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Latinos Vow to Continue Fighting Anti-Worker, Anti-Immigrant Governorship

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. Latinos in Wisconsin have been mobilizing against Scott Walker’s reign since before he promised to sign an Arizona-style immigration bill if it were to […]

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Voces May Day Solidarity March Draws Over 20,000 Against Arizona’s SB 1070

MILWAUKEE- 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. The Arizona SB 1070 law, whose constitutionality is in question in the US Supreme Court, has been widely criticized for promoting racial profiling and undermining public […]

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Statement on Certification Decision of Court of Appeals

Statement of Voces de la Frontera & Milwaukee Branch of NAACP 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. Wisconsin’s Photo ID law remains enjoined for the […]

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Federal Court Rules Wisconsin Redistricting Map Must Be Redrawn

Federal Court Rules Wisconsin Redistricting Map Must Be Redrawn Latino Civil Rights Upheld 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 […]

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Second Voter ID Lawsuit Prevails in Wisconsin

Statement on Ruling in League of Women Voters Photo ID Lawsuit  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 […]

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Voces/NAACP Lawsuit Halts Voter ID Law

Judge Grants Temporary Injunction Denying Requirement for Photo ID in General Election 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.  “Justice has been served,” said Voces executive director Christine Neumann-Ortiz. “This is a victory […]

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BREAKING: GOP Legislature Held Secret Meetings, Solicited Unlawful Agreements While Mapping New Voting Districts

PRESS CONTACT:  JOE SHANSKY (414) 218-3331 Voces de la Frontera attorneys discover violations of Open Meetings law, Wisconsin Constitution in efforts to hide state redistricting process 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 […]

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The ARMS Act: GOP Offers Immigrant Youth as Cheap Labor and Cannon Fodder

PRESS CONTACT: JOE SHANSKY 414-218-3331 Last week Rep. David Rivera (R-FL) introduced the ARMS Act, H.R. 3823, in the House of Representatives. The bill is a diluted version of the DREAM Act, and would allow certain undocumented youth to attain legal status through military service. The undiluted version of the DREAM Act offers youth both […]

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“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 […]

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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.  The lawsuit, which can be found here, asks the court to declare the law unconstitutional because it violates the right to vote under the Article III, Section […]

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