Events

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 12:30 PM
    Malmö Konsthall in Malmö, Sweden

    People's Climate March Malmö

    Frightened by the current administration’s stance towards the environment? Tired of climate change deniers? Looking for a way to take action?

    Join Democrats Abroad Sweden and tens of thousands of marchers in the U.S. and around the world this Saturday, April 29th and participate in The People’s Climate March here in Malmö.

    This march is an international call for responsible climate action and social justice. Your voice is needed to send our message.

    Attend with friends and family, brings signs and let your voice be heard!

    The People’s Climate March Malmö

    Saturday, April 29th at 12:30 PM - 3 PM

    Starting Point: Malmö Konsthall

    S:t Johannesgatan 7, 205 80 Malmö, Sweden

    For more information click here: People's Climate March Malmö

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 12:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    Malmö Konsthall in Malmö, Sweden

    People's Climate March Malmö

    Frightened by the current administration’s stance towards the environment? Tired of climate change deniers? Looking for a way to take action?

    Join Democrats Abroad Sweden and tens of thousands of marchers in the U.S. and around the world this Saturday, April 29th and participate in The People’s Climate March here in Malmö.

    This march is an international call for responsible climate action and social justice. Your voice is needed to send our message.

    Attend with friends and family, brings signs and let your voice be heard!

    The People’s Climate March Malmö

    Saturday, April 29th at 12:30 PM - 3 PM

    Starting Point: Malmö Konsthall

    S:t Johannesgatan 7, 205 80 Malmö, Sweden

    For more information click here: People's Climate March Malmö

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 01:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Göteborgs Konstmuseum in Göteborg, Sweden

    March for Climate Action! Come Join Us!

    The current U.S. administration is a threat to the future of our planet, the safety of our communities, and the health of our families.

    It has attacked hard-won protections and the rights of minorities, workers, indigenous peoples, immigrants, women, LGBTQ, young people, and more.

    We've fought back with a HUUUGE wave of protests. Help us mark the 100th day of Trump's presidency with another one!

    Join us on April 29th. At 13:00 we'll leave Götaplatsen and march to Gustav Adolfs Torg. (Best to arrive by 12:45 to have time to find us.)

    Help us show that SOME Americans understand the severity of the climate crisis we face!

    We'll meet by the wall behind the Poseidon, near the steps to the Art Museum. Look for the American flag!

    Some links for further information (from other organizers):

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/peoples-climate-march-goteborg

    https://www.evensi.com/gbgmarch2peace-goteborg/201998184

    http://supermiljobloggen.se/nyheter/2017/04/peoples-climate-march-hang-pa-du-med

     https://peoplesclimate.org/sister-marches/?source=org-signup&referrer=group-avaaz

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 01:30 PM · 5 rsvps

    People's Climate March Geneva

    April 29 marks another opportunity to join others in Switzerland to express concerns with climate policy and action by gathering in Geneva for the People's Climate March. Throughout the United States and across the globe, concerned marchers will demonstrate their resolve to leave a better natural, rural and urban environment for future generations. Consider joining!

     

    For more information, visit the global site. For the Geneva march details, visit here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/peoples-climate-march-geneva-2

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Norra Bantorget in Stockholm, Sweden

    People’s Climate March Stockholm

    This Saturday, April 29, there will be People's Climate Marches across the United States and sister marches all around the World. 

    In Stockholm, Democrats Abroad Sweden will be marching together with the movement to stand up for our belief that climate change is real and to show that we will not be silent while measures protect the future of our planet are dismantled. 

    Join us for this march and make your voice heard!

    Democrats Abroad will meet at Norra Bantorget by the statue in the middle at 14:00. The official program starts at 14:30. 

    Bring your friends and family, and make a sign or two! We encourage you to be creative. 

    For more information on the official program, visit http://klimatsverige.se/klimatsverige/pcm-29-april-2017

    Before, during, and after the marches, make sure you follow all instructions from authorities and take the usual precautions recommended for attending public events of this kind.

    There is also a march in Gothenburg. For more information on how you can join that, visit http://www.democratsabroad.org/rickwicks/march_for_climate_action_come_join_us

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 03:00 PM · 8 rsvps
    Les Marquises in Paris, France

    YOUTH CAUCUS ELECTIONS

    Come join the Youth Caucus for drinks, political discussion and electing the next generation of local Democratic leaders for the DAF Youth Caucus !

    Want to vote but can't attend?  No problem!  You can download an absentee BALLOT HERE. Print it, fill it in, scan it, and send it to contact.ydaf@gmail.com by NOON or April 29.  But it will be much more fun  to vote in person, at 3 PM on this Saturday April 29th at Les Marquises Bar.  Join us for a glass to toast the election winners!

    Below are the candidates' statements!

    HENLEY JOHNSON 

    I have been involved with Democrats Abroad for over ten years, organising phone banking for key elections and attending important events such as the Berlin 2016 Democrats Abroad Convention.  I have also organised events to bring the Youth Caucus together such as Halloween and Fourth of July parties.  I believe in building community to create an impact and it is all the more important when we live far away from the decision makers who are shaping our future.  As we have seen through fundraising numbers and through events like the convention in Berlin, France is one of the most influential Democrats Abroad chapters and I will work hard to be sure that we continue to play a large role in supporting the Democratic Party by empowering and bringing together the Youth Caucus.

    PIERRE FILATOV

    As a candidate running for co-chair/member-at-large of the Youth Caucus, I was always a big political activist. At age thirteen, I volunteered for Barack Obama's first presidential campaign in 2008, phonebanking and attending local volunteering events. I have been also very active in the 2016 election, phone banking both Americans in the US and Americans in Paris, helping out with their voting procedures. As a co-chair and/or member-at-large I will work with the other members to make every voice heard, to terminate the bleed of dismantling America and we will fight to retrieve our hope for 2018 and onwards. 

    JACQUELYN JUDITH

    I spent 6 months travelling and learned just how much of an influence the U.S. government has in the lives of people around the world. I already had strong convictions about the importance of good government policies before leaving home in Michigan, and now as I settle into a new life abroad, I'm eager to get involved and help make a difference in the powerful impacts of our government. Especially in light of the fear and hatred spread through the recent presidential campaign and President Trump's fast and furious actions, I find myself feeling compelled to help and capable of helping through involvement in Young Democrats Abroad. I come from a family environment of strongly conservative political beliefs -- the kind that encourage fear and individuality rather than collaboration and progress -- but as I experienced more of the world, I couldn't hold onto that limited kind of thinking. Because I have seen and been close to both sides of the political coin, I now have an even stronger motivation to help spread the valuable influence of forward-thinking policies and efforts of Democrats Abroad. 

    MATHIEU STIEHL 

    I first got in touch with Democrats Abroad in 2007 at the primary which led Barack Obama to the democratic ticket. Last year, I arrived in Paris to work as an IT and digital media consultant. I now regularly come DA events hoping to get more involved. Today, I am running for member-at-large of the Youth Caucus. More is at stake now for in the next two years than what we have had for the past eight. I would like to help, use my skills and experience in technology and social media to improve our position for the coming elections. Together we can expand our caucus, promote our ideas and let the vibrant American youth in France be heard in Washington. 

    CLAUDIA VARNEY 

    I wish to represent, build and grow the Youth Caucus of Democrats Abroad France as a member-at-large. I am a very recently elected member-at-large of the Executive Committee of DA France. I am lifelong activist and Democrat. As a French-born American from California, I will bring a global perspective and energized approach to the Youth Caucus. I know from first-hand experience that political advocacy works, and that building and strengthening communities is crucial in constructing a powerful political force to be reckoned with. It is more important than ever to engage with younger voters and bring them- along with the issues that effect them- to the table, while also building a community abroad that continues to grow, resist, engage and thrive.

    RACHEL PADILLA

    I am a 23 y/o from New Mexico, who has been living abroad — in China, Japan, Austria, and now France — for the past four years. I have been studying in Paris for seven months, and have been a Democrats Abroad member for about as long. I have in this time developed a great fondness for our DA youth caucus as well as a desire to see it grow and change, to better suit the needs of its members. If I am elected youth caucus co-chair, I intend to work closely with current members to attract new participants and to brainstorm and implement new, interesting activities and events. I have worked in a similar capacity for growing social/political organizations as president of my university’s Hillel organization and as the current social secretary of the European Horizons student-led think tank at Sciences Po, and I intend to apply my varied experiences there to this position as well.

    CAITLIN WATERS

    I am currently a member and am committed to maintaining the current activities of the Youth Caucus, with hopes to expand the membership further and meet in a variety of circumstances - to come together to plan conferences, activities to counter Republican actions, but also for drinks every few weeks. I enjoy planning events, and am happy to take charge on that aspect within the Steering Committee.

    ALEX REHBINDER

    I am writing to submit my candidacy for Youth Caucus Co-Chair. Currently a 7-month Member-At-Large of the Youth Caucus, I have spent my time working to get young Americans in France more politically involved and connected within a political platform. As a 23 year old French-American from Los Angeles currently residing in Paris, I am in the position to increase youth engagement and to connect a wide-reaching network of exciting people. As Co-Chair, I will continue the previous Co-Chairs' efforts to increase membership, plan exciting events and to give a louder, more informed voice to the youth vote. In the current political climate, the Youth Caucus will be that ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.

     MARIAMNE EVERETT

    As someone who holds dual nationality: UK and USA, who was born in Italy and spent her childhood and adolescence between Pennsylvania, Co. Cork, Ireland and Italy, I recognize the importance of creating and maintaining stable international relationships as well remaining active in the political community, even after having left the country.  During Obama’s first bid for office, at age 15, I actively canvassed with my mother in Pike County, a very red county!  I have been a Member at Large with the Youth Caucus here in Paris for the past year, who helped with the running of the Election Night Party.  I hope to help organize more activities aimed at encouraging young expats to be involved in politics happening back home, as well as increase our online presence.  

     RAPHAEL LAIZEAU

    As a young French-American student, I have become involved with the Socialist Party here in France by campaigning for Benoît Hamon in the 2017 Presidential Election. Before this, I had the opportunity to do an internship in the French National Assembly during my final year of junior high. I have always wanted to become involved in American politics, thus contributing to the Democratic Party as an active member. I think we can work together on improving the image of the party to convince people that we are working in their interest. I believe that the US elections in 2016 were lost because we failed to address the concerns of the working class people who voted for Obama twice, and so they chose Trump over Clinton. I think we need to convince more and more people that we are the party of the working class and that the concerns of the poor and the middle class should be our priority.

    If I am selected I will work with the same passion that I use to fuel every responsibility I undertake.

    JESSICA EVANGELISTA 

    I would like to present my nomination for co-chair of the DAF youth caucus. My aim is to bring a more diverse setting to promote political engagement with the USAian youth in France. We would focus on a wider spectrum of youth concerns. In addition, we would collaborate with other DAF caucuses through fascinating events to align the needs and representation of a diverse group of youth. I would welcome the challenging role of a co-chair with earnestness and diligence.   

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Trinity Square in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Climate March for The Planet, Animals, and People

    We are meeting between 9:30-9:55 at Trinity Square (off of Bay St) near
    the Eaton Centre doors. The march will begin at 10 Trinity Sq, Toronto and Dewitt Lee, a long time environmental advocate and the newly elected Treasurer of Democrats Abroad Toronto is honored to speak on our behalf.

    RSVP here.  

    All are welcome as we march in solidarity for our planet! 

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 03:00 PM

    Trump's 100th Day: Help us fight Trump here in Ireland!

    Friend -- 

    April 29th marks Donald Trump's 100th day in office - and potentially the first day of a government shutdown. Join us in Dublin at 3pm (2pm if you wish to attend the executive committee meeting) on Saturday April 29th at Sinatra's Bar, Arlington Hotel to strategize how we can best resist here in Ireland as well as advocate for Americans living abroad. 

    If you haven't already, please take our survey so we can do our best to plan in ways that meet your interests! We will go over the survey results together on 29 April to help us develop specific goals, actions, and events. 

    Grab a drink and join in on the conversation! We look forward to seeing you soon.

    Best,
    Greg Johnson, Chair

    DA Ireland
    http://www.democratsabroad.org/

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 05:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Zum Lichtenhainer in Kassel, Germany

    Saturday Meet-up in Kassel!

    Join us 5 PM on Saturday, April 29 at Zum Lichtenhainer to gather with other Americans for a fun evening with a twist. Come share and discuss topics and activities of interest, and learn about Democrats Abroad activities on the international and national level, other popular resources, and an opportunity to do more. 

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    George Hamilton Restaurant & Bar in Hamilton, ON, Canada

    DA Canada Hamilton-Burlington Chapter AGM, Elections and Luncheon

    Please rsvp here for the Hamilton-Burlington Chapter Annual General Meeting and Luncheon on Saturday, April 29th. The AGM will include guest speakers and election of chapter officers.

    Please also put your name forward for election as a chapter officer and click here to submit your nomination by 11:49 pm Saturday, April 22nd.  

    Hamilton-Burlington Chapter Annual General Meeting and Luncheon

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    11:00 AGM & Elections  |  12:15 Luncheon  |  Visit http://www.thegeorgehamiltonmenu.ca/ for menu and pricing

    SPEAKERS: Ken Sherman, DNC member, on the Democratic Party Elections; Gena Brumitt, London Chapter Chair, on the DC Women’s March; Tracy Hudson, on the Hamilton Women’s March; and Steve Nardi, newly elected Chair of Democrats Abroad Canada

    THIS MEETING IS SCHEDULED ON THE 100TH DAY OF THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY.

    Chapter Officer Nominations

    We will be electing officers of the chapter at the annual meeting on April 29th.

    Nominations and the election process is being handled by Susan Alksnis from the Toronto Chapter and a Member-at-Large for Democrats Abroad Canada Country Committee. For questions regarding the nomination/election process, Susan can be reached directly at susankalksnis@gmail.com 

    Questions regarding officer roles, responsibilities, and time commitment please contact Ken Sherman 289-396-498 or k_e_sherman@yahoo.ca

    Please consider submitting a (self) nomination online today at DA Canada HB Chapter - Call for Nominations for Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, IT Manager and 3 Members at Large. Deadline for nominations is 11:49 pm Saturday, April 22nd.

    There is unprecedented momentum and energy in Democrats Abroad Canada.  The next 18 months will be critical to securing election wins for Democrats. Join the resistance!

    Kenneth Sherman
    DAC Hamilton-Burlington Chair
    Member, Democratic National Committee
    289-396-4987