State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa

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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