Congresswoman Gwen Moore represents Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District. In this piece she remembers Vel Phillips, who chaired her campaign for U.S. Congress.
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Shawn Mitchell, an Ex Fabula fellow, will tell the harrowing story below at an Ex Fabula event on Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m. at PEARLS for Teen Girls. A storytelling coach will lead attendees through small group activities to help them craft stories about race and equity.
With the passing of trailblazing civil rights activist Vel Phillips, local elected officials shared their memories and condolences.
William R. Tisdale, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, writes that the goals of the Fair Housing Act — to promote integration and end unlawful discrimination in housing —have not been achieved, 50 years after the act was signed into law.
George Hinton, chief executive officer of the Milwaukee-based Social Development Commission, writes that Ascension Wisconsin’s plan to cut medical services at St. Joseph’s Hospital will harm people who need health care the most.
Margaret Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, urges Milwaukeeans to support a Milwaukee County proposal to include fair housing protection for holders of housing vouchers.
Carmen Pitre, president and CEO of Sojourner, reflects on the connection between intimate partner violence and public safety.
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.
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.