Supporters of Hamilton, killed by Milwaukee cop, rally in Chicago

Relatives and other supporters of Dontre Hamilton, killed by a Milwaukee police officer in Red Arrow Park in April, attended a Saturday rally in Chicago with the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Jackson said he will continue to draw attention to Hamilton’s death and to what he and other critics say is a pattern of injustice. “We […]

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Gwen Moore asks for deeper federal review of Hamilton case

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) has called on the U.S. Attorney’s Office to conduct a “pattern and practice” review of the Milwaukee Police Department in connection with the Dontre Hamilton case. Moore made the request this week in a letter to the federal prosecutor’s office in Milwaukee. In the wake of the decision by the […]

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President Obama fires up Milwaukee crowd for Mary Burke

MILWAUKEE — With exactly one week until Election Day, President Barack Obama campaigned in Milwaukee with Mary Burke on Tuesday evening.

The president visited North Division High School, a school located in a predominantly African-American ward that gave him 99 percent of the vote in 2012. The crowd, estimated at 3,547 by the Milwaukee fire inspector, filled the school’s



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‘Eleanor’s Hope’ Puts Retirement Gap into Races

WOMENSENEWS–As the midterm election heads into its final weeks, advocates for women’s financial security are girding up for another round of battles over Social Security and Medicare, the age-old safety net programs upon which women disproportionately depend.

The Washington-based National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare launched a national initiative Oct. 9 to create grassroots support for ending



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Workers launch get-out-the-vote campaign for higher minimum wage, new governor

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Wisc.’s Mary Burke Stressing Education and Jobs

Wisconsin Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke stopped in Milwaukee on September 29, delivering a campaign speech that stressed
education and jobs to a crowd of 1,000 folks in the downtown Wisconsin Center.

Burke’s speech was flanked with the words of two iconic African-American women, Congresswoman Gwen Moore and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Burke’s main slogan






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New Women’s Initiative Focuses on Income Inequality, Health and Retirement Security

Eleanor’s Hope logoOct. 11, 2014 – A new national initiative, Eleanor’s Hope, to help bring an end to the disparity between men’s and women’s income, health and retirement security, was launched this week by The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. A “press call” announcement included Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), NOW President Terry O’Neill

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Both Praise & Disrespect Greets AG Eric Holder’s Resignation

Attorney General Eric Holder made his resignation official yesterday at an emotional press conference in which he thanked his family for their support and expressed gratitude for having had the chance to serve under President Obama. Now the task of choosing a new AG begins. And with the bottomless partisanship in Washington, it will be contentious.

Members of the



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John Nichols: Gwen Moore’s right: Delay voter ID

Congresswoman Gwen Moore has no fear of Scott Walker. She beat the governor in his first campaign — for the state Legislature in 1990.

But Moore does fear the confusion and potential voter disenfranchisement that could result from a haphazard and ill-planned implementation of the state’s voter ID law.

That is why she has called on the Government





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Obama arrives in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE –  President Barack Obama has arrived in Milwaukee, where he was greeted at the airport by Gov. Scott Walker and others. A pool report says Obama landed Monday at 1 p.m. He greeted the governor, who’s a Republican, and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat. He also hugged Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore. Obama […]

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