NOPA is proud to report that our advocacy efforts to reinstate the Congressional Portuguese American Caucus have been successful. Congressmen Cardoza (CA-18) and Costa (CA-20) are now official co-chairs of the Congressional Portuguese-American Caucus for the 112th Congress (2011-2012). We are extremely thankful to the Congressman for their commitment and to their staff for their efforts to officially reinstate the Caucus after eight years of being defunct.
Please call and/or email Congressmen Cardoza and Costa to thank them for their efforts to reinstate the Caucus and for their commitment to the Portuguese-American community. It is important for our elected officials to hear from the community and we hope that you will reach out to thank them.
We are still hopeful that Portuguese American Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-20) and Senator Pat Toomey (PA) will sign on as co-chairs of the Caucus. We are grateful to them and all the Members of Congress of Portuguese descent for their work on behalf of the community and the awareness they generate of the contributions our community members are making at all levels of society, but we feel it is important for all the Portuguese-American Members of Congress to be co-chairs of this Caucus.
Please let Congressman Nunes and Senator Toomey know how important this is to our community by calling and/or emailing to urge them to join as a co-chair the Portuguese-American Caucus.
Office of Congressman Jim Costa
Office of Congressman Dennis Cardoza
The Caucus is for all Portuguese American individuals, communities, and organizations to utilize and can be contacted directly.