Rep. Zepnick Says Ald. Donovan Owes Milwaukee an Apology

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“I I hope Bob Donovan does the right thing and stands with the rest of Milwaukee who do not want a public infrastructure debate going into the toilet of racial and fear-mongering tactics.”

Represenative Zepnick, who represents a large portion of the 8th Aldermanic District, also was shocked at how the streetcar referendum leaders stepped into racial and absurd claims of violent crime on transit lines downtown.  “Alderman Bob Donovan[1] has one the most ethnically diverse communities in Milwaukee…I know, because I represent them in the State Capitol.  A large and growing Latino community, a strong Southeast Asian, Indian, Pakistani population as well as African-American constituents and many others who work hard and pay taxes.”

Zepnick added that Donovan should have signed the letter of rebuke regarding the hurtful and irresponsible comments from Alderman Joe Dudzik[2].  Donovan has linked with right-wing, out of state interest groups, whose political agenda involves smearing Democrats and helping spread their elitist economic agenda through tactics that in other states including references that slavery in America was not such a bad deal for Blacks, anti-gay vitriol and attacking Muslims.

“Donovan, who is trying to stretch out a 25 year debate and turn the clock backwards on Milwaukee’s infrastructure, has complained of elitism.  He should take a look at who is funding Americans for Prosperity and how their agenda is funded by a conservative elite who make hundreds of millions of dollars, and yet complain about everything government and push for tax cuts to the wealthy and polluting our environment.  AFP policies are designed to do harm to the very people Donovan represents, by cutting off people’s right to economic fairness or open and honest government representation,” said Zepnick.
“I was taught that it is never too late to do the right thing.  I hope Bob Donovan does the right thing and stands with the rest of Milwaukee who do not want a public infrastructure debate going into the toilet of racial and fear-mongering tactics.  He owes Milwaukee and BOTH his white and non-white constituents a major apology,” added Zepnick.

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