DemocracyWin.org is guided by the principle that democracy must count every voice and our world only works when every voice is heard. In order to accomplish this goal, political systems in the US across the globe must change in order to become more democratic, less hierarchical and directly reflect the voices of the people.
Therefore, our mission and commitment is "To create a pervasive You win I win culture in politics that empowers disenfranchised populations through civic engagement and democracy."
DemocracyWin.org aggressively registers eligible non-registered minorities, especially in areas where these communities has been traditionally disenfranchised
DemocracyWin.org has an effective voter contact, persuasion and GOTV system that allows us to effectively mobilize a high percentage of new registered voters.
DemocracyWin.org has the capacity to gather hundreds of thousands signature in support of Progressive initiatives at the national, statewide and local levels.
INTERNATIONAL ELECTORAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
DemocracyWin.org leaders and members have been active on numerous international initiatives including heading several Government-accredited delegations to observe the presidential elections in Mexico, Peru, Nicaragua, Argentina, Russia, and state elections in Ohio (U.S.), Guerrero and Oaxaca (Mexico), Santander (Colombia).
DemocracyWin.org international electoral missions are composed of accredited experts in democratic procedures and elections. We observe the electoral proceedings in order to evaluate the fairness and transparency in the electoral process and examine different politico-electoral components of the election.
The DemocracyWin.org delegation of international observers follow diverse [removed]strategies that permit the electoral mission to be conducted in an efficient and exhaustive manner, considering the diverse factors that influence the pre-electoral, electoral and post-electoral activities.
Aaron Cohen serves as co-founder and Executive Director of DemocracyWin.org.
Prior to founding Democracy Win, Cohen was the CEO and Managing Partner of 3PG Consulting, the only fundraising firm in the country named to the Aristotle Campaign Dream Team in 2010 and 2011. In 2011 Co Biz Magazine recognized 3PG as one of the top 25 Young Professionals in the state of Colorado.
Since 2009, Cohen has raised over ten million dollars as a Fundraising Consultant for PAC’s, Statewide, Congressional and Mayoral campaigns. In addition, Cohen has consulted on: Congressional campaigns in Michigan, New Jersey, and Texas; ballot initiatives in Colorado and Alaska; and national organizations including the A Philip Randolph Institute and Americans for Democratic Action.
Cohen has been recognized for his advocacy and community involvement as a Sturm Fellow with the Anti-Defamation League, an international civil rights organization, a Ben Gurion Society Member with the Jewish Federation of North America, and earned a Digital Media and Learning Award from the Macarthur and HASTAC Foundations for CivicsLab, an innovative blend of technology and education to inspire kids’ participation in civic engagement.
Prior to founding 3PG Consulting, Cohen spent nearly a decade in Washington, DC where he completed a Masters in International Economics from the George Washington University and worked in a variety of roles from lobbying on Capitol Hill to managing $30M a year in foreign currency accounts at a major Washington DC based financial institution.
Hector Flores served as the 44th President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).
LULAC is the Largest and oldest Latino Civic Rights organization in the United States. Under his leadership LULAC hosted President Bill Clinton during the 76th LULAC National Convention in Arkansas. Mr. Flores record also includes meetings with United States Presidents Barack Obama and George Bush, Mexican Presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderon, and many other dignitaries.
Prior to serving as LULAC President, Mr. Flores was Director of Recruitment and Retention for the Dallas Independent School District where he was responsible for the recruitment and retention of teachers, administrators, and other professionals for 2nd largest urban school district in Texas. In addition, he served as Minority Recruitment Specialist for the school district and as an Equal Opportunity Specialist for the Office of Civil Rights within the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Mr. Flores also worked for the United States Department of Justice as a Conciliation Specialist where he dealt with allegations of police brutality, minority recruitment, and issues with the potential to provoke civil disturbances. In this position, he served in the Community Relations Services Department for the Dallas Regional Office.Mr. Flores also served as a police officer for the San Antonio Police Department from 1965- 1972.
His commitment to his community is underscored by his participation on numerous boards, including SER: Jobs for Progress and the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, among other city and non-profit boards. Mr. Flores was born in Dilley, Texas, and earned his B.A. degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, in 1971, the first high school and college graduate in his family.
Mr. Flores has received numerous honors and awards for his continued service to LULAC, including: the Ohtli Award from the Government of Mexico for Recognition for Assistance to Immigrants, 2000; the LULAC National Man of the Year Award, Brillante Award, the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Education Award, Leadership Dallas Award, the National Volunteer Activist Award and the National IMAGE Award.
Euler "Junior" Torres is a recognized Musician and the Interim President of the American Federation of Musicians AFL-CIO Local 50.
Along with his brother Esau, Junior is the founder of Los Malandrines, a Regional Mexicano award-winning musical band. Los Malandrines started playing traditional Mexican rhythms at a young age mostly influenced by musician Arturo Montiel. Before signing up with BMG U.S. Latin, the Norteño ensemble debuted with La Suegra Metiche and El Lengua Suelta on their own Olmeca Music. In 2002 their 10-track record De Malandrin A Malandrin. They have released numerous albums including El Malandrin del Siglo, Tirando la Pinta, No Mas pa' Chiflar and in 2012, they released Los Ahijados del Pueblo.
AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional Musicians. Whether negotiating fair agreements, protecting ownership of recorded music, securing benefits such as health care and pension, or lobbying state and federal legislators, the AFM is committed to raising industry standards and placing the professional musician in the foreground of the cultural landscape. AFM Local 50 is dedicated to bring the mission of AFM to Regional Mexicano musicians in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
California born and raised, Junior is also a national Latino leader committed to his community, by utilizing his talent. Every year, Junior and his brother, organize the Posada event, where they gather thousands of fans and followers in an event designed to bring the spirit of the Holidays, to the most disenfranchised in the Latino community.
At DemocracyWin.org our Core Values serve as the reference point for daily decision making and thinking. These values define our organization's culture and the way our team operates. They also guide us when making tough, strategic decisions. Therefore, our Values drive alignment for our team, the people we serve, and our programming. DemocracyWin.org values are:
You win, I win
Passionate entrepreneurial spirit
Impactful and Powerful
Adaptable and sustainable
Socially conscious and energetic
Versatile, proactive, engaging