Gretchen Schuldt, executive director of Wisconsin Justice Initiative Action, writes that State Sen. Leah Vukmir and other Republican assembly members want to increase local property taxes — a lot. Wisconsin Justice Initiative Action advocates for independence and integrity in criminal and civil legal systems.
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Ray Dall’Osto, an attorney with Gimbel Reilly Guerin & Brown in Milwaukee, calls for effective legislative action, education at school and in the home, and prevention to reduce violence.
LaShawndra Vernon, a nonprofit management professional who has worked on the issue of human trafficking, calls on the media to respect the lives and legacies of women killed by intimate partners.
Angela Lang is the executive director of Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC) and a board member of ACLU of Wisconsin. She opposes the plan approved by the Wisconsin State Assembly to build a new $350 million prison.
Margaret Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, praises the students who participated in the Danceworks competition, and all those who helped organize it.
During the month of January, the Running Rebels Youth Advisory Council challenged local media to report more positive news about Milwaukee’s black community. In this article, YAC members reflect on the results.
Rick Deines, a conversation facilitator with The Zeidler Center for Public Discussion, reflects on the importance of telling personal stories about race relations.
Ventae Parrow, EXPO of Milwaukee leadership recruiter and trainer and an MATC student, writes that it’s time to shut down the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF). Parrow has been detained at MSDF for the past seven months. He has a revocation hearing scheduled on Feb. 6.
Dominic Inouye is a freelance writer and photographer and the founder of ZIP MKE. He originally shared this story as part of the Ex Fabula Fellowship Program.
William R. Tisdale, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, writes that a recent decision by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development stands in the way of equal housing opportunity and racially integrated communities.