What actions is the current administration using to suppress voting rights? How can you help increase voter turn out? Find out solutions, ask questions, and learn more as EAC Commissioner Tom Hicks speaks about voting rights in the U.S. and answers your questions and concerns, on Friday, August 18 at 2pm EDT.
- The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) - history, funding levels and outlook
- EAC’s work in 2016 and 2017 for overseas voters
- Critical infrastructure
About our speaker:
Tom Hicks is the Vice Chair of the Election Assistance Commission. Prior to his appointment with the EAC, Commissioner Hicks served as a Senior Elections Counsel and Minority Elections Counsel on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on House Administration, a position he held from 2003 to 2014. In this role Mr. Hicks was responsible for issues relating to campaign finance, election reform, contested elections and oversight of both the Election Assistance Commission and Federal Election Commission. His primary responsibility was advising and providing guidance to the committee members and caucus on election issues. Mr. Hicks has talked with Americans in every state about their voting experiences. In addition, he has worked with state and local election officials across America to address critical election concerns.WHENAugust 18, 2017 at 2pmWHEREWebinar - link to come
Inge Kjemtrup published Celebrate American Independence Day with DAUK in News 2016-06-09 19:31:17 -0400
Come to Democrats Abroad UK’s Annual American Independence Day Celebration on July 3! In the gorgeous leafy setting of Portman Square Garden in London, join fellow Americans for a day of music, entertainment, American and international food stalls, and American-themed activities for all ages. It's a great day out! See you there.
DAUK American Independence Day Picnic 2016
Sunday, July 3, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Portman Square Garden, W1H 2BH, London
Entrance: South gate on the south side of Portman Square between Gloucester Place and Baker Street
Buy your tickets today at http://dauk-picnic-2016.eventbrite.co.uk
Inge Kjemtrup published See the acclaimed "Two American Families" at DAUK Film Night in News 2016-06-09 19:15:10 -0400
Join us on June 24th for the screening of the acclaimed PBS documentary Two American Families – book now at http://DAUK-film-june2016.eventbrite.co.uk.
In this riveting documentary, the legendary Bill Moyers chronicles the lives of two blue-collar families, one black and one white, over a 20-year period, as they struggle to pursue the American dream in the face of job losses in the declining industrial city of Milwaukee. Their poignant stories give a human face to the effects of inequality, globalization, and radical changes to the job market. Professor Peter Kingstone and Dr. Antonine Rogers will lead a discussion after the film. Tickets are going fast, so don’t delay!
DAUK Film Night, June 24: Two American Families
Time: 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Location: London School of Economics, Room KSW 1.04, 20 Kingsway WC2B 6LH (entrance on Portugal Street opposite Peacock Theatre)
Tickets: £10 regular and £5 concessions
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Film begins: 7:10 p.m.
Inge Kjemtrup published Don't miss Inside Obama's White House plus post-screening discussion with the creative team in News 2016-03-16 18:17:52 -0400
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT ANOTHER DAUK FILM NIGHT SOON.
On March 24 at 7pm, the DAUK Film Committee presents a preview screening of Inside Obama’s White House, Episode 4: The Arc of History plus a post-screening discussion with the film makers, who had unprecedented access to the White House, including a very recent interview with President Obama. Book your tickets here: http://dauk-film-inside-obama-white-house.eventbrite.co.uk
This final episode of the four-part BBC series covers the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, the campaign for re-election in 2012, and key domestic events and issues of the President’s second term, including Sandy Hook and gun control, immigration reform, race and criminal justice, including Ferguson and its aftermath.
Join us to reflect on President Obama's achievements, the battles he fought and what lies ahead: http://dauk-film-inside-obama-white-house.eventbrite.co.uk
Inge Kjemtrup published Democratic Debate Watch in London on February 15 in News 2016-02-05 07:22:49 -0500
Come to the DAUK Democratic Presidential Primary Debate screening and speakeasy on February 15 at the Sports Bar & Grill Marylebone. Join your fellow Democrats to see Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debate a variety of foreign and domestic policy issues at a PBS-moderated event at the University of Wisconsin's Milwaukee campus. Click here to buy your tickets today to this always-popular event!
Date and Time: February 15, 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Sports Bar & Grill (Marylebone), Melcombe Place, London, NW1 6JJ (right next to Marylebone Station)
Price: £10 regular, free concession (students, senior citizens, and unwaged with proof of entitlement on the night).
Drinks and food can be purchased at the venue. Space is limited, so book early***.
***In compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act, we can only accept payments from U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Non-U.S. citizens are very welcome to attend, but only as guests of U.S. citizens or permanent residents who must book and pay for – as a gift – the guests' admission. By booking and paying for tickets or donations for this event, you are confirming that you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Note that this event is CLOSED to the press.
Inge Kjemtrup published Come to YPN's Election Year Kick-Off on January 28th in News 2016-01-19 11:31:38 -0500
Join the Young Professionals Network (YPN) for a kick-off meeting at the Spread Eagle pub in Camden Town on January 28. We'll get organized, make new friends, and enjoy a drink or two. Please stop by anytime from 6:30pm – let us know you're coming at link:
It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating President Obama's second presidential victory. Well, it's that time again in the election cycle where we must come together to work to get another Democrat in the White House. We might be an ocean apart and a few time zones away but Americans abroad play an important role in getting out the vote.
Time: Thursday, January 28, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Place: Spread Eagle Pub, 141 Albert St, London, NW1 7NB
Closest Tube: Camden Town (Northern line)
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Inge Kjemtrup published Watch the Democratic Debate in London on January 19 in News 2016-01-10 15:27:06 -0500
The next Democratic presidential primary debate will be the last before the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, giving Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders a chance to stake out their positions before the voting begins. Join your fellow Democrats for Democrat Abroad UK's screening of this debate on Tuesday, January 19th, 7:00 p.m. at the Sports Bar Marylebone in London.
To book your ticket and for full details, go to http://dauk-debatewatch-jan-2016.eventbrite.co.uk
Inge Kjemtrup published Welcome to Democrats Abroad United Kingdom! in News 2015-12-10 11:35:11 -0500
Democrats Abroad United Kingdom (DAUK) is the official country committee for U.S. Democrats living in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. We have many activities throughout the year, including speakeasies, film screenings, panel discussions, voter registration events, one of the largest Independence Day Picnics outside of the United States, and much more.
If you are a U.K.-based American and would like to get involved, first join Democrats Abroad (it's free!) so you'll hear about all of our activities.
We look forward to meeting you!
Inge Kjemtrup, Chair
Democrats Abroad United Kingdom (DAUK)
DAUK chapters and regions
Yorkshire and the Humber: email@example.com
Book Club: firstname.lastname@example.org
Film Committee: email@example.com
LGBT Group: firstname.lastname@example.org
Voter Registration: email@example.com
Women's Caucus: firstname.lastname@example.org and www.womenscaucus.co.uk
Young Professionals Network (YPN): email@example.com
Volunteer with DAUK! firstname.lastname@example.org