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  • published MOVIE NIGHT: in News 2018-05-05 17:34:49 -0400

    MOVIE NIGHT:

    MOVIE NIGHT: MOVIE NIGHT: Wednesday, May 9
    Pack your suitcase, we're goin' to Vietnam.
    Path to War
    RSVP no later than end of day, May 8 reply to this email: Info-Guatemala@democratsabroad.org


    As a follow up to our March movie, LBJ, this month's movie covers the Johnson presidency during the Vietnam War. This film provides insight into the political and emotional decisions necessary to send young men and women to war. 2002 HBO, 2hrs 45min, NR

    Q20 Suggested Donation

    POTLUCK

    IT'S DAVE'S 66th BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! (In lieu of flowers and gifts, make a donation to DAGT)

    RSVP no later than end of day, May 8 reply to this email: Info-Guatemala@democratsabroad.org

    Bring Your Own Drinks

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    POTLUCK Starts at 4:30pm The movie starts promptly at 5:30pm

    Dave’s and Kee’s

    Calle de Los Duelos Casa 19 Colonia 

     4170-5537

    Plenty of Secure Parking

    Open to Members of DAGT and Guests Discussion Group Following the Movie

    RSVP no later than end of day, May 8 reply to this email: Info-Guatemala@democratsabroad.org

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  • Call Congress and support fair taxation for Americans abroad

    The Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force has just returned home from door knocking Congress this week about Residency Based Taxation (RBT) and the disastrous transition taxes which come into effect this June.


    As a strong followup, we need members of Congress to hear from Americans abroad about the importance of the tax reform we are pushing. This support is crucial for persuading Congress to enact our reform recommendations.


    Please call, email or write Congress to help drive home the message that Americans abroad care about this legislation and will be voting for those who support our suggested reform.


    While we were on the Hill we met with members on both sides of the aisle and in both the Senate and the House. A few key takeaways:
    Residency Based Taxation (RBT)


    Rep George Holding's (R-NC) RBT proposal is now with the House Ways and Means Committee legislation drafters. We expect to see another draft shortly. The proposal will then be sent to the Joint Committee on Taxation for scoring, and Holding will start working on collecting co-sponsors.


    Democrats Abroad is currently gathering information on Congressional members interested in supporting this important reform for Americans abroad.


    Tax Cuts and Jobs Act


    We also spent a good deal of time discussing the new “transition taxes” which are set to have a devastating impact on Americans abroad who own companies.


    Our discussions with lawmakers confirm what we already knew to be true – GOP tax writers’ only goal was to push through a tax cut for large corporations as quickly as possible. That so many drafting errors and oversights were the result is no surprise; but what is surprising – and appalling - is that Congressional Republicans have no plans to introduce a “corrections bill” any time soon. Our only option is to hammer them until they do. Please join in this important campaign demanding a transition tax remedy.


    For more details of our meetings, visit the Taxation team news blog.


    We'd love to hear your questions and comments at TaxationTF@democratsabroad.org


    Democratically yours
    Taxation Task Force
    democratsabroad.org/taxation
    Julia Bryan - ex officio (Czech Republic)
    Jennifer Cederwall (Sweden)
    DeeDee Geirow (Sweden)
    Carmelan Polce - chair (New York and Australia)
    Michael Ramos (Australia)
    Joe Smallhoover (France)
    Orlando Vidal (UAE

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    Democrats Abroad
    http://www.democratsabroad.org/
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  • Tom Fina's Letter from Washington: A Beautiful Day

    Letter from Washington To Democrats Abroad

    30 April 2018

    Tom Fina, Executive Director Emeritus

    Democrats are singing:

    Oh, what a beautiful mornin’

    Oh, what a beautiful day

    I’ve got a beautiful feelin’

    Everything’s goin’ my way.

    Even if Oklahoma has a Republican governor. Republicans have lost support in every special election since Trump became President.

    That is an ill omen for them in the November Congressional elections in which Democrats are expected to replace the Republican majority. Trump has energized Democratic and Independent voters and sapped the enthusiasm of many reliable Republicans...

    The roaring success of Democrats in the November 2017 elections to the Virginia legislature is further energizing Democrats. Although the Presidential election is still 31 months distant, Democrats are falling over each other to get the nomination to run against Trump. Not many Republicans are interested in challenging him.

    Ballotpedia, the non-partisan on-line political encyclopedia, has just pulled together its list of potential presidential candidates for both parties. It lists 39 Democratic political and 10 business and public figures many of whom probably neither you nor I have thought to be in the running. Ballotpedia suggests only 11 Republicans who might challenge Trump.

    Only someone intoxicated by the Spring air drifting south of the Potomac would risk guessing who might make the cut. So, my guess would narrow the Democratic politican list: Joe Biden; Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles; Kamala Harris, senator CA; Jerry Brown, governor CA; Cory Booker, senator NJ; Sherrod Brown, senator OH; Bill de Blasio, mayor New York; Kirsten Gillibrand, senator NY; Mitch Landrieu, mayor New Orleans; Terry McAuliffe, former governor VA.

    Looking at the possible public figures, Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, Bill Gates, and Howard Schultz ( former CEO Starbucks) might make the leap. Did you know they were Democrats?

    Among the 11 potential Republican politicians, I would guess that only Bob Corker, senator TN; Jeff Flake, senator AZ; John Kasich, governor OH and Mitt Romney, former governor MA would take a chance.

    If Trump were not the candidate, Mike Pence would certainly belong on the list. The more immediate focus of both parties is the November 2018 congressional election in which all seats in the House and 35 seats in the senate will be contested.

    The latest generic congressional polling (April 30) gives Democrats a 8.2 point lead. A lead of 7 points is generally predictive of a House majority. Democrats need to pick up two seats in November to have a Senate majority.

    The psychopath in the White House is not being of much help to Republican candidates. The political guru take is that his support for Republican candidates does more to energize Democrats to vote against them than it brings out Republicans to support them.

    To conclude on a high note, the May 1 Washington Post finds that in the 466 days since he took office, Trump has made 3001 false or misleading claims. That’s an average of 6.5 lies a day and the frequency is increasing. Have a nice day!

    Comments: demsabrd@gmail.com

    DA Guatemala http://www.democratsabroad.org/

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  • published MOVIE NIGHT: Wednesday, May 19th in News 2018-05-02 13:54:34 -0400

    MOVIE NIGHT: Wednesday, May 19th

    Pack your suitcase, we're goin' to Vietnam.

    Path to War

    As a follow up to our March movie, LBJ, this month's movie covers the Johnson presidency during the Vietnam War. This film provides insight into the political and emotional decisions necessary to send young men and women to war. 2002 HBO, 2hrs 45min, NR

    Q20 Suggested Donation

    POTLUCK

    IT'S DAVE'S 66th BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! (In lieu of flowers and gifts, make a donation to DAGT)

    Bring Your Own Drinks

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    POTLUCK Starts at 4:30pm The movie starts promptly at 5:30pm

    Dave’s and Kee’s

    Calle de Los Duelos Casa 19 Colonia Virey 4170-5537

    Plenty of Secure Parking

    Open to Members of DAGT and Guests Discussion Group Following the Movie

    RSVP no later than end of day, May 8 reply to this email: Info-Guatemala@democratsabroad.org


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  • published Non-partisan Voter Registration: May and June in News 2018-05-02 13:51:18 -0400

    Non-partisan Voter Registration: May and June

    Antigua, Lake Atitlan & Quetzaltenango

    We will assist all US voters in registering to vote and completing their Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) for the upcoming USA elections. The FPCA is required to receive an overseas absentee ballot. You should complete a new FPCA every year! This event, hosted by Democrats Abroad Guatemala, is open to all US voters – Democrats, Republicans, Independents and all others.

    Registration

    Antigua Enlaces

    6a Avenida Norte No. 1

    La Antigua Guatemala

    May 19, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm

    June 9, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Registration

    Panajachel May 5, 2018 Solomon’s Porch 12:00pm – 3:00pm

    Watch for additional dates in Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala City and other locations

    For more information, contact Kee Kalwara at keekalwara@gmail.com (Antigua), Traci Styner at tracisd@gmail.com (Lake Atitlan) or Rachael Shenyo (Quetzaltenango) at rshenyo@yahoo.com

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  • Voter Registration: Upcoming Events in Guatemala City

    If you work at an American international school in Guatemala City, be looking for internal emails for on campus voter registration events at your school this week and upcoming weeks!

    For further information, feel free to email:

    Hyungjoon Jin: hyungjoon.jin@interamericano.edu.gt

    Mary Reynolds: mareynolds@cm.edu.gt
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  • published Movie Night: A Bold Peace: Friday, April 27 in News 2018-04-17 15:24:02 -0400

    Movie Night: A Bold Peace: Friday, April 27

    ”We seek in Central America not peace alone, not peace to be followed someday by political progress, but peace and democracy, together, indivisible, an end to the shedding of human blood, which is inseparable from an end to the suppression of human rights." Óscar Arias


    A Bold Peace

    Over 60 years ago, Costa Rica became one of the only nations in the world to disband their military and to redirect national resources towards education, health, and the environment. Since then, Costa Rica has earned the number one spot in the Happy Planet Index, a ranking of countries based on measures of environmental protection and the happiness and health of its citizens. A Bold Peace juxtaposes the national policy of demilitarization (since 1948-49) with their investment in education, health, and the environment. Pointed parallels and contrasts are made with recent U.S. debates over the national debt, healthcare, the environment and the escalating cost of U.S. militarism. 1hr 42min NR

    Q20 Suggested Donation

    Bring Your Own Drinks / Some Drinks Will Be For Sale

    Popcorn Available at Q5 per Bag

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    The movie starts promptly at 6:30pm

    Casa Convento Concepción

    4a Calle Oriente #41

    Open to Members of DAGT and Guests Discussion Group Following the Movie

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  • published News from the Excom, April 12 in News 2018-04-12 09:51:41 -0400

    News from the Excom, April 12

    Paul Ryan is retiring, the Republicans are in nervous talks about how best they can preserve the Senate – it’s a great day to make a few calls and get out the vote, or fundraise for your committee (and the DPCA)! To help out, the fundraising team is setting up a global forum on fundraising. For more information and to join the conversation, get in touch at fundraising@democratsabroad.org.

    I’m delighted to announce that DA is set to shortly receive our first tranche of funding from the DNC this year as a result of our SPIF grant proposal submission. We are also celebrating the news that Will Hailer, Senior Advisor to Tom Perez, will be working closely with us moving forward on US based fundraising, DNC and state coordination, as well as grant oversight.

    We’ve nearly reached our limit for $100 tickets to the Tom Perez reception in London on April 26th. RSVP today before they run out!

    Last Thursday, the France Diversity Caucus commemorated the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King. With over 150 people in attendance, it was a moving memorial event. View the video here: http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=U1ZaY0s-lMk3BrRQbjwRxg&token=fx3CBnrWy4fSuYyVdUHXJg&url=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2F6ZwgeFILcjo


    Online, the Global Black Caucus remembered the day in a podcast focused on Dr. King's legacy. http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=U1ZaY0s-lMk3BrRQbjwRxg&token=fx3CBnrWy4fSuYyVdUHXJg&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.podomatic.com%2Fpodcasts%2Fdagbcp2p

    This last weekend, our International Counsel Tom Schmid and the Bylaws committee ran a fantastic 1st hearing on the bylaws change proposals we’ll be considering in Tokyo. More than 30 leaders attended, providing thoughtful and well-reasoned commentary on the suggested changes. The committee will hold two more online hearings this week and next. Head here for more information: http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=U1ZaY0s-lMk3BrRQbjwRxg&token=fx3CBnrWy4fSuYyVdUHXJg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%2Flinks%3Flid%3DTmT2JR8tovwqMgVrcTT04A%26token%3D%252A%257CTOKEN%257C%252A%26url%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%252Fmain%252Fgroups%252F9447%252Flounge%252Fposts%252F165857

    Our next ExCom meeting is today at 8am DC time. Our Excom meetings are on Thursdays at 8am DC time unless otherwise noted. As always we'd be delighted to have you join as a guest. If you're interested, get in touch with Jeffrey at secretary@democratsabroad.org and he'll send you the link to the meeting.

    Thank you for all that you do!

    Best, Julia

    Julia Bryan

    International Chair, Democrats Abroad

    Mark your calendars

    2nd bylaws hearing - April 14 (webex)

    3rd bylaws hearing - April 21 (webex)
    Global Progressive Caucus Action meeting - April 22 (webex)

    Tom Perez Reception: http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=U1ZaY0s-lMk3BrRQbjwRxg&token=fx3CBnrWy4fSuYyVdUHXJg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%2Flinks%3Flid%3DTmT2JR8tovwqMgVrcTT04A%26token%3D%252A%257CTOKEN%257C%252A%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%252Flinks%253Flid%253Dma07Q7JklqMhIm5mm60yaw%2526token%253D%25252A%25257CTOKEN%25257C%25252A%2526url%253Dhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%25252Flinks%25253Flid%25253DgZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA%252526token%25253D%2525252A%2525257CTOKEN%2525257C%2525252A%252526url%25253Dhttps%2525253A%2525252F%2525252Fwww.democratsabroad.org%2525252F2018_perez_reception_london

    Annual General Meeting – May 25 - 27th (Tokyo)

    2018 GOTV Calendar: http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=U1ZaY0s-lMk3BrRQbjwRxg&token=fx3CBnrWy4fSuYyVdUHXJg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%2Flinks%3Flid%3DTmT2JR8tovwqMgVrcTT04A%26token%3D%252A%257CTOKEN%257C%252A%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%252Flinks%253Flid%253Dma07Q7JklqMhIm5mm60yaw%2526token%253D%25252A%25257CTOKEN%25257C%25252A%2526url%253Dhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%25252Flinks%25253Flid%25253DgZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA%252526token%25253D%2525252A%2525257CTOKEN%2525257C%2525252A%252526url%25253Dhttp%2525253A%2525252F%2525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%2525252Flinks%2525253Flid%2525253DA5qL9vjT8QpMtuSmHMkLUA%25252526token%2525253D%252525252A%252525257CTOKEN%252525257C%252525252A%25252526url%2525253Dhttp%252525253A%252525252F%252525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%252525252Flinks%252525253Flid%252525253DW0_ckURQI1i4kS-AV_Q0gw%2525252526token%252525253D%25252525252A%25252525257CTOKEN%25252525257C%25252525252A%2525252526url%252525253Dhttp%25252525253A%25252525252F%25252525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%25252525252Flinks%25252525253Flid%25252525253DPB9XG39ddcvHjzPO8YxdyA%252525252526token%25252525253D%2525252525252A%2525252525257CTOKEN%2525252525257C%2525252525252A%252525252526url%25252525253Dhttp%2525252525253A%2525252525252F%2525252525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%2525252525252Flinks%2525252525253Flid%2525252525253DQ3u-vPnHkcHZ72pfMI2tjA%25252525252526token%2525252525253D%252525252525252A%252525252525257CTOKEN%252525252525257C%252525252525252A%25252525252526url%2525252525253Dhttp%252525252525253A%252525252525252F%252525252525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%252525252525252Flinks%252525252525253Flid%252525252525253Dw3lZ76MgvvPUuFSR0GJeOQ%2525252525252526token%252525252525253D%25252525252525252A%25252525252525257CTOKEN%25252525252525257C%25252525252525252A%2525252525252526url%252525252525253Dhttp%25252525252525253A%25252525252525252F%25252525252525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%25252525252525252Flinks%25252525252525253Flid%25252525252525253DaBBMolM7BKDpzYNOmD3yfw%252525252525252526token%25252525252525253D%2525252525252525252A%2525252525252525257CTOKEN%2525252525252525257C%2525252525252525252A%252525252525252526url%25252525252525253Dhttp%2525252525252525253A%2525252525252525252F%2525252525252525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%2525252525252525252Flinks%2525252525252525253Flid%2525252525252525253D0npDN9JwWb6CYoFPsfzXAg%25252525252525252526token%2525252525252525253D%252525252525252525252A%252525252525252525257CTO

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  • published On the Radio Today! in News 2018-04-12 09:37:21 -0400

    On the Radio Today!

    Today you can listen to Radio Globo in Antigua by streaming it if you want to hear our recorded GOTV message. Here's the link if you can't tune into 98.9:

    http://www.emisoras.com.gt/globo-antigua/


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  • published Study Abroad Outreach April Update in News 2018-04-11 10:44:04 -0400

    Study Abroad Outreach April Update

    March was a busy month for the Study Abroad Team! Many of our members planned and participated in March for our Lives solidarity events. We are energized by the passion and conviction of our young leaders. Many of these same young people will be studying abroad during the 2018 General Election and we’re excited to empower them to vote!!

    The importance of our work is recognized by DNC leadership! As you may have seen, Democrats Abroad is hosting a reception for Tom Perez, Chair of the DNC in London on April 26. Proceeds raised at the event will go directly towards our Study Abroad outreach plans.


    The Study Abroad Team is currently focused on:

    • Researching new and updated contact information for local Study Abroad coordinators and staff members for our Study Abroad Program Map:

    • https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ju-Vw9MSR200e7m8qjwcu62kceK5QEgUlk4rqmZCJQs/edit?usp=sharing
    • Beginning outreach by phone and email to Study Abroad coordinators and staff members offering resources to help with registering their students to vote. Liaisons are basing their messages on examples found in our wiki:
    • https://wiki.democratsabroad.org/display/StudyAbroad
    • How can you help us?

    • If you haven’t already, please identify a Study Abroad liaison from your country/city! This is a great opportunity for a new, enthusiastic volunteer. We are especially happy to have current students and University employees.

    • Ask your liaison to give regular updates at your business meetings and help them recruit volunteers from your membership. With over 300,000 students voting abroad each year, we truly need all the help we can get!

    An updated list of Study Abroad liaisons is at the bottom of this email. We’re excited to have additions from China and Australia joining us soon!


    Thank you for all you are doing to help students vote from abroad! If I can be of any assistance, please let me know.


    Becky Leach-Seymour

    Team Lead, Study Abroad Outreach

    Democrats Abroad

    studyabroad@democratsabroad.org

    rebeccajleach@gmail.com


    Study Abroad Liaisons

    Group 1 - Research completed, engaged in outreach to SA Contacts

    Andrew Grossen, Ireland

    Jim Mercereau, Spain

    Julia Bryan, Czech Republic

    Vivian Beetle and Laura Messenger, Switzerland

    Kathy Rothschild, Costa Rica

    Claudia Varney & Alex Rehbinder, Paris, France

    Bartley Grosserichter, Chris Sauca, Laura Downer and John Grosser, Germany


    Group 2 - Researching SA Contacts

    Peter Baiter, Greece

    David Heckenberg and Bruce Murray, Austria

    Stephen Paine, Netherlands

    Laura Mosedale, London, United Kingdom

    Neal Huddon-Cossar, Italy

    Gretchen Pascalis, Grenoble, France

    Samuel Stone, Mexico

    Heidi Schneiderin, Canada

    Caroline Sullivan, United Arab Emirates


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  • Sunshine and News from the Excom, don't miss out!

    Everything is turning from grey to green here in Prague as April gusts clear the clouds away. The weather matches the month - which is busy as we prepare for the Tokyo AGM, an exciting visit by DNC Chair Tom Perez, and run GOTV actions around the world.

    Do you have questions about voter registration or phone banking? Would you like to hear what other committees are doing to get out the vote? Join the conversation (and read past topics) by joining the GOTV email list. To get started, email gotv@democratsabroad.org and ask to be added.

    All the work that DA does wouldn't be possible without each of us volunteering our time, which is why April is a special month for us. It's Volunteer Month, and to help celebrate, our Comms team is writing a series of stories on the the volunteers that power your committees. Nominate a volunteer (or two!) here.

    Do you have a resolution or proposed charter amendment you'd like to send in? You still have 20 days to get them in. Email resolutions to Susan Vaillant and send your amendment suggestions to the Bylaws team through this online form.

    And if you're interested in the amendments already in the schedule, do remember to stop by the hearings this week and next. Head here for more information.

    Before I wrap up, Amanda Mohar (Comms team) wants to remind you all that she has office hours on Friday. Stop by if you have questions about media outreach, social media, your newsletters, email and more!

    Our next ExCom meeting is today at 8am DC time. Our Excom meetings are on Thursdays at 8am DC time unless otherwise noted. As always we'd be delighted to have you join as a guest. If you're interested, get in touch with Jeffrey at secretary@democratsabroad.org and he'll send you the link to the meeting.

    Thank you for all that you do!

    Best, Julia

    Julia Bryan

    International Chair, Democrats Abroad

    Mark your calendars
    1st bylaws hearing - April 7 (webex)

    2nd bylaws hearing - April 14 (webex)

    3rd bylaws hearing - April 21 (webex)

    Tom Perez reception – April 26 (London)

    Annual General Meeting – May 25 - 27th (Tokyo)

    2018 GOTV calendar

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  • published Today's DAGT Update! in News 2018-04-05 16:02:49 -0400

    Today's DAGT Update!

    The minutes from the DAGT 2018 Annual General Meeting of March 24th, are now ready and attached HERE. Take a few minutes to read them if you want to be fully up to date on happenings with your Democrats Abroad Guatemala country committee. Let us know if you have any comments or questions. Send them to Lyn Totino, Secretary, at : allyntotino@gmail.com.

    While we’re at it, have you committed to voting? If you haven’t already requested your ballot for the 2018 midterm elections by completing and submitting a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), please do so right away at: www.votefromabroad.org VFA . Commit to vote

    If you need help, then try to attend one of our voter registration events. Our next one is in Antigua on Saturday, April 14th, 11am to 2pm at Enlaces on 6th Avenida norte. Otherwise, watch your inbox for email notices of upcoming voter registration events regarding dates, times and places or check the Revue magazine for our ads – or contact one the following DAGT voter registration principals for more personal help:

    Voter Registration Standing Committee Chair: Kee Kalwara, keekalwara@gmail.com

    Guatemala City MeetUp Group Chair: Hyungjoon Jin, Hyungree@gmail.com

    Lake Atitlán MeetUp Group Chair: Traci Styner, tracisd@gmail.com

    Occidente MeetUp Group Chair: Sara Castellano, sarafem@gmail.com

    Occidente MeetUp Group Deputy Chair, Rachael Shenyo, rshenyo@yahoo.com Quetzaltenango/Huehuetenango areas

    The Executive Committee

    Democrats Abroad Guatemala

    DA Guatemala
    http://www.democratsabroad.org/


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  • published DAGT 2018 Annual Meeting Minutes in News 2018-04-05 16:00:19 -0400

  • Remember, We Have More Caps and Calendars Available!

    We’ve restocked our shelves with Lo Siento por El Imbécil ball caps. Get yours while supplies last. Only Q85 and you’ll be not only smartly politically attired, but will be demonstrating empathy with many of our Guatemalan hosts who are confused and surprised over the reality TV antics of our current administration, and helping Democrats Abroad Guatemala to reach out to as many overseas voters as possible this important midterm election year so they can register, request their ballots, and vote.

    We also have a few 2018 Women’s Caucus calendars remaining. These aren’t your run of the mill calendar. Only on this calendar can you test your women’s achievement IQ. For example, who was the first Black US woman delegate to the United Nations? You’ll have to buy the calendar to find out. They’re marked down 50% given that we’re already through a quarter of the year. Q50 will get you one of these gorgeous calendars.

    To reserve a cap or a calendar, send an email to mayadems@yahoo.com, or call 7832-4581 or 5783-3633.

    And thank you for supporting Democrats Abroad Guatemala and our Get Out the Vote efforts.

    The Executive Committee

    Democrats Abroad Guatemala


    DA Guatemala
    http://www.democratsabroad.org/

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  • published DAGM May 25-27 Tokyo in News 2018-04-01 09:40:20 -0400

    DAGM May 25-27 Tokyo

    The Democrats Abroad Global Meeting will be taking place on May 25 - May 27. The standard meeting topics will be accompanied by trainings and guest speakers, and there will be exciting nighttime activities including a choose-your-own-adventure style of restaurant options, a traditional Japanese-style restaurant, and other activities.

    We are encouraging as many participants as possible to come in person. Don't miss the opportunity to represent your country, connect with DA leaders from around the world, and see the beauty of Japan during one of its best seasons.


    Find out more about the event here: https://dageneralmeetingtokyo.weebly.com

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  • published Update From Julia Bryan March 29 in News 2018-04-01 09:38:28 -0400

    Update From Julia Bryan March 29

    What a weekend! Hundreds of members rallied in March for Our Lives events around the world. It was fantastic to hear from our virtual marchers too. The New York Times, Huff Post and Twitter were the biggest promoters of our actions, with many smaller media agencies mentioning DA as well. Thanks to every organizer for your massive work, and to marchers for getting out there! And many thanks also for your social posts. #votefromabroad posts on Twitter from last weekend have reached nearly 1.3 million people so far!

    Are you going to be in London, UK in April? If yes, please sign up for the Tom Perez reception on April 26th. This is a fundraising event for our study abroad outreach work and a great opportunity to meet with Chairman Perez to hear his thoughts on the future of the party.

    A month later, on May 25th, we'll be meeting in Tokyo, Japan for the Democrats Abroad Annual General Meeting. For more information on the meeting, visit the beautiful website made by the DA Japan team!

    The Tiny Action for this week encourages our members to make sure they are registered, and warns of state voter roll purges. States such as Wisconsin are deactivating hundreds of thousands of voter registration records so we urge everyone to pay attention to this issue.

    Bylaws hearings are coming up throughout April, giving everyone the chance to talk through proposals to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter. For more details visit the Bylaws committee wiki page (login dems password persist).

    Our next ExCom meeting is today at 9am DC time. Our Excom meetings are on Thursdays at 8am DC time unless otherwise noted. As always we'd be delighted to have you join as a guest. If you're interested, get in touch with Jeffrey at secretary@democratsabroad.org and he'll send you the link to the meeting.

    Thank you for all that you do!

    Best, Julia

    Julia Bryan

    International Chair, Democrats Abroad

    Mark your calendars
    1st bylaws hearing - April 7 (webex)

    2nd bylaws hearing - April 14 (webex)

    3rd bylaws hearing - April 21 (webext) April 14

    Tom Perez reception – April 26 (London)

    Annual General Meeting – May 25 - 27th (Tokyo)

    2018 GOTV calendar

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  • published Check Out Our Events in the Antigua Guide! in News 2018-03-23 09:49:21 -0400

    Check Out Our Events in the Antigua Guide!

    http://www.theantiguaguide.com/event/democrats-abroad-voter-registration-3/?instance_id=2126

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  • DEMOCRATS ABROAD GUATEMALA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and March For Our Lives: TOMORROW

    Third reminder: Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 11:00 AM to 1 PM, Casa Convento Concepción 4a calle oriente, # 41, La Antigua, Guatemala. If you are unable to attend in person, then please give your proxy to someone who will be attending by completing a proxy form CLICK HERE FOR PROXY FORM https://www.democratsabroad.org/r?u=https%3A%2F%2Fd3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net%2Fdemocratsabroad%2Fmailings%2F8608%2Fattachments%2Foriginal%2FPROXY_FORM_DAGT.doc%3F1521735526&e=5ddd58c8d5bb71deded6623901701f1a&utm_source=democratsabroad&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gt_230318&n=2 and returning it either to our Secretary, Lyn Totino, or to our events chairperson, Kee Kalwara (instructions are on the form).

     All you need to do is download the proxy form into WORD, type in your information, save it with your name, for example, DA_Guatemala_Proxy_John Doe, and return it to Lyn or Kee as an email attachment. It’s best to mark your proxy GENERAL, and TRANSFERABLE. Also, we will be dedicating the AGM to the March For Our Lives. Following the meeting, members attending are invited to join Mykell Winterowd and Jack Leeth, who are organizing a local March For Our Lives in solidarity with the main march that will be taking place in Washington, D.C. on the same day and at the same time.

    So come to our AGM with your MFOL sign ready to join Mykell and Jack after we adjourn.


    Coffee, soft drinks and cookies will be available.


     DA members and U.S. Citizens invited.

     Information: John Chudy at: 7832-4581, or mayadems@yahoo.com

    DA Guatemala

    http://www.democratsabroad.org/

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  • DEMOCRATS ABROAD GUATEMALA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and March For Our Lives: Saturday, March 24

    Second reminder: Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 11:00 AM to 1 PM, Casa Convento Concepción 4a calle oriente, # 41, La Antigua, Guatemala.

    If you are unable to attend in person, then please give your proxy to someone who will be attending by completing a proxy form CLICK RIGHT HERE FOR PROXY FORM: https://www.democratsabroad.org/r?u=https%3A%2F%2Fd3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net%2Fdemocratsabroad%2Fmailings%2F8607%2Fattachments%2Foriginal%2FPROXY_FORM_DAGT.doc%3F1521732451&e=5ddd58c8d5bb71deded6623901701f1a&utm_source=democratsabroad&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gt_220318&n=2

    and returning it either to our Secretary, Lyn Totino, or to our events chairperson, Kee Kalwara (instructions are on the form). All you need to do is download the proxy form into WORD, type in your information, save it with your name, for example, DA_Guatemala_Proxy_John Doe, and return it to Lyn or Kee as an email attachment. It’s best to mark your proxy GENERAL, and TRANSFERABLE.

    Also, we will be dedicating the AGM to the March For Our Lives, and following the meeting, members attending the meeting are invited to join Mykell Winterowd and Jack Leeth, who are organizing a local March For Our Lives in solidarity with the main march that will be taking place in Washington, D.C. on the same day and at the same time. So come to our AGM with your MFOL sign ready to join Mykell and Jack after we adjourn.

    Coffee, soft drinks and cookies will be available. DA members and U.S. Citizens invited. Information: John Chudy at: 7832-4581, or mayadems@yahoo.com

    DA Guatemala
    http://www.democratsabroad.org/

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  • published News from the ExCom, March 22 in News 2018-03-22 12:54:00 -0400

    News from the ExCom, March 22



    This Saturday's March for Our Lives will be a memorable day, as we march in more than 37 cities around the world. Interested Americans are getting in touch with us about your events so please do add them to the site if they are not already there.
    http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democratsabroad.org%2Fmarch_for_our_lives_worldwide


    Many thanks to Amanda Mohar and the Comms team for their work rolling out the March for Our Lives Action pack for the weekend. If you missed Amanda's email, you can find the pack on the wiki (login dems, pwd persist).
    http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwiki.democratsabroad.org%2Fdisplay%2FCommsResource%2FMarch%2BFor%2BOur%2BLives%2BResources
    http://demsabroad.mobilize.io

    Our Tiny Action this week will push the March for Our Lives virtual rally that we are hosting for anyone not near a march. We've already received dozens of photos from members and are looking forward to seeing more come in this weekend.
    /links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democratsabroad.org%2Ftiny_action_march_for_our_lives_wherever_you_are

    Don't forget to join the webinar Black Women and Activism - Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round today at 2pm DC time (7pm CET due to the time change). http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%2Flinks%3Flid%3DA5qL9vjT8QpMtuSmHMkLUA%26token%3D%252A%257CTOKEN%257C%252A%26url%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.democratsabroad.org%252Fbc_webinar_ain_t_gonna_let_nobody_turn_me_round_black_women_and_activism


    Tickets are going fast for the April 26th Tom Perez reception in London, so sign up now. We have early bird and student pricing available too.
    http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democratsabroad.org%2F2018_perez_reception_london

    Our next ExCom meeting is today at 9am DC time. Our Excom meetings are on Thursdays at 8am DC time unless otherwise noted. As always we'd be delighted to have you join as a guest. If you're interested, get in touch with Jeffrey at secretary@democratsabroad.org and he'll send you the link to the meeting.


    Thank you for all that you do!


    Best, Julia


    Julia Bryan

    International Chair, Democrats Abroad


    Mark your calendars

    Women's History Month – March 1-31
    Black Women and Activism Webinar - March 22 (on zoom)
    http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democratsabroad.org%2Fbc_webinar_ain_t_gonna_let_nobody_turn_me_round_black_women_and_activism
    March for Our Lives - March 24 (around the world)
    http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democratsabroad.org%2Fmarch_for_our_lives_worldwide
    Progressive Caucus Action Update - March 25th (on webex)
    Tom Perez reception – April 26 (London)
    http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democratsabroad.org%2F2018_perez_reception_london
    Annual General Meeting – May 25 - 27th (Tokyo)

    2018 GOTV calendar
    http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%2Flinks%3Flid%3DA5qL9vjT8QpMtuSmHMkLUA%26token%3D%252A%257CTOKEN%257C%252A%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%252Flinks%253Flid%253DW0_ckURQI1i4kS-AV_Q0gw%2526token%253D%25252A%25257CTOKEN%25257C%25252A%2526url%253Dhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%25252Flinks%25253Flid%25253DPB9XG39ddcvHjzPO8YxdyA%252526token%25253D%2525252A%2525257CTOKEN%2525257C%2525252A%252526url%25253Dhttp%2525253A%2525252F%2525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%2525252Flinks%2525253Flid%2525253DQ3u-vPnHkcHZ72pfMI2tjA%25252526token%2525253D%252525252A%252525257CTOKEN%252525257C%252525252A%25252526url%2525253Dhttp%252525253A%252525252F%252525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%252525252Flinks%252525253Flid%252525253Dw3lZ76MgvvPUuFSR0GJeOQ%2525252526token%252525253D%25252525252A%25252525257CTOKEN%25252525257C%25252525252A%2525252526url%252525253Dhttp%25252525253A%25252525252F%25252525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%25252525252Flinks%25252525253Flid%25252525253DaBBMolM7BKDpzYNOmD3yfw%252525252526token%25252525253D%2525252525252A%2525252525257CTOKEN%2525252525257C%2525252525252A%252525252526url%25252525253Dhttp%2525252525253A%2525252525252F%2525252525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%2525252525252Flinks%2525252525253Flid%2525252525253D0npDN9JwWb6CYoFPsfzXAg%25252525252526token%2525252525253D%252525252525252A%252525252525257CTOKEN%252525252525257C%252525252525252A%25252525252526url%2525252525253Dhttp%252525252525253A%252525252525252F%252525252525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%252525252525252Flinks%252525252525253Flid%252525252525253Djjb8IMKUeYnT5oHOUG2rRA%2525252525252526token%252525252525253D%25252525252525252A%25252525252525257CTOKEN%25252525252525257C%25252525252525252A%2525252525252526url%252525252525253Dhttp%25252525252525253A%25252525252525252F%25252525252525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%25252525252525252Flinks%25252525252525253Flid%25252525252525253DlLn7v6QvicWX1eXKGjwBiQ%252525252525252526token%25252525252525253D%2525252525252525252A%2525252525252525257CTOKEN%2525252525252525257C%2525252525252525252A%252525252525252526url%25252525252525253Dhttps%2525252525252525253A%2525252525252525252F%2525252525252525252Fdocs.google.com%2525252525252525252Fdocument%2525252525252525252Fd%2525252525252525252F1LAk6AEtd0EKY68R2vXiouTCcn29vZrax0YslB_l70rg%2525252525252525252Fedit
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