City of Cudahy declares racism a public health crisis

CUDAHY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The City of Cudahy has approved a measure declaring racism a public health crisis.

"This is a testament to all the hard work and effort that everyone who has been marching for change can point to as a tangible policy initiative that they have helped institute," said Cudahy Common Council President Justin Moralez. 

The Common Council passed the resolution Tuesday night, June 23, by a vote of 3-1.

Cudahy joins Madison and Appleton as the only cities in the state to formally declare racism a public health crisis.

Milwaukee County passed a similar resolution last year.

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