P.O. Box 44344, Milwaukee, WI 53214
From candidate's Facebook page
Marisabel Cabrera is what you would call a true success story. Born and raised in Milwaukee’s south side, her family struggled to get by and more than once relied on the neighborhood church for food and other basic necessities. Marisabel became acutely aware of her family struggles at the age of 7 when her family resided in Puerto Rico and survived solely off the food they planted, the animals they raised and the clothes they made. She remembers her parents constantly emphasizing that the surest way out of poverty is through a good education. To this day, Marisabel says she owes all of her success to the quality education she received at public schools.
Despite having a very modest childhood, today Marisabel is a local entrepreneur, respected immigration attorney, director on the board of Wisconsin’s oldest Latino non-profit organization (Centro Hispano Milwaukee), mayoral appointee to the Fire and Police Commission, elected chairwoman of the Latino Caucus for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and Executive Committee member of the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County (DPMC).
As an attorney with her own immigration practice, Marisabel fights to keep families together and assist immigrants in finding safety in the United States. As a fire and police commissioner, she strives to strike a balance between providing the Fire and Police departments with the training and resources necessary to perform their public safety duties while ensuring that transparency and accountability are not forgotten. And, as the chair of the Latino Caucus, Marisabel won the DPMC 2016 Rising Star award for her invaluable work in uniting WI Latino democrats and promoting their active participation in the entire political process.
Marisabel’s most recent activism was covered in Fusion, Wisconsin Public Radio, The Capitol Times, and more, for her leading role in opposing anti-immigrant and discriminatory legislation authored by extreme members of Wisconsin’s Republican Party. With thousands of Latinos and allies mobilizing across the state, Marisabel used her voice and political experience to echo the dreams and hopes of so many who are constantly being silenced.
Marisabel Cabrera is running for the state assembly so that each and every person, regardless of nationality, gender or orientation, has the same opportunities, services and protections to prosper and safely enjoy their home and community. Marisabel’s experience as an advocate with a winning record and a reputation for integrity will provide the 9th district with a representative who will work harder to bring about the change the district deserves and who will proactively seek solutions to the district’s greatest challenges.