For immediate release
September 13, 2016
U.S. Democrats in the Netherlands to cast deciding votes to elect Clinton and a Democratic Congress?
Democrats Abroad Netherlands mobilizing U.S. citizen voters ahead of deadlines to request overseas absentee ballots
Democrats Abroad is currently helping Americans in the Netherlands request their ballots for the U.S. general election this November. U.S. citizens can get help at in-person events and through our online tool, votefromabroad.org. In the next month, members of Democrats Abroad in cities across the Netherlands will be registering voters at weekly events, phone banking members, and will be on hand to answer voter questions at the “i am not a tourist” Expat Fair at the Beurs van Berlage October 2. This mirrors the efforts of Democrats Abroad around the world, whose chapters are hard at work supporting the 6.7 million U.S. citizens living abroad who are eligible to vote this year. These efforts include social media outreach and phone banking to members of Democrats Abroad, which for the first time is being conducted and co-ordinated online. At a global level, the DemocratsAbroad.org Help Desk is also providing 24/7 voter assistance to anyone who has questions about how to register and where to send their ballot.
Jeff Rupp, Chair of Democrats Abroad Netherlands said:
"Democrats living in the Netherlands are working hard to make sure every American knows how to request a ballot and that they get their ballot returned in time for it to count. We want to ensure Americans also understand the stakes in this election and that Hillary is the choice for everyone who wants to make sure Trump doesn’t undo all the gains President Obama fought so hard for with health care, marriage equality, and a recovering economy after the worst recession in any of our lifetimes. Because of these efforts, we expect more votes to be cast from U.S. citizens in the Netherlands than in 2008 or 2012."
Katie Solon, International Chair of Democrats Abroad said:
"Democrats Abroad makes it easy for Americans to vote around the world through our online voter registration site votefromabroad.org, our global outreach and our voter help desk. We are seeing a huge increase in voter registration this year and anticipate a record turnout in November.”
For more information and interview requests, contact Megan Janicke +31 0611417369
On behalf of Democrats Abroad Netherlands, DANL Chair Jeff Rupp laid a wreath at the Memorial Day ceremony at the Netherlands American Cemetery at Margraten, Limburg.
8,301 American soldiers who died in World War II are buried there, and 1,722 soldiers missing in action are honored at this vast cemetery of 65 acres.
A chance to come together and share our views and make plans for the important steps ahead.
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