CAHFLA Commemorative Committee
MORE ABOUT THE COMMITTEE
WHAT IS THE POLICY?
It is the policy of the CAHFLA to appoint Affiliate status to organizations and/or individual membership status in the process to individuals or organizations that promote the mission of Caribbean American Heritage Month and the Haitian Heritage Month in their city, county, or state.
WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE?
The objective of this policy is to ensure articulation of varied voices and interests in the Caribbean American and American community around the goals of ensuring continuation into establishing and securing our voices, visibility, and agency of the Caribbean American community. The main goal of the CAHFLA movement is to serve as the space for the development of advocacy leadership around Los Angles and the development of a network of committed leaders.
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE?
Given the history and status of various experiments in establishing and maintaining umbrella organizations in the Caribbean American community, we have decided to establish the affiliate process as a means of addressing the critical need in Los Angeles and the United States of America for a visible network of credible organizations in order to ensure increased access to policymakers. The Caribbean American Community remains among the few minority cultural/ethnic groups of its size without a full-time advocacy organization.
As such the affiliate program is aimed at assisting in the development of a coherent, cohesive, empowered alliance of organizations that can as needed address the critical overarching policies that impact Caribbean Americans across the nation.
WHAT IS THE NATURE OF THE RELATIONSHIP?
Becoming a CAHFLA’s affiliate which will not authorize us to control your board and you’re funding. The benefits to affiliate include increased influence nationally and locally (strength in numbers); increased access to the power structure in corporate America and foundation community, (note they are funding New American immigrants who are visible as a group such as Dominica, Haiti, Trinidad, Jamaica, Belize, Garifuna, Ethiopians, Hispanics who are organized collectively); improved coordination of voice in respect to Federal government advocacy; improved delivery of existing diaspora initiatives in the home country through sharing information and doing more partnership development and training.
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