State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa
Press Release

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."

By - May 2nd, 2019 06:40 am

MILWAUKEE – State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement on a Day Without Latinx and Immigrants:

“We are a nation built by immigrants—people who raise families, work hard, pay taxes and give back to their communities. Today, thousands of Latinos, immigrants and activists came to Madison for a Day Without Latinx and Immigrants. They are fighting back against bigotry and hate. They are advocating for real solutions that make the lives of all Wisconsinites better.

“The voices of the people was loud and clear—we need driver’s cards for undocumented immigrants. This is a public safety issue, and this is a moral issue. I want to thank Governor Tony Evers for his leadership and support. It’s clear he stands behind us.

“I also want to thank the business and leaders who participated in solidarity. But most of all, I want to thank everyone who came to today’s event. I’m proud of your bravery and advocacy. I know you risk so much when you speak up, but you give voice to a better future for all of us.”

La Declaración de La Representante Estatal Jocasta Zamarripa Sobre El Día Sin latinos e Inmigrantes

Milwaukee— La Representante Estatal JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee) publicó hoy la siguiente declaración sobre El Día Sin Latinos e Inmigrantes:

“Somos una nación construida por inmigrantes— personas que crían a sus hijos, que trabajan duro, y que devuelven a la comunidad. Hoy, miles de latinos, inmigrantes, y activistas llegaron a Madison para El Día Sin Latinos e Inmigrantes. Estas personas están luchando contra la ignorancia y odio. Ellos están defendiendo para soluciones reales que pueden mejorar las vidas para toda la gente de Wisconsin.

“Las voces de las personas suenan alto y claro— necesitamos licencias de conducir para inmigrantes indocumentados. Es sobre el tema de la seguridad pública y cuestiones morales. Quiero agradecer el gobernador Tony Evers por su apoyo y su liderazgo. Es claro que el gobernador está con nosotros.

“También quiero decir gracias a los negocios y líderes que participaron en solidaridad. En todo, quiero decir gracias a todos los que vinieron al evento de hoy. Estoy orgullosa por la valentía y participación que mire entre todos los participantes. Yo sé que es un riesgo para alzar la voz, pero alzando la voz se mejorará el futuro para nosotros.”

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