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Urban Milwaukee:

 MTEA announces 2021 School Board, State Superintendent endorsements


MTEA has endorsed four candidates who have a deep connection to the MPS community and who have displayed a sincere desire to ensure MPS students have the opportunities they deserve. These individuals are champions of our public schools and are committed to keeping public resources in public schools where they belong. We are proud to recommend them to Milwaukee voters.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

 Socialist slate among newcomers vying for four open seats on Milwaukee School Board


Kelley and Brower are part of the Milwaukee chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), though school board offices are officially non-partisan.

Milwaukee historian John Gurda said he believes Brower and Kelley, if either succeed, would be the first openly Socialist office winners in Milwaukee since former mayor and school board member Frank Zeidler in 1956. 

Mil-talk-ee with Alexander Kostal:

 Dana Kelley on revitalizing MPS and the importance of public education


I've been wanting to do an education centric episode for a while now. I sat down with MPS School Board District 4 candidate Dana Kelley for a wide-reaching and inspiring conversation about improving our public school district. 


The Guardian:

 Milwaukee was already failing students of color. Covid made it worse.


Dana Kelley, an organizer with Northside Rising, a non-profit campaigning for investment in green jobs in the area, believes progress on Milwaukee’s north side begins with replacing the economic opportunities lost when factories closed and jobs disappeared.

Wisconsin Public Radio:

 Climate Change Legislation In Coronavirus Relief Bill, Disease Threatens Coffee


We talk to a journalist about a disease threatening coffee plants. Then, we dig into climate change policy items included in the latest federal stimulus bill package. 

Urban Milwaukee:

 Election Over, Activists Prepare To Hold Officials Accountable


As this year’s election season comes to an end, groups like BLOC, Voces De La Frontera and North Side Rising are already gearing up for the next political battles.

Media Milwaukee:

 Fighting for Climate Change Justice on Milwaukee’s North Side


In a city where trees seem to line every block and many communities enjoy a public park, the north side of Milwaukee appears to have been left behind. 

Milwaukee Courier:

 Moratorium on Utility Shut-Offs Extended to Oct. 1


The Rev. Dana Kelley, lead organizer for North Side Rising, urges people to call the PSC to voice their concerns. North Side Rising is a nonprofit organization that advocates for residents who live on the North Side.

WDJT - Milwaukee:

 Protesters march to We Energies to keep the lights on

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“Please just have a heart, please look at us as people and not as profit,” said Dana Kelley, one of the organizers of North Side Rising’s protest Wednesday.

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