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Day three of the nine day march to Wisconsin's capital, demanding immigration reform from the federal government. (Photo | Joe Brusky)

Marching for immigrant workers’ rights

BY: - June 23, 2021

“When we fight for immigration reform we are fighting for democracy itself,” said Christine Nuemann-Ortiz, executive director of the immigrant-rights group Voces de la Frontera, standing outside the organization’s Waukesha office. Voces and allied organizations were three days into a nine-day march from Milwaukee to Madison. Many of the marchers are immigrant essential workers, who […]

Labor secretary’s Milwaukee tour touches jobs, families and immigration

BY: - May 27, 2021

U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh toured Milwaukee Wednesday in a sales pitch for the Biden administration’s infrastructure package, including conversations and photo ops to make the case for the legislation. Along the way, Walsh got a reminder from immigrant rights activists of the promises that President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have made […]

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Voces protests removal of immigrant-centered policies from state budget by Republicans

BY: - May 7, 2021

The Wisconsin State Capitol was closed to the public for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It only took four days after reopening for Republicans in the Legislature to draw a large group of protesters to the hallway outside the Joint Finance Committee meeting (JFC).  On Wednesday, JFC co-chairs Sen. Howard Marklein […]

Voces de la Frontera gather alongside allies in Milwaukee for a massive May Day march from the Hispanic and Latinx south-side, to the federal courthouse downtown. (Photo | Isiah Holmes)

May Day in Milwaukee

BY: - May 3, 2021

Members of Voces de la Frontera Action, Souls to the Polls, Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES), The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) and many Milwaukee  residents marched on Saturday, May 1 showing support for essential and immigrant workers. This year’s annual celebration of May Day particularly focused on the plight of essential workers, […]

Voces de la Frontera, YES!, BLOC, and other groups gather at the Milwaukee Federal Courthouse to stand in solidarity for policy reform under Biden. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Standing in solidarity for a better future

BY: - March 5, 2021

Black and brown communities in Wisconsin are standing together in solidarity with immigrants as the Biden administration continues into its first 100 days. New bonds are being forged as members of Black and Latino groups highlight their shared experiences. Angela Lang, executive director of Black Leaders Organizing Communities (BLOC) in Milwaukee, highlighted the importance of […]

Teen marcher at Milwaukee Federal Building calling for DACA protections, alongside Voces de la Frontera. (Photo by: Isiah Holmes)

Wisconsin’s immigrant workers benefit from Biden’s immigration policies

BY: - January 29, 2021

Wisconsin’s immigrant workers benefit from Biden’s immigration policies

Protest for workers health at McDonalds essential workers union strike

Report finds benefits for economy, health in universal paid sick leave

BY: - January 29, 2021

While vaccines have been slowly rolling out for COVID-19 and state lawmakers are debating whether to throw out Wisconsin’s statewide mask requirement, a new report points to another tool that could help curb the spread of the coronavirus: Money. Not just money for public health departments or money to invest in medical prevention, treatment or […]

Voters wait outside Washington High School in Milwaukee to be led in to vote. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Advocates say the recount is part of a pattern of undervaluing minority votes

BY: - November 25, 2020

As Milwaukee and Dane County head into day six of the vote recount, local officials remain confident that the election’s outcome will remain the same. Still, voters and citizens in Wisconsin’s most diverse counties express disappointment at being targeted for a recount and unsubstantiated allegations of fraud. Angelito Tenorio, a City of West Allis alderman […]

Teacher wearing a face shield in class in COVID-19

Community groups demand action to prevent virus spread, protect health and education

BY: - September 30, 2020

A group of community organizations in Milwaukee and the Milwaukee and Madison teachers’ unions called for more action from Wisconsin’s leaders to protect health and education in Wisconsin.  The coalition demanded that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) move education online in all of Wisconsin’s public and private schools, colleges and universities as the […]

Protesters, activists, and residents gather to march on the DNC in Milwaukee Wisconsin, August 20th. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Milwaukee’s DNC attracted wide array of activists and demonstrations

BY: - August 24, 2020

Although the Democratic National Convention (DNC) became a scaled down event with mostly virtual presentations, groups of protesters nevertheless made their presence and causes known. During both the day and nighttime hours, activists and organizers from a wide range of groups held marches, rallies, and demonstrations, hoping to grab the attention of the Democratic Party. […]

Protesters gather for the march on the Trump Rally in Oskhosk, August 2020 (Photo courtesy of Voces de la Frontera Action)

Trump campaign gives activists a taste of what’s at stake in the election

BY: - August 20, 2020

“We should be moving towards progress, and now it just seems that we kind of went backwards,” Idalia Cervantes, a regional organizer with Voces de la Frontera Action, a branch of the immigrant and Latinx advocacy group Voces de la Frontera, told Wisconsin Examiner. November is approaching, and the group has continued to shape and […]

Capitol rally to support Dreamers as the U.S. Supreme Court takes up cases against the Trump administration's push to end the DACA program. 11/12/19

Relief, resolve as Wisconsin DACA advocates celebrate decision and look ahead

BY: - June 19, 2020

At 8:59 Thursday morning, Daniel Gutierrez Ayala was obsessively refreshing his phone.  A minute later, the news he was looking for popped up — the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. As a recipient of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the […]