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Black Leaders Organizing Communities works to “ensure a high quality of life and access to opportunities for members of the Black community in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.”
President Donald Trump had the nerve to hold a campaign rally in Milwaukee, WI tonight where he no doubt continued to spew his usual racist, transphobic, abelist, xenophobic, misogynistic, and classist rhetoric. We, the people of Milwaukee, want no part of it.
Donald knows that he needs US to win in 2020. His victory hinges on our state which he barely won by less than 23,000 votes. These are votes that if he really cared he could make up for, but the cost of this is too much for him. The cost is affordable healthcare for all people, dignified treatment of immigrants and people of color in this country and equitable economic development for all communities. Donald can’t afford these things, because he’s broke, he has little values and simply doesn’t care.
Instead, he has threatened the healthcare of millions of people, disrupted lives, passed tax breaks for the wealthy and created “Opportunity Zones,” which are no more than tools for outside investors to own our communities. Meanwhile, our communities struggle to make ends meet.
BLOC talks to residents and voters everyday and the greater majority of Black residents in Milwaukee have no desire to see nor hear from Donald. His policies have not benefited us and in fact, have negatively impacted people across all identities and political spectrums.
We will not allow Donald’s Twitter fingers to be turned to trigger fingers and lead us to war with Iran. We will not allow him to ignore black communities and continue to separate families at the border. We will not allow Donald to achieve two terms.
BLOC will continue to engage residents in our neighborhoods on what it looks like for our communities to thrive. Donald isn’t a part of that vision.