We have good news for you! Our September events include one that allows you to take action in upcoming elections back home.
On September 23rd, join fellow DA members in Singapore for an afternoon of phone banking and phood. We'll call fellow DA members to make sure they are voting in their upcoming elections to put Democrats in seats.
It could evolve, but for now, we'll be focusing on the following races:
1. New Jersey: The Governor and the entire state legislature are up for election on November 7. Let’s elect Democrat Phil Murphy as Governor and a Democratic state legislature.
Who is eligible to vote? Overseas voters who registered to vote as “intend to return” can vote in this election.
2. Virginia: The Governor and the full House of Delegates are up for election on November 7. Let’s elect Democrat Ralph Northam as Governor and a Democratic House of Delegates.
Who is eligible to vote? Overseas voters can vote in these state elections - but if you’ve given up your VA residence, you’ll need to show that either you or your spouse are employed overseas.
3. Florida: Special Election for Senate District 40. We'll be reaching out to those members who vote in Southwest Miami.
What: Dial and Dine
When: Saturday, Sept. 23 from noon-3:00
Where: 136 St. Patrick's Road #05-17, East Coast.
How: Enter via St. Patrick's Road. By bus, go to East Coast Road, Ocean Apartments stop #: 92141
We'll provide the food, but to make calls, you'll need to bring a laptop, an ear piece, and your favorite beverage to share.
Need an extra little push to spend your Saturday making phone calls?We'll be inviting the top 3 callers to a catered election result party with Democrats Abroad leadership and friends!
The Democratic Party is diverse, and THAT is what makes us strong. That diversity means, however, that we view politics from a variety of perspectives. A few DAJ members will present the major points defining their political philosophy, then we will have a discussion among audience members and the panelists. In addition, we will identify issues and strategies on which DAJ members, regardless of their background and perspective, can work together. Please join us for the discussion.The Community Center is on Aoyama Dori, inside the Akasaka Community Plaza10 minutes from exit A of Akasaka Mituske station on the Ginza and Marunouchi lines.10 minutes from exit 4 of Aoyama 1chome station on the Oedo, Hanzomon and Ginza lines.Click here for access informationhttp://www.akasaka-civiccenter.jp/shisetsu/access.htmlAkasaka Civic Center in Akasaka Community PlazaOptional dinner after event. Location to be announced
Democrats Abroad Lyon will be hosting our first back to work, back to school, back to resistance event. The theme is "No to the Wall," which signifies to us a rejection of all hatred, racism and bigotry and a call to unity in America.
In keeping with the theme “No to the Wall”, we will be serving delicious home-made Mexican cuisine! On the menu: burritos with guacamole, salsa, pico de gallo, mole, beans and rice.
This will be an opportunity to meet and to discuss, vent, and/or commiserate with other Democrats/Progressives from the Lyon area.
Tickets must be purchased in advance on-line for entrance to the event: 15€ for adults, 10€ for teens (12-17) and free for children 11 and under. Last date to purchase tickets: September 17. Ticket price includes all food. Participants are asked to bring drinks to share. Address and transportation supplied on ticketing website.
We welcome DALyon members, family and friends as well as non-members interested in joining Democrats Abroad Lyon.
Solidarity Sundays in September
The vote is already on! New Jersey, Virginia, Florida, Utah and Alabama have state or federal elections right now or real soon. Get phonebanking with us to help your fellow Democrats Abroad from these states to register, request a ballot, and VOTE. Let's flip these elections together! Phone, phone blue!:-)
Our last-Tuesday Afterwork this month will feature Prof. Sami Adwan – a former GU visiting professor – speaking and answering questions about his work promoting mutual understanding between Palestinians and Jews in Israel and the Occupied Territories. More info about him and his work is available here and here.
Enter at the corner and order at the bar before 6:00 for special prices, then join us upstairs in the Conference Room.
We'll have postcards, stamps, and addresses available if you'd like to write to Congress or the Trump Administration about healthcare, tax reform, climate change, DACA, voting rights, or whatever.
We'll have time to briefly catch up on families, trips, health, etc., before Prof. Adwan begins at about 6:30.
Inviting all Democrats to the 4th installment of our bar event in partnership with Drinking Liberally Oslo. This month, as we enter fall in earnest, there will be much to talk about; DACA ---> Tax Reform ---> massive hurricanes and fires (that obviously have nothing to do with climate change shrug brb) "weird' bi-partisanship in Washington (and retiring GOP congressmen)... Plus, this month's event happens right in the middle of the real Oktoberfest, so come on out and have a few beers and talk some politics, we look forward to seeing you!
Our affiliated programming partner, The Norwegian Atlantic Committee (Den Norske Atlanterhavskomité) along with the Nobel Peace Center, have a very interesting "Security Policy Deep Dive" event coming, featuring Thorbjørn Jagland, notable Norwegian statesman and Secretary General of the Council of Europe. We look forward to supporting and collaborating with DNAK, Oslo's preeminent voice in Atlantic cooperation, and hope our members join them at this event and other initiatives in the future!
Go to https://goo.gl/NGTPhG for additional information.
a young organizer, fundraiser, community builder and tech whiz will be in Europe and has agreed to speak to our member to explain what the tech world and Silicon Valley can bring to the sphere of Democratic politics.
Liz Jaff is today part of the transition team in Washington to put together a new technology team within the DNC, the new frontier for the Democratic Party.
She has worked and works at the crossroads of technology and politics to encourage more state and local candidates to run for office – and to WIN.
Moderated by Jonathon Holler, Vice Chair, Democrats Abroad France and with the participation of Lex Paulson, Sciences Po
Coming soon to Paris, Munich, Amsterdam and London
From September 28 to October 8
On her France 24 television show called 51%, Annette Young recently asked the question about how to get more women into the world of Tech.
Democrats Abroad and the Global Women’s Caucus proposes to look more deeply into the subject by inviting a young woman who has made it into the tech world, and better still has worked at the crossroads of technology and politics.
Organizer, fundraiser, community builder and tech whiz,
who will tell us what Silicon Valley can bring to the sphere of
29-year old Liz Jaff, formerly in the Obama White House, ran for a Vice-Chair seat in the last 2017 Democratic National Committee election in Atlanta. She didn’t win, but she is today part of the transition team in Washington to put together a new technology team within the DNC, the new frontier for the Democratic Party.
Women like Liz are “resetting the tech button,” to quote Annette Young.
Watch for news from your Country Committees for specific dates, locations and times for Liz's
Munich, Amsterdam and London events.
These events will also be made accessible to our members online via WebEx!
Join us at our Executive Committee meeting on September 28 at 1:00 p.m. This gathering will be held at Ñucallacta Café located on Hermano Miguel between Juan Jaramillo and Honorato Vásquez.
All Democrats Abroad Ecuador members are welcome!