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FAST Fund Receives County Funding to Support MATC Student Housing Needs

Milwaukee County Press Release 9/24/20  MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposal from Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson today to allocate $35,000 to an independent fund that helps Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) students avoid eviction and maintain housing stability while they earn their degree.  “When I learned that MATC students were hav...
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What Happened to Milwaukee’s Black Middle Class?

BY KALENA THOMHAVE SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 Anthony Rainey’s parents met in Milwaukee after moving from Arkansas and Louisiana in the 1940s. After graduating from high school in 1976, he was able to get a job in a factory without a college education. Following a few years in different jobs—one beating the dents out of snowmobile hoods—he decided he wanted to become a tool and die maker. H...
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Local 212 Endorsements

Local 212's COPE Committee has met with candidates and presents the following list of endorsements. Please note that several assembly candidates are in close races for their district.Assembly District 13 (Wauwatosa/Brookfield area):  Sara Rodriguez.  Sara is a nurse, former employee with the CDC studying pandemics and a former health care administer.  She support public colleges, expansion of med...
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Voting In Wisconsin Made Easy!

Vote in the 2020 Fall General Election on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd! Useful Links: You can register to vote by clicking HEREYou can request an absentee ballot (vote by mail) HEREClick HERE to see who is on your ballotTo find your polling place click HEREYou need to bring a photo ID with you. A driver’s license, state ID or your student ID are all valid forms of ID. See a full list of valid form...
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