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Peaceful protesters in Kenosha march with Jacob Blake’s family demanding an end to police brutality

The family of Jacob Blake marched with thousands of community leaders and elected officials on Saturday, August 29 in Kenosha to demand justice nearly a week after he was shot seven times by a Kenosha police officer. With chants of “One person, one vote!” and “No justice, No peace!” a crowd of demonstrators gathered in the Civic Center Park across from the Kenosha courthouse to denounce police violence and share messages of change, a week after an officer shot Blake in the back and left the 29-year-old Black man paralyzed. The diverse group of protesters also chanted “Seven bullets,...

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March on the DNC: Local protestors call for action from Democrats on eve of Joe Biden’s nomination

The Coalition to March on the DNC held a peaceful rally on the final night of the mostly virtual Democratic National Convention on August 20, then marched behind the slogan “We Can’t Breathe” to demand that political leaders do more to stop the killing of Black people by police. The “We Can’t Breathe” event was led by members of the Coalition to March on the DNC, and began at Red Arrow Park where Milwaukee native Dontre Hamilton was shot and killed in 2014 by a member of the city’s law enforcement. Maria Hamilton, Dontre’s mother, spoke to the large...

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Milwaukee’s religious leaders hold interfaith prayer program in support of city during 2020 DNC

Following a national Interfaith service on August 16 that kicked off the 2020 Democratic National Convention, members of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee gathered on the roof of Redeemer Lutheran Church on August 17 for a Milwaukee-focused prayer message just prior to the start of the convention. Because the DNC moved to a virtual format due to the mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic, Milwaukee’s status as host city for the convention was tragically diminished. However, the situation did allow for some unique opportunities. One of which was when Democrats came together for the Interfaith Prayer of Hope, Gratitude,...

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We’re All In: WEDC officials join Milwaukee leaders to visit businesses keeping safe during COVID-19

State and local officials held a news conference in downtown Milwaukee on August 5, followed by a tour to meet area small business owners participating in the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC) “We’re All In” economic program – which has been promoting public health and providing financial assistance during the pandemic. A growing number of citizens from across Wisconsin — including small business owners, local leaders, and sports and entertainment figures — are declaring “We’re All In” for working together to stop the spread of COVID-19. The We’re All In initiative is an effort by WEDC and its partners...

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