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Madison – Official supports for Brandi Grayson exceeded 500 residents as top human rights leaders announced their endorsements of her candidacy.  Those leaders include:

  • Lilada Gee, Founder of Black Women Heal

  • Karen M. Coller, Executive Director of Centro Hispano

  • Marilyn Harper, Founder of Happily Ever After

  • Wanda Smith, Founder of Peace Network Inc.

  • Linda Ketcham, Executive Director of Just Dane

  • Karen Reece Phiffer, President of Urban Community Arts Network

  • Families for Justice

  • Cheri Dubiel, Executive Director of Community Shares of Wisconsin

With a network of 1000+ residents, Families for Justice endorsed Brandi Grayson with a strong statement of support: “We are proud to support Brandi Grayson’s run for Madison Common Council in District 14. We have known and worked with Brandi for years and have long been inspired by her work to support healthy Black families, her ability to center Black people in her efforts to create new possibilities for our city and her courage to speak uncomfortable truths. We are inspired by her leadership, her ideas and what it would mean for Madison to have her on the Common Council.”

Longtime champion for food, housing and economic security, Linda Ketcham, was one of the first to endorse Grayson’s candidacy with these words: “I’m pleased to endorse Brandi Grayson for District 14 Common Council. I have known Brandi for six years, first in her organizing role with the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition and more recently as the CEO of the non-profit she founded Urban Triage. I have witnessed first hand her commitment to equity, inclusion and justice. Brandi is a creative problem solver, a businesswoman and non-profit leader who understands the challenges in her district and understands that we need bold leadership on the Council. I am proud to call Brandi a friend and colleague and it is my privilege to endorse Brandi Grayson for District 14, Madison Common Council.” Executive Director of Community Shares, Cheri Dubiel, concurred with “I support Brandi Grayson for City Alder because she is smart, brave, and committed. Her leadership is what we need right now.”

Grayson was honored to receive the support of like minded justice leaders who build community safety by meeting the needs of community members. “Each one of these remarkable leaders knows that the root of community safety is community health, equity and justice. We share this understanding; we are moving together to uproot White Supremacy and to prevent the economic insecurities that feed this devastating cycle of self-loathing, desperation and crime. We have courage and consensus out here in the community and when I am elected, I will bring it to the council floor to support those already doing the work.”

Grayson has over 20 years of personal and professional experience that is essential for bold, informed and inclusive leadership including her role as family educator and advocate for Urban Triage, a local organization of which she is founder and CEO.  More info at, on facebook, twitter and instagram.

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