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Iuscely Flores

Iuscely Flores

Iuscely Flores Villareal is a community mobilizer in the south side of Minowakiing, aka Milwaukee a traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk and Menominee homeland. She is currently the racial justice and economic advocate for the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. She uses her voice and digital organizing skills to proactively write and create graphics that focus on self determination and the struggle for liberation of oppressed communities.

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The Milwaukee County Courthouse. (Photo | Isiah Holmes)

Republicans and Democrats are working together on expungement

By: - January 9, 2023

Republicans and Democrats in the Wisconsin Legislature are working together to make it easier to clear your criminal record. They are seeking co-sponsorship of LRB 0955/1, which would update decades-old legislation and give millions their freedom back. According to the Sentencing Project, “between 70 million and 100 million — or as many as one in […]

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Highland Park shooter treated gently by police, Black man killed for traffic violation 

By: - July 7, 2022

This weekend the world witnessed the two realities that exist inside the United States. The heavily armed white suspect in the Independence Day parade shooting in Highland Park, while fleeing from police, was calmly arrested using de-escalation techniques but an unarmed black man, stopped for a minor traffic violation in Akron was shot 60 times […]

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LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 17: A teacher walks among the the masked students sitting in a socially distanced classroom session at Medora Elementary School (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)

The COVID crisis in our schools

By: - January 11, 2022

COVID cases reached an all-time high after the holidays in Wisconsin, yet politicians and school systems are failing to protect our communities’ overall health and especially the health of our teachers, staff, and students.  President Biden’s comment last week criticizing virtual learning did not help the current situation at all. “We provided the states with […]

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Protesters gather to march on Mayor Tom Barrett's house, to demand a freeze on evictions. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

A backwards step on the rent moratorium

By: - August 27, 2021

 (Español abajo) The Supreme Court’s decision to end the rent moratorium is a potential death sentence for many Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in issuing the moratorium, had warned that forcing people “to move, often into close quarters in new shared housing settings with friends or family, or congregate settings such as […]