Doug managed the successful campaign of Luis Gutierrez to become the first Latino member of Congress in the Midwest and served as Congressman Gutierrez’s Chief of Staff for ten years. In this leadership role, he designed and directed legislative and community outreach initiatives that served the Chicago area’s growing Latino community and worked closely with Latino community leaders and organizers. He designed and lead a groundbreaking citizenship and naturalization campaign that has helped more than 50,000 Illinois residents become citizens through Congressman’s Gutierrez’s leadership, and remains actively engaged in the national debate on comprehensive immigration reform.
|Para los indocumentados es un semi-dios, un político |
que los ayuda a conseguir su legalidad para estudiar
y superarse. BTW le sirve muy bien también para
el cartelito de la campaña y perpetuarse en la silla.
Gutierrez last week assailed the measure as the "Puerto Rico 51st state bill." An early version would not have featured the second-round option of keeping Puerto Rico a commonwealth.
Gutierrez, a proponent of independence for Puerto Rico, observed leading up to the House vote that Puerto Ricans rejected statehood in votes in 1967, 1993 and 1998.
In remarks from the House floor, he said he could support statehood if Puerto Rico still could field an Olympic team, keep Spanish as its main language and retain other aspects of its identity.
"Maybe these 4 million American citizens don't want to become a state because they love their language; because they love their culture; because they love their idiosyncrasies; because they love applauding their Olympic team…because so many Miss Universes come from Puerto Rico," he noted.
|Muchos conocemos su vida rebelde contra|
los puertorriqueños de la isla que lo rechazaron
en su niñez ¿será esta su venganza?
|Su apoyo a grupos minoritarios le ha ganado|
muchos votos para ganar elecciones.
Derechos civiles y políticos, o derechos cívicos, son los derechos que protegen las libertades individuales de su conculcación injustificada (represión) por parte del poder (sea el de los gobiernos o el de cualquier otro agente político público o privado), y garantizan la capacidad del ciudadano para participar en la vida civil y política del Estado en condiciones de igualdad, sin discriminación.