Civil Rights & Immigration

Perfect Surveillance: The Pentagon is watching Wisconsin with spy balloons

If you look up over the next few weeks in Wisconsin, and notice an unassuming, unmarked blimp floating by at high-altitude, you might just...

Helping faith leaders “circumvent the rise of hate” The new Interfaith...

For Pardeep Kaleka, the first weekend in August was already going to be a mix of joy and sorrow. Then, at opposite ends of...

Sanctuary rally: “These people are us.”

State Reps. Marisabel Cabrera and Jonathan Brostoff and state Sen. Chris Larson joined immigration activists and advocates outside Milwaukee City Hall on Tuesday to...

Summer work program abused New report: “Shining a Light on Summer...

A special visa program to bring short-term visitors to the U.S. has ballooned into “a source of cheap and exploitable labor,” says a new...

Sen. Darling blames Milwaukee

While Republicans organized in the legislature to make cuts to Milwaukee’s share of the state budget, Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) focused on child...

New bills ‘unlock the vote,’ end ‘prison gerrymandering’

Two bills introduced by three state legislators Wednesday aim to restore voting rights for formerly incarcerated Wisconsinites and end “prison gerrymandering.” Sen. Lena Taylor...

10 presidential hopefuls stress civil rights bona fides at NAACP forum

DETROIT — Ten candidates in the crowded 2020 presidential field made their case as civil rights champions Wednesday, on the closing day of the...

Ron Johnson: ‘I don’t agree’ with Trump’s tweet

In  an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Oshkosh, said he didn’t agree with President Donald...

At rally, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands her ground

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit back at President Trump on Thursday night, proclaiming in a speech in Silver Spring that she and other newly...

Tour to protect immigrants, restore driver’s licenses

On a humid Saturday morning, with temperatures climbing into the 90s, about 100 community members gathered at the Centro Hispano community center in Madison...
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