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Voces Executive Director Appointed to Governor-elect Evers’ Advisory Council

Monday, December 10, 2018 | Contact: Sam Singleton-Freeman, 414-469-9206, sfreeman@vdlf.org  MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes announced their appointees to the Next Generation Workforce and Economic Development Policy Advisory Council. Among the appointees is Voces de la Frontera Executive Director Christine Neumann-Ortiz. With this appointment, we know that the interests […]

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Driver Licenses for All Template Letters

If you are a business owner, religious leader, or community leader from any other sector, please use the following templates, which can be downloaded and printed on your own letterhead, and send completed copies via mail to Governor-elect Tony Evers, your State Assembly Representative and Senator, and members of the Assembly Joint finance committee. Please […]

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Join the Driver Licenses for All Coalition

The Driver Licenses for All campaign is supported by a coalition of local businesses, community based organizations, youth groups, unions, and churches that support the restoration of access to driver’s licenses for Wisconsin residents. We are urging Governor Evers and leadership in the Wisconsin state legislature to pass legislation restoring access to driver’s licenses for […]

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On Election Day, 350+ High School Students Will Canvass to Get Out the Vote in Paul Ryan’s District

Friday, November 2nd, 2018 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Elliott Magers, elliott@vdlf.org, 317-997-3558 Sam Singleton-Freeman, sfreeman@vdlf.org, 414-469-9206           Who: Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES), the youth arm of Voces de la Frontera. 350+ students, parents, teachers and community leaders from Racine and Milwaukee-area high schools. What: Voces de la Frontera and YES’s 2018 Get […]

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BREAKING: ICE Separates Dozens of Families Across Wisconsin

Saturday, September 22, 2018   Madison, WI — On Friday and Saturday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested dozens of people in their homes and workplaces across Wisconsin, terrorizing immigrant communities from Wausau to Milwaukee. As of Saturday afternoon, organizers have confirmed that ICE arrested at least 9 people in the Madison area, and at least one person […]

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Erika Andiola: Keynote Speaker at Voces de la Frontera’s 2018 Gala!

Erika Andiola will be the keynote speaker at our gala on September 28th — click here for tickets!  A national leader in the immigrant youth movement, Erika served as the Press Secretary for Latino Outreach for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Presidential Campaign and was the Political Director of the campaign’s successor organization Our Revolution. She co-founded the Arizona Dream Act Coalition and […]

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Racine Leaders Condemn Sheriff Schmaling’s Attacks on Latinos & Immigrants

Monday, August 27th, 2018 | Contact: Sam Singleton-Freeman, 414-469-9206, sfreeman@vdlf.org  Racine, WI — On Monday, in response to ongoing protests against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests in Racine, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling released a disturbing statement defending his office’s collaboration in deportations and the separation of immigrant families through compliance with warrantless ICE detainer requests. In a move […]

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You’re invited to Voces de la Frontera’s 2018 Gala!

    Date and Time: Friday, September 28th, doors open 5:30pm Location: Harley Davidson Museum, 400 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53203 Tickets: $75 for Voces members, $100 for the general public Keynote Speaker: Erika Andiola, immigrant youth movement leader and former Press Secretary for Latino Outreach for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Presidential Campaign Reserve your seats now! Sponsorship Levels  $5,000 | […]

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More of the Same: Milwaukee Sheriff’s New ICE Collaboration Policy Still Separates Families

  Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 | Contact: Sam Singleton-Freeman, 414-469-9206, sfreeman@vdlf.org Milwaukee, WI — On Tuesday, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office announced in a letter that they will no longer be honoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests, which the Trump Administration has used to separate hundreds of Milwaukee immigrant families. Instead, Acting Sheriff Richard […]

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ICE is Threatening to Separate this Wisconsin Domestic Violence Survivor from Her Children

On Monday, July 9th, Maria Portugal’s lawyer called to tell her that if her estranged husband did not turn himself in to ICE, then ICE would detain her and separate her from her 5 children. Maria and her husband have been separated for over a year. ICE threatened María despite the fact that she has a […]

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