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Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera, Named one of USA Today’s Women of the Century

PHOTO: GARY C. KLEIN, USA TODAY NETWORK , ILLUSTRATION: USA TODAY NETWORK This week, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, co-founder and executive director of Voces de la Frontera, was named as one of USA Today’s Women of the Century. This prestigious award was bestowed to 10 influential women in Wisconsin. Her fellow awardees include Senator Tammy Baldwin, former […]

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Victory for Strauss Workers!

Photo by Jessica Schmidt. On Friday, August 14th 2020, the Voces de la Frontera Essential Workers Rights Network hosted a press conference outside the Voces de la Frontera office in Walker’s Point to publicly announce the Strauss Workers Settlement with Strass Brands, Inc. You can watch the full recorded press conference here on our Voces […]

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Sign the Petition to Demand Justice for Strauss Workers

Petition to demand justice for Strauss workers: https://p2a.co/j9hn7qi Thank you to everyone who showed up to our picket/protest at Strauss Brands, Inc. on Friday. Coverage of the protest made national news and we are hoping that this puts more pressure on Strauss to meet our demands. Photo by Joe Brusky for the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education […]

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Justice for Strauss Workers: Friday, August 7th Protest

Please RSVP to our Facebook event so we know how many people to expect. Also please feel free to invite family and friends to the Facebook event. We want as many people to show on Friday as possible! Also please sign our petition directed at Strauss, highlighting our five core demands. Signing this petition is […]

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Re: Retaliation, Prejudice, & Wrongful Termination for Social Security No-Match Letter(s) for Strauss Workers

Re: Retaliation, Prejudice, & Wrongful Termination for Social Security No-Match Letter(s) for Strauss Workers Attn: Strauss Company, Human Resources                                                    July 27, 2020 Voces de la Frontera, is a statewide member led organization that advocates for immigrant and racial justice and the rights of working people.  Since April 22, Voces filed a complaint with […]

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First Annual Gustavo Gomez Diaz Memorial Scholarship

Amount of Scholarship: One (1) $1,000 award Purpose: This is the first annual Gustavo Gomez Diaz Memorial Scholarship setup to honor Gustavo’s memory, and continue his desire for fighting for social justice. Although this is a newly established scholarship, it is the hope of Gustavo’s friends & family that his legacy live on through others […]

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Voces endorses Fire & Police Commission Directives to Chief Morales; Still Seeks His Firing

Voces de la Frontera released a statement on Monday, July 22, 2020, calling for the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (FPC) to fire Police Chief Alfonso Morales. The next day the FPC announced that they will not be firing Morales, but have internally provided a lengthy list of directives that Morales must follow at the […]

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Milwaukee Police Chief Morales Must Go

The following is a statement from Voces de la Frontera on why Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales must be fired: Voces de la Frontera stands with the Milwaukee chapter of the NAACP, Justice Wisconsin and other organizations and families affected by police brutality to call on the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (FPC) to fire Police […]

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Release the Video! Justice for Joel Acevedo Requires Release of Police Video

“Don’t say no more. Just show the videos!” Attorney Ben Crump’s demand was resoundingly echoed by the crowd gathered at the Justice for Joel Acevedo rally at the Milwaukee County Courthouse on July 13, 2020. Attorney Ben Crump (center) leads a march in downtown Milwaukee to demand justice for Joel Acevedo, murdered by a Milwaukee […]

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Put the Pressure on Briggs & Stratton and Echo Foods

Toro lawn mowers, Burger King sandwiches, groceries from Meijer’s–all use products made at Milwaukee-area plants that continue to maintain workplaces that are not COVID-safe. When a supervisor at Briggs & Stratton’s Wauwatosa, Wis., factory contracted COVID-19, the company quarantined management employees. But workers on the line weren’t, even though they too had contact with the […]

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