Hijacking Campaign 2012
Voces de la Frontera Action Committee
Posted: April 27, 2012
Updated: January 31, 2013
This political action committee is operated by the Milwaukee-based Voces de La Frontera, an immigrant rights organization that provides legal service and employment, language and citizenship training among other things to immigrant and low-wage workers. The PAC has spent about $80,000 since the 2010 elections on independent expenditures to mostly support Democratic candidates.
Voces de la Frontera reported independent expenditures for phone calls and newspaper ads around the August 14 primary to support three Milwaukee area Assembly members - Democrats Cory Mason, Sandra Pasch and JoCasta Zamarripa.
The group originally filed papers to support Democrat Kathleen Falk in her effort to win the May 8 recall primary and face Republican Governor Scott Walker in a June 5 recall election. They added their support for Mayor Tom Barrett following his victory in the Democratic primary. Walker and four GOP state senators were targeted for recall because of the governor's successful plan last year to restrict public employee collective bargaining rights.
Last active election: Recall 2011
This organization is registered with the Government Accountability Board following the January 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC as a corporation making independent disbursements.