Hispanic Caucus



  • The Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus is made up of DA members from around the world who are willing and able to advocate on issues important to the Hispanic community within the United States of America and those living abroad. The Caucus will accept any DA member.

    Purpose

    The purpose of the DA Hispanic Caucus (DAHC) is to provide a forum for all DA members to better understand the issues and concerns affecting the U.S. Hispanic community, to help engage with U.S. Hispanic voters living abroad and ensure that their needs are met within the DA community, and, where needed, to advocate for reforms to political issues.

    Mission Statement

    To support and defend the U.S. Constitution and the goals and ideals of the Democratic Party and Democrats Abroad

    • To advocate on issues of concern to the U.S. Hispanic community
    • To be a pro-Hispanic voice for U.S. citizens living abroad
    • To support campaigns of Hispanic nominees running for elected office in the U.S.

    Goals

    • Increase awareness of, and membership in, the DA Hispanic Caucus
    • recognize, celebrate, and share significant contributions of Hispanic-Americans
    • liaise through DA DNC Members with the DNC Hispanic Caucus
    • become a trusted source for Democrats Abroad on issues impacting Hispanic-Americans
    • Undertake a fundraising campaign to create Spanish language pages on the DA website and VotefromAbroad.org
    • encourage its members and other U.S. registered voters to exercise their right to vote

    DA Hispanic Caucus Leadership:

    | Chair - DA Hispanic Caucus
    | Chair - Peru; Americas Regional Liaison - DA Hispanic Caucus
    | Vice-Chair - DA Hispanic Caucus
    | DNC Member, International Counsel, and UAE Chair; Middle East & Africa Regional Liaison - DA Hispanic Caucus
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    News

    A Golden Opportunity To Turn AZ-8 Blue

    For all Arizonans who vote in the 8thCongressional District—

    While your state’s primary isn’t until August 28th, those of you who vote in AZ-8 have a golden opportunity to flip this seat from red to blue. If you’ll recall, former GOP Rep. Trent Franks suddenly resigned after sexual misconduct allegations. The special election to fill this seat is April 24th.

    Please ensure you cast your vote as soon as possible if you haven’t already done so. And in case, you have any questions about the Democratic candidate running for this seat, see below.

    U.S. House of Representatives
    AZ-8
    Dr. Hiral Tipirneni (challenger for open seat)
    Highly educated in S.T.E.M. fields
    Strong woman and minority candidate
    Does not believe in the “pro-life” stance; believes you are either pro-choice or anti-choice
    Fully understands the problems with America’s expensive and complex health care system
    Supports commonsense gun safety reform, expanding Medicaid, simplifying the tax code, improving care for veterans, and providing for greater investment in public schools

    For all of the above reasons and many more, the Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus is proud to endorse Dr. Tipirneni for Congress.

    Don’t forget, your spare time would be put to productive use if you help us with phonebankingour fellow Democratic citizens worldwide in reminding them to get their overseas absentee ballots mailed out!^

    -Michael Ramos
    DA Hispanic Caucus

     

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    JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR

    March 23, 2018

    On March 20th, Congressman Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) introduced a highly controversial bill which has quickly gained national attention. The bill, H. Res. 791, would recognize the birthday (March 31st) of civil rights and labor leader César Chávez as being "National Border Control Day." 

    The bill presently has zero co-sponsors which suggests that not even fellow House Republicans want to be on record as supporters of denigrating the Chicano activist's milestone achievements.

    Chávez proudly served in the U.S. Armed Forces and later testified before Congress. In addition, he, along with other notable Americans such as Dolores Huerta, led the United Farm Workers in fighting for fair wages, health care coverage, safer working conditions, pension benefits, and better employer-employee relations.

    Simply put, this legislation is an insult to the legacy of Mr. Chávez, a natural-born U.S. citizen. As a recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom, Chávez was a person of unquestionable integrity and character.

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