Mandela Barnes Archives

Former President Barack Obama visits Wisconsin to lend support to fellow Democrats for upcoming midterm elections

November 3, 2022

On Saturday, October 29, 2022 former President Barack Obama came to Milwaukee’s North Division High School to campaign for his fellow Democratic candidates who are running in Wisconsin. Pictured at the rally (lower left photo, from left) were State Representative Sara Rodriguez, who is running for Lt. Gov.; Congresswoman Gwen Moore, who is seeking re-election;… [Read More]

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November 3, 2022

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Senator Elizabeth Warren visits Milwaukee to support Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes in US Senate bid

May 26, 2022

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) along with Congresswoman Gwen Moore and others came to Milwaukee for a brunch to support Wisconsin Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes in his bid to unseat U.S. Senator Ron Johnson. The “American Dream: Join Us for Brunch with Senator Elizabeth Warren and Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes”… [Read More]

Democratic State Sen. Lena Taylor running for lieutenant governor

October 7, 2021

A Democratic state senator from Milwaukee announced Monday, October 4, 2021, she is a candidate for Wisconsin lieutenant governor. Sen. Lena Taylor made her announcement on the steps of the state Capitol in Madison. She would be the state’s first Black female lieutenant governor. Incumbent Mandela Barnes, the state’s first Black lieutenant governor, has decided… [Read More]

Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes announces bid for U.S. Senate

July 22, 2021

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes announced his official bid to run for the U.S. Senate at the Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W Fond Du Lac Ave. Lt. Gov. Barnes will be running for Republican Senator Ron Johnson’s seat. He’s vying to become the first African American from Wisconsin to serve in the… [Read More]

UNCF hosts 2019 Walk/Run for Education

July 18, 2019

On Saturday, July 13, 2019, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) hosted their annual Walk/Run for Education at Veterans Park on the lakefront. The family friendly 5K (3.1 mile) walk and certified run is a major fundraising event for the the Milwaukee Chapter of UNCF. It has become an annual tradition with many of the… [Read More]

LULAC hosts free three-day convention and expo in Milwaukee

July 18, 2019

On Thursday, July 11 to Saturday, July 13, 2019, The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) hosted their 90th Annual National Convention & Exposition in Milwaukee. A number of events, panels, a free Expo and conferences took place as part of the convention to get Latino voters ready for the 2020 presidential election. As… [Read More]

Changing of the guard during Wisconsin mid-term elections

November 8, 2018

An eight-year reign of Republican dominance and political muscle in Wisconsin came to an end Tuesday, November 6, 2018, when Democrat Tony Evers defeated Republican Gov. Scott Walker, the central figure in Wisconsin politics for more than a decade. And his running mate, former state Rep. Mandela Barnes, will become the state’s first African American… [Read More]

Former President Barack Obama speaks at North Division High School

November 1, 2018

On Friday, October 26, 2018, former President Barack Obama came to Milwaukee, WI to help Democratic candidates drum up votes for the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Obama, along with the Democratic candidates, spoke to a crowd of 4,000 at North Division High School, located in the 53206 zip code in which Lt…. [Read More]

Wisconsin Lt. Governor candidate Mandela Barnes looks to make a change

November 1, 2018

By Karen Stokes Mandela Barnes, former two term Wisconsin State Representative and candidate for lieutenant governor has been on the road with running mate Tony Evers to discuss the issues and have conversations with the people of this state. If elected, Barnes would be the first lieutenant governor of color in Wisconsin history. “Being a… [Read More]