Yesterday, Biden for President hosted an event in Wisconsin on Joe Biden’s “Lift Every Voice” Plan for Black America. The campaign heard feedback from Wisconsin elected officials and advocates on how to improve equity for communities of color. They also discussed Vice President Biden’s policy goals – including police reform, voting rights, economic opportunity, and more.
In a virtual roundtable discussion on the presumptive democratic nominee’s plan for helping black Americans hosted by the Joe Biden campaign, black leaders from Milwaukee expressed determination to use the national attention and momentum to move forward with change at the local, state and federal level.
Among the participants were Crowley, State Rep. David Bowen (D – Milwaukee), Angela Lang of Black Leaders Organizing Communities and Maria Hamilton, the mother of Dontre Hamilton who was killed by a Milwaukee police officer in 2014.
The participants observed a nearly nine-minute moment of silence in honor of the death of George Floyd. After the moment of silence, Rep. Bowen reflected on its impact.
“It just reminds you how long, literally, were you feel like it’s over but there’s still more left, and how much his life really needs to be honored,” Bowen said.
Spectrum News 1 Wisconsin: Biden Campaign Hosts Virtual “Lift Every Voice” Roundtable in Milwaukee
The Wisconsin for Biden campaign held a virtual roundtable Thursday afternoon to talk about the 2020 hopeful’s plan for Black America.
Elected officials and organizers from Milwaukee weighed-in and offered up some ways to improve the plan.
According to his campaign website, Vice President Biden’s plan for Black America pledges to:
- Advance the economic mobility of African Americans and close the racial wealth and income gaps
- Expand access to high-quality education and tackle racial inequity in our education system
- Make far-reaching investments in ending health disparities by race
- Strengthen America’s commitment to justice
- Make the right to vote and the right to equal protection real for African Americans
- Address environmental justice
However, Biden wants to know what can be added to the list for his first 100 days in office if elected this fall.