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
Democrats Abroad is committed to a world where all persons have access to the same rights and benefits, regardless of sexual identity or gender expression.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The Democrats Abroad LGBT Caucus is the constituency group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex members and any Democrat abroad who supports them.
The goals of the LGBT Caucus reflect the mission of Democrats Abroad to:
- engage and empower LGBTI Americans living abroad to vote in US elections;
- provide a platform for Democrats Abroad members, country committees and chapters to advance issues at the heart of the LGBTI community;
- support Democrats Abroad’s members in issues they face living abroad as LGBTI Americans, such as access to government services and benefits for same-sex spouses and family members, the legacy resulting from past discrimination and Defense of Marriage Act.
The LGBT Caucus:
- supports Democrats Abroad’s country committees and local chapters in organizing activities of interest to the LGBTI community, such as participation in pride events and voter outreach;
- disseminates information to Democrats Abroad members and promotes action on issues that affect LGBTI Americans and their families;
- ensures that the LGBTI perspective is effectively incorporated in all the work of Democrats Abroad, including issues advocacy, communication and GOTV strategy, planning and execution; ensures that issues and policies that impact LGBTI Americans are included in the Democrats Abroad and Democratic Party platforms;
- takes leadership in Democrats Abroad’s issues advocacy initiatives, including “door knock” visits to elected officials in Washington DC, to ensure that issues that impact LGBTI Americans living abroad and their families are included and addressed by elected representatives;
- encourages LGBTI members to run for elected leadership roles within Democrats Abroad and fulfill Democrats Abroad’s diversity and affirmative action goals;
- supports community building among Democrats Abroad’s LGBTI members and allies;
- promotes Democratic Party candidates who demonstrate commitment to policies that positively impact the lives of LGBTI Americans;
- supports and engages with Democratic Party LGBTI caucuses build capacity and achieve common goals.
Bob Vallier published Kirsten Gillibrand explains how your vote from abroad makes a difference in Stuff to Share 2016-02-22 12:09:27 -0500
Kirsten Gillibrand is not running for anything in 2016, but she wants you to vote nonetheless. If you want to send a message to Washington to let them know that Americans abroad are a politically consequential constituency, the best way to do that is to vote. Significant numbers of votes in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary will make our elected officials take notice. They are just now beginning to listen, and they are engaged with us like never before. Let's not miss this opportunity: help make the message loud and clear. Do what the Senator says : use your voice, cast your vote !
Bob Vallier published Al Franken Has A Message for Americans Abroad in Stuff to Share 2016-02-22 12:08:38 -0500
Bob Vallier published Cory Booker wants YOU to vote from abroad. in Stuff to Share 2016-02-22 12:07:41 -0500
Bob Vallier published Tim Kaine tells us why the vote from abroad matters in Stuff to Share 2016-02-22 12:07:13 -0500
Senator Sanders defeated Secretary Clinton in the New Hampshire Primary.
Now it's YOUR turn to decide!
Vote in the Democrats Abroad Global Primary!Read more
Bob Vallier published Presidential Primary Voting Centers in France in News 2016-01-18 17:23:28 -0500
DEMOCRATS ABROAD GLOBAL PRIMARY
LIST OF VOTING CENTERS
Where in France can you vote in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary? Find out here!Read more
Bob Vallier published Frequently Asked Questions About the Global Presidential Primary in News 2016-01-18 16:40:46 -0500
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
VOTING IN THE GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
Q: Am I eligible to vote in the Democrats Abroad Global Primary?
A: Any American living abroad, who will be at least 18 years old on Election Day 2016, and who is a member of Democrats Abroad is eligible to participate, on the condition of not having voted (or intending to vote) for a presidential candidate in any other state primary in 2016.
photo by Maurice Svay
Welcome to Democrats Abroad France!
Democrats Abroad France is the official country committee of U.S. Democrats living in France. DAF is one of the original founding members of Democrats Abroad and is among its largest and most active members. We offer a wide range of activities to our members, including voter registration assistance and education, monthly member Meet-Ups to discuss political issues and diverse topics, lectures, debates and panel discussions, film screenings, parties, guest speakers and special events throughout the year--and we have a lively Facebook page where we share all the great stuff we've got going on!
DAF has recently welcomed Governor Howard Dean, Senators Tim Kaine and Kirstin Gillibrand, Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Dina Titus, businesswoman Christie Hefner, and political journalist Richard Reeves, and thanks to the magic of the internet, we have had live video dialogues with Senators Al Franken, Corey Booker, and Elizabeth Warren.
DAF is composed of 8 vibrant chapters in Paris, Toulouse, Marseille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, the Riviera, Normandy, and the Rhone Alps, each with their own distinctive flavor and feel. Whether it's Political Wine in Nice, a Speakeasy in Grenoble, a Stammtisch in Strasbourg or Bar Night in Bordeaux, there's something going on every month in our our chapters! Our Womens' Caucus, Minority Caucus, and LGBT Caucus, our chapter of Young Democrats Abroad, and our Environmental and Energy Policy Interest Group likewise sponsor a variety of events throughout the year, ranging from public lectures to the Gay Pride Picnic. There's plenty of opportunity to meet fellow Democrats and talk politics!
We are always excited to welcome new members and to help you vote from abroad, so whether you are new to France or having been living here for a while, please join with us to elect Democrats back home. When Americans abroad vote, Democrats win, and when Democrats win, we all prosper.
If you have questions or would like to volunteer with DAF please contact us.