Global Black Caucus



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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[1]. 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[2]. 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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    The purpose of the Global Black Caucus is to provide a forum for all DA members to better understand the issues and concerns affecting Black Americans, to help eliminate unconscious bias within the DA membership and in America, to help engage with Black voters living abroad and ensure that their needs are met within the DA community, and, where needed, to advocate for reforms to political issues. We encourage and facilitate Black Americans abroad to engage, become informed, and exercise their voting franchise. 

    Mission Statement

    • To support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic[1]
    • To support the goals and ideals of the Democratic Party and Democrats Abroad
    • To encourage voting in every eligible U.S. election by as many Black Americans abroad and Black Caucus members as possible
    • To advocate on issues of concern to Black Americans
    • To be a voice for U.S. citizens living abroad
    • To support campaigns of Democratic candidates aligned with our interests running for elected office in the U.S.
    • To work with other teams within DA to further our joint goals.

    DA Global Black Caucus Leadership:

    Leedonal Moore
    | Global Black Caucus Chair, DPCA Voting Rep, Switzerland
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    News

    Happy Giving Thanks Day

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, Allies and Volunteers, Family and Friends, Democrats Abroad...

    I want to wish you a Happy Giving Thanks Day and reassure you that we do have cause to be thankful. We as Black Americans understand clearly the myths that were perpetrated about the first Thanksgiving. Still, we celebrate this day as a day to recall our successes during the year, offer gratitude and spend time with friends and family.
    I am very thankful for the warm embrace and support given by the GBC Membership and beyond. I am very thankful to all of the great work which is accomplished every single day by our talented and committed volunteers and I am very grateful to have such an amazing Global Black Caucus Steering Committee, which is spread across the whole world and which brings an infinite resource of knowledge and experience to the table, believing in our GBC-Mission to Build and Strengthen our Community & Inspire African-Americans to cast their fundamental Right To Vote. THANK YOU!

    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!

    Love and Light
    Leedonal (Jazz) Moore

     

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    Statement on the Rittenhouse verdict


    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.

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 07:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 38 rsvps

    GBC GLOBAL ROUNDTABLE

    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
    Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 05:00 PM Berlin Time · 2 rsvps
    Zoom - ONLINE in Berlin, Germany

    Critical Race Theory

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    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. 

    Panelists include

    • 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

    CONTACT

    Leedonal (Jazz) Moore - [email protected]