The Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States
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July 2020
LUS US Newsletter
Special Edition: PALCUS FYI Webinars  
As we communicated in a recent statement, PALCUS has started to conduct webinars and podcasts that tackle some topics that are not discussed very often in our community.  We also are providing more information around how to become more civically active, as it is more important than ever that we vote and make our voices heard.

Below are links to some recent webinars that you can watch and share with family and friends.  We have also listed some upcoming webinars that address topics such as addiction, being gay in our community, growing up bi-racial and many other topics.  We have also started streaming these podcasts live on Facebook and are seeing a much higher engagement.  We will continue to do this with future webinars and podcasts whenever possible.

We welcome your comments and suggestions so that we continue to address the issues that are most important to YOU, our Portuguese community.  Thank you for your time, and we look forward to your feedback.


How to Organize a Voter Registration Event

How to Organize a Candidates' Night Debate
A Conversation with Jordan Thomas


Addressing Addiction in the Portuguese Community

Being Gay in the Portuguese Community
Join us for an honest discussion about being gay in the Portuguese community. Our guests David Garcia, Chelsie Santos and Nuno Guerreiro will talk about their experiences and provide some advice for how we can be more accepting as a community.
July 31 at 2 PM ET
Join us live on Facebook or via Zoom:

How COVID is Affecting Our Community, with Dr. Joe Amaral
To be Scheduled

Importance of Having More Portuguese-Americans in Public Office, with Daniel DaPonte and Rosa Rebimbas
To Be Scheduled

Reform within Law Enforcement
To be Scheduled

Party Politics at a Local Level
To be Scheduled

Do you have any suggestion on topics you would like to see addressed? Send us an email at We would love to hear from you.
We would love to hear what you have been up to. Events, Promotions, Graduations, Awards, Lectures or News the community should know about.   Send us an email to be featured in our newsletter:
Are you a PALCUS member yet?  
We are stronger together!

Join now! Until August 31st, 5% of all new memberships will go to meals for the elderly.

I f you agree with the work undertaken by PALCUS to build the social, cultural and political capital of our community, then please join us and become a member today!

Strong membership participation means a stronger voice in the national Portuguese-American agenda. In order to advance Portuguese language education, increase presence in the congressional caucuses, and provide economic opportunities, the collective voice of thousands is needed!  

In addition, PALCUS is a member-driven non-profit organization that depends on membership dues and fundraising events to fund its operations.  Members of the all-volunteer board of directors donate their time and personal funds for travel, lodging and tickets to attend networking events and planning sessions so our administrative costs are relatively low but nonetheless critical to doing business on a daily basis.

There are membership categories to suit every budget and level of interest.  Please click on our membership webpage and join our voice today!

 Questions? Contact Graci for more information! 

Did you enjoy this newsletter? Do you know about all the programs PALCUS offers our community? Please visit our website and become a member today! 
We can't do what we do without your support!

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Jobs for Portuguese Speakers
Jobs for Portuguese Speakers

If you want to put your Portuguese language skills to use in your next job, there are many opportunities out there! Visit the  Jobs for Portuguese Speakers Facebook page to see some job openings.

Contact Information

Phone: 202-466-4664

9255 Center St., Suite 404
Manassas, VA 20110
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PALCUS Mission

In order to create a singular voice to advocate  for the Portuguese-American and Luso-American communities at large, the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States Inc. (PALCUS) was founded in 1991 as a non-partisan, non-profit, organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. 
The PALCUS mission is to address domestic and international concerns of the Portuguese-American Community.
The Council conducts an expanding program of educational and public affairs activities on issues of interest to the Portuguese-American community and of salience to the Luso-American Relationship.
PALCUS is committed to serving the community through increasingly active government relations efforts, the promotion of a greater awareness of ethnic accomplishments and encouraging stronger ties between Portugal and the United States. In this role PALCUS advances the community professionally, politically and culturally while working to ensure that issues directly affecting our community are addressed through our network of government and community leaders.

PALCUS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization under the IRS tax code and  incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia.  Donations are tax deductible to extent allowed by law and will be acknowledged.

PALCUS has earned the 2019 Gold GuideStarUSA Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency. Visit our profile HERE
Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States, Inc.
9255 Center Street, Ste. 404, Manassas, VA 20110
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