Civil Rights & Immigration

Tosa police chief decision raises concerns from community members

Wauwatosa’s Police and Fire Commission (PFC) has chosen Milwaukee PD Captain James MacGillis to become the city’s next police chief. MacGillis, who grew up...

BLOC and other groups demand real police reform from Evers ...

“We’re here to say that enough is enough,” said Angela Lang, executive director of Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC) during a press conference...

Republicans push back against federal approval for changes in state voting...

WASHINGTON—Republicans during a U.S. House Judiciary panel hearing on Tuesday argued that a bill that would reinstate a preclearance section of the 1965 Voting...

Congresswoman Gwen Moore chosen for a new select committee that will...

“I was very, very happy to join this committee,” Congresswoman Gwen Moore tells Wisconsin Examiner, speaking of the new Select Committee on Economic Disparity...

U.S. Department of Justice takes Georgia to court over its elections...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Friday that the Department of Justice is suing the state of Georgia to overturn a sweeping...

Report shows some improvements to voting access within Wisconsin jails

A new report by All Voting is Local, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wisconsin...

Milwaukee County tenants will have ‘right to counsel’

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt a “right to counsel” for residents facing eviction or foreclosure. Funding for the program has...

Defund the police debate turns to Milwaukee fear-mongering GOP and Milwaukee...

A Republican bill which would decrease municipalities’ shared revenue funds according to how much they defund police sparked a heated back and forth among...

Marching for immigrant workers’ rights Immigrant essential workers march for recognition,...

“When we fight for immigration reform we are fighting for democracy itself,” said Christine Nuemann-Ortiz, executive director of the immigrant-rights group Voces de la...

Settled into new homes, refugees in US say they are working...

Violence, persecution and wars amid a global pandemic added to the growing number of displaced persons around the world last year. The United Nations reports...
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