Monday, July 9, 2007

Voce de la Frontera Lauches Reality Tour

While immigration reform may be dead in the US Congress, Voces de la Frontera, a grassroots organization that brings together immigrant and low wage workers to advocate for immigration reform and workers rights, is taking its message to the people of Wisconsin.

On July 8th, Voces began a Reality Tour to engage the people of Wisconsin in a conversation about what the "broken immigration system" does to immigrants, non immigrants and their families.

The tour includes immigrant workers and business owners who were affected by a raid at Star Packaging in Whitewater last year and workers affected by the North American Free Trade Agreement, which went into effect in 1994.

NAFTA critics recognize that the trade agreement has hurt workers in Mexico, Canada and the United States, 25,000 in Wisconsin alone, destroyed 2 million agricultural jobs in Mexico and contributed to increased poverty and mass migration.

The tour will make stops in 10 different cities.

Follow the Voces Reality tour on their blog at:

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