Gail Fagen published DA Rome - Halloween Party Fundraiser & Blood Drive in News 2017-10-16 07:20:08 -0400
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Gail Fagen is hosting DA Rome - Halloween Party Fundraiser & Blood Drive 2017-10-16 07:08:37 -0400
Make America Spooky Again! Democrats Abroad Rome & Southern Italy invites you to its very first Halloween Party Fundraiser & Blood Drive!
You can dress up as your favorite (or least favorite) political figure from the past or present, or a Ninja Turtle, vampire, fairy princess, Kellyanne Conway zombie—the possibilities are endless! Festivities include music, dancing, drinks, snacks, American candy, a costume contest and prizes! Bring the kids too!
Why should you come? Well, you'll be able to help raise money for the 2018 midterm elections, sign up to donate blood and save lives, find out what you can do to promote progressive policies and candidates in the US, and have an occasion to celebrate one of America's favorite secular holidays!
Tickets cost 15 euro at the door and include drinks and food, and a one-year membership to Arci Roma (valid in many associazioni culturali throughout the city).WHENOctober 29, 2017 at 4pmWHERESparwasser
Via del Pigneto 215
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Gail Fagen published Chronic Blood Disease in Rome, Italy #DAresists #Medicare4all in Healthcare Stories 2017-10-10 16:52:01 -0400
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Gail Fagen published A Universal Healthcare system can coexist alongside capitalism #DAresists #Medicare4all in Healthcare Stories 2017-10-07 10:19:35 -0400
These Australian health care photos demonstrate that a Universal Healthcare system can effectively coexist alongside of capitalism. South Australia Health has brilliantly partnered with David Jones department store at Adelaide's Rundle Mall, for a space to provide free screening mammograms to all woman--even me as an American citizen residing in this great country. All woman to access the BreastScreen SA clinic had to pass through David Jones's shoe and lingerie department. I am sure products were purchased. A brilliant synergestic example of Universal Healthcare and Capitalism for a mutual financial benefit. Not to mention the ease, and reduction in fear for women to slip into pleasant store rather than an intimidating clinic for a mammogram. This also, provides for an increase in early detection as women more likely will get the recommended mammogram when either shopping or even better yet for some women, an opportunity to meet a friend at a nearby cozy cafe. I loved my mammogram experience and hope to share this partership opportunity back in the United States.
Welcome to Democrats Abroad NE Honshu Area!
DA NE Honshu is an area group of DA Japan, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Japan. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.
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Gail Fagen published Minutes of the April 2017 Executive Committee Meeting in News 2017-08-30 09:58:58 -0400
Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting of Democrats Abroad Guatemala
Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm at Dave Evans’s home
Per our bylaws (paragraph 19.3), all meetings are open to all members.
Call to order – 4:05 PM
Attendance: John Chudy, Chair; Kee Kalwara, Events/Membership/Fundraising Coordinator; Dave Evans, Member at Large; Traci Styner, Lake Atitlán MeetUp Chair; Hyungjoon Jin, Guatemala City Meetup Chair; Rachael Shenyo, Occidente Group Meetup Deputy Chair; Mary Reynolds, DAGT member.
Approval of agenda (minutes of last meeting March 23, 2017). Approved unanimously with amendment to agenda to include item on naming a volunteer coordinator for DAGT.
Treasurer’s Report – Current networth is Q396.50 of which Q309.00 is a credit at Revue. Actual cash on hand is Q87.50.
Media Contact and Communications Chair : Mary Reynolds, a member who resides in Guatemala City, has expressed interest. Mary introduced herself and confirmed her interest in taking on the duties of Media Contact. She teaches secondary English at Colegio Maya, and is there for at least this year. Kee moved that Mary be appointed and Dave Evans seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. John will go by Revue and Que Pasa during the next week to inform them of Mary’s appointment as Media Contact with DAGT and leave her contact information. Dave mentioned a Guatemalan friend who would be a very good source of contact information among Guatemalan media that could be useful to Mary. He will follow up on that.
Events for 2017
Film Series Update
Trumbo. Casa Convento Concepción (CCC) Friday, April 21 at 6:30 pm. Details seem to be taken care of. We are hoping for a good turnout.
It was decided that our next movie feature will be First Grader, a bio-pic about a Kenyan octogenarian who starts first grade late in life because he never had a chance to before. Date, time and place will be determined following our experience with Trumbo at CCC
Discussion groups: Engaging Millennials. Hyung will continue working on this presentation with Rachael and others.
DAGT members' voting states. Develop a system to let members know what’s going on in their states or Congress, e.g., email blasts when certain representatives are voting on key issues (Annie’s suggestion). We discussed briefly how this might work. John will follow up with Annie before the May meeting.
DNC Chair Tom Perez is doing a nine-state tour with Sen. Bernie Sanders. Dave mentioned their joint kick-off interview with Chris Hayes. See it at: http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/sanders-i-don-t-consider-myself-a-democrat-924041283893
DPCA meeting in Washington DC, May 12-14. WebEx and in Person
Volunteer Coordinator for DAGT. Adrianne George, DA Global Volunteer Coordinator, is asking country committees for names and contact information for their volunteer coordinators. Kee will talk with Elisabeth Shackelford, who had expressed interest in being active with DAGT.
Next meeting: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:30pm (4:30pm EDT).
Tom and Lyn, April 8 to April 28.
Mary Lou, April 18 to April 23.
John, May 10 to June 24.
Gail Fagen published Our Lives are on the Line! Post your own healthcare story using #ourlives in News 2017-07-28 11:01:14 -0400
On July 29th, Americans abroad will be posting photos with signs highlighting the advantages of universal health care systems.
Post your photo on your favorite social media platform, and ask others to spread the word.
Hashtags to use
Keep it short, keep it simple, but try to address 1 specific issue that opponents bring up: cost, waiting times, quality of care, doctor choice, etc.
Gail Fagen wants to volunteer 2017-07-15 09:23:15 -0400
Democrats Abroad's country committees in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific need local volunteers. You can start helping today. Put yourself forward by clicking on the "Countries" tab above, find your country, and contact your leaders directly.
If you live in a country without an active chapter you still have an opportunity to help - Democrats Abroad has over 20 caucuses, committees and task forces that address issues that affect all Americans and Americans living abroad as well as keep our organization running. Some you’ve probably heard of while others you may not.
These groups provide a fun and challenging yet important opportunity for you to help us help you. Regardless of where you live there is a caucus, committee or task force that needs your talent and dedication. This is the time to join fellow Democrats and be a part of something that matters.
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Gail Fagen published Two photo collages on July 4 celebrations in Milan in News 2017-07-09 05:20:48 -0400
First we have pictures of the deliciously fun picnic on July 2, followed by a few shots taken at the J4 evening