Every week it’s Activist’s Happy Hour! Did you know that our Women’s Caucus publishes a weekly calling script on the TAKE ACTION page of their website?
And every other week a new episode of the podcast series, Women to the Front, goes live!
This week both the calling script and the podcast support Senator Gillibrand's FAMILY Act. As Americans abroad, we have a unique perspective as to the importance of parental leave and family-friendly policies - and many stories as to how legislation have benefitted our lives around the world.
Listen to the podcast, then use the calling script to call your American representatives to urge them to co-sponsor the FAMILY Act - we have an essential role to play in making America a more family-friendly workplace and advocating for this essential aspect of gender equality.
New officers: L to R: Treasurer: Joshua Van der Ploeg, Secretary: Tasia Campbell, Chair: Inge Kjemtrup, Vice Chair: Travis Mooney
Several hundred members convened Sunday 19 March to elect a new slate of officers to lead DAUK. Those standing for the four officer positions addressed the group, followed by a vote via a show of hands. The Executive Committee and Voting Representatives to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad were elected via ballot. Others were elected to the Council by acclimation.
Susan Schoenfeld Harrington
Voting Representatives to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad
Joshua Van der Ploeg
Travel to Stafford to meet with fellow Democrats in a gorgeous pub!
Help DAUK's newest group get off the ground, over drinks and discussion in a lovely venue. Whatever your area of interest, we would like to meet you and hear your views. Let us know if you are coming or, if you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Place: The Swan Hotel, 46-46a Greengate Street, Stafford ST16 2JA, 7 min walk from Stafford station http://www.theswanstafford.co.uk/
Travel times to Stafford via train:
Birmingham 30 min
Liverpool 1 hr
London 1hr 19 min
Manchester 57 min
Why are right-wing media so influential in the US? Why have so many fellow Americans been seduced by the false information, the rage and hatred they promote?
Book now (http://dauk-film-brainwashing-of-my-dad.eventbrite.co.uk) for the May 11 screening and discussion of The Brainwashing of My Dad to explore these issues.
Jan Senko’s film uses her own personal story as a jumping off point. Her father turns from a relatively, apolitical “Kennedy Democrat” to a raving ultra-conservative, when he starts to take long, daily car journeys to work and listens to the outpourings of Rush Limbaugh on his car radio. After witnessing this horrific change in her father, she sets off on an investigation to learn how media has changed and has thrown up catastrophic, polarizing effects. Along the way, she tracks the growth of right wing organizations and media and interviews many experts, including a neuroscientist, linguists and media analysts. It is a fascinating and informative exploration of these issues which are central to our current politics.
Join Professor Charlie Beckett and Karin Robinson for the after-screening discussion and Q and As. Professor Beckett has wide experience in the world of media both as a distinguished Director of Polis at the LSE and as a journalist. Karin Robinson, a former DAUK Vice-Chair and current Executive Committee member, is an expert on social media and was a field director in the President Obama’s 2008 campaign.
Date: May 11, 2017
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics, Lincoln’s Inn Fields WC2A 3LJ
Time: 7:00—9:30 pm
Tickets: £5.00 Concession and £10.00 Regular.
In compliance with US campaign and party funding laws, we can only accept payments from US citizens and green card holders. Non-US citizens are very welcome to attend, but only as guests of US citizens who must book and pay for—as a gift—their guests' admission.
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