Families Party is a grassroots independent political organization that fights for Wisconsin’s working families 365 days a year — working to raise the minimum wage, get big money out of politics, and advocate for racial justice.

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