(desplácese hacia abajo para ver español) Recent activities/Actividades Recientes

First, don't forget to vote in the off-year elections taking place this November if it is applicable to your voting precinct in the U.S.

Also, remember that after the first of the year it is required by federal law (if you want to ensure your vote will be counted) to reregister to continue your eligibility to vote. Many districts don´t necessarily require this, but if there is a close race, for example, your vote could be disqualified if you have not reregistered. Please consider registering at By registering here, your district will see that you live and vote from abroad and are not simply requesting an absentee ballot.

A quick recap of this year´s events:

The inaugural event of the Guadalajara Chapter took place this past April at a get-together at a home in Colonia Seattle where we first discussed plans for the Chapter and nominated candidates for Chapter officers.

Following this, biographies of the candidates were circulated, and an online election was held.

New officers were elected on July 2nd. They are:

Will Chapman – Chair

Jude Wallesen – Vice Chair

Cam Esser – Secretary

Will Prescott – Treasurer

Members at Large –

Hector Dueñas

Franklyn Dunne

Elaine Halleck

Rick Rice

Michaele Rivera

On July 4th, members were invited to a social event at the La Bocha Restaurant in Colonia Chapalita to meet the new board and celebrate our Independence Day.

The first board meeting of the new chapter was held on September 21st. Perhaps the most significant business accomplished at this meeting was the appointment of several committees that will be the real work venues of our Chapter.

1) Voter Registration (GOTV) - Chair: Franklyn Dunne

2) Fundraising - Chair: Michaele Rivera

3) Membership - Chair: Hector Dueñas

4) Publicity/Web site/Social Media/Communications - Chair: Will Prescott

5) Programs and Events - Chair: Rick Rice

If you are interested in helping with any of these efforts or getting involved in any other way, please contact us at .

During this meeting we also agreed to make some clarifications on language and content in the bylaws. These are in the process of being approved by DA National Mexico.

We clarified our intent for this two-year period agreeing that our primary mission is to get out the vote.

We pledge to -

• increase our membership through various means and by offering both social and work events • create pertinent and informative web content • commit to putting information in both English and Spanish • increase our visibility to both the Anglo and Mexican heritage U.S. citizens living here • reach out to all U.S. citizens who have a right to vote, get them registered to vote, help them to request a ballot, and finally help them to vote

Our next board meeting takes place on Tuesday Oct. 24th.

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Actividades Recientes/Recent Activities

Primero, no olvide a votar en las elecciones que tendrán lugar este próximo mes de noviembre en caso de que les sea posible dentro de su distrito en los Estados Unidos.

También recuerda que después del primero de este año es requerido por la ley federal (en caso de que quieras asegurarte de que tu voto cuente) volver a registrarte para continuar con la elegibilidad de votar. Muchos distritos no están requiriendo esto, pero si hay cierre de votos, por ejemplo, tu voto puede quedar descalificado si no te has vuelto a registrar. Por favor, considera registrarte en . Al registrarte aquí tu distrito verá que tu vives y votas desde el extranjero y no simplemente requieres una boleta de ausente.

Una breve recapitulación de los eventos de este año:

El evento inaugural del capítulo de Guadalajara tuvo lugar el pasado abril en la colonia Seattle en donde primero discutimos planes para la nueva junta y nominación de candidatos por oficiales de la junta. Siguiendo esto, las biografías de los candidatos se hicieron circular y se hizo la elección en línea.

Nuevos oficiales fueron electos el 2 de julio, ellos fueron:

Will Chapman - Presidente

Jude Wallesen - Vice Presidente

Cam Esser - Secretaria

Will Prescott - Tesorero

Miembros en general-

Hector Dueñas

Franklyn Dunne

Elaine Halleck

Rick Rice

Michaele Rivera

El 4 de julio, los miembros fueron invitados a un evento social en el restaurant La Bocha en la colonia Chapalita para que conocieran al nuevo consejo y celebrar nuestro día de la independencia.

La primera reunión del nuevo consejo se celebró el 21 de septiembre. Quizás el logro de negocios más significante en esta reunión fue la cita con muchos comités que serán el verdadero trabajo de nuestro capítulo.

1) Registro de votantes (GOTV) - Presidente: Franklyn Dunne

2) Recaudación de fondos - Presidente: Michaele Rivera

3) Afiliación- Presidente: Héctor Dueñas

4) Publicidad/Sitio Web/Redes sociales/Comunicaciones - Presidente: Will Prescott

5) Programas y eventos- Presidente: Rick Rice

Si te interesa ayudar en cualquiera de estos esfuerzos o involucrarte en alguna otra forma, por favor contáctanos en

Durante esta reunión acordamos también hacer algunas aclaraciones en el lenguaje y contenido en los estatutos. Estos están en proceso de ser aprobados por la DA National México.

Aclaramos nuestro propósito por este periodo de dos años acordando que nuestra principal misión es que el voto salga.

Nos comprometemos a:

• Aumentar el número de miembros a través de diversos métodos y ofreciendo eventos sociales y de trabajo • Crear contenido web oportuno e informativo • Incluir la información en inglés y español • Aumentar nuestra visibilidad a todos los ciudadanos americanos (anglo y de patrimonio Mexicano) quienes tienen derecho a votar, ayudándoles a solicitar una boleta y finalmente a votar

Nuestra próxima reunión de directiva será el martes 24 de octubre.


4th of July Events in Mexico

All are invited to join the various Chapters that will be hosting 4th of July Events!





Democrats Abroad Mexico Annual General Meeting 2017


Subect:  Democrats Abroad Mexico - Annual General Meeting (AGM)

This year's  AGM should be one of the best yet and where better to be than Mexico City from Fri Mar 31 - Sun  April 2!   Big vibrant city, incredible food, and hang out with energized Democrats.   Even meet with some of the team who presented the letter to Sec. State Tillerson at the US Embassy.


Keynote:  Jim Hightower, from Texas is perhaps America's #1 Populist, a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker and author of the book Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go With the Flow .   A native of Austin, he will also join us at the Friday reception and again at a Texas BBQ on Saturday night.   Should be a real blast!

See his latest article "What Should We Do About a Mentally Ill President?" at    


We  will meet at the Hotel Geneve in Zona Rosa for our Mexico Annual General Meeting  March 31-April 2.     This hotel is chock full of history including stories of Mexican presidents and pre-WWII intrigue.    Here is a brief rundown of the great weekend events you won't want to miss:

Hotel Geneve lobby

 Tentative Schedule  

Friday, Mar 31

3:00-5:00pm:       Conference Registration 

6:00-8:00pm:       Host Committee Reception in The Phone Bar and adjoining sala.   Meet fellow DA members and our guest Jim Hightower, American syndicated columnist  from TX

8:00pm- whenever:    The Phone Bar:  Miguel y Sofia - enjoy balada acustica  
Phone Bar

Saturday, Apr 1

8:00-9:00am:        Conference Registration

9:00-10:30am:      Annual Meeting


                                 Election of DA Mexico countrywide officers

10:30-11:00am     Coffee, tea, soda, water

11:00-12:00pm    Jim Hightower  -  America's #1 Populist    see

12:00-1:30pm      Lunch (Sanborn's Restaurant in hotel and many others nearby)

1:30-2:15pm  (how to best engage your elected representatives.  Report from Rapid Action Team.   

2:15-3:00pm        New DA Mexico Chair outlines plans for future; Americas Region Report

3:00-3:30pm        Coffee, tea, soda, water

3:30-5:00pm        Media Training (Facebook ads, Twitter, Video Reports, Talking to the media)

6:30-8:30pm        Pinche Gringo Restaurant   Cumbres de Maltrata 360, Col.Narvarte Oriente  (enjoy TX BBQ with Austin's own Jim Hightower, live music:  transportation provided)    

Sunday, Apr 2    (Details and signup available at check-in)

Explore Mexico City with Democrats Abroad

This will be an awesome weekend... you will not want to miss it!

Some options include:

·        $210pesos when you get on

·        9am-9pm, hop on/off at any point along the way

·        Nearest stop from Hotel Geneve is El Angel de Indpendencia on Reforma (2 blocks away)
·        4 main tours

         1.     Basilica

         2.     Polanco/Chapultepec/Hipodromo

         3.     Southside

         4.     Downtown

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

·        Sunday performances @ El Teatro de Bellas Artes (duration 3 hours)    9am and 8pm

·        cost per ticket $1080, $880  or possibly even $300 pesos in Galeria (Balcony, very affordable, good visibility)

For those who haven't visited the museums, they are truly world class, including:

                   Museo Nacional de Antropologia

                   Museo Frida Kahlo

                   Museo Nacional de Historia

                   Museo Soumaya (Carlos Slim)

                   Museo Memoria y Tolerancia

                   ... and of course, the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco

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Your support in the above events will help to offset the costs of bring down Jim Hightower with his "Low-Down" messages of  just plain old common sense that we all really need right now.  You are sure to find him both entertaining and thought provoking.


Mexico City Chapter is pleased to host the Friday night Chapter Reception at no charge to all attending members; meet Jim too.

·        Donation to attend the weekend event which includes opportunity  to meet and hear Jim Hightower's "Low-Down", 2 coffee breaks and of course great company from fellow Democrats: $1000 pesos

·        Saturday:  Pinche Gringo BBQ with Jim Hightower, including transportation from Hotel Geneve, choice of entre, 2 sides and beverage: $500 pesos   (chances sold to sit at Jim's table)

To Register:  Copy and fill in the following form and email it to:  Larry Pihl, Treasurer at .   We will email a Paypal invoice to you.   All you need to do is add a credit card to make your payment (membership in Paypal not required).

          Names of persons attending: ______________________________

          ______________________________ _________________________

          Registration including keynote with Jim Hightower, coffee at $1000pesos /person: $___________

          Pinche Gringo BBQ at $500pesos/person: $_________________

          Your email address: ____________________________

          Comments: ______________________________ ______________________________ _____


Note: Have any questions,  email or call  Larry Pihl, Treasurer   33 1704 6475 (cell)

For those who live outside of Mexico City, flights are low if you register soon.


Upon registration, all attendees will receive a special contact link for Hotel Geneve sales department. 

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Lodging:  Hotel Geneve, at $98 USD/night (normally $150 USD) Double;  $160USD/night for Junior Suite. Includes Buffet Breakfast, free Internet and 16% IVA.  (Caution: Some internet specials may appear lower cost but do not include breakfast and 16% IVA.   This special rate will be allowed for 4 days before and after our AGM for those who wish to visit CDMX longer)    


A recent quest wrote: " On a recent stay in Mexico City I had a wonderful experience at Hotel Geneve circa 1907 in the Zona Rosa district. The hotel is like a museum with artifacts everywhere from it's long past, lovely old furniture, along with many photos of past guests like Churchill, Lindbergh and The Beatles."  See en/  for more information.


Be a part of the change..... let's help the new DNC Chair, Tom Perez and Vice Chair, Rep. Keith Ellison(MN-5) define our direction and  lead our party from the ground up for victory in 2018.  DA Mexico can help provide grass roots efforts that can resonate around the world.    

"If a small minority in the Tea Party could stop President Obama, then we the majority can stop a petty tyrant named Trump"  The Indivisible Guide   

"They tried to bury us but they didn't know we were seeds"  Mexican Proverb

See you there,

Jody Quinnell,   Chair
Democrats Abroad Mexico



There's still time in this most important of election years. Stop by and see us at our voter registration tables at the Biblioteca and Saturday Organic Market.  Schedule attached.  

We've provide help and information to over 200 people so far, including two FIRST TIME dual-citizen voters in a US election and two home-bound people who had the forms delivered and completed at their homes.

For more information contact









July 23

9:00 – 3:00

Saturday Organic Market

July 30

9:00 – 3:00

Saturday Organic Market




August 2

11:00 – 2:00

Biblioteca Courtyard

August 4

11:00 – 2:00

Biblioteca Courtyard

August 6

9:00 – 3:00

Saturday Organic Market




August 9

11:00 – 2:00

Biblioteca Courtyard

August 11

11:00 – 2:00

Biblioteca Courtyard

August 13

9:00 – 3:00

Saturday Organic Market




August 16

11:00 – 2:00

Biblioteca Courtyard

August 18

11:00 – 2:00

Biblioteca Courtyard

August 20

9:00 – 3:00

Saturday Organic Market




August 23

11:00 – 2:00

Biblioteca Courtyard

August 25

11:00 – 2:00

Biblioteca Courtyard

August 27

9:00 – 3:00

Saturday Organic Market




August 30

11:00 – 2:00

Biblioteca Courtyard

Sept. 1

11:00 – 2:00

Biblioteca Courtyard


Democrats Abroad Mexico City (DACDMX) trained 13 people on August 14 in an event held at the American Legion. The newly trained volunteers will now fan out across Mexico City in an effort to register U.S. citizens for the November 8 general election. About half of the new volunteers hold joint U.S./Mexican citizenship.

DACDMX will set up booths in public places such as parks and commercial centers throughout Mexico City to attract potential new voters. The volunteers will also assist existing voters in requesting absentee ballots and returning those ballots to election officials in the U.S.

It has been estimated that there are up to 1 million U.S. citizens living in Mexico with half of them holding dual nationality. Registration efforts will continue until October.

DACDMX plans to hold additional voter registration training sessions. The sessions are open to the general public.

Join our Meet Up page to follow DACDMX activities


Huge Turnout for DACDMX "Watch Hillary's Acceptance Speech"


More than 60 people packed the American Legion in Mexico City Thursday night to watch the acceptance speech by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The event was covered by journalists from Reforma newspaper, the Associated Press, Reuters, and the Mexico City News.

The convention watch party was one of several events planned by Democrats Abroad Mexico City (DACDMX) to promote voter registration and get out the vote efforts. Other events are planned for the presidential and vice presidential debates. DACDMX organizers suspect that last night's overflow crowd indicates the debate watch parties will be well-attended. Many of last night's attendees were newcomers to Democrats Abroad.

Stay in touch with DACDMX by joining Democrats Abroad Mexico at

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4th of July Party

Dear Mexico City Democrats: 

Greetings!! We are writing to let you know that Naomi Siegmann, Carolyn Lippert, Julie Juliano and Michael K. Schuessler are doing everything humanly possible to revive our local chapter of Democrats Abroad CDMX. In this way we attempt to honor the vibrant legacy left to us by our dearly departed Mexico City Democrat Susannah Glusker. We miss you Susannah but we must carry on!!!  

We have decided that the best time to accomplish this goal will be during our annual Fourth of July Picnic, to be held Sunday, July 3rd, @ 1PM at the beautiful home of artist and fellow democrat Naomi Siegmann, located in El Pedregal de San Angel. At that time we will call to order a general meeting and will hold elections. We will also have people available to help everyone register to vote from abroad via the Internet and will be happy to register people of any political party.  

 In order to recover the cost of hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, soft drinks, condiments, potato chips, coffee, plates, silverware, napkins and cups, among other essential items, we are asking for a donation of 150.00 pesos (please pay at the door) from all who attend. ​If you already paid at the pizza get- together a few weeks ago, that's great!! Your name is on a "pre-paid" list. ​

We would also be thrilled if everyone who attends could bring –pot luck style- a dessert, a salad, baked beans etc., basically whatever you want or whatever is easier for you to manage.  

 The most important detail is that WE NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL ATTEND SO AS TO PURCHASE THE CORRECT AMOUT OF FOOD for everyone and not have a huge amount of leftovers or not enough hamburgers!  In order to do this, we ask that -if you didn't already do so at the pizza party-​you RSVP via email to Carolyn Lippert or Michael Schuessler ASAP:

Carolyn Lippert:

Michael Schuessler:

We are also looking for several VOLUNTEERS who can arrive an hour or so before the event to help set up and stay a bit after to clean up.  

 Please remember that this is an INCLUSIVE event – all are welcome: Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Undecided, citizens of Mexico, US citizens, etc.  Please invite your friends – just forward them this invitation and ask them to RSVP to one of the email addresses below. 

 ALSO, if you feel that the 150.00 pesos represents a financial hardship, just let us know and we will work something out. Obviously, if you bring your kids, we won’t charge per person, but we ask the parents to give the donation they feel appropriate.   

Please recall that the only reason we charge anything at all is in order to recuperate personal expenditures. Thanks so much and please, REMEMBER TO CONFIRM ASAP!

Upon confirmation, you will receive a separate email with Naomi's street address. ​We look forward to seeing you on the 3rd!





Help Draft the Democrats Abroad Platform

The Dems Abroad Platform is online and open for comments. Add your thoughts on taxation, citizenship transmission for our kids, refugee issues, voting rights and more! These comments will help direct our platform for the next 4 years, so take 5 minutes now and let us know what issues matter to you! #‎DemocracyIsDA

Help Draft the Democrats Abroad Platform

The Dems Abroad Platform is online and open for comments. Add your thoughts on taxation, citizenship transmission for our kids, refugee issues, voting rights and more! These comments will help direct our platform for the next 4 years, so take 5 minutes now and let us know what issues matter to you! #‎DemocracyIsDA