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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:

| DACR Chair
| DACR Vice-Chair | DACR Environmental Policy Coordinator
| DACR Secretary
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    AMERICAS REGIONAL MEETING JANUARY 25 – 28, 2018 COSTA RICA



    AMERICAS REGIONAL MEETING

    January 25 – 28, 2018

    Costa Rica

    Great Learning and Sharing Opportunity

    Workshops and Training

    Get Out the Vote

    Voter Registration Training

    Country Committee Reports

    Country Committee Leadership

    Nation Builder Database Management

    Nation Builder Email, News, and Events

    Using Social Media Effectively

    Regional Issues

    CC Relationship to DPCA and DNC

    RBT, FACTA, AND FBAR

    Fundraising Ideas

    The Fun and Special Events

    Make New and Catch-up with Old Friends

    Evening Reception with Live Music – Blues, Rock and Country

    Pizza and Movie night with members of the Cast of “A Bold Peace”

    Final Dinner and Party with Live Music – Former Broadway and Jazz Star

    Welcome Greeting from Casa Presidencial

    Keynote from Former Ambassador Fitz Haney

    Surprise Appearances

    Walk in Beautiful Tropical Gardens

    Early Morning Birding

    Great Pre-and-Post Tour Opportunities

    The Venue

    Hotel Bougainvillea

    Set within lush tropical gardens just a 20-minute drive from San José Airport, Hotel Bougainvillea offers a large outdoor pool, tennis courts and a gym. Rooms have balconies overlooking the gardens or city.

    The hotel’s beautiful gardens are home to a huge range of native Costa Rican trees and flowers. You can also spot wild hummingbirds and frogs.

    Each room at Hotel Bougainvillea offers free Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable TV, a ceiling fan and a coffee maker. Rooms are decorated with unique furniture made from local hardwoods.

    Costs

    Very Reasonable for High Season

    $360 per person based on double occupancy for:

    Three nights hotel with breakfast included

    Conference meals and coffee breaks

    Conference donation

    Costa Rica transportation

    All activities including 2 dinners

    Don’t miss this unique opportunity.

    Inquire and Sign-up now

    November 30 Deadline

    Info-Costa-Rica@DemocratsAbroad.org

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    "Immigrants for Sale" Don't miss this film! Oct 28th

    October 28th, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Little Theatre Group in San Rafael de Escazú


    The plight of Immigrants in the US

    Documentary film - Immigrants for Sale
    The detention of migrants has become a multi-billion-dollar industry in which immigrants are sold to the highest bidder and traded like mere products. Private corporations run over 200 facilities that offer over 150,000-bed spaces and rake in a total profit of close to five billion dollars per year. These detention centers get paid for the number of people that are in the center per night. There is no incentive to speed up the legal processes and let the detainees leave the facility

    Q&A with Immigration Lawyer – Amy Novick – via Skype from Washington D.C.

    Amy has been involved with immigration and nationality law and policy for more than 25 years. She served as Deputy Director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) where she directed the Association’s extensive immigration education program. Start thinking about questions you can ask.



    Costa Rican Dreamer to share his experiences.

    R.S.V.P. to attend: http://whoozin.com/RXQ-CHW-9AGU


    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. RIDE RSVP: Call Nelleke - 8614-2622 or Email Maxine - 8828-3052mtorresdacr@protonmail.ch you NEED to make a reservation for a ride.

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    RSVP INFORMATION:

    http://whoozin.com/RXQ-CHW-9AGU

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

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

    NEWS:

    Our former Ambassador Fitz Haney, an Obama appointee, is a contestant on Dancing with Stars Costa Rica. Winners are chosen by votes from the public. Please help him win. If he wins he has committed his prize money to cancer research in Costa Rica.

    HOW TO VOTE: 1st you must register - http://app01.teletica.com/dwts

    Once you've registered, just go to that link, sign in & VOTE!! You may vote 7 times every day.
    (If you don't speak much Spanish - open it in Chrome & it should convert into English)

    Vote for "FITZ & LUCIA" #FitzYLuci

    Sundays at 7-9pm on Canal 7

    He has a real shot with all our support. Let’s make it happen. Vote!

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 01:00 PM
    Greenhouse Condominio in San Rafael de Escazú, Costa Rica

    Thanksgiving Potluck Party

     

    25 November 2017 POTLUCK THANKSGIVING PARTY!  1:00pm – 4:00 pm


    Condominio Greenhouse in San Rafael de Escazú

    Potluck Thanksgiving dinner celebration.  We provide the Turkey and you provide a dish to share and a beverage.  Don’t worry, there will be lots of choices for vegetarians.  A good time for everyone to get together before the holidays.  Our Secretary, Barbara Steenstrup has generously opened her beautiful home to us.  There is one request and that is that no pork products be brought into her home.  Please be respectful when planning your dish. You must RSVP. For more details please click the following link: http://whoozin.com/TUY-9A7-PDGF

    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
    SAN JOSE - Those desiring a free ride to Escazú can meet at Teatro Nacional by 12:15 am promptly or earlier if all who reserved are present. We will provide a free ride back to San José at 4:00 pm.
    RIDE RSVP: Call Nelleke 8614-2622 or 
    Email Maxine - mtorresdacr@protonmail.ch 
    You NEED to make a reservation for a ride.
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    CONTACT
    If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247 or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com 

    Tuesday, January 25, 2028 at 08:18 PM through January 28, 2028
    Hotel Bougainvillea in Santo Tomás, Santo Domingo, Costa Rica

    AMERICAS REGIONAL MEETING

     AMERICAS REGIONAL MEETING

    January 25 – 28, 2018

    Costa Rica

    Great Learning and Sharing Opportunity

    Workshops and Training

    Get Out the Vote

    Voter Registration Training

    Country Committee Reports

    Country Committee Leadership

    Nation Builder Database Management

    Nation Builder Email, News, and Events

    Using Social Media Effectively

    Regional Issues

    CC Relationship to DPCA and DNC

    RBT, FACTA, AND FBAR

    Fundraising Ideas 

     

    The Fun and Special Events

    Make New and Catch-up with Old Friends

    Evening Reception with Live Music – Blues, Rock and Country

    Pizza and Movie night with members of the Cast of “A Bold Peace”

    Final Dinner and Party with Live Music – Former Broadway and Jazz Star

    Welcome Greeting from Casa Presidencial

    Keynote from Former Ambassador Fitz Haney

    Surprise Appearances

    Walk in Beautiful Tropical Gardens

    Early Morning Birding

    Great Pre-and-Post Tour Opportunities

     

    The Venue

    Hotel Bougainvillea

    Set within lush tropical gardens just a 20-minute drive from San José Airport, Hotel Bougainvillea offers a large outdoor pool, tennis courts and a gym. Rooms have balconies overlooking the gardens or city.

    The hotel’s beautiful gardens are home to a huge range of native Costa Rican trees and flowers. You can also spot wild hummingbirds and frogs.

    Each room at Hotel Bougainvillea offers free Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable TV, a ceiling fan and a coffee maker. Rooms are decorated with unique furniture made from local hardwoods.

     

    Costs

    Very Reasonable for High Season

    $360 per person based on double occupancy for:

    Three nights hotel with breakfast included

    Conference meals and coffee breaks

    Conference donation

    Costa Rica transportation

    All activities including 2 dinners

     

    Don’t miss this unique opportunity.

    Inquire and Sign-up now

    November 30 Deadline

    Info-Costa-Rica@DemocratsAbroad.org