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Black Leaders In Wisconsin Call For A Task Force For Missing Black Girls And Women



MADISON (WKOW) – Earlier this year a state legislative committee approved creating a new task force to focus on missing and murdered African American women and girls.


However, despite strong bipartisan support, the proposal failed.


Now, leaders are asking for the state senate to reconvene and schedule a floor vote.


Black women in Wisconsin are at higher risk of violence.  On Thursday, the families of missing and murdered African American women and girls joined state officials demanding more be done.


Representative Shelia Stubbs is the bill's lead author and says the fight is far from over.


She, along with other state leaders, met at the state house to talk about the missing and murdered African American women and girls task force legislation.


According to the Guardian, as of 2020, Wisconsin had the highest homicide victimization rate for black women and girls at 20.2 out of 100,000.


Writer:@rayvensierraa--Source: WKOW27📸:Baylor Spears, Jessica Van Egeren, Cody Taylor --Follow More at #BlackGirlNews @itsblackgirlnews


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