Hispanic Caucus Chair, Asia Pacific Deputy RVC

  • Fiji Biden-Harris Inauguration Watch Party - Live in Suva!

    You're invited to a Biden Harris Inauguration Watch Party!

    Please join Democrats Abroad in the Suva CBD on Thursday the 21st of January anytime after 5 AM FJT for this come-and-go event before work.

    The inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will mark a new day for the American people — focused on healing our nation, bringing our country together, and building back better.

    We hope you can join us to celebrate together and observe this historic occasion.

    Current schedules show that Joe Biden will be sworn in as president at 11:45 AM DC Time on Wednesday the 20th of January, 4:45 AM here in Fiji on Thursday. Due to the curfew, the earliest we can start the event is at 5:00 AM FJT.

    Our organizers appreciate your RSVP, everyone who RSVPs will get links to digital merch including zoom backgrounds, social media images, and more.

    WHEN
    January 21, 2021 at 5am
    WHERE
    Holiday Inn Suva
    501 Victoria Parade
    Suva
    Fiji
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  • Hispanic Caucus of Democrats Abroad Calls for the Immediate Impeachment and Removal of Donald J. Trump

    On January 6th, 2021 a group of armed rioters stormed and occupied the US Capitol building in a deliberate attempt to disrupt Joe Biden’s certification as the 46th President.  As a result, people have died, including a Capitol Police officer. This attack on the Capitol while our elected Congress was in session is an act of domestic terrorism.

    Actions have consequences, regardless of when they occur.

    Those who have nothing to say as this unfolds are either too cowardly to speak up when they see something that they know is wrong, or as morally bankrupt as the armed criminals who broke the windows of the Capitol and planted pipe bombs. Confederate and Nazi flags were flown in the nation’s heart. The United States of America was built by immigrants; there is no place for white supremacy or the eugenicist beliefs of those two failed national experiments.

    This is beyond the pale. The shamelessness of this event is amplified by its body count. The most recent casualty was Officer Brian Sicknick of the Capitol Police, whose death due to a clash with rioters brings the death toll up to five. If there are no consequences for this kind of reckless endangerment and abuse of power, this becomes the new normal. Members of Congress and the President cannot use elected office to incite violence in order to overthrow a lawful election; such behavior constitutes treason. Removing those who have done so is an action more about the future of our democracy than the immediate problems of the present. Measures must also be taken against the individuals who shamelessly desecrated the Capitol.

    The Hispanic Caucus of Democrats Abroad calls on Congress to Impeach the president and for the resignation of the 147 members of the so called sedition caucus who voted to overturn the results of the 2020 Presidential Election.

     


  • Endorsement for Jose Villa, SC State Senate District 4

    The Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus hereby proudly endorses Jose Villa to represent District 4 in the South Carolina State Senate.

    Jose Villa was raised in a bilingual Mexican-American household, and has called South Carolina home for two decades. In that time he has worked tirelessly as an electrician, construction worker and craftsman. As a result of his multifaceted background and insight into Mexican and American life, he can provide an effective counterbalance to self-serving politics in South Carolina.

    District 4 represents parts of Abbeville, Anderson and Greenwood Counties in South Carolina’s Piedmont region. Residents of Hispanic or Latinx descent make up just shy of 6% of these three counties’ populations combined, and the community is severely underrepresented at the local political level.

    This is Jose’s first major foray into the political realm, and he ran uncontested in the Democratic primary. Yet the issues that he wants to tackle have long hung heavily over South Carolinians who want change in their state: immigration, criminal justice,  healthcare and economic invigoration, to name a few. In a state that ranks 46th nationwide in criminal justice, 36th in healthcare and 43rd in education, the change that Jose aims to bring is paramount to the state’s future.

    As State Senator for District 4 the onus would rest on Jose Villa to reinvigorate this economically diverse district, with its core industries ranging from agriculture and manufacturing to life science. This is no easy task, but as the child of immigrants Jose is no stranger to challenges. We, the Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus, have full faith in his plan for South Carolina and are proud to endorse him.

    You can learn more about Jose Villa and his plan for District 4 at https://joseforscsenate.com/


  • Endorsement for Mondaire Jones for Congress NY 17

    The Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus hereby proudly endorses Mondaire Jones For Congress NY 17

    Mondaire was born to a young, single mother at Nyack Hospital and raised in the working-class Village of Spring Valley, which is in Rockland County.  Life wasn’t easy, but the Jones family managed. He went on to revive the Spring Valley NAACP Youth Council and at 19 was elected chair of a committee on the NAACP’s National Board of Directors.  After college, Mondaire served in the Obama Administration in the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice where the slow pace of judicial confirmations showed him what can happen when Democrats in Congress allow Republicans to block progress instead of fighting tooth-and-nail for the American people. 

    Mondaire has a passion for helping his community.  The issues he will address run from the Green New Deal, to Medicaid for all, to minimum wages and housing issues.  He has the backing of the progressive wing of the party, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.Jones.  

    NY 17 in the Hudson Valley is made up of Rockland Country and Central and Northern Westchester.  An area that really needs someone like Mondaire to fight for bold, progressive policies that will help everyday people.

    You can learn more about Mondaire Jones and his platform at: https://mondaireforcongress.com


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