Ald. JoCasta Zamarripa

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State legislative Republicans go with hate and fear in anti-equality bill targeting transgender youth
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State legislative Republicans go with hate and fear in anti-equality bill targeting transgender youth

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa March 2, 2021

Statement on south side fire, importance of smoke alarms
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Statement on south side fire, importance of smoke alarms

Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa February 5, 2021

Apartment fire devastates 8th District families
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Apartment fire devastates 8th District families

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa January 29, 2021

President Biden demonstrates support for immigrants in early days of presidency
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President Biden demonstrates support for immigrants in early days of presidency

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa January 26, 2021

Common Council Votes to Accept Federal COPS Grant; 8th District Survey Results
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Common Council Votes to Accept Federal COPS Grant; 8th District Survey Results

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa January 19, 2021

City receives perfect score on Human Rights Campaign’s Municipality Equality Index
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City receives perfect score on Human Rights Campaign’s Municipality Equality Index

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa December 9, 2020

Statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance
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Statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa November 20, 2020

Federal grant would provide much needed aid for our city
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Federal grant would provide much needed aid for our city

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa November 20, 2020

Avoidable and senseless crash takes the life of beloved community leader, spouse
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Avoidable and senseless crash takes the life of beloved community leader, spouse

Joint statement from Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Scott Spiker and Alderman José G. Pérez October 20, 2020

Residents should be aware of potential Social Security scams
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Residents should be aware of potential Social Security scams

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman José G. Pérez and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic October 16, 2020

Dysfunction at the FPC is disheartening and infuriating
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Dysfunction at the FPC is disheartening and infuriating

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa October 9, 2020

Statement on #BiWeek
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Statement on #BiWeek

Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa September 25, 2020

Statement on Mexican Independence Day
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Statement on Mexican Independence Day

 

Joel Acevedo deserves justice
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Joel Acevedo deserves justice

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa September 3, 2020

Wisconsin communities continue to enact conversion therapy bans
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Wisconsin communities continue to enact conversion therapy bans

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa September 2, 2020

The world is watching, and the Legislature’s silence and inaction is deafening
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The world is watching, and the Legislature’s silence and inaction is deafening

Statement of Alderwoman (and State Representative) JoCasta Zamarripa August 27, 2020

Statement on the police shooting of Jacob Blake
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Statement on the police shooting of Jacob Blake

From Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa August 24, 2020

Rep. Zamarripa Thanks Wisconsin Farmworkers and Activists after Migrant Labor Council Hearing
MPD Chief Morales and FPC Chairman DeVougas deserve removal
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MPD Chief Morales and FPC Chairman DeVougas deserve removal

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa August 6, 2020

Layoffs hit Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
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Layoffs hit Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa July 17, 2020

Common Council unanimous in approving citywide masking policy
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Common Council unanimous in approving citywide masking policy

Statement of Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa July 13, 2020

Milwaukee Common Council passes legislation calling on FPC to ban chokeholds by police and honoring Joel Acevedo
Rep. Zamarripa on DACA Supreme Court Decision
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Rep. Zamarripa on DACA Supreme Court Decision

 

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Protests
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Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Protests

 

Remove Vos as NCSL President
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Remove Vos as NCSL President

 

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Living Wage for Wisconsin Workers
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin endorses Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa in race for Alderwoman
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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin endorses Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa in race for Alderwoman

“As an Alderwoman, I will defend and work diligently to expand access to quality and affordable family planning and reproductive health care services.”

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on GOP Anti-Immigrant Bill
Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Racist Acid Attack
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Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Racist Acid Attack

“All our leaders should call out the horrifying racist ideology that has become a part of our political discourse. No one should be afraid of being attacked simply for being who they are.”

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on President Trump’s Visit
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Rep. Zamarripa Statement on President Trump’s Visit

"I am appalled at the president and his indifference to suffering."

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on LULAC Convention
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Rep. Zamarripa Statement on LULAC Convention

"I’m so proud to welcome the nation’s oldest and most widely respected Hispanic civil rights organization to my hometown."

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on #CloseTheCamps
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Rep. Zamarripa Statement on #CloseTheCamps

"Close the camps, and stand up against hate, bigotry and inhumane treatment."

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising
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Rep. Zamarripa Statement on 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising

The uprising kickstarted LGBTQ activism in the United States.

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Wear Orange Weekend
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Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Wear Orange Weekend

"I proudly wear orange today for those who were tragically taken too soon in the epidemic of gun violence."

Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa Statement on a Day Without Latinx and Immigrants
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Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa Statement on a Day Without Latinx and Immigrants

"The voices of the people was loud and clear—we need driver’s cards for undocumented immigrants."

Randy Bryce endorses JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman
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Randy Bryce endorses JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman

"I’m honored to have the support of my friend, Randy Bryce."

Voucher School Fails Students and Parents
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Voucher School Fails Students and Parents

"I am outraged by the goings-on at St. Josaphat Parish School."

Mayor Tom Barrett endorses JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman
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Mayor Tom Barrett endorses JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman

"It’s an honor to have Mayor Barrett’s support."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin endorses JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin endorses JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman

"I’m honored to have Senator Baldwin’s trust and support in this race."

Congresswoman Gwen Moore endorses JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman
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Congresswoman Gwen Moore endorses JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman

"Congresswoman Gwen Moore has spent decades being a true champion of our community, and I am deeply honored to have earned her endorsement."

State Legislators endorse JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman
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State Legislators endorse JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman

"I’m humbled so many of my current colleagues have my back on this journey to serve Milwaukee on the Common Council."

Milwaukee Alders rally behind JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman
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Milwaukee Alders rally behind JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman

"I’m honored to have the support of so many strong leaders in the City of Milwaukee."

Wisconsin Celebrates Cesar Chavez Day
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Wisconsin Celebrates Cesar Chavez Day

"It was incredibly meaningful to have so many voices come together to honor the great civil rights activist Cesar Chavez."

JoCasta Zamarripa announces candidacy to be next 8th District Alderwoman
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JoCasta Zamarripa announces candidacy to be next 8th District Alderwoman

"The voters of the 8th District deserve an Alderwoman who will understand our needs and our issues, and who will always listen."

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Misleading GOP Attacks
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Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Misleading GOP Attacks

"Republicans are hoping that xenophobic attacks will obscure the facts, but Wisconsin is better than that."

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Driver’s Cards for Undocumented Wisconsinites
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Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Driver’s Cards for Undocumented Wisconsinites

"This is a commonsense idea that has the support of farmers, businesses, law enforcement officials, faith-based organizations and civil rights groups."

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Gov. Evers Plan to Legalize Medical Marijuana
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Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Gov. Evers Plan to Legalize Medical Marijuana

"Having accessible, legal medicinal marijuana will help many in pain without the harmful effects of addictive narcotics."

Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Lame Duck Bills
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Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Lame Duck Bills

"Gov. Walker should be ashamed."

Hundreds Turn Out to Oppose Anti-Immigrant Bill
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Hundreds Turn Out to Oppose Anti-Immigrant Bill

"Since last year’s election, anti-immigrant rhetoric has reached shameful new levels, and this bill is a shining example of that."

DACA Means Hope for Young Immigrants
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DACA Means Hope for Young Immigrants

Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee) is calling on Speaker Paul Ryan and legislative Republicans to pass a clean DREAM Act.

Rep. Zamarripa: Statement on Court Redistricting Decision
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Rep. Zamarripa: Statement on Court Redistricting Decision

"The people should be picking their legislators, not the other way around."

Zamarripa Announces Television Ad Campaign to Get Out The Vote
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Zamarripa Announces Television Ad Campaign to Get Out The Vote

“My goal in political life is to increase the participation of the Latinx community to ensure our issues are addressed,” said Rep. Zamarripa.

Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa on Planned Parenthood Closure in Appleton
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Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa on Planned Parenthood Closure in Appleton

“Closure of a Planned Parenthood health center in the Fox Valley region will have a devastating effect on many Wisconsin women.v

Representative JoCasta Zamarripa on Federal Injunction Against Protecting Transgender Students
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Representative JoCasta Zamarripa on Federal Injunction Against Protecting Transgender Students

“Governor Walker and his Republican colleagues need to take a step back and evaluate why they’re spending so much time and taxpayers’ money attacking some of the most vulnerable young people among us.”

Representative JoCasta Zamarripa on the Passing of Reverend Joe Angel Medina
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Representative JoCasta Zamarripa on the Passing of Reverend Joe Angel Medina

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Yolanda Lomeli Medina and the entire Medina family during this difficult time.”

Rep. Zamarripa: Look Out For Potholes on Governor’s Motorcycle Ride
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Rep. Zamarripa: Look Out For Potholes on Governor’s Motorcycle Ride

“During the last legislative session, Republicans chose to ignore Assembly Democratic initiatives for a steady, reliable source of funding for Wisconsin’s infrastructure.”

Op-Ed: “To Not Only Survive, But Thrive!”
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“To Not Only Survive, But Thrive!”

The mass shooting in Orlando was a tragic reminder of the need for LGBT equality.

Representative JoCasta Zamarripa on Leon’s Discriminatory English-Only Policy
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Representative JoCasta Zamarripa on Leon’s Discriminatory English-Only Policy

Ron Schneider, owner of Leon’s Frozen Custard in Milwaukee, has been prohibiting his bilingual employees from speaking Spanish to Spanish-speaking customers.

Rep. Zamarripa to Rep. Sanfelippo, “Say it ain’t so, Joe.”
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Rep. Zamarripa to Rep. Sanfelippo, “Say it ain’t so, Joe.”

"I am so very disappointed that Joe chose to play politics..."

Rep. Zamarripa Credits Pushback from Latino Community and Allies for Slowing Momentum of Anti-Immigrant Bill
Assembly Democrats Vote for Resolution Denouncing Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Legislation
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Assembly Democrats Vote for Resolution Denouncing Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Legislation

"I am extremely disappointed that not a single Assembly Republican chose today to take a stand for basic civil rights for all Wisconsin citizens."

Wisconsin Needs a Budget that Puts Wisconsin Families and Economic Opportunity First
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Wisconsin Needs a Budget that Puts Wisconsin Families and Economic Opportunity First

Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha), Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee) and other legislative Democrats highlighted a need for a state budget that puts Wisconsin families first and restores economic opportunity for all.

Assembly Republicans’ latest push to suppress voting, dodge responsibility
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Assembly Republicans’ latest push to suppress voting, dodge responsibility

Wisconsin’s middle class need jobs, better wages, economic security, strong education – not voter suppression, says Rep. Zamarripa