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Immigration activists in Milwaukee say National Guard troops should not be deployed to the Mexican border, but that resources should be used elsewhere. ... sending troops to the border that is already over-militarized for political benefit of one political party is wrong," Milwaukee Alderman Jose Perez said. protest
Who: Youth Empowered in the Struggle (the student arm of Voces de la Frontera), Riverside University High School Student Council, Milwaukee Teachers Education Association, students, parents. What: Rally at Riverside University High School students and educators join forces to fight back against ... School

Billionaire liberal political activist Tom Steyer came to Wisconsin Tuesday and at least one major politician took notice: Republican Gov. ... Billionaire environmental activists Tom Steyer says he will spend $30 million to organize young voters and get them to the polls in the 2018 mid-term elections. (Jan. Scott Walker
The debate, broadcast live by Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio, gave voters one of their last looks at Dallet, a Milwaukee County judge who is ... The two argued over President Donald Trump, called each other activists and accused one another of being beholden to special interests.
A petition circulated by LIT calling for reforms sparked thousands of emails to the Milwaukee school board. Now, the board has agreed to hold six public hearings on the DOE report -- something activists say is essential to addressing the problem. "We want our public schools district to stop adding to ... students
An activist group says recently-released city documents show Milwaukee isn't doing enough to reduce lead in local drinking water. The Freshwater for Life Action Coalition filed an open records request for three years of documents from City of Milwaukee management meetings. Coalition ...
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Michael Screnock and Rebecca Dallet sparred over the NRA, judicial philosophy and the role special interests play in electing judges in a Friday night debate. The hour-long forum at Marquette University Law School, moderated by Mike Gousha of WISN-TV (Channel ...
But there are also reports that cast doubt on the movement's authenticity more subtly, like a Washington Times piece that notes the students are “receiving help from seasoned left-wing activists.” It goes on to cite a tweet from former Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke declaring the students' effort has “GEORGE ...
Several students, staff and community members came to Harvey Hall Theatre to see an inspiring showcase of Muhibb Dyer's performance “From Kings to Thugs to Presidents.” On Feb 9, the Black Student Union (BSU) presented Dyer, Milwaukee poet and activist, for Black History Month to share his story of ...
Milwaukee Entrepreneur-activist Bianca Williams also provides transitional living for the homeless. ... Pathfinders Milwaukee provides services for runaway and homeless young people 25 and under. ... Like other local activists serving the homeless, Baack believes the best way to start is with kindness.
MILWAUKEE -- Community activists rallied at City Hall in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Feb. 14 -- where they demanded that city leaders "get the lead out." Nearly 20 people spoke out during the rally attended by more than 75 people, demanding answers amid lead concerns in Milwaukee and chaos within ...
Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee said this week that Diane Guerrero, a Colombian-American actress known for her role in the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” will be the keynote speaker for the organization's 2018 Five Star Gala May 12. Guerrero, who's also an author and immigration ...
Torey Lowe, a Milwaukee social activist, posted one of the Facebook videos that he said was originally posted by the mother of one of the girls involved in the fight. Lowe said he's documented more than a dozen such brawls in Milwaukee Public Schools in recent years. "When we see these things ...
To close out the event, State Senator LaTonya Johnson, D-Milwaukee, shared her family's benefits from her grandfather's union jobs and her support of union activity in the state. “I am a union member and I will be until the day I die,” she said. “Inside that Capitol, we get it. We get it because we've lived it.”.

... labeling him an “extreme activist.” She and other Democrats had been calling on Screnock to release the email to the NRA. His campaign made it public after The Associated Press asked for it. Dallet, a Milwaukee County circuit judge, faces Screnock, a Sauk County circuit judge, in the April 3 election.
MILWAUKEE COUNTY — A Wisconsin Democratic Party activist is crying foul over a FOX6 investigation. Terrell Martin has issued a press release claiming FOX6 News spread "false information" about him related to his former role at the Milwaukee County Juvenile Detention Center. It all ties into a ...
Some black and Latino activists say Flynn was often disrespectful to them. Morales said he looks forward to working with MPD Inspector Michael Brunson, an African-American who was the runner-up for the job of interim police chief. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Morales knows the community and ...
Milwaukee Entrepreneur-activist Bianca Williams also provides transitional living for the homeless. ... Pathfinders Milwaukee provides services for runaway and homeless young people 25 and under. ... Like other local activists serving the homeless, Baack believes the best way to start is with kindness.
MILWAUKEE -- Community activists rallied at City Hall in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Feb. 14 -- where they demanded that city leaders "get the lead out." Nearly 20 people spoke out during the rally attended by more than 75 people, demanding answers amid lead concerns in Milwaukee and chaos within ...
“What are we doing now? People are dying, and your grants sound interesting for you, but what are you going to do now?” That was Rafael Mercado of the activist group MKE Heroin Diaries during a recent meeting of the Milwaukee City-County Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force. Mercado knows all ...
The Milwaukee Bucks are following through on a commitment to pay at least $12 per hour — escalating to $15 — for service-sector jobs at the new arena and hire union-represented employees with a new twist involving a worker-recruitment and training group led by labor activist Peter Rickman. Another ...
On this, now, there's wide agreement in Milwaukee among community activists, healthcare professionals, government agents, whistleblowers, watchdogs ... Both Milwaukee's mayor and its common council are mobilizing in light of the bombshell news last month that the MHD did not adequately follow up on ...
Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee said this week that Diane Guerrero, a Colombian-American actress known for her role in the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” will be the keynote speaker for the organization's 2018 Five Star Gala May 12. Guerrero, who's also an author and immigration ...
On Nov. 6, 2014, Flynn spoke to reporters after a tense meeting of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, a civilian oversight board. ... I will interject here and point out the obvious: Many activists who care about police accountability also care deeply about violence in their neighborhoods. They often ...
She did not answer further questions about the incident. Torey Lowe, a Milwaukee social activist, posted one of the Facebook videos that he said was originally posted by the mother of one of the girls involved in the fight. Lowe said he's documented more than a dozen such brawls in Milwaukee Public ...
Colin Kaepernick kept his pledge and donated $1 million to community groups across the country, including $25,000 to Urban Underground, a Milwaukee nonprofit that works with teens. Now, the pro football player and activist is doing an "encore" with the help of other celebrities — and again, Urban ...
For example, the exhibit takes an in-depth look at Milwaukee's historic Fair Housing Marches, just in time for the 50th anniversary, showing how Jews and Blacks worked together. Local activists Dr. Jay and Hinda Larkey, who famously provided first aid to battered marchers, are recognized in one part of the ...
Here is the sentence that set the GOP atwitter: "Randy Bryce, an ironworker seeking to unseat Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, purchased Devumi followers in 2015, when he was a blogger and labor activist." The timing is before his campaign against Ryan. Bryce, a U.S. Army veteran and union ...
Yenny Romero, an activist and Dreamer with Make the Road Pennsylvania, an advocacy group, became emotional. ... Dreamers unless it is attached to federal spending legislation," Voces de la Frontera, a Milwaukee immigrant advocacy group, said in a release calling on activists to continue to organize.
Activists gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday to demand a solution on DACA. ... the League of United Latin American Citizens at the press conference were a number of Jewish community groups, including the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Lawmakers heard impassioned testimony Wednesday in the state Capitol regarding a proposal that would bar state agencies and local governments in Wisconsin from participating in a boycott of Israeli businesses. The bill is a response to the so-called Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions or BDS movement ...
Jamaal Smith was dressed in a black shirt with the word “justice” sprawled across the chest. With a laugh, Smith said he's a proud product of Milwaukee's 53206 ZIP code — where there are more incarcerations than any other ZIP code in the United States. Smith said his childhood neighborhood was ...
“Mayor Barrett continues to take the health and safety of Milwaukee residents seriously. Decisions are made based on data and science provided and the resources available.” Alderman Donovan says the issue will be addressed during a private Steering and Rules Committee meeting Wednesday.
Editor's note: This is one of an occasional series of pieces about grassroots leaders in Milwaukee. Teaching motivated Jamaal Smith to become an advocate for education equality. “Education should look the same for every child regardless of color.” Jamaal Smith was dressed in a black shirt with the word ...
16 that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett step down in response to the revelation Friday, Jan. 12 that the Milwaukee Health Department may have failed to notify thousands of families with children who tested positive for elevated levels of lead. Both activists and aldermen are asking for what Barrett knew and ...
Citizen activists call for ouster of Milwaukee mayor and federal investigation over city handling of lead in water ... Describing the lead situation "a public health crisis" and accusing city leaders of stone-walling his attempts to get lead testing records, activist Robert Miranda said, "The removal of (Health) ...
One of many Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Wisconsin on Monday focused on the final year of the civil rights leader's life. Milwaukee peace activist Julie Enslow has written a play called "King's Last Year." The play is about King's difficult last year of life, including his depression, attempts to organize a ...
In some cities, riots erupted after King's assassination; in Milwaukee, the city's largest-ever civil rights rally filled Wisconsin Ave. with a peaceful memorial march. Sentiment against the Vietnam War crystalized in the seizing and burning of draft records by a group of clergy and activists who became known as ...
Hall, 26, Pasqualini, 26, and Radtke, 28, and another passenger in their car, Brian Falk, who was injured, were returning to Milwaukee from a conference in La Crosse. They all worked together at RitzHolman accounting firm in Milwaukee. Clenton and Katey were a couple. In April 2017, a judge suspended ...
MILWAUKEE -- Officials charged with the task of selecting Milwaukee's next chief of police have announced a community meeting. Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission members want to give the public the chance to weigh in on the ideal candidate for the job. "I think the fire and police commissioners ...
In the wake of revelations that point to mismanagement of the Milwaukee Health Department's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, community advocates and aldermen are asking for an independent .... Jamaal Smith, a local activist and father added, “We're going to continue standing here.
Milwaukee, WI — Like activists and organizers across the country, 2017 was a tremendously busy year for those in the immigrant rights struggle of Milwaukee, and the closing months were no exception. November ... In November, they brought Cuban teacher and activist Griselda Aguilera Cabrera. Cabrera ...
Amid a nationwide rise in hate crimes, a former neo-Nazi came to Penn on Dec. 4 to speak about kindness. Author and activist Arno Michaelis spent his younger years in Milwaukee participating in various hate groups and calling for his peers and co-workers to join the "white power" movement.
Kyle Pucek, a former heroin addict from Janesville, says his hometown sometimes is in disbelief over the severity of its heroin and opioid epidemic. A factory town on the Rock River, Janesville was anchored for nearly a century by the General Motors autoworks, which closed in 2008.
But Milwaukee leaders want to make sure their constituents, many of them low-wage workers for whom the 60-mile round-trip commute will be a ... The issue was the topic of a Community Brainstorming Breakfast in September that drew economic development leaders, politicians and community activists.
... were but thought he knew what they were: anti-fascist activists known as “antifa. ..... The word is taken from a video in which an activist calls for whites to ... The Proud Boys who gathered in Milwaukee say they do not share ...
... Party Chairman Matthew Flynn; and political activist Mike McCabe. ... Normally, a Democrat must do well in both Milwaukee and Madison to win a ... both Milwaukee and Dane County and doing well elsewhere in the state.


 

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