Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Alt-right Funded LIBRE Attempts To Root In Milwaukee's Latino Community

The LIBRE Initiative by Americans for Prosperity Foundation is funded and connected to the Koch brothers, which is considered an alt-right organization attempting to plant their seed in the Milwaukee Southside Latino community.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 25, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, some Latinos in the Milwaukee area were invited to a "Community Leaders Freedom Dinner" by Aldira Aldape, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation (APF) Outreach Director in Milwaukee. The dinner event at the Italian Community Center was co-sponsored by APF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates the LIBRE Initiative and the other sponsor was Bridge To WellBeing, according to the invite. The LIBRE Initiative by APF provided information to those attending, APF wants to provide tools for the Latino community to prosper and built economic empowerment and identifies itself as a non-partisan and non-profit grassroots organization. But, what APF doesn't want Latinos to know is that it is actually funded by the alt-right Koch brothers who oppose immigration reform amd advocate to repeal ACA (Obamacare).
In 2015, State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw) released a statement about LIBRE, "The LIBRE Initiative is an ultra-conservative organization funded by out of state billionaires Charles and David Koch that seeks to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, halt increases in the federal minimum wage, fund anti-immigrant Republican politicians, and support voter photo ID laws that aim to further disenfranchise Latino communities.
"As the representative of the largest Latino community in the great state of Wisconsin, I have been dedicated to growing the civic engagement of Latino Wisconsinites in my district and beyond. I am committed to making sure my constituents are made aware that the primary goal of this right-wing organization is to get them to vote against their best interests by voting for Republican candidates who have consistently blocked my efforts to pass pro-Latino, pro-immigrant bills like drivers cards for undocumented immigrants (AB 343) and even symbolic efforts like a bill that would honor national civil rights leader, Cesar Chavez (AB 437)." 
It seems that LIBRE is not welcome in the Latino community for its alt-right connection to the Koch brothers and their agenda to continue to disenfranchised the Hispanic community it wants to infiltrate to create division among Latinos similar to what Governor Scott Walker (R) told a major campaign supporter about divide and conquer when unions were actually targeted before ACT 10 was passed to eliminate contract bargaining for state employees.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Frank Gonzales, Mexican Fiesta Volunteer And WHSF Board Member Has Passed Away

Gonzales and his family were awarded the UMOS Family of the Year award in 2015.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 24, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Frank Gonzales passed away while accompanied by family members. Gonzales with help of his wife Nancy are best known for creating the Bruce Guadalupe Community School. Gonzales was a long time Mexican Fiesta volunteer and served in the Wiconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, which operates Fiesta. He served as vice-chair and chair in the Milwaukee County Commission of the Aging from 2012 to 2014. Also, Gonzales served as a long time volunteer at the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church festival.
Gonzales was the honorary parade marshal of the United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) Mexican Independence Day Parade in 2015.
Alderman José G. Pérez from the 12th Aldermanic District released the following statement, "Frank was a longtime advocate, resident, and family man. He served the south side for 17 years as a commissioner on the Social Development Commission, and also served on the boards of the Bruce-Guadalupe Community School and the Walker's Point Development Corp. We also remember his dedicated efforts for many years in organizing our near south side 4th of July parade."

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Rise Up Leadership Convention Convenes In Washington, D.C., Wisconsin Delegation Among 1,000 Attending

Activists from around the nation gather for Rise Up convention in D.C.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 23, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Citizen Action of Wisconsin (CAW) announced that a delegation of nearly 30 members from the state have arrived in Washington, D.C. to attend a three-day leadership conference at the Rise Up Convention sponsored by the Citizen Action's national organizing network, People's Action.
CAW has more than 800 members in Wisconsin  including a Hispanic Caucus, Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin (ACW) with Luz Sosa as the community organizer. Members of the ACW are among the delegation attending the convention in D.C.
Citizen Action of Wisconsin is an issue focused coalition of individuals and organizations committed to achieving social, economic, and environmental justice.
According to the People's Action, an estimated 1,000 grassroots organizers and progressive allies will gather at the Rise Up Convention in D.C. under a new movement to take the country back and stand against Trump's policies, which create hate and division in the nation.
People's Action released the following information, that the Rise Up convention will mark and build upon the first 100 days of resistance to the Donald Trump presidency, People's Action will be in the nation's capital, convening more than 1,000 activist leaders from around the country. The People's Action Founding Convention is where we will unveil a new political force comprised of people united against the Trump-Ryan-McConnell agenda and for a bold vision of an economy and democracy that work for everyone, not just the rich and powerful, big corporations, or purveyors of hate.

At Rise Up 2017 we will..

• Build a Long-Term Agenda that points the way to transformative change and guides our campaigns now

• Go on the offense at every level – from cities to statehouses to the halls of Congress

• Commit to stopping the attacks on people of color, immigrants, women, Muslims and LGBTQ people

• Gather with friends and allies to celebrate what we have won and the movement we are building together

Update: Monday morning Rise Up conference vídeo of speakers http://goo.gl/OLsOF5


Update: Monday afternoon Rise Up conference vídeo of speakers including U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) http://goo.gl/OLsOF5

Friday, April 21, 2017

Más De $1.3M Fue Las Pérdidas De Negocio Latinos En Wisconsin Durante Un Día Sin Latinos En Febrero

El cierre de más de 165 empresas Latinas en Milwaukee y alrededor del estado de Wisconsin el pasado 18 de Febrero arrojo al menos $1.3 millones en perdidas en un solo día para negocios Latinos. 

Por H. Nelson Goodson
Noticias de la Red Hispana EE.UU.
(Hispanic News Network U.S.A.)

21 de de abril del 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Voces de la Frontera (VDLF) ha confirmado que algunas empresas como El Rey los productos, lo que genera más de $59M en ventas de comestibles y productos decidieron cerrar de nuevo el 1ro de mayo para permitir a sus empleados a participar en la marcha del Día Sin Inmigrantes. El Cabrito restaurante en Milwaukee es otro negocio que se ha confirmado que se va a cerrar, así, de acuerdo con la página de la cuenta VDLF Facebook. VDLF no ha publicado una lista actual de los negocios latinos que se cerrarán hasta el momento, pero la lista está creciendo como lo hizo en febrero.
En febrero, más de 165 empresas latinas en el área de Milwaukee y estatal decidieron cerrar y perdieron más de $1,3 millones en ingresos en un solo día. Algunas empresas latinas que no cierran debido a mantener su negocio a flote se enfrentaron a un boicot por la propia comunidad a la que sirven.
Muchos propietarios de negocios latinos voluntariamente cerraron y tomaron una enorme pérdida de negocio por un día para apoyar el movimiento de VDLF para promover el cambio en la reforma de inmigración y otros asuntos que afectan a la comunidad latina inmigrante indocumentada. Mientras que otras empresas latinas no se quedaron con una opción, pero para cerrar o se enfrentan a un boicot por parte de la comunidad de apoyo a VDLF, de acuerdo con algunos propietarios de negocios.
Parece que en los últimos 11 años, las empresas latinas han perdido más de $14.5M en los ingresos estimados durante el día sin latinos y que no afecta la base económica cual dona fondos para campañas que apoyan a los políticos estatales y federales legisladores republicanos que son re-elegido o elegida/o con la agenda para oprimir a la población latina en Wisconsin hoy.
VDLF incluso ha creado un comité dueño del negocio denominado "Negocios en La Lucha" y los propietarios de negocios en el comité han decidido una vez más para cerrar sus negocios en esta ocasión. Al cerrar su negocio por un día en realidad les más efectos a los mismos con pérdidas de negocio y no a quienes están tratando de luchar contra ellos, que son las grandes corporaciones, los fabricantes y las tiendas comerciales como Walmart, Menards, Pepsi, productos Coors y la lista sigue que realmente ayuda el GOP (legisladores republicanos extremos) hoy y Trump.
Algunos podrían argumentar que las empresas latinas que deciden a cerrar durante el día sin inmigrantes en realidad toman la pérdida de negocio, mientras que las empresas que siguen apoyando a los republicanos siguen con éxito para oprimir. Latinos deben de gastar su dinero en tiendas y negocios latinos dónde los apoyan y les dan la bienvenida y no en empresas racistas donde usan el dinero del latino para apoyar los legisladores Republicanos para oprimir el mismo consumidor latino.
Los negocios latinos deben permanecer abiertos para generar el empoderamiento económico de reinvertir en la comunidad para oponerse y apoyar la lucha contra cualquier intento de oprimir al crecimiento de la comunidad latina, que los latinos y los negocios latinos son también los principales contribuyentes de impuestos y los consumidores en el estado de Wisconsin.
Los latinos aún no han captado la idea de que tienen una potenciación económica y si pueden aprender a manejar su poder económico, la reforma migratoria eventualmente se llevará a cabo. Los latinos deben gastar sus dólares en los negocios latinos y empresas que los apoyan y no deben gastar su dinero en lugares donde no son bienvenidos o sí apoyan el GOP y Trump.
VDLF volverá a dirigir una marcha de la comunidad desde la calle sur de la 5 y oeste de la calle Washington hasta la Corte del Condado de Milwaukee el lunes, 1ro de mayo de a partir del mediodía.

VDLF hasta en momento no ha criticado abiertamente a las organizaciones basadas en la comunidad latina y sin fines de lucro para que apoyen y cierren como lo hace con los negocios latinos.

Nota del editor:

Hispanic News Network U.S.A se  ha dado cuenta que las siguientes organizaciones latinas de base comunitaria y grupos sin fines de lucro no van a cerrar el 1ro de mayo en apoyo de la marcha del inmigrante patrocinada por Voces de la Frontera y ninguna de las organizaciones mencionadas han enviado un aviso de que van a cerrar para permitir sus empleados asistir a la marcha con los inmigrantes.

• La Causa, Inc.

• United Migrant Opportunity Services, Inc.

• La Casa de Esperanza in Waukesha

• The Spanish Center

• United Community Center

• The Roberto Hernández Center U.W. -Milwaukee

• Southside Organizing Committee

• Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

• Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

• Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation/Mexican Fiesta


(Traducción por el periódico El Mañanero)




Wisconsin Latino Businesses Faced Nearly $1.3M In Estimated Loss During "Día Sin Latinos" In February

In February, more than 165 Milwaukee and statewide Latino business owners decided to close during a Day without Latinos, Immigrants and Refugees, which resulted in more than $1.3M in business loss just in one day.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 21, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Voces de la Frontera (VDLF) has confirmed that some businesses including El Rey Products, which generates more than $59M in grocery and product sales decided to close again for the May 1st Immigrant march to allow its employees to participate in the march. The local El Cabrito Restaurant is another business that has confirmed that it will close as well, according to the VDLF Facebook page account. VDLF hasn't released a current list of Latino businesses that will be closing so far, but the list is growing as it did in February.
In February, more than 165 Latino businesses in the Milwaukee and statewide area decided to close and lost more than $1.3M in revenue just in one day. Some Latino businesses who did not close due to keeping their business afloat were facing a boycott by the very community they served.
Many Latino business owners voluntarily close and take a huge loss of business for one day to support the VDLF movement to promote change in immigration reform and other issues affecting the Latino undocumented immigrant community. While other Latino businesses are not left with an option, but to close or face a boycott by the community supporting VDLF, according to some business owners.
It seems that in the last 11 years, Latino businesses have lost more than $14.5M in estimated revenue during the one Day without Latinos, which doesn't effect the very economic base that supports and finance political GOP state and federal legislators that are re-elected or elected with the agenda to oppress the Latino population in Wisconsin today.
VDLF has even created a business owner committee called "Negocios en La Lucha" and the business owners in the committee have decided once again to close their businesses this time around. By closing their business for one day actually effects them more in business loss than those they are trying to fight against, which is the big corporations, manufacturers and shopping stores like Walmart, Menard's, Pepsi, Coors products and the list goes on that actually support the GOP (extreme Republican legislators) today and Trump.
Some might argue that the Latino businesses who decide to close for the one Day without Immigrants actually take a hit in business loss while the businesses that continue to support the GOP welcome Latinos to spend their money at their stores so, it can be use to support those legislators working to oppress the very same Latino consumer.
Latino businesses should remain open for business to generate economic empowerment to reinvest back into the community to oppose and support the fight against any attempt to oppress the Latino community growth, which Latinos and Latino businesses are also major tax contributors and consumers in the state of Wisconsin.
Latinos have not yet grasp the idea that they have an economic empowerment and if they can learn how to manage their economic spending power, immigration reform will eventually take place. Latinos need to spend their hard eatned dollars at Latino businesses and businesses that support and welcomes them and shouldn't spend their money at places thay they are not welcome or do support the GOP and Trump.
VDLF will once again lead a community march from S. 5th St. and W. Washington St. to the Milwaukee County Courthouse on Monday, May 1st starting at noon.
VDLF has not openly advocated for Latino community based organizations and non-profits to close as Latino businesses.

Editors note:

Hispanic News Network U.S.A. has learned that the following Latino Community Based Organizations and non-profit groups will not close on May 1st in support of the Voces de la Frontera immigrant march and none have send out a notice that they will close to allow their employees to march with immigrants.

• La Causa, Inc.

• United Migrant Opportunity Services, Inc.

• La Casa de Esperanza in Waukesha

• The Spanish Center

• United Community Center

• The Roberto Hernández Center U.W. -Milwaukee

• Southside Organizing Committee

• Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

• Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

• Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation/Mexican Fiesta




Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Todos Somos Perú Fundraising Event In Milwaukee Draws Outpoor Of Community Support

Perú relief fund efforts draws outpour by local business owners and Latino community.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 19, 2017

Milwauke, WI - On Wednesday, Luz Sosa, the community organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin spoke about climate change during a joined press conference with 350.Org, an environmental group and the effects that contributed to the recent heavy rains that caused floods and mudslides in Perú. Sosa also says that business owners from the ACW Latino Caucus, which is part of the Citizen Action of Wisconsin have been so generous by donating food and other items to raffle at the "Todos Somos Perú" event. Sosa and members of the ACW have been working tirelessly to generate funds to provide relief aid for areas devastated by the abnormal El Niño downpours of rain causing floods in Perú.
An estimated 70,000 people have lost their homes and more than 70 deaths have been reported in Perú as a result of El Niño devastation in remote areas.
A fundraising event for Perú will take place at the Wherehouse Club, 818 S. Water St. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from noon to 8:00 p.m.

Full video of press conference at: https://youtu.be/tbq5yAGJ2KY


For information about contributing donations, getting tickets and contact person for the Todos Somos Perú event: http://bit.ly/2nt3bAK


Saturday, April 15, 2017

California Governor Jerry Brown Pardons Deported Veteran Hector Barajas

Barajas, a deported veteran who established the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana has been pardon by California Governor Jerry Brown.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 15, 2017

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico - On Saturday, deported veteran Hector Barajas who established the Deported Veteran Support House (DVSH) in Tijuana announced that California Governor Jerry Brown (D) has pardon him clearing any obstacle from becoming a U.S. Citizen and returning to the U.S. Also pardoned by Governor Brown were deported Veterans Erasmo Apodada Mendizabal and Marco Chavez.
Barajas is awaiting the decision by the U.S. Immigration Services on their decision to allow Barajas to become a citizen and with the latest pardon development, Barajas is on his way to becoming a U.S. Citizen.
Barajas, is the Director and Founder of the DVSH-Tijuana inBaja California, Mexico. Barajas had also previously announced the upcoming opening of a second Deported Veterans Support House in Juarez (DVSH-Juarez) in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. The inaugural opening of the DVSH-Juarez will be held on April 22, 2017, where Barajas will be present from noon to 5:00 p.m. to kick-off a new bunker chapter along with Jose Francisco Lopez, who will be the director of the DVSH-Juarez for the purpose to help organized local deported Veterans, to establish a working relationship between deported Veterans, activists and Veterans service providers from the U.S. Veterans Administration to provide information or assistance on how to apply for VA benefits and medical assistance in El Paso, Texas and surrounding area, according to Barajas.
The DVSH-Juarez location will be at Valle del ARNO 3116, FRACC Plaza del Sol, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Cp 32610. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

7 Latino Media Outlets Co-sponsor "United For Perú" In Milwaukee

Six Latino news media outlets from Milwaukee and one news media outlet from Waukegan have come together to promote and co-sponsor "Somos Todos Perú" a United for Perú fundraising event.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 12, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - For the first time, seven Latino news media outlets have joined to promote and co-sponsor "Somos Todos Perú" a fundraising event for Perú. Perú suffered a flood disaster due rain and climate change effects. Six of the Latino news media outlets from Milwaukee are El Conquistador Newspaper, El Mañanero Newpaper, The Spanish Journal Newspaper, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) an Internet news Blog, also La Caliente 97.9 FM Radio and Azteca Wisconsin TV 38, and from Waukegan, Illinois, Radio Latina 5.0/1500 AM Radio. It would be the first time ever that six Latino news media outlets from Wisconsin and a news media outlet from Illinois have joined as a coalition of co-sponsors in a humanitarian act to aid Perú.
Luz Sosa, a community organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin is the lead organizing sponsor for "United for Perú" including the following sponsors which includes local Milwaukee Latino businesses and Lambda Alpha Uplison Fraternity.
The fundraising even for Perú will take place on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Wherehouse Night Club, 818 S. Water Street in Milwaukee from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the donation for ticket is $15.00. Link for more info and tickets at: http://bit.ly/2nt3bAK
According to the organizers, kids enter FREE!!! The Perú fundraising event will showcase multiple dance shows, 4 DJ's, food by purchase, raffles and more.

7 Medios Noticieros Latinos Apoyan "Unidos Para El Perú" En Milwaukee

Noticia del momento.

Por H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

12 de abril del 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Por primera vez se une una coalición de siete medios de noticias en Español (Latinos) en apoyo de "Unidos por el Perú" en el esfuerzo de recaudar fondos para los damnificados de Perú. El evento para el Perú se llevará acabo en domingo 30 de abril del 2017 en el Wherehouse Club localizado en 818 Sur de calle Water en Milwaukee comenzando a las 12 del medio día hasta las 8 de la noche.
Perú sufrió un desastre de inundaciones y deslizamientos de tierra por causa de lluvias y efectos de cambio climático.
Seis de los medios de noticias en Español son de la ciudad de Milwaukee, periódico El Conquistador, periódico El Mañanero, periódico The Spanish Journal, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) un Blog de noticias en la red (Internet), también La Caliente 97.9 FM Radio y Wisconsin Azteca TV 38, y de Waukegan, Illinois, Radio Latina 5.0/1500 AM Radio.
Luz Sosa, la organizadora principal de Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin (ACW) confirma que la ACW es la principal organización cual esta patrocinando "Unidos por el Perú" cual incluye otros patrocinadores como negocios Latinos en Milwaukee y Lambda Alpha Uplison Fraternity.
De acuerdo por parte de los organizadores del evento, los niños entran gratis, habrá presentaciones por grupos de baile, se presentaran 4 DJ's, habrá comida de venta, rifas y mucho más.

Para más información y como conseguir su boleto de $15.00 al evento de Unidos por el Perú visite el link: http://bit.ly/2nt3bAK

Monday, April 10, 2017

Frank Lee Jude Jr. Trashed Milwaukee Northside Gas Station

Jude Jr. apparently got mad and trashed a gas station.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 10, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, Frank Lee Jude Jr., 38, became agitated and trashed the inside of a gas station at N. Teutonia Ave. and W. Atkinson Ave. causing hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise damage. A video posted by Raymond Willis on Facebook caught Jude in action as he trashed the gas station and ran around throwing merchandise.
Jude Jr. was arrested by police and booked in the Milwaukee County jail pending multiple charges and bail was set at $1,150, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.
In 2016, Jude Jr. was taken into custody near the 2000 block of W. Lincoln Ave. by police after resisting arrest and suspicion of possession of drugs (cocaine) including violation of probation. Charges against Jude Jr. were later dropped.
In May 2015, Jude Jr. was convicted on two misdemeanor counts for violating a domestic abuse injunction.
He was arrested in 2015 by Wauwatosa police for domestic abuse and resisting arrest after he allegedly struck his girlfriend. He was later released from jail after time served in that case. At the time, Jude Jr. didn't have enough money to bail himself out.
In 2012, Jude Jr. who was beaten by 15 off-duty Milwaukee police officers at a party in 2004 was awarded a settlement of $2 million dollars by the Milwaukee Common Council as a result of a civil lawsuit.
In 2008, Jude Jr. was convicted in Winnebago County for two misdemeanor counts for battery and disorderly conduct.

Video: Frank Lee Jude Jr. trashing the inside of a gas station in Milwaukee's Northside: https://youtu.be/o1DCW5RSn0o

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Duckworth, Lang, Neumann-Ortiz And Sosa Empowering Their Communities For Political And Social Justice In Milwaukee

Women behind the grassroots organizing for political and social justice empowerment in their communities in Milwaukee

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 9, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, Milwaukee area grassroot leaders gathered at Turner Hall to discussed organizing efforts, immigration movement, health care, reaching out to the community at large to get involved in electing their own public officials to influence change within their neighborhoods.
The grassroots leaders from the  Latino and Afro-American community and non-profit organizations are;

• Angela Lang, For Our Future

• Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Voces de la Frontera

• Norma Duckworth, Open Door Community Center of Jesus Christ Inc.

• Luz Sosa, community organizer  from Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin.



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Shots Fired, Vehicle Pursuit And Crash Reported In Milwaukee's Southside

Police investigating shots fired and crash in the Southside of Milwaukee.

B6 H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 8, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On late Friday, police responded to shots fire around 11:06 p.m. at the 1300 block of W. Hayes Ave. and when police arrived they discovered that a vehicle had crashed into a parked vehicle. Apparently, the suspects fled the scene and police searched for spent cartridges in the area.
Police around 11:10 p.m. responded to a pursuit called that began at S. 63rd St. and West Oklahoma Ave. and continued East through the intersection at S. Clement Ave., S. Kinnikinnick Ave. and E. Russell Ave. in Bay View.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

ArtWorks Luncheon Raised $3.2K For UMOS Mural

UMOS Mural unveiling set for May 20th in Milwaukee's Southside.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 6, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, a luncheon sponsored by ArtWorks for Milwaukee managed to raise $3,200 for the UMOS Mural 50th Anniversary that depicts multiple themes since 1965 leading up to the civil rights, migrant rights and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chapman Hall takeover by 500 Latino educational activists to the creation of the Milwaukee Public Schools Bilingual program in the State of Wisconsin. The ArtWorks luncheon was hosted by the United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) on S. Chase Ave.
The unveiling of the 90 foot long by 10 foot high UMOS Mural is set for May 20, 2017 at 2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in front of the Butters-Fetting Company located at S. Mitchell Street, S. 1st and S. Kinnickinnic Ave.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tony Baez, Larry Miller And Paula Phillips Elected To Milwaukee Public School Board

Milwaukee Southside voters elected Dr. Tony Baez to the Milwaukee School Board in the 6th District making him the first Hispanic man to become a Board member.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 5, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Dr. Tony Baez was elected to the Milwaukee School Board and thanked his campaign staff including Carmen Cabrera, Sylvia Ortiz Velez, Luz Sosa, Virginio Miranda, Oscar Brenes, Milwaukee County Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic, Pablo Baez, Maria Olaiz de Jenkins, Ernesto Ramirez, Adrian Chan, Justin Bielinski, Ivelis Perez, Cesar Cerna, Brandon Savage, Kyle Kummers and others who worked tirelessly to get Baez elected. The Baez campaign celebrated their success at Los Tres Hermanos Restaurant in Milwaukee's Southside.
Baez released the following statement, "The Wisconsin Working Families Party saw that a District Six victory could be key to creating a pro-public school majority on the school board as well as having a dedicated voice for Latino students. They recruited me to run, supporting me throughout the election progress. I’m proud to work with Working Families because we share a vision and a drive to support and deliver a quality education to all of the students in our diverse city,” said Dr. Tony Baez, the newly elected District Six member of the board. “Thanks to Working Families’ campaign support and community organizing, we’ve turned the tide in Milwaukee against privatization and charter schools."
Citizen Action of Wisconsin released a statement on their Facebook page that cooperative organizing members from the Acción de Ciudadana de Wisconsin (ACW) "volunteered over the last 6 weekends to help elect our member Tony Baez to the Milwaukee School Board." Luz Sosa is the community organizer for ACW.
Sosa says that the successful campaign to elect Baez to the MPS Board is attributed to volunteers and members of ACW to knock at more than 5,000 doors, made more than 1,000 calls to registered voters and had 250 shifts of volunteers during the campaign in the Milwaukee Southside Latino community MPS Board district 6.
Dr. Baez became the first Hispanic man to get elected as a Board member in District 6. Baez in the 1970's was one of the original designers who created the bilingual program in the Milwaukee Public Schools. In those days, Texas migrant workers sons and daughters including Mexican nationals and Puerto Ricans who arrived in Milwaukee and registered in MPS were looked upon students with a disability simply because they only spoke Spanish and were assigned to special education classes. The bilingual program managed to teach both Spanish and English to help students succeed in MPS.
Dr. Baez's 40-year experience in education and being one of the foremost bilingual program creators for MPS showed that his credentials as a former Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Provost at the Milwaukee Area Technical College and a progressive social consultant on education will make a difference at MPS. 
Other elected MPS Board members are Larry Miller (Dist. 5) who was re-elected, Paula Phillips (Dist. 7) and Annie Woodward (Dist. 4).
In other elections, Tony Evers running for Superintendent of Public Instruction easily won re-election for a third term. 
Kashoua "Kristy" Yang was elected to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 47 and Valarie Hill was re-elected to the Milwaukee Municipal Judge Branch 1. Yang became the first Hmong-American woman to be elected as Circuit Court judge in the State of Wisconsin and the second nationally.
The proposed Wheel Tax referendum in Milwaukee County to increase the vehicle registration for vehicles by $60 failed to passed.
Other elections in Dodge County, Raymond Caballero was elected as Fox Lake Clerk/Treasurer. Steven L. Gonzales became the elected Neosho Village President.
In Walworth County, Natalie Alvarez was elected as a Bloomfield Village Trustee.
In school district elections, Joy Corona was elected to an open seat for the Silver Lake/Salem Joint school district 1. In Shorewood, Pablo Muirhead was elected to the Shorewood School district 2.


Video of supporters and campaign staff for Dr. Tony Baez http://goo.gl/xbnFTm



Saturday, April 1, 2017

Milwaukee Latino Community Celebrated César E. Chavez's 90th Birthday

City Hall and the Farm Project/S. César E. Chavez hosted the César E. Chavez's Birthday celebration.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 1, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Latinos and public elected officials celebrated the 90th Birthday of the late United Farm Workers Union leader César E. Chavez at the Milwaukee City Hall rotunda and at the Super Mercado El Rey at the 900 block of S. César E. Chavez Drive. A life-size bronze statue of Chavez was unveiled last year and this year, a name plaque will be placed by the statue.
A reception was hosted by Ernesto and Olivia Villarreal, the owners of the popular El Rey. 
The Chavez statue at the El Rey property in Milwaukee's Southside is the eight location in the nation to have a life-size statue of the late UFW leader.