Hundreds gather in Milwaukee to push for cannabis legalization

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Hundreds gathered downtown Saturday for the eighth annual march to legalize cannabis in Wisconsin. Organizers and participants of the demonstration aim to spread awareness of the benefits of legalizing cannabis ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. > FOX 6 Milwaukee

Middle school students march for gun reform

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Some Wisconsin students again walked out of their classrooms Wednesday, calling for reform of America’s gun laws. This time the demonstration was among middle schoolers in Shorewood, where they marched for four miles from Shorewood Intermediate to Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s office in the Third Ward. > WDJT-TV Milwaukee

May Day demonstration in Waukesha attracts thousands in protest of immigration enforcement

Thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Waukesha on Tuesday to protest plans by the Waukesha County Sheriff”s Office to participate in a program that grants it authority to enforce federal immigration laws. The demonstration was organized by the Milwaukee immigration rights group Voces de la Frontera > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Waukesha to see ‘A Day Without Latinos’ march today

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Immigrants rights group Voces de la Frontera has organized “A Day Without Latinos” march to be held today. This year, the group is focusing on Waukesha County and demanding that Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson and his department not partner with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dems protest Pence’s Milwaukee visit

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When VP Mike Pence was in Milwaukee Wednesday, Democrats gathered outside ahead of his visit to give what they called “the other side of the story.” While the LGBTQ community issued a statement saying Pence and Gov. Scott Walker have anti-gay policies, others criticized tax reform. > FOX 6 Milwaukee

‘Save the teachers, stop the cuts’, chant students, teachers outside MPS headquarters

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Hundreds of students and teachers rallied outside MPS headquarters this week, blaming Gov. Scott Walker and the state legislature for deep cuts to public schools across the state. The informational picket happened just before an MPS school board meeting where school leaders scrambled to address a $30 million budget shortfall. > WDJT-TV Milwaukee

Oconomowoc students call for stricter gun laws during walkout on Columbine shooting

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Led by Oconomowoc High School student Will Grosspietsch, students walked out on the anniversary of the Columbine shooting to raise awareness about gun violence. The Oconomowoc event was one of three walkout events in the greater Milwaukee area. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel