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Milwaukee Delegation Meeting with Governor Evers

Black History Month-Tell Them Why We Are Rising Viewing

Black History Month-Living the Legacy of Malcolm X Panel

Lancaster Elementary School Visit

Intern Spotlight

Gov. Evers' Press Conference

Community Action Alerts


Dear Friend,

There is a lot happening at the State Capitol and it is my hope that this email will help you stay in touch with your government. As your Senator I truly believe in public service, so if there's anything my office can do to assist you, please feel free to contact us.


In Service,

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Senator Lena Taylor

Wisconsin's 4th Senate District

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Milwaukee Delegation Meeting with Governor Evers

On Monday, Governor Tony Evers met with representatives of the Legislature’s Milwaukee Delegation, including Senator Taylor, to discuss key issues specific to the area. The Meeting was an opportunity to lay out the priorities of the district and to tell the governor what we need. We covered a host of this used to include the Office of Violence Prevention, Senator Taylor’s LOVE and FAITH initiative, the justice department, juvenile justice corrections, employment and more. 

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Black History Month-Tell Them We Are Rising Viewing

In honor of Black history month members of the legislative black caucus held a viewing of the documentary ‘Tell Them We Are Rising,’ It was an opportunity to learn about the history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  At one time in this nation’s history, African-Americans were not allowed  to attend White colleges and universities.  Well into the 20th century, these schools were responsible for educating roughly 85% of black college graduates in the country. There are three members of the black caucus that attended HBCU’s. Viewings were offered in both Madison and Milwaukee and if you have not seen the documentary it is available on YouTube.

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Black History Month- Living the Legacy of Malcolm X Panel

Senator Lena Taylor participated in a panel discussion that reviewed the legacy of Malcolm X on Thursday. Hosted by the  Ma’Ruf Neighborhood Youth Center, the event was a great opportunity to discuss the early life, leadership and revolutionary ideas of this polarizing figure in Black history. He had a profound impact on the Civil Rights movement and the discussion consisted of an inter-generational panel that offered their own take on Malcolm X. 

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 Lancaster Elementary School Visit

Earlier today Senator Taylor spoke to students at Lancaster Elementary about the strength of black women. As a politician, it is important to engage directly with the youth and have them be a part of the dialogue. Because black women have historically faced adversity it is essential that we highlight their triumphs and accomplishments

Intern Spotlight

UW-Madison senior Taylor Friedman is currently interning for Senator Lena Taylor focusing on policy work. Taylor is originally from New York State but she came to Wisconsin based on the academic excellence of the psychology department here at UW. She is currently majoring in Psychology with a certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies. Taylor is inspired by what Lena stands for, and also hopes that through this internship she will gain key knowledge of government systems and how policy is influenced. In her free-time, you can find Taylor baking or with her nose in a book. Taylor is extremely passionate about looking at norms, societal issues, social justice issues, among many others, she hopes that her passions someday help her create systems involving mental health prevention.

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Gov. Evers' Press Conference

During the Governor Evers’ press conference that Senator Taylor attended on Thursday, he made a proposal of almost $28 million to be spent towards women’s health and infant care.  If approved, this proposal would be a part of the next state budget, and it would be aimed at reopening a flow of funding to Planned Parenthood, improving women’s access to health exams, and addressing racial disparities in maternal and child health.  If this proposal is passed, it would decrease the racial disparities of infant and maternal death in the state of Wisconsin.  

 Community Action Alerts

Next week Senator Lena Taylor and Representative Bowen will celebrate black history month by holding the following events:

Dialogue with Department of Correction and Department of Children and Families

Monday, February 25 10-11:30 AM

Madison State Capitol, Rm. 417 N

Roundtable Discussion on the State of Criminal Justice Reform

Monday, February 25 1-3 PM

Madison State Capitol, Rm. 411 S

Meet & Greet with Wisconsin State Legislative Black Caucus

Monday, February 25 6-7:30 PM

Milwaukee, Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W. Fond Du Lac Ave.

Human Trafficking Documentary, "Hummingbird" and Panel Discussion

Tuesday, February 26 10-10:45 AM

Madison State Capitol, Rm. 411 S

Cultural Awareness & Inclusion in the Workplace by Michelle Bryant

Wednesday, February 27 10-Noon, 1-3PM

Madison State Capitol, Rm. 411 S

Youth Justice Milwaukee Presents The Future of Juvenile Justice in Wisconsin

Wednesday, February 27 6-7:30PM

Milwaukee, Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St.

Lobby Day

Thursday, February 28 9:30-5PM

Madison, State Capitol 


Weekly Events 


Justice in Action Conference: Explore. Engage. Empower.

Saturday, Feb. 23rd

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union

1442 West Wisconsin Avenue

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The Annual Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers (WAAL) Breakfast

Saturday, Feb. 23rd

10:00 AM

Pastiche at Hotel Metro 411 East Mason Street

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Leek Jack Live In Concert

Saturday, Feb. 23rd

5:00 - 8:00 PM

COA 909 East Garfield Avenue

For More Information


Carnival Milwaukee 2019- UEDA Event

Saturday, Feb. 23rd

6:00 - 10:00 PM

Renaissance Place 1451

1451 North Prospect Avenue

For More Information


Twisted Fork Vegan Vegetarian Festival - Wisconsin

Sunday, Feb. 24

12:00 - 5:00 PM

Sherman Phoenix 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave

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Milwaukee Job Fair

Monday, Feb. 25th

DoubleTree by Hilton - Brookfield

18155 W Bluemound Rd.

Brookfield, WI 53045

For More Information


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 Quote of The Week 

 "In the end anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: anti-humanism"-Shirley Chisholm