Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES)

Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) YES is a multicultural social justice organization that fights for immigrant, student, and worker's rights. YES is the youth arm of Voces de la Frontera.
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Alverno College
11/22/2020

Alverno College

Do you know a high school senior who is a leader, involved in her community and passionate about volunteerism? Encourage her to apply today for Alverno's full-tuition Eleanor Roosevelt Scholarship Program, which recognizes a first-year student who has demonstrated excellence in leadership and volunteerism through school activities, work responsibilities and community involvement.

The application for students who start at Alverno in the Fall of 2021 is due Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Learn more at bit.ly/rooseveltscholarship

11/19/2020
Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association

Keep our youth, families, and community safe! Please sign the petition by Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association demanding Mayor Tom Barrett shut down in-person schooling now!

If a 3% positivity rate is enough to shut down NYC schools, why is 20% not enough to shut down MKE schools?
https://bit.ly/2Uzmv1v

The election is over, what’s next? We are meeting 11/17 at 3PM to discuss post-election plans. High school and college s...
11/10/2020

The election is over, what’s next? We are meeting 11/17 at 3PM to discuss post-election plans. High school and college students are welcomed to join! Click the link to register:bit.my/MKEYOUTH

11/04/2020
Flip The State 2020

We knocked doors in cold and wet weather, made countless calls under the weight of the pandemic, activated our friends and family, and stood outside in the hot summer heat to register voters. The election has not been called, but we flipped our state. ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

11/03/2020
11/03/2020
11/03/2020
What are we going to do today? Flip the state! Youth Empowered in the Struggle @YESstudents are canvassing now until 6pm...
11/03/2020

What are we going to do today? Flip the state! Youth Empowered in the Struggle @YESstudents are canvassing now until 6pm in #Milwaukee. #ElectionDay in #Wisconsin will be a #BidenHarris victory!

"I get it. It’s easy to feel like political decisions mainly impact “other people.” But those other people are all aroun...
11/02/2020
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Think Your Vote Doesn’t Matter? This November, You Could Change My Life

"I get it. It’s easy to feel like political decisions mainly impact “other people.” But those other people are all around you: in your classes, your clubs, walking past you on the quad. They are students like me, whose close relative could be deported at any moment. And they are your peers — Dreamers and undocumented students who risk deportation themselves. What happens on November 3 could be cause for celebration or despair. So, yes, your vote does matter. It matters a lot."

Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) College Board Representative and #MPSGrad, Nadxely Sanchez, wrote a powerful piece. Check it out!

https://marquettewire.org/4042501/featured/letter-to-the-editor-think-your-vote-doesnt-matter-this-november-you-could-change-my-life/

Last month, I asked a fellow student who he was voting for. He shrugged and said, “I don’t know. I really don’t follow politics.” I curiously asked which issues he cared about. His answer: none of them. I get it. It’s easy to feel like political decisions mainly impact “other people.” ...

Today is the last day to vote early in Milwaukee! Our youth canvassers are making sure people have the information they ...
11/01/2020

Today is the last day to vote early in Milwaukee! Our youth canvassers are making sure people have the information they need to vote safely. Whats your plan for voting? You can see Milwaukee’s current early voting schedule and ballot drop off site by visiting city.milwaukee.gov/election/voter-info

10/27/2020
Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES)

🗣️🗣️🗣️Hear why YES members are choosing to be engaged in the 2020 election! 🚨With one week left it's not too late to get involved! DM us to find out how.🚨

🗳️Don't have a voting plan? Need to find our voting location? Visit https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/🗳️

#BidenHarris2020 #GOTV #MilwaukeeGOTV

Hear why YES members are choosing to be engaged in the 2020 election!

With one week left it's not too late to get involved! DM us to find out how.

Don't have a voting plan? Need to find our voting location? Visit https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/

#BidenHarris2020 #GOTV #MilwaukeeGOTV

hey ya'll check it out:Common Ground has partnered with Bucks players and the League of Women Voters to create this moti...
10/12/2020

hey ya'll check it out:

Common Ground has partnered with Bucks players and the League of Women Voters to create this motivational and practical event. The town hall will feature a Q&A with Bucks players about their lives and the importance of voting, as well as an opportunity to get information and help with registration, requesting absentee ballots, and more. The event is open to all Milwaukee area K-12 Students, Families, Teachers & Staff

Your vote, our voice! As youth we may not have the ability to vote, but that won't stop us from getting Trump out of off...
10/11/2020

Your vote, our voice! As youth we may not have the ability to vote, but that won't stop us from getting Trump out of office!

Riverside Yes students getting out the vote for Biden/Harris. Iwillvote.com/Wi. Your voice matters.
10/10/2020

Riverside Yes students getting out the vote for Biden/Harris. Iwillvote.com/Wi. Your voice matters.

10/10/2020
Biden 2020

Join us on 8th and Mitchell! We're registering voters to defeat Trump! ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿🗳️

10/02/2020
March For Our Lives

March For Our Lives

Join MFOL Wisconsin for a panel discussion around the root causes of gun violence with WAVE Education Fund, 50 Miles More, and Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) and remarks from Representative Gwen Moore.

10/02/2020
March For Our Lives

See you at 7PM!

Join MFOL Wisconsin for a panel discussion around the root causes of gun violence with WAVE Education Fund, 50 Miles More, and Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) and remarks from Representative Gwen Moore.

While the Onward to Victory Virtual Gala 2020 has come to an end, we'd like to highlight the recipient of the First Annu...
10/02/2020

While the Onward to Victory Virtual Gala 2020 has come to an end, we'd like to highlight the recipient of the First Annual Gustavo Gomez Diaz Memorial Scholarship! (more info here:bit.ly/GustavoGomezMemorialScholarship)

Cassandra Casas is a Senior at Ronald Reagan High School and leads the YES chapter there. She is also a representative of YES on the Voces de la Frontera board and a long time advocate for immigrant rights.

We are all so proud of Cassandra! Congratulations!

📣RACINE: Voces de la Frontera Action is organizing and leading caravan and canvassing efforts throughout the remainder o...
10/02/2020

📣RACINE: Voces de la Frontera Action is organizing and leading caravan and canvassing efforts throughout the remainder of the Election Season. Click the link for more info on our paid positions and volunteer opportunities⬇️⬇️
bit.ly/RACYESCanvass

Have you heard of @alvernogirlsacademy? This program is designed to involve Junior and Senior girls in science topics re...
10/01/2020

Have you heard of @alvernogirlsacademy? This program is designed to involve Junior and Senior girls in science topics regarding the science of beauty. It is a free STEM program for students interested. The program has been re-designed to meet virtually. The program also has a renewable scholarship offered to students who choose to study at Alverno. Check out the link to sign-up!➡️https://forms.gle/7236iFR5pNsmWDt28

Join YES, March For Our Lives, and Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort tomorrow at 7PM as we discuss gun violence, the electi...
10/01/2020

Join YES, March For Our Lives, and Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort tomorrow at 7PM as we discuss gun violence, the election, and what defunding the police would mean for our communities.

While the Onward to Victory Virtual Gala 2020 has come to an end, we'd like to highlight the recipients of the Rich Oula...
10/01/2020

While the Onward to Victory Virtual Gala 2020 has come to an end, we'd like to highlight the recipients of the Rich Oulahan Youth Leadership Award.

From Racine, Karen and Alan are both students at Horlick High school, they arrived in the United States 2 years ago from Mexico and were immediately welcomed into YES and have been members since. Through the pandemic, they have been organizing digitally by being a part of our different committees and offering their perspectives as young immigrant students.

📣MILWAUKEE: Voces de la Frontera Action is organizing and leading caravan and canvassing efforts throughout the remainde...
09/30/2020

📣MILWAUKEE: Voces de la Frontera Action is organizing and leading caravan and canvassing efforts throughout the remainder of the Election Season. Click the link for more info on our paid positions and volunteer opportunities⬇️⬇️
https://buff.ly/3n5xQmX

09/30/2020
Liam's Acceptance Speech- Onward to Victory 2020

While the Onward to Victory Virtual Gala 2020 has come to an end, we'd like to highlight the recipients of the Rich Oulahan Youth Leadership Award.

From Milwaukee, we have Liam Gomez Gonzalez, a sophomore at Tenor High School. Although Liam does not belong to a chapter, it does not stop him from growing as a leader and a Super Vocero. Liam worked tirelessly canvassing for the MPS Referendum, GOTV, and census. Despite the challenges, COVID-19 Liam still shows up (safely) to educate his community on important issues.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0rzcPc-Zqg

Liam is a sophomore at Tenor High School. Although Liam does not belong to a chapter, it does not stop him from growing as a leader and a Super Vocero. Liam ...

Do you need help filling out your DACA renewal applications?? Give us a call or shoot us a text 414-491-5483 #heretostay
09/25/2020

Do you need help filling out your DACA renewal applications?? Give us a call or shoot us a text 414-491-5483 #heretostay

09/24/2020
Vote Wisconsin

Check out our YES Leaders Rebeca and Katherine as they discuss how they have been working to activate young and first-time voters!

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YES/Voces de la Frontera Action is one of many organizations that are working for the people and empowering communities ...
09/24/2020
What Will It Take to Vote in Milwaukee?

YES/Voces de la Frontera Action is one of many organizations that are working for the people and empowering communities to get out the vote November 3rd.

As congress works to suppress as many voters as possible we have to continue to mobilize.

➡️DM us if you want to be a part of the movement!

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/24/us/politics/milwaukee-voters-2020-black-latino.html?fbclid=IwAR0EeffUXZKYIJ4MJztcpoxCQTyKAmjaFy6Vu5jhUkMq-ufMMTXgNLGvoBA

The coronavirus has added strain to Wisconsin voters already facing challenges to ballot access.

❗️There are 47 days left until the election❗️We MUST mobilize to defeat Donald Trump. Lean how you can join Youth Empowe...
09/17/2020

❗️There are 47 days left until the election❗️

We MUST mobilize to defeat Donald Trump. Lean how you can join Youth Empowered in the Struggle and Voces de la Frontera Action as we work to protect our communities from this fascist administration.

Join us Wednesday, August 23rd at 5PM and learn how youth and immigrants still have electoral power by activating voters.

Register here⬇️⬇️
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsf-uqqTMvHNNNHowyb96juPXI1Eyh55nb

Dolores Huerta is the keynote speaker for the Voces de la Frontera Action gala this year! Please consider supporting our...
09/11/2020

Dolores Huerta is the keynote speaker for the Voces de la Frontera Action gala this year!

Please consider supporting our mission via donation. You can purchase tickets here: vdlfa.org/gala2020

"Walk the street with us into history. Get off the sidewalk. Stop being vegetables. Work for Justice."-Dolores Huerta

09/07/2020
ICE arrests 2,000 immigrants in largest sweep of the pandemic

The Latinx community has been largely impacted by the effects of COVID-19. The mass detention not only tears apart our families but also continues the spread of this highly infectious virus.

We are demanding the abolishment of ICE and to defund the police. End state sanctioned violence. It's time to put an end to the violence that terrorizes Black & Brown communities.

Under the Trump Adminstration we have no chance. It's time to organize! DM us to find out ways you can help!

While the operation targeted immigrants with criminal convictions and charges, some undocumented immigrants with clean records were also arrested.

“Protesters demanded for leaders to "demilitarize the police" and abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...
09/06/2020
Milwaukee teens start march, call for law enforcement change

“Protesters demanded for leaders to "demilitarize the police" and abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Saturday, Sept. 5, part of a large demonstration that wrapped-up outside the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

The peaceful effort was started by teenagers from Milwaukee High School of the Arts, and partnered with other local organizations, to speak about the issues that minorities face locally with law enforcement.”

https://www.fox6now.com/news/milwaukee-teens-start-march-call-for-law-enforcement-change

Hundreds of people of all races took part in the demonstration, but its main focus was on the local Black and Hispanic communities coming together.

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speaking of labor....I was at work..... same problem with women's march/opposition scheduled during the work week....
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Add your name to stay involved in the fight for a clean Dream Act Democrats just voted with Republicans to reopen the government without providing permanent protected status for the 800,000 recipients of DACA, otherwise known as Dreamers. It’s up to us to help pass a clean Dream Act that doesn’t allow funding for additional immigration detention centers and ensures no further criminalization of immigrant communities. We will continue to uplift the actions and share the stories of the Dreamers who are spearheading this campaign. We are calling our Representatives every single day, supporting local actions, and sharing the stories of Dreamers because the 800,000 undocumented youth living in the United States deserve permanent protection. To stay updated, follow #OurDream on social media.
Wisconsin uniting for a Clean Dream Act, please sign this letter on behalf of all of us asking Paul Ryan to take action now