On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Tune in to Listen

1440 AM Green Bay, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Green Bay,WI 54303)

More Weather »
62° Feels Like: 62°
Wind: NNW 0 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Thunderstorms Early 56°

Tomorrow

Isolated Thunderstorms 76°

Wed Night

Thunderstorms Early 55°

Alerts

Smaller crowd for Milwaukee immigration-reform rally

A man holds an immigration reform protest sign during a rally for immigration reform near Senator Dianne Feinstein's office, in Los Angeles,
A man holds an immigration reform protest sign during a rally for immigration reform near Senator Dianne Feinstein's office, in Los Angeles,

MILWAUKEE (WSAU-Wheeler News)   Milwaukee’s May Day march for immigration reform was smaller than in recent years, but organizers said they were happy with the turnout. Several thousand people marched to a downtown Milwaukee park, where Congresswoman Gwen Moore called for changes in the immigration bill that’s pending in the Senate. She said the bill needs a path to citizenship for the nation’s 11-million undocumented immigrants – and it needs to reunite families separated by deportations. Others called for stronger protections for workers.

 

Moore told the marchers to keep fighting to improve the immigration bill – which opponents call a version of amnesty. The Milwaukee event was put on by the immigrant rights’ group Voces de la Frontera – and it was one of numerous May Day marches throughout the country.

 

Group director Christine Neumann-Ortiz said this year’s event was smaller because organizers only had a couple weeks to plan for it. That’s because a lot of time was spent on having a strong presence at a national immigration reform rally in Washington on April 10th.

Comments