Health care is one of the defining issues of our time. The Affordable Care Act is by no means perfect, but the Republican plan for health care will be a giant step back, no matter which one they end up voting on this week.
On July 29th, Democrats Abroad Japan is joining Our Lives On the Line in a national and worldwide day of action to change the health care debate.
What can you do? On July 29th, post a picture of yourself holding a sign that highlights the advantages of the health care system we experience as Americans living abroad. Keep it short, keep it simple, but try to address an issue that opponents always bring up: cost, waiting times, quality of care, doctor choice, etc. Post your photo on your favorite social media platform, and ask your friends and followers to spread the word. It literally will take you 5 minutes but it could reach millions of Americans.
Don’t want to post a photo of yourself? Post just the sign, post a picture of the bill, post a short story. Help us with anything you can do to help explain how having health care for all is NOT insurmountable.
Please tag your post with #democratsabroadjapan, #ourlives and #DAresists, and if you are interested in other DAJ activities in your area, please go to http://www.democratsabroad.org/jp.
Our Lives On The Line is a nationwide day of action that is being hosted by a diverse group of organizations including The Tax March, The Women's March, Indivisible, MoveOn.org, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Our Revolution, Center for American Progress, and others.
Join the resistance.
Democrats Abroad Japan
This morning at approximately 2:30AM the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) was involved in a collision with the Philippine flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal. The cause of the collision is unknown at this time.
It is with a heavy heart that Democrats Abroad Japan extends its condolences to the U.S. Navy community of Naval Base Yokosuka and to the families and crew members of the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) as they mourn the loss of seven Sailors who have have unfortunately perished in the collision. We would like to offer our deepest sympathies and support to those affected by this terrible tragedy. We would also like to commend the brave crew members of the USS Fitzgerald for their best efforts in keeping the ship afloat and returning the rest of the crew safely ashore.
Our thoughts are also with the three Sailors taken to the Yokosuka Naval Hospital and we wish them a speedy recovery. We offer praise to our Japanese allies for their assistance in the search and rescue operations and for guiding the ship safely home. If you would like to find out more about providing assistance for those affected by this tragic event, please visit the Naval Base Yokosuka Facebook page by clicking here.
Democrats Abroad Japan understands the remarkable service our men and women in uniform undertake each and every day. Today we pause to honor those fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
On behalf of our community, fair winds and following seas Shipmates. Your watch is over.
Alexander C. Gonzalez
Chair, Democrats Abroad Japan
U.S. Navy Veteran
Upcoming EventsThe 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
Join us for DAJ Kanto's first Halloween Party. There will be games, activities and a craft, and kids can participate in a parade with Trick or Treating. Kids of any age can join, but the activities will mostly be geared for kindergarten and elementary-school aged children. More details will be available soon, but mark your calendars, reserve the date, and don't miss this fun event.
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