Hijacking Campaign 2012 - Information on Voces de la Frontera Action Committee

Hijacking Campaign 2012

Voces de la Frontera Action Committee

Posted: April 27, 2012
Updated: January 14, 2014

Fall: OathSpending
Recall: OathSpending

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 made more than $80,000 in independent expenditures between 2010 and 2012 mostly in support of Democratic candidates. 

Fall Elections

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.

Recall Elections

The group originally filed papers to support Democrat Kathleen Falk in her effort to win the May 8, 2012 recall primary and face Republican Governor Scott Walker in a June 5 recall election. The group shifted its support to Milwaukee 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 2011 plan 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.