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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

American Dreamer Awards Gala on October 2nd

Join Causa as we present the American Dreamer Awards to five outstanding individuals, businesses, and organizations on October 2nd. 

American Dreamer Awards 2014
A celebration honoring those that continue to fight for equality, justice and the American Dream

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m
The Eliot Center
1226 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97205

Tickets: $65 per person (Causa Affiliates: $50 w/ Causa Affiliate I.D.)
Tickets include dinner, drinks and entrance. Join us as we eat birria and enjoy live music!

Get Tickets Here:

Doors Open & Music 6:00 p.m.  |  Dinner 6:30 p.m.  |  Event Program 7-8 p.m
All proceeds will benefit Causa’s work to advance immigrant rights and integration in Oregon.

This year’s American Dreamer Awards will go to:

Maria Delgado has been a volunteer of Causa for over 7 years.  In 1991 she migrated to Los Angeles from the City of Mexico and by 2006 she moved to Oregon. She is now the mother of 2 teens, a 16 and 14 year old.  Her great passion for the community and especially for her migrant peers stems from a bad experience with a 2007 raid in Portland.  From there Mujeres Del Brazalete was born. Maria is thankful for all those who support and believe in her. This is what brings her here today. 

Roque Medrano is part of Causa’s Leadership Council in Hermiston, Oregon. He has been an outstanding volunteer for civic engagement. After working in the fields for 12 hours a day, he spends his time registering his friends, neighbors and others in his community to vote. In fact, he set a personal goal of registering 200 voters and single-handedly surpassed his goal by going door-to-door.

Veronica Castro came to Causa when her husband was deported and she was left with three kids and no way to provide for her family. She started her own business and her family has been very active with Recursos and Causa. Additionally, she initiated a women's group to support mothers who find themselves struggling like herself. Currently, Veronica has to drive because her work is 7 days a week in the summer and she risks everything each time. Her personal story and the work she does to defend immigrant rights makes her an outstanding Causa community member. 

Amador Bustos is currently the President and CEO of Bustos Media Holdings, LLC; a leading ethnic language broadcasting company headquartered in Portland, Oregon.  He currently owns five AM and three FM radio stations in the Portland Vancouver market.  Five Portland stations have Spanish language formats and three have Russian language formats. The Bustos Family is also dedicated to improving educational opportunities for Hispanic youth.  In 1996 Amador, and his wife Rosalie, established the Bustos/Lopez Family Fund through the Sacramento Community Region Foundation.

The Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA) is a labor union that represents 20,000 educational employees working in Oregon school districts, community colleges, education service districts, Head Start agencies, libraries and park and recreation districts. As one of the largest labor unions in Oregon, and with the second largest membership of educational staff, OSEA is a recognized leader within the state’s labor and education community.

Thank you to our early sponsors for this year’s American Dreamer Awards!

If you would like to be a sponsor for American Dreamer Awards 2014, please contact Delia at

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