In order to create a singular voice to advocate for the Portuguese
American and Luso-American communities at large, the Portuguese American
Leadership Council of the United States Inc. (PALCUS) was founded in 1991
as a 501 © 3 non partisan, non profit, organization headquartered in Washington
The PALCUS mission is to address domestic and international concerns of
the Portuguese American Community.
The Council conducts an expanding program of educational and public affairs
activities on issues of interest to the Portuguese American community and of
salience to the Luso-American Relationship.
PALCUS is committed to serving the community through increasingly active
government relations efforts, the promotion of a greater awareness of ethnic
accomplishments and encouraging stronger ties between Portugal and the United
States. In this role PALCUS advance the community professionally, politically
and culturally while working to ensure that issues directly affecting our
community are addressed through our network of government and community
PALCUS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of
the District of Columbia. Donations are tax
deductible to extent allowed by law.