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Milwaukee DSA Statement on MPS School Board District 8 Race

Milwaukee DSA Statement on MPS School Board District 8 Race

While the Milwaukee chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America is disappointed that Derek Beyer will not be moving forward in the MPS School Board, District 8 elections, we are proud of the work of Derek and our members to advance socialism in Milwaukee. Derek’s demonstrated history as a caring teacher driven by a belief in restorative justice and well-funded public schools shows that he will continue to fight to improve MPS and defend students and teachers from the exploitation…

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DSA Statement Against Narrowing Scope of Gender Definition

DSA Statement Against Narrowing Scope of Gender Definition

Trans rights are human rights. Full stop. The Department of Health and Human Services aims to narrow the federal government’s definition of “sex” under Title IX—make no mistake, this is a horrifying step to legislatively dehumanize trans, nonbinary, genderqueer people. “The agency’s proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with,”  according to the New York Times. “Any dispute about one’s sex would have to be clarified…

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Statement on the Sterling Brown Bodycam Footage

Statement on the Sterling Brown Bodycam Footage

Recently released footage of Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) officers threatening, abusing and tasing Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown makes clear what all too many Milwaukeeans already know: the MPD does not respect the lives of this city’s people of color. Any attempt to characterize this incident as the malfeasance of a couple of bad actors or a momentary lapse in judgment ignores the long history of abuse that has marred this city’s history. Since 2015 the city has paid out…

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