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Carlos Alcala, Chair Chicano Latino Caucus   


     Si Se Puede. Carlos was Cesar Chavez’ trial attorney.  Attended every CLC EBoard meeting and CDP Convention in the last four years. Among the CLC’s top ten phone bankers. Carlos is a DSCC delegate and member of the Yolo County Central Committee. Carlos co-authored  "CDP High School Voter Registration Manual" and established high school voter registration in Yolo County. Carlos is past President of the Dolores Huerta Latino Democratic Club. He is a semi-retired consultant. C

     Carlos Alcala is the third of eight children.  Neither parent attended college. He attended college at UTEP, Harvard and Yale undergraduate.  Graduate of  Harvard Law School where he was Articles Editor, Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review.  At Harvard, he was President of MECHA for fifty universities.  Former:

  • National Director Education Litigation MALDEF

  • Professor UC Berkeley

  • Director Office of Civil Rights California DHS 

Krisna Velasco, Corresponding Secretary

Gabriel Medina, Recording Secretary

 Duane Goff Candidate for Treasurer.  Former State Chair GI Forum

My name is Duane Goff. I am the CLC Treasurer and I am running for re-election. I have been involved in politics since I returned from Vietnam in 1969. In college I helped found the Bakersfield chapter of Veterans Against the War.

I founded the M.E.Ch.A. chapter at Bakersfield College, led the political takeover of student government, was the campus coordinator for the UFW grape boycott, and was a member of the Board for the Bakersfield Community Service Organization (CSO). In 1971 I was the voter registration coordinator for the Bakersfield/Lamont areas for Assemblyman Ray Gonzales and in 1973 I was a Picket Captain during the UFW grape strike.

In 1975 I was appointed to work on a farmworker housing project under Health and Welfare Secretary Mario Obledo. I was an early member of CAFÉ de California and was a member of the Legal Aid Society of Northern California Board of Directors 1976-79.

I was the State Commander of the American G.I. Forum from 2013-2015 and was appointed by LULAC State Director Dave Rodriguez to chair the Social Justice Committee from 2015-16. I have testified at State Senate and Assembly committees and have lobbied our elected officials in Washington on immigration reform.

In 2015, while living in East Palo Alto, I organized a food distribution program. It quickly grew and by 2019 we were serving up to 4,000 families per month.

I have been a member of the CLC since 2015 and Treasurer since 2020. I am running for re-election and would appreciate your support.

Joe Salas, Candidate for Treasurer

 Stephanie Cajina  Incumbent for Vice Chair Region 1, Bay Area 

Stephanie Cajina is a progressive economic development advocate and leader that has dedicated her career to the advancement of the Latinx community. A child of immigrant parents,she was born and raised in the Bay Area. Professionally, she has worked extensively with local governments in both San Francisco and Napa to develop policies aimed at empowering Latinx small businesses. Since November 2020, she has served as CLC Vice-Chair of Region 1. As Vice-Chair, Stephanie has formed strong linkages with the Northern California Latinx Democratic Clubs including the San Francisco LDC, East Bay LDC, San Francisco Young LDC, Napa County LDC, and others. In less than six months, Stephanie built a coalition of leaders to found, organize, and successfully charter the NCLDC in Napa County, the first Latinx Democratic Club in Napa’s history. The NCLDC was integral in organizing GOTV campaigns for regional and state Latinx communities for the 2020 elections, engaging more than 800,000 Chicano and Latinx voters. Currently, she is supporting local Latinx leaders in reinstating the East Bay LDC, which is currently en route to being chartered. She has received recognitions from the California Legislature, National Association of Latino Community Asset Builders, San Francisco D11 Democratic Club, and a Community Impact Award among others. She has served on numerous boards and committees including: Napa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Napa County LDC, Napa Valley Community Foundation Scholarship Committee, San Francisco Family Support Network, Excelsior Works!, Univision Consumer Protection Group, and many others. Stephanie Cajina is a first generation college graduate, having graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Urban and Regional Planning with a focus on economic development


Jose Luis Bedolla, Candidate for Vice Chair Region 1, Bay Area

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I am running for Vice Chair Region 1 to represent the Bay Area. I have lived in Berkeley for the last 13 years. Before that, I lived in Long Beach and grew up in Pomona. I am originally from Guanajuato, Mexico. I am an immigrant son, of a farmworker and factory worker. I was the first in my family to graduate college, UC Berkeley, before getting an MBA from Georgetown.  


After working for a number of large and start up tech companies, I decided to focus on my first love—politics. Growing up I had the chance to meet Cesar Chavez at a fundraising luncheon organized by my high school’s MEChA; recently met Dolores Huerta at her documentary.  Straight out of college, I helped undocumented people apply for citizenship, including several of my family members. I currently serve the city of Berkeley as the Chair of the Disaster and Fire Commission and I am on the Berkeley Democratic Club Board.


U.S. politics has never been inclusive or equitable. Our political system was not designed for those with little power, money, or inside knowledge of how to effect change. This past year of activism has shown us that our system has to be challenged and pushed on all levels in order dismantle white supremacy and build a multiracial democracy. 


To that end, I have co-founded a small non-profit that advises community organizations on how best to use technology in their organizing efforts. The focus is helping Latino organizations achieve their political and organizing goals. I want to work more closely with the caucus in order to advance this work collectively, with the goal of moving our community to a more just and equitable tomorrow. I would be honored to get your vote.

 Alexis Garcia-Arrazalo  CLC Vice Chair Region 3 Monterey, San Benito




-Megali Sanchez Hall, CLC Vice Chair Region 6 West/Central , Los Angeles CountyChicano Latino Immigrant Democratic Club of L.  A. County. 

Sandy Pina, Incumbent CLC Vice Chair, Region 9, Riverside

Mary Jane Sanchez, Candidate CLC Vice Chair, Region 9, Riverside

Marggie Castellano, CLC Vice Chair, Region 10, San Diego

Emilio Huerta, CLC Vice Chair, Region 11 Fresno, Bakersfield, Visalia

Olivia Navarro, CLC Vice Chair, Region 12, South Bay

Lucia Vasquez , CLC Vice Chair Region 13

Zenaida Huerta, Vice Chair, Youth

Norma Alcala, CLC Vice Chair Region 2 Northern California 

     Si Se Puede. Norma is an elected city Council member of the West Sacramento Norma is leading efforts to end at large elections in her school district. She is also a member of the Executive Board of the California Latino School Board Association.  Norma was the state director of the CLC voter registration program.In the last year and a half she registered over 11.103 high school students.



  Betty Valencia CLC Vice Chair Region 7, Orange County,

Tony Madrigal, CLC Vice Chair Region 4, Modesto/Stockton Northern Central Valley,

Tony Madrigal – quick short bio

Modesto City Councilmember, District 2

 Modesto City Councilmember Tony Madrigal was born in Turlock, California and was raised in Stanislaus County where he worked with his family as a farm worker all his life picking peaches, apricots, cherries, grapes and harvesting almonds until he graduated from Hughson High School in 1991

 Married, 1 son (age 4), renter, small businessowner

 Tony Madrigal went to Modesto Jr. College where he graduated and was the first Latino student

elected to serve as student body president.

 Tony Madrigal graduated from the University of California, at Santa Cruz with a B.A. in

Economics and was elected to 2 terms on the Santa Cruz City Council where he served from 2004- 2012 and after that he moved back to Modesto so he can help take care of his mom who is now retired, and he lives in West Modesto.

 In 2013 Tony Madrigal was elected & re-elected in 2017 to the Modesto City Council in District 2 which covers downtown, South Modesto and West Modesto, including Modesto High.

Vacant,  CLC Vice Chair Region 5, Ventura, Santo Barbara San Luis Obispo,

Xilonin Cruz Gonzalez, Vice Chair Region 6, East Los Angeles County,

Dr. Rita Ramirez, CLC Vice Chair Region 8, San Bernadino

Dr. Raul Hinojosa, Vice Chair Chicano Studies

Cesar Gamboa, Candidato Por Vice Chair Migrantes,  Presidente de CHICANO LATINO INMIGRANT DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Vicepresidente de Colectivo Migrante, Secretario General de Movimiento Migrante Inc, Delegado de Migrantes Latinos de California Foundation ,Comisionado de Iniciativas Legislativas de la Coalición de Migrantes Mexicanos Los Ángeles, Coordinador de programas para  Inmigrantes en la Comunidad de  Compton CA, Miembro activo por el voto latino de inmigrantes Ciudadanos, Activista por el respeto a los derechos civiles y humanos de los inmigrantes latinos de Norte, Centro y Sudamérica.

Chicano Latino Del Condado de Los Ángeles Continuamente trabajamos con líderes   de la comunidad, brindando el apoyo a candidatos que han trabajado por la comunidad

latina, brindamos    también  orientación para promover el voto latino,trabajamos con comunidades de inmigrantes creando esa motivación de participación en beneficio de las comunidades, promoviendo  talleres de ciudadanía

Esta responsabilidad de participación es de todos ,Para crear un cambio verdadero en beneficio de los Inmigrantes tiene que iniciar por nosotros mismos creando conciencia de participación,  El derecho al voto es de todos tanto de los indocumentados indirectamente a través de nuestros familiares y comunidad, así como los residentes para obtener su ciudadanía y los ciudadanos al ejercer su derecho a voto de manera responsable, Éste nos da la oportunidad de hacernos escuchar y expresar nuestras opiniones, sugerencias e inconformidades.  Votar es, sin duda, una de las decisiones más importantes que puede tener un ciudadano, por lo que debemos ser conscientes de la enorme responsabilidad que es ejercer el voto

.Votar consiste en brindar apoyo a una propuesta o por un candidato, La importancia del voto radica en que es un recurso para definir los caminos a seguir por parte de una comunidad, incluidos grupos reducidos, grandes regiones o la Nación.

Antes de ir a votar debemos cuestionarnos sobre las necesidades y deseos que tenemos y de ahí partir e investigar cuál propuesta es la mejor opción para la situación de los inmigrantes en la vida actual del país.

Ir a votar  es un acto de participación ciudadana que ejercemos de acuerdo a nuestros ideales.

Por otra parte trabajando con estrategia llegaremos a expandir  mas el interés de trabajar y  formar más aun  sólidamente la participación de liderazgos latinos inmigrantes a  Nuestro Chicano Latino CAUCUS con presencia en todo el estado de California  y así hacernos partícipes en las decisiones que toman los líderes locales y nacionales.

Obispo Jorge Garcia, Candidato Por Vice  Chair Migrantes. President CLIDCSF

Receive my cordial and fraternal greeting. Also, our proud and vibrant "Chicano Latino Immigrant Democrat San Francisco County Club".

The purpose of the letter is to request my candidacy for the vice presidency of the Board of the Chicano Latino Caucus.

My serious commitment, the integration of our migrant communities in the traditional and tegnological process, where it is organic for a better understanding of the vote (how to vote)

Develop critical thinking and citizen participation before the legislative proposals to introduce in the voting activities. This is the way to improve the quality of life of the communities and the ende of our society (propositions).

Allow access to our minority communities to improve the quality of life in democracy.

Implement in our languages ​​sources of discussion, analysis and opening forums for dissemination on social issues, such as:

Migration, education, culture, global warming, health, retirement programs, social rights, freedom of expression, education of the vote, and the enjoyment of the part of our party.

Finally, we commit ourselves to support or endorse proposition proposals and candidates to the political platforms of our party or group of people present in conventions and electoral processes.

Arnulfo Diaz, Vice Chair Mexico, for American Citizens Living in Mexico

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