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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Russia!

We invite Americans living in Russia to get involved with DA-Russia,  the official country committee for US Democrats here. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - and please, get in touch with us if you are interested in participating in events, speaking on topics of interest at membership meetings, volunteering to support democratic issues, or helping to get out the vote.

 

DA Russia Leadership:

| RU Chair
| RU Vice-Chair
| RU Treasurer
| RU Secretary
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  • News

    New Russia Executive Committee

    We are happy to the announce the results of the 2017 DA Russia Executive Committee elections.  Effective immediately, the Executive Committee is

    Chair: Josh Tulgan

    Vice Chair: Carolyn Wieland

    Treasurer: Hitoshi Hirano

    Secretary: Marian Dent

    Counsel: Amy Kouznetsov


    Speaking for the EC, we look forward to working with you over the coming two years, and encourage you to become an active participant in Democrats Abroad Russia.

    We would also like to welcome members from outside of Moscow to talk to us about the possibility of forming local groups, and anyone who would like to get more involved to contact us and let us know.  

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    Protest Health Care Reform

     

    The House just narrowly passed the Trump health bill, the first step towards repealing the Affordable Care Act. This is a seriously flawed bill that allows health insurers to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions, cuts Medicaid funding drastically, and will seriously increase premiums for retirees. For citizens living abroad this is a serious blow, since many of us do not have current U.S. health care policies, and many of us would want to return home if we should become seriously ill. This will make it harder, if not impossible, for many of us to get coverage when returning to the U.S. All Democrats and 20 Republicans voted against the bill, which will now go to the Senate.

    AARP, which has been a leader in opposing the repeal has just published a link (here and also pasted below) where you can type in your U.S. address (including 9 digit zip code) and it will take you to a form that pulls up the name of your House member, show how he/she voted, and if he/she voted for repeal gives you a form with draft letter to click on to tell them that you disapprove of their vote. If you aren’t an AARP member you will need to edit the letter a bit but can still use their platform to send a letter letting your House member know that you don't approve.

     https://action.aarp.org/site/SPageNavigator/vote_center.html?intcmp=AE-ADV-IL-AHCA-VOTE

    Thank you for your attention,
    Marian Dent, Secretary DA Russia

     

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