The New Yorker ran a deep dive profile on our core Wisconsin partner BLOC in “How Milwaukee Could Decide The Next President.” The feature highlights BLOC’s community organizing efforts, with For Our Future’s support, to help Milwaukee’s Black residents reclaim their political, social, and community power.
“In 2018, BLOC knocked on just over a quarter of a million doors and spoke with 20,336 people. The value of the group’s work lies in its persistence. It’s what people in the political business refer to as organizing, as distinguished from mobilizing. Mobilizing is rousing people to vote in a specific election or to join a specific protest. Organizing is making people aware of, and habitually participate in, the political process.”