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.

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    Amerika Garcia Grewal / Chair
    Email:  HispanicCaucus@democratsabroad.org 

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    DA Hispanic Caucus Leadership:

    Amerika Garcia Grewal
    | Chair of the Hispanic Caucus Steering Committee, Deputy Regional Vice-Chair Asia Pacific, Affirmative Action Committee Member
    Michaele De Rivera
    | Mexico Vice Chair, Board Member - Guadalajara, DEMOCRATS UNITE; Hispanic Caucus, Steering Committee
    José Miguel Madrigal
    | DACR Treasurer, Hispanic Caucus Vice Chair
    Bernardo Javalquinto
    | Chair - Chile, Hispanic Caucus Steering Committee
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    Statement on 2019 Election Results/Declaración Sobre los Resultados de las Elecciones de 2019

    Hispanic Caucus Chair and Vice Chair Joint Statement on the 2019 Election Results

    Responding from Fiji to the 2019 Election Day results in the United States, Amerika García-Grewal, chair of the Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus, offered her thoughts on the results:

    "Yesterday was a victory for the American people. At every level Democrats and Latinx candidates won important races and added to the diversity of America's leadership. Regardless of party, in every election in which the candidates listen to the voices of everyone in their constituency, America takes a step forward. For the next few years we can be sure these newly elected difference-makers will take action on important issues like the climate crisis, job creation, and reaffirming access to quality public education. The increase in voter engagement and voter turnout coupled with the efforts of Democrats to address voter suppression indicates that in 2020 we’ll have a more representative government. We’re proud to see Democratic Latina candidates marking historic firsts, including Regina Romero becoming the first Latina to serve as Tucson's mayor and Milinda Ysasi’s election to the City Commission of Grand Rapids, MI.”

    In addition, José Miguel Madrigal, the caucus vice chair residing in Costa Rica, opined:

    "I'm pleased to see that the candidates we've endorsed were elected. The voters chose anti-racism and environmental justice over politicians who sympathize with the 'Trump Effect.' With last night's election and the results from November 2018, I look forward to the Blue Wave continuing all the way through November 2020."

    All Americans living outside the US should request their absentee ballot every election year. Americans can go to PledgetoReg.org to pledge to register to vote and request their ballot, notice will be sent automatically to remind them to request their ballots in January for both the Democratic primary happening in their home state, and for the November 2020 General Election.

    Declaración Conjunta de la Presidenta y el Vicepresidente del Caucus Hispano Sobre los Resultados de las Elecciones de 2019

    En respuesta desde Fiji a los resultados del Día de las Elecciones de 2019 en los Estados Unidos, Amerika García-Grewal, Presidenta del Caucus Hispano de Demócratas en el Extranjero, expresó sus opiniones sobre los resultados:

     "Ayer fue una victoria para el pueblo estadounidense. En todos los niveles, los candidatos Demócratas y latinos ganaron importantes retos y se sumaron a la diversidad del liderazgo de Estados Unidos. Independientemente del partido, en cada elección en la que los candidatos escuchan las voces de todos en su circunscripción,  Estados Unidos da un paso adelante. Durante los próximos años, podemos estar seguros de que estos creadores de diferencias recientemente elegidos tomarán medidas sobre temas importantes como la crisis climática, la creación de empleos y la reafirmación del acceso a una educación pública de calidad.  El aumento del compromiso y participación de los votantes, junto con los esfuerzos de los Demócratas para abordar la supresión de votantes, indica que en 2020 tendremos un gobierno más representativo. Nos enorgullece ver que las candidatas Demócratas latinas marcan un hito histórico, incluida Regina Romero convirtiéndose en la primera latina en servir como Alcalde de Tucson y la eleccion de Milinda Ysasi para la Comisión de la Ciudad de Grand Rapids, MI ".

    Además, José Miguel Madrigal, Vicepresidente del Caucus quien reside en Costa Rica, opinó:

    "Me complace ver que los candidatos que hemos respaldado fueron elegidos. Los votantes eligieron el antirracismo y la justicia ambiental sobre los políticos que simpatizan con el 'efecto Trump'.  Con las elecciones de anoche y los resultados de noviembre de 2018, espero que la Ola Azul continúe hasta noviembre de 2020 ".

    Todos los estadounidenses que viven fuera de Estados Unidos deben solicitar su boleta de voto en ausencia cada año electoral.  Los estadounidenses pueden ir a PledgetoReg.org con la promesa de registrarse para votar y solicitar su boleta, se les enviará un aviso automáticamente para recordarles que soliciten sus boletas en enero tanto para las elecciones primarias Demócratas en su estado de origen como para las Elecciones Generales de noviembre de 2020.

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    Hispanic Caucus Podcast Episodes For October 2019

    * Attention Texas voters living abroad! *

    The Lone Star State is no longer a safe electoral sanctuary for Republican politicians. Democrats all over the state are running for offices up and down the 2020 ballot, determined to do the People’s business. However, before next year’s election in November, the Texas Democratic primary is scheduled to occur on March 3rd, and voters will need to decide on which Democrats they want to be their preference in the General Election.

    On our podcast all throughout October, we held discussions with many Texas candidates who are running for federal office, including someone challenging the incumbent representative for the TX-28 congressional seat, and seven Democratic candidates out of the ten who are currently running for U.S. Senate. See below to hear the conversations we had with the several candidates – and feel free to pass along this information to any Texas voters living abroad you may know!

    As a reminder, all of our podcast episodes can be accessed here (or seen with episode summaries here). We’re also on Apple Podcasts/iTunes! Click here to check us out.

    *Note: As the Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus is part of the Democratic Party, it does not formally endorse a candidate before a Democratic primary has occurred when there is more than one Democratic candidate running for the same seat.

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