Relevant Re-Drop: Black Voters & The Power To Shift An Election with Supervisor Shelia Stubbs


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Because of recent events that are bringing greater attention to issues that impact African Americans, Black Like Me is highlighting past episodes that are relevant to the current national conversation.

Dr. Alex Gee sits down with County Supervisor Shelia Stubbs to her story of community leadership and how she sees the power of Black voters changing politics. Shelia is currently running for State Assembly in a historic race, with the primary on August 14. Hear how she plans to be the first person of color to be elected to the Wisconsin State Capitol. Shelia will inspire you to be involved in your community and be civically engaged in order to make a difference locally. Dr. Gee and Shelia discuss the recent American political climate and how black voters are positioned to shift the vote.

As an advocate, a neighborhood organizer, and an elected official Shelia Stubbs has helped enact criminal justice reform, created programs to involve young people in social change, championed initiatives to clean up Madison’s lakes and streams, fought for safer neighborhoods where all children thrive, increased funding for services for seniors and people with disabilities, worked to elect strong progressive candidates to office, and collaborated to bring expertise from the University of Wisconsin into the broader community. Shelia has been re-elected six times as the Dane County Supervisor.

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