African Immigrant Caucus
Building Power in the Metro-DC Area
While the number of African immigrants in the U.S. is large, our community does not have the strong influence with political and corporate leaders we deserve.
We want to do something to change this fact, and believe that now is the time and Metro-DC—the number one gathering spot for African immigrants across the United States—is the place.
The Metro-DC African Immigrant Caucus includes representatives from many African countries, giving us a unique opportunity to lead the way for African immigrants across the country.
Common Issues Require United Effort
Other ethnic groups have a seat at the table and are getting their issues heard — why not Africans?
Nobody will do this for us…we must do it ourselves!
Political power matters and politicians take notice when a large voting block works together to impact them in the community — and at the ballot box.
Join the African Immigrant Caucus for its very first convention on Oct. 25 from 9am-6pm.
Location: Bethel World Outreach New Location
16227 Batchellors Forest Road
Olney, MD 20832
TOGETHER, WE CHART OUR OWN COURSE!
Our Plan of Action
Ensure our elected officials deliver on the concrete commitment they made to us.
Immigrants from Africa
constitute a diverse and rapidly growing group in the United States. As Census data demonstrate, the African foreign-born population has doubled in size in recent years, increasing from 800,000 in 2000 to 1.6 million by 2010.
As our numbers grow, so does our need to speak out and work together to ensure that our voices are heard where it counts in the community and across the country.
The Metro-DC African Immigrant Caucus
is a growing network of African immigrant institutions that have come together to effect change through the power of our numbers.
Launched in November 2013, the group consists of community, clergy, and business leaders who believe African immigrants in Diaspora need a voice in the political system.
Your Participation is Crucial
Every day, decisions are being made that will impact the African immigrant community. We cannot stand by while other groups act. By participating in this movement, you can improve your life and that of your family. By acting together, we can force politicians to recognize and respect our power, giving us a meaningful seat at the power table.
Make Your Voice Heard
Join us in making real change happen. Our five-part plan of action offers a wide array of opportunities for involvement. Find out how you can add your voice and increase the volume of the African immigrant community by contacting us today!