Posts Tagged ‘DNC’

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

I will NOT be attending the inauguration for @realDonaldTrump! — Adriano Espaillat (@RepEspaillat) January 15, 2017 A few days ago, Rep. Adriano Espaillat made many of his constituents extremely happy by refusing to attend the inauguration/coronation of you know who. With this simple gesture the Congressman has set the proper tone for the long fight […]


Llegó Espaillat | Manhattan Times

Llegó Espaillat | Manhattan Times

Dominican-American takes oath in D.C. Story by Sherry Mazzocchi Photos by Emmanuel Abreu It is a fight for the soul of our nation. That is what Adriano Espaillat, who was sworn in as U.S. Representative for the 13th Congressional District, told a cheering crowd of Northern Manhattan residents in Washington, D.C. on Tues., Jan. 3rd. […]


Op-Led: Democracy Meets Dominicans

Op-Led: Democracy Meets Dominicans

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Democracy will never be the same again. Democracy now comes with drums. Guiras y tamboras to be exact. Yesterday, in the wee hours of the morning, 12 busloads of folks, as well an untold numbers of personal vehicles, left New York City to be a part of something truly special. Approximately […]


An immigrant lawmaker’s role in Trump time | The Riverdale Press

An immigrant lawmaker’s role in Trump time | The Riverdale Press

By Anthony Capote Adriano Espaillat has had a big year. In June, the outgoing state senator won a nine-person primary race to replace 46-year incumbent Rep. Charles Rangel in the House, narrowly defeating Assemblyman Keith Wright by 849 votes. Then in July, he appeared on the national stage to speak at the Democratic national convention […]


From Undocumented to Congress: Adriano Espaillat Needles Trump at DNC | Observer

From Undocumented to Congress: Adriano Espaillat Needles Trump at DNC | Observer

By Jillian Jorgensen New York’s elected officials took the stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight to offer up their support of hometown candidate Hillary Clinton—including the state senator who will become the nation’s first Dominican-American congressman this November. Adriano Espaillat, who won a Democratic primary for the seat being vacated by Congressman Charles Rangel, […]


Uptown’s Own Adriano Espaillat to Address the Democratic National Convention Tonight

Uptown's Own Adriano Espaillat to Address the Democratic National Convention Tonight

State Senator Adriano Espaillat, the Democratic primary winner in New York’s 13th congressional district, will address the delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in support of the Clinton-Kaine ticket tonight. If elected in November, Espaillat would not only become the first Dominican-American to ever serve in Congress, he would also become the first […]


1/12/16: 2016 State of the Union Uptown Watch Party

1/12/16: 2016 State of the Union Uptown Watch Party

Join your Uptown neighbors, the Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan, the Northern Manhattan Democrats for A Change and the Tioga Carver Democratic Club to watch President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union Address as President of the United States. President Obama intends to be a president of consequence until his last days […]


Uptown Votes: Democracy @ Work

Uptown Votes: Democracy @ Work

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) After all the voting horror stories I was hearing from various sources, I was thinking I was going to be in for a long night. When I first arrived at my new polling place, the Isabella Nursing home on 190th Street and Audubon at 7pm, my worst fears were confirmed. It […]


Barack Obama Reelection Signals Rise Of New America | Huffington Post

Barack Obama Reelection Signals Rise Of New America | Huffington Post

BY Howard Fineman NEW YORK — President Barack Obama did not just win reelection tonight. His victory signaled the irreversible triumph of a new, 21st-century America: multiracial, multi-ethnic, global in outlook and moving beyond centuries of racial, sexual, marital and religious tradition. Obama, the mixed-race son of Hawaii by way of Kansas, Indonesia, Los Angeles, […]


Op-Led: I Am Rocking With Barack Obama

Op-Led: I Am Rocking With Barack Obama

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Even though I was born and have lived in the United States for almost all of my life, I never felt truly American until Barack Obama’s historic run for the Presidency in 2008. Until that point I always felt like the other. When asked my nationality, I would instinctively answer, Dominican. […]


Dominicans are Obama’s Most Enthusiastic Latino Voters | Fox News Latino

Dominicans are Obama's Most Enthusiastic Latino Voters | Fox News Latino

By Elizabeth Llorente Surveys of Latino voters show it again and again. President Obama is favored by a majority of likely Latino voters. But a few that break down Latino voters by national heritage show a little-noticed trend – Dominicans are Obama’s most loyal and enthusiastic supporters among this increasingly important voting bloc. Across the […]


Uptown Votes: Get on the bus to help re-elect President Barack Obama!

Uptown Votes: Get on the bus to help re-elect President Barack Obama!

There are just a few weeks until the presidential election, and it’s clearer than ever that Democrats are going to have to dig deep to ensure a victory for President Obama. With that said, join the members of the Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan this coming Sunday as they head to the key […]

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