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Family of Jacob Blake to host Get out the Vote celebration in Kenosha Monday

Jacob Blake's family will host a community gathering in Kenosha ahead of Trump visit
Posted at 11:59 AM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 12:59:19-05

KENOSHA — The family of Jacob Blake will be hosting a Get Out The Vote rally in Kenosha on Monday, in an effort to convince people to head to the polls.

Community leaders and the Blake family are planning to take part in the rally, calling it "Occupy Kenosha."

"The event will honor the resilience of the Kenosha community, with speakers addressing the need to channel protest energy toward long-term political change," rally organizers said in a press release Monday.

The event will take place at Civic Center Park, 900 57th St., at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

“This is a ‘vote like our lives depend on it’ moment because they do,” said Tanya McLean, a community leader and organizer with the Wisconsin Working Families Party. “Voting won’t fix everything, but without it, we can’t fix anything."

Those attending the rally will be able to take part in a "kneel for nine" moment to "demand justice for Jacob, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade and all victims of racist, brutal policing."

Veterans will also be at the rally to "denounce militarized police violence seen in Kenosha and across the U.S."

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