During the recent Democrats Abroad International Meeting, held the weekend of April 19th through 21st, in London, UK, EMEA leaders met for a general meeting. During the meeting we elected a new RVC for the region, Merrill Oates, bid outgoing RVC, Shari Temple, a resounding thank you, and officially selected our next regional meeting location in Kiev, Ukraine. Details from the meeting are in the attached minutes.
With the Presidential election behind us, I was wondering if the Democratic Party has taken a position on whether reforming the tax code so that citizens are taxed based on residency instead of citizenship is on the table?
I think many democrats living abroad really bristle at the thought of having to pay taxes in the US when they are permanently aborad. Even though there are credits and offsets granted, for some of us that still leaves open the possibility that we have to pay some form of taxes).
The Best Democratic Platform for Education: Written Abroad
Democrats living abroad have drafted their own platform for the Presidential campaign. Of particular interest to readers of this blog is the section on education.
How wonderful it would be if this statement of principles about education was embedded in the main Democratic platform!