DAF Women's Caucus Co-Chair; DNC Rep; Global Women's Caucus Steering Team

  • rsvped for Happy Thanksgiving with Democrats Abroad 2021-10-25 05:10:07 -0400

    Happy Thanksgiving with Democrats Abroad


    You are cordially invited to a HAPPY THANKSGIVING dinner with Democrats Abroad -- join us for an evening of gratitude and celebration, hosted by Democrats Abroad France and Democrats Abroad Paris. Your contribution will get you not only a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at Joe Allen's but also support our 2022 Midterms GOTV efforts.

    In 2021, citizen activism from abroad delivered the margins of victory in key states, helping to deliver the Presidency to Biden-Harris and Democrats — your continued support will help us help Democrats win critical midterm elections in 2022. 

    RSVP below to let us know you are coming, but please be sure to purchase your dinner ticket here to be sure we hold a seat for you. Space is limited. 

    See you soon!

     

    WHEN
    November 27, 2021 at 7:00pm
    WHERE
    Joe Allen Paris
    30 Rue Pierre Lescot
    Paris 75001
    France
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  • rsvped for Political Forum 2021-10-25 05:08:43 -0400

    Political Forum

    Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle and leaders of Democrats Abroad France in a free-wheeling discussion of current events and news of the month, and share your views with other attendees. Send your questions to [email protected]

    WHEN
    November 02, 2021 at 7:00pm
    WHERE
    Zoom
    Paris, IDF
    France
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  • donated 2021-07-15 16:53:17 -0400

    Make "Good Trouble"

    and Save Our Democracy!

    A fundraiser in celebration of the life and work of the late Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights leader, John R. Lewis.

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    Democrats Abroad is commemorating Congressman John Lewis with two online screenings of the documentary "John Lewis - Get in the Way" on July 11, various actions days after Congress resumes legislative business, and a Forum on July 17, the one-year anniversary of his passing.

    Often described as the conscience of the Congress, John Lewis was a friend to Democrats Abroad. To raise funds for DA’s GOTV efforts, we ask everyone—whether you attend or not—to donate $19.65—or for those who wish to be a Gold Star Supporter, $80 representing the 80 years of John Lewis’ extraordinary, courageous life.

    Please join Democrats Abroad to honor the memory of John Lewis and carry forward the flame of his dedication to voting rights for all.

     

    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad and not to any candidate or candidate's committee.  Donations to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) can only be made by American citizens and lawful Permanent Residents.  Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible for Federal income tax purposes.

     

     

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  • donated 2021-06-02 11:35:28 -0400

    Global Black Caucus For The Win

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    Help Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus fight for our democracy in 2021 and beyond.

    Donations of any size will help us "Get Out the Vote" and support the Biden/Harris Administration in the mid-term elections.

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    #BlackLivesMatter

    Donations are to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

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  • donated 2021-04-30 08:08:55 -0400

    Democrats Abroad Travel Fund

    In order to allow as many Democrats Abroad leaders and members to attend future in-person Global Meetings regardless of economic circumstances, we have established a Travel Fund which currently provides stipends to up to four DA members to defray their travel costs.

    For those of you who are in a position to help support a fellow Democrat Abroad, please consider making a donation to our Democrats Abroad Travel Fund to help keep these meetings accessible, diverse and inclusive.

    Got an extra $25? – Or even $10, or $270 if you’re so inclined –  hit that donate button.

    Thank YOU for your generous support!!!

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    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

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  • donated 2021-04-30 08:07:17 -0400

    2021 Global Annual Meeting

    Democrats Abroad Global Meetings are only possible thanks to participant donations. Our meetings are not sponsored by donations from corporations, PACs, other organizations within the Democratic party, etc. Suggested Donation for participating in our 2021 virtual global meeting is only $46 USD.

    Got extra cash from your travel savings by attending this year's meeting "virtually"? – Use some of those savings to add to your donation and Click on the box with the amount you wish to donate or enter a different amount under "Other $" –  and hit that donate button.

    Thank YOU for your generous support!!!

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    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

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  • When Men and Women Live in True Brotherhood....

    I'm an academic, I live in France, and I vote in Massachusetts. Back in the 70s I read Simone de Beauvoir's groundbreaking book "The Second Sex" and it changed my life. I realized, as did many, that women were not given equal status, either in their personal lives or under the law. Later in life I had the grand experience of teaching the book and I came to understand the deeply philosophical reasons why no democracy can exist without equality between men and women. And unless women are equal to men under the law, there can be no true equality. So from there began my quest for an Equal Rights Amendment. True liberation for women can only exist when they are protected under the law, and men and women can live in true "brotherhood" (Beauvoir's word) only when the Constitution guarantees them equal rights. So let's go, let's get it done. Let's add that ERA to our guarantor of equal rights, the US Constitution.


  • NEXT BOOKS ABROAD MEETING – February 21, 2020

    Book Abroad Reads Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments

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    Books Abroad, The Global Women’s Caucus feminist reading group, is pleased to announce its pick for Black History Month.

    Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments by Saidiya Hartman explores the revolution of black intimate life in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century by examining the untold history of women who led “wayward” lives and rejected respectability in response to being denied access to the American Dream.

    “In wrestling with the question of what a free life is, many young black women created forms of intimacy and kinship that were indifferent to the dictates of respectability and outside the bounds of the law. They cleaved to and cast-off lovers, exchanged sex to subsist and revised the meaning of marriage. Longing and desire fueled their experiments in how to live. They refused to labor like slaves or to accept degrading conditions of work.”

    It is a unique, genre-bending work that is deeply researched and melds history to the literary imagination.

    Key historical figures like Ida B. Wells, W. E. B. Du Bois and Billie Holiday make appearances, but Hartman’s narrative focuses on lesser-known women who have been overlooked historically and are usually invisible in official archives.

    This is sure to be an engaging discussion that will hopefully spark conversation about a rarely discussed aspect of Black history. We look forward to seeing you there!

    RSVP on the event page to receive the zoom link.
    Event Start Time by Location
    Washington DC, USA 08:00 EST
    London, United Kingdom 13:00 GMT
    Frankfurt, Germany 14:00 CET
    Athens, Greece 15:00 EET
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17:00 GST
    Bangkok, Thailand 20:00 ICT

  • donated 2020-10-14 10:52:46 -0400

    Join former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and

    Support Democrats Abroad's Global Campaign to

    Reach the World 

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    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States. Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 


    We are phoning members, running social media ads, and mailing potential voters in order to win in November.


    And our Get Out the Vote campaigns work. In 2016, the number of Americans abroad who voted was 50% higher than in 2012 and in 2018, the number of voters tripled compared to 2014. And the number of overseas Americans requesting ballots in 2020 is already twice the number in 2016.


    We CAN make the difference, but we need YOUR help. Please make a donation today to fund our Global Get Out the Vote campaign.


    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

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  • donated 2020-09-11 17:02:25 -0400

    Join Leon Panetta, Rosa DeLauro, and Ambassadors David Thorne and John Phillips (Rtd.) and help Americans in Italy vote

    Democrats Abroad will run ads on major Italian websites to reach dual citizens and other Italian-speaking Americans. This event will help ensure that the more than 78,000 Americans in Italy get the information they need about how to vote from abroad.

    Here are the details.

    When: Tuesday, September 15th, 1pm Eastern (US and Canada)
    Where: ZOOM a casa tua (your home, in case your Italian has slipped)
    This is a ticketed event. All proceeds from the event will go to getting out the US citizen vote in Italy. 

    $10,000 – Co Chair (invited to private reception)
    $5,000 – Vice Chair (invited to private reception)
    $2,500 – Host (invited to private reception)
    $1,000 – Co Host (invited to private reception)
    $500 – Paisan (invited to general admission)
    $100 (invited to general admission)
    $20.20 (invited to general admission)

    If you are unable to contribute online, send us a US Dollar check with this form to the following address.

    Democrats Abroad
    PO Box 15130
    Washington DC 20003
    USA

    Thank you for your support!

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  • donated via 2020-08-05 10:43:36 -0400

    $565.60 raised
    GOAL: $2,020.00

    GWC Suffrage Centennial Campaign

    Donate and support a phonebanking day in memory of the suffragettes!

    Our goals are to raise at least $2,020 and make 1920 calls, encouraging U.S. overseas voters to request their ballots or register to vote before the October deadlines.  However, we really hope to have so many donors and callers that we blow by those numbers and just keep going! [Mobile device users, please scroll down to donate!]

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    Your donation will help us continue efforts to ensure that the right to vote, so hard won in 1920, is exercised by American women** around the world.

    (** and men!)

    Honor the Suffragettes and Use Your VOTE!

    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

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  • donated via 2020-07-27 21:12:47 -0400

    Join Susan Rice and

    Support Democrats Abroad's Global Campaign to

    "Reach the World" 

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    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States. Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 


    We are phoning members, running social media ads, and mailing potential voters in order to win in November.


    And our Get Out the Vote campaigns work. In 2016, the number of Americans abroad who voted was 50% higher than in 2012 and in 2018, the number of voters tripled compared to 2014.


    We CAN make the difference, but we need YOUR help. Please make a donation today to fund our Global Get Out the Vote campaign.


    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

    Donate

  • donated on ActBlue via 2021-10-25 04:20:38 -0400

  • donated 2020-06-08 16:26:46 -0400

    Join Howard Dean and

    Support Democrats Abroad's Global Campaign to

    "Get Out the Vote"

    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States. Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 
    We are phoning members, running social media ads, and mailing potential voters in order to win in November.
    And our Get Out the Vote campaigns work. In 2016, the number of Americans abroad who voted was 50% higher than in 2012 and in 2018, the number of voters tripled compared to 2014.
    We CAN make the difference, but we need YOUR help. Please make a donation today to fund our Global Get Out the Vote campaign.

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    Donations are to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.
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  • published Women's March Rally: View From Paris. in News 2019-01-20 16:55:58 -0500

    Women's March Rally: View From Paris.

    Our theme was VIOLENCE, in all its forms, against women.  "Sexual violence is a global epidemic that is all around us, yet it is nowhere, precisely because it permeates every facet of our presence in the world, echoing throughout political and popular cultures, ricocheting off the cement walls that define our boundaries." - Michele Chen from  Roxane Gay's "Not That Bad." 

    We need and Equal Rights Amendment to protect women against violence.  Laws alone do not solve the problem.

    Salli Swartz leads the discussion about the ERA that followed the viewing of the documentary Equal Means Equal, answering the question: Why, in the year 2019 with so many opportunities for American women, do we need the Equal Rights Amendment?

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  • Candlelight Vigils Take Place in France on the Eve of Armistice Day

    Democrats Abroad went into action on Saturday evening Nov. 10 as Donald Trump arrived in France. Their candlelight vigils showed him what they think about his 'leadership.'   SUPPORTING the TRUE American values including humanitarian concern for others, the first amendment, respect for science, respect for journalists, freedom from discrimination based on sexual orientation, equality for women and people of color, care for the environment and dedication to fair play and true democracy. HONORING American victims of right-wing hate crimes inspired by Trump's rhetoric. And RESPECTING our Constitution and the right to pursue investigations without hindrance.

     

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  • published November 6, Election Day 2018 in News 2018-11-12 04:21:17 -0500

    November 6, Election Day 2018

    The new Democratic National Committee  created an infrastructure to support candidates up and down the ballot and organize year-round -- leading to wins in some places that would've seemed unthinkable two years ago. Here are some of the ways Democrats gained ground across the country :

    • 29 House seats flipped so far -- with a good shot at flipping at least half a dozen more once all the results come in;
    • Seven governors' seats flipped;
    • Six legislative chambers flipped -- bringing the total number we've flipped up to seven this cycle;
    • Four Republican state legislature supermajorities broken;
    • In total, Democrats flipped over 290 individual state legislative races last night -- bringing our total on the cycle up to over 330!
    • Four states voted to expand voting rights, including a constitutional amendment in Florida that will restore voting rights to more than 1 million people with felony records;
    • Three state Supreme Court seats flipped;
    • Three red states voted to expand Medicaid;
    • Two states voted to raise their minimum wages;
    • One U.S. Senate seat flipped -- congrats to Jacky Rosen.

    And here are some of the incredible candidates who won historic victories last night:

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  • JUNE AND JULY BRING OUT RESISTANTS ACROSS FRANCE

    Democrats Abroad France organized rallies and candlelight vigils across the country with “Families Belong Together” events in Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, and Toulouse to protest Trump’s pointlessly cruel “Zero Tolerance” policy towards refugee and immigrant families, and a July 4th “Vive La Resistance” apero/picnic by the Seine in Paris with coalition partners to register voters and organize for the Fall.  On June 30th we marched in the LGBTQ Gay Parade.  With just four months ahead of us, we must continue to mobilize voters to speak out and defend our Democratic Party values.

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