Madison- Today, State Rep. Dora Drake (D-11th Assembly District Milwaukee, and WLBC Chair) announced her thanks to Governor Tony Evers, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, the Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus members, and the public who attended the special kick-off press conference for Black History month.
“Black history occurs every day throughout the year, but it is during this month where we set time to acknowledge and honor the contributions African Americans have made in our communities, our state, and this country. It was an honor to have Governor Tony Evers, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, state officials, and members of the public to attend our kickoff. I also want to acknowledge and thank State Representative Sheila Stubbs for her leadership guiding the Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus thus far and for organizing the kick-off event and activities around it.
Last but not least, I want to thank the Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus members themselves for working together on various educational events each week that highlight issues around health, education, entrepreneurship, and the criminal justice system to not only African Americans, but all citizens throughout Wisconsin.
Moving forward, I strongly encourage everyone to attend the events planned throughout the month and I am honored to serve in the role of Chair of the Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus to continue the work ahead for black constituents across the State of Wisconsin.”