Latino voters in Wisconsin turned out for the November 2nd election at the same historically high levels as 2006. They were motivated by opposition to anti-immigrant politics and the threat of Arizona type laws that legalize racial profiling against Latinos, including US citizens.
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The next weeks ahead will be critical. We have politicians in Wisconsin running on a political platform that embraces the politics of hatred, racism, and xenophobia.
We are in an election year. On September 14th Wisconsin voters will go to the ballot box to choose which candidates they want for the political party of their choice. The candidates who win the most votes of their party will square off with the finalists of opposing political parties at the final, General Election […]
If the President does indeed want to re-establish the trust that Latino voters placed in him and the Democratic majority they helped elect in 2006 and 2008 then the President must address the state sponsored terror his own Administration has continued to perpetuate-indeed escalate .
Voces de la Frontera is starting a campaign to document violations of civil Rights; for example fourth amendment constitutional violations which protect all people against unreasonable searches and seizures by government agents without reasonable cause or legal authority.
We are gathered here today, as we did back in May 1 2006, to answer the call; to send a message of solidarity and humanity against the forces of hatred and bigotry.
Christine Neumann-Ortiz outlines the next steps.
Since the beginning of 2010, the spirit of the Latino community in the struggle to achieve recognition of their rights as human beings and immigration reform, drivers’ licenses, and access to higher education has been impressive.
Around 230 people attended the annual meeting of Voces de la Frontera on Saturday, December 5th in South Division high school in Milwaukee. They came from Racine, Whitewater, Madison, Kenosha, Green Bay, Lake Geneva and other parts of the state to participate in an important dialogue on the future of the pro-immigrant rights movement.
There is a window of opportunity to win legalization by 2010 if we organize forcefully over the next 3 months to ensure that immigration reform becomes a national priority to the Administration. An excellent opportunity will be November 18. On Wednesday, November 18, the national campaign, Reform Immigration for America, will sponsor a national conversation […]