Ordinary people can achieve extra ordinary things
CLHAV is a civic organization that bridges cleavages among different ethnic groups while bonding along ideology, social, economic, moral, cultural and political values for the development of the Haitian community. CLHAV is a large network with local chapters, multiple objectives, and diverse constituencies that brings the community face-to-face with its neighbor. It is a network of reciprocity.
CLHAV brings the citizenry into the public realm. It constitutes a mechanism through which the concerns of Haitian-American voters are expressed to political elites. CLHAV mobilizes the community to protect its vital interest, and abandon its bystander status to take direct responsibility for defining the issues that are important to its members.
This year must be a decisive year for Haiti. By boosting the voting rate of our community nationwide, we will become a political force that will attract the two major political parties in United States. Therefore, we can accomplish our ultimate twin goals: a strong diaspora and a prosperous Haiti. However, it must be greater than voting at a higher rate than the other communities, we must organize our voters in a way to create a “voter bloc”, because “Together is Power,” just as our flag stipulates;” L’ Union Fait La Force.” This concept made us the first black independent nation in the world. By extrapolating the same idea to our new generation, just like our ancestors in 1804, we can have a second revolution right here on foreign soil, because “Ordinary People Can Achieve Extraordinary Things Through The Power Of The Vote.” If you want to be a part of this discussion, please bring your ideas, suggestions and comments. We can join forces together. We invite all organizations to join.
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Everyone needs a helping hand. CLHAV provides a platform where you can help yourself and others. Keeping our community connected.