Author Archives: Franklin Garcia

About Franklin Garcia

Franklin Garcia is the US Representative for the District of Columbia and former President of the DC Latino Caucus. Cutting edge technology has been the career focus for Franklin. He holds various certifications in Information Technology, and is employed as a Senior Systems Administrator. He holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from the George Washington University and a Master of Arts degree in Financial Economics for Public Policy from the American University. You can email Franklin at, or follow him on twitter @ fgarciadc.

Marion Barry’s 81st Birthday Celebration at the Wilson Building

The event to commemorate the 81st birthday of DC Mayor for Life, Marion Barry, took place on March 6, 2017.   Guests included:  Cora Masters Barry, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Representative Franklin Garcia, Dominican Ambassador Elic Fernandez, Councilmembers, and many others.  At … read more »

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DC Democratic State Committee Elects 12 Add-On Members

The DC Democratic State Committee (DCDSC), the local arm of the DNC in in the Nation’s Capital, elected 12 members to its body. The election took place on March 2, 2017 at the John A. Wilson Building. Eight females competed … read more »

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MLK Peace Walk and Parade 2017

Washington DC hosted another successful Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace-walk and Parade.  The Peace-walk Parade was held in Ward 8 on January 17, 2017.  The organizing committee co-chairs, Denise Rolark-Barnes and Keith Silver, along with many other committee members … read more »

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14th meeting of the Electoral College for the District of Columbia

Here is a photo from Monday’s 14th meeting of the Electoral College for the District of Columbia (Anita Bonds, Jack Evans, Franklin Garcia).  It was an honor to vote on behalf of the people’s choice (both DC’s and nationally) to … read more »

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DC Statehood Champions Honored at Holiday Party

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Elected officials, community leaders, and others came together to celebrate the overwhelming support a DC Statehood Referendum received at the ballot on November 8th, 2016.  Over 85% of all DC voters that participated in the general election voted to make … read more »

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America will Reject Trump’s Vision of America

With a vague statement from the FBI Director, James Comey, Donald Trump believes he can now keep people away from the issues, and focus on Secretary Clinton’s emails. He thinks that reminding people of an issue that has been discussed … read more »

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Dominican Day Parade 2016

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Dominican Day Parade in New York City was celebrated on Sunday, August 14, 2016.  More information on this annual event at:

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DC Delegation at 2016 DNC Convention in Philadelphia

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DC Delegation at the 2016 DNC Convention Celebrities host luncheon for DC Statehood in Philadelphia during DNC 2016 Convention  

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DC to Host Constitutional Convention to Become 51st State

On May 6th, 2016, the New Columbia Statehood Commission presented to the public a draft Constitution of what will be the state of New of Columbia, or the 51st state in the Union. The DC Council created the New Columbia … read more »

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Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hosts 40th Gala

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The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) hosted its 40th annual gala at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on Friday, June 3. Founded in 1976, the GWHCC (formerly the Ibero American Chamber) is a membership driven organization that supports the … read more »

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