Posted: August 15, 2018
Updated: November 16, 2018
This unregistered committee is run by the Milwaukee-based Voces de la Frontera, an immigrant rights group that provides employment and legal services and citizenship and language training to immigrant and low-wage workers.
The group is active in both state and local elections. Between 2010 and 2014 the organization spent over $100,000 supporting Democratic candidates in state races via its registered independent expenditure committee.
At the end of October the group first reported spending on television and online ads to to support Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers against two-term Republican incumbent Scott Walker. It also reported online advertising in support of Democartic incumbent Rep. Jocasta Zamarripa in the 8th Assembly District. Shortly aftewards it reported spending on text messages to support Evers and Barnes.
In mid-October it first reported spending on radio ads in support of Evers. About two weeks before the November 6th election it first reported independent expenditures on behalf of Mandela Barnes and Joshua Kaul, the Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general respectively.
The day of the August 14 primary, it reported spending on behalf of Marisabel Cabrera, the primary challenger who defeated Democratic incumbent Josh Zepnick in the 9th Assembly District.
This organization is an unregistered independent expenditure committee that is required to report any such spending done within 60 days of a primary or an election to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission per Chapter 11, Subchapter X of Wisconsin Statutes.