By Ariele Vaccaro, The Milwaukee Courier On Sept. 29, hundreds of voters filed into the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee to be able to see the First Lady. Michelle Obama spoke at an event for democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. With only a month left before Burke faces incumbent Governor Scott Walker at the polls, […]
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By Karen Stokes, The Milwaukee Courier President Barack Obama celebrated Labor Day with the working people of Milwaukee at LaborFest 2014 at Henry Maier Festival Park. The annual event is to acknowledge the history and culture of the labor movement. The president spoke for approximately 30 minutes on the economy, jobs, the successes and the […]
By The Milwaukee Courier On Sept. 3, Congresswoman Gwen Moore joined the U.S. Representative of Florida’s 23rd district and Democratic National Committee (DNC) chief, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club to make a call to action. With the gubernatorial election only two months away, both women expressed concerns regarding a lack of women […]
By Congresswoman Gwen Moore MILWAUKEE — As the school year winds down, millions of children across our nation are thinking about their summers and eagerly anticipating the last bell.Yet, for many low-income families, the end of the school year also means the end of access to school lunch and breakfast programs. In a nation where […]
Women, peace, and security by Senator Lena Taylor and Representative Melissa Sargent On Thursday, February 20th the Wisconsin Assembly passed Assembly Joint Resolution 100, honoring International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day has been celebrated on March 8th since the early 1900s. From factory workers to abolitionists, women have always spoken out against oppression and inequality. […]
By Congresswoman Gwen Moore Unfortunately, many Americans live on the outskirts of hope–some because of their poverty, and some because of their color, and all too many because of both.Our task is to help replace their despair with opportunity. This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.I urge this Congress […]