Update: As of June 17, the Nominations and Elections Committee has determined that the General Meeting will be held online using WebEx at 10am Kenya local time (EAT). Please RSVP on this page to receive connection details well before the meeting.
Members of Democrats Abroad living in Kenya, we will come together on July 4 to establish DA Kenya (DAKE) as the newest Country Committee on the globe! Friends and family of U.S. citizens living in Kenya are welcome to join us.
The connection details for the meeting will be announced to all current members and to those who RSVP using this page. (U.S. citizens: Join Democrats Abroad today)
Above all, we will enjoy ourselves in fellowship and solidarity. But we will also take two important steps to establish DAKE: We will adopt our bylaws and we will elect our first officers for two-year terms. (Official notice here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/kenya_generalmtg2021)
Come celebrate this American holiday with fellow Americans and be forever known as one of the founders of DAKE! RSVP now to stay informed.WHENJuly 04, 2021 at 10amWHERETBD
Nairobi, Nairobi County
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SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND KEYNOTES WOMEN’S ECONOMIC FORUM: RESETTING THE U.S. AGENDA FOR WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT
The return to Democratic leadership has reset the U.S. agenda for women across race, sexual orientation, and geography. This moment calls for bold political, social, and economic investments that lead to shared prosperity and equitable recovery for women.
Join U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for an important discussion of what is being done, and what must be done, at the Federal and State level to capitalize on this important moment, and to address the policy perspectives we bring as Democrats Abroad.
Senator from NY since 2009, Gillibrand has led legislative action on numerous issues including sexual assault in the military, child nutrition, childcare for members of the Armed Forces, and parental leave.
Our conversation with the Senator will be followed by a panel of leading experts across several issue areas that impact women’s economic status as documented in the 2020 Democrats Abroad Platform and offer policy remedies that root out biases that shut women out.
The Panel will examine four issues within the Platform that are key to reversing inequalities for women: Intersectionality, Economic Inequality, Social Safety Net, and Sexual Identity Equality. Featured Panelists:
Intersectionality: Why Connecting the Dots Matter in the Fight for Women’s Equality - Dr. Ronda Zelezny-Green, Chief Learning Officer, BRK Ujima
Economic Inequality – Building an Inclusive Economy for the Long Term - Dr. Linda Scott, Emeritus Professor, University Oxford
Social Welfare: Assuring A Baseline of Support and Security for Women - Dr. C. Nicole Mason, president/CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (WPR)
The Economic Case for LGBT Equality - Dr. M. V. Lee Badgett, distinguished scholar, the Williams Institute & Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Forum, sponsored by the Global Women’s Caucus Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative will be presented virtually on Zoom from 3pm-5pm CET. Forum attendees will be invited to join discussion breakout sessions with our panelists at the conclusion of their presentations. This event is open to all DA members, US elected officials, members of academia, and the global expat community.
You won’t want to miss this important exchange with champions of women’s issues.
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Location Local Event Start Time Vancouver, Canada 6:00 AM Minneapolis, USA 8:00 AM Washington DC, USA 9:00 AM London, UK 2:00 PM Frankfurt, Germany 3:00 PM Nairobi, Kenya 4:00 PM Dubai, UAE 5:00 PM Bangkok, Thailand 8:00 PM Beijing, China 9:00 PMWHENJune 26, 2021 at 3pmWHERERSVP for connection information
Marisa Grimes wants to volunteer 2021-02-07 08:38:32 -0500
Have you ever made a successful change in your life? Perhaps you wanted to exercise more, eat less, or change jobs? Think about the time and attention you dedicated to the process. A lot, right? Change is hard. Creating effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of power, privilege, supremacy, and leadership is like any lifestyle change. Setting our intentions and adjusting what we spend our time doing is essential. It’s all about building new habits. Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started. The good news is, there’s an abundance of resources just waiting to empower you to be a more effective player in the quest for equity and justice.
About the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge
- For 21 days, do one action to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity
- This plan includes suggestions for readings, podcasts, videos, observations, and ways to form and deepen community connections. Suggestions are in the following categories:
- Choose one activity per day to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity.
- Diversify your habits by doing some of each.
- Use the tracking chart provided here to stay on course. You can download the editable spreadsheet or a PDF for printing.
- We think understanding white privilege and white supremacy is a powerful lens into the complexities of doing social justice work, so we’ve focused our resources on that specific issue.
Marisa Grimes donated 2020-05-28 09:39:39 -0400
Global Pub Quiz Fun(draiser)
We're looking forward to meeting your team -- or matching you with other Democrats around the world.
For each round we'll send out a google form for you to fill in the answers. Volunteers will grade each round and the winning team(s) will receive never-ending fame and fortune.*
Ninety percent of the funds raised from this event will go directly to GOTV. Did you know that just $5 USD can reach 125 voters?
The other ten percent will go to DA's travel fund. As a young-ish volunteer without disposable income I can tell you the #1 issue with getting involved at a higher level of commitment is being unable to afford to travel to the regional and global meetings. It's important to show up in person as it helps build relationships we need to keep up the good work. We want to have a big tent party and that perhaps means helping our younger or income-sensitive volunteers to be part of the organization.
Date: Saturday May 30th | Where: RSVP for ZOOM link!
Quiz Start: 7:30pm (CEST / Paris time)
For any questions about Democrats Abroad Pub Quiz, please contact DANL's Andrew Tucker: [email protected]
You can help by making a donation for this great event, so reserve your place as soon as possible!
*fame and fortune not guaranteed!
Donations are to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.Donate
EMEA Deputy RVC
I volunteer my time to Democrats Abroad because it is SO important that every American, no matter where in the world they reside, have the opportunity to remain politically active, see their values reflected in the US government, and cast their ballots from wherever they are. As someone who has lived overseas for 20 years, this mission remains close to my heart!