Activism has been part and parcel to Javier’s life since his senior year of high school, when he first got involved in politics. Having worked with the Democratic Party for the better part of 24 years, Javier has used his extensive expertise to serve as chairman of two of his Seattle legislative districts and currently presides over his local union chapter.
This year, he finds himself involved with the Obama campaign, helping to co-host a King County Latinos for Obama house party where he will help organize his community to turn out and re-elect the President.“We are the party of the people and those folks who don’t have a voice to speak for themselves,” Javier said. “What we need to do is rally the troops, but also [call them] to arms. It’s time to roll up our sleeves again if we want to make sure we have progressive policies at the White House.” At the event, Javier hopes to remind supporters of the President’s accomplishments, on behalf of the Latino community and American society in general:
“[Barack Obama] has embraced comprehensive immigration reform and protected citizenship,” Javier said. “From his first day in office, whether you’re black, white, brown, straight or gay, [he’s been] a supporter of equal rights for all.”
This summer, continuing his desire to support progressive political voices, Javier will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina as a national delegate. Javier looks forward to hearing from the President, who he believes “will not only talk to us as delegates, but to us as a country, where he will remind us of all the amazing progress he’s made.”
If you are interested in learning more about Javier’s experience as a national delegate or his work in the Latino community, click here to RSVP and attend tonight's house-party.