Leodany Inojosa, President of the National Dominican American Council

Washington, DC.– Leodany Inojosa was elected President of the National Dominican American Council. His swearing-in ceremony took place on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Rutgers School of Law in Newark, NJ during the 18th Annual Conference on Dominican Affairs.

Bishop Alejandro Benjamin, President of the Dominican American National Roundtable (DANR) administer the oath of office.

“I, Leodany Inojosa, do solemnly swear to perform the duties of President of the National Dominican American Council. I swear to
uphold, carry out and protect its mission, objectives, and constitution. I swear to abide by this oath to promote and bring to
fruition the socio economic and political empowerment of Dominicans in the United States of America and its territories, including Puerto
Rico and the US Virgin Islands; so help me God.”
DANR President Alejandro Benjamin administering the Oath of Office to Leodany Inojosa, President of the National Dominican American Council in the presence of NDAC Chairman Nestor Montilla, Sr.

Immediately after his swearing-in, President Inojosa delivered his inaugural acceptance speech to an audience of dozens of elected officials, community leaders and students attending the conference.

De izquierda a derecha, Jose Colon member of the Board of Directors of the Dominican American National Roundtable (DANR), US Senator Bob Melendez, Dr. Maria Teresa Montilla, DANR President Alejandro Benjamin and NDAC President Leodany Inojosa. Photo by Eduardo Hoepelman

President Leodany Inojosa 

Acceptance Speech

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 12 noon
Rutgers’ School of Law
Newark, NJ
NDAC President Leodany Inojosa delivering his acceptance speech.

Thank you! President Benjamin.

 

Saludos a todos.

 

Distinguished guests, members of DANR, members of the National Dominican American Council, and our distinguished Chairman Nestor Montilla, Senior:

 

Frankly, I have to admit that I am thrilled today.  I am a proud man today. I am full of emotion. I am humbled for being elected president of the National Dominican American Council.  Thank you.

 

On behalf of NDAC national board of directors, I openly accept the responsibility to fight for the advancement of our diverse communities. Thank you for your trust in me and our membership.

 

Considering that the National Dominican American Council is dedicated to mobilize our diverse communities;

 

Considering that NDAC conducts research studies about issues that matter to us;

 

Considering that NDAC only participates in activities aligned with our empowerment agenda;

 

And considering that NDAC advocates for our civic empowerment and for our political advancement, I would like to briefly share our agenda for the next two years:

 

We will be very busy engaging with our local and national communities;

 

We will be busy debating important political issues about the economy, immigration, education and particularly, political empowerment;

 

We will be busy implementing “get-out-the-vote” and “nonpartisan voter registration” programs.

 

We will register to vote hundreds of thousands of people around USA and territories.

 

We will coordinate conferences, workshops, seminars, and forums and will publish our own media outlet to encourage people to participate in government and politics.

 

We will provide training about better campaign practices such as learning how to interview candidates for the purpose of endorsement; how to endorse or oppose candidates seeking political office.

 

We will be very busy endorsing candidates regardless of their race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, political ideology, or party affiliation.

 

We will be busy in the fight for fair political representation for our communities.

 

We will be busy in the Census 2020 to make sure our communities are properly counted.

 

We will be very active in the redistricting process to make sure our communities are properly included and represented in the political maps to guarantee that we can elect candidates of our preference.

 

We will be very busy endorsing candidates in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Alaska and in every state we can.  We will only endorse good candidates who are alined with NDAC mission consisting in promoting prosperity and advocating for our socio-economic and political advancement in the United States of America.

 

On behalf of NDAC, I encourage you to join us in this endeavor. Hop on the train of the National Dominican American Council so that we can empower ourselves.

 

Les motivo a que se suban al tren que ya arranco…me refiero al tren del Concilio Nacional Dominico Americano para que for fin logremos nuestro apoderamiento socio-economico y politico en the United States of America.

 

As NDAC President, and working closely with Chairman Nestor Montilla, our board of directors, members and supporters, I look forward to serving you with distinction, honor and strong resolve.

 

Thank you.

About Leodany Inojosa

Members of the National Dominican American Council and the National Dominican American Roundtable pose with President Leodany Inojosa and DANR President Alejandro Benjamin.
President Leodany Inojosa during the annual meeting of the National Dominican American Council on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Rutgers School of Law in Newark, NJ.

 

The National Dominican American Council (NDAC) is a 501 (c) (4) social welfare organization promoting prosperity and advocating for socio-economic and political advancement in the United States of America and its territories, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

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