Tag: Wisconsin

Wisconsin Bigot Eruption Continues

By Sheryl Estrada The same week Wisconsin Republican lawmaker Bob GannoninsultedMilwaukee’s Black community, U.S. Congressman Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) took tothe House floor to criticize the abortion rates for Black women. Last week, Duffy, who may be weary of hearing about injustices against Blacks, scolded the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)for not…

Wisconsin Lawmaker Suggests State Would Thrive If It Weren’t For Blacks

A Wisconsin state lawmaker released a statement on Wednesday titled “Murder, Mayhem and Jobs,” in which he essentially blames Milwaukee’s Black residents for the state’s woes. Amidst the recent news that Wisconsin’s workforce development agency said it received notices of more than 10,100 layoffs in 2015, the highest amount since…

Federal Judge Overturns Wisconsin's Voter-ID Law

By Julissa Catalan A federal judge in Milwaukee issued an extensive 90-page ruling invalidating Wisconsin’s voter-ID law. The law, which was passed by a Republican-controlled statehouse in 2011, forced voters to have a government-issued ID—like a driver’s license or passport—with them when voting. While Republican supporters insisted this was the…