Published on September 2, 2016, by VDLFA Staff in English.

Viernes, 2 de septiembre de 2016

Contacto: Christine Neumann-Ortiz, 414-736-2835, christine@vdlf.org

 

Qué: Grupo de Voces en la marcha del Día de Trabajo en Milwaukee

Cuándo: Lunes, 5 de septiembre. Reune a 10:30am, marcha a las 11am

Dónde: Zeidler Union Square, calle Everett entre las calles 3 y 4 en el centro de Milwaukee (busque nuestros banners)

Lunes, 5 de septiembre, el Día del Trabajo, miembros de Voces de la Frontera Acción se unirán con trabajadores y sus familias de Milwaukee en el desfile anual para el Día de Trabajo. Manifestantes protestarán la agenda anti-inmigrante y anti-trabajador de Donald Trump, Ron Johnson, y el partido republicano, y exigirán a personas que votarán por Russ Feingold para senador federal y Hillary Clton para presidenta.

“Trump y Johnson son millonarios, parte de la élite corporativa que dicen que oponen, tratando de dividir a los trabajadores unos contra otros”, dijo Lauro Bonilla, miembro de Voces de la Frontera Acción y miembro sindical de los United Electrical, Radio y Machine Workers of America. “Trump está luchando fuertemente en contra de los trabajadores en su casino en Las Vegas que votaron para formar una unión. Johnson dice que apoya el plan racista de inmigración de Trump porque quiere proteger a los trabajadores nacidos en este país, pero él apoya a los acuerdos de libre comercio como el TPP y opone al salario mínimo, el derecho a organizarse en uniones, la educación pública, Medicare, Seguro Social, y la inversión en infraestructura que estimularía el crecimiento del empleo. Estos dos intentan de hacer los inmigrantes el chivo expiatorio por los fracasos de sus propias políticas favorables a las corporaciones. En mi tiempo como un trabajador de una fábrica en Milwaukee, he visto la pérdida del empleo causada por el NAFTA y las otras políticas Johnson y Trump apoyan. En el Día del Trabajo marcharemos en contra de ellos, pero cada día estamos tocando puertas, llamando a votantes y hablando con nuestros amigos y familiares para asegurar que los latinos y todas las personas de la clase obrera votan para derrotar Trump, Johnson, y los candidatos anti-trabajadores en todos niveles del gobierno.”

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

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Nayeli Rondin of Voces de la Frontera Action speaks as State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa of Milwaukee and Christine Neumann-Ortiz look on. 

 

MILWAUKE – On Thursday, Voces de la Frontera Action held a press conference with State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa of Milwaukee, the first Latina elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly, reacting to Donald Trump’s much-hyped speech on immigration.

“Trump lost the election the day he announced his candidacy with vicious bigoted insults against Latinos and support for mass deportation,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera Action. “Yesterday, Trump offered nothing new about his immigration platform, which is a shameful parade of prejudice, lies, and manipulation. Trump’s speech focused primarily on detailing how he would use executive action to implement a program of mass deportation. It is telling that Trump’s problem with our nation’s immigration policies starts with 1965, when Congress ended explicit racial immigration quotas based on white supremacy. For all his efforts to appeal to racism, Trump is no friend to white working class people. He has built his wealth on refusing to pay contractors and workers. He does not support a living wage or collective rights on the job. He criticizes trade agreements yet has businesses in China and uses visa programs that legally exploit foreign workers in the US. Trump is part of the corporate elite he claims to oppose, who have always used the politics of divide and conquer to set working people against each other. On the contrary, new immigrants help our economy and legalization would help all of us, by raising wages, tax contributions and spending.”

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Published on September 1, 2016, by VDLFA Staff in English.

jueves, 1 de septiembre de 2016

 

La noche del miércoles, Donald Trump dio un discurso muy publicitado sobre la inmigración el mismo día en que se reunió con el presidente extremadamente impopular de México, Enrique Peña Nieto. Voces de la Frontera Acción publicó la siguiente respuesta:

“Esto es un intento desesperado de engañar a los votantes a pensar que la campaña de Trump no es racista”, dijo Christine Neumann-Ortiz, directora ejecutiva de Voces de la Frontera Acción. “Pero es demasiado tarde para eso. Trump es apoyado por los supremacistas blancos. Perdió las elecciones el día que anunció su candidatura con insultos intolerantes e inolvidables contra los latinos. Trump ha insultado prácticamente a todo el mundo: a las mujeres, a personas discapacitadas, a afroamericanos, a  judíos, a musulmanes,  a sus propios empleados, y también a los prisioneros de guerra. Trump es un racista peligroso, que está llevando la política de odio con en la escena principal. Los republicanos apoyándolo, en particular Paul Ryan y Ron Johnson, deben tener vergüenza. Estamos comprometidos a derrotar a ellos también.”

“Como recipiente de DACA, la candidatura de Trump y la agenda anti-inmigrante republicana es un ataque personal en contra de mí, mi familia, y millones de familias como la nuestra,” dijo Elizabeth Pérez, de 21 años, miembra de Voces de la Frontera Acción de Milwaukee. “Y no solamente es Trump. El senador republicano Ron Johnson y Paul Ryan también bloquearon la reforma migratoria y votaron para quitar DACA y deportar a los jóvenes indocumentados como yo. Estamos organizando a nuestra comunidad para votar en números históricos para derrotar a Trump, a Johnson y a todos los republicanos anti-inmigrantes. Estamos tocando puertas, llamando a personas y asegurándonos que todos nuestros familiares y amigos con derecho a voto lo hagan. El voto latino será clave en derrotar totalmente a Trump y al Partido Republicano anti-inmigrante que él dirige.”

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Published on August 12, 2016, by VDLFA Staff in English.
Milwaukee Immigrant Youth, Supporters Interrupt Mike Pence
Community members condemn Wisconsin Republicans Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, and Senator Ron Johnson for continuing to support Trump

Daniel Gutierrez holds a banner while interrupting Mike Pence in Milwaukee on Thursday night. Photo: Voces de la Frontera Action
*Protesters are available for interviews on Thursday and Friday*
Milwaukee – On Thursday night, Milwaukee immigrant youth and supporters interrupted Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence three times as he campaigned for Donald Trump. Shouting “Stop attacking immigrant families,” and “No Trump no Pence no KKK no fascist USA!,” protesters were dragged out of the hall by security to the jeers of the angry crowd. One man shouted a homophobic slur in a protester’s face.
“Trump and Pence’s campaign is spreading hatred and division,” said Daniel Gutierrez, 17, a senior at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee and member of Voces de la Frontera Action who interrupted Pence. “When they bring their poison to our community, we have to stand up to them. The Republican campaign is based on violent rhetoric and real violence, on attacks against immigrant working families like mine, and on bigotry toward Muslims, women and the LGBT community. The whole country needs to stand up to them.”
Wisconsin Republicans including Governor Scott Walker joined Pence to campaign for Trump. “Scott Walker, Paul Ryan and Senator Ron Johnson should be ashamed of themselves for supporting this toxic campaign,” said Deby Albers, a member of Voces de la Frontera Action. “As a granddaughter of Irish immigrants who were persecuted, I am upset when I see these Republicans, who are also probably grandchildren of immigrants, inflicting the same hatred on a new generation of people.”
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Published on August 2, 2016, by VDLFA Staff in English.

endorsements english

We are excited to endorse these 4 progressives for the August 9th primaries!

Mandela, JoCasta, Congresswoman Moore and Senator Feingold will defend immigrant and working families, fight for our public schools and stand with workers in the fight for $15 and a union!

Vote August 9th! Click here for information about your polling place and how to vote.

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endorsements

¡Estamos muy contentxs de apoyar estxs 4 progresistas para la elección primaria el 9 de agosto!

Mandela, JoCasta, la Congresista Moore y el senador Feingold defenderán a familias inmigrantes y trabajadoras, lucharán por nuestras escuelas públicas y se solidarizarán con lxs trabajadorxs en la lucha por sueldos justos y dignidad en el trabajo!

¡Vote el 9 de agosto! Haga clic aquí para más información sobre su lugar de votación y cómo votar.

 
 
Published on July 15, 2016, by VDLFA Staff in English.

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Sam Singleton-Freeman, 414-469-9206, sfreeman@vdlf.org

Milwaukee Marches on the GOP Convention to Stop Trump

Community members slam Scott Walker and Paul Ryan for presiding over a convention set to choose a historically racist candidate and divisive party platform

 

Who: Voces de la Frontera Action, Youth Empowered in the Struggle, immigrant families, students, workers, community members

What: Caravan to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to march against Trump and the Republican

When: Caravan leaves Milwaukee at 11pm on Sunday, July 17th.

March in Cleveland is at 12pm noon on Monday, July 18th.

            *March participants available for interviews Thursday through Monday*

Where: Caravan Sunday night leaves from Voces de la Frontera Action (1027 S. 5th St. in Milwaukee).

March on Monday begins at the Mall at West Mall Dr. and St. Clair Ave. NE in Cleveland and follows permitted route.

 

MILWAUKEE, WI — At 11pm Sunday, July 17th, Milwaukee immigrant families will join dozens of students, workers, and community members in a caravan to Cleveland. There the group will join thousands expected in a 12pm permitted march on Monday to protest the Republican National Convention’s nomination of Donald Trump for President and the party’s platform. The march is organized by the Coalition to Stop Trump and March on the RNC.

 

“We must use our First Amendment rights to condemn the hatred expressed by Donald Trump and the Republican Party platform,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera Action. “Trump’s provocation to violence and total disregard for others’ humanity is galvanizing white supremacists and threatens our families and communities. Trump and the Republican party’s calls for the mass deportation of immigrants and their US citizen children, the banning of Muslims and closure of mosques, attacks on women’s and LGBT rights, racism toward African-Americans and disregard for the real needs of working families should lead all people of good will to organize to defeat the politics of hate and division.”

 

Many Wisconsin politicians will have a prominent role in the convention, including Governor Scott Walker and House Speaker Paul Ryan. “Paul Ryan and Scott Walker have repeatedly attacked immigrant communities, so I shouldn’t be surprised they are supporting Trump,” said José Flores, an undocumented father of 4 and member of Voces de la Frontera Action who will be in Cleveland protesting. “Scott Walker’s lawsuit blocked President Obama’s executive actions on immigration which would have kept families like mine together and brought hardworking immigrants into the legal economy. Paul Ryan has voted repeatedly to deport immigrant youth and parents. Still, as someone from Wisconsin I am ashamed that some of our state’s most visible leaders don’t have the spine to stand up to Trump, who is supported by the KKK.”

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