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Representative LaKeshia Myers Issues Statement on Judge Ketanji Brown-Jackson Senate Confirmation

Madison – Representative LaKeshia Myers (D-Milwaukee), issued the following statement regarding Judge Ketanji Brown -Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court as the 116th Associate justice of the United States:. “Judge Jackson persevered through over more than twenty hours of questions during the hearing. She conveyed her competence with...
MILWAUKEE, WI
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Representative LaKeshia Myers Issue Statement Regarding Wisconsin Legislature’s Passage of Critical Race Theory Bills

MADISON– Representative LaKeshia Myers (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement regarding AB 411 and AB 414. Myers stated, “The bills passed by the legislature today, should be called the ‘White Supremacy Preservation Package of 2021’, because that is what they represent. Both AB411 and AB414 are bills in search of problems. The authors claim the bills are against the teaching of Critical Race Theory—a legal doctrine they have consistently mis-characterized—but they are in effect the centerpieces of a concerted GOP effort to roll back the clock and return us to a time when racial inequity, sexual assault, and strictly Eurocentric ideas were commonplace. Diversity is the bedrock of our country and one of greatest sustaining forces of our future. As evidenced by recent census reports, America’s non-white populace is growing by leaps and bounds; AB411 and AB414 are testaments to the fear and distress the population shift stokes in the minds of many Republicans.”
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Rep. LaKeshia Myers & Sen. Lena Taylor

Host Andrea Williams checks in with State Senator Lena Taylor and State Representative LaKeshia Myers for an update on the ongoing battle to preserve voter rights. Part of episode #3 of Our Issues Milwaukee: Conversations on Race.
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Representative LaKeshia Myers Releases Statement Observing the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

MADISON – Representative LaKeshia Myers (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement marking one hundred years since the Tulsa, Oklahoma, race massacre of 1921. Myers said, “A century ago, African American citizens of the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, had their community decimated within the span of eighteen hours. Among the ashes lay the bodies of Black men, women, and children who had been killed by a deputized white mob. The assault on this community may have occurred one-hundred years ago, but its lasting effects have persisted in the hearts, minds, and economic livelihood of survivors and their families for the last five generations. On the anniversary of this heinous event, I mourn the nameless victims of domestic terror whose identities are forever lost to history. I also stand with the families of the survivors who are still seeking justice and recompense one century later.”
MADISON, WI
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Rep. LaKeshia Myers: The miseducation of Wisconsin Republicans

Budgets are blueprints for an organization’s priorities. In the state of Wisconsin, our budget shows the people of the state what our leaders value — and with the latest actions by the Republican-led Joint Finance Committee, I’d venture to say they don’t value the people of this state very much.
WISCONSIN STATE
Urban Milwaukee

Representative LaKeshia Myers Introduces Bill Aimed at Increasing the Number of DATCP Dog Inspectors

MADISON – Representative LaKeshia Myers (D-Milwaukee) introduced legislation today that would increase the number of inspectors for the Department of Agriculture, Trade, & Consumer Protection (DATCP) Dog Sellers Program. Currently, the agency employs only three inspectors who are assigned to the Dog Sellers Program which has about three hundred registered dog sellers and close to one hundred fifty animal shelters/rescue groups.
MILWAUKEE, WI
Urban Milwaukee

Representative LaKeshia Myers Issues Statement on the Passing of Civil Rights Icon Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.

MADISON – Representative LaKeshia Myers (D-Milwaukee), issued the following statement on the passing of Mr. Vernon Jordan:. “Tonight, I mourn with the rest of the country the loss of Mr. Vernon Jordan. Mr. Jordan was not only a formidable civil rights icon, he was one of the architects in the continued legal struggle for modern day efficacy in the application of equity in our country. As a member of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund’s Board of Directors, Vernon Jordan was an esteemed attorney who helped drive the advancement of civil rights in America over a storied career that included leadership roles at the National Urban League, the United Negro College Fund, and the NAACP.
MILWAUKEE, WI
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Rep. LaKeshia Myers Reintroduces the CROWN Act

Hair is a lot of things to a lot of different people. It’s an identifier, a statement maker and in some cases, it’s a political statement. No matter how someone chooses to style their hair, the choice should be theirs, but that’s not always the case. Communities of color, specifically...
MILWAUKEE, WI
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Rep. LaKeshia Myers Reintroduces CROWN Act Aimed at Eliminating Hair Discrimination in Wisconsin

Rep. LaKeshia Myers (D-Milwaukee) reintroduced legislation on Feb. 10, 2021 that will alleviate hair discrimination in the state of Wisconsin. The bill, known as the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural hair) Act, would update Wisconsin state statutes to include protections for individuals who wear natural hairstyles predominately worn by African Americans such as afros, braids, locs and twists.
WISCONSIN STATE
Urban Milwaukee

Representative LaKeshia Myers Reintroduces CROWN Act Aimed at Eliminating Hair Discrimination in Wisconsin

MADISON – Representative LaKeshia Myers (D-Milwaukee) reintroduced legislation today that will alleviate hair discrimination in the state of Wisconsin. The bill, known as The CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural hair) Act, would update Wisconsin state statutes to include protections for individuals who wear natural hairstyles predominately worn by African Americans such as afros, braids, locs, and twists.
WISCONSIN STATE