Ireland Chair


  • rsvped for Power, Sex and #metoo: Now what? 2018-01-11 09:52:10 -0500

    Power, Sex and #metoo: Now what?


    “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything... . .Grab them by the p---y. You can do anything.”

    Sexual Harassment will be an important issue driving women to vote in 2018 and beyond.

    The list of power players keeps growing.  Thousands of reports of sexual harassment on #MeToo keep coming in.  The risks are rising.  
    But where it leads remains to be seen.  

    Join us for a panel discussion on our responsibilities and options as a party, and how we can best mobilize voters around this important issue.

    • What can we do to reassure women voters that despite recent bipartisanship shown on this subject, the parties could not be more different in their approaches to women’s issues?
    • How can we empower male voters to see gender violence as a men’s issue too?
    • What legislative, structural and cultural changes need to be made?
    • What are our next steps?

    All are welcome to join in this vital conversation!

    10 euros covers refreshments

    Payment can be made at the door, but you must RSVP to add your name to the guest list, as space is limited.


    February 09, 2018 at 4pm
    Gumbo New Orleans Restaurant
    Calle del Pez 15
    Madrid 28004
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  • Why it’s time to take a stand for net neutrality

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    Do you talk to your family and friends back home over Skype or WhatsApp? You might not be able to for much longer if President Trump’s newly appointed FCC commissioner, Ajit Pai, has it his way.

    In three weeks the FCC plans to eliminate basic net neutrality protections that ensure Americans have an open Internet and tech innovators compete on a fair playing field. These protections killed AT&T’s attempt to block Skype on the iPhone in 2009 when they feared it would hurt their profit margins. Net neutrality principles also ensured startups with the best ideas had the chance to succeed, not just those with the deepest pockets or closest ties to powerful cable companies.

    Legal expert Tim Wu fears the FCC’s new proposal could even undermine free expression by opening the door for companies like Comcast and Verizon to block any online content they don’t like. This has already happened before. In Canada, one Internet provider blocked access to a pro-union website in order to prevent workers’ ability to assemble and build public support. Without taking a stand, similar censorship could become commonplace in the US. At the very least, the FCC’s decision would mean higher bills and slower Internet speeds for users who access websites and apps that don’t make special deals with cable companies.

    The Internet as it stands today enables us to connect with our loved ones back home faster and more affordably than ever before. It ensured our voices were heard all the way from Ireland when we expressed our dismay after President Trump announced his unconstitutional travel ban in February. It’s how our ballots were emailed to us so we could easily vote from abroad during the many special elections throughout the year.

    Let’s do our part to stop the FCC and cable companies from changing the Internet we know and love:


    Greg Johnson


    Democrats Abroad Ireland


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  • Trump's 100th Day: Help us fight Trump here in Ireland!

    Friend -- 

    April 29th marks Donald Trump's 100th day in office - and potentially the first day of a government shutdown. Join us in Dublin at 3pm (2pm if you wish to attend the executive committee meeting) on Saturday April 29th at Sinatra's Bar, Arlington Hotel to strategize how we can best resist here in Ireland as well as advocate for Americans living abroad. 

    If you haven't already, please take our survey so we can do our best to plan in ways that meet your interests! We will go over the survey results together on 29 April to help us develop specific goals, actions, and events. 

    Grab a drink and join in on the conversation! We look forward to seeing you soon.

    Greg Johnson, Chair

    DA Ireland

  • 2017: New Committee, Meeting, and Take Our Survey!

    Friends -- 

    Democrats Abroad Ireland, the official arm of the Democratic Party in Ireland, elected a new Executive Committee at their Annual General Meeting held on March 25.

    The incoming committee is responsible for the leadership of DA Ireland in upholding and supporting the work of the Democratic Party committee abroad and for advocating for Americans living overseas within the party in the United States. Please take our short survey so we can do our best to plan events that meet your interests! 

    DA Ireland announces the following newly elected members:

    Chair – Greg Johnson
    Vice-Chair – Dawn Palmer
    Secretary – Patti McCann
    Treasurer –  John Kelly
    Members-At-Large – Richie Cunningham, France Stephen, Nmeli Nnoromele, Carija Ihus

    As American politics has come to the forefront of global concern with the Trump administration, DA Ireland aims to be the point of contact for Americans living in Ireland to more actively connect with government and civic engagement back home.

    “We are happy to announce the election results of DA Ireland’s Executive Committee,” says Greg, incoming Chair of Democrats Abroad Ireland. “We have witnessed an outpouring of concern and activity of Americans living in Ireland following the general election last year. Our goal is to outreach to other Americans and to provide even greater opportunities for our members to learn about and engage with what is happening politically back in the U.S. via our events, teach-ins, meet-ups, voter registration drives, or other activities.”

    The elections are one facet of an ongoing program of activities for DA Ireland. 

    Don't forget, please take our survey so we can do our best to plan events that meet your interests! We will use the survey results at our first event to help us plan specific goals, actions, and events.

    Also, mark your calendars: the first event organized by the new committee is 29 April at 3pm (2pm if you wish to attend the executive committee meeting) at Sinatra's Bar at The Arlington Hotel in Dublin. This marks the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency. We will send out more details about the meeting shortly after the Easter holidays. 

    Feel free to view our minutes from the Annual General Meeting

    Want to do something now? Activism and recommended reads:

    • Action: Oppose unconstitutional religious discrimination. Call: The White House comment line202-456-1111.

      Script: Freedom of religion is a core principle of our Constitution. I oppose the laptop ban and extreme vetting of Muslim immigrants. America is a better place when it welcomes immigrants. I will remember these actions and other recent bans at the next election and vote accordingly.
      • Action: Respond to EPA cuts by going local. Our friends at Wall-of-Us offer a creative solution to take our control back. Visit:

    DA Ireland

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