Since our creation in 1998, Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 has championed Downtown’s equity and diversity. We support individuals’ First Amendment rights to peacefully demonstrate, and we stand with our Black and Brown team members and neighbors in the fight for justice and equality. Additionally, we firmly oppose violence, vandalism and looting. Cultivating safety, security and belonging is the heart of our mission. For this reason, the burden is upon us as community leaders to work towards ending systemic racism.
Our organization and its representatives will continue to be at the table as advocates, listeners and bridge builders to help heal our community. Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 remains committed to creating an exceptional quality of life environment for all members of our community, regardless of age, race, gender or sexual orientation. We pledge to do our part in advancing a shared and inclusive vision, while advocating for a community of tolerance, peace and understanding. As the vibrant heart of our city, Downtown is a gathering place. On our streets, the community comes together to live, work and learn. Our streets are meant to welcome and include. And right now, our streets are a place where Milwaukeeans peacefully express grief, demand change and raise collective voices against racism. It is truly an honor to be a place where our community gathers in solidarity.
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