UWM Holding Political Events At The Panther Arena At Arms Length.

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone sent out an email this week, titled, ‘Free Speech This Election Year’. As many of you know, UWM bought the naming rights to the old arena a few years ago and it is known as the UWM Panther Arena. And as most of you know, the president held one of his signature rallies there Tuesday night.

So the chancellor felt it necessary to delineate where the university stands on politics and free speech and who actually runs the arena!

The January 14 rally for President Trump and the July 13-16 Democratic National Convention are major events being held downtown and each will provoke lively discussion. Both events will be held, at least in part, at the UWM Panther Arena. Neither is being hosted by UW-Milwaukee. As of 2014, UWM acquired naming rights for the venue. However, it is not a UWM owned or controlled facility. Outside of men’s basketball games and Commencement ceremonies, we do not schedule or sponsor the multitude of events that take place at the arena, from hockey games to concerts and various speakers. 

Meanwhile, our own campus has historically been the site of several presidential candidate visits and will again in the future. We anticipate that this election year will bring requests from student and other groups to host various candidates and perspectives on our campus.  

UWM does not endorse or promote any political candidates or speakers, even when invited by campus groups or student organizations. As a public university, we do not restrict the use of our facilities based on the content of any individual or entity’s message. Such viewpoint neutrality is consistent with our commitment to free speech and academic freedom and is legally required of us as a public entity.  

So off we go into 2020!!

So Trump Finally Gets An Ukrainian Investigation!

But surprisingly for President Trump and the White House…they won’t be looking into anything related to the Bidens. Nope! Instead they will be looking into allegations that US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under surveillance by associates of Rudy Giuliani with the full knowledge and consent of the president.

U kraine has opened a criminal investigation into allies of President Trump, following reports that they had the United States ambassador under surveillance while she was stationed in Kyiv, the Ukrainian government said on Thursday.

The move was a remarkable departure from past practice for the new government of President Volodymyr Zelensky, which has tried hard to avoid any hint of partisanship in its dealings with Washington.

And those included in this trick bag?

Well…Rudy, Devin Nunes, Bill Barr, Mike Pence, the president? There’s a lot of speculation around all of the parties who might be involved.

Stay tuned for impeachment inquiry part 2!

And when is someone finally going to throw a net over Rudy Giuliani? He seems to be up to his eyeballs in any number of nefarious activities…most importantly, working on foreign policy without portfolio.

And from the Trump campaign:

another note for the BB email this afternoon.

In an email campaign contribution request from the Trump campaign before his Milwaukee Rally tonight:

so they gave Eric Trump the job of proof reader? Just letting the verbiage sit there…

Black Leaders Organizing for Communities to Donald Trump “You Weren’t Invited”

from our email today:

Please see the attached press release/op-ed regarding Trump’s rally tonight.
Let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
Thank you,
Rick Banks

Political Director/Organizer

Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC) 414-349-2794

President Donald Trump had the nerve to hold a campaign rally in Milwaukee, WI tonight where he no doubt continued to spew his usual racist, transphobic, abelist, xenophobic, misogynistic, and classist rhetoric. We, the people of Milwaukee, want no part of it.

Donald knows that he needs US to win in 2020. His victory hinges on our state which he barely won by less than 23,000 votes. These are votes that if he really cared he could make up for, but the cost of this is too much for him. The cost is affordable healthcare for all people, dignified treatment of immigrants and people of color in this country, and equitable economic
development for all communities. Donald can’t afford these things, because he’s broke, he has little values and simply doesn’t care.

Instead, he has threatened the healthcare of millions of people, disrupted lives, passed tax breaks for the wealthy and created “Opportunity Zones,” which are no more than tools for outside investors to own our communities. Meanwhile, our communities struggle to make ends

BLOC talks to residents and voters everyday and the greater majority of Black residents in Milwaukee have no desire to see nor hear from Donald. His policies have not benefited us and in fact, have negatively impacted people across all identities and political spectrums.

We will not allow Donald’s twitter fingers to be turned to trigger fingers and lead us to war with Iran. We will not allow him to ignore black communities and continue to separate families at the border. We will not allow Donald to achieve two terms.

BLOC will continue to engage residents in our neighborhoods on what it looks like for our communities to thrive. Donald isn’t a part of that vision.

Black Leaders