On Friday, May 1st, Voces will organize its 10th annual May Day Solidarity March. We march:
- To defend administrative relief for immigrants
- For Immigration reform with a path to citizenship for all
- For the freedom to organize in the workplace
- For a living wage
- To defend our public schools
The May Day marches have been among the largest mass mobilizations in the history of Wisconsin. The immigrant rights movement won a major victory in November 2014 with President Obama’s executive action to grant protection from deportation to some 4 million undocumented parents of US citizens and lawful permanent residents (DAPA) in addition to expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for immigrant youth who came to the US at an early age. In Wisconsin, 4 out of 10 immigrants will qualify (up to 34,000 people) many of whom you know as your employees and customers. Unfortunately, anti-immigrant and anti-worker politicians across the country, including Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Senator Ron Johnson, are trying to block administrative relief and continue to separate families. We march to demand the implantation of our hard-earned victories, and we hope you will support this important effort. Dontre Hamilton’s Mother to March on May 1 We are honored to announce that Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamilton, an unarmed African-American man who was killed by Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney on April 31, 2014, will speak at the May Day Solidarity March. Since her son’s killing, Maria has channeled her grief into movement-building, co-founding the Coalition for Justice and Mothers United for Justice. Because of the Coalition for Justice’s organizing, Christopher Manney was fired. The Hamilton family continues to organize for an end to police killings and for racial and economic justice. On May 9, 2015, Mothers United for Justice will participate in a national march in Washington DC. Please join us in welcoming a fellow activist to our cause.
- Join us on Friday, May 01, 2015, at 11:00am,as we assemble at Voces (1027 S. 5th St., Milwaukee WI 53204) and then march to the Milwaukee County Courthouse.
- Give a tax deductible donation to sponsor the May Day Solidarity March support our work for the rights of workers, students, and their families.
Thank you for all you do to advance the cause. See you on May Day! Please Support May Day and Voces de la Frontera Voces’ May Day march, the largest immigrant, low wage worker and student demonstration in Wisconsin, can only happen through your financial support. Please make a generous gift today to support the march. You can send your gift to Voces de la Frontera, 1027 S. 5th St., Milwaukee, WI 53204, or give via the website: https://voces.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=2 Thank you to our May Day Sponsors (as of 04/20/15): $1000 AFT 212 AFT Wisconsin Federation La Casa de Esperanza SEIU Local 1 SEIU Wisconsin Healthcare United Steelworkers District 2 $500 AFSCME Milwaukee District Council 48 Attorney Peter Earle Professional Firefighters of WI Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) Wisconsin Federation of Nurses $200+ La Carcacha Auto Repair Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local No. 113 Milwaukee Teachers Education Association (MTEA) Sandy Pasch Wisconsin Citizen Action $100 9 to 5 Arandas Auto Body and Sales ATU 998 El Cañaveral #2 LLC Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant LLC Teamsters Local 344 United Community Center Villas Restaurant UE WESTERN REGION Wisconsin Jobs Now $50 Attorney Jason Cleereman