Podcast: Representative David Crowley on Urban Underground, Yoda, and Building Influence

Podcast: Representative David Crowley on Urban Underground, Yoda, and Building Influence

March 14, 2017

Produced by Katie Kuhn, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

Listen Now (00:17:10)



There are many ways to affect change in our community. Here at United Way, we raise funds and mobilize volunteers around our communities most difficult issues. In Madison at the Wisconsin State Legislature, Representative David Crowley works with his peers on both sides of the aisle to advocate for issues affecting an area of Milwaukee that is close to his heart: the near-North West side. Representative Crowley intimately understands this neighborhood – it is where he grew up playing on the playground near his Grandma and Uncle’s house, and where he now resides with his family.

Between engagements, Rep. Crowley stopped by to chat about the issues he advocates for in the Legislature – quality early childhood education and reducing black male incarceration - and why these are important to him. He also shares the quotes he lives by (hint: Yoda is involved), as well as his aspirations for our community. Finally, he shares how a local organization, Urban Underground, “saved his life” as a teen growing up in Milwaukee.

Check out Rep. Crowley’s recent work in the Wisconsin State Legislature

Learn more about the work of Urban Underground

Read more about what over 300 community members said when we asked them the question “What kind of community do you want?”

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