Voces De La Frontera continued its advocacy against President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed policies regarding immigrants and refugees. More than 1,000 Wisconsinites joined the Milwaukee-based march from cities around the state, including Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Racine, Sheboygan and Waukesha.
The demonstration drew advocates for a wide range of causes related to immigrant rights. Support for the event came from the Coalition for an Inclusive Wisconsin, a consortium of organizations representing African-Americans, Jews, Muslims, women, workers and the LGBTQ community.
Starting in Walker’s Point and continuing to the steps of the Milwaukee County Courthouse, the demonstration included a program led by Voces De La Frontera Executive Director Christine Neumann-Ortiz. Speakers included John Holevoet from the Dairy Business Association, Emmanuel Rios, pastor at Casa De Restauración in New Berlin, Fernanda Jimenez, a student at Racine Horlick High School and Jen Levy, a teacher at Mitchell Elementary in Racine.