Contact: Jasmine Gonzalez, 414-502-7493, [email protected]

MILWAUKEE –Voces de la Frontera Action has endorsed five candidates for Milwaukee Public Schools’ Board of School Directors. The endorsed candidates are Bob Peterson (Member at Large), Marva Herndon (District 1), Erika Siemsen (District 2), Sequanna Taylor (District 3), and Megan O’Halloran (District 8).

Megan O’Halloran will be running in the Board of School Directors spring primary on Tuesday, February 19th. The remaining candidates will be up for election during the general election on Tuesday, April 2nd.

“We are proud to support these candidates for the MPS Board of School Directors,” said Voces de la Frontera Action board member and former MPS school principal Rita Tenorio. “We think it is encouraging that so many qualified people are candidates for these positions. They share our vision for transforming our public schools and creating a public education system that nurtures and supports all Milwaukee schoolchildren.”

Voces de la Frontera Action backs these candidates for being strong supporters of public education and opponents of privatization who will support our community’s fight for increased funding for Milwaukee Public Schools and work to strengthen multicultural studies programs, bilingual education, and support for refugee and immigrant students.

Voces de la Frontera Action is the non-partisan 501(c)4 sister organization of Voces de la Frontera, with the same mission to fight for the rights of low-wage workers, students, and immigrants. Voces de la Frontera Action is able to lobby, advocate for legislation, and endorse the candidates that best support our community’s needs. We are not affiliated with any political party or candidate.

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