Lt. Governor to Visit Racine Tomorrow to Learn about the Impacts of COVID-19 on Racine’s African American Community

Visit includes stops at Black-owned businesses and roundtable discussion with the Racine-Kenosha Black Nurses Association and the City’s Vaccine Champions

City of Racine – Tomorrow, June 10th, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes will visit the City of Racine to meet with Mayor Cory Mason and learn about the impacts of COVID-19 on Racine’s communities of color. The visit will include stops at several Black-owned businesses to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on their business and to hear their thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccines.

Additionally, the Lt. Governor will host a discussion with Racine Alderwoman Mollie Jones, the Racine-Kenosha Black Nurses Association, and a few of the City’s recently hired Vaccine Champions, to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the African American community, the myths about the vaccine that need to be dispelled, and the work that needs to be done to get more residents vaccinated. This discussion will be taped and recorded to be used as part of the City’s Vaccinate Racine Campaign, a public education effort aimed at increasing vaccination rates in the City of Racine.

Members of the media are welcome to attend the taping of the discussion hosted by the Lieutenant Governor and following that discussion the Lieutenant Governor will host a media availability to discuss what he learned from Black business owners and in the discussion.

Details are as follows:

  • Who: Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, Mayor Cory Mason, Alderwoman Mollie Jones, the Black Nurses Association, and the City of Racine’s Vaccine Champions
  • What: Host a discussion on the impacts of COVID-19 and increasing vaccination rates in the City of Racine
  • Where: The Main Project on State, 1014 State Street, Racine WI
  • When: Filming of the discussion group will begin promptly at 11:30am
  • Lt. Gov media availability begins at approximately 12:20pm

RSVP IS REQUIRED – Email [email protected] or TEXT 262-325-9651

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