Milwaukee, Wisconsin – A coalition of Milwaukee grassroots organizations will release an open letter to Governor Walker on Wednesday outlining reforms community members are demanding in the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office and the characteristics of anyone Walker should appoint to be Milwaukee County Sheriff if David Clarke resigns. The letter will be released at a 1pm press conference Wednesday.
Who: Coalition for a People’s Sheriff. Open letter signers include: Voces de la Frontera, Uplifting Black Liberation and Black Community (UBLAC), Ex-Prisoners Organizing (EXPO), American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (ACLU), Wisconsin Working Families Party, Progressive Moms of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (WFNHP), Organizing for America
What: Release of open letter to Governor Walker detailing qualifications for a new Milwaukee County Sheriff
When: Wednesday, June 14th, 1pm
Where: 949 N 9th St. Green space in front of the Milwaukee County Jail
- Rafaela Flores – Voces de la Frontera
- Alan Schultz – Ex-Prisoners Organizing (EXPO)
- more to be confirmed
Almost one month ago, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke announced he would take a job in Trump Administration. Although the administration has yet to confirm Clarke’s appointment, if he does get the job and resign, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will have the authority to appoint a Milwaukee County Sheriff to serve until the 2018 elections. On Wednesday, a coalition of Milwaukee community organizations will present an open letter to Walker detailing qualifications desired in a new Sheriff.
About Voces de la Frontera: Voces de la Frontera is a national leader in the movement for immigrant and worker rights and and the largest grassroots Latinx membership organization in Wisconsin. Led by low-wage immigrant workers and students, Voces has organized some of the largest marches in the country, and works to protect and expand civil rights and workers’ rights through leadership development, community organizing and empowerment. Voces de la Frontera has chapters in Milwaukee, Racine, Madison, Green Bay/Fox Cities, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Waukesha, and Walworth County. Voces’ student arm is called Youth Empowered in the Struggle. Learn more at www.vdlf.org