A lot of important updates since the Democrats Abroad 2020 Global Presidential Primary are here:
📌 Coronavirus Crisis
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Sweden Executive Committee has decided to extend the period during which we will not be having in-person events until April 15th. We continue to assess the situation on an ongoing basis, and will let members know when we will be resuming in-person events.
We are preparing a number of online/remote events, including for voter registration assistance, and are shifting our focus to outreach via social media and phone banking.
📌 Voter Registration for 2020
Have you gone to votefromabroad.org yet to request your 2020 absentee ballot?
Don't wait - fill out your Federal Post Card Application form today!
📌 Democrats Abroad Delegates to the 2020 DNC - Applications Now Accepted!
During the week of August 17th, the Democrats Abroad delegation will join the other state party delegations at the Democratic National Convention to formally choose our nominee for President of the United States.
Any DA member is eligible to run, and the Affirmative Action Committee strongly emphasizes the importance of DA members from historically-underrepresented backgrounds to run as delegate candidates in showing the world the diversity of our Party and our members around the world.
Forms to declare delegates’ candidacy are now available online. Please fill it out as soon as possible and return it no later than April 17th.
Workshops with Democrats Abroad about becoming a 2020 DNC Delegate are happening on these dates next week:
📌 Earth Day 50th Anniversary Panel Discussion
On April 21st, the eve of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Earth Day, the Democrats Abroad Global Women's Caucus will present a virtual panel discussion on "Women and the Environment". Sign up to attend here.
📌 FAQs on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Safety (CARES) Act from the Democrats Abroad Taxation Tax Force
Democrats Abroad has received many hundreds of emails from members interested in understanding the provisions of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, their eligibility for support and how and when they might receive it.
In order to prevent delays in our responses, the Democrats Abroad Taxation Tax Force has developed from member emails a FAQs document that aims to address the key concerns we have been hearing. The Taxation Task Force will continue to add to it as needed.
📌 Volunteer with Democrats Abroad Sweden
Did you know that Democrats Abroad is an entirely volunteer-run organization? That means everything we do to reach out to voters abroad is because of the dedication and commitment of our amazing volunteers.
Can you help take action with us?
- Sign up to phonebank from home for 2020 voter registration - phone calls are one of our most effective ways of reaching out to voters 📲
- Making calls costs money! Please consider making a donation today, and pick the "Give to Support Phonebanking" option in the drop-down menu
- Fill out our DA Sweden Volunteer Survey to let us know other ways you can help
No commitment is too small, and working together has collective power!
Beth Landry [They/Them]
Vice Chair, Democrats Abroad Sweden
Welcome to Democrats Abroad EMEA!
There is a good chance you're seeing this page because you are a member of Democrats Abroad in the Europe, Middle East, & Africa region, but the country where you live does not (yet?) have a Country Committee. There are currently 26 countries in the EMEA region with Country Committees.
These Country Committees keep Americans abroad informed of their rights and help them participate in the U.S. political process. Our members -- people just like you -- live in more than 190 countries around the globe and vote in every state and Congressional district in the U.S.
Are you interested in how to get more involved where you live?
Get in touch with us today!
Regional Vice-Chair for EMEA
Quaide Williams, Brooke Burns, & Michelle Taube
Deputy Vice-Chairs for EMEA
The Youth Caucus of Democrats Abroad is committed to generating awareness of the concerns of young Americans and the challenges they face for the purpose of informing party policy-making and improving party outreach and organizing. The Youth Caucus will provide a platform for young Democrats abroad - those who are and those who seek to become politically active - to engage in and lead on issues and campaigns important to them.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The Youth Caucus will be “youth-led” but open to those of all ages who support these central aims.
The Youth Caucus will/proposes to:
- Build political engagement by young Americans Democrats abroad. Initiatives will make young Americans abroad aware of: voter registration and voting from abroad; issue education, advocacy and activism, especially youth-led and youth-related; candidates and campaigns, especially those of young Democrats; US political and election organizing from abroad; and overseas and domestic youth networks, contacts and resources.
- Sponsor issue-focused Working Groups: The Caucus will engage young Democrats abroad in issues advocacy by inviting them to join teams studying particular issues (eg Environmental Sustainability Working Group) and developing and coordinating youth-led advocacy activities and campaigns.
- Establish web-based communication channels for on-going youth outreach: A Youth Caucus Blog on the Democrats Abroad Youth Caucus webpage will provide continuous access to the work of the Youth Caucus and facilitate participation by members globally.
- Work online. Membership will not be constrained by physical location. All general meetings, campaigns, fundraisers etc. will be conducted online via Skype, Social Media, Email, and Online Markets.
- Encourage caucus members to organize live local events and gatherings for political education and outreach, issues advocacy or socializing.
- Be youth-led, with a leadership team made up of volunteers from around the world aged between 18 and 35.
- Engage with US-based Young Democrats or College Democrats groups to share information, advice, intelligence and ideas, build networks and to cross-promote each other.
Elizabeth Landry published 2020 Global Presidential Primary Voting Centers in Sweden in News 2020-01-24 06:34:09 -0500
Don’t miss your chance to vote in-person in Sweden this presidential year!
The Global Presidential Primary (GPP) is a week-long voting period -- kicking off on March 3, Super Tuesday! -- for Democrats Abroad members to participate in our official party-run presidential primary. We’re holding more than 240 events in 45 countries around the world. We hope you’ll be joining us!
To vote using a remote ballot via email or post, follow the instructions here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/primary. Please also scroll to the bottom of this page for information about our DA Sweden Ballot Assistance Events, as well as some of our Frequently Asked Questions about voting in the GPP.
We’re thrilled to announce event details for 9 Democrats Abroad Sweden Voting Centers.
Click on the dates below to go to the event pages for each Voting Center:
We will also have 3 Ballot Assistance Events here in Sweden. Ballot Assistance Events are available for voters to receive help registering to vote, signing up to join Democrats Abroad, as well as ensuring their remotely-voted ballots have all the required information. There won't be a Ballot Box, but our volunteers will be ready to help you navigate the 2020 Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary in almost any other way!
Click below to go to the event pages for each Ballot Assistance Event:
Frequently Asked Questions you may have about the GPP:
"Am I eligible?"
If you’re a Democrats Abroad member and you haven’t voted (or plan to vote) in any other 2020 state presidential primary/caucus, you’re eligible to vote in the Global Presidential Primary.
"What if I can’t join a voting event in person?"
If you can’t join us at our events in Sweden, you can vote remotely. Look for your primary ballot in your inbox on February 18, or download it from democratsabroad.org starting on Feb 18, as well.
"Do votes in the GPP count? Why should I participate in the GPP instead of voting in my state’s presidential primary?"
Yes your vote counts! In fact, you could even say that votes in the GPP count even more. Tens of thousands of people will participate in the global primary, but millions will vote in your home state. That means that your vote in the Global Presidential Primary is more powerful than voting in the California primary. In fact, it’s 4 times more powerful!
"I vote in California. Can I vote in the Global Presidential Primary and the California primary?"
You can only vote in a presidential primary once. If you vote in the global primary and want to vote in California for the down-ballot primary races (like for your congressperson), you can! Just skip the presidential section on your California ballot.
P.S. Help us spread the word! Consider liking and sharing our social media posts about the GPP!
Vice Chair, Democrats Abroad Sweden