Int. Secretary (interim); Global Black Caucus Chair; DPCA Voting Rep, Switzerland

Unity through diverse & inclusive Leadership!

My grandmother once said to me: Always hear others out and remain open-minded; the day you think you know everything, is the day, you have the most, yet, to learn.  

How would I describe myself:

(GER): Angenehm Anders Als Alle Anderen (Pleasantly Different Than Everyone Else)

My name is Leedonal Moore and I also go by the name Jazzmin Dian Moore and although I’m from Mississippi, I'm a Texas State Voter.

I identify as non-binary and I recently celebrated my 40th Birthday in loving company with my Swiss partner and our 12 year old black labrador.

I am fluent in German & English and decent in eight other languages, including Sign-Language.

My passion is fencing, horse riding, cooking and bringing people closer together.

Constantly being internationally relocated, due to growing up in a military household, I learned early on of the importance of staying open minded, adapting fast to new and sometimes very stressful situations and equally staying connected to my bi-racial heritage and upbringing. 

Democrats Abroad is the community where I feel at home, where I can be who I am and where I can help others register to vote and help execute publishing different deadlines for each state so that people can properly exercise their fundamental voting rights.

It's been my greatest honor representing Democrats Abroad Switzerland on various news outlets during the 2020 elections.

I’ve been living in Zürich Switzerland for more than 16 years and since most recently also in France, where I am engulfed in the hospitality industry as a Château-Hotelier. 

I love to travel and I love to learn about different cultures. I am particularly sensitive to making sure that I properly represent the USA as a mix of many cultures and nationalities and I focus on making sure to not expect that other countries adapt to the “AMERICAN WAY”.

Today I work as a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultant for corporations, schools and embassies, as a TV & Radio host and event planer. And zes, i love wearing many hats. 

Initially my professional background started off in the beauty industry. While I have a Masters degree in Hair & Make Up and Communication, I worked from 2005 - 2015 as the Art Director & General Manager of a beauty company in Zürich. Hence, i have the ability to have a complete overview of all functions of a business (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Marketing, Communication, Production, Quality, Engineering, Health & Safety, HR, Finance, IT, Logistics & Distribution, Sales & Customer Service) while focusing on both, the clients and employees.

In addition I started early on in investing my time and passion in strengthening marginalized communities, especially the Black and LGBTIQ+ Community.

For my engagements I’ve received various national and international awards such as the Miss Drag Queen Switzerland 2008 title, European TOLERANTIA Award 2016 and an honorary medal for my outstanding work & activism representing Americans living abroad 2016.

If there is one thing we have learned from the past horrible administration, it's that our greatest power is to listen, trust in facts & science, invest in diversity, equity & inclusion, cast our votes and lead by example.

And During a private dinner with one of our former Ambassadors they pointed out that my greatest potential is connecting people of all ethnicities, genders, faiths, sexual orientations - encouraging them to respect, uplift and help each other in leading by example.

I believe:

  • Healthcare is a right, not a privilege
  • Black Lives Matter ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽
  • Public Education is a Public Good 🎒📚
  • A Fair Wage is a Living Wage
  • Women's Rights are Human Rights ♀️
  • Love is Love 🏳️‍🌈
  • No Human is Illegal
  • Science is Real 🔬
  • Voting Rights are Sacred 🗳️

Dear reader, I'm asking you: How can I help?

Love & Light

Leedonal / Jazzmin

 

 

     

 


  • published July 2022 Global Black Caucus Newsletter in News 2022-07-28 08:02:03 -0400

    July 2022 Global Black Caucus Newsletter

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    Message from the Chair

    “Stay on Target” is a great mantra for all of us for the Nov 2022 elections. As a reminder, our democracy hinges on three key outcomes:

    1. Holding and expanding our position in the Senate by 2 seats
    2. Holding the House
    3. Winning key state elections (select Govs, key judge-ships, county election positions, state legislatures, secretaries of state, etc…)

    I’m optimistic we can do this – but only if we all put our shoulders to the wheel. The media, however, generally projects less than a snowball’s chance in hell of achieving these goals. But remember – bad news sells better than good news – so the media outlets will, on measure, feature “sky is falling” and “things really suck” news.

    That’s why I was so surprised and delighted recently when The Daily (NYTimes Podcast) interviewed Nate Cohn whose polls and analysis affirmed my (and others’) assertions that we have a better chance in Nov than has previously been predicted. Totally worth a listen!

    HOWEVER – polls don’t vote, people do. Thus, there are a few key factors that rely on your and others’ help and amplification:

    1. To win – we must turnout the voters who voted for Joe Biden in 2020. We do that, and we win across the board.
    2. We need to focus on the issues that will animate and energize that suite of voters – especially around a woman’s right to choose, saving democracy and getting more gun control measures in place (these seem to be very motivating)
    3. When the economy comes up – per this great blog post from Dan Pfeiffer – we need press that Democrats are the best positioned to address the real issues causing inflation and push the point that Republicans don’t actually have any viable solutions
    4. Lastly – we can’t let folks get distracted by things like Joe Biden's age in 2024 and whether or not he should run for President again.

    I’m going to double-click on this last point for a moment. Again – I’ll invoke Dan Pfeiffer, and feature a different post from him that opened my eyes to this ploy about POTUS’ age to distract Democrats. Unfortunately, Dems tend to have the attention span of a fruit fly and are EASY to distract.

    “Squirrel!” 

    See?!

    Okay – recite the mantra – “stay on target”…. 

    Over the past few weeks, there have been many articles highlighting that Biden will be too old, he shouldn’t run, he’s not handing off the mantle, etc… It's super easy to get sucked into this debate.

    BUT WHO GIVES A D…?! The more that voters think about Joe’s age and 2024 when they are deciding whether or how to vote in 2022 – the more they will be voting for/against whether Joe Biden should be our nation's first octogenarian President and not FOR key and great Dem candidates up and down the ballot. OR WORSE – they just won’t vote because they’re fed up (especially young voters wanting a generational change). Please keep in your mind and heart that if we can expand the Senate by 2, hold the House and win key state and local races, we save our democracy AND we ensure the effectiveness of the second half of THIS term.

    If someone tries to engage you in the debate of “do you think Joe should run” I recommend an answer of “I appreciate the temptation to speculate and discuss, but I’m not focused on that right now – we have to make sure we win in 2022 and can’t be distracted by 2024. Want to knock doors/volunteer with me?”

    To summarize all of that, the Republican Playbook is:

    • Chapter 1 – Voter suppression
    • Chapter 2 – Voter distraction
    • Chapter 3 – Lie your butt off and make stuff up about opponents

    And the Democrats Playbook is and/or needs to be:

    • Chapter 1 – Voter turnout – even just the coalition who voted in 2020. This especially includes
      • Voter protection
      • Get Out the Vote
    • Chapter 2 - Voter persuasion
      • A Woman's Right to Choose
      • Democracy and Voting Rights
      • Guns (common sense gun reform/fighting gun violence)
      • Who’s going to have the better response to inflation
    • And I just love this framing of a “Freedom Agenda” proposed by – you guessed it - Dan Pfeiffer

    And here are just a couple of big actions you can take to help achieve our goals:

    Love and Light

    Jazz_sig.jpg
    Leedonal (Jazz) Moore


     

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  • 🧑🏾‍🦽Race To Saving Our Democracy 🧑🏾‍🦽

    🧑🏾‍🦽Race To Saving Our Democracy 🧑🏾‍🦽

    African Americans with Disabilities Overlooked

    Approximately 6 million African Americans in the U.S. live with a disability of some kind. In fact, African Americans have the highest rate of disability of all segments of the population at a little over 20 percent. Yet, they get little attention from reporters or the public.

    And that is why we must:

    ❖ Hold & Expand our Senate seats so that we can get rid of the filibuster, don’t have to rely on Senators Manchin and Sinema, and can finally pass popular measures that a majority of Americans want. This means, at a minimum, defending the toughest seats to hold (GA, AZ, NH, and NV) and flipping the 3 seats where we already hold statewide leadership positions (NC, WI, and PA).

    ❖ Hold the House so that we can continue to pass extraordinary measures that help the American People. Every state has vulnerable Dems who need protection to flip seats.

    ❖ Win key State leadership roles – ie Keeping Govs in WI, MI, PA, and KS to prevent toxic state legislatures from passing heinous legislation and flipping MD and MA so we can incubate more great policies in the states.

    ❖ Give President Biden two more years (at least) to govern with both chambers of Congress so that the seeds he’s planted with ARP, the Infrastructure package and other efforts across government can sprout and bloom and so that he can pass voter protection reform and Build Back Better.

    ☞ Encourage, Educate, Empower and Inspire eligible voters to register & vote!

    Vote From Abroad



    #RaceToVote #Register #Vote #DemsAbroad #GlobalBlackCaucus #GlobalDisabilityCaucus #BlackLivesMatter #BlackVotesMatter #MidtermsMatter #VoteFromAbroad #GetOutTheVote #VoteBlue


  • 99 Problems but a Beach Ain’t One 🏝

    99 Problems but a Beach Ain’t One

    It is almost unimaginable that a strong ray of hope can shine through in such dark times. After over 100 years and counting, reparations were made to the Bruce family by returning the prime Southern California beachfront to its rightful owners.

     In the 1900s, blacks were excluded from most local beaches; thus, Charles & Willa Bruce decided to create a 3-acre beach resort for black residents in what is now known as Manhattan Beach. It became highly successful, thus rearing the ugly head of envy and jealousy from the white residents. Then according to that hateful playbook of racism, there were threats, the KKK, burning of property, and intimidation of beach goers. It didn’t work. So, what could not be accomplished illegally was accomplished legally by executing eminent domain, which allows the seizure of property without the owners’ permission if the government states it is needed for public use.

    Paying an obligatory pittance, the property was confiscated, in 1924, under the guise of building a park for public use; the land, however, remained vacant for several decades. Thirty-six years later, fearing that sleeping dogs might awaken, the city decided to build a park named Bayview Terrace Park. However, it was the first and only black elected official (Manhattan Beach Mayor Mitch Ward 2007) that insisted on the park being renamed Bruce Beach

    Born out of a 2020 Juneteenth commemoration picnic held in the park, the advocacy coalition Justice for Bruce’s Beach was founded and spearheaded by Kavon War, an African American resident of Manhattan Beach. This grassroots movement pressured the city council into creating Bruce’s Beach Task Force.

    Los Angeles County Supervisors Janice Hahn and Holly Mitchell took up the reigns with the new law being authored by Senator Steve Bradford, who sits on the state’s newly formed reparations task force.

    “This is what reparations look like,” said Bradford, insisting that the county is not giving anything to the Bruce family yet simply returning their stolen property.

    There are still 99 problems, but the beach “ain’t one for the Bruce family.”

    - by Malaika Kusumi


     

    #Reparations #BlackLivesMatter #BlackVotesMatter #LA #California #BruceBeach #MidetermsMatter


  • published Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸 in News 2022-07-04 10:06:06 -0400

    Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸

    Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸

    Wishing American Families and Friends in the US and our fellow Americans Abroad a Happy Independence Day. 🇺🇸 🎉 🎆

    "The fact is, with every friendship you make and every bond you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world."
    Michelle Obama

    But, let’s also not forget about the History of America that has made a lasting impression on me, changing how I personally celebrate holidays. I soon realized that America’s Independence Day was not my own.
     
    The Fourth of July represents an incomplete history. It doesn’t reflect the full truth about Black Americans at the time the Declaration Of Independence was signed. Without holidays like Juneteenth that celebrate the real experiences of Black people, American history is incomplete. You cannot even make a logical story without it, because Black people’s enslavement and labor were such an integral part of building our society and our economy. This history is embedded in literally everything—from the Constitution to our day-to-day life, local laws, and ordinances—and so much wouldn’t make sense to someone who wasn’t familiar with America’s history.

    We hope every eligible voter living abroad will join us in the fight to defend democracy this midterm election year. Our Rights and Freedom are on the Ballot!



    #History #America #DeclarationOfIndependence #Juneteenth #Constitution #DefendDemocracy #Rights #Freedom #Ballot
    #LibertyAndJusticeForAll #IndependenceDay #Happy4th#4thOfJuly #LetFreedomRing #VoteFromAbroad #DemsAbroad #GlobalBlackCaucus #BlackLivesMatter #BlackVotesMatter #MidtermsMatter #VoteBlue


  • published Its' Disability Pride Month in News 2022-07-03 06:50:28 -0400

    Its' Disability Pride Month

     

    Its' #DisabilityPrideMonth

    The Americans with Disabilities Act ( #ADA )was passed on July 26, 1990, to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. Following this legislation, Boston held the first #DisabilityPrideDay event in July 1990 and Disability Pride Month was born.

    While disability pride and parades are a relatively new concept, the idea of Disability Pride is rooted in the same foundation as movements like LGBTIQ+ and Black Pride.

    ☞ African Americans with Disabilities Overlooked

    Approximately 6 million African Americans in the U.S. live with a disability of some kind. In fact, African Americans have the highest rate of disability of all segments of the population at a little over 20 percent. Yet, they get little attention from reporters or the public.

    Poverty: Forty percent of Black Americans with disabilities live in poverty compared to 22 percent of Blacks without disabilities.

    Education: African American students with disabilities have the lowest graduation rates of all other U.S. racial groups, according to one Congressional report, and graduate significantly lower than other African American students.

    Employment: About 28 percent of working-age African Americans with disabilities are employed compared to 72 percent of working-age African Americans without disabilities, according to RespectAbility.org.

    Health:  There is evidence that African Americans with disabilities who need medical treatment face barriers that range from negative stereotypes on the part of practitioners to a lack of transportation to get to a doctor’s office.

    Black history: Students introduced to African American notables such as Harriet Tubman, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Mary Davidson learn about their contributions to society but rarely do they find out that each had a disability.

    “Many black historical figures, innovators and activists have had their disabilities erased when their stories are taught in schools and covered during Black history and women’s history observances,”

    The same could be said for the stories being written today about racial inequality which omit the struggles of Black men and women with disabilities.


    #DisabilityPrideMonth #RacialInequality #HarrietTubman #FannieLouHamer #MaryDavidson #VoteFromAbroad #DemsAbroad #GlobalBlackCaucus #GlobalDisabilityCaucus #MidtermsMatter #BlackLivesMatter #BlackVotesMatter #VoteBlue


  • published June 2022 Global Black Caucus Newsletter in News 2022-06-30 08:02:00 -0400

    June 2022 Global Black Caucus Newsletter

    Message from the Chair

    Global Black Caucus Statement on Roe v WadeDear Brothers, Sisters, and Allies, 

    Our statement regarding the supreme court’s decision overturning Roe vs. Wade: 

    VOTE THEM OUT!

    The Global Black Caucus is heartbroken and devastated by the Supreme Court’s majority decision to overturn nearly 50 years of Roe v. Wade precedent. We are even more steadfast in our mission to enfranchise even more Americans living abroad to take their frustrations, anger, and sadness to the polls this November. 

    The ruling disavows an essential human right … freedom over our bodies for millions of Americans. The consequences will be devastating for Black and Brown women and as indicated in the majority ruling paths the way for an attack on intersectional Americans on every level, from who they love, how they love, and how they family.

    If you are as fired up as I am, tell your family, tell your friends, tell everyone to vote them out this November. We need to hold onto the House and gain more seats in the Senators to ensure our country progresses for all of us.

    We did it in 2020 and we can do it in 2022. Our freedoms are on the ballot. Our safety is on the ballot. Our lives are on the ballot.

    This is you. This is me. This is all of us.

    Love and Light

    Leedonal (Jazz) Moore

    Chair, Global Black Caucus

    Global Black Caucus Steering Committee:

    James Lockett (GBC Vice-Chair), Starla Goggins (Secretary), Laura Allen (Secretary - Deputy), Adrianne George (DNC-BC-Rep), Traci Möller (Press/Media Relations), Cedric Armand (Press/Media Relations - Deputy ), Michelle O’Brien (Legal Counsil), Andrew Morgan (Legal Council - Deputy), Adrienne Johnson( Advisory Liaison), Antar Keith (Reparations), Malaika Kusumi (Communications), Evelyn Riera (Engagement / Communications-Deputy), Joy Notoma (Engagement - Deputy), Kenton Barnes (Network), Rene Rousseau (Network - Deputy)


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  • Statement on Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

    VOTE THEM OUT!

    The Global Black Caucus is heartbroken and devastated by the Supreme Court’s majority decision to overturn nearly 50 years of Roe v. Wade precedent. We are even more steadfast in our mission to enfranchise even more Americans living abroad to take their frustrations, anger, and sadness to the polls this November. 

    The ruling disavows an essential human right … freedom over our bodies for millions of Americans. The consequences will be devastating for Black and Brown women and as indicated in the majority ruling paths the way for an attack on intersectional Americans on every level, from who they love, how they love, and how they family.

    If you are as fired up as I am, tell your family, tell your friends, tell everyone to vote them out this November. We need to hold onto the House and gain more seats in the Senators to ensure our country progresses for all of us.

    We did it in 2020 and we can do it in 2022. Our freedoms are on the ballot. Our safety is on the ballot. Our lives are on the ballot.

    This is you. This is me. This is all of us.

    Love and Light


    Leedonal (Jazz) Moore
    Chair, Global Black Caucus

    Global Black Caucus Steering Committee:

    James Lockett (GBC Vice-Chair), Starla Goggins (Secretary), Laura Allen (Secretary - Deputy), Adrianne George (DNC-BC-Rep), Traci Möller (Press/Media Relations), Cedric Armand (Press/Media Relations - Deputy ), Michelle O’Brien (Legal Council), Andrew Morgan (Legal Council - Deputy), Adrienne Johnson( Advisory Liaison), Antar Keith (Reparations), Malaika Kusumi (Communications), Evelyn Riera (Engagement / Communications-Deputy), Joy Notoma (Engagement - Deputy), Kenton Barnes (Network), Rene Rousseau (Network - Deputy)


    #RoeVsWade #SupremeCourt #VoteFromAbroad #GetOutTheVote #BlackLivesMatter #BlackVotesMatter #MidtermsMatter 


  • 🏃🏿‍♀️Race To Saving Our Democracy 🏃🏿‍♂️

    🏃🏿‍♀️Race To Saving Our Democracy 🏃🏿‍♂️

    Hold & Expand our Senate seats so that we can get rid of the filibuster, don’t have to rely on Sens Manchin and Sinema, and can finally pass popular measures that a majority of Americans want. This means, at a minimum, defending the toughest seats to hold (GA, AZ, NH, and NV) and flipping the 3 seats where we already hold statewide leadership positions (NC, WI, and PA).

    Hold the House so that we can continue to pass extraordinary measures that help the American People. Every state has vulnerable Dems who need protection to flip seats.

    Win key State leadership roles – ie Keeping Govs in WI, MI, PA, and KS to prevent toxic state legislatures from passing heinous legislation and flipping MD and MA so we can incubate more great policies in the states.

    Give President Biden two more years (at least) to govern with both chambers of Congress so that the seeds he’s planted with ARP, the Infrastructure package and other efforts across government can sprout and bloom and so that he can pass voter protection reform and Build Back Better.

    ☞ Encourage, Educate, Empower and Inspire eligible voters to Register & Vote!

    VOTE FROM ABROAD - REGISTER HERE!




    #RaceToVote #DemsAbroad #GlobalBlackCaucus #BlackLivesMatter #BlackVotesMatter #MidtermsMatter #VoteFromAbroad #GetOutTheVote #Register #Vote


  • published ❖ Happy Juneteenth ❖ in News 2022-06-19 06:24:08 -0400

    ❖ Happy Juneteenth ❖

    Happy #Juneteenth - #FreedomDay - #JubileeDay- #EmancipationDay - #Blackindependenceday

    One year ago, President Joe Biden signed into law a measure establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day - commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

    It’s the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was created in 1983.


  • ❖ Welcoming Democrats Abroad Canada Black Caucus ❖

    ❖ Welcoming Democrats Abroad Canada Black Caucus ❖

    Right on time for #Juneteenth , the Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus is welcoming the newly formed Democrats Abroad Canada Black Caucus to the family. The GBC couldn’t be more proud of Star Goggins, Dr. Laura Allen, and Larry Rousseau for stepping up and being a force for positive change.

    With the midterm elections coming in November, the new formation of this Caucus is very timely to help give the Black Indigenous People Of Color, short BIPOC, community voice in seeking representation to address many issues of injustice in our community including biases, violence, and voter suppression.

    The DA Canada Black Caucus can help provide a forum for African Americans living in Canada to engage in discussion, become more informed, and advocate for issues of concern to Black Americans.

    The Caucus is open to all Democrats Abroad in Canada, and we invite your support and input as we all face these challenges against democracy.

    Become a member and help motivate, inspire, and get our Black Brothers & Sisters out to vote.

    Democrats simply can’t win without the Black Vote!

    Are you interested in becoming a member of the DACA Black Caucus or would like to volunteer, please email the DA Canada Chair, Erin Kotecki-Vest at [email protected]
     
    Join DACABC on Juneteenth!




    #WelcomeToTheFamily #DemsAbroad #Canada #BlackCaucus #VoteFromAbroad #BlackVotesMatter #BlackLivesMatter #GlobalBlackCaucus #Juneteenth #MidtermsMatter


  • published ❖ Important Notice ❖ in News 2022-06-15 15:26:14 -0400

    ❖ Important Notice ❖

    ❖ Important Notice ❖

    Hello Y'All,

    heavy-hearted we have decided to postpone the GBC Give-4-More Summer Summit until September 2022. If you are in town and inclined, I will be at Fork & Bottle and would be happy to meet up with you for a chilled drink at 17:30 after Zurich Pride. (Perfect place for shade and tranquility after the parade.)

    Thank you very much to all who offered to volunteer and to all who were interested in joining the event.

    Love and Light

    Jazz


  • published Love is Love in News 2022-06-13 09:08:08 -0400

    Love is Love

    Happy #LovingDay 

    “Tell the court I love my wife, and it is just unfair that I can’t live with her in Virginia.”

    June 12th marks 53 years since the Supreme Court struck down state bans on interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia.

    Our work to end discrimination and racial injustice continue. 


    #LovingDay #LoveIsLove #VoteFromAbroad #BlackLivesMatter #MidtermsMatter
    #LoveIsLove #EnoughIsEnough


  • Remembering Pulse Nightclub tragedy. We owe it to them!

    Today, June 13 we remember the 49 people killed and 53 wounded at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

    As these last few weeks bring gun violence to center stage once again, we are reminded of the horrific tragedy that unfolded just 6 years ago against the LGBTIQ+ community. We must do better, we owe it to them!



    #Pulse #Florida #PrideMonth #VoteFromAbroad #LGBTIQ #BlackLivesMatter #BlackTransLivesMatter #MidtermsMatter
    #GunSafetyLaws #EnoughIsEnough


  • Emancipation Proclamation & General Order No. 3 ☞ On Display!

    Emancipation Proclamation & General Order No. 3 ☞ On Display!

    From June 18 to 20, 2022, the National Archives Museum will display the original Emancipation Proclamation and General Order No. 3.

    Timed ticket entry is available but not required. Reserve a ticket at https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/234645

    The National Archives will host a special Juneteenth Family Day on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Related programs include author book talks and a panel discussion with a musical performance.  

    ❖ The original Emancipation Proclamation

    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached the third year of the Civil War. Lincoln’s proclamation, which declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free,” was “a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing the rebellion.” The Proclamation also declared the acceptance of Black men into military service. By the war’s end, almost 200,000 Black soldiers and sailors had fought for the Union and freedom. 


    Despite its expansive wording, the Emancipation Proclamation was limited. The freedom it promised was dependent upon a Union victory in the war. It also only applied in 10 Confederate states, leaving more than half a million men, women, and children in bondage in parts of the Confederacy already under Northern control and in the loyal border states.
    Nevertheless, the Emancipation Proclamation promised Freedom and a new beginning for several million Americans and fundamentally transformed the character of the war. It recognized the moral force behind the Union's cause and strengthened the Union both militarily and politically. As a milestone along the road to chattel slavery's final destruction, the Emancipation Proclamation has assumed a place among the great documents of the nation.

    ❖ Juneteenth General Order No. 3

    On June 19, 1865, the freedom promised in the Emancipation Proclamation was finally delivered to 250,000 people who remained enslaved in Texas two and a half years after President Lincoln’s historic proclamation and two months after Union victory in the Civil War.

    U.S. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued General Order No. 3, which informed the people of Texas that all enslaved persons in the state were now free. This day has come to be known as Juneteenth, a combination of June and 19th. It is also called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, and it is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

    Emancipation, however, was not a singular event in United States history. There were many emancipation days as enslaved people obtained their freedom in the decades-spanning American independence through the Civil War. They were an important element of the abolition movement, which fought to end chattel slavery and liberate the millions held in bondage across the country. That goal was not fully realized until December 6, 1865, when the requisite number of states ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, legally ending slavery in the United States. 

    While Juneteenth has been formally celebrated primarily by people in African American communities in Texas, nearly all states and the District of Columbia recognize Juneteenth as an official state holiday or observance. On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill into law establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday. 


    #EmancipationProclamation #GeneralOrderNo3 #NationalArchives #Juneteenth #FreedomDay #Texas #FederalHoliday


  • published 🏳️‍🌈Happy Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈 in News 2022-06-01 16:30:39 -0400

    🏳️‍🌈Happy Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈

    🏳️‍🌈Happy Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈

    Here's a reminder that BIPOC has always been at the center of 2SLGBTQIA+ culture and resistance. Pride must be accessible and intersectional, and it must center the experiences and acknowledge the work of BIPOC communities. All year, not just in June or at a parade.

    As long as there have been Black people, there have been Black 2SLGBTQIA+ and same-gender-loving people.
    Democrats Abroad are kicking off #PrideMonth alongside the LGBT Caucus and head over to see the great events that are planned! 



    #PrideMonth #DemsAbroad #GlobalBlackCaucus #2SLGBTQIA+ #LGBTIQ #MidtermsMatter #BlackLivesMatter #BlackTransLivesMatter #VoteFromAbroad #SayGayVoteBlue
     

     


  • published 📖 Black Americans founded Memorial Day 📖 in News 2022-05-31 08:33:36 -0400

    📖 Black Americans founded Memorial Day 📖

    📖 Black Americans founded Memorial Day 📖


    Memorial Day, formally known as Decoration Day, was originally started by a group of African Americans. The History Channel and many credible historians have confirmed that the popular holiday was, in fact, initially an event held by newly liberated Blacks in Charleston, South Carolina. It happened on May 1, 1865 right after the Civil War ended.


    Thousands of newly freed slaves and regiments of the U.S. Colored Troops gathered to march around a Confederate Army prison camp in honor of the unnamed fallen Union soldiers who fought for their freedom.

    Also in attendance were thousands of Black women and children who reportedly sang hymns and carried flowers, wreaths, and crosses.

    And then the holiday was whitewashed...


    Historian and author, David W. Blight, said in his book Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory that years later African Americans were suddenly erased from the story at the end of Reconstruction.



    Yes, that's right. A day that originally celebrated Black liberation was now being utilized for white supremacy, and it apparently all started from an 1865 article that was published in the Charleston Daily Courier that tried to discredit the facts.

    After discovering that news article, many historians have agreed that after being freed, one of the first things this group of African Americans did was gather to pay tribute to those who died while fighting for freedom. Sadly, you usually don't hear that part of the story.



    According to LiberationSchool.org, "the spirit of the first Decoration Day - the struggle for Black liberation and the fight against racism - has unfortunately been whitewashed from the modern Memorial Day." 




    #DecorationDay #MemorialDay #WhiteWashed #BlackHistory #DemsAbroad #GlobalBlackCaucus #VoteFromAbroad #BlackLivesMatter #BlackVotesMatter #BlackHistoryMatters #CRT #CriticalRaceTheory


  • published 💙THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!💙 in News 2022-05-30 11:23:58 -0400

    💙THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!💙

    💙THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!💙

    Today we honor those countless souls that we have lost who have fought for America and for our rights.

    We must ensure we VOTE and keep their sacrifices in mind as we aim to improve our country and ensure the rights they fought for are kept.




    #MemorialDay #ThankYouForYourService #DemsAbroad #GlobalBlackCaucus #VoteFromAbroad #BlackLivesMatter #MidtermsMatter #Vote 


  • published If You Are Seeing Red in News 2022-05-26 03:00:18 -0400

    If You Are Seeing Red

    If You Are Seeing Red

    You should be seeing red
    Not voting it
    Your children are dying too
    Guns don’t kill people
    People do
    Potatoe potahtoe

    You should be seeing red
    Not voting it
    Color, creed and race divide
    Yet death unites all mothers
    Grieving the loss of children
    Shot down before learning their ABCs

    You should be seeing red
    Not voting it
    Abolishing abortion does not save a life
    It may kill two
    Ignoring gun control
    Kills hundreds

    If you are seeing red
    Vote blue

    by Malaika Kusumi




    #Poem #Vote #Blue #DemsAbroad #GlobalBlackCaucus #PoetLaureate #VoteFromAbroad #BlackVotesMatter #BlackLivesMatter #MidtermsMatter #PolicyAndChange #EnoughIsEnough


  • published 81 Million Of Us.... in News 2022-05-22 09:55:40 -0400

    81 Million Of Us....

    We have had some excellent speakers at this weekend’s annual Democrats Abroad Annual Global Meeting…

    "81 million of us, domestically and abroad, stood up in the face of hate and bigotry in

    2020-let's step up again for the midterms!"

    - Jaime Harrison, DNC Chairperson -


     

    #DNC #Chair #JamieHarrison #DemsAbroad #AGM #GlobalBlackCaucus #VoteFromAbroad #MidtermsMatter #BlackVotesMatter




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