DA Mexico Communications Chair/DA Lake Chapala - Chair

Dedicated to helping our party communicate more simply and memorably--including boiling down complex ideas and quickly moving people to act. 
 
Over 25 years in the communications, advertising, direct marketing, copywriting and graphic design fields. Passionate about helping every size organization communicate better, including growing non-profits.

  • is hosting DALC AGM 2023 2023-01-27 17:58:59 -0500

    DALC AGM 2023

    DA Lake Chapala     |    Zoom   |    Sat, March 4 @ 1 pm

    Join us at our Annual General Meeting. 

    More details to come, including Zoom link. 

    WHEN
    March 04, 2023 at 1:00pm
    WHERE
    Zoom Event
    Ajijic, Jalisco 45920
    Mexico
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting U.S. Expat Taxation Challenges 2023-01-27 17:38:03 -0500

    U.S. Expat Taxation Challenges

    DA Mexico    |    Zoom    |    Mon, Feb 20 @ 4 pm 

    Mark Your Calendar. One of our most popular, FREE speaker topics! 
    More details to come. 

    WHEN
    February 20, 2023 at 4:00pm
    WHERE
    Zoom event
    Ajijic, Jalisco 45920
    Mexico
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting Coffee & Conversation 2023-01-27 16:53:25 -0500

    Coffee & Conversation

    DA Lake Chapala     |   Pranzo   |     Wed, Feb 8 @ 10 am

    RSVP or just show up. See you there!

    Note: We will now meet once a month at Pranzo. 

    WHEN
    February 08, 2023 at 10:00am
    WHERE
    Pranzo Restaurante
    Boulevard Ajijic 105 (plenty of free parking)
    Ajijic, Jal 45920
    United States
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting Coming Soon! 2023-01-27 14:32:26 -0500

    Coming Soon!

    DA Lake Chapala  |  Mark Your Calendar for March 2-30.

    Join us for our 10th Annual Film Festival.

     

     

    WHEN
    March 02, 2023 at 12:00pm
    WHERE
    Cine+Lago
    Plaza Bugambilias Carretera Ote 54-C La Floresta
    Ajijic, Jalisco 45920
    Mexico
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • published How to Donate in News/Noticias 2023-01-26 13:02:44 -0500

    How to Donate

    One Way to Help?
    DONATE!

    Help support our LOCAL efforts to Get Out the Vote, Voter Education, Expat Information, Events and so much more.  Please donate here today: 

    It's the best investment you can make to protect Reproductive Rights, Voting Rights,
    your Social Security, Marriage Rights and more. Thank you for your support!

     


  • Thank you for voting in 2022!

    Now get ready to vote in 2023!

    SEVERAL STATES have hugely important races for
    Governor, Secretary of State and more. 

    Next State with 2023 Elections: VIRGINIA in mid-February. 


  • published GEORGIA DEC. 6 RUNOFF—How to Vote in News/Noticias 2022-11-12 13:13:54 -0500

    GEORGIA DEC. 6 RUNOFF—How to Vote

    GA Voters: How to Return Your Senate Runoff Ballot.

     

    We can elect Reverend Warnock again—with your help!

    Important: Whether you voted in the 2022 Midterms or not, you can still vote in the GA Runoff if already registered in Georgia.

    Details and your next steps:

    If You HAVE NOT Voted in the Runoff Yet:

     

    Find your original Runoff Ballot in your email.
    Search for "Enhanced Ballot Email Generator" (from [email protected]).  

     

    Or request a new Runoff Ballot here (sent to you by email). 

    1. By Nov. 15 (strongly recommended): Find your original Midterm Ballot in your email. This email also includes your Runoff Ballot.
    2. No later than Nov. 16: Return ballot via courier mail or mail forwarding service such as iShop&Mail, Mail Boxes, Etc. and so on. 
    3. If there are no mail forwarding services near you, you'll need to send by DHL or FedEx.
    4. After Nov. 16: You must use DHL or FedEx, elect the no-signature option.
    5. Call or email to confirm receipt and acceptance. See GA Contact Info below.

     

    If you CANNOT find or receive your Runoff Ballot by Nov. 15:

    1. Vote here using the FVAP Federal Write-In Ballot (FWAB).  
    2. No later than Dec. 1: Print, sign and mail your Runoff Ballot only by DHL or FedEx, elect the no signature option.
    3. Call or email to confirm receipt and acceptance. See GA Contact Info below.

    Important Notes:
    Your FWAB will not be accepted if it's mailed in the U.S.
    You can only return your GA Runoff Ballot by mail.
    Embassy or consulate diplomatic pouch is not an option. 


    ALREADY Voted in Runoff?

    1. Great! Now call or email to confirm your Ballot was received and accepted.
    2. See GA Contact Info below.

    Georgia Runoff Contact Info

    1. Go to votefromabroad.org/states/GA.
    2. Then, scroll down to the Find Your Election Office section for contact info.
    3. Call or email your local election office.

    Runoff Questions

    Email [email protected]

     

    Thank you for voting in the critical Georgia Runoff.
    Let's clinch a real Democratic Party Senate Majority!

     
     

  • published Return your Ballot by Oct. 12! in News/Noticias 2022-10-07 10:01:51 -0400

    Return your Ballot by Oct. 12!

    NEW PAGE TO COME

    Huge Thanks to Everyone Who Voted!

    Georgia Runoff Election details to come very shortly. 


  • published How To Donate in News/Noticias 2022-09-22 22:24:30 -0400

    How To Donate

    How to Help.
    DONATE!

    Help support our LOCAL efforts to Get Out the Vote. Donate here today: 

    It's the best investment you can make to protect Reproductive Rights, Voting Rights,
    your Social Security, Marriage Rights and more. Thank you for your support!

     





     


  • published Request Your Ballot Right Now1 in News/Noticias 2022-09-12 22:51:08 -0400

    Request Your Ballot Right Now1

    September is the Smartest Month to Vote.

    Step 1: Request your Ballot now (if you haven't already in 2022).
    For more voting details, see the info at right. >>

     


    How to Help.
    DONATE!

    Help support our LOCAL efforts to Get Out the Vote. Donate here today: 



    It's the best investment you can make to protect Reproductive Rights, Voting Rights,
    your Social Security, Marriage Rights and more. Thank you for your support!


  • Sept. 19 and Sept. 30--Important Voting in 2022 Dates!

    U.S. Citizens: Midterm voting is here! 

     

    SEPTEMBER IS THE SMARTEST MONTH
    TO VOTE FROM MEXICO.
     

    Why wait—and spend extra money to return your ballot by mail?*

    Everybody: Your most important dates to vote in the Midterms: 

    SEPTEMBER 19 (Ballot REQUEST):

    Strongly recommended that you request your ballot by this date. 
    Visit VoteFromAbroad.org
    • Already requested your ballot earlier in 2022? Voted in your state's 2022 primary?
      You're good to go. 
    • Once requested, everyone should receive their ballot by email Sept. 24 (or super close).

    SEPTEMBER 25-30 (Ballot RETURN Week):

    Strongly recommended dates...whether you must vote by mail or your state offers email, fax, etc. options. 

    Questions? Need help? Visit us at Lake Chapala Society (LCS) for Voter Assistance on
    Mondays, September 5, 12 and  19 from 10-12:30.

    MORE HELP during Ballot RETURN Week! Visit us at LCS on September 26, 27 and 30.
    Two extra assistance days to get your ballot sent and counted!

    * ⚠️Important! Ballot Return Required by Postal Mail Only in these states:
             AR, CT, GA, IA, ID, IL, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WY. 

    Questions? Email [email protected]

    T H A N K   Y O U  for voting!

     

    > DETAILED voting instructions and recommendations here. (From our sister chapter in San Miguel de Allende...but they apply to Dems Abroad Lake Chapala, too.)


  • published How To Help in News/Noticias 2022-07-03 11:21:16 -0400

    How To Help

    DONATE!

    Help support our LOCAL efforts to Get Out the Vote. Donate here today: 



    It's the best investment you can make to protect Reproductive Rights, Voting Rights,
    your Social Security, Marriage Rights and more. Thank you for your support!


    ------UNDER CONSTRUCTION!------

     

    VOLUNTEER AND DONATE!

    Introducing an innovative Democrats Abroad Lake Chapala program
    that includes special perks for you.

     

    Team Victory!  {Logo to come, with possible tagline}
    ______________________________

     

    Join us so we can do more, be more and–yes we can!—win those U.S. midterms.

    What you’ll get—besides satisfaction of doing the right thing!—includes:

    • A Democrats Abroad mug.
    • Two-for-the-price-of-one drinks at many Democrats Abroad gatherings.
    • Customized badge linking you with Democrats Abroad.
    • One-on-one opportunity to meet with DA leaders to tailor your volunteer commitment.

    We’re guessing that you, like us, are heartsick at the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion rights,
    the Jan. 6 hearings and so much more—and wish you could help make things better.  

    Well, now’s your chance!

    Why we need your help now.

    We are the largest chapter of U.S. residents in Mexico and also one of the most active. In fact. this election year starting in February, we began assisting voters virtually every week at the Lake Chapala Society (LCS). It's a lot of work but so worth it as we've helped hundreds of voters request their ballots and more.  

    Plus, on selected Fridays beginning in July, we're adding tables at LCS. Voter assistance is our primary purpose, and we are happy to be providing increased assistance opportunities for the primaries and general election.

    But frankly, despite our vast membership, we’re an all-volunteer organization and stretched very thin—in terms of volunteers as well as the budget to pay for media advertisements about how we help get you all registered.

    Our answer is a new program: Team Victory!

    Team Victory combines increased volunteer help with more stable fund-raising.

    We’re inviting you to join Team Victory. Volunteer and also become a Dems Abroad donor.*  Here's how:

    • Donate $150 or more in 2022 and commit to future donations to Democrats Abroad Lake Chapala. You can even make 12 monthly $12.50 payments. Couples get a special rate of $225 for both of you. And we will assist with online credit card donations, just to make it easier. 
    • As for volunteer help, you can make voter phone calls from home. Or work with us at LCS to help voters request their ballots. And there are many other volunteer opportunities available. 

    *You´re an automatic Team Victory member, if you already donated $150 or more in 2022 and volunteer with us. We so appreciate it!

    ______________________________

    To find out more about Team Victory—and to sign up for your online donation and to volunteer:

    • Email [email protected] 
    • Or stop by the Democrats Abroad table at the Lake Chapala Society—under the blue umbrellas on the patio just inside the LCS grounds—on Friday, July 8, 11 am–1 pm. {More dates to come.}  

    AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


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  • published Voter Assistance Options in News/Noticias 2022-03-21 00:47:17 -0400

    Voter Assistance Options

    U.S. Citizens: Midterm voting is here! 

     

    September is the SMARTEST month
    to Vote from Mexico.
     

    Why wait? And spend more money to return your ballot by mail?*

    Everybody: Your most important dates to vote in the Midterms: 

    SEPTEMBER 19 (Ballot REQUEST):

    Strongly recommended that you request your ballot by this date. 
    Visit VoteFromAbroad.org
    • Already requested your ballot earlier in 2022? Voted in your state's 2022 primary?
      You're good to go. 
    • Once requested, everyone should receive their ballot by email Sept. 24 (or super close).

    SEPTEMBER 25-30 (Ballot RETURN Week):

    Strongly recommended dates...whether you must vote by mail or your state offers email, fax, etc. options. 

    Questions? Need help? Visit us at Lake Chapala Society (LCS) for Voter Assistance on
    Mondays, September 5, 12 and  19 from 10-12:30.

    MORE HELP during Ballot RETURN Week! Visit us at LCS on September 26, 27 and 30.
    Two extra assistance days to get your ballot sent and counted!

    * ⚠️Important! Ballot Return Required by Postal Mail Only in these states:
             AR, CT, GA, IA, ID, IL, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WY. 

    Questions? Email [email protected]

    T H A N K   Y O U  for voting!

     


  • published UPCOMING ELECTIONS in Your State in News/Noticias 2022-03-03 22:00:27 -0500

    UPCOMING ELECTIONS in Your State

    Here are real-world deadlines 

    When you're voting from the Lake Chapala area. 

    Voting assistance details here—plus other state's deadlines. Includes how to register, request and return your ballot. 

    It's never been more important to vote!

     


    U.S. VOTERS: PRIMARY ELECTIONS HAPPENING NOW.
    2 OPTIONS: ONLINE OR IN-PERSON. 

    • Visit VoteFromAbroad.org
    • Go to Lake Chapala Society on "Voter Assistance Mondays" (except July 4 and July 18)
      Details below. 

    Questions? Email [email protected]

     


  • ROUNDUP: Local Voter Assistance and Lots More

     

    No need to RSVP. Just show up.

    Check back here often for your latest in-person Voter Assistance options.
    For 2022, our goal is to offer two locations: one in Ajijic and one in Chapala / Riberas.
    Questions? Email [email protected]

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    View our recent DA speaker events here:

    Thanks for counting on DA Lake Chapala, Mexico to stay informed about things
    that matter to U.S. Citizens.

    And be sure to Vote in 2022 like your life depends on it! 


  • Missed our speaker event? View it here.

    View our recent DA speaker events here:

    Thanks for counting on DA Lake Chapala, Mexico to stay informed about things that matter to U.S. Citizens.

    And be sure to Vote in 2022 like your life depends on it! 


  • VOTING NEWS: Upcoming Elections in Your State.

    No primaries after Texas until May, 2022—when 12 states hold their primaries. Details to come soon!

    Check back each month to see when 2022 elections are coming up in YOUR state.
    It's never been more important to vote!

    Sources: http://www.270towin.com/news/2021/09/01/first-look--2022-midterm-election-calendar_1237.html,
    http://ballotpedia.org/Statewide_elections_calendar   


  • published EXTENDED to NOV. 18! GOTV fundraiser in News/Noticias 2021-11-14 18:59:30 -0500

    EXTENDED to NOV. 18! GOTV fundraiser

    Enter to win by this Thursday—and raise funds for GOTV 2022.

    PrizeDraw

    Just enter by this Thursday, Nov. 18. 

    Proceeds from this prize draw will help us Get Out the Vote (GOTV) from Mexico—and the greater Lake Chapala area. 

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

    HOW IT WORKS

    Enter and you could win an iPhone, Samsung mobile phone or the estimated dollar value ($1,000 usd)!

    All entries are due this coming Thursday, November 18. 

    Winner will be announced very shortly after. 

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

    HOW TO ENTER

    Donate the following and you will receive:

    1 chance:        $10 usd
    5 chances:     $40 usd
    10 chances:   $70 usd

    You can enter via PAYPAL or DIRECT DEPOSIT 
    PayPal:
    paypal.me/DAMXNational

    Direct Bank Transfer:
    Santander; Account: 60-62118339-6; Clabe: 014910606211833960;
    Brian Lawrence Moran (DAMX Treasurer)

    Please include 1) Prize Draw 2) Your Name and 3) Your Email in the notes when paying, to insure our ability to contact you if you win!

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    We can win in 2022 with your help—and you might win a new phone too. 

    Thank you for your generosity and support!
    Will Chapman, Chair, Democrats Abroad Mexico
    John Boothby, Chair, Democrats Abroad–Lake Chapala, Mexico

    ______________________________________________________

    Disclaimers:
    1) You need to be a U.S. Citizen of voting age and a member of Democrats Abroad Mexico to participate.
    2) DAMX Reserves the right to cancel this prize draw if financial objectives are not met ($1,000). Refunds will be provided to all participants.
    Questions about how to make a donation? Email our DAMX Treasurer, Brian Moran, at [email protected]


  • GOTV 2022 fundraising event--Enter by Nov. 13!

    Enter to win—and raise funds for GOTV 2022 at the same time.

    PrizeDraw

    Just enter by this Saturday, Nov. 13 at midnight!

    Proceeds from this prize draw will help us Get Out the Vote (GOTV) from Mexico—and the greater Lake Chapala area. 

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

    HOW IT WORKS

    Enter and you could win an iPhone, Samsung mobile phone or the estimated dollar value ($1,000 usd)!

    All entries are due this coming Saturday, November 13th by midnight!

    Winner will be announced Saturday, November 20th.

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

    HOW TO ENTER

    Donate the following and you will receive:

    1 chance:        $10 usd
    5 chances:     $40 usd
    10 chances:   $70 usd

    You can enter via PAYPAL or DIRECT DEPOSIT 
    PayPal:
    paypal.me/DAMXNational

    Direct Bank Transfer:
    Santander; Account: 60-62118339-6; Clabe: 014910606211833960;
    Brian Lawrence Moran (DAMX Treasurer)

    Please include 1) Prize Draw 2) Your Name and 3) Your Email in the notes when paying, to insure our ability to contact you if you win!

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    We can win in 2022 with your help—and you might win a new phone too. 

    Thank you for your generosity and support!
    Will Chapman, Chair, Democrats Abroad Mexico
    John Boothby, Chair, Democrats Abroad–Lake Chapala, Mexico

    ______________________________________________________

    Disclaimers:
    1) You need to be a U.S. Citizen of voting age and a member of Democrats Abroad Mexico to participate.
    2) DAMX Reserves the right to cancel this prize draw if financial objectives are not met ($1,000). Refunds will be provided to all participants.
    Questions about how to make a donation? Email our DAMX Treasurer, Brian Moran, at [email protected]

     

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Ultimately, my goal is to promote REAL democracy in the U.S.