MADISON, WISCONSIN – On Monday, January 7th, Voces de la Frontera will hold a celebratory rally outside of Governor-elect Evers’ inauguration at the Wisconsin State Capitol, to urge legislators to pass Governor-elect Evers’ proposed budget, including driver licenses and in-state tuition for all. The rally will include a brief speaking program, which will begin at 9:30AM, and include immigrant families, farmers, religious leaders, and more. Voces de la Frontera members are expected to come from Milwaukee, Green Bay, Lake Geneva, Racine, Waukesha, and elsewhere, as well as from Madison.
“We are excited that Governor-elect Evers is including driver licenses and in-state tuition for all in his proposed budget,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera. “We are committed to engaging voters from both parties and independents across the state to support these proposals, which will only strengthen Wisconsin. We urge leaders in the legislature from both parties to support these provisions.”
“Wisconsin’s immigrant communities make significant contributions to Wisconsin’s schools, communities, and economy and deserve to be treated humanely,” said Ken Taylor, Executive Director of Kids Forward. “They help Wisconsin maintain strong, vibrant communities and can further contribute to the livelihood of our state by being allowed to obtain driver licenses. By expanding this access to Wisconsin’s immigrant communities, lawmakers can make sure that our state is a great place to work, drive, and raise a family—for everyone.”