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Joe Henry


Joe Enriquez Henry, National Vice President, League of United Latin American Citizens Des Moines, Iowa.[1]

National Vice President for the twelve (12) states that comprise the Midwest region of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

Member of the National Executive Board for LULAC. National office is located in Washington DC.

LULAC is the nation’s largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights organization founded in 1929. A membership based organization with over 1,000 councils and 150,000 members throughout the United States. I am responsible for advocacy, awareness, civic engagement and education programs across the region.[2]

He is married to Susan Henry.

Education

Iowa State University, BS Degree: Psychology / Minor: Business.

Grand View University, Associate of Arts Field Of Study Psychology / Philosophy, 1977 – 1978.

Des Moines Area Community College, general studies, 1975 – 1977.[3]

State Director LULAC

League of United Latin American Citizens,Mar 2012 – Jul 2015.

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As state director, I work with members on issues that impact the Latino Community specifically on civil rights and education. Work within the State is coordinated with the national office. LULAC is the oldest Latino civil rights organization in the United States, founded in 1929.[4]

Voter registration

In 2012, as state director for LULAC, Joe Henry worked with the ACLU to take on a 2-year battle against the Iowa Secretary of State who attempted to suppress the vote amongst Latinos and other minorities. He also led a successful 5-year statewide voter outreach effort that culminated into tens of thousands of additional registered Latino Voters, a first ever data base of identified registered Latino Voters, and a record turnout of Latinos in the 2016 Iowa Presidential Caucuses.[5]

Communist Party USA

In 2018 Joe Henry was a member of the Communist Party USA. He joined in the 1980s.

He serves on the Communist Party USA's Political Action Committee with Joelle Fishman.[6]

Democrat

In 2014 Joe Henry was included on a list of "50 of Iowa's makers and shakers for the Democratic presidential caucuses".

Henry, 58, is the state director for the League of United Latin American Citizens and a Des Moines real estate agent with lots of connections. He is sought after for advice on a niche market in Iowa politics: Hispanic voters.[7]

Council run

Mar 5 2014;

Business owner Joe Gatto defeated real estate agent and longtime community activist Joe Henry in yesterday’s special election to represent Ward 4 on the Des Moines City Council. Unofficial results from the Polk County Auditor show that Gatto won by 1,687 votes to 1,283 (57 percent to 42 percent). Ward 4 covers most of the southeast side of Des Moines. The City Council seat became open when Brian Meyer won a special election for an Iowa House seat last October. Henry had begun campaigning for that Iowa House race but stepped aside once Meyer made his intentions known last August[8]

Realtor

Iowa Realty, May 2016 – Present

Coldwell Banker Mid America Group, Dec 2007 – Apr 2016.

Realtor in the Greater Des Moines Area. Residential, land and commercial agent. I can help you with your real estate needs.[9]

Campaign Manager

Political Consultant, Jan 2000 – Nov 2003. Des Moines, Iowa Area.

Campaign manager on various central Iowa candidate campaigns, including 3 successful city council campaigns in Des Moines.[10]

Executive Director for TFI

American Lung Association, Dec 2001 – Dec 2002. Des Moines, Iowa Area.

Executive Director for Tobacco Free Iowa that was funded by a national grant for the purpose of educating the public on the dangers of second hand smoke.[11]

1000 Friends of Iowa

Development Director, 1000 Friends of Iowa, Oct 2000 – Nov 2001, Des Moines, Iowa Area.[12]

Iowans for Sensible Priorities

Field Director, Iowans for Sensible Priorities, Mar 1999 – Dec 2000.

Field organizing for non profit to educate the public and the presidential candidates about national budget. [13] priorities.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

International Representative, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Jun 1992 – Mar 1999. Washington D.C.

Staff position, working directly for the President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Washington DC. Other assignments included -- field services, organizing, contract negotiations, community campaigns and division assignments.[14]

References

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  4. [http://www.cpusa.org/article/the-fight-for-voting-rights-today/CPUSA The fight for voting rights today HOME > ARTICLE > THE FIGHT FOR VOTING RIGHTS TODAY BY:JOE HENRY AND JOELLE FISHMAN| JUNE 22, 2018]
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  6. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3870&v=mIuITt_weP4 The Fight for Voting Rights Today 65 views, Communist Party USA,Published on Jun 22, 2018]
  7. [https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2014/12/14/wanted-democrats-iowa-caucuses/20369231/ Des Moines register, Iowa caucuses: 50 most wanted Democrats jejacobs@dmreg.com Published 7:31 p.m. CT Dec. 13, 2014 ]
  8. [5]
  9. [http://www.cpusa.org/article/the-fight-for-voting-rights-today/CPUSA The fight for voting rights today HOME > ARTICLE > THE FIGHT FOR VOTING RIGHTS TODAY BY:JOE HENRY AND JOELLE FISHMAN| JUNE 22, 2018]
  10. [http://www.cpusa.org/article/the-fight-for-voting-rights-today/CPUSA The fight for voting rights today HOME > ARTICLE > THE FIGHT FOR VOTING RIGHTS TODAY BY:JOE HENRY AND JOELLE FISHMAN| JUNE 22, 2018]
  11. The fight for voting rights todayHOME > ARTICLE > THE FIGHT FOR VOTING RIGHTS TODAY BY:JOE HENRY AND JOELLE FISHMAN| JUNE 22, 2018
  12. [http://www.cpusa.org/article/the-fight-for-voting-rights-today/CPUSA The fight for voting rights today HOME > ARTICLE > THE FIGHT FOR VOTING RIGHTS TODAY BY:JOE HENRY AND JOELLE FISHMAN| JUNE 22, 2018]
  13. [http://www.cpusa.org/article/the-fight-for-voting-rights-today/CPUSA The fight for voting rights today HOME > ARTICLE > THE FIGHT FOR VOTING RIGHTS TODAY BY:JOE HENRY AND JOELLE FISHMAN| JUNE 22, 2018]
  14. [http://www.cpusa.org/article/the-fight-for-voting-rights-today/CPUSA The fight for voting rights today HOME > ARTICLE > THE FIGHT FOR VOTING RIGHTS TODAY BY:JOE HENRY AND JOELLE FISHMAN| JUNE 22, 2018]