The path to Trump’s defeat in November goes through Wisconsin, the state most likely to decide the next president. The Republican’s voter suppression strategy, focused especially on people of color, was in plain sight in its recent primary. Reason: African American voters are the bedrock of the Democratic coalition. Trump won Wisconsin by a mere 23,000 votes, and 40,000 fewer African Americans cast votes in the 2016 election than in 2012. Raising black turnout is crucial to flipping the state back to blue this year.
Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC) has knocked on doors in Milwaukee neighborhoods since 2017. BLOC doesn’t just mobilize voters for a particular election; it organizes to develop a robust civic culture and fight for the needs of black communities in the nation’s most segregated city. Its patient, neighbor to neighbor work is far more likely to have an effect on those who are struggling to survive and legitimately skeptical of politics than endorsements and political advertising. If black turnout increases in Milwaukee, where most of the state’s African Americans live, BLOC’s work will be the reason.
Read more about the organizing work BLOC is doing in this important New Yorker article about "How Milwaukee Could Win The Election."
Learn more and meet BLOC's Executive Director Angela Lang on a May 20 Indivisible IL-9 Salon call.
BLOC works to lift up the Black citizens, leaders, and businesses in Milwaukee by Empowering Black Leaders with the tools, training, and resources needed to organize and guarantee that their issues, concerns, and values are represented at all levels of government.
Read BLOC's Platform for Prosperity.
Note from IE Leaders: This is a very worthy organization to support!. Please DONATE TO HELP BLOC make lasting change for Black communities in Wisconsin - Thank you!
If you were outraged by Republican ruthlessness in the primary; if you admire the courage of those who voted in spite of the dangers; if you want to help flip Wisconsin and end the Trump presidency, join us to learn more about BLOC’s inspiring work and meet Angela Lang, its remarkable executive director.
May 20, 7 - 8:30 pm
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Thank you, IE Leadership: Kathleen, Laura, Leslye, Rosie, Steve and Susan
Angela Lang, Executive Director, BLOC