Black Leaders Organizing for Communities: Statement on WI governor race

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STATEMENT: Wisconsin Voters Choose Progress, Reject Scott Walker “The block stays hot. We showed up and showed out. We’re ready for our seat at the table,” says BLOC Executive Director Angela Lang

MILWAUKEE,WI — The results are in and Wisconsin voters have brought on the most significant victory for progressive elected officials and policy in recent history. In response to the results, Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC) has released the following statement, which can be attributed to Executive Director Angela Lang:

“In a rebuke of Scott Walker’s dangerous, racist policies, Black voters in Wisconsin have showed up in full force and have elected a wave of leaders that are committed to tackling issues of racial and economic justice. We celebrate the reelection of Tammy Baldwin.Tammy has been a fighter for issues like healthcare, and wage increases for our community. We are excited to send her back to the Senate to continue to have an ally in Washington fighting on our behalf. We are also excited about Tony Evers’ new leadership. Tony and Mandela’s win is a sign that Scott Walker’s policies have failed Wisconsin for far too long and our community voted to make sure our issues are at the forefront. With an increase in Black voter turnout, we look forward to working with Tony’s administration on tackling issues of mass incarceration, economic security, and racial justice. Leading up to the election, BLOC made 192,348 door attempts and spoke with 16,176 voters, leading to a rise in Black turnout. We will continue to organize and vote when politicians vow to support communities of color in Wisconsin.”

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