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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

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Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Dr

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Harrington-McKinney’s Updates


June 18, 2016 6:08 AM


JUNE 12, 2016

In Loving Memory of Emilly Yue Zhu, 

March 2, 1992 – June 12, 2015

Emilly was born in Kyoto of Japan in 1992, moved to Denver in the US with her parents in 1995. She will continue to make the world better after beingstruck by a car. Her organs have been donated and savedlives of four recipients who got her lungs, hart, kidneys, pancreas and liver after she was brain death. She receivedhonor certificates from "The State of Wisconsin" signed by the governor, Scott Walker and from "UW Organ and Tissue Donation" in recognition of her enhancing the life of fellow citizens through organ donation. Her death happened as a caution to the drivers slowing down and cyclists to bike with care on these streets.  Although Emilly's life is only 8497 days, which is 23 years 3months and 10 days, we (Weiqin Jiang and Zongjian Zhu), as her parents, think that her smelling and spirit are always being kept in our mind and heart! -The Zhu Family

Alder Harrington-McKinney: Residents from the community, city of Madison, friends and family contributed to the purchase and installation of the beautiful red memorial bench at the Ice Age Bike Trail at Jeffy Trail. As we remember the horrific events in Orlando, FL, if you are out biking the Ice Age Trail this week; visit the location, pause to rest on "Emilly's Bench", you will feel a calm and peaceful co/existence with nature.  



Saturday, June 18, 10-6, Penn Park

250 cities are hosting Juneteenth Celebrations, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States says Annie Weatherby-Flowers; 25 year organizer of the Madison Juneteenth Celebration.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years afterPresident Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger's regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.

Parade: 10 a.m. From Fountain of Life Church to Penn Park, on the south side. Opening Ceremony: Main Stage speakers begin at noon, Circuit Court Judge Everett Mitchell among the speakers. Heritage Exhibitions, Information Booths, Food Vendors, Church Tent, Main Stage Entertainment, Health, Children's and Teen tents.


Naked Bike Ride
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 2:43pm

What you can expect from MPD

The 7th Annual World Naked Bike Ride will take place somewhere on the streets of Madison on Saturday, June 18th. 

Participants will be in various stages of (un)dress and will be riding bicycles, unicycles, and in-line skates.  Historically, the group does not announce their route until 24 hours prior to the ride, and then only to those who are a part of their group.

MPD is issuing this press release as those who are out in public shopping, strolling, and enjoying the weather have often called the Department upset over this event and concerned about children witnessing the activity.  The City has a public indecency ordinance, however, public nudity in and of itself is not a violation of that ordinance. Long story short, unless the behavior is the functional equivalent of "lewd and lascivious" behavior, the ordinance cannot be enforced as "disorderly conduct" for just being naked.  Thus, these incidents can only be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
Given there are no laws currently in place that prohibit this activity, MPD's role will be to make the event safe for all participants and to allow them to exercise their First Amendment rights.  We encourage participants to obey all traffic laws pertaining to bicycles and to also respect the rights of non-participants.
Joel DeSpain, 608-266-4897,



Mayor Soglin, Superintendent Cheatham, representatives from Madison Parks and representatives from REAP Food Group will be joined by kids to kickoff the MMSD Summer Food Program. Meals will be served at noon. 

Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Place: Elver Park Shelter (near splash pad) - 1250 McKenna Blvd. 

Alder Harrington-McKinney

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