DA Global Veterans and Military Families Caucus Secretary

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    DSP Town Hall



    Town Hall on Democrats Abroad's Delegate Selection Plan!


    Join us on April 02 at 03:00 AM US Eastern

    (AP friendly time)

    Across the US and world, all 57 Democratic state parties are at work planning the 2024 presidential primary contest, specifically by developing a Delegate Selection Plan unique to their state party. In a nutshell, the DSP is a binding document that defines how each state party will run their 2024 presidential primary and select delegates to send to the 2024 Democratic National Convention.

    Each state party must submit a final delegate selection plan to the Democratic National Committee by May 3, 2023. Prior to that, there must be a 30-day public comment period, launched on March 6.

    Please join this Town Hall to give feedback, learn more, and ask questions about the 2024 Delegate Selection Plan.

    The final draft DSP must then be approved by Democrats Abroad's elected leaders (vote scheduled for April 22 DPCA Meeting) prior to submission on May 3, 2023.

    You can review a copy of our draft 2024 Delegate Selction Plan which was posted for public comment on our website on March 6, 2023. Public comments on the draft are to be submitted on the form here through April 5, 2023.

    (Please include the page and line number your feedback refers to in your email. Thank you!)

    Convert to local time here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/.

    April 02, 2023 at 3:00am
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    Tax 101 Seminar - US and Spanish Taxes


    Tired of getting your Spanish tax advice from strangers on Facebook?  Join Democrats Abroad Valencia on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 5 PM CET for an informative and educational seminar on the Spanish and U.S. tax responsibilities for Americans living in Spain. 

    This seminar will be held at UPV and is available via Zoom. Link information available after RSVP.

    Our guest speaker will be Andreu Bové, partner and head of the tax department for the Madrid-based accounting and tax firm Bové, Montero y Asociados. Sr. Bové graduated with a double degree in Law and Business Management, holds a Master’s degree in Taxation, and speaks six languages, including English. 

    This event is a fundraiser to help DA Spain meet its goal for Get Out The Vote in 2024. We appreciate your participation and support.

    March 30, 2023 at 5:00pm
    Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
    Zoom link will be sent with RSVP
    Valencia, Valencian Community
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  • DAVMF Continuing To Shine Spotlight On Deported Veterans Issue

    Although the words "veterans" and "deported" shouldn't even be in the same sentence, the topic of deported veterans continues to be an issue of great importance to millions of Americans, us included. Many of the individuals who proudly and honorably served our nation are highly decorated, faithfully served in combat, and are just as American as their friends and colleagues who happen to have been born on U.S. soil. Yet, the U.S. government has taken the extreme step of deporting thousands of foreign-born veterans to their country of birth.

    Too often, law enforcement will charge a veteran with a non-violent crime such as marijuana possession, a traffic incident or other minor legal violation, which then triggers the deportation process. Once deported, veterans often do not speak the local language of the country they are sent to, have no home nor established support network, and are quite simply ripped apart from their U.S. families. Unsurprisingly, the majority of deported veterans are those persons of color.
    Consistent with the Democrats Abroad (DA) Platform, DA members have long acknowledged this injustice and strongly support the repatriation of deported veterans. You may recall from a few years ago we previously spoke with an expert on the deported veterans issue. In seeking to better understand these ongoing stories and the efforts of activists, DA's Kee Evans and Jazz Moore spoke with James Smith, the founder and co-director of the Black Deported Veterans of America. Mr. Smith shared his experience in having first learned about veterans being deported, his efforts in communicating the issue to Congress, and working with allies in trying to raise awareness of the issue. As a surprise guest (at the 22 minutes, 45 seconds mark), deported veteran Mauricio Hernández joined the conversation to relay his experience and further thoughts on the issue. Fortunately, a week after this podcast discussion took place, Mauricio was proudly sworn in as a United States citizen.

    If you're not familiar with this issue, have a listen to this podcast episode and please share it! DA members (and indeed all voting-aged U.S. citizens living abroad) have the ability to register to vote from abroad and cast their ballot in support of candidates who support pro-veteran initiatives.
    For more information about Mr. Smith's work with the Black Deported Veterans of America, please visit: BlackDeportedVeteransOfAmerica.com or BDVA.us
    Participants in this episode:
    *Kee Evans (Chair of DA's Global Veterans & Military Families Caucus, New Mexico voter, Guatemala resident, and military family member)
    *Leedonal "Jazz" Moore (Chair of DA's Global Black Caucus, Texas voter, Switzerland resident, and military family member)
    *James Smith (founder and co-director of the Black Deported Veterans of America, and Marine Corps veteran)
    *Mauricio Hernández (U.S. service-connected, disabled Army combat veteran who was previously deported)

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