Important Campaign UpdatesAfter a full and fruitful summer, the fall
is a time for getting ourselves more organized in WISDOM, to do even
bigger things. I want to call your attention to ...
Posted Sep 8, 2016, 8:24 AM by Sophia Webmaster
Still Thirsting For JusticeOn Thursday, August 11, more than 250
people crowded into St. Francis Catholic Church in Milwaukee for the
"Thirsting for Justice" event. No one complained about the heat and
Posted Aug 17, 2016, 2:33 PM by Sophia Webmaster
Thirsting for Justice!You are invited to an important event: Thirsting for Justice
Thursday, August 116:00 to 8:00 pm
St. Francis Catholic Church, 1928 N. 4th St., Milwaukee, WI
Posted Aug 3, 2016, 12:13 PM by Sophia Webmaster
Save the Date: Thursday, August 11Thirsting for Justice
A Public Forum on Issues Related to Criminal JusticeThursday, August 11th6pm-8pmSt. Francis Catholic Church, 1927 N. 4th St. Milwaukee
Free and open to ...
Posted Jul 20, 2016, 3:21 PM by Sophia Webmaster
At least 30,000 people
were at attendance. That cold Wisconsin winter was filled with energy, optimism,
culture and brotherhood. Local Mexican restaurants were handing out food
and drinks, I also had the opportunity to observe and record a
wonderful group of young kids performing an Aztec traditional dance.
On February 18th, 2016
many organizations gathered in Madison our state capitol to protest
anti-immigrant bills. Bill ab450 on the assembly had passed and was
headed to the senate as bill sb369. The other bill sb533 had passed both
assembly and the senate and into the governor’s desk for signature.
Because of the
controversy of this legislation and the fear it created among the immigrant
community, it created an opportunity to find out what exactly the Immigrant
community has to offer this wonderful state of Wisconsin.
On that day the majority
of Latino Immigrants had the spot light on them.The media coverage was vast and many
employers and consumers really missed our brothers and sisters at their place
of employment.Restaurants were short
staffed, some factories closed out their production lines completely and dairy
farms were operating on a skeleton staff just to name a few.It was certainly an eye opening experience to
many Wisconsin employers.
The immigrant community
is a vital part of our economy.The
dairy industry is extremely dependent on the immigrant workforce.It is estimated that 80% of the workforce is
immigrant labor and a 40.3 Billion dollars per year industry.
By creating legislation
that makes Wisconsin a hostile environment to our immigrant community we are at
jeopardy of losing this wonderful workforce we have come to take for granted.Prime examples of legislation that created
the immigrant community to flee happened in Arizona, Georgia and Alabama.These states have suffered tremendous economic
On March 15th
2016 the senate had the last session for the year.The big test for the immigrant community of
Wisconsin was about to take place.Would
bill ab450/sb369 be introduced for a vote? Will it pass?Will all the hard work and the incredible
display of solidarity be in vain?The
answer to all is NO.The bill was not
introduced and therefore it died in the senate.This was a huge victory to the immigrant community.Many will be able to have a good night sleep,
cancel the possibility of moving to more “friendly” state and continue with
life’s goals and dreams.