To view the racist sticker on display in a Citgo station in Sturtevant Wisconsin, near Racine, go to:
Update:Voces de la Frontera will be hosting a press conference to begin at 2:15 pm, Saturday. Details below
WISCONSIN, DO NOT TOLERATE HATE IN OUR STATE
The above sticker directly advocating violence against immigrants and Latinos is being sold at a Citgo truck stop in Sturtevant, WI.
This dehumanizing rhetoric is now translating into real violence against immigrant and minority communities across the country.
According to FBI hate crime statistics, anti-Latino hate crimes rose by almost 35% between 2003 and 2006, and are continuing to rise today in a toxic anti-immigrant political climate. Anti-immigrant politicians such as Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona and Congressman Virgil Peck of Kansas (“It looks like to me if shooting these immigrating feral hogs works maybe we have found a [solution] to our illegal immigration problem”) are trying to promote KKK-style vigilantism in the public dialogue.
Voces de la Frontera and our allies will not stand for it.
TAKE A STAND AGAINST HATE
Join Voces de la Frontera this Saturday, May 21st to demand that Citgo pull this hateful propaganda from their shelves immediately.
Meet at 1:00pm at the Martin Luther King Center (1134 Martin Luther King Drive, in Racine) to caravan to Citgo Auto Truck Plaza (611 S. Sylvania Ave, in Sturtevant, next to the Iron Skillet off of Hwy. 20 and I-94), where we will picket the store at 2:00 pm and distribute informational flyers calling on Citgo to pull these stickers from the store.
For questions, call (414) 643-1620