Voces de la Frontera May Day Solidarity March
On Sunday, April 29, the immigrants rights group Voces de la Frontera will hold its annual May Day Solidarity March. In the past year, Voces led the fight against the Republicans’ gerrymandered legislative map and won a decisive victory in federal court, when a three-judge panel ordered that two Milwaukee legislative districts needed to be redrawn because they would dilute the power of Milwaukee’s Latino voters.
Voces also scored a significant victory for voting rights when its lawsuit, filed in conjunction with the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP, resulted in an injunction against the Republicans’ voter ID law, one of the most stringent laws of its kind in the nation.
But Voces de la Frontera’s work is not done. It continues to lead the fight against mass deportations that separate families and is a strong supporter of Wisconsin’s safety net, including BadgerCare and public education. Voces is also pushing for drivers’ cards for non-citizen workers as well as instate tuition for children of immigrants.
On April 29, the May Day Solidarity March will feature Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez, who is a strong supporter of sane, comprehensive federal immigration reform.
Marchers will assemble at Voces de la Frontera, at Fifth and Washington streets, at 12:30 p.m., and then march to Veterans Park. Buses are available from Marquette University and UW-Milwaukee, as well as cities throughout Wisconsin. For more information, go to www.vdlf.org.