Hispanic Caucus - Endorsements

Respaldo a Candidata: ¡Romero Alcaldesa!

La Comisión Directiva del Caucus Hispano de Democrats Abroad se enorgullece en darle el respaldo a Regina Romero, destacada representante municipal y actual candidata para la alcaldía de Tucson, Arizona. 

Al igual que muchos de los miembros, Regina Romero viene de una familia bilingüe y bicultural de inmigrantes. Al terminar sus estudios en la Universidad de Arizona, ella ha luchado durante muchos años por familias de clase trabajadora y la comunidad latina de Tucson. Como aliada de nuestra causa, ella es una feroz defensora de políticas proambiente, proeducación, y  prolegalización del derecho a decidir sobre el aborto. Hace doce años, Romero logró una hazaña histórica al convertirse en la primera mujer en representar el Primer Distrito del Consejo Municipal de Tucson. Nosotros creemos que su candidatura conllevará una ciudad más segura, más limpia, más justa, más sostenible  y mejor capacitada de dar oportunidades laborales bien remuneradas a familias trabajadoras.

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Candidate Endorsement: Romero For Tucson

The Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus Steering Committee is proud to endorse Regina Romero, an ambitious and accomplished Latinx councilwoman and current Democratic nominee for mayor of Tucson, Arizona.

Like many members of our caucus, Regina Romero comes from a bilingual and bicultural family of immigrants. Educated at University of Arizona, she has been fighting for years on behalf of Tucson’s Latino community and working class families. As an ally of our advocacy, she is a staunch defender of pro-environment, pro-education, and pro-choice policies. Twelve years ago, Romero broke the glass ceiling when she was sworn-in as the first woman to represent the Tucson City Council’s First District. In her bid to become the next mayor of Tucson, we believe that the city will be safer, cleaner, fairer, more sustainable, and better able to provide good-paying job opportunities to working-class families.

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Declaración de Respaldo Sobre la Elección de Comisionado de la 2o Distrito de Grand Rapids

Los comisionados de distrito en Grand Rapids, Michigan, similares a los miembros del consejo municipal en otros municipios, son los principales responsables de legislar en nombre de la ciudad.
 
Milinda Ysasi, candidata por primera vez, se postula para un puesto vacante en el 2o Distrito. Su candidatura ofrece una visión nueva y necesaria para ayudar a transformar el área en un lugar acogedor para inmigrantes, personas de color, y aquellos que buscan oportunidades económicas y de negocios.

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Endorsement Statement on Grand Rapids’ 2nd Ward Commissioner Race

Ward commissioners in Grand Rapids, Michigan, similar to city council members in other municipalities, are primarily responsible for legislating on behalf of the city.

First-time candidate Milinda Ysasi is running for an open seat in the 2nd Ward. Her candidacy offers a fresh vision needed for helping transform the area into a welcoming place for immigrants, people of color, and those seeking economic and business opportunities.

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Ratificación del Comité Directivo: Phil Hernández para el Distrito 100 de Virginia

El Comité Directivo del Caucus Demócrata Hispano de los Demócratas en el Extranjero se complace en unirse al ejército de partidarios de #PhilFam y orgullosamente apoyar a Phil Hernández para el Distrito 100 en la Cámara de Delegados de Virginia. 

La conmovedora historia de vida de Hernández surgiendo desde su orígen humilde resuena con los votantes de la comunidad (Commonwealth). Como becario y ex estudiante extranjero en el Reino Unido, Hernández comprende la importancia de las comunicaciones interculturales, una necesidad crítica para tratar eficazmente con el creciente número de inmigrantes en Virginia, muchos de los cuales son de ascendencia hispana. Aún más, el trabajo legal sin fines de lucro de Hernández por los derechos de los trabajadores y las familias de bajos ingresos demuestra su compromiso con la comunidad.  Su experiencia en el análisis de políticas ambientales mientras prestaba servicios en la administración Obama lo prepara aún más para ser un delegado sobresaliente y una voz fuerte para todas las personas de este distrito.

 El martes 5 de noviembre, los votantes del distrito 100 de Virginia tendrán una opción clara.  Pueden optar por apoyar al Delegado actual y su agenda, que incluye ignorar los derechos de la mujer al rechazar la Enmienda de Igualdad de Derechos y aceptar donaciones de la Asociación Nacional del Rifle.  O pueden elegir a Phil Hernández, un servidor público apasionado y dedicado que exige mejoras en las escuelas  y un aire más limpio, y así cambiar este escaño de rojo a azul.  El Comité Directivo del Caucus Hispano de los Demócratas en el Extranjero insta a todos los votantes en el extranjero del Distrito 100 de la Cámara de Virginia a solicitar su boleta (en inglés o español) y votar por el candidato Demócrata latinoamericano Phil Hernández.  

Puede encontrar información general adicional para los votantes en el extranjero de Virginia, así como  información sobre la fecha límite para votar.


Steering Committee Endorsement: Phil Hernandez For Virginia’s 100th District

The Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus Steering Committee is pleased to join the army of #PhilFam supporters and proudly endorses Phil Hernandez for the 100th District in Virginia’s House of Delegates. 

Hernandez’s compelling life story of rising from humble beginnings resonates with the Commonwealth’s voters. As a scholarship recipient and former study-abroad student in the United Kingdom, Hernandez understands the importance of intercultural communications – a critical necessity in dealing effectively with the growing number of immigrants in Virginia, many of whom are of Hispanic descent. Moreover, Hernandez’s non-profit legal work for the rights of working people and low-income families demonstrates his commitment to the community. His environmental policy analysis experience while serving in the Obama administration further prepares him to be an outstanding delegate and a strong voice for all the people of this district.

On Tuesday, November 5th, voters of Virginia’s 100th district will have a clear choice. They can choose to support the incumbent and his agenda which includes ignoring women’s rights by rejecting the Equal Rights Amendment and accepting donations from the National Rifle Association. Or they can choose Phil Hernandez, a passionate and dedicated public servant who demands improved schools and cleaner air, and thus flip this seat from red to blue. The Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus Steering Committee urges all overseas constituents of Virginia’s 100th House District to request their ballot (in English or Spanish) and elect Latinx Democratic candidate Phil Hernandez. 

Additional general information for overseas Virginia voters can be found here, and more information about Virginia’s deadlines for voters can be found here.


Hispanic Caucus Endorsement: Soto for City Council

Dominican-American Nicarol Soto is our choice on November 5, 2019 for the at-large, Hazleton city council seat in this eastern Pennsylvania town where nearly half the population is Hispanic but no Hispanic-Americans occupy a council seat. Soto has called for unity among voters of all descents and seeks to work for all residents of Hazelton in order to balance the budget. After engaging with several community leaders, creating youth programs and improving access to affordable housing are among Soto’s top priorities.

“We’ve had our eye on Ms. Soto’s campaign for a while now and congratulate her on her Democratic primary victory. She is a terrific Latinx candidate who’s bilingual, is committed to working with local minority-owned businesses and helping them flourish, and understands everyday kitchen-table issues as a working mother,” stated Greg Dolezal, a leader within the Hispanic Caucus.

The Hispanic Caucus urges all Democrats Abroad members and all other Americans abroad who vote in Hazelton to request their ballot and send it back well before the November 5th General Election.


Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus Endorsement for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District

It is no accident that the North Carolina State Board of Elections has called for a new election to fill a congressional seat in the 9th District. What Republicans in this area immediately east and southeast of Charlotte call “voting irregularities,” we call FRAUD.

While North Carolinians have gotten a wake-up call in recent GOP scandals, Democrats are offering voters a fresh congressional candidate named Dan McCready. Dan honorably served in the Marine Corps, champions the protection of voting rights and strongly opposes any type of voter suppression -- especially among communities of color, and favors comprehensive immigration reform legislation which includes common-sense bipartisan measures such as protecting so-called “Dreamers” from deportation, among other critical issue stances.

The Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus Steering Committee heartily endorses Dan McCready as North Carolina’s next U.S. representative. We strongly urge all NC-09 voters living abroad to request their ballots from VoteFromAbroad.org and support Dan McCready in the 2019 General Election to complete the 2018 Blue Wave.

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NC-09: Dan McCready (challenger to open seat)


Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus Endorsement for Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District

Given his strong stance on protecting Social Security from reckless Trump-proposed cuts, his desire to legislatively work to lower the cost of prescription drugs, and his firm belief that all Americans are equal and should be treated equally under the law, the Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus is pleased to support Democratic candidate Marc Friedenberg in his campaign to be the Keystone State's newest member of Congress. The caucus urges all PA-12 voters to use VoteFromAbroad.org to request their ballot and send it back well before the May 22nd special election date.

 

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PA-12:  Marc Friedenberg (challenger to open seat)

Links To All 2018 Endorsements By The Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus

Please see below to view your voting state and the corresponding link for who we, the Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus, endorse in this year’s General Election. Many of these candidates have demonstrated a commitment to uphold Democratic values, work toward improving Latino communities, legislate on bettering health care, protect “DREAMers” and other vulnerable immigrant groups, take action on gun violence, pledge to listen to the concerns of Americans living abroad, and other items we strongly support.

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