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Unprecedented Latino Voter Participation Leads to Post-Election Rallies Calling for Federal Immigration Reform

(MILWAUKEE)— After turning out an unprecedented number of Latino voters for the 2012 elections, today Voces de la Fronterawill 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 […]

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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”.  Over 90 workers have been […]

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Rally to Mark Obama Administration Release of “Deferred Action” Relief Process for Undocumented Youth

MADISON, WI- 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.  Today marks the beginning of a new chapter & new hope in their lives. […]

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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.

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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   MILWAUKEE, WI – Joined by union members, community leaders and students from the United States Student Association (USSA), the nation’s oldest and largest student-led organization, Palermo workers and Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) will launch a national kickoff event […]

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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:

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Palermo Workers Union Files Illegal Intimidation Charges Against Palermo Villa

NLRB Delays Union Election Pending Investigation

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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

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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.

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President Obama Finally Grants Deportation Relief for DREAM Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS CONTACT:  JOE SHANSKY (414) 218-3331 President Obama Finally Grants Deportation Relief for DREAM Students Wisconsin students thank the president, vow to continue fighting broken immigration system MILWAUKEE – 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 […]

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