Costa Rica

 

DACR is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Costa Rica.  We're an active group who get together to talk politics, learn about issues, register absentee voters and work to ensure more Democrats in state and Federal offices.  DACR usually holds a monthly meeting the last Saturday of the month plus other scheduled special events such as potluck parties, picnics, film showings and fundraisers.  Meetings include invited speakers on U.S. or Costa Rican topical issues.

Our mission is to help Americans living abroad to register to vote and to request their absentee ballots with www.VotefromAbroad.org, to elect Democrats, and to educate Americans living, working, serving, and/or studying abroad about issues and legislation that affects them.

 Democrats Abroad is the official arm of the Democratic Party for US citizens living outside the United States and its territories. The Democratic Party is the only major American political party that affords its members this opportunity. Democrats Abroad holds seats on the Democratic National Committee and sends a voting delegation to its national convention to nominate our candidate for President. Democrats Abroad Costa Rica (DACR) is one of more than 100 country committees of Democrats Abroad, the official affiliate of the Democratic Party for millions living outside of the U.S. 

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

Kathy Rothschild Chair 
Democrats Abroad – Costa Rica

DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com

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DA Costa Rica Leadership:

| CR Chair
| Vice-Chair & Enviornmental Policy Coordinator
| Secretary
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    Distinguished guest speaker - Not to be missed! April 29th

     

    ABOUT MONICA ARAYA

    • Mónica Araya was born and raised in Costa Rica. She started working on sustainability when she was 19 and has worked on this non-stop for more than 20 years. 
    •  She studied economics in Costa Rica. She earned a Ph.D. in environmental management at Yale University.
    • In 2014, she founded Nivela, a thought-leadership group devoted to clean development and Costa Rica Limpia.
    • She is a Senior Associate at E3G in London and at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

    More about Mónica Araya

    • She has given interviews to journalists from TIME Magazine, Financial Times, National Geographic, Huffington Post Live, BBC Radio, BBC World Service, The Guardian, VICE news, Climate Home, Le Monde, and ClimateWire.
    • She publishes articles regularly in Project Syndicate, The Guardian, El País, Les Echos, ClimateHome and newspapers in Costa Rica, Colombia and Chile.
    • In 2014, The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs named her “Personality of the Future”.
    • She was a member of the world's largest all-female expedition to Antarctica.
    • In 2016, Mónica Araya was invited to give a TED talk on fossil fuels
    • Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI-HzvXk5bk

     

    April 29th, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm 

    Little Theatre Group in San Rafael de Escazú

    SUGGESTED DONATION: ₡ 3,000
    (Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, meeting space & the Get Out the Vote campaign)
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    50-50 DRAWING: Bring extra money for the 50-50 drawing to win a chance at receiving 50% of what is raised from it. 
    TICKETS: ₡1,000 each
    (money raised goes towards our Get Out the Vote efforts) 
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    FREE TRANSFER FROM SAN JOSE
    Those desiring a free ride to Escazú can meet at Teatro Nacional by 8:30 am promptly or earlier if all who reserved are present. We will provide a free ride back to San José at 12:15 pm.
    Call or email Maxine - 8828-3052 mtorresdacr@protonmail.ch 
    You NEED to make a reservation for a ride.

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    RSVP INFORMATION:

    We are honored to have such a distinguished guest as Mónica Araya.

    We expect a high turnout, and we urge you to RSVP early using this link: http://whoozin.com/PDP-3TP-FMMF

    If you are unable to use the link, then reply directly to this email.

    You MUST reserve a seat for admission. This will be a sellout for sure. 
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    CONTACT
    If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247 or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com 

     

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    March Monthly Meeting - Presentation Report Back From Honduras

    March 25th, 2017

    STORIES FROM HONDURAS

    Carol Marujo and Martha Rollins will present a program about Honduras. A coup d'etat in June 2009 removed the democratically-elected president Mel Zelaya from office. Seven years later a human rights delegation visited Honduras to learn about the situation in the country today. Carol and Martha were part of that delegation that traveled to many parts of the country, met with many civil society leaders; the family of the murdered indigenous/environmental rights leader, Berta Cáceres; and the US ambassador to Honduras. This will be a very compelling presentation, don't miss it.

     

    March 25th, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

    DACR Meeting – Business and Discussion

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    SUGGESTED DONATION: 3,000-colones

    (Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, meeting space & the Get Out the Vote campaign)

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    50-50 DRAWING: Bring extra money for the 50-50 drawing to win a chance at receiving 50% of what is raised from it.

    TICKETS: 1 for 1,000-c

    (money raised goes towards our Get Out the Vote efforts)

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    FREE TRANSFER FROM SAN JOSE:

    SAN JOSE - Those desiring a free ride to Escazu can meet at Teatro Nacional by-9:00 am promptly or earlier if all who RSVP’d are present. We will provide a free ride back to SJ at 12:15 pm.

    RIDE RSVP: Call Nelleke - 8614-2622 must RSVP

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    CONTACT:

    If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com

     

    To RSVP click here:

    http://whoozin.com/RCT-9AR-G7MN

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 09:30 AM
    Little Theater Group in Escazú, Costa Rica

    May 27th Meeting

    You are invited to participate in an Action Workshop at our May 27th monthly meeting.  We ask each of you to pick one of the following three issues to research and then come ready to discuss.  We will be dividing everyone into three groups to discuss one of the issues in depth with the goal of understanding the current situation of the issue and then coming up with proposals for actions.  Each group will present their results after the coffee break.  This is a working meeting.


    This is a format that is being practiced by many action groups all over the US with great success and enthusiasm. We think this will be a productive meeting. Don’t miss it!


    We have chosen three issues for our first workshop. Our next one will include environmental and educational issues.

    Here are the three for May 27th:

    Human Rights: women’s rights and immigrant rights in the US   
    Health Care: Obamacare/Trumpcare, Medicare/aid, Social Security
    Voter Rights: voter suppression, electoral college, gerrymandering

    Please hit the RSVP link here:  http://whoozin.com/J6U-6YF-3NYC   and mark the issue group you will be joining. Pick an issue that interests you, research it on your own, and come to the meeting ready to discuss with your fellow DACR members where we are and what we can do from DACR to promote positive change.

    SUGGESTED DONATION: ₡ 3,000

    (Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, meeting space & the Get Out the Vote campaign)

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    50-50 DRAWING: Bring extra money for the 50-50 drawing to win a chance at receiving 50% of what is raised from it.

    TICKETS: ₡1,000 each

    (money raised goes towards our Get Out the Vote efforts)

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    FREE TRANSFER FROM SAN JOSE:

    Those desiring a free ride to Escazú can meet at Teatro Nacional by 8:30 am promptly or earlier if all who reserved are present. We will provide a free ride back to San José at 12:15 pm.

    Call or email Maxine - 8828-3052 mtorresdacr@protonmail.ch

    You NEED to make a reservation for a ride.

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    RSVP INFORMATION:

     

     http://whoozin.com/J6U-6YF-3NYC

     

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    CONTACT:

    If you have any questions, please call Nelleke at 8614-2622 or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com