Pres. Trump’s campaign, Democrats court black voters in Milwaukee

via Fox 6 Now

MILWAUKEE — With Wisconsin’s presidential primary election set for April 7, President Donald Trump’s campaign hosted an event in Milwaukee Saturday, Feb. 29 aimed at courting black voters. In 2016, Milwaukee saw a 40,000-vote decrease, and both Democrats and Republicans hope to change that.

“I think people are feeling a strong sense of urgency in making sure their voices are heard,” said Angela Lang, executive director ofBlack Leaders Organizing for Communities(BLOC).

The largest voter turnout decreases in 2016 were in Milwaukee districts with the largest African American populations.

“We knew that we wanted to shift that thinking,” said Lang. “Again, we don’t proactively bring up the president, but a lot of people feel very strongly about him. What has the president done for me or my community? What type of black agenda does he have?”

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