Published on October 17, 2012, by VDLFA Staff in English.

VOCES DE LA FRONTERA ACTION
1027 S 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Tel: (414) 643-1620 Fax: (414) 643-1621

Web:www.vdlfa.org
Email: vdlf@vdlf.org

Voces de la Frontera Action is looking for dynamic individuals to assist in our voter mobilization efforts for the November 6th Presidential election.
JOB TITLE: Temporary Canvasser
HOURLY WAGE: $10, Mon.-Thurs. 3:30pm-7:30pm, Sat.-Sun. 1pm-5pm

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Able to work under varied weather conditions
2. Be able to walk for an extended period of time
3. Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work well with a variety of people.
4. Bilingual English/Spanish, verbal and written
5. Supports the Voces de la Frontera Action mission.

CONTACT/SUPERVISOR: Juan Ruiz, Community/Electoral Organizer (414) 218-7115

JOB GOAL: To work with a team of canvassers in order to cover our targeted constituent base in Milwaukee’s south side with the goal of mobilizing the Latino vote during the Presidential election, in which we promote support for candidate Barack Obama.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Gather voter data/information from constituents
2. Complete a daily report about canvass results
3. Must be on time every day and record hours worked
4. Follow directions in regards to data collection
5. Write legibly
6. Maintain confidentiality of records and personal information obtained at doors at all times
7. Must contact Juan Ruiz at least two hours in advance if not able to work on a certain day

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Position is temporary, beginning on Saturday, October 6 2012 and ending on Tuesday, November 6 2012. This is a grant funded position, specifically for electoral work.

 

Presidential Debate Round 2: Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney

Last night’s heated debate was the  second in a 3-round face-off  between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney.

The candidates spoke about their platforms on the economy, tax cuts, job creation, education, the attacks on Lybia, healthcare, women’s rights, Pell grants, and for once, immigration.

Mitt Romney was the first to speak on the immigration issue, stating that the  United States is “a nation of immigrants” and that “we welcome legal immigrants into this country.”  He went on to say that “the kids of those that came here illegally… should have a pathway to become a permanent resident of the United States and military service, for instance, is one way they would have that kind of pathway to become a permanent resident”. 

But isn’t this the same candidate who said during his party’s nominee race that he would veto the DREAM Act at first chance, and had previously stated that:

“I very firmly believe that we have to make sure that we enforce our borders, that we have an employment verification system, and that those people who have come here illegally do not get an advantage to become permanent residents, they do not get a special pathway.” – Mitt Romney 6/3/2007 Manchester, NH

Why the sudden change in position?  Is it, perhaps, because the Romney campaign is beginning to understand that the Latino voter block is a largely significant factor in deciding who wins the Presidential title on November 6?

Recent polls show that President Barack Obama leads by 66% within the Latino voter community, compared to the 31% percent that Romney has won overall across the U.S.

So the public is left to wonder: is Mitt Romney’s strategy to win the Latino vote to play musical chairs with his stances on issues like immigartion?  Does he sincerely believe that Latino voters will have forgotten his brown-face stunt on Univision by now or the fact that he has disrespected the community by joking (behind closed-doors at a private fundraiser) that if he were Latino, his chances of winning the election would be better?

We’re sorry you feel that way, Mitt, but the Latino community has spoken loud and clear:  President Barack Obama- we’ve got his back.

During his term, Obama has managed to do everything in his power and has sought cooperation from Congress to mobilize the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.

His administration passed Deferred Action, the program that allows young immigrants to stay in the United States and gives them permission to work legally.  The President stated that his immigration policy includes “streamlining the legal immigration system and making it easier and cheaper for people who are waiting in line and obeying the laws to come to the U.S.”

Obama continued to defend his stance on the issue by asserting that he seeks to help those who are harmless and useful to the nation:

“If we’re going to go after folks who are here illegally, we should do it smartly and go after folks who are criminals, gang bangers, people who are hurting the community, not after students, not after folks who are here just because they’re trying to figure out how to feed their families. And that’s what we’ve done.”– Barack Obama 10/16/12 Long Island, NY

This portion of the debate ended with Obama making the promise that he “…can deliver … to get comprehensive immigration reform done” and Romney evading further questions by switching the topic to pensions and China.

 

 

 
Published on October 16, 2012, by VDLFA Staff in English.

Voces de la Frontera Action is proud to announce a partnership with SEIU and the AFL-CIO to turn out the Latino vote in November, targeting key Wisconsin markets.

Each organization has donated $15k toward VFA’s Get-Out-The-Vote campaign

We look forward to a very fruitful collaboration with labor this fall to mobilize the progressive vote“, said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera Action.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

At our monthly membership meeting on Saturday, September 1st of 2012, Voces de la Frontera Action, Inc. and its members voted UNANIMOUSLY on the candidates we should endorse for the November 2012 elections. And the lucky ones are…

TAMMY BALDWIN for Senator of Wisconsin and BARACK OBAMA for President of the United States!!!

Keep an eye out: Volunteer opportunities to help us get out the vote coming VERY soon!

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En nuestra reunión mensual el Sábado, 1ro de Septiembre del 2012, Voces de la Frontera Acción, Inc. y sus miembros votó por UNANIMIDAD a los candidatos que vamos apollar en  las elecciones de Noviembre del 2012. Y los afortunados son …

¡Tammy Baldwin para el senado de Wisconsin y Barack Obama a la presidencia de los Estados Unidos!

Mantengase en la alerta: Oportunidades para ser voluntario para ayudarnos a mobilizar el voto vendran muy pronto!

Tammy Baldwin (WI Senator) and Barack Obama (U.S. President)

Tammy Baldwin (left/izquierda)                            Barack Obama (right/derecha)