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The African American Roundtable sees this as a moment to share a simple statement and remind everyone that demoting the Milwaukee Police Chief is simply not enough. In less than a month the Mayor will be sharing his executive budget with the community that needs to reflect a $75 million divestment from the Milwaukee Police Department.
Our message to Mayor Tom Barrett and the Common Council remains the same, that in order for us to create a safe community for all to live and thrive we must divest from police.
Our demand is as follows:
● Community investment: A $75 million divestment from the Milwaukee Police Department and reinvestment into building healthy communities that can thrive. In accordance, $50 million must be allocated to fund public health and $25 million to housing cooperatives.
We look forward to Mayor Barrett’s budget that reflects this demand from the people.