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Voces’ Maldonado shares stage with Elizabeth Warren on making elections work

There’s a “big informational gap” which makes it harder for Latinx to vote, said Voces’ Statewide Political Director Fabi Maldonado during a Wednesday, May 27 virtual town hall on “Safe Voting.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren was the headline panelist in the discussion hosted by Indivisible.org. The focus was demanding voting by mail along with more and […]

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Fresh from referendum win, YES student members tell Milwaukee School Board how to use the funds

Voces’ student members didn’t stop their work even after telephoning 18,144 people in support of the recent successful referendum to raise funds for Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). They followed up on the April 7, 2020, election victory by addressing the Milwaukee School Board on May 19, laying out a serious plan on how MPS should […]

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Voces Joins National Immigrants’ Rights Leaders and Meatpacking Workers to Address Worker Safety Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2020 Voces Joins National Immigrants’ Rights Leaders and Meatpacking Workers to Address Worker Safety Amidst COVID-19 Crisis WASHINGTON, DC —  In meatpacking plants across the country, immigrants and people of color are facing disproportionate COVID-19 infection rates as plants are increasingly confirmed hotspots for COVID-19. As essential workers who are […]

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COVID-19 in the workplace: “When one worker gets it, so does the family”

Six food-processing workers from Green Bay told their harrowing COVID-19 stories Thursday in a press conference organized by Voces de la Frontera. A typical story was told by Filiberto Reyes Martinez, who worked at American Foods until April 22, when he was fired for challenging managers about unsafe working conditions. Voces, Wisconsin’s largest immigration rights […]

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Documents relating to Voces and workplace safety

For documents involving Voces, OSHA and firms with COVID-19 workplace safety issues, please click tab at the top labelled “Covid-19 in the workplace.”

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Voces de la Frontera will host virtual celebration Friday, May 1

Ever since 2006 Voces de la Frontera has led a massive march and celebration on May 1, the international Day for Workers. We’ve focused on the critical role of Latinx in Wisconsin’s economy, but tens of thousands of people of all kinds have participated each year. COVID-19 got in the way this year. We’ll still […]

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Green Bay meatpacker Voces identified 2 weeks ago as health hazard is closed, not until 189 workers caught COVID-19

Two weeks ago, Voces de la Frontera blew the whistle on COVID-19 problems at JBS Packerland, a Green Bay meatpacker. Finally, after at least 189 cases among workers have surfaced, the plant has been shut down. JBS and at least one other Green Bay firm Voces identified, American Foods, are the main reason Wisconsin has […]

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COVID-19 cases explode at 2 meatpacking firms Voces challenged a week ago

There are now at least 147 coronavirus cases at JBS Packerland meatpacker in Green Bay, the Green Bay Press Gazette and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday afternoon. That’s one of the companies Voces complained about to the Governor, legislative leaders, and OSHA about a week ago. The other meatpacking company, American Foods, has at least […]

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Participants in press conference April 20, 2020

Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera Raquel Sanchez Alvarado, worker at American Dora Flores, daughter of worker at JBS Packerland Jake Bailey, United Farm & Commercial Workers Local 1473 Ramon Argandona, Service Employees International Union

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Voces and allies’ lawsuit enabled 114,000 absentee votes to count

As a result of the federal lawsuit filed by Voces de la Frontera and five allied organizations, 113,906 absentee ballots that arrived after Election Day were counted and contributed heavily to the successful election results. Our six nonpartisan voter advocacy organizations came together in March to file the only lawsuit that asked for the election to […]

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