Voces de la Frontera Action, Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
To educate & advocate for low income and immigrant workers and students.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation that impacts the immigrant community. Instate tuition for Immigrants. Budget.

Title:
Associate Director

Contact
LS
Lesley Salas
1027 S. 5th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 643-1620
(414) 643-1621
lsalas@vdlf.org
www.vdlfa.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Christine Neumann-Ortiz Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 3/2/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Elena Lavarreda Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 3/2/2011 Withdrawn On 7/30/2012
Nancy Flores Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 7/30/2012 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 7
Assembly Bill 7
Relating to: requiring certain identification in order to vote at a polling place or obtain an absentee ballot, verification of the addresses of electors, absentee voting procedure in certain residential care apartment complexes and adult family homes, ide...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 23

Against
Notification Date
5/6/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
We oppose impeding citizens' rights to vote.
Assembly Bill 173
Assembly Bill 173
Relating to: local ordinances, determining the lawful presence of a person arrested for or charged with a crime or certain civil violations, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
Pridemore Bill, Arizona Copy Cat
Assembly Bill 222
Assembly Bill 222
Relating to: requiring documentary evidence of citizenship or satisfactory immigration status for public assistance programs, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/31/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
It is unfair to deny social services to legal permanent residents in Wisconsin.
Senate Bill 137
Senate Bill 137
Relating to: making companies that hire persons who are not legally in the United States ineligible for certain tax exemptions, governmental contracts, grants, and loans, granting rule-making authority, and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget Bill Subjects

Health Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
5/6/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
Defending Food Share access for non-disabled, single adults who have been in the country for less than 5 years.

University of Wisconsin System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System

Notification Date
5/6/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
Defending in-state tuition provision for undocumented students to attend UW Schools for resident rates.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Secure Communities MOU
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Secure Communities MOU

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
5/6/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Stopping introduction of Rep. Pridemore's bill, LRB 1116, "Immigration Enforcement Bill"
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Stopping introduction of Rep. Pridemore's bill, LRB 1116, "Immigration Enforcement Bill"

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
5/6/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

In-state tuition for long term Wisconsin resident immigrant students who graduate from a Wisconsin high school or obtain the high school equivalency diploma.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
In-state tuition for long term Wisconsin resident immigrant students who graduate from a Wisconsin high school or obtain the high school equivalency diploma.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2011
January - June
$8,011.32
2011
July - December
$1,596.80
2012
January - June
$0.00
2012
July - December
$0.00
Total $9,608.12
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
99.50
2011
July - December
6.00
2012
January - June
0.00
2012
July - December
0.00
Total 105.50
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
204.00
2011
July - December
30.25
2012
January - June
0.00
2012
July - December
0.00
Total 234.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: requiring documentary evidence of citizenship or satisfactory immigration status for public assistance programs, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
20 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: local ordinances, determining the lawful presence of a person arrested for or charged with a crime or certain civil violations, and providing a penalty.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
40 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: making companies that hire persons who are not legally in the United States ineligible for certain tax exemptions, governmental contracts, grants, and loans, granting rule-making authority, and providing penalties.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
40 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
60 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 54 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
40 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 36 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures