Voces de la Frontera Hypocrisy: VDLF Endorsed Aldermanic Candidate Getting Chris Abele’s Leadership MKE Campaign Advertising

Voces de la Frontera Action is being criticized for their hypocrisy for endorsing a candidate in the 13th Aldermanic District who is receiving Abele’s Leardership MKE campaign advertising, when in 2018, Voces campaigned against another candidate for county supervisor that was receiving unsolicited advertising from the Leadership MKE.

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

July 16, 2019

Milwaukee, WI – It seems that Voces de la Frontera Action (VDLF4) 501c(4) is operating on double standards. In 2018, VDLF4 campaigned against Milwaukee County Supervisor candidate Sylvia Ortiz-Velez in the 12th District for getting unsolicited campaign advertising from Leadership MKE, a PAC associated with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. Ortiz-Velez was elected to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. Today, VDLF4 endorsed Patricia Torres Najera, who is a candidate for Alderwoman in the 13th District in the City of Milwaukee. Leadership MKE has spent more than $24K of unsolicited campaign advertising to elect Najera and VDLF4 is very aware of Abele’s influence in the special election on Tuesday, July 16. So why did VDLF4 opposed Ortiz-Velez for getting unsolicited Leadership MKE campaign advertising and today endorsed Najera, despite getting unsolicited Leadership MKE campaign advertising? It’s obvious, VDLF4 is controlled by White liberals who pick their own candidates that they can manipulate for their own special interests and not the Latino community’s interests.
Najera has been the Chair of the City Plan Commission for a decade and was instrumental in passing the Near Southside Comprehensive Development Area Plan in 2009 that has led to gentrification and the displacing of Hispanics in the Southside predominantly Latino community in the 12th and 8th Aldermanic Districts. Najera is credited for helping to bring development in the district where Latinos reside igniting Hispanic flight to surrounding suburbs due to an increase of development attracting the middle class White population to the area and renting expensive lofts.
Also Najera attended Chris Abele’s re-election kick-off campaign for County Executive in Milwaukee.

Update: WI: Special Election results by Election Commission for City of Milwaukee 13th Aldermanic District for Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

Source: Hispanic News Network U.S.A.


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Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham In Illinois Facing Criminal Investigation For Sexual Assault And Harassment

Victim filed a sexual assault complaint with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Illinois State Police because the Waukegan Police Department wouldn’t take it when she approached an officer on duty twice at the front desk, according to the victim.

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

July 16. 2019

Waukegan, Illinois- On Tuesday, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office in Illinois confirmed that they had received a sexual assault complaint and forwarded it to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and the Illinois State Police to investigate the complaint filed by Margaret Carrasco, a well known local community activist and immigrant rights advocate alleging that she was sexually assaulted by Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham on Saturday, July 13, 2019, as she was leaving the City of Waukegan Scoop event. According to the sexual assault complaint, Carrasco claims, as she was driving away from the Scoop event with her husband, Tomas, who was the passenger in her vehicle, that Mayor Cunningham ran in front of her vehicle and she had to stop in order to avoid hitting him. Cunningham apparently then went to the driver’s side window and began to talk to Carrasco about the success of the event and called for a nearby photographer to take a photo of both of them. Cunningham reached inside the vehicle to grab Carrasco in order to force her to get close to him and then said, “I gotta kiss you”, while her husband looked on.
“Cunningham called Kenneth Smith over again saying, “You gotta get this shot – I need this shot”. Cunningham gave me a quick kiss on the cheek and then I speeded off in my car”…Mayor Sam Cunningham publicly sexual harrassed me and assaulted me by his unwanted touching, kissing and grabbing me…He thinks just because he is Mayor, he can forcibly touch, kiss and grab any female,” according to Carrasco’s complaint.
Carrasco says that she went to the Waukegan Police Department to file a complaint twice and the officer at the front desk just walked away and never returned. Carrasco was left with no choice, but to sent and file her complaint with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office via e-mail and Cc, Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles who later accepted the complaint via e-mail and filed it.
Carrasco had recently requested publicly for Mayor Cunningham to make it public where he stood on Trump’s mass ICE raids and if he would prohibit local police from assisting ICE in Waukegan, just like the Mayor of Chicago prohibited police to assist ICE in local raids. Cunningham never responded to Carrasco.
Carrasco did learned and exposed that the Waukegan Police Department (WPD) had assigned Officer Monty Hall to assist the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in detaining and processing undocumented residents under a fedral grant funding (loop hole), which according to the ICE website, there are no State of Illinois law enforcement agencies or county sheriff departments in partnership with ICE under the profiling and discriminatory 287(g) Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) ICE program, which allows certain trained police officers and sheriff deputies under ICE supervision to enforce federal immigration laws.
Officer Hall later resigned after it became public that the WPD had an officer assisting ICE in detaining undocumented residents. So far, the WPD hasn’t replaced Hall with another officer to assist ICE and the WPD hasn’t released any information to residents, which federal funding authorized an officer to assist ICE.
By police and sheriff departments having a 287(g) partnership with ICE, it creates a public safety issue in communities simply because undocumented residents won’t report crimes or become witnesses of a crime for fear of being detained and deported.

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LULAC Delegates Picked Puerto Rico For Their 2022 LULAC National Convention And Expo

The 2022 LULAC National Convention will be held in Puerto Rico.

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

July 13, 2019

Milwaukee, WI – On Saturday, at least 75% of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) delegates at the 2019 LULAC National Convention and Expo at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee voted in favor to hold their 2022 LULAC National Convention in Puerto Rico (PR). The LULAC Council from PR busted in celebration after learning that PR will the destination for the 2022 LULAC Convention.
On Thursday, the PR LULAC Council held a Discover Puerto Rico pachanga (Fiesta) at the Hilton Hotel Crystal Ballroom to promote PR for the 2022 National Convention.
Also the LULAC general delegate assembly election results on Saturday show that Domingo Garcia, the LULAC National President ran unopposed and was re-elected for 2019-2020, others re-elected were Vice-president (VP) for the Midwest Jose “JJ” Lopez; VP for the Farwest, Ralina Cardona; VP for the Northeast, Ivonne Quinones; VP for the Southeast, Elia Mendoza; VP for the Elderly, Andres Rodriguez; VP for Young Adults, Joel Lehi Organista.
Newly elected National Officers: Richard Estrada, VP for the Farwest; Elsie Valdes, VP for Women; Linda Chavez, VP for the Southwest.
The 2020 LULAC National Convention and Expo will be held in Washington, D.C.

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Governor Tony Evers Has Been In Office For Nearly Seven Months And So Far Has Been Avoiding Executive Action To Eliminate The Discriminatory And Profiling 287(g) Against Latinos In Wisconsin

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department is attempting to renew its 287(g) agreement with ICE after it expired June 30 and Governor Evers has yet to act to stop its operation in the state.

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

July 12, 2019

Madison, WI – As of Friday, Governor Tony Evers (D) hasn’t served the Latino electors who were instrumental in electing him as Governor. Evers has failed to eliminate the 287(g) ICE agreement with the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department (WCSD), which expired on June 30th and is being renewed, according to the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department. Governor Evers would have to approved the 287(g) agreement between ICE and the WCSD. The 287(g) agreement allows for the WCSD jail personnel to check the U.S. citizenship of those Latinos suspected of being undocumented who have been taken into custody for any traffic infraction or minor crimes.
The WCSD doesn’t check all inmates processed at the jail for U.S. citizenship, but only people of color, according to sources.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) contacted the media personnel for Governor Evers for comment, but no response has been released about the future of the 287(g) at the WCSD and state. Evers seems to lack any interest to serve the Latino community that elected him or his close advisors are not doing their job and informing him that the Latino electors want the 287(g) killed in the state, including at the WCSD.
Governor Evers attended a LULAC National Convention and Expo event this week, but failed to mention the 287(g) expiration or his intend to resolve the issue.
So far, it seems Governor Evers has distant himself from the Latino electors, which no doubt will most likely cost him re-election and could be ousted from office just like former Governor Scott Walker (R) who became anti-immigrant.
One thing for sure, Evers seems to be blind and deaf, and is ignoring the Latino community’s quest to eliminate 287(g) at the WCSD and state.
Time will tell, if Evers will eventually wake up and actually do the job for what he was elected to do and eliminate the 287(g) ICE program.

Editor’s note: Latinos and allies should call the Office of Governor Tony Evers at (608) 266-1212 and tell them/or leave a message that you want Governor Evers to ban 287(g) in the State of Wisconsin and not to approve the 287(g) ICE agreement with the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department that expired on June 30th.

(For further review of the WCSO ICE 287(g) application see attached images of ICE application by the WCSO)

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90th LULAC National Convention And Expo 2019 In Milwaukee Draws U.S. Presidential Candidates For Town Hall Meeting

The 90th LULAC National Convention and Expo is expected to draw more then 20,000 visitors to Milwaukee.

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

July 10, 2019

Milwaukee, WI – On Wednesday, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will open their 90th Annual LULAC National Convention and Expo, which includes a three-day free expo for the public in the City of Milwaukee. The four-day event will held at the Wisconsin Center at the 400 block of W. Wisconsin Ave. According to a press release from LULAC, the organization will host a free three-day exposition from Thursday, July 11 to Saturday, July 13. The expo will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00am CT on Thursday, July 11. This free event will take place during LULAC’s 90th Annual National Convention & Exposition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from July 10 to 13, 2019.
The expo will feature a Tech Lounge sponsored by AARP as well as free confidential HIV testing by the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM CT on July 11, 2019, and July 12, 2019. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a booth with HIV resources.

The event is free and open to the public. The expo’s career fair will feature job opportunities with corporations, government agencies, colleges, universities, labor unions, the armed services, and non-profit organizations. The career fair is free of charge and provides opportunities for on-site interviews.

Led by LULAC President Domingo Garcia and CEO Sindy Benavides, LULAC’s four-day convention will bring together over 20,000 Latino leaders from across the country for seminars and notable events, including a national stage featuring Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden (2009 – 2017), U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), U.S. Representative John Delaney, and a Presidential Town Hall with 2020 candidates: Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT); Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA); Julián Castro, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; and former Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX).

Also Garcia, the National President of LULAC on July 4th announced that he is offering a $25,000 dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any U.S. Border Patrol agent or U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agent that has abused undocumented children, immigrants or refugees at a detention center and ICE facility. LULAC says a published report by ProPublica reveals thousands of border agents are members of a secret group on Facebook that for the past three years has been openly mocking refugees, undermining members of Congress with derogatory, sexually explicit content and even joking about migrants dying.
“I am angry and disgusted by what these agents of Customs and Border Protection who have been dehumanizing the deaths of refugees entrusted into their care,” says Domingo Garcia, National President. “Those border agents who stained their badge and uniforms with racist and sexist abuse need to be fired now!” added Garcia.
The report issued by the nonprofit news organization exposed activities involving agents that included calling Latina lawmakers visiting detention facilities in South Texas “scum buckets” and “hoes”. Also, ProPublica reports that Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of refugees, talked about throwing burritos at visiting members of Congress and posted an illustration depicting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a sexual act with a migrant detainee.
“This is additional proof that caging children and locking refugees in overcrowded concentration camps is turning what were once decent people into monsters in green, terrorizing women and children,” says Garcia. “The actions, revealed in their own Facebook posts, shock our senses because they show how indifferent these agents are to their sworn duties and what little regard or respect they have for human suffering. These agents clearly could care less about the lives of desperate families traveling thousands of miles with just the clothes on their backs trying to reach safety,” said Garcia.
LULAC demands that action be taken to get rid of the officers responsible and those who allowed it to happen. “Good, law abiding border patrol and ICE agents should speak out about the abuses and disclose them which is why I am announcing a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest, indictment and conviction of any border patrol or ICE agent who has abused children, migrants or refugees in detention centers and in ICE custody,” stated Garcia.
“LULAC is also calling on the United Nations and the American Red Cross to be allowed to send doctors and refugee observers to inspect all immigrant concentration camps within the next seven days. In addition, LULAC is asking that charges be considered by local District Attorneys in counties where these centers are located, to look at bringing indictments of child abuse and neglect against the agents and their commanders who are involved in these criminal activities. LULAC calls on the Border Patrol National Council to encourage its members to help in these investigations, so those agents who serve honorably and in many cases have even saved lives of refugees do not see their own reputations tarnished by others in their ranks who fail to uphold the oaths they have taken,” he concluded.

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Another Power Grab Brewing By Corrupt Wisconsin State Republican Legislators To Restrict Governor Tony Evers Line Item Veto Power

Wisconsin Republican State Senator Craig from the Town of Vernon is introducing a constitutional amendment this month to restrict Governor Evers line item veto power, according to State Senator Carpenter (D).

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

July 9, 2019

Madison, WI – On Monday, Wisconsin State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milw.) released a post on his Facebook account alleging that State Senator Dave Craig (R-Town of Vernon) is introducing a constitutional amendment this month to restrict Governor Tony Evers (D) line item veto powers after Evers partially vetoes 78 Republican state budget items and added $87M in K-12 public school funding aid in his first state budget signed into law. Senator Carpenter posted on Facebook, “WARNING! WI Republicans are once again trying to limit Governor Evers’ veto powers in yet another power grab.
Senator Craig is introducing a constitutional amendment to further restrict the Governor’s line item veto powers, because Evers did what 70% of voters support.
One of the main reasons Governor Evers won last November’s election was he advocated for increased funding for public education.
The GOP drastically cut the Governor’s proposed budget for public school aid by about half a billion dollars.
The Governor used his line item veto to creatively increase school aids by $87 million dollars, since Republicans refused to support adequate public education funding.
The GOP is so incensed by the Governor’s action, who is doing exactly what voters want!
In yet another power grab the GOP is introducing a constitutional amendment this month to prohibit line item vetoes that increase appropriations in the state budget.
Never mind they didn’t even consider such a limits on Governors Walker and Thompson, but now all of a sudden they see the light!
The GOP will pass this constitutional amendment in this fall’s session and will vote again on second consideration next session in January 2021. Then they will place the constitutional amendment on the April 2021 election ballot to quickly pass it as a binding referendum. This way Republicans will limit Governor Evers line item veto authority for his next state budget.
It’s Republicans Vos and Fitzgerald drunk with power trying to restrict Governor Evers authority in yet another Republican power grab. Absolute power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely!
Speak up and spread the word if you want to stop these power hungry Republicans. Don’t let the GOP get away with it this time!”

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Naborí Salsa Band Announced Final Performance After 15 Years

Naborí last performance as a Salsa band will be Wednesday at the Discovery World, according to band members.

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

July 8, 2019

Milwaukee, WI – On Sunday, Roberto Figueroa, the lead singer for Naborì confirmed that the local popular Naborí Salsa band will perform their final gig at Discovery World Outdoor Amphitheater from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Naborí was expected to perform their last gig at the annual Cubanitas Restaurant outdoor fest event on June 23 in Oak Creek, but threatening rain showers was forecast and the event was cancelled until August.
Figueroa released the following statement, “This coming Wednesday, July 10th marks Naborí’s final performance as a band after almost 15 years. I have had the pleasure of working side by side with some of the best salsa musicians in the region. But most importantly I have been blessed by the opportunity to share my songs with all of you, the public; which gave this little band a chance many years ago and continues to support us to this day. I am looking forward to the new opportunities that are to come. As Wednesday approaches, I am reminded that New Beginnings are Often Disguised as Painful Endings. So, I invite you to come out to Live @ the Lakefront and share One More Night with Naborí…”

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