Just yesterday, Wisconsin saw over 3000 new COVID-19 cases in one day. This is a devastating record breaking number for the state and shows how our elected officials have failed to make decisions that protect the health of our most vulnerable communities.
To date, over 1400 Wisconsinites have lost their lives to COVID-19. As Wisconsinites face rising rates of COVID-19 and existing poor health outcomes, housing insecurity, unemployment, food insecurity, WHILE rising up against neo-fascism in our highest office, white supremacy, and police terror, we have watched state leadership and elected officials fail to act, and rather rely on increased criminalization, law enforcement, and imprisonment to address a global pandemic, economic crisis, and racial injustice.
In response to these escalating crises, Freedom Inc., and other grassroots organizations across Wisconsin are demanding the state #DefundPolice, #FreeThemAll, #InvestInCommunity, and ensure #FreeAndFairElections!
Check out our statement and infographics!#WIBPOCDemandsExpect a Letter Writing Campaign Launch and Livestream next week!
ACLU of WisconsinACLU Student Alliance – UW MadisonAfrican-American Civic Engagement RoundtableBlack Educators Caucus MKEBlack & Brown Womyn Power Coalition, Inc.Cia Siab IncCitizen Action of WisconsinconNEXTionsFair WisconsinHarambee Village: Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding CareHmong American Women’s Association, Inc.Leaders Igniting TransformationLove on Black WomenMetcalfe Park Community BridgesThe Progress Center for Black WomenRootedSoutheast Asian Healing CenterUBLAC MilwaukeeTAA – Graduate Worker Union of UW-MadisonACLU Student Alliance – UW MadisonWisconsin VoicesUbuntu Research and Evaluation