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The Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus (GBC) is made up of DA members of all ethnicities from around the world who are willing and able to advocate on issues important to Black Americans within the United States of America and those living abroad. All DA members are eligible to join the GBC. We advocate for laws, policies, and programs that improve the lives of Black Americans and educate all people on the humanity of Black people.
People of visible African descent have been in what we now know as the United States of America since 1619, long before many ethnic groups who are now considered to be White. Black Americans were essential to building America. Without Black people, the greatness of America would not be possible. Today, Black Americans are in all walks of life and are 13.3% of the American population. By 2060, the projected black population in the United States will be 74.5 million, with a predicted median black wealth as of 2053 of zero and a current median White wealth of $116,000.
According to the Voter Participation Center, from 2012 to 2016, Black voter turnout dropped by 4.7% overall. Black voter turnout is essential for Democratic election victories. Therefore, it is necessary for Democrats to identify and focus on those issues close to the hearts of African Americans and other minority voters. In general, voters do not turn out unless they feel included, listened to, and excited. It is important that Democrats Abroad have a caucus that directly addresses the issues of Black Americans. Thus, the Global Black Caucus will produce and disseminate political content which bears witness to the ever-unfolding international history of the Black American reality. Black Lives Matter!
Pictured above: GBC Members at DA EMEA Conference in Madrid. From Left to Right Cuthbert Telesford-Denmark, Elizabeth Bond-Spain, Nicole Pearson-Spain, Angela Fobbs-GBC Chair-Germany, Ronda Zelezny-Green-UK, Christina Skovsgaard-Norway, Patricia Hamzahee-UK, Second Row. Adrienne Johnson-UK, Erica Smith-France, Shari Temple-Germany.
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Although November has presented us with some difficult days, the last couple of days have given us some hope for the future of justice in America and expands our faith that more people will realize that Black Lives Matter!
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Democrats Abroad - GLOBAL BLACK CAUCUS
Sun. Nov 21, 2021, For immediate release.
While the outcome of the criminal trial of Kyle Rittenhouse is disappointing, it is not a surprise. We have seen this far too often. An armed vigilante acting in self-defense shoots and kills an unarmed person.
The Global Black Caucus is hosting an open roundtable discussion once every three months for DA leaders and volunteers, and you are invited to be a vital part of the collective advocating on issues of African-Americans not just in the U.S. but all around the world.
During these meetings we CONNECT, LISTEN, SUPPORT & EMPOWER each other, exchange thoughts and ideas, plan possible co-sponsored events and ultimately strengthen our community.
The meetings will be of duration of 90 mins and be held on Zoom.
The first Global Black Caucus Global Meeting will take place on November 30th, 7 AM EST Zoom (next meeting dates: 2022 -Jan. 30th, Mar. 31st, May 31st…)
We are looking forward to having great conversations with you all.
Please RSVP for the Zoom Meeting information!
|Washington DC||7:00 AM EST|
|London, UK||12:00 PM GNT|
|Zurich, CH||1:00 PM CET|
|Beijing, CN||8:00 PM CST|
|Seoul, ROK||9:00 PM KST|
Critical Race Theory
What is Critical Race Theory? And why do people want to stop it?...What’s wrong about the truth? And why is it so divisive?... Why is institutionalized racism so deeply rooted in the U.S.? And where do reparations fit into all of this? - These and many more questions will be discussed during this collaborative event between the Global Black Caucus, National Education Association, Together Is Better Alliance and the Reparations Task Force.
- Leedonal “Jazz” Moore, Chairperson of the Global Black Caucus
- Antar Keith, Chairperson of the Reparations Task Force and GBC Steering Committee Reparations Lead
- Sharon Hatchett, President of Together is Better Alliance
- Gina Harris, NEA (National Education Association) Black Caucus Treasurer and Human and Civil Rights Committee Chair of the Illinois Education Association.
Please join us for a robust discussion on December 12, 2021 at 5 pm CET
WHERE: The Zoom Room
Leedonal (Jazz) Moore - [email protected]