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Voter suppression law thrown out
Senator Lena C. Taylor (DMilwaukee) applauded the historic decision rendered in Wisconsin’s Circuit Court system yesterday to permanently block the Voter Suppression (Voter ID) law from being enforced. Judge Richard Niess acted in a case field by the League of Women Voters that alleged the law violated the right to vote guaranteed in the Wisconsin constitution.
“It’s a historic day in Wisconsin as one of the most disenfranchising Jim Crow-style laws has been overturned by the courts. Since the days of Ezekiel Gillespie winning the right to …
By Cassandra Lans
Milwaukee County Supervisor Nikiya Q. Harris joined many community activists to express their feelings regarding the temporary injunction against the recently adopted Voter ID law that was issued by Dane County Judge David Flanagan. Harris spoke at a press conference held late Tuesday afternoon at St. Mark’s AME Church at 1616 W. Atkinson.
She stated, “My sincere thanks go to Judge David Flanagan for this decision today. I am excited and elated about this glimmer of hope for voters in Wisconsin. It’s wrong to make individuals jump through hurdles …
By Lauren Victoria Burke
Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer
In an effort to spur activism and create a political tipping point on the issue, members of the Congressional Black Caucus are joining forces with National Action Network President Rev. Al Sharpton, against voter suppression. Rev. Sharpton will lead a march from Selma, Ala. tracing the historic steps of Dr. Martin Luther King. He will be joined by several members of the CBC.
The march will begin on Sunday, March 4 in Selma, Ala. and end on March 9 in …
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The faith community has an obligation to the people they serve, and Tuesday, February 21st will be the first time voters in the State of Wisconsin will need to show valid photo identification to receive a ballot. The move potentially disenfranchises a significant portion of Milwaukee’s inner city, including the young, elderly, and low income; voiding them of their constitutional rights. Leaders in the faith community are being challenged to make sure the rights of who they serve are being maintained. “With captive audiences around the city, we have the …
By Benjamin Todd Jealous
President & CEO, NAACP
This year, on the day our nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I proudly stood alongside NAACP State Conference presidents on the steps of the capitol building in Columbia, South Carolina for the annual King Day at the Dome March and Rally.
The event has grown into a massive commemoration over the years, but this year it took on a new significance as Attorney General Eric Holder joined the commemoration, honoring Dr. King and pledging to carry forward his mission in the years …
The Milwaukee County Department on Aging (MCDA) in collaboration with Milwaukee County executive Chris Abele will sponsor an educational event to inform seniors about the new Voter Photo ID Law and how to obtain a free Wisconsin State ID for the purpose of voting. The Voter Education Event for Seniors will occur on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 am at the at the Italian Community Conference Center, 631 East Chicago Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202. 300-400 seniors, family members, caregivers, and personnel from provider and community agencies …
Free birth certificates to help counteract State law that disenfranchises voters
Milwaukee County Supervisor Nikiya Q. Harris is reminding her constituents that, effective with the New Year, valid photo identification is now required to vote in Wisconsin. In an effort to promote voting and avoid disenfranchisement, Supervisor Harris is making sure constituents understand the steps necessary to vote in 2012.
“While it’s unfortunate that some individuals now have to jump through hurdles to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed right to vote, we are doing everything we can to streamline the process,” Supervisor Harris …
Compiled by Courier Staff
For the city of Milwaukee and especially the African American community there were a few highlights believe it or not. The Milwaukee Courier’s longtime social columnist, Mattiebelle Woods was honored with a street naming dedication on what would have been her 108th birthday on Oct. 31, 2011. The street which is actually a triangle is located on 27th and Center Streets.
Also, our own nationally renowned urban farmer Will Allen, CEO & Founder of Growing Power continued to build on his dream, and also announced an initiative to …
By Lynda Jones
As Wisconsin residents who are opposed to the Walker Administration’s method of conducting business and governance for the state prepare for the recall of Governor Scott Walker, a boost to this movement was given with this week’s voting results in Ohio.
In a historic vote for workers’ rights, over two million Ohioans turned out in record numbers to show Governor John Kasich and his extreme agenda by voting 62 percent to 39 percent to defeat Issue 2 and reject Senate Bill 5.
Like Gov. Scott Walker, Gov. John Kasich thought …
Upcoming Voter ID Informational forums will be held in partnership with the City of Milwaukee Elections Commission. There will be three upcoming forums:
Bradley Tech High School
November 14, 2011 5:30pm to 7:30pm
700 S. 4th Street.
Christ the King and Progressive Baptist Church
November 15, 2011 at 6pm
7750 N. 60th Street.
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church
November 22, 2011
2207 N. 2nd Street.