We are proud to announce that Pastor Dana Kelley has joined the campaign’s leadership team as our African American Outreach Director. Pastor Kelley is active in her church, in the community, and the movement for a Green New Deal here in Milwaukee. We are excited to have Pastor Kelley on the campaign, and look forward to fighting together for accountability, economic democracy, and climate justice here in Milwaukee.
Alex has been interviewed for Jacobin by Milwaukee DSA’s Mike McCarthy. In the interview, Alex talks about how he will use the office to fight for transformative change at city hall. Alex also talks about the challenges faced by our progressive, anti-establishment campaign, and how we will work to overcome those challenges by turning out new voters and expanding the electorate.
Alex has been featured in the August 2019 issue of Riverwest Currents. In the column, Alex talks about why we need to replace WE Energies with a municipal utility, and explains exactly how Milwaukee can use Chapter 197 to purchase the utility infrastructure from WE Energies. You can download the full issue here, where you will find Alex’s column on page 7.
We’re excited to announce that the Milwaukee chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) has endorsed Alex for Milwaukee City Comptroller. Nationally, membership in the DSA has exploded over the past few years, and since 2016, DSA members like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have won victories, both inside and outside electoral politics, all across the country.
Here in Milwaukee, DSA has lead the fight to remove lead pipes which contaminate our water, and DSA organizers have been heavily involved in efforts the efforts to unionize graduate workers and non-tenure-track faculty at Marquette University. We are proud to have the endorsement of Milwaukee DSA, and look forward to working together as we take on the establishment and fight for a more just and equitable Milwaukee.