Milwaukee, Wisconsin—Black Leaders Organizing for Communities is ecstatic to announce our endorsement of the Honorable Reverend Everett Mitchell for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Serving as a judge in Dane County, Judge Mitchell is exactly who we need as our next Supreme Court Justice in Wisconsin. The primary for this race will be February 21st 2023. This is a statewide race that has implications for the next generation of Wisconsinites, particularly Black communities throughout the state. The midterms are not over in November—they continue through April.

It’s my honor to be able to support Judge Mitchell for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Anyone who knows Judge Mitchell knows how genuine, thoughtful, and pragmatic he is as a jurist. I’ve seen the work Judge Mitchell has done on the bench and I’m excited to see what he’ll be able to do as our next Supreme Court Justice” said Justice Louis Butler. BLOC Founder and Executive Director Angela Lang said “Judge Mitchell has delivered, as a judge, approaching his role in the legal system as a partner, not a punisher. Stretching back to his days as a prosecutor—Judge Mitchell has utilized restorative justice practices and fair sentencing to ensure people who have made mistakes were able to successfully return to their communities.

Our ambassadors are the lifeblood of our organization and direct representatives of our community drove our endorsement process. When Judge Mitchell visited our office he told his story, delivered information on what the role the Supreme Court plays in people’s lives, and shared his vision on how he plans to ensure justice is equal for all. Our team was impressed by his story, and over the two hour visit our team was moved by his candidacy,
and the movement he is building. The thing that sets Judge Mitchell apart the most was the fact that is a candidate that aligns with our values in a way that no one else has. His campaign is unique in the fact that it is community driven. Judge Everett Mitchell has shown he is a leader who leads by staying true to justice and being rooted in community.

We look forward to working with various grassroots partners, business owners, and community members to ensure Wisconsinites around the state become more familiar with Judge Mitchell’s story, dedication, qualifications and commitment. There is no doubt as this race spans the next eight months, in neighborhoods throughout the state, this community-led, grassroots movement will continue to grow.

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