Labor Union Resolution
Statewide organizational sign-on letter
- April 9, 2013 -
Five buses departing with delegations representing all 8 congressional districts will join tens of thousands of immigrants and supporters from across the country to deliver a strong and powerful message to Congress: the time is now for fair immigration reform.
- February 21, 2013 - Wisconsin Immigrants Kick Off National Bus Tour in Milwaukee to Demand Path to Citizenship
Wisconsin immigrants will be boarding a bus today in Milwaukee to kick off the Midwest leg of the 19-state “Keeping Families Together” national bus tour. The bus riders will call on policymakers to include a path to citizenship in immigration reform legislation.
- February 1, 2013 - The Path to Citizenship Starts With An End to the Deportations
In response to both the President's speech on Tuesday and the bi-partisan Senate framework for immigration reform, Voces executive director Christine Neumann-Ortiz issued the following statement:
- December 17, 2012 - Palermo Pizza Workers Mark Year End with Renewed Call for Union Recognition, Vow to Escalate National Boycott
To mark the holiday season, striking Palermo Pizza workers and their families rallied today to give thanks for the community support they have received in their struggle, sang Palermo-related Christmas carols, and sent a message of hope for the New Year.
- November 21, 2012 - NLRB Issues Decision Upholding Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against Palermo Villa
"We are glad that today the Milwaukee regional office of the NLRB announced a decision finding that Palermo Villa, Inc. violated federal labor law. Palermo's treatment of its workers and its response to our exercising our right to organize for a voice in our jobs has been outrageous. Under today’s decision, a significant number of workers will get their jobs back and be awarded back pay because of Palermo's misconduct."
- November 7, 2012 - Unprecedented Latino Voter Participation Leads to Post-Election Rallies Calling for Federal Immigration Reform
After turning out an unprecedented number of Latino voters for the 2012 elections, today Voces de la Frontera Action will join a coalition of the largest and most powerful grassroots immigrant rights groups in the country holding vigils and rallies calling for humane immigration reform from re-elected President Obama and the US Congress. Over the last four years, over one million people in the US have been deported- destroying hundreds of thousands of families.
- September 7, 2012 - Alderman Donovan Misses the Point on the Palermo Worker’s Strike
Milwaukee Ald. Bob Donovan got a few things right when he spoke out yesterday about the conflict at Palermo’s Pizza. The conflict and the boycott are very serious and workers deserve the right to organize a union. What Alderman Donovan got wrong was saying that calling for a national boycott is going “way overboard”.
- August 15, 2012 - TODAY: Rally to Mark Obama Administration Release of "Deferred Action" Relief Process for Undocumented Youth
Beginning today, hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth will be able to apply to stay in the United States without fear of deportation for at least two years, through the Obama administration's "Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" form.
- August 7, 2012 - Voces de la Frontera Holds Sikh Community in Our Hearts
On behalf of the membership of Voces de la Frontera, we extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims, as well as the larger Sikh community, who have been devastated by the tragic shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek on Sunday.
- July 28, 2012 - Palermo Workers Launch National Boycott of Palermo Products, Call for Resolution of Labor Dispute
Students, working people and community members around the country stand in support, join boycott efforts
- July 24, 2012 - Voces de la Frontera Proudly Supports State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa's Coming Out Announcement Today
The following is a statement from Voces executive director Christine Neumann-Ortiz, in response to State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa's decision today to publicly announce herself as a member of Wisconsin's LGBT community:
- July 13, 2012 - Palermo Workers Union Files Illegal Intimidation Charges Against Palermo Villa
NLRB Delays Union Election Pending Investigation
- July 2, 2012 - Palermo's Pizza Workers Deliver 15,000 Petitions to Company Marking One Month On Strike
Management Turns Away Delegation of Workers, Families, and Faith Leaders
- June 25, 2012 - Supreme Court Upholds Racial Profiling in Arizona, Strikes Down Rest of SB-1070
While the US Supreme Court ruled today that Arizona's SB 1070 violated the supremacy of the federal government in immigration law, it failed to uphold fundamental civil rights protections.
- June 15, 2012 - President Obama Finally Grants Deportation Relief for DREAM Students
After years of increasing pressure by immigrant youth across the United States via letters and meetings with the administration, rallies, student civil disobedience (including recent sit-ins in Obama offices), as well as massive community and political support, the Department of Homeland Security has announced a deferred action to not deport the nearly 1 million undocumented students who have made this country their home.
- June 7, 2012 - Latinos Vow to Continue Fighting Anti-Worker, Anti-Immigrant Governorship
With Scott Walker's victory in Tuesday's recall election, it is clear that there is greater need than ever for our community to organize.
- April 30, 2012 - Voces May Day Solidarity March Draws Over 20,000 Against Arizona's SB 1070
As part of a series of national protests against Arizona’s SB 1070 law, over twenty thousand people marched through the streets of Milwaukee yesterday in Voces de la Frontera’s annual May Day march.
- March 28, 2012 - Statement on Certification Decision of Court of Appeals
Today’s Certification decisions by two separate districts of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals addressing challenges to Wisconsin’s Photo ID requirement does not change the current status of the law.
- March 22, 2012 - Federal Court Rules Wisconsin Redistricting Map Must Be Redrawn
In a momentous decision, a federal court ruled that the State of Wisconsin cannot use the newly drawn redistricting maps for Assembly Districts 8 and 9. This ruling affirms Voces de la Frontera's legal challenge that the map violates the civil rights of Latino voters under the Voting Rights Act.
- March 12, 2012 - Second Voter ID Lawsuit Prevails in Wisconsin
Voces de la Frontera and the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP are pleased that the League of Women Voters has prevailed in its challenge to the voter photo ID law and that Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess has granted the motion for summary judgment in that case.
- March 8, 2012 - Voces/NAACP Lawsuit Halts Voter ID Law
On March 6th, Wisconsin Dane County Judge David Flanagan granted a temporary injunction halting any implementation of Wisconsin's controversial new voter ID law for the April 3rd general election.
- February 6, 2012 - BREAKING: GOP Legislature Held Secret Meetings, Solicited Unlawful Agreements While Mapping New Voting Districts
Attorneys for Voces de la Frontera have discovered that employees of Republican legislative leaders, working under the direction of an attorney paid by Wisconsin taxpayers, engaged in secret, unlawful activities in redesigning the state’s electoral maps in an effort to hide from the public their goal of consolidating partisan power.
- February 2, 2012 - The ARMS Act: GOP Offers Immigrant Youth as Cheap Labor and Cannon Fodder
"The ARMS Act is an unacceptable piece of legislation that highlights the huge disconnect between the Republican Party and the Latino community and America at large. The DREAM Act is supported by 70 percent of likely voters and leaders in education, the military, business, and religious orders. In the Latino community nationally, that number jumps to 77.5 percent. This bill is a blatant attempt by Republican presidential hopefuls to come off as pro-immigrant when in fact it treats immigrant youth as a source of cheap labor and cannon fodder, and not human beings with their own dreams and aspirations."
- January 12, 2012 - Press Statement: "Family Unity Waiver" A Step Towards Humane Immigration Reform
Voces de la Frontera is joining national immigration leaders and legal experts in applauding the recent announcement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of a key change in the immigration process. The new regulation, announced in a notice in the Federal Register, will allow certain family visa applicants to file their applications waivers in the U.S.
- December 16, 2011 - Voces, NAACP, and Community Members File Lawsuit to Overturn Photo ID
Earlier today Voces de la Frontera and the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP filed a lawsuit today in Dane County Wisconsin Circuit Court challenging Wisconsin’s Photo ID Law.
- November 17, 2011 - Milwaukee Community Holds Historic Action on North Ave Bridge
Against the backdrop of an increasingly unsustainable economic crisis, and braving freezing temperatures, hundreds of Wisconsinites demonstrated on the North Avenue Bridge overlooking I-43 early Thursday evening.
- November 9, 2011 - Extremist Sen. Russell Pearce Kicked Out of Office in Historic Arizona Recall Election
Last night, Tea Party Senator Russell Pearce of Arizona lost his seat in a recall election to Republican Jerry Lewis (53-45). Pearce is the driving force behind SB-1070, the controversial anti-immigrant bill requiring police to demand papers from anyone they suspect may be undocumented.
- November 1, 2011 - Press Statement: Voces de la Frontera and Community Members Sue WI Government Accountability Board
On October 31st, Voces de la Frontera filed a lawsuit seeking a declaration that Wisconsin's newly-approved legislative redistricting map deprives the Latino community on Milwaukee's south side of an effective voting majority in the 8th Assembly district.
- October 12, 2011 - Press Statement: Voces de la Frontera in Solidarity With "Occupy Wall Street"
On behalf of thousands of members across Wisconsin, Voces de la Frontera stands in solidarity with the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations on both the national and local levels.
- October 4, 2011 - Press Statement: Alabama's Shameful Anti-Immigrant Law Attacks Historic Civil Rights Gains
HB-56 introduces a grim new era of legalized racial profiling and second class citizenship for people of who color who are likely to be targeted by appearance, widespread fear of law enforcement and education authorities, and a historic return to a dark past that so many had hoped had been overcome long ago.
- September 15, 2011 - Press Statement: Voces to Receive National Leadership Award
On September 22nd, the National Community Change Champion Awards will be held in Washington, DC to honor “work that reshapes the political landscape and challenges us to press forward toward a better world”. Voces de la Frontera is among the six honorees this year that will be recognized for their dedication to social justice and civic leadership.
- August 26, 2011 - Press Statement: Milwaukee School Board Votes for Greater Latino Representation
Last night, the Milwaukee Public School Board voted unanimously for a redistricting map which will creates a district with nearly 66 % Latino Voting Age population.
- August 24, 2011 - Press Statement: "Proof of Citizenship" Bill Will Limit Aid to Low-Income Families in Wisconsin
On August 18, Republican Assembly representative Mursau introduced new legislation requiring documentary evidence of citizenship or lawful immigration status for public assistance programs.
- August 19, 2011 - Press Statement: DHS Announcement to Halt Deportations a Welcome Step
In the wake of sustained grassroots opposition to a record number of deportations, a majority for non-criminal infractions, the Obama Administration announced on Thursday that the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice will collaborate to conduct case-by-case reviews of around 300,000 undocumented immigrants facing deportation.
- August 16, 2011 - Press Statement: National Outcry Against Obama Administration Decision to Mandate So-Called "Secure Communities" Program
"The dramatic decision of the Obama Administration to preempt the growing chorus of opposition at a state and local level to the S-Comm program and pending litigation, is a shocking development and a slap in the face to Latinos and naturalized US immigrants who gave President Obama their vote and trust in the 2008 elections."
- July 14, 2011 - Voces de la Frontera and Latino Advocates Condemn Redistricting Power Grab
On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Assembly State Affairs Committee held a public hearing at the State Capitol on Senate Bill 150, the Republican-led plan to create new redistricting boundaries. The plan would force the city of Milwaukee to redraw its wards, and raises serious concerns about civil rights violations for African-Americans, Latinos, and other minorities.
- June 17, 2011 - Voces de la Frontera Denounces E-Verify Bill
Last Wednesday, Representative Lamar Smith (TX-21) and other Republican members of Congress introduced a new bill that mandates that every business must take on the burden of using a computer system known as “E-Verify” to process the employment eligibility of every new employee.
- June 2, 2011 - Statement on June 2nd Civil Disobedience at Joint Finance meeting
MADISON- Today fifty concerned Wisconsinites engaged in an organized, non-violent civil disobedience to halt passage of the state budget, demanding restoration of the cuts to eduction and in-state tuition for immigrant youth.
- May 24, 2011 - Voces de la Frontera Condemns Introduction of Arizona-Copycat Bill in Wisconsin
As the largest immigrant rights organization in the state, Voces de la Frontera unequivocally condemns the passage of any racist, anti-immigrant legislation in Wisconsin. Yesterday Representative Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) introduced a bill requiring law enforcement officers in Wisconsin to interrogate people they detain about their immigration status if they have ‘reasonable suspicion” that the person is undocumented.
- May 19, 2011 - Voces de la Frontera Congratulates Citgo Station for Removing Hateful Propaganda
Thanks to an immediate outcry by the community, the sale of a dehumanizing sticker directly advocating violence against immigrants is no longer being sold at a Citgo truck stop in Sturtevant, WI. Due to the responsiveness and understanding of Bob Basil, owner of the Citgo station, Voces will cancel the picket and instead host a press conference at the station to present Basil with a Civic Business Award.
- May 16, 2011 - Stand up for Immigrant Students This Week!
Stand up for Immigrant Students This Week!
- May 11, 2011 - President Obama: Actions Speak Louder than Words
President Obamaâ€™s speech yesterday on immigration reform in El Paso, TX is an indication of the continuing importance of the Latino vote in the upcoming 2012 elections, and immigration reform as a central civil rights issue for the Latino community.
- May 2, 2011 - Wisconsin Rallies Record Number for Solidarity March
Under the banner of “Wisconsin Solidarity March and Rally for Immigrant & Worker Rights” more than 100,000 protesters took to the streets on Sunday afternoon to fight back against Governor Walker’s attacks on collective bargaining rights, immigrant rights, and dramatic cuts to public education and health care.
- April 28, 2011 - Voces de la Frontera and National AFL-CIO Prepare for Historic "Wisconsin Solidarity March for Immigrant and Worker Rights"
On Sunday, May 1, over 100 cities across the United States will be participating in marches and rallies as part of a national day of action for immigrant and worker rights. In Milwaukee, labor and immigrant rights communities are joining forces for an unprecedented alliance to demand an end to racist, Arizona-style legislation in Wisconsin and protection of in-state tuition for immigrant students and collective bargaining rights for unions.
- April 13, 2011 - Voces de la Frontera Joins National Tour to Shine Light on Deportations
Meeting With Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), State Officials to include testimonies from affected families
- March 2, 2011 - New State Budget Attacks Wisconsin Immigrants
Governor Walker's proposed 2012-2013 budget repeals access to in-state tuition for undocumented students and eliminates Food Share benefits (food stamps) for legal immigrants.
- February 11, 2011 - Walker Wages War on Wisconsin Workers
Governor Scott Walker is set to announce a new state budget which will eliminate collective bargaining rights for public employees in Wisconsin, limiting unions from negotiating anything but wages.
- January 13, 2011 - Urgent Communication: On "Secure Communities" in WI
In response to concerns in the Latino community about the new "Secure Communities' law now in effect around Wisconsin, Voces de la Frontera would like to clarify exactly what the new law will mean for immigrants in Wisconsin. Though it does allow for greater collaboration between state police and Immigrations and Customs and Enforcement (ICE), Secure Communities does NOT grant local and state law enforcement the authority to stop and question anyone about their immigration status. It is limited to people who are booked in the county jails.
- January 12, 2011 - Voces de la Frontera Condemns So-Called "Secure Communities" in Wisconsin
Yesterday the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that its so-called "Secure Communities" program, a merger of the criminal justice and immigration systems, is now in effect in all Wisconsin counties.
- December 18, 2010 - DREAM Act Blocked to Detriment of Americans and the Economy
The Senate's failure to pass cloture on the DREAM Act, a bipartisan bill that would have provided immigrant youth a path to citizenship if they enrolled in college or the military, is a legislative setback but NOT a defeat for our movement.
- December 1, 2010 - DREAM Activists Arrested for Civil Disobedience at Congressman Ryan's Office
The civil disobedience act was the first in Ryan’s district in the last 50 years since the civil rights movement and Wisconsin's first in the contemporary immigrant rights movement.
- November 29, 2010 - Student Vigil At Congressman Ryan's Office In Support of DREAM Act
Today, Monday November 29th, hundreds of students and concerned community members will join together for a Candlelight Vigil in support of the DREAM Act.
- November 16, 2010 - Graduation Rally for the DREAM Act
Join students from around Wisconsin in demanding that the Congress pass the DREAM Act during the upcoming lame duck session!
- November 12, 2010 - "Reaching For the American Dream" Gala
Voces de la Frontera will celebrate its second annual Reaching for the American Dream Gala on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the Potawatomi Woodland Dreams Ballroom.
- November 4, 2010 - Student Get Out the Vote effort reaches record participation for mid-term elections
250 Students from four Racine high schools hit the streets to ask their community to vote on Tuesday, reaching over half the city with voter information including poll locations, registration requirements, and a volunteer hotline for transporation to the polls.
- November 1, 2010 - Racine High School Students: "Your Vote Is Our Voice!"
"Don’t count our people out in this election. Our community will be heard!" says Kennia Coronado, junior at Horlick High School and student organizer for this year’s Election Day "Get Out the Vote," which will take place tomorrow afternoon.
- October 14, 2010 - Voces de la Frontera and Allies Picket For-Profit College
Voces de la Frontera and Allies Picket For-Profit College
- October 11, 2010 - UWM To Feature National Hate Group in Immigration Debate
Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) and Voces de la Frontera to Protest Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
- September 23, 2010 - Wisconsin youth rally for DREAM Act
In the face of Tuesday's Senate vote against the DREAM Act, over 100 high school and college students from around Milwaukee gathered Wednesday on the corner of Cesar Chavez Blvd. and 16th Street to demand educational rights for all immigrants.
- September 21, 2010 - National Day of Action: Congress avoids vote this week, but students won't give up on their DREAM
Voces de la Frontera and YES! will be marching across the 16th Street bridge Wednesday 9/22 to show their continued commitment to the passage of the DREAM Act.
- September 16, 2010 - Wisconsin Students Join Nationwide Support For DREAM Act
In a major breakthrough for DREAM Act supporters, Senator Harry Reid announced Tuesday that the bill will soon be included as part of a larger defense policy bill in the Senate.
- September 7, 2010 - Voces de la Frontera celebrates workers' rights
Voces de la Frontera was proud to participate in Milwaukee's LaborFest, a Labor Day gathering marking a celebration of workers' rights in the U.S. and around the world.
- August 26, 2010 - MKE County Sheriff Candidate Forum
On Sunday, August 29th at noon there will be a bilingual candidate forum for the Milwaukee County Sheriff's race at Voces de la Frontera, 1027 S. 5th Street, in Milwaukee.
- August 12, 2010 - Tea Party Coalition Promotes Racial Stereotypes Through Fear
Wisconsin Tea Party Coalition head Gary Meinert offered racial stereotypes during a presentation at the State Capitol Madison, as part of his group's effort to generate hysteria in support of Arizona's unconstitutional racial profiling law (SB 1070) and efforts to further militarize the U.S.-Mexico border.
- August 9, 2010 - Wisconsinites Protest Arizona's SB1070 at Milwaukee Brewers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Game; Call on Bud Selig to Move the 2011 All-Star Game out of Arizona
Monday, August 9 at 6:00pm, Home Plate outside of Miller Park Stadium
- July 28, 2010 - Milwaukee Community Condems Arizona SB1070's Implementation
Press Conference and March to protest Arizona's anti-immigrant laws, SB1070 and Ethnic Studies Ban and end unjust deportations.
- July 10, 2010 - Wisconsinites Call on Bud Selig to Move the 2011 All-Star Game out of Arizona
Milwaukee rally to protest Arizona's anti-immigrant and racial profiling law, SB 1070, and call on the MLB to move the 2011 All-Star game
- June 25, 2010 - A teachable moment: Milwaukee Public Schools join national boycott against Arizona's racist laws
MPS votes to condemn Arizona's racial profiling legislation, SB1070
- June 11, 2010 - University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Endorse DREAM Act
At 9AM June 11, 2010, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents announced their endorsement of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.
- June 2, 2010 - Undocumented and Unafraid: Dora Comes Out and Urges for Passage of Dream Act
Five undocumented students will participate in a press conference and a "coming out" rally on Wednesday, June 2nd at 3:30 pm on the steps of the Federal Courthouse
- May 28, 2010 - Wisconsin Delegation Joins Historic Civil Rights March in Arizona
A 15 member Wisconsin delegation including members from Voces de la Frontera and the American Federation of Teachers Local 212 are participating in the May 29th national civil rights march in Phoenix Arizona.
- May 26, 2010 - MATC District Board Approves Resolution in Support of AZ Boycott
On May 25, 2010 the Milwaukee Area Technical College District Board passed a resolution condemning SB 1070, Arizona's anti-immigrant law.
- May 24, 2010 - Wisconsin Civil Rights Leaders Join Escalation of Actions for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
In the past few months we have met with our local congressional leaders, 250,000 gathered in Washington DC in March, across the country over 500,000 marched for reform on May 1st, 65,000 in Milwaukee, and all across the country community leaders are escalating their movements and participating in civil disobedience.
- May 21, 2010 - Wisconsin is Not Arizona!
- May 13, 2010 - Kohl to Receive Milk Cartons for Immigration Reform
On Friday, May 14th, hundreds of milk cartons will be delivered to Senators Herb Kohl's Madison office. Instead of milk, each carton will contain a signature from a Wisconsin resident urging the Senators to support immigration reform. Without immigrant labor, the dairy industry in our state would collapse.
- May 7, 2010 - 500 Students Walk Out, Win Support for the DREAM Act and Arizona Boycotts
Around 50 other students from Riverside High School walked out of school to push the United States congress for the DREAM Act, joined by 450 other students from across Milwaukee and Racine who also left school early to participate in rally outside Riverside High School and a march to UW-Milwaukee. At least 14 schools participated in the event.
- May 4, 2010 - High School Students to March for the DREAM Act, Against Arizona's SB1070
Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES), which is affiliated with Voces de la Frontera, are planning to leave school Wednesday May 5th at 11:00am to participate in a march and rally at UW-Milwaukee which they have also planned for the DREAM Act. The rally at UW-Milwaukee will take place at Spaights Plaza around 12pm.
- May 3, 2010 - High School Students to "Walk In" to UW-Milwaukee, Demand Action on DREAM ACT
Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES!), the youth component of local organization Voces de la Frontera, will organize a march of students and community members from Riverside High School to the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee on Wednesday May 5th.
- May 1, 2010 - 65,000 mobilize in Milwaukee against Arizona's discriminatory legislation, call for federal action on immigration reform
A seemingly endless flow of 65,000 passionate and peaceful marchers filled National Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin today, chanting "Obama, escucha, estamos en la lucha!" (Obama, listen, we are in the struggle!) and "El pueblo callado será deportado" (A community that's silent will be deported).
- May 1, 2010 - Voces and Ald. Witkowiak introduce Resolution to boycott Arizona, demand immigration reform as marchers assemble on May 1
Voces de la Frontera proudly announces the introduction of a Common Council Resolution supporting the Arizona boycott and swift passage of comprehensive immigration reform.
- April 30, 2010 - Flashback to 2006: Wisconsin mobilizes on May Day against extreme anti-immigrant legislation
Recent events in Arizona have galvanized people all over America to respond as they did in 2006 when Wisconsin's own Congressman Sensenbrenner proposed the same kind of draconian measures that are an affront to basic American democratic values.
- April 27, 2010 - March will protest AZ State Law on May 1
On Saturday, May 1, 2010 tens of thousands of people will march in Milwaukee, Wisconsin condemning Arizona's recently enacted immigration law that legalizes and institutionalizes racial profiling; calling for federal action to stop the increased deportations of noncriminal immigrants; demanding the passage of federal immigration reform in 2010; and pushing for vigorous job creation for all workers.
- April 20, 2010 - "Milk: Not Without Immigrants" Say Racine Youth and Community
Racine community members will gather in front of Paul Ryan's office Wednesday April 21st deliver over 600 empty milk cartons to symbolize the impact that Latino immigrants, which make up 42% of the labor force on Wisconsin dairy farms, have on the state's $26 billion dollar dairy industry.
- March 20, 2010 - 160 load 3 busses to March in DC for Immigrant Rights, * 100,000 expected in DC
WI Labor and Immigrant Coalition Send-off to D.C. March
- March 12, 2010 - Main Street on the Move: Road Tour from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C.
On March 17 Voces de la Frontera will launch a 5-city tour, starting in Milwaukee and arriving on March 21 in Washington, D.C. for the March for America rally.
- March 5, 2010 - Youth Empowered in the Struggle Stands with University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Education Rights Campaign
Chancellor Santiago was wrong to block students from his office and instruct police to disperse the crowd at yesterday's protest organized by the UWM Campaign for Education Rights.
- February 23, 2010 - Students Demand Senate Action for Immigration Reform Students Demand Senate Action for Immigration Reform
Approximately 200 other students will gather in front of the Federal Courthouse, 517 E Wisconsin Avenue, on Wednesday February 24, 2010 to deliver over 1,000 signatures to both Senators Kohl and Feingold asking the introduction of immigration reform legislation in the Senate.
- February 2, 2010 - People of Faith Hold Vigil in front of Immigration Customs and Enforcement Detention Center
US Citizens will stand in solidarity with families affected by immigration detention and deportation by holding a prayer vigil on the evening of Wednesday, February 3rd and delivering petitions to senators on the morning of Thursday, February 4th.
- January 26, 2010 - Coalition for Safe Roads Applauds Bipartisan Effort on Driver Cards
A broad coalition of law enforcement, dairy farmers, labor unions, faith leaders, and advocacy groups, will be holding a Press Conference on Wednesday, January 27, in support of renewed efforts by a group of bipartisan lawmakers to introduce driver card legislation.
- January 15, 2010 - Organizations mobilize nationally for immigration reform in 2010: Join local events on January 18th and 19th in Wisconsin as part of National Week of Action
Around the country, immigrant rights organizations, civil rights organizations, student groups, labor unions, faith groups, and business groups under the national umbrella of Reform Immigration for America are coordinating actions in support of comprehensive immigration reform, in a week of action from January 12 - 20.
- December 17, 2009 - Broad, diverse coalition keeps promise: Introduces Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation before holidays
Voces de la Frontera posadas in Milwaukee and Racine will deliver holiday cards in support of Gutierrez Bill on Friday, December 18th International Day of Migrants
- December 12, 2009 - Voces de la Frontera Celebrates 'Las Posadas' Calling for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Voces de la Frontera and the Milwaukee New Sanctuary Movement will celebrate the traditional Posadas by visiting the offices of Senators Kohl and Feingold and Congresswoman Gwen Moore.
- November 20, 2009 - Milwaukee Public School Board of Directors back DREAM Act
The Milwaukee Public Schools Board of Directors passed a resolution on November 19th to endorse the DREAM Act, a federal piece of legislation that would give a conditional path to citizenship for undocumented students through education or military service.
- October 21, 2009 - National Labor Leader to Keynote Voces de la Frontera Gala, Awards Ceremony
Ana Avendaño, recently named by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka as Assistant to the President on Immigration and Community Action, will serve as keynote speaker at Voces de la Frontera's "Reaching for the American Dream" gala
- October 15, 2009 - Voces de la Frontera responds to Congressman Ryan's editorial
Representative asked to sign pledge against hate
- October 14, 2009 - Ryan Backs Away from FAIR, Students Push Him to Sign a Pledge Against Hate, Co-Sponsor DREAM Act
Voces claims victory as Ryan disassociates himself with hate group FAIR
- October 12, 2009 - Racine Residents Rally Against Hate
Voces de la Frontera and its student affiliates will rally outside Rep Paul Ryan's Racine office over his participation in an event organized by anti-immirgant group FAIR.
- October 9, 2009 - Marchers Say Immigration Reform Cannot Wait
The march and rally, which will begin at Voces de la Frontera, 1027 s 5th St, will kick off a national week of action for comprehensive immigration reform.
- October 9, 2009 - Positive statement from mayor on comercial licenses
The Mayor issued a positive statement on commercial licenses in time to be read at a rally of 2,000 people on October 10th, 2009 at Mitchell Park.
- September 22, 2009 - National Day of Action for DREAM Act
On Wednesday, September 23rd, youth from around the country will hold simultaneous actions in support of the DREAM Act.
- September 16, 2009 - New Citizens Celebrate Citizenship Day, Push for Fair Immigration Reform
On September 17th Voces de la Frontera will be holding a press conference highlighting reflections of newly naturalized US citizens
- September 14, 2009 - Voces de la Frontera opposes Mayoral takeover of MPS
Voces is opposing the proposal to eliminate Milwaukee's school board and replace it with mayoral control.
- September 5, 2009 - Voces de la Frontera joins Labor Day March
Community and Voces members will assemble at Zeidler Park, 4th and Michigan at 10:30AM on Monday, September 7th.
- August 24, 2009 - Students and Community Come Together To Thank District and Union for New Martin Luther King Day Holiday and to Announce Plans for Citywide Celebration in 2010
- July 15, 2009 - Emergency Food Pantry for Patrick Cudahy workers: Company urges employees to contact them for job reinstatement
A food pantry and information site for Patrick Cudahy workers affected by the fire has been set up by local organizations, including Voces de la Frontera.
- June 29, 2009 - Wisconsin becomes 11th state to offer in-state tuition rates to undocumented students
Governor Jim Doyle has signed into law a state budget which requires universities to charge in state tuition rates to undocumented students.
- June 22, 2009 - Voces de la Frontera Mobilizes 500 in Madison for Drivers' Cards, In-state Tuition
Law enforcement, dairy farmers, labor unions, faith leaders, and advocacy groups join lobby of Wisconsin State Legislature
- June 17, 2009 - Press Conference: State Senator Tim Carpenter betrays Latinos on drivers cards and in-state tuition
Date: June 17, 2009 Time: 10:30 am Location: Voces de la Frontera, 1027 S. 5th Street, Milwaukee
- June 17, 2009 - Students claim Martin Luther King Day victory
After three years of organizing, Racine area student groups are excited to the see Martin Luther King Day as a school holiday for the 2009-2010 school year.
- May 29, 2009 - The Road to Reform: Wisconsin delegation travels to national summit to kick off campaign for immigration reform
Reform Immigration for America is a broad-based national effort to fix the broken immigration system through comprehensive immigration reform legislation.
- May 1, 2009 - Yes, We Did: 30,000 join May 1 Milwaukee March
Despite a bad economy, inclement weather, concerns about swine flu, and false rumors that the march had been cancelled around 30,000 people joined the Milwaukee May 1 march.
- April 16, 2009 - May 1st Nationwide Immigrants Rights Marches: Obama Administration Must Deliver a Pro Worker Legalization Bill This Year
Hundreds of cities to participate in renewed grassroots push for reform
- March 20, 2009 - 700 at State Capitol call for education rights and drivers' licenses for immigrants
With chants of , "Sí se puede" and "Yes we can", nearly 700 Wisconsinites filled the State Capitol on March 18, 2009 to show their support of drivers' license certificates for immigrants and in-state tuition rates for immigrant youth who graduate from Wisconsin high schools.
- February 10, 2009 - Coalition for Safe Roads calls on Governor Doyle to repeal funding for REAL ID and include Drivers' License Certificates in State Budget
Coalition for Safe Roads calls on Governor Doyle to repeal funding for REAL ID and include Drivers' License Certificates in State Budget: Delegation to deliver thousands of postcards this Friday, February 13th
- January 16, 2009 - Voces de la Frontera to Participate in National Celebration of a New Day in America, A New Hope for Immigration Reform
The election of Barack Obama has given the country renewed hope for just and humane immigration reform and worker justice. On Wednesday, 21 January, Voces de la Frontera will join grassroots community organizations across the country and in Washington, D.C. to celebrate a new America.
- October 30, 2008 - Milwaukee high-school students will hit the streets November 4th to boost voter turnout
Youth organized for final push to get out the vote
- October 29, 2008 - "Vote for Us": Hundreds of Racine students to hit streets November 4th to boost turnout
Youth organized for final push to get out the vote
- October 2, 2008 - Ashley Furniture wrong on 'No Match' letters says labor court
National Labor Relations Board hands down an important ruling against company abuse of 'No Match' letters.
- September 23, 2008 - MPS parents to protest Southside class cuts tomorrow
Southside parents will rally tomorrow to protest savage cuts to adult education classes that deliver vital English and computer training to those with limited English proficiency.
- September 4, 2008 - Interfaith prayer vigil will make public witness at ICE office
On Friday, September 5th, the New Sanctuary Movement of Voces de la Frontera will host an interfaith prayer in support of families torn apart by deportation.
- August 21, 2008 - Milwaukee immigrant rights group will send bus to protest RNC
Voces de la Frontera is supporting protests at the Republican National Convention in St Paul September 1st.
- July 28, 2008 - Immigration 'Reality Tour' visits Owen and Menomonie
Public invited to dialogue on reform
- July 17, 2008 - Group joins Iraq protest walk, links to domestic 'war on immigrants'
Immigrant rights activists in Racine and Milwaukee will be opposing both the war in Iraq and a domestic 'war on immigrants' when they join with a 450 mile peace walk
- July 10, 2008 - Students surge behind 'Democracy Summer'
Dozens of young people will be leading a voter drive this Saturday that will bring the energy of 'Democracy Summer' to the heart of Milwaukee’s southside.
- June 27, 2008 - Mexican Consulate, banking industry representatives and local community organizations call for end to scam ID sales
A coalition of groups are warning residents about a business selling useless IDs and 'International Drivers Licenses'
- June 13, 2008 - Company prosecution shows fear and confusion surrounding Federal 'No Match' crackdown
Ashley Furniture's prosecution marks the latest chapter in a conflict over proposed rules on Social Security 'No Match' letters from the Bush Administration.
- May 29, 2008 - Graduation is bittersweet for some students
Press conference will highlight barriers for those brought to U.S. as children
- May 1, 2008 - 30,000 march in Milwaukee for immigrant rights
Figure for May 1st march amongst biggest in nation.
- April 30, 2008 - May 1st mass march will press for immigration reform in 'First 100 Days'
Wisconsin immigrants rights group Voces de la Frontera is staging a statewide civil rights march May 1st with ‘First 100 Days’ as its rallying cry for immigration reform - a theme now being echoed by groups across the nation.
- April 23, 2008 - Immigrant rights activists target Dunkin' Donuts company over 'No Match' attacks
Delegations visit Dunkin' Donuts outlets over aggressive anti-immigrant policies being forced on franchises by parent company Dunkin' Brands
- March 27, 2008 - Milwaukee Residents 'Rise Up' against injustice
Hundreds unite to address city's economic crisis
- February 19, 2008 - Latino vote drive in full swing
Could make difference in tight wisconsin presidential race
- February 8, 2008 - Local Latino and African American groups unite behind immigration policy challenge at DC Summit
New campaign will build collective response to immigration, healthcare and the economy
- December 18, 2007 - Las Posadas event spotlights immigration injustices
New focus for Advent tradition - defending families against separation
- October 16, 2007 - Budget Stalemate: In-State tuition should not be held to ransom
Students will rally at State Capitol
- October 12, 2007 - 2,500 deliver giant 'No Match' letter to Downtown Social Security office
National Day of Action wants end to role of letters in unjust firings
- September 12, 2007 - Thousands say No to 'No Match' rule in Milwaukee
Rally organizers highlight threat to ALL workers
- August 7, 2007 - Whitewater Immigration Raid: One Year Later
Groups to unveil Star Packaging 'Monument'
- July 7, 2007 - Wisconsin group responds to national immigration debate with historic 10 city tour
Events to spotlight human rights issues and challenge spread of racism
- May 1, 2007 - Over 80,000 march in Milwaukee for immigration reform
State records broken for second successive year
Myths & Facts
Myth: Immigrants don't want to learn English or become Americans
Fact: Within ten years of arrival, more than three quarters of immigrants speak English well. Demand for English classes far exceeds supply. More than a third of immigrants are naturalized citizens.
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