Stories tagged: "ACLU"

July 8, 2021, at Cumberland Elementary School in Whitefish Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
‘So Disappointing’: Advocates Hope for Justice Reform, School Funding, and More Broadband Expansion After State Budget Falls Short

Justice reform, school funding, and broadband expansion are still in need of action, advocates say.

(Photo © Lola Abu-Shawareb)
Wisconsin Senate Takes First Steps Toward Police Reform Since George Floyd’s Murder

More bills await a vote in both the Senate and Assembly as the state inches toward reforms. The Wisconsin Senate on Tuesday passed four police reform bills, the first legislative action to change law enforcement policy since last year’s mass protests began after the murder of George Floyd by a then-Minneapolis police officer. The bipartisan...

President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan on March 11, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Biden’s First 100 Days: Wisconsin Racial Justice Advocates Cautiously Optimistic

Community leaders are encouraged by early actions and statements, but they want the president’s intentions to turn into real reforms.

Katie Rosenberg speaks during a state budget hearing
‘No More Corners to Cut’: Northern Wisconsin Asks Legislature for More Money In Budget

Dollars for schools, local governments, and other services needed to continue services, advocates say

Carl Fields, program manager at the Racine Hospitality Center and Racine-Kenosha organizer for the organization Ex-incarcerated People Organizing, sits Friday at Monument Square in downtown Racine. Fields was released from prison in 2016 but will be on extended supervision until 2033, meaning he won’t be able to cast a ballot until the 2034 midterm elections. (Photo by Pat A. Robinson)
Wisconsin Law Prevents 50,000 Citizens From Voting

Wisconsin is one of 30 states that disenfranchises people convicted of felonies who are out of prison but still on supervision.

Evers pardons
Evers Pardons Nine More People, Bringing Total to 65

Pardons restore some rights stripped from people convicted of felonies.

Authorities disperse protesters out of a park Tuesday, Aug. 25, in Kenosha. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
ACLU: Militia in Kenosha Got ‘Free Pass’ While Police Cracked Down on Protesters

Group says curfew violations should not depend on whether cops agree or disagree with who’s out late.