The Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations is proud to announce our endorsement of Sister Wanda Carson’s electoral campaign for Alderperson in Ward #3 in Madison, Illinois.
Carson was an attendee at the Coalition’s second Electoral Campaign School on April 7 & 8, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri, where she first learned about the National Black Political Agenda for Self-Determination–the 19-Point Platform developed by the Coalition in November of 2016.
Carson was inspired to run for office on a platform that speaks to the interests of the black community and has since adopted the 19-Point Platform as her own electoral platform.
Sister Wanda completed an endorsement application, which was received on February 28, 2019 by the Coalition’s Secretary. Carson expressed deep unity with the National Black Political Agenda for Self-Determination and also stated:
I will represent the citizens of Ward 3 by:
- Meeting with you regarding issues and concerns you believe will improve our community
- Fighting for a diversified workforce across Madison’s government, such as police force and other areas of the city
- Fighting for transparency and accountability to the citizens of Madison
- Fighting for new infrastructure and jobs
- Advocating for new schools which will provide jobs for citizens
- Advocating for vocational opportunities and training our youth
On March 09, 2019, the Coalition’s Steering Committee united on an endorsement of Carson’s campaign. This endorsement includes public recognition and a $200 contribution.
In addition to the Coalition’s contribution, two individual members of the Steering Committee pledged to contribute $100 to Sister Carson’s campaign.
The Coalition is asking for the support of the community for Sister Wanda Carson’s campaign.
Donations deadline for Sister Carson’s campaign is March 29th, 2019.
To Donate please click and add the in the note “support for Wanda”.