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.
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."
Democrats Abroad Chiang Mai is getting together at the UN Irish Pub on Wednesday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m. We are sharing information about upcoming state elections and the mid-terms next year. We will also be helping members get ready for the next election by discussing the need to file a Federal Post Card Application. Even if your state is mailing you an absentee ballot it is a good idea to send in the FPCA every year given the current voting rights concerns.
U.S. citizens abroad must submit a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) each year to vote in U.S. elections. Submit your FPCA at the beginning of the calendar year, or at least 45 days before an election, to allow ample time to process your request and resolve any problems. Once approved, your name will be put on a list of voters to receive absentee ballots.
We will also meet to discuss upcoming elections and what we can do to help turn the House and the Senate. Please RSVP to email@example.com or online here
The UN Irish Pub is on Ratvithi road, map here: https://goo.gl/maps/oSGjz3DJwa72
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