As the largest low-wage worker and immigrant rights organization in Wisconsin, Voces de la Frontera Action stands in solidarity with the workers who are currently under attack in Wisconsin. For 12 days now, we have joined a vast array of organizations and unions around the state in fighting off Governor Walker’s legislative attack on fundamental labor rights.
Voces de la Frontera Action and its youth arm YES! will be mobilizing 250 members to the State Capitol rally at 3:00pm this Saturday, February 26th. We have mobilized our base around the Madison protests, sending busloads of student and community members. Our youth arm, Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES!) comprised of a diverse group of African-American, white, and Latino students have been standing in solidarity with their teachers to defend their right to collectively bargain.
Our Executive Director Christine Neumann-Ortiz spoke last Saturday, February 19th, at the largest rally to date at the State Capitol, with a message of solidarity from Latino and immigrant workers. As she stated on Saturday, “Walker’s so-called budget repair bill is like the story of the Emperor who has no clothes. It has revealed for all to see, the naked truth: Wisconsin is in the frontline in a vicious class war, and we must hold the line for all our brothers and sisters in this state and in this nation.”
Also, on Saturday, February 26th at noon Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera Action will be speaking at a public teach-in in Madison, Wisconsin as part of a community labor panel on “THE POLITICS OF THE WISCONSIN LABOR STRUGGLE” with Will Jones, Associate Professor, UW-Madison Department of History, David Newby, Past President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, and Don Taylor, Assistant Professor, School for Workers. The location is at the First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Ave (2 blocks from the Capitol square, across from MATC in Madison).- - - - - - - - - - -