Netherlands



Democrats Abroad Netherlands
 is one of 70 country groups around the world, organizing local events and activities to encourage participation in the U.S. political process. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch

Voter outreach
Our volunteers are trained to help all Americans exercise their right to vote from overseas. We assist at events, and have also been part of the driving force behind the creation of the online voter registration tool,www.VoteFromAbroad.org - an easy-to-use program that respects your privacy (no information is collected or stored). If you would like to volunteer to help, contact us by email

Guest speakers
Our past guests have included former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, best-selling author William Rivers Pitt award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast, Professor Andy Tanenbaum of electoral-vote.com and LGBT activist Dan Choi

Community
Join our Facebook group - or sign up for the International Democrats Abroad Facebook page to interact with members around the world!

Want to know more?
Contact us for more information on who we are, what we are doing in the Netherlands and how you can get involved.

Jeff Rupp, Chair

Democrats Abroad Netherlands

 

Image credit: Geert Heuvels (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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  • News

    Executive Committee Elections 2017

    All members are welcome!

    Every two years, all positions on the DANL Executive Committee (Excom) come up for election. On behalf of the DANL Nominations and Election Committee, I’d like to inform you that candidates will present themselves and voting will take place at:

    The DANL Annual General Meeting and Elections Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Time: 3:00 ­ 5:00 PMLocation: Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam – in the Harry Mulischzaal on the 6th Floor, Oosterdokskade 143 (close to Amsterdam Central Station)

    All ExCom positions are up for election.

    Want to find out more about the different Excom positions? Click here for more details.

    -Chair­ -Vice Chair­ -Secretary­ -Treasurer­ -Counsel­ -2 Members-­at-­Large

    Please note: on February 12, the monthly Dems Gathering in Amsterdam at De Prael won’t be held in order to accommodate an Information meeting.

    Instead, on February 12 we’re hosting a gathering from 3:30 – 5:30 at a private address in Amsterdam to inform members about DANL, the role of the Excom and how to run for office. We hope you’ll join us. To RSVP and get location details, email us.

    Important dates

    March 8, Deadline for the nominating of candidates March 8, Candidate statements are due March 11, Candidates’ statements and voting ballots available online March 24, Deadline for voting by email March 25, Annual General Meeting + proxy voting

    Warm regards,

    Jeff Rupp Chair, DANL 

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    PRESS RELEASE

     

    For immediate release
    September 13, 2016
    Newsdesks


    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

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    Pavlov in Den Haag, Netherlands

    Dem Gathering For Solidarity & Support Den Haag

    The meeting is open to all and will be focused on the upcoming Executive Committee elections that are taking place in March. Please email info-netherlands@democratsabroad.org for more info.

    Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 03:00 PM
    Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Annual General Meeting

    Attention all members-

    Every two years, all positions on the DANL Executive Committee (Excom) come up for election. On behalf of the DANL Nominations and Election Committee, I’d like to inform you that candidates will present themselves at the annual general meeting.

    All ExCom positions are up for election.

    Want to find out more about the different Excom positions? Click here for more details.

    -Chair­

    -Vice Chair­

    -Secretary­

    -Treasurer­

    -Counsel­

    -2 Members­-at­-Large

    Important dates

    March 8, Deadline for the nominating of candidates 

    March 8, Candidate statements are due 

    March 11, Candidates’ statements and voting ballots available online

    March 24, Deadline for voting by email 

    March 25, Annual General Meeting + proxy voting