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ICYMI: Alex Lasry Releases Public Safety Plan, Receives Praise From Local Elected Officials

Milwaukee — Yesterday, the Milwaukee Courier highlighted the release of Alex Lasry’s comprehensive public safety plan and noted that it has received high praise from several local elected officials.

Lasry’s plan focuses on keeping our communities safe by putting more police officers on the streets and increasing funding to local crime prevention programs. Lasry is the only candidate in the race who has released a public safety plan.

Lasry’s plan received high praise from many local leaders, including Milwaukee County Executive who said that Lasry’s ideas are “exactly what we need right now.”

You can read the rest of the plan HERE.

Alex Lasry Releases Public Safety Plan, Receives Praise From Local Elected officials

Milwaukee Courier // Milwaukee Courier Staff

Milwaukee just saw one of its most violent weekends in recent memory, with more than 20 people suffering injuries and death as a result of several gun violence incidents.

Last week Alex Lasry, Democratic candidate for United States Senate, released a public safety plan that calls for new federal funding for communities all across Wisconsin in order to invest in crime prevention tactics.

With places like Milwaukee reaching record-breaking homicide rates, Lasry’s plan calls for more police officers on the streets, increased training and mental health services for officers, increased gun restrictions, and investments in community-based violence prevention programs and drug treatment programs that focus on root causes of crime among other things. Lasry also called for funding for after-school programs in communities across the state

“Everyone deserves to feel safe, no matter where they live, reverse the rise in violent crime, and give every community the safety, security, and healing they deserve,” said Lasry. “We must invest in rebuilding our public safety infrastructure to ensure that cities and states have the funding, training, and knowledge to invest in proven tactics like street outreach, hospital-based intervention, and youth programming.”

Lasry’s plan has received high praise from leaders throughout Wisconsin, including County Executive David Crowley, who said, “Alex’s proposed investments in community based violence prevention programs are exactly what we need right now. His bold vision to move Wisconsin forward is what we need to keep our communities safe and beat Ron Johnson in November.”