DA Mexico Vice Chair of Chapter Affairs / DPCA Voting Representative / DA Guadalajara Chapter Chair

I have been living and working in Guadalajara for 18 years. My background is in communications, psychology, and education, and I work as an independent editor and as a psychotherapist (mostly online these days). I´ve been a member of DA since before the Guadalajara chapter formed and in 2017 helped to build our chapter. I was eventually elected to Chair in February 2019. For the past two years I’ve worked alongside an enthusiastic and talented team of active volunteers, including those from other chapters. The cohesive relationship we have built amongst our chapters has been one of the most gratifying experiences of my involvement with DA. With my experience in chapter building and management, I think I’d be a great support to other chapters, sharing infrastructure and operational ideas, helping brainstorm complicated issues, serving as liaison to other areas in the organization, and being a strong shoulder to lean on if needed.
I am bilingual and a dual citizen, having received my Mexican citizenship in December of 2017. I am married to Carlos Dominguez Huerta and am the doting mother of two French bulldogs. 


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    Get Out The Vote - Vamos por el Voto


    Get Out The Vote

    Saturday, January 29TH 11:00 – 1:00

    The Black Sheep 

    Happy New Year Everyone! It´s that time once again and DA Guadalajara is on the move to help U.S. Citizens register to vote for the Midterms this year. Please join us for our first in-person gathering in 2022 and learn how to vote from abroad using www.votefromabroad.org.

    We’ll meet at The Black Sheep on Saturday, January 29th at 11:00 am in a safe environment and teach you how to register and request your ballot. Please arrive vaccinated and masked. We’ll also discuss how to ensure your ballot is received and counted. Most importantly, you´ll be able to help other U.S. citizens throughout the year do the same. With nearly 50,000 U.S. citizens living in the greater metropolitan area of Guadalajara, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

    Volunteer opportunities throughout the year include –

    • Helping friends and relatives
    • Serving at in-person GOTV events scheduled throughout the coming months
    • Supporting press and publicity opportunities
    • Participating with online and telephone support 

    The Black Sheep is located at 1872 Libertad - Colonia Americana. Please let us know you´re coming by clicking below. Questions or concerns can be sent to our GOTV Chair, Kathy Stanford at [email protected] or 332-310-4825.


    Vamos por el Voto

    Sábado, enero 29, 11:00 – 1:00

    The Black Sheep

    ¡Feliz Año a todos! Es tiempo otra vez y Demócratas en el Extranjero (DA) Guadalajara está en acción para ayudar a los ciudadanos de Estados Unidos a registrarse para votar en las Elecciones Intermedias este año. Por favor acompáñenos en nuestra primera reunión presencial en 2022 para aprender a votar desde el extranjero usando http://www.votefromabroad.org.

    Nos reuniremos en El Black Sheep el sábado 29 de enero a las 11:00 am en un entorno seguro para enseñarle a registrarse y solicitar su boleta. Por favor llegue vacunada y enmascarada. También hablaremos de cómo asegurarse de que su boleta sea recibida y contada. Y aún más importante, usted estará capacitado para ayudar a otros ciudadanos estadounidenses a lo largo del año a hacer lo mismo. Con cerca de 50,000 ciudadanos de Estados Unidos viviendo en el área Metropolitana de Guadalajara ¡NECESITAMOS SU AYUDA!

    Las oportunidades para los voluntarios a lo largo del año incluyen-

    • Ayudar a sus amigos y familiares
    • Participar como representante de Vamos por el Voto en eventos programados a lo largo de los próximos meses
    • Apoyar las oportunidades de publicidad y prensa
    • Participar con soporte en línea y telefónico 

    El Black Sheep está ubicado en Libertad 1872, Colonia Americana. Por favor confirme su asistencia haciendo clic en RSVP. Puede enviar sus preguntas e inquietudes a nuestra Directora de GOTV (Vamos por el Voto), Kathy Stanford a [email protected] o al 332-310-4825.

    January 29, 2022 at 11:00am
    Black Sheep
    Libertad 1872
    Colonia Americana
    Guadalajara, Jalisco 44160
    Google map and directions
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  • Always encouraged to do anything I thought I wanted to or could

    It was my father who taught my mother to cook, sew, and clean the house. He´d grown up on a farm and had to share in all kinds of chores. My mother was raised more "the princess" which I leaned does no one any good. I learned it all too, including how build things, fix a flat, and mow the yard. There was a sense of joy in learning to do something with skill whatever it was. So when I went to college and then on to work for a living, I considered all kinds of livelihoods and ended up commercial fishing in the Bering Sea where I learned more skills and found I could do equal the work but had to negotiate for a fair share of the wage. I consider it Neanderthal thinking that one sex deserves more than another based on gender alone. All anyone has to do is read a few history books to understand the tyranny in this thinking. I'll continue to support the ERA for as long as I have breath in my body!  Live in Mexico, Vote in Idaho

Judy Lynn "Jude" Wallesen has been living and working in Guadalajara for eighteen years. She has a background in communications, psychology, and education and is a practicing psychotherapist with CADE (Centro de Ansiedad, Depresión, y Estrés).