Belgium

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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Belgium!

DAB is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Belgium. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Belgium please contact us.

Pauline Manos, Chair 
Democrats Abroad - Belgium 
chair-be@democratsabroad.org

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    Join us on January 20th

    Lights for Rights - Brussels Women's March

     In solidarity with those fighting for women’s rights and social justice around the world, join us to light a candle at Place de la Monnaie on January 20th at 5pm. EVERYONE is welcome to this gathering, invite your family, friends and colleagues and help spread the word! Kids and families are very welcome, too, as we will stand with the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, and with the Women’s March in Washington DC.  Click on the link above to join the Facebook event for up-to-date information or keep an eye on the DAB site.  

     

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    Moving to Action - What's Next

    We had an energizing "Post-Election Reflection", with many suggestions on how to move into actionable opposition mode.  Here are a few:

    • January 21st - Solidarity with the Women's March on Washington - we are requesting a permit to gather in Brussels in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington (objective on the event's national website, http://www.womensmarch.com).  Pencil in the date (it's open to all, not just women!) and we will keep you posted on the event, particularly as we connect with others working in the same direction. If you'd like to volunteer to help out, let us know.
    • Take the Overseas Vote Foundation Survey -  http://www.research.net/r/USVote_2016_PostElectionSurvey - literally less than five minutes on a phone, laptop, or desktop.  It is important that we get the data to improve our overseas voting efforts and ensure our voices as Americans abroad are heard.  And as we discovered in our many Get Out the Vote efforts this past year, the challenges are many.
    • Participate in DA's Congressional Call Storm - http://www.democratsabroad.org/congressional_call_storm - this is a targeted effort towards the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform  to support investigations into Trump's conflicts of interest. It's a great way to act directly and also remind your state officials that they speak for Americans abroad, too.
    • Take regular action through our Facebook page - our DAB Facebook Page is becoming our one-stop shop to collect the myriad of ideas that allow us to channel our anger and disappointment into concrete action.  Like the page and scroll through for articles and suggestions.
    • Volunteer to help out - DAB is in desperate need of an events coordinator, as we've had many suggestions for 2017 events but need the arms and legs to find venues and manage communication - estimated time commitment would be a couple of hours a week in the month leading up to the event.  In a similar vein, the DPCA (Democratic Party Committee Abroad, aka DA Int’l) is looking for volunteers who’d be willing to spend at least 3hrs/week on the Communications team on an ongoing basis.  Let me know if you’re interested in either.

    And with that, I think we have enough to keep us busy through the upcoming holidays!  May they be peaceful for you and your friends and family and may we start the new year with the same energy and momentum that we have today.  

    All the best, 

    Pauline

    Pauline Manos
    Chair, Democrats Abroad Belgium

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    Upcoming Events

    Friday, January 20, 2017 at 05:00 PM · 12 rsvps
    Place de la Monnaie in Brussels, Belgium

    Lights for Rights - Brussels Women's March

    Lights for Rights - Brussels Women's March

    In solidarity with those fighting for women’s rights and social justice around the world, join us to light a candle at Place de la Monnaie on January 20th at 5pm. EVERYONE is welcome to this gathering, invite your family, friends and colleagues and help spread the word! Kids and families are very welcome, too, as we will stand with the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, and with the Women’s March in Washington DC.  Click on the link above to join the Facebook event for up-to-date information and keep an eye on the DAB site.