Events

  • Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 01:00 PM · 7 rsvps
    The Globe in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Congressional Letter Writing Campaign

    If you want your legislators to listen to you, you've got to tell them what you think. Democrats Abroad Hong Kong would like to invite you to join us in a letter-writing campaign from 1-3 PM on Sunday, February 19, at the Globe, 45-53 Graham Street in Soho, Central.  Worried about the Supreme Court?  The pending wall cutting us off from Mexico?  The fact that Russia tampered with last fall's elections?  What you write about and who you write it to is your choice, so you get to pick the issues that matter to you as well as choose who receives your messages. We'll have templates and suggestions on hand for anyone who needs help.

    Please RSVP for the event below.

  • Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Hard Rock Café in Athens, Greece

    Tax Seminar and Brunch

    With Angelos Kostopoulos, GR/US accountant, and Karolina Andriakopoulou, Greek attorney.

    Panel presentation and discussion covering:

    • how to handle FATCA-FBAR et al filing, for high/med/low tax obligations
    • what the recent US-Greece bilateral agreement may mean to us
    • how Dems’ plank on FATCA compares to GOP’s and AA’s

    Entrance free. Order coffee, croissants/donuts, sandwiches etc a la carte.

  • Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Restaurante VarioPintos, in Madrid, Spain

    Slavery to Prison: The Fight for Black Justice

    What is the Prison Industrial Complex and how is it related to police brutality and mass incarceration? How does prison disenfranchise citizens?

    We will examine the restructuring of slavery into the modern day prison system and its multiple facets. The most recent Executive Orders increasing police powers and money for public safety, drug trafficking and illegal immigration means further institutionally sponsored crackdown on people of color.

     

    Join us as Black Lives Matter Madrid, Melanin Madrid and Madrid Resistance join forces with Democrats Abroad to explore this timely topic through dynamic presentations and discussion.

    RSVP here!

    DA Spain-Madrid
    http://www.democratsabroad.org/

  • Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    Hard Rock Cafe Stockholm in Stockholm, Sweden

    Afterwork Meeting: Stockholm Chapter

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    Sportlov is almost upon us, and so before that begins the Stockholm Chapter will meet this Thursday to talk about what's going on with Democrats Abroad, the future of the Stockholm Chapter, and what you can do. 

    If you want to be a part of the Stockholm Chapter leadership we highly recommend you come along for this meeting, since it will be the last one before the DA Annual General Meeting in late March. But if you can't make it and still want to get more involved, let Alex Lange know.

    Attendance is free, Democrats Abroad members will receive a wrist band discount at the bar that includes house wine, Carlsberg on tap, or pear cider for just 45 SEK.

    Please consider making a contribution to Democrats Abroad Sweden, which helps us get out the vote, fund phone banking and voter outreach and put on more events to raise awareness.

    To contribute, you can use swish: 123-511-4277
    Or you can contribute by bankgiro: BG 5794-8788

    See you on Thursday!
  • Monday, February 20, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 15 rsvps

    Singapore Presidents Day Social and Activism: Mon 20 February, 7pm, Sommerville Gradeur Condo Community Room, 5 Farrer Drive

    Democrats in Singapore will gather next Monday night for a Presidents Day social plus activism!

    Date:  Monday February 20th 2017

    Time:  7pm

    Place:  Community Room, Sommerville Grandeur Condominiums, Block 5, 5 Farrer Drive, Singapore  259277

    Directions:  Excellent public transport options, with the venue a 5 minute walk from the Farrer Rd MRT Stop on the yellow Circle Line.

    Bring TO SHARE:  BYO drinks and nibbles (thank you).  Views on how to respond to the horrific developments of the last 3 weeks (thank you again!) and Democratic Party fellowship (thanks most of all!)

    Action 1:  Aside from sharing our concerns and outrage, we invite you to share your thoughts and opinions on the Trump government transgressions that are of greatest concern to you and ideas for actions and initiatives that you'd like to see Democrats Abroad Lion City program for our members.  We will use a couple of methods to collect your views so please do plan to share them.

    Action 2:  We are printing postcards we can send to members of Congress with messages of concern.  We will gladly accept donations in exchange for stamps for the postcards.  :)

    RSVP: on this page

    Questions:  Please contact Lance DuBos on lancedubos@yahoo.com

  • Monday, February 20, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    Marylebone Sports Bar in London, United Kingdom

    DNC Chair Debate

    Join us at the Marylebone Sports Bar in London to watch a screening of one of the debates among the candidates for DNC Chair and take part in an after-screening discussion. 

    This is a unique opportunity to find out more about the Democratic Party as we consider our future direction and organization. This evening will help you understand more about how DAUK fits in with Democrats Abroad, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and the Democratic Party organization. 

    Book your (free) tickets 

    All these topics matter for organizing and shaping our opposition and resistance to Trump and the Republican Party’s agendas.

    Join your fellow members of Democrats Abroad UK to discuss on these issues in an after-screening discussion led by Carol Grose and Susan Schoenfeld Harrington.

    Susan Schoenfeld Harrington, a member of DAUK's Executive Committee, is a former Vice Chair of DAUK and member of the DPCA. She's also served on the DNC Finance Committee. Susan started her political life as a 'babe in arms' at the March on Washington. She has since actively worked on political campaigns at the city, state and national level as both a volunteer and staff. Susan’s lifelong interest in politics universe was formed around the dinner table in the 1960s and 70s on the upper west side of Manhattan.

    Carol Grose is a long-time Democrat and advocate for a well-run party. She has been a volunteer for DAUK, the Democratic Party, and candidates. She has served on the Executive Committee of Democrats Abroad UK as well as founding and co-chairing global fundraising for the DNC through DEXPAT from 2005-2009 in order to support the 50 State Strategy. She currently finds consolation in making ‘Daily Action’ phone calls and writing letters to lawmakers.

    Admission to this event is free. Those who are willing and able to make a further contribution to Democrats Abroad UK may buy a Supporter Ticket for £10.

    Drinks and food will be available for purchase from the bar.

    DNC Candidates Events Schedule

    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Doors open for check-in
    7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Screening of the Debate 
    8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Discussion and Q & A

    Venue: Marylebone Sports Bar is part of the Marylebone Station building.

    This event is CLOSED to the press.

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    Lohnhof in Basel, Switzerland

    Basel Apéro and Call-to-Action

    Have you been paying attention to the chain of events since the 2016 presidential election and not quite sure what to do with your frustration?

    Basel Democrats invite you to our finger food apéro for an opportunity to learn more about Democrats Abroad in Basel and get active.

    Agenda

    1. Key facts and figures of Democrats Abroad in Switzerland 🇨🇭
    2. Postcards from the edge: send postcards to your representatives on burning topics 🔥
    3. Forum exchange on activism ideas / DA agenda 

    Please RSVP by email to basel@democrats.ch or on the Facebook event.

    Lohnhof, Basel, by Mattes via Wikimedia Commons

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    Kaprikorn in Milan, Italy

    Celebrate Black History Month in Milan

    Please join us in celebrating Black History Month on Tuesday 21st of February, at 6:30 pm at the Kaprikorn

    What: Screening of Home of the Brave, the story of Viola Luzzo and events that led to passing of the Voting Rights Act.
    Where: Kaprikorn,  via Carlo Ravizza 6 20149 Milan  www.kaprikorn.it

    Ryan Turner, recent member in Milano and former DA-Madrid chair, has graciously offered to lead a discussion following the movie.

    We will also offer ideas and support to members on how to contact your elected officials as well as announce anything else pertaining to our party's future, address any questions regarding messages coming out from DA Italy and/or Global, as well as upcoming marches etc.

    Hope to see many familiar as well as new faces!
    Fired up! Ready to go.

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    St. Pancras Room, - 2nd Level, Kings Place in London, United Kingdom

    Women's Caucus February General Meeting

    February general meeting. Join us!

    Location: St. Pancras Room, - 2nd Level, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG. Take the escalator down and head slightly straight and left through a door (that is labelled with St Pancras and Horsfall Rooms), and it's the room on the right.

    The Democrats Abroad UK (DAUK) Women's Caucus spans generations and lived experiences.  We are women united in advancing and securing our fundamental human rights both in the United States and abroad.  We strive to influence and create a world where government and society guarantee gender equality, where women determine who they are, where they stand, and who they become.

    We meet once a month.  In order to fully participate in all activities, caucus members must be members of Democrats Abroad. But if you're not already a member, come along anyway!  You are welcome, and can sign up online in minutes if you decide to get more involved.  (Sign up now!)

    Email us to RSVP for the meeting: womenscaucus@democratsabroad.org.uk. We'll ad you to our mailing list and makes sure you're reminded about the meeting and given details of the venue. 

    Visit our website: www.womenscaucus.co.uk 

     

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 07:00 PM

    Book Club meeting

    Tuesday, January 31 and Tuesday, February 21 – Book Club Meetings in London
    Join us for exchange of reading material and lively discussion!


    The January 31st Book Club meeting will be a "free-choice" gathering. Please come with one or two excerpts or passages from a book, newspaper or magazine that you would like to read. Passages that are meaningful, enlightening, educational or inspiring to you will act as springboards for discussion. Bring something you have read that made you think, squirm, gain a new awareness or filled you with hope. 

    Once we are gathered at the pub, we will divide the group into smaller groups of about 8-10 so that everyone will have an opportunity to share her/his thoughts. RSVP to bookclub@democratsabroad.org.uk and include your postcode.

     

    Time:  7 to 9 p.m.
    Place:  The King’s Head Pub, 10 Stafford St, Mayfair, London W1S 4RX (3-minute walk from the Green Park Station)
    The Book Club will also meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21. Venue details are available by emailing bookclub@democratsabroad.org.uk.