Local leader suggests 10-point plan to address racial injustice

In an open letter to Madison, Boys & Girls Club of Dane County President and CEO Michael Johnson outlined 10 solutions for helping to solve racial injustice in Dane County, according to a post from Madison365.

As a longtime advocate for Madison’s Black community, Johnson is calling on leaders to make changes including repurposing $8.6M (10%) of the Madison Police Department’s budget to community policing, mental health services, and community policing strategies to be managed by Black-led organizations, increasing school funding, creating an endowment for public/private support of Black business startups, and creating a fund to make preschool free for all families.