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Dollar Tree does a Rope-A-Dope or Milwaukee Black Community comes through with the right hook….
While we wait on a few key statements from the mayor and others there are important meetings and notices you need to be aware of. We at the Drum want to give you this information post haste.
First off if Dollar Tree moves forth it is in large part because Black Milwaukee did not seize its “AH HA” moment. The power is now in the hands of Black Milwaukee and Black Milwaukee alone.
SIGN THE PETITION, CALL THE MAYOR/GOVERNOR & DOLLAR TREE (Does it really take that much time? For something that will impact us for generations to come). Hell there is an online petition how hard can it be to make your power felt? You don’t even have to move out your house.
After talking with Common Council President Willie Hines (and we will quote him more at a later date), we feel very confident Alderman Hines is respectfully allowing Alderwoman Coggs to lead the council and respect her authority in the matter. “We are listening to the people!” said Hines and I do believe him.
However we have yet to hear from the mayor despite repeated attempts to communicate with him and the governor. He got till tomorrow before “in person” visits start. We ain’t the Journal. I ain’t got no journalistic rules or codes and he owes us!!
Contact Mayor Barrett:
Office of the Mayor
200 E. Wells Street/City Hall Rm.201
Milwaukee, WI 53202 Phone: (414) 286-2200
FAX: (414) 286-3191/Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Calm yourselves, peep game…Yes the shelves are filling up but that might be tactic and strategy. So do not let that stop you from signing petitions, going to meetings, calling the mayor and using your power.
Dollar Tree Ownership wants you to feel defeated. This is the led astray, bamboozled, etc… strategy and some are falling for it. Don’t be fooled people. BUT DO NOTICE WHO IS NOT HERE TO HELP OUR CAUSE!! Representatives and organizations who claim to have our back around election time. You need to remember their absence in this! This is an important moment in our time because every group and community has an economic power base in our city EXCEPT BLACK MILWAUKEE!! WHY? YOU KNOW WHY!! It was taken away by Mayor Hoan and kept away by Mayor Barrett if he refuses to help us now!!!!
Contact Dollar Tree
So attend a meeting, share information, sign petitions, collect signatures, get involved and be a part of history! Do not let our “ah ha” moment pass us by!
Online Petition Information:
Collect Signatures and Download the Petition:
Some of the online petition comments have been outstanding so I want to share them:
“Cheap foods, high medical costs” (I hope Republicans are taking note)
“Dollar Tree has been accused of treating workers very poorly”
“Dollar Tree goes against everything family/community is”
“Fresh foods…eat to live”
Wonder Woman is a community activist and blogger and Chair of The Umoja Project, a Black Conservative Movement in Wisconsin.
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