Portuguese American Journal

Brazilian-Americans get organized – Boston

Brazilian-Americans in Massachusetts want to show they are a political force by creating the website www.nosvotamos.com with the goal of registering 5,000 fellow Brazilians to vote.

For António Massa Viana, a local musician and community leader, the time for the Brazilian-American community has come. He told the Boston Globe about Brazilian-Americans that “Sometimes what happens is that yes, they are American citizens, but since they are first-generation citizens, they don’t get involved.’’ He also added that “First-generation immigrants, they sometimes don’t exercise their full citizens’ rights.’’

The Brazilian-American community in Massachusetts is rapidly growing in number and influence.