Stories tagged: "Angela Lang"


Washington High School was one of only five Milwaukee polling places open on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Wisconsin Voting Rights Groups Ask Biden, Congress to Revive For the People Act

With Republican lawmakers passing restrictive bills throughout the country, get-out-the-vote groups are pleading with Biden and Congress to pass federal voting rights protection.

Rep. David Bowen (D-Milwaukee) speaks Thursday about a 12-bill package of police reforms that go farther than bipartisan proposals currently being deliberated in the Legislature. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
‘Enough is Enough’: Dems Introduce More Progressive Police Reform

The new bill package offers an alternative to mild reforms proposed by the bipartisan racial disparities task force.

Wisconsin  Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) talks to the media Aug. 31, 2020, after Republicans decide not to debate a package of police reform bills. Instead, Republicans are moving forward with a task force that he and Rep. Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) will co-chair. (Photo © Andy Manis)
‘They Literally Didn’t Want to Do a Thing’: Lawmakers and Activists React to Steineke Email

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes: “Can the task force still be seen as legitimate? It’s hard for these legislators to be seen as legitimate right now. This whole thing was a ruse.”

Two members of the Wisconsin National Guard stand behind a fence erected around the Kenosha Courthouse in advance of last week's Kenosha County Attorney General's decision over whether to charge the officer who shot and paralyzed Jacob Blake. The two troops were among 500 activated by Gov. Tony Evers in advance of the decision. (Photo by Samer Ghani)
Wisconsin Activists Call Police Response to Capitol Riot ‘Ridiculous’

Look no further than law enforcement preparations in Kenosha last week or BLM protests.

Maletha Jones (holding clipboard), Field Operations Manager for Black Leaders Organizing Communities (BLOC) takes part in an event the week before the Nov. 3, 2020 election.
BLOC Leader: When Black People Lead, We All Win. Just Look at Georgia and Wisconsin.

Outreach and organizing must be done year-round to counter suppression and violent opposition to election equality.

Christine Neumann-Ortiz at Count Every Vote event
Crunching the Numbers: How to Interpret Biden’s Milwaukee Performance

Despite population loss, organizers spur a boost in turnout.

New Data Shows Trump Targeted Black Wisconsinites With False Information to Suppress Vote in 2016

Investigation finds millions of Black residents, and thousands in Wisconsin, were part of a voter “deterrence” effort.