Milwaukee takes part in the ‘National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day’

May 13, 2021

Photo by Martinez Milton, Jr.

On Saturday, May 8, 2021, the Transformative Justice Coalition, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Public Citizen, DFAD, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Milwaukee Branch of The NAACP, and the Milwaukee Urban League joined forces to host Milwaukee’s portion of the “National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day.” The day was held in honor of the late John Lewis and addressed the importance of voting rights.

The event started with a rally at the Clinton Rose Senior Center and continued with a press conference at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. statue on MLK Drive. The press conference featured such speakers as NAACP Milwaukee President Clarence Nicholas, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderwoman Milele Coggs, Senators Lena Taylor and LaTonya Johnson. The event concluded with a voterCade/March to King Solomon Photo by Martinez Milton, Jr. Missionary Baptist Church for a celebration.