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Advisory: Post-election Press Conference with Voces de la Frontera Action on Historic Latino Voter Turnout

Wisconsin's leading Latinx* & immigrant rights organization holds press conference to discuss historic Latinx turnout


Tomorrow, Voces de la Frontera Action members will hold a press conference to discuss the outcome of today's elections. Wisconsin is one of the 10 key states where the Latinx vote will impact both national and US Senate races. The 2010 election between Russ Feingold and Ron Johnson was decided by 137,000 votes. There are more than 156,000 Latinx voters in Wisconsin, and they could very well decide the race. In this election, Voces de la Frontera Action has knocked on over 60,000 doors in majority-Latinx wards, and those efforts have been a huge factor in the Latinx wave. An intense early voting drive led to a 300% increase in early voting in the parts of Milwaukee wards canvassed by Voces de la Frontera Action compared to 2012.

*Latinx is a gender-neutral term for a person or a group of people of Latin American origin.

Voces de la Frontera is Wisconsin's leading immigrant rights group - a grassroots organization that believes power comes from below and that people can overcome injustice to build a better world.