Grantee Profile

Wisconsin Voices (WV) is considered an important umbrella organization that works to increase civic engagement in the state. The organization’s mission is to increase civic participation in support of equal opportunity, racial equity, freedom, progress and a government that works for all. The African American Roundtable at Wisconsin Voices’s will launch a police accountability project to implement reforms through Milwaukee ‘s Fire and Police Commission to improve police recruiting, create greater accountability in use of force investigations, require non-fatal shootings to be investigated by an external agency.  The project also aims to support base-building and organizing in Milwaukee’s most impacted communities to ensure Milwaukee’s new sheriff (elected in 2018) will be accountable to the demands of Milwaukee’s residents.