What will you do to reduce racial disparities throughout Wisconsin?
Racial disparity is both a moral and economic problem. It will require sustained effort and resources to close the gaps between minority and white residents in Wisconsin. It can be done. In the 1970’s Wisconsin disparity gaps were better than the average state.
Governor Evers recently stated that the disparities between white and black people in the state are “sobering” and “devastating.” Some of the statistics he cited include:
As we work to improve the lives of minority children and families, it is vital to include representatives of those populations from both urban and rural areas as partners in defining causes and identifying potential solutions. We cannot fear failure. The cost of not taking action is untenable. As such, I will advocate that we will try new programs and approaches and borrow ideas from other states, cities, and countries that have made positive progress on closing the gap of racial disparity.
I will champion activities to close racial disparities in the state of Wisconsin. I believe that the investments we as a state make will be returned to us many times over if our programs are thoughtfully developed and implemented. The programs should address the following
If I do become a Wisconsin state Senator, I vow to work with the government, not-for-profits, labor unions and industry to pro-actively address and reduce the disparities throughout Wisconsin.