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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

Like our Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/DemocratsAbroadCR

DA Costa Rica Leadership:

| DACR Chair
| DACR Vice-Chair | DACR Environmental Policy Coordinator
| DACR Secretary
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  • News

    Film Showing "A Bold Peace" Costa Rica's Path of Demiltarization

    Scared about the threat of war – the movie to see. A Bold Peace - Costa Rica’s Path of Demilitarization Offical selection and winner in several international film festivals worldwide. 2016 & 2017 Almost 70 years ago Costa Rica abolished its army and committed itself to fostering a peaceful society. It has been reaping the benefits ever since. See the trailer – click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Re2eMRix4 "This is a story that every American with a political pulse should know." Veterans for Peace, Spokane, Washington "One of the most enlightening films of our times." Leon Stuparich, Huffington Post September 30th, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm @ LTG in Escazu DACR Meeting – Business, Movie, and Discussion afterward with activists who appear in the film. Doors open at 9:00 am. The program starts at 9:30 prompt Limited seating – RSVP is a must – click here: http://whoozin.com/JG3-U4X-3DP6 ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ SUGGESTED DONATION: 3,000-colones (Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, snacks, meeting space & the Get Out the Vote campaign) ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ 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.) ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ 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 - mtorresdacr@protonmail.ch You NEED to make a reservation for a ride. ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ UPCOMING EVENTS TO NOTE: Sunday, September 10 at 7:00 PM Our friend Ambassador Haney (Fitz) is a contestant on the upcoming Dancing with the Stars Costa Rica premiering Sunday, September 10at 7 PM. Please Let’s all show our show your support and vote for “FITZ”. Click here to go to his FaceBook for instructions on how to vote: https://www.facebook.com/realFitzHaney/ Sunday, September 17 at 7:30 AM Elizabeth Warren will be speaking with Democrats Abroad on September 17th at 7:30 AM. RSVP today If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247 or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com
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    Acclaimed Journalist and Writer John Nichols at Tin Jo

    A Morning Talk with Acclaimed Journalist and Writer John Nichols

    Followed by a lively discussion

    A rare opportunity, not to be missed!

    John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress. Nichols is a frequent guest on radio and television programs as a commentator on politics and media issues. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books. Nichols's latest book “Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America” will be released August 29th.

    August 12th, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Restaurante Tin Jo - Bamboo Room

    SUGGESTED DONATION: ₡ 3,000

    Contribution goes towards refreshments & the Get Out the Vote campaign

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    RAFFLE DRAWING: Bring extra money for the drawing

    TICKETS: ₡1,000 each

    Money raised goes towards our Get Out the Vote efforts

    Full bio: thenation.com/authors/john-nichols

    YouTube Video: youtube.com/watch?-s

    Pre-order latest book: amazon.com/Horsemen-Trumpocalypse-Dangerous-People-America-ebook/dp/B071RK98BJ/?&&-1&+nichols+trumpocalypse

    Bring your friends and family

    All are welcome!

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 09:30 AM
    Little Theatre Group in Escazú, Costa Rica

    Film Showing "A Bold Peace" Costa Rica's Path of Demiltarization

    Scared about the threat of war – the movie to see.

     

    A Bold Peace - Costa Rica’s Path of Demilitarization

     

    Offical selection and winner in several international film festivals worldwide. 2016 & 2017

     

    Almost 70 years ago Costa Rica abolished its army and committed itself to fostering a peaceful society. It has been reaping the benefits ever since. See the trailer – click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Re2eMRix4

     

    "This is a story that every American with a political pulse should know." Veterans for Peace, Spokane, Washington

     

    "One of the most enlightening films of our times." Leon Stuparich, Huffington Post

     

    September 30th, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm @ LTG in Escazu

     

    DACR Meeting – Business, Movie, and Discussion afterward with activists who appear in the film.

     

    Doors open at 9:00 am. The program starts at 9:30 prompt

     

    Limited seating – RSVP is a must – click here: http://whoozin.com/JG3-U4X-3DP6

     

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    SUGGESTED DONATION: 3,000-colones (Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, snacks, 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 - mtorresdacr@protonmail.ch You NEED to make a reservation for a ride.

     

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    UPCOMING EVENTS TO NOTE:

     

    Sunday, September 10 at 7:00 PM

     

    Our friend Ambassador Haney (Fitz) is a contestant on the upcoming Dancing with the Stars Costa Rica premiering Sunday, September 10at 7 PM. Please Let’s all show our show your support and vote for “FITZ”. Click here to go to his FaceBook for instructions on how to vote: https://www.facebook.com/realFitzHaney/

     

    Sunday, September 17 at 7:30 AM

     

    Elizabeth Warren will be speaking with Democrats Abroad on September 17th at 7:30 AM. RSVP today

     

     

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

    Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 09:30 AM
    Little Theatre Group in Escazú, Costa Rica

    Film Showing "A Bold Peace" Costa Rica's Path of Demiltarization

    Scared about the threat of war – the movie to see.

     

    A Bold Peace - Costa Rica’s Path of Demilitarization

     

    Offical selection and winner in several international film festivals worldwide. 2016 & 2017

     

    Almost 70 years ago Costa Rica abolished its army and committed itself to fostering a peaceful society. It has been reaping the benefits ever since. See the trailer – click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Re2eMRix4

     

    "This is a story that every American with a political pulse should know." Veterans for Peace, Spokane, Washington

     

    "One of the most enlightening films of our times." Leon Stuparich, Huffington Post

     

    September 30th, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm @ LTG in Escazu

     

    DACR Meeting – Business, Movie, and Discussion afterward with activists who appear in the film.

     

    Doors open at 9:00 am. The program starts at 9:30 prompt

     

    Limited seating – RSVP is a must – click here: http://whoozin.com/JG3-U4X-3DP6

     

    ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈

     

    SUGGESTED DONATION: 3,000-colones (Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, snacks, meeting space & the Get Out the Vote campaign)

     

    ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈

    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.)

    ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈

     

    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 - mtorresdacr@protonmail.ch You NEED to make a reservation for a ride.

     

    ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS TO NOTE:

     

    Sunday, September 10 at 7:00 PM

     

    Our friend Ambassador Haney (Fitz) is a contestant on the upcoming Dancing with the Stars Costa Rica premiering Sunday, September 10at 7 PM. Please Let’s all show our show your support and vote for “FITZ”. Click here to go to his FaceBook for instructions on how to vote: https://www.facebook.com/realFitzHaney/

     

    Sunday, September 17 at 7:30 AM

     

    Elizabeth Warren will be speaking with Democrats Abroad on September 17th at 7:30 AM. RSVP today

     

     

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