Mary Burke: Cooperative promise or political posturing?

Recently Zac Johnson, a Milwaukee community member and Michigan native who teaches fourth grade in the city, shared with me his views on the lack of attention cooperatives have received in the economic discourse of the gubernatorial race, particularly on the part of Democratic candidate for office Mary Burke. Zac himself is a member-owner and volunteer of several community cooperatives in his neighborhood of Riverwest. I’m proud and honored to share his opinion here, as I think he meaningfully emphasizes the economic and social importance of cooperatives, challenging Mary Burke to outline a plan to fulfill her promise to support cooperative development.

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