COLE member Deanna Branch speaks with Vice-President Kamala Harris on the impacts of lead poisoning in Milwaukee.

Too many moms are going through the same thing that I went through. And too many little boys and girls are going through (what my son) went through.”
– Newsweek, 1/24/2022

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Milwaukee Common Council adopts 2020 budget, leaves in place reduction in police force
“A sweeping amendment included $240,000 for the Birthing Moms pilot program, which would provide lead education kits to new mothers immediately after birth.”
WDJT CBS 58, 11/8/2019 [PDF]

Prayer vigil highlights lead issue in Milwaukee, and what can be done to help
MICAH & COLE “is asking the city to include $240,000 in the 2020 budget for a program called, ‘Birthing Moms Pilot Project.’ This would provide a lead-free kit to every new mom and would include a water filter pitcher and instructions on how to raise lead-free kids.”
WDJT CBS 58, 10/30/2019 [PDF]

Lead-free activists win pledge from local politicians to support $240,000 to provide free lead education kits to new moms
“Members of the coalition got pledges of support for the program from Aldermen Ashanti Hamilton, Kalan Haywood II, Russell Stamper, Jose Perez, Nicholas Kovac, Mark Borkowski and Milwaukee Health Commissioner Jeanette Kowalik.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/27/2019 [PDF]

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