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CONTACT: Brianna Johnson
MILWAUKEE URBAN LEAGUE IS ALL !N TO SUPPORT THE INCREASE IN AWARENESS ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE, AS A COLLECTIVE MEASURE TO STOP AND REVERSE THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF THE VIRUS ON COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
The “ALL !N” campaign launches in Milwaukee to inform, encourage, and identify the need for African Americans to consider the COVID-19 vaccine, in partnership with the National Urban League, NAN, NCBCP and the CDC
Milwaukee, WI (April 30, 2021) – Milwaukee Urban League, with the support of the National Urban League, in participation with a select 25 Urban League affiliate offices around the country, has joined forces with the National Action Network, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, and the United States Centers for Disease Control to promote the “ALL !N” campaign to inform communities of color on the coronavirus vaccine, and encourage community members to take thoughtful consideration about receiving the vaccine.
About 41% of Black-owned businesses shut down in the first month of the pandemic, according to researchers, and with only 60% of those remaining expected to survive, the campaign also will shed broader light on how vaccination can serve as a remedy and help Milwaukee rebound from the devastating economic impact of the virus on communities of color. Additionally, as 30% of African Americans reveal that they do not want to be vaccinated, according to a poll commissioned by the National Urban League and The Alliance of National Psychological Associations for Racial and Ethnic Equity, the “ALL !N” campaign hopes to provide more insight to that 30%, including Milwaukee residents, to equip them with all of the information needed to make their best personal choice concerning the vaccine.
“Milwaukee Urban League is honored to be one of 25 cities selected by the National Urban League for focused action in several programmatic areas of ALL !N,” said President and CEO of Milwaukee Urban League Dr. Eve M. Hall. “Given the disproportionate impact on our communities of color, attention must continually be given to equitable access, distribution, and especially correct information on the coronavirus vaccine.”
This significant initiative was created to remind African Americans that collective solutions have served our communities best interest in the past when we have sought substantial change. The “ALL !N” campaign is a call to action for community members to consider the vaccine, and the trusted source for accurate information. As the National Urban League and its affiliate leaders are among the most trusted voices in Black communities around the U.S., the “ALL !N” campaign will unify African Americans to stand up against misinformation surrounding the vaccine and its distribution process, and to reject the false notion of intentional harmful agents in the vaccine, or intentional inaccessibility of the vaccine for people of color.
The campaign launched in cities across the country today and will run through the end of 2021. The campaign will include important updates, including spikes in COVID-19 cases and flu season awareness in the fall.
About Milwaukee Urban League
Milwaukee Urban League is an affiliate of the National Urban League. We lead through education and outreach, employment and empowerment, and advocacy to achieve economic vibrancy and equal access to all industries and disciplines that positions African Americans to create wealth and live a better quality of life. Milwaukee Urban League’s vision is to ensure that Wisconsin becomes a top 10 place for African Americans to live and thrive and where the greater Milwaukee area becomes a leader in education and socioeconomic inclusion. For more information, visit www.tmul.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @urbanleaguemke.