Indivisible Illinois stands with the Huber and Rosenbaum families in demanding accountability for the sheriff, police chief and officers in Kenosha who enabled, condoned and supported Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen who fostered chaos and endangered all of us who peacefully protested for justice in Kenosha.
We know that this verdict is yet another example of a system that excuses white violence and devalues our lives based on who we are and what we look like.
When those who are sworn to protect and serve allow armed militants like Rittenhouse to get away with shooting people he disagrees with, it puts all of our voices in danger, no matter the color of our skin or how we choose to express our values.
Meanwhile, Kenosha’s Officer Shesky has still not been held accountable for brutalizing Jacob Blake. We uplift the memory of Anthony Huber, his friendship with Jacob, and what he died marching for. And we echo the demands of the Blake family that the Biden administration must pursue justice for Jacob.
Indivisible Illinois is part of the locally led, people-powered Indivisible Project network, a grassroots American movement founded in 2016, with thousands of chapters in urban, suburban and rural areas, with at least two groups in every congressional district. Indivisible Illinois engages and empowers people in the Land of Lincoln, the Home of Obama, the Heart of the Midwest, to promote a progressive agenda, elect progressive leaders and realize progressive government.