November 6 Elections
There has never been a more important time to vote than this upcoming election. With issues like education, healthcare, the environment, and so much more on the ballot, we have the chance to make real changes that will impact our community. The only way to make that happen is by turning out and voting as a dedicated block.
Black Leaders Organizing for Communities has identified the election of the following candidates to be critical in making positive changes for people of color in Wisconsin.
Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes
Governor and Lt. Governor
Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes understand that every child in Wisconsin deserves access to a quality education, regardless of their zip code. Under their leadership, our schools will get the resources they desperately need to get back on track, allowing our kids to thrive.
They also recognize the disparity between white and black communities in the state and are committed to doing something about it, including reforming the criminal justice system and working to end mass incarceration.
Tammy Baldwin knows that all Wisconsinites deserve access to affordable healthcare. She has worked fiercely in the Senate to protect coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and lower the price of prescription drugs. She’s not afraid to stand up to special interest groups when it means protecting the interests of average Wisconsinites.
She also understands that our current criminal justice system flawed. That’s why she supports The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, a bill that would be an important first step in reforming the incarceration system.
As Attorney General, Josh Kaul will strongly fight against attempts to make voting harder and less accessible in Wisconsin. Over the past eight years, a series of policies were put in place in an effort to suppress the voices of minority, poor, and young Wisconsinites. Josh understands that Wisconsin is at its strongest when all people are given an equal chance to speak up and be heard in our government. After all, that’s the only way we’re going to be able to make changes that reflect the needs of our communities.