Author: C.RoAch

Our Silver Lining

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

 

On Tuesday, the inconceivable happened. But despite our disbelief, anger, and despair, we want to acknowledge some of the victories our community had.

The number of women of color in the Senate quadrupled last night. Kamala Harris (CA), Mazie Hirono (HI), Catherine Cortez Masto (NV), and Tammy Duckworth (IL), added to our representation in the Senate. Catherine Cortez Masto will serve as the first ever Latina Senator and she adds to the total number of 31 Congressional Hispanic Caucus members.

 

There are 8 new Latinos elected to Congress, we congratulate Nanette Diaz Barragan (CA-44), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Lou Correa (CA-46), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Darren Soto (FL-09), Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) and Ruben Kihuen (NV-4) on their wins and for serving as an example to our community. We are honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of their election and can’t wait for them to be sworn in. Congratulations to all of them! Their leadership will be essential in what is to come and we have full faith they will continue making us proud.

 

 
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We are also appreciative of VoteVets, NCLR Action Fund, Latino Victory, Voto Latino, MoveOn.org, Democracy for America, CHC BOLD PAC, LULAC, NALEO Educational Fund, NCLR and the DCCC for pushing hundreds of thousands of families to vote this cycle.
 
Now more than ever, we need to stay strong and fight for our friends and family.
 
Hasta la victoria,
 
Team Solidarity

The Latinx Vote: 2016 Elections and Beyond Webinar

Watch this Webinar presented by Law@theMargins and co-sponsors Latino Justice, National Hispanic Federation and New American Leaders Project. In this hour and a half session, many professional Latinx discuss building political power in the latino community from the upcoming election and moving forward.

All of the different panels analyze the obstacles in obtaining electoral power and representation of local leaders and issues. They also offer a framework for how to engage and empower voters.

The Boss, Chuck Rocha's, segment are 22:30,  37:05, 49:19, 58:09, 1:12:50 & 1:27:38

Team Solidarity

5th Annual Green Room Reception

Solidarity collaborated with Vestige Strategies on their fifth consecutive Green Room reception Wednesday the 14th.

Quentin James (Vestige Co-Founder) & The Boss
Quentin James (Vestige Co-Founder) & The Boss
The event was held to recognize African American & Hispanic energy and environmental professionals. Secondarily, it was to provide an opportunity for all of those in attendance to network and make connections within the green community. The event had wonderful cocktails, great weather and a spectacular view over the Navy Yard from The Penthouse Pool Club.

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The music was provided artfully by DJ JahSonic. Those recognized for their environmental advocacy include the Mayor of Flint, Congresswoman Barbara Lee & Brenda Lawrence, Congressman Raul Grijalva and the EPA's Mustafa Ali

Mustafa Ali
Mustafa Ali
Raul Grijalva
Raul Grijalva
We thank Vestige Strategies for letting us be a part of their always wonderful event, adding Latino flavor for Hispanic Heritage Month.
~Team Solidarity, C.R

The New Rocha Revolution Podcast!

Starting today and continuing every Wednesday Solidarity's own Chuck Rocha will be releasing a Podcast, co hosted by his son Charles Rocha. It is meant to cover a wide range of views on numerous progressive and political topics of the day.

Rocha Revolution at first was hosted on Soundcloud, but is now easily accessible on the website RSS to Friends of Solidarity Strategies.

Soundcloud.com/therocharevolution
Soundcloud.com/therocharevolution
To hear ANY Episode you can visit Our RSS Feed!
for Google Play users please Subscribe.
Or listen on Itunes.

As always we thank you for visiting us here at SolidarityStrategies.com and hope you will check in weekly for updates on our new projects.

~Team Solidarity

Solidarity Strategies Breaks Brown Barriers.

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

I am extremely humbled to have written a piece for Campaigns & Elections Magazine that shares our involvement with the Bernie 2016 presidential campaign. You can read about our part in Sanders' political revolution here.

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When Jeff Weaver approached our firm, he wanted to form a Sanders campaign that reflected the diversity in the United States.  A request to translate Sanders’ website to Spanish flourished into a senior-level role, providing consulting on national voter contact. I know that Solidarity’s performance and high-quality work made us equals to Bernie’s senior team. We were never referred to as the "Latino consultants.” We were simply consultants who happened to be Latinos.

We are proud of the key role we played in a presidential campaign -- a role that led us to this year’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where we witnessed a historic presidential nomination.

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But as my team and I return home from Philadelphia, we ask people to recognize the work that still needs to be made. We want our experience to serve as a call for change in how we hire consultants, specifically consultants of color, for campaigns.

In Solidarity,

Chuck Rocha

President & Founder