CZ Chair & International Secretary

  • published Special Elections 2017 in Take Action 2017-03-19 16:10:25 -0500

  • is hosting DACZ Annual General Meeting and Elections 2017-02-17 06:48:50 -0500

    DACZ Annual General Meeting and Elections

    The 2017 Democrats Abroad Czech Republic Annual General Meeting, which will include elections to the Executive Committee, will be held on Tuesday, March 28th at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at UNYP, Londýnská 41, Prague 2, near the Namesti Miru and I.P. Pavlova metro stops.

    All positions (detailed here) are up for election at this AGM.  As per our by-laws, no officer may serve more than two consecutive terms in the same position.  All positions and their current office-holders are listed below with those that are term-limited indicated.

    Chair          Julia Bryan (Term Limited)
    Vice Chair   Taylor Smoot (Term Limited)
    Secretary    Marshall Johnson
    Treasurer    Kim Strozewski (Term Limited)
    Counsel      Geoff Klimko
    At-large 1   Krysti Brice
    At-large 2   Mark Grein 

    Creag Hayes, Sarah Everett, and Susan Goldberg have been appointed as the DACZ Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) for our 2017 elections by the DA Czech Repubulic Executive Committee.

    Nominations for an office shall be made in writing sent to the NEC. A member may nominate themselves. The NEC may also make nominations directly. Nominations should be sent to the NEC by notifying the Committee via email at dacz-elections@democratsabroad.org by no later than February 27, 2017.  

    A statement supporting the nomination may also be included. It should be no longer than one page. The NEC will issue the nominating report no later than February 28, 2017. The nominating report will include nominations, nominee statements (if any), and full proxy voting guidelines. Elections will be conducted by vote of those present at the AGM.

    We encourage anyone interested in running for a position to read the position descriptions for each office. Please let us know if you have any questions about the positions and what the work and the time commitment entails. 

    WHEN
    March 28, 2017 at 7pm
    WHERE
    UNYP
    Londýnská 41
    Prague 12000
    Czechia
    Google map and directions
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  • published Host a Postal Party in Take Action 2017-02-09 11:20:53 -0500

    Host a Postal Party

    Meeting up with like-minded Americans to take action for democracy is empowering and fun. If there's a nearby Democrats Abroad group, get in touch about attending or helping to organize an event. If there isn't an active group near you, consider creating your own meet up!

    Here's a brief "how to" for creating your own letter writing get together. 

    1. Find a location
    Look for a restaurant, cafe or other public space that isn't too noisy or too distracting. Contact the space owners and arrange reservations for the number you expect. Check to see if it is possible to expand your reservation in case your event grows larger than expected.

    2. Prepare your materials

    • Bring enough paper and envelopes or postcards to provide for two letters or cards a person
    • Bring stamps to sell
    • Consider bringing pens too
    • If your location doesn't have wifi, print out a few copies of this list of Senate addresses
    • Consider printing our "Tips for Writing Congress"
    • Consider printing a few sample letters, we keep these updated each week. 

    3. Reinforcements
    Ask a friend or two to help out. They can help:

    • Answer questions
    • Hand out materials 
    • Look up addresses online or on your address sheet

    4. Advertise your event

    • Invite your friends, ask them to invite theirs
    • Set up an event page on Facebook 
    • Make posters or leaflets to leave at cafes or schools.
    • Get in touch with us about inviting local Dems Abroad members

  • published DACZ Sends a Message to Congress in News 2017-02-07 08:50:13 -0500

    DACZ Sends a Message to Congress

    daczwritingevent.JPGOn the evening of Thursday, February 2, Democrats Abroad Czech Republic held a “Send Congress a Message” event in Beckett’s Irish Pub, in downtown Prague.

    Despite the icy weather, what began as a gathering in a cozy side room turned into a group of about 50 people that had to branch out into the main bar. DACZ provided paper, envelopes, a list of tips on writing a letter to Congress, and three sample letters as food for thought: one opposing the appointment of Steve Bannon to the National Security Council, one concerning the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch, and the last against the seven country ban.

    Letter writers were free to write Congress and other governing bodies about issues of concern, and participants helped each other look up local representatives. Other topics such as the DAPL, opposition to Betsy DeVos’ Education Secretary nomination, the ACA repeal, LGBTQAI civil rights and safety, and concerns about White nationalism bounced around the room and made it onto paper as Beckett’s outstanding servers brought food and drinks at lightning speed. The event was more than putting pens to paper; it was a time for everyone to voice concerns and find comfort in each other.

    Part of what made this gathering so special was the presence of people from outside the Czech capitol. To help bring people together in the spirit of support networks and activism, DACZ plans to expand these events on a national level by making sample letters easily accessible so people throughout the Czech Republic can hold their own events. Information on these events will soon be available on DACZ's events page and Czech out DACZ’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DemocratsAbroadCzechRepublic/.

    by R. Samson


  • SOLIDARITY RALLY WITH THE WOMEN'S MARCH IN WASHINGTON

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    DA Czech Republic was proud to participate in the January 21st Prague Solidarity Rally with the Women's March in Washington. Starting at noon, ralliers gathered at the Horse on Wenceslas Square to share their concerns along with other supporters of democracy and human rights all around the world.

    It was wonderful to see so many Democrats Abroad members at the rally (and so many fantastic posters as well). Of course we could not be prouder of the Democrats Abroad members who helped with the amazing organization of the rally - Bonita Rhoads, Beth Russell, and Nancy Bishop, and who created puppets that became a worldwide hit - Leah Gaffen. The DACZ chair, Julia Bryan, was honored to be one of the speakers at the rally as well. 

    The rally was one of over 600 sister events of the Women’s March on Washington, taking place on President Donald J. Trump’s first day in office. Almost 5 million marchers marched across the globe.


  • commented on Contact 2016-12-16 01:34:04 -0500
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    Contact

    We're located all around the world, but our offices are based in Washington D.C.

    Democrats Abroad DPCA
    PO Box 15130
    Washington, DC 20003, USA
    Telephone: (202) 621-2085 (+1-202-621-2085)

    For press inquiries please contact: Julia Bryan at press@democratsabroad.org 

    We'd love to hear from you, so please feel free to write! 

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  • published John Lewis gets out the vote in Stuff to Share 2016-06-30 08:37:03 -0500

    John Lewis gets out the vote

    John Lewis honored Democrats Abroad by creating this wonderful video for us during the 2014 midterms. Open the article to see the video in full.


  • published It's Easy to Vote from Abroad in Stuff to Share 2016-06-27 15:15:31 -0500

    It's Easy to Vote from Abroad

    Our friends in DA-Sweden made this video to show all Americans abroad how easy it is to use VoteFromAbroad.org


  • published oktoberfest2016 in Find an Event 2016-04-17 14:14:08 -0500

  • followed Volunteer 2016-06-08 10:41:54 -0500

    Volunteer

    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.

    Please login to find our open positions, if you'd like more details please write us at volunteer@democratsabroad.org:

    Don’t be shy. We're waiting to hear from you!

    Become a volunteer

  • published DA Issues Advocacy Poster in Stuff to Share 2016-02-22 11:58:35 -0500

    DA Issues Advocacy Poster

    Democrats Abroad works hard for you and for Americans all around the world! Help spread the word about our issues advocacy work - share this post or click on the image to download a printable poster.  

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  • published Stuff to Share in Take Action 2016-02-22 11:50:39 -0500

    Stuff to Share

    Protest Poster Inspiration
    Posted by · February 03, 2017 4:22 AM · 1 reaction

    Do you and your children have the right to vote in your State?
    Posted by · October 30, 2016 4:01 AM

    DA Issues Advocacy Poster
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  • published Phone banking Fun in News 2016-02-19 17:34:44 -0500

    Phonebanking Fun

    Many thanks to the DACZ volunteers who came out and phone banked with us - calling members to let them know about the upcoming Global Presidential Primary Tuesday March 1 & March 8th at The Globe, Pstrossova 6, from 3pm to 7pm. For anyone not in town those days, remember that you can also participate by downloading your ballot here.


  • published Democratic Debate Watch in News 2016-01-19 04:06:02 -0500

    Democratic Debate Watch

    Thanks to all who came out last night to CET to watch the 6th Democratic Debate. Despite the snow and fre-e-e-ezing temperatures, we had a good crowd and everyone enjoyed the conversation and the opportunity to meet new members.  

    Don't forget the upcoming phonebank and pizza party on February 10th! RSVP for details please.