Milwaukee Strong: A Vigil to Unite & Heal

Join us for this important event as we come to gether to unite and heal.  Speakers will include community, faith and labor leaders as well as elected officials.

Where: City Hall Courtyard, 200 E. Wells, Milwaukee, WI

When: 6-7:30pm, Sunday, March 1, 2020

Speakers include:   

Mayor Tom Barrett, City of Milwaukee

Representative Gwen Moore, United States House of Representatives

Bishop Paul Erickson, Greater Milwaukee Synod, ECLA

Bishop Jeffrey Haines, Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Rev. Walter Lanier, Pastor, Progressive Baptist Church

Rev. Kevin Stewart, Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, Sr. Minister, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Rev. Marilyn Miller, President, Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope

Reggie Moore, Director, Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention

Pam Fendt, President, Milwaukee Area Labor Council

Jeri Bonavia, Executive Director, Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort

Brooke Shawver, Organizer, Moms Demand Action & Khary Penebaker, Survivor, EFGS

Linnea Stanton, Midwest Regional Director, March for Our Lives Wisconsin

Tracy Dent, President, Milwaukee Coalition Against Hate

Ahmed Quereshi, Past President, Islamic Society of Milwaukee

Pardeep Kaleka, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee

Darryl Morin, President, Forward Latino


About Us

 The 80% Coalition is non-partisan and is comprised of advocacy, business, education, faith-based, professional and service organizations committed to pushing back against hate and urging our legislators at the state and federal levels to condemn domestic terrorism and pass commonsense firearm reform legislation. 

Coalition Members

 Advanced Wireless,  Inc., Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Brady: United Against Gun Violence, Community Coalition for Quality Policing, Crusaders of Justicia, Doctors for America, The Rt. Rev. Steven Andrew Miller, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, Felmers Chaney Advocacy Board, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, Forward Latino, Greater Milwaukee Synod, ELCA, Hours Against Hate, Islamic Society of Milwaukee, JCRC - Milwaukee Jewish Federation, League of United Latin American Citizens Wisconsin, March for Our Lives MKE, March For Our Lives Wisconsin, Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition, Mom's Demand Action - Wisconsin, NAACP - Milwaukee Branch, Wisconsin State NAACP Conference of Branches, NAMI Dane County, NAMI Wisconsin, National Council of Jewish Women - MIlwaukee, Serve 2 Unite, UMOS & Wisconsin Anti Violence Effort (WAVE).  

Legislative priorities

Condemn Hate & Domestic Terrorism

Allow Extreme Risk Protection Orders

Condemn Hate & Domestic Terrorism

Pass a resolution condemning hate and domestic terrorism including those in Gilroy, California and El Paso, Texas.

Close Background Check Loopholes

Allow Extreme Risk Protection Orders

Condemn Hate & Domestic Terrorism

 Pass legislation that extends the current background check requirement to include any sale or transfer of firearms at gun shows, online or from an individual. 

Allow Extreme Risk Protection Orders

Allow Extreme Risk Protection Orders

Allow Extreme Risk Protection Orders

Pass legislation that allows law enforcement or a family member to petition the court if they believe an individual with a firearm is a danger to themselves and/or to others and if the threat is found to be credible, empower law enforcement to retrieve the firearm(s) until the threat is no longer.

Take action!

Call your legislators today and demand action on our legislative priorities!


80% Coalition press Conference Videos


Rev. Paul Erickson, Bishop, Greater Milwaukee Synod, ELCA remarks on gun safety and faith.

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Heidi Rose, Program Director, Wisconsin Anti Violence Effort shares the facts on gun safety.

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Tyler Kelly, Dir. of March For Our Lives MKE remarks on being #GenerationLockdown

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Pardeep Kaleka, Exec. Dir. of Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee

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Ann Jacobs, Chairwoman, JCRC-Milwaukee Jewish Federation on why gun safety now!

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Darryl Morin, President, Forward Latino, talking 80% Coalition on  Wisconsin Public Radio!

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