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The Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States
Serving our Community for 29 Years!
LUSUS Newsletter
The Online Newsletter of PALCUS
Special Announcement! New members of the Portuguese American Caucus

Congressman Dough LaMalfa joins the Portuguese American Caucus 

PALCUS is excited to announce that  Congressman Dough LaMalfa (R,CA-1) is the newest member of the Portuguese American Caucus in the House of Representatives.
Congressman Vargas represents California's 1st Congressional District, which is home to  13,687  Portuguese according to the last American Community Survey.
He joins his colleague,  Congressman Juan Vargas, who also recently joined.

Co-Chairs: Congressmen Jim Costa (D,CA-16), David Cicilline (D,RI-1), Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) 

Rep. Steve Womack, (R, AR-3)

Rep. Jim Costa*, Co-Chair, (D, CA-16)
Rep. Dough LaMalfa, (R, CA-1)
Rep. Eric Swalwell, (D, CA-15)        
Rep. Ro Khanna (D, CA-17)
Rep. Jerry McNerney (D, CA-9)
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, (D, CA-19) 
Rep. TJ Cox (D, CA-21)   
Rep. Devin Nunes*, (R, CA-22)
Rep. Linda Sanchez, (D, CA-38) 
Rep. Juan Vargas, (D, CA -51)
Rep. Scott Peters (D, CA-52)

Rep. Doug Lamborn, (R, CO-5)

Rep. John Larson, (D, CT-1)

Rep. Richard E. Neal, (D, MA-1)
Rep. Jim McGovern, (D, MA-2)
Rep. Lori Loureiro Trahan*, (D, MA-3)
Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III (D, MA-4)
Rep. Stephen Lynch, (D, MA-8)
Rep. William Keating, (D, MA-9)

New Jersey        
Rep. Albio Sires, (D, NJ-8)

New York        
Rep. Lee Zeldin, Co-Chair, (R, NY-1)

North Carolina    
Rep. David Rouzer, (R, NC-7)

Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, (D, OH-11)

Rhode Island    
Rep. David Cicilline , Co-Chair, (D,RI-1)
Rep. Jim Langevin, (D, RI-2)

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, (D, TX-18)
Rep. Lloyd Doggett, (D, TX-35)

* Portuguese descent

Senator Chris Murphy recently joined the Friends of Portugal in the U.S. Senate

116th Congress of the United States
Co-Chairs and Members:
Sen. Jack Reed, Co-Chair, (D-RI)
Sen. Patrick Toomey*, Co-Chair, (R-PA)
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, (D-CT)
Sen. Chris Murphy. (D-CT)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D-CA)
Sen. Kamala Harris, (D-CA)
Sen. Ed Markey, (D-MA)
Sen. Elisabeth Warren, (D-MA)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, (D-RI)
* Portuguese descent

Are you a PALCUS member yet?  
We are stronger together!

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!

PALCUS announces that we are now using memberplanet, a user-friendly platform that will help us to serve you better.  It is an interactive service that will allow you to update your PALCUS member profile, track donations and dues and join PALCUS circles with members of similar interests all with the click of a mouse.  
When you become a PALCUS member, you will be prompted to join us on memberplanet. As always your information is confidential and will never be shared without your permission. 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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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.

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