With Wisconsin’s partisan primary just around the corner, today Ali spends the hour talking voting rights, voter access, and getting out the Black vote this year during the pandemic with two of Wisconsin’s prominent voter advocates, Anita Johnson from VoteRiders and Minister Gregory Lewis with Souls to the Polls in Milwaukee. Anita Johnson is the […]
In today’s 8 O’Clock Buzz Ex-PO hour, Jerome Dillard speaks with Melissa Sargent, candidate for the 16th District Senate seat vacated by Mark Miller. The discussion focuses on her work on social justice issues, investing in people and opportunities rather than punishment, disproportionate rates of arrest for people of color, legalization of cannabis, and more.
There are approximately 12,500 incarcerated persons in Wisconsin’s county jails. More than half of that number have not been convicted of a crime, but remain in jail because they are unable to post bail. Though many of those incarcerated in Wisconsin’s county jails are eligible to vote, at least 32 counties of the 72 counties […]
Yesterday, state election officials punted a vote on whether to mail absentee ballot applications to millions of Wisconsin voters, among a number of proposals to plan for the primary in August and the fall election in November. The proposal would spend $2.1 million of federal CARES aid to mail absentee ballot applications to registered voters […]
Yesterday, Disability Rights Wisconsin and other plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Elections Commission. The group argues that the commission failed to provide adequate voting resources for Wisconsinites during the April 7th election. Earlier today, WORT producer Jonah Chester spoke with Kit Kerschensteiner, Director of Legal and Advocacy Services at Disability Rights Wisconsin, to […]
Souls to the Polls wants to turn out the vote in Milwaukee. The non-profit has united around 120 churches from inner city Milwaukee, working to enfranchise voters of color via grassroots organizing. Now, in the face of COVID-19, the organization is trying to balance voting rights with public health and safety. Friday 8 0’Clock Buzz […]