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Democrats Abroad Thailand (DAT) is official country committee for US Democrats living in Thailand. We have three official chapters, in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and the North, and Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard, and an up and coming Mekong Chapter to cover the northeast of the country. DAT is holding debate parties, film nights, policy seminars and social get-togethers to encourage Americans in Thailand to get involved in supporting our great Democratic candidates and debating the issues that concern us as Americans, and we invite you to join the discussion.

You can find us on Facebook at Democrats Abroad Thailand and Democrats Abroad Chiang Mai or on Twitter @DemsUSAThailand and @DemsAbroadThai

Come join the Party! I look forward to welcoming you at the next DAT event!

For more information, contact

Phil Robertson
Chair, Democrats Abroad Thailand
DemocratsAbroadThailand@gmail.com

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    Fight Back Friday: DA Thailand’s Other Inaugural Event

    Please join us for DA Thailand’s Other Inaugural event, where you and your friends will have a chance to say your peace about President Trump, and share views with other Americans who are as shocked as you that this day has indeed come to pass!

    When: Friday, January 20, 2016; 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
    Where: Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT), Maneeya Plaza Building, Chidlom BTS. Directions here
    Who: DA Thailand members, and their friends (American and non-American)
    How: No-host event, everyone is responsible to pay for what they eat or drink

    Here’s the agenda:

    5-7 p.m. — Cocktails and Dinner (no-host arrangement)
    7-8:30 — Panel of Experts
    A panel of Thailand-based experts on what Trump is going to mean in the US and globally for climate change and the environment; women’s rights; international development assistance/foreign aid; human rights; health; trade; labor rights, and other topics; followed by Q&A
    8:30-10 — Showing film Trumpland by Michael Moore
    10 to midnight — DA Thailand Open Mic
    Discussions on flash mob for Women’s March in Bangkok; opposing Trump’s nominations, and mid-term elections 2018 project
    Midnight-1 a.m. — The Witching Hour Trump Takes Oath of Office

    Please come and join us, as we say that we’re not going to accept this laying down, and we’ve just begun to fight!

    For more details, email DemocratsAbroadThailand@gmail.com and stay up to date by following us on Facebook at Democrats Abroad Thailand and Twitter @demsabroadthai.

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    Democrats Abroad in Thailand came out to vote in record numbers

    Democrats Abroad Thailand had 918 American voters participate in the Global Presidential Primary from all around Thailand. The results were 681 voters for Senator Bernie Sanders, 235 for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and 2 uncommitted.

    Phil Robertson, the chairman of Democrats Abroad Thailand said the following about the results:

    "Over 74% of Americans voting in Thailand decided to "Feel the Bern" and support Senator Sanders, and their voice was clearly in line with the majority of Americans living overseas who gave the Sanders campaign a major victory in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary.

    I'm immensely proud that Thailand had the second highest voter turnout among American voters anywhere in Asia, which just goes to show how eager and committed Americans here are to support their candidates and ensure that overseas Americans voices are heard in this important Presidential campaign.

    But I'm confident in saying that no matter who is the eventual Democratic nominee for President, all US Democrats living in Thailand will unite to support that person because it's so very clear that both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are completely unprepared and unsuited to lead our great country. Democrats Abroad will be working hard to register Americans living in Thailand to vote in the general election in November, and celebrating our democracy with many events such as debate watch parties between the Democrats and Republicans.

    It's going to be an exciting year for US politics, and those Americans who join Democrats Abroad Thailand will be in the front row seats."

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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    No Idea Pub in Bangkok, Thailand

    Action Night: Write, Fax, and Call

    Join Democrats Abroad at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 23 February, at No Idea Pub (Sukhumvit Soi 22) for our first Action Night of the Trump administration!

    We will work together to send letters, online faxes (via faxzero.com), and make calls to our representatives about the issues that matter to us the most. Using the 5 Calls-style organization, you'll be able to prioritize the actions you take, and with just one click get all of the appropriate contact information for your representatives.

    Some actions you can take:

    • defend the Affordable Care Act
    • speak out against the "Muslim Ban"
    • keep partisan politics out of the National Security Council
    • save the Election Assistance Commission
    • oppose Justice Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court


    Date: Thursday, February 23
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Place: No Idea Pub, Sukhumvit 22 (map)
    Cost: No-host; pay for what you order
    Help: A laptop or two needed for sending faxes online
    RSVP: Email democratsabroadthailand@gmail.com or join the event on Facebook or Meetup

    Facebook likes and Twitter retweets can’t create the change you want to see. Calling and writing to your government officials can. One hour on a weeknight can have a big impact. (And hey, we'll even supply pens, paper and envelopes — and we'll take care of the mailings!)

    Join us on Thursday to turn your passive participation into active resistance!

    Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 02:00 PM · 10 rsvps
    Old Chiangmai Cultural Center in Chiang Mai , Thailand

    Annual General Meeting

    Time for the Annual General Meeting!

    We will need to re-elect new officers as several people are leaving Chiang Mai or won't be in the country for a period of time. We need nominees for Vice- Chair and Secretary as both of these posts are open and if someone is interested in taking over the chairmanship please let us know as that role may be opening up.

    The meeting is Sunday, February 26 at Old Chiang Mai, tea and coffee will be served. Please come and give us your ideas on actions we can take to combat the frightening changes going on in the United States.

    Map here https://goo.gl/maps/BPrAYa8CNNP2

    Please RSVP here or via email at cmdems@gmail.com