Protesters headed to Scott Walker’s presidential bid kick off
Milwaukee, WI – Governor Scott Walker is making his announcement to run for presidency today, July 13, in Waukesha, which is located just west of Milwaukee. Walker, a Republican, has voted against driver's licenses for undocumented people; he took away tuition equity in 2011 which allowed undocumented students to pay the same price tuition as citizen students, and he also signed to a legal challenge with 25 other governors against DAPA (Deferred Action for Parent Arrivals).
Scott Walker is against immigrants, which will impact the number of votes he gets from Latinos.
Community members in Milwaukee have loaded three buses and are on their way to his campaign kickoff. The Wisconsin community is against Walker’s actions on immigration, unions and driver's licenses for undocumented people, and they are ready to stand up and fight back.
Protesters say the undocumented people of Wisconsin will not support Walker's campaign and will encourage their family members who can vote to vote against him. The amount of mixed-status families (that are both documented and undocumented) in Wisconsin is huge and can also have an impact on who the next presidency will go to.
When people chant, “When community rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!” Scott Walker will know Wisconsinites are not for his presidential run.
Updates on this story will follow.