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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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