One Wisconsin Now Statements on Passing of Civil Rights Icon Vel Phillips

'Her Many Fights Continue Today'

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MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements on news of the passing of Milwaukee civil rights icon and groundbreaking leader Vel Phillips.

“Our hearts are saddened by the passing of Vel Phillips. Her tireless leadership in pursuit of a Wisconsin with equal opportunity for all is a humbling testament to the difference that one person can make in the lives of so many. Her many fights continue today, none more important than protecting the right to vote from the forces who would seek to disenfranchise legal voters based on the color of their skin.”

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