“A fighter In the community, For the community, From the community” Harriet Callier, candidate for the 10th State Assembly District, announced Wednesday that she is dropping out of the race for State Representative and endorsing fellow Democrat Millie Coby. “I gladly yield my campaign—and ask that any support that would have been given to me on Election Day be given to Millie Coby as elected representation for the 10th Assembly District”, said Callier. Callier made her announcement in a statement released to the Community Journal, the Milwaukee Courier, and the Milwaukee Times. “While Coby and I may not agree on a few of the finer details, two things are abundantly clear: (1) our shared passion and commitment to improving the welfare of the 10th District, and (2) the belief that race-baiting and race hate speech—as Pasch has supported throughout this campaign—destroys lives and opportunities of hope,” continued Callier. “I am honored to have the support of Harriet Callier,” said Coby. “With a united community we can move forward and together work to bring jobs back to our neighborhoods, make sure that public education is fully funded, and do something to tackle rampant foreclosures that are destroying our neighborhoods.” Callier’s announcement comes one week before the Democratic Primary Election on August 14. Callier concluded, “I ask that on Election Day, you join me in putting ‘people before politics’ and vote for Millie Coby for 10th Assembly District.” Harriet Callier’s statement endorsing Millie Coby is attached. Millie Coby, a long-time resident of the 10th Assembly district is the Executive Director of Ecumenical-COGIC service, which encompasses leadership development, organization, and outreach, which empowers individuals to become self-sufficient. With her passion and heart for people, community, education and justice, she decided to attend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. There Millie Coby received her Master’s degree in Community Education with emphasis on Urban Education and her Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Millie Coby is an elected executive board member of the NAACP and an executive board member of Community Brainstorming Conference. Millie Coby was born in Milwaukee and grew up in what is now the 10th Assembly District. Since the death of her adoptive parents, her god-mothers Jeanetta Robinson (deceased) and the honorable Vel Phillips, have played an intricate part in her development. Millie and her son currently reside in Shorewood.
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