MADISON, Wis. — In honor of the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, A Better Wisconsin Together Executive Director Chris Walloch released the following statement.
“Hispanic and Latino Wisconsinites have been critical to our state’s history since before its entrance into the union. This month, we celebrate the contributions of Hispanic Wisconsinites—contributions in music, art, and culture, innovation and activism, and so much more. In addition to looking backwards at that past and the struggles that brought about the vibrant history of Hispanic activism, we also look towards a better future. There is a lot of work to be done to ensure all Hispanic families have what they need to thrive. We’re calling on our elected officials to work towards more family-supporting jobs, fully-funded public education, and an immigration system that treats new Americans with humanity and dignity.”