Committee to Elect Darryl Morin
Darryl Morin Advocate March 24, 2018 · Edited ·
A Million Dreams... by Committee to Elect Darryl Morin
A Million Dreams... by the Committee to Elect Darryl Morin — with Darryl Morin, Dayana Alanis, Lourdes Ribera, Arturo Martinez, Patricia Kraker, Eileen Figueroa, Joey Charo, Brent Wilkes, Joe Henry, Yolanda Santos Adams and Rey Palacios at United States Capitol.
Joe Henry connection
For years Darryl Morin has been a solid Republican, but he's never followed a "straight party line."
He's also never been a fan of Donald Trump, opposing both Trump's nomination as the GOP's presidential candidate and his immigration policy since he captured the White House.
And while strongly adhering to the party's conservative core values — like free markets, fiscal and individual responsibility, a strong military and the societal role of religion and faith — since the president's election, Morin has clung precariously to the notion that the party was committed to helping people rise above adversity.
"I believe that commitment is no longer there," Morin said of his decision to renounce his membership in the Republican Party.
That's important, because Morin is a rising force in the Milwaukee Hispanic community and beyond. He's held state and regional positions with the League of United Latin American Citizens, and is currently running to become its national president. LULAC is the oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the country, and its national convention is coming to Milwaukee next year.
Morin's also emblematic of the widening umbrella of Latino activism. His family lives in Muskego and he's the CEO of a wireless tech company based in Franklin. A profile this month in Milwaukee Magazine emphasized his coalition building across political lines. He's not known as confrontational.
Still — as first reported by the magazine — Morin issued a strongly-worded letter last week, even posting it on his Facebook page, detailing his reasons for leaving the GOP.