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Newsmaker Luncheon to Feature Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton

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11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Newsroom Pub
137 E. Wells St. Milwaukee WI, 53202

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Press Club will present a Newsmaker Luncheon on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, featuring newly elected Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton. He has been a member of the Common Council since 2004.

Over the past 12 years, Hamilton has written and introduced legislation such as the Milwaukee Opportunities Restoring Employment (MORE) ordinance and the Milwaukee Promise, which was established in 2011 to address poverty, disparities and inequality.

Since taking over as president of the Common Council in April, Hamilton has called on the city and its leaders to unify and he unveiled an effort to demolish abandoned buildings throughout the city.

Hamilton, a Milwaukee native, is a graduate of Marquette University and Thurgood Marshall Law School at Texas Southern University.

Hamilton will be interviewed by a panel of Milwaukee journalists.

The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon Series is sponsored by Journal Media Group and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The Milwaukee Press Club presents the Newsmaker Luncheons to shed light on issues of the day. The public is invited to attend the luncheons. The cost to attend is $18 for MPC members, $23 for non-members, $13 for students. Lunch is included. Seating will be limited.  Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done by booking below.  Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at with any questions or call 262-894-2224.

Special thanks to the Safe House/Newsroom Pub, home of the Milwaukee Press Club, for hosting the Newsmaker Luncheon Series.  Think of the Newsroom Pub for your next private party!  MPC members can book a room at no charge. The Newsroom Pub has FREE wireless internet service compliments of the Safe House.

Event Sponsors

  • Journal Media Group

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


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