2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
November 9, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Kessler, Sinicki, Bowen,
Zamarripa, Brostoff, Sargent, Berceau, Anderson, Zepnick, Spreitzer,
Crowley, Fields and Hebl, cosponsored by Senators Larson, Carpenter,
Johnson, Ringhand and Wirch. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR88,1,2 1Relating to: recognizing Jesús Salas, one of the recipients of the 2017 Frank P.
2Zeidler Public Service Award.
AJR88,1,33 In recognition of all of the following:
AJR88,1,64 Jesús Salas and his family traveled from Crystal City, Texas, to the Great Lakes
5Region to cultivate and harvest crops and eventually settled in Wautoma, where they
6operated a restaurant; and
AJR88,1,97 Jesús Salas attended and graduated from the University of
8Wisconsin-Oshkosh and was inspired by the late Elizabeth Brandeis Raushenbush,
9an instructor in the Economics Department at UW-Madison; and
AJR88,1,1310 In 1966, he founded Obreros Unidos, a labor union for migrant workers, and led
11a march to Madison to improve living and working conditions. This was the first
12migrant worker strike in Wisconsin history. Jesús Salas was the “Cesar Chavez of
13Wisconsin”; and
1He later became the first Latino CEO of United Migrant Opportunity Services
2(UMOS), which provided programs and services to improve the employment,
3educational, health, and housing opportunities of underserved populations; and
AJR88,2,54 In 2003, Jesús Salas was appointed to the UW Board of Regents and served
5until 2007; and
AJR88,2,86 Jesús Salas is an inspiration to many, a trailblazer for labor rights, and an
7advocate for equal opportunity for all students and migrant workers across the state
8of Wisconsin; now, therefore, be it
AJR88,2,11 9Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the Wisconsin
10Legislature offers its congratulations to Jesús Salas for his remarkable
AJR88,2,1212 (End)