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DEMOCRATS ABROAD 2017 GLOBAL MEETING
Democrats Abroad will hold its 2017 Global Meeting from May 12-15 in Arlington, Virginia. We will be welcoming members from around the world as we work to prepare for the 2018 Congressional elections and fight to take back Congress. Over the course of four days, we will attend to the regular business of the organization, discuss charter amendments and resolutions, run training sessions with local experts and Democrats Abroad field volunteers, and hold our biennial DPCA executive committee elections. In addition there will be regional meetings to elect Regional Vice Chairs and conduct other business.
The agenda will include several talks with Democratic Party leaders, both elected officials and members of the Democratic National Committee leadership.
Following the meetings, on May 16-17, we will hold our Democrats Abroad "door-knock" with meetings with Representatives and and Senators as well as relevant US federal government agencies. If you are interested in joining the door-knock, please register using this form.
Registration for the 2017 Global Meeting is below (under Will You Join). In the registration form, there are requested donation amounts which will help us cover the cost of the venue and equipment.
If you are unable to attend in person but wish to participate in the meeting, please select the WebEx ticket to join via web conference.
Please note that under Democratic Party rules, there is no obligation to donate in order to attend the meeting. If you really cannot afford to donate, or wish to donate a smaller amount, please enter that amount in the Other Donations box. And if you want to donate more than the requested donation amount, please enter that additional amount in the Other Donations box. If you are unable to donate anything and want to attend the Global Meeting either in person or by Webex, please fill out this form. If you are attending in person and making no donation for the meeting, but you DO want to purchase lunch or beverages, please also use the form below to register - and leave the Meeting box blank (We will assume you are attending in person - otherwise we will eat your food and drink your coffee). But please think about donating some amount for the meeting as well.
In order to allow as many Democrats Abroad leaders and members to attend the Global Meeting regardless of economic circumstances, we have established a Travel Fund which will provide stipends to up to six DA members to defray their travel costs. Please support this effort by making a donation to the Travel Fund in the box below.
LUNCH AND BEVERAGES
As you will see below, we are also asking that you register for "beverage services" throughout the day and for lunches during the meetings. These donations are mandatory if you want to partake - and we encourage you to do so.
Please note that there will also be Democrats Abroad dinners on Saturday (May 13) and Sunday (May 14) at restaurants in the area where we will be having special guest speakers - and a lot of fun. A separate registration form for these events is now available. Please sign up as soon as possible.
Please also note that there will be a Welcome Reception on Friday evening (May 12) from 6:30 - 7:30 PM at a local "pub" - Liberty Tavern (3195 Wilson Blvd in Arlington). More information to come.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR ALL ITEMS EXCEPT TRAVEL FUND AND OTHER DONATIONS, PLEASE ENTER THE NUMBER OF "TICKETS" REQUESTED, I.E. IF YOU WANT ONE LUNCH, ENTER 1. IF YOU ARE DONATING FOR TWO PEOPLE, THEN ENTER 2 - AND ENTER THEIR NAME ON THE CHECKOUT PAGE. FOR TRAVEL FUND AND OTHER DONATIONS, ENTER THE AMOUNT YOU WANT TO DONATE, E.G, $1,000 (JUST A SUGGESTION).
2425 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
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