• African Immigrant Caucus

    The Voice of the African Diaspora

  • African Immigrant Caucus

    The Voice of the African Diaspora

  • African Immigrant Caucus

    The Voice of the African Diaspora

  • African Immigrant Caucus

    The Voice of the African Diaspora

  • African Immigrant Caucus

    The Voice of the African Diaspora

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Building Power and Influence in the Metro-D.C. Area

While the number of African immigrants in the U.S. is large and rapidly growing, our community does not have the strong influence with political and corporate leaders that we should. We must also ensure that our communities are safe and can make their voices heard, especially at this time of rising xenophobia.

We want to do something about this, and believe that now is the time and Metro-DC—the number one gathering place for African immigrants across the United States. 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 Common Effort

Other ethnic groups have a seat at the table and are getting their voices heard. Africans must do the same and do it ourselves. As Frederick Douglass remarked, “Power concedes nothing without a demand” and politicians take notice when a large voting-block works together to impact them at the community and the ballot box.

Our Plan of Action

  • 1. Build Power

    Build African immigrant power across ethnicity, language, tribal and national affiliation, and political party.

  • 2. Determine Needs

    Determine our people’s most important and urgent needs through a grassroots process of listening in our congregations, organizations, and neighborhoods.

  • 3. Create Demands

    Create and present concrete demands based on our sessions.

  • 4. Take Action

    Gather African immigrants for assemblies with elected officials to inform them and to demand action on the concrete demands determined through our grassroots listening sessions.

  • 5. Hold Accountable

    Ensure our elected officials deliver on the concrete commitments they make to us.

Your Participation is Crucial

Every day decisions are being made that impact the African immigrant community, from immigration laws to education to economic opportunity. We cannot stand idly by while other groups act. By participating in this movement, you can improve your life and that of your family and community. By acting together we can force politicians to recognize and respect our power, giving us a meaningful seat at the table.

Make Your Voice Heard

Join us in making real change happen. Our plan of action offers a wide array of opportunities for getting involved. Find out how you can add your voice and strengthen the African immigrant community.

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