On Friday, March 22, 2022, The Greater Milwaukee Urban League (GMUL) Guild sat down with party leaders to have the conversation of why the black vote is important to either party when there seems to be a disconnect of urgency on our issues after the election. The event entitled ‘To Whom Does the Black Vote Matter?” was held at the CFFC Destiny Plaza, 7210 N. 76th Street. During the 2020 presidential election, the black community had two primary issues: voting rights and police accountability. The National Urban League, along with all its affiliates, pushed for these issues to be supported. As it stands neither of these issues has been passed by the U.S. Congress. Now, with a midterm election upon us both the Democratic and Republication parties have returned to the black community expressing the importance of voting, more specifically, the importance of the black vote. The event sought to discuss these issue to better inform the voter for the upcoming election.
Pictured at the forum are (from left) Republican Party of WI 1st Vice Chair Gerard Randall; GMUL Guild President Cynthia Stokes-Murry; GMUL President and CEO Dr. Eve M. Hall; Democratic Party of WI 1st Vice Chair Felisia Martin; GMUL Guild Communications Chair Dorinthia Robinson; and GMUL Guild Member Richard Badger.