Legislation would rename post office for Vel Phillips

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson introduced legislation Tuesday that would rename the post office building near MLK and Center the Vel R. Phillips Post Office Building. 

Vel Phillips was a civil rights activist who died earlier in 2018. 

She was the first African-American elected to the Milwaukee Common Council and to statewide office in Wisconsin. Part of 4th Street in  Milwaukee was renamed in Phillips' honor in August. 

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