Democrats in the legislature make another push for an Economic Bill of Rights for Wisconsin. At a Thursday press conference, Angela Lang with Black Leaders Organizing Communities in Milwaukee spoke at a Thursday press conference.
“We will see safer communities, once we understand that when people have their basic economic freedoms met, it makes our whole state better.”
Democrats have twice failed to get any support from Republicans for this effort. “What I would ask of my Republican colleagues is to focus on what Wisconsinites are asking us to do,” said Representative Kristina Shelton of Green Bay. “We are always open to having conversations with our friends across the aisle. So far none have come forward,” said Madison Representative Francesca Hong.
The resolution supports a living income, affordable health care and child care, safe housing, and clean water.