Labor Union Resolution
Statewide organizational sign-on letter
Kohl to Receive Milk Cartons for Immigration ReformMay 13, 2010
Signatures on Milk Cartons Call for Immigration Reform that Protects Wisconsin's Dairy Economy and Workers
CONTACT: Cindy Breunig 608-358-0565, Evelin Rodriguez 773-543-7616
Madison - 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.
Before turning in the milk cartons, speakers will express the importance of immigrant workers to the dairy industry in Wisconsin, while voicing opposition to Arizona SB 1070 and similar proposed state bills that would institutionalize racial profiling and further drive immigrant families into the shadows. Evelin Rodriguez, a student from UW - Madison, will also address the most recent Arizona law banning Ethnic Studies in public schools that has come on the heels of SB 1070, igniting more widespread outrage and calls for boycotts of the state.
The event is being organized by members of Voces de la Frontera, students and allies as a part of the statewide Wisconsin Needs Immigration Reform campaign. Wisconsin Needs Immigration Reform is a statewide network of organizations calling for fair and humane immigration reform in 2010 that provides a pathway to citizenship for immigrant workers, students, and families who are essential to the economic and cultural fabric of our state.
What: Press Conference to deliver 200 milk cartons in support of immigration reform
Visual: Cow costumes, Students holding "Do I look Illegal?" posters and signs
Where: Sidewalk outside of Senator Kohl's Office, 14 W. Mifflin St., Suite 207
When: 10:00am, Friday May 14th, 2010
Press Conference Speakers:
- Valerie Klessig, daughter of dairy farmer and UW Madison student
- Salvador Carranza, Latinos United for Change and Advancement, LUChA
- Evelin Rodriguez, UW Madison student, member of UW - MEChA and Voces de la Frontera
- Keavy McFadden, East High School Senior and Voces de la Frontera student member
Myths & Facts
Myth: All undocumented immigrants come to the U.S. by crossing the border illegally
Fact: 40% of undocumented workers came to the U.S. on temporary visas, but then found they could not extend them.
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