Main Street on the Move 2010

On March 17 2010, Voces de la Frontera began a 5-city ‘Main Street on the Move’ tour that ended in Washington, D.C. for the ‘March for America’ rally and a lobby day to pressure congressional offices on job creation and immigration reform.

Along the way, the tour highlighted local labor struggles, such as in Indiana, where Whirlpool workers were fighting to prevent a plant closing that would affect 1,000 workers and their families.

You can watch some of the videos below or get more from the Main Street on the Move Blog

Alejandra Acevedo

Alejandra spoke on behalf of her brother, Omar Damian Ortega, a worker in Milwaukee Wisconsin, facing deportation because he was injured on the job and West Bend Mutual Insurance reported him to authorities to avoid paying the workers compensation claim.

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Jeff Hoffman

A laid off tool and dye maker from Harley-Davidson, Jeff spoke at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin kick-off of the Main Street on the Move for Jobs and Immigration Reform Tour.

Craig Oliver

An African American community leader from Racine, Wisconsin, supporting immigration reform as a civil rights and worker rights’ struggle.

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