Social Justice and Immigration

We will set ourselves up for success when we give people from diverse backgrounds a seat at the table. Too often people in our community face obstacles in their lives that they shouldn’t have to face alone, and under Gov. Walker, our state has not done enough to stand up for their rights. Rest assured, Andy Gronik will be a champion for those rights and seek to govern Wisconsin as a state that treats people with equity.

Andy is inspired when he sees people from all walks of life working together to solve the problems they face. With fresh leadership, Andy will work hard to ensure that our government operates with this same kind of collaborative, inclusive, and welcoming spirit.

As governor, Andy Gronik will fight to accomplish the following social justice and immigration goals:

Social Justice

  • Renew our state’s commitment to civil rights and equality for everyone, regardless of race, who you love, what gender you identify as, or what country you immigrated from;
  • Fight for full equality under the law for the LGBTQ community and reject any efforts to discriminate against people whose personal identity and gender does not correspond to their birth sex;
  • Support an honest conversation about the institutional racism in our state and how to eliminate it;
  • Stop the attacks on those who have fallen on hard times by improving job training and other assistance programs instead of threatening the people with starvation and drug testing;
  • Make it a priority to appoint people from underrepresented groups to executive positions, so the makeup of our government reflects the composition of our people.

Immigration

  • Make Wisconsin a state that honors the contributions of our immigrant partners and stops unfair deportations;
  • Support an expeditious path to citizenship and a permanent solution for DACA recipients;
  • Issue everyone living and working in the state of Wisconsin (who qualifies) a valid driver’s card so nobody has to live in fear that a traffic stop will lead to fines they can’t afford to pay and possible deportation;
  • Ensure that everyone living in Wisconsin has access to high quality and affordable auto insurance so our roads are safer;
  • Make certain that all farm workers receive fair wages for every hour worked;
  • Restore instate tuition equity for immigrant youth who have lived in Wisconsin for at least 5 years and who have graduated from Wisconsin high schools or receive their GED;
  • Keep local law enforcement mission focused on public safety and building trust with diverse communities at the local level and not on playing a role in federal Immigration & Customs Enforcement.