Barbara Wells rsvped +1 for Democrats Abroad Speaks with Mayor Pete Buttigieg via Ann Hesse 2019-09-14 16:44:31 -0400
Join Democrats Abroad as we talk with Mayor Pete Buttigieg about his Presidential campaign and hear from him about issues important to Americans abroad.
When: September 19, 2019 at 11:15am Eastern Time
Where: Zoom call (RSVP below for the link)
Note: this is an online call, so you will need an internet connection in order to attend.
Note from Democrats Abroad: We have invited every Democratic Presidential candidate to speak to our members in individual online calls. We are looking forward to discussing issues that matter to Americans abroad during these calls and hope you will join us as we get to know our candidates.
Campaign statement: Pete is running for president because our country is running out of time.
Currently in his eighth and final year as Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete was first elected mayor in 2011 at only 29 years old and re-elected in 2015 with 80 percent of the vote. Under his leadership, South Bend has reimagined its role in the global economy, spurring job growth and major investment in advanced industries such as data and technology. At the same time, Pete emphasized building a South Bend community where every resident—regardless of race, religion, gender, or orientation—could feel safe and included. Pete served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve and took an unpaid seven-month leave during his mayoral term to deploy to Afghanistan. For his counterterrorism work, he earned the Joint Service Commendation Medal.
Pete belongs to the generation that came of age with school shootings, the generation that provided the majority of the troops in the conflicts after 9/11, the generation that is on the business end of climate change, and the generation that—unless we take action—stands to be the first to be worse off economically than their parents. By 2030, the average house in this country will cost half a million dollars, and a woman's right to choose may not even exist. We are not going to be able to meet this moment by recycling the same arguments, policies, and politicians that have dominated Washington for Pete’s entire lifetime.
Pete is laying out a vision, values, and policies to ensure that America’s future is better than its past. We need to secure a future in which every American has the freedom to live a life of their choosing; where our republic grows more and not less democratic; where racial justice is a reality and not a dream; where we’ve put an end to endless war; where we’ve summoned the national will to meet the challenge of climate change; where everyone has the health care they need; and where everyone has the chance to find purpose and belonging in our economy and our country. Our country needs a fresh start, and Pete stands for the better America that we know we can be. It’s time for a new generation of American leadership.
A Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and a graduate of Harvard University, Pete lives with his husband Chasten in the same South Bend neighborhood where he grew up, with their two rescue dogs, Truman and Buddy.WHENSeptember 19, 2019 at 11:15amWHEREZoom call
On July 12, DA Strasbourg joined the world-wide "Lights for Liberty/Close the Camps Vigil". In the background, the locked gates of the European Court of Human Rights, a symbolic reminder of the barriers at the Mexican-U.S. border that prevent migrants and refugees fleeing poverty and persecution from exercising their fundamental rights to dignity and safety; as darkness falls on children taken from their parents and packed in cages.
Barbara Wells published DA STRASBOURG AT MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES IN ST AVOLD AND EPINAL in News 2019-05-27 04:54:29 -0400
The ceremonies were, as usual, very moving and a great tribute to Franco-American friendship and cooperation.
The time has come to renew the Board of the Strasbourg Chapter of Democrats Abroad France!
The election will be held at the Strasbourg Chapter Election/Annual General Meeting on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 4:00 to 5:00 at The Dubliners Irish Pub, 7 rue du vieux marché aux poissions, Strasbourg. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the candidates and to hear from each of them before voting. For those unable to attend, voting will also be possible electronically or by email (see below).
The chapter board will be comprised of the following members:
- Chapter Chair
- Chapter Vice Chair
- Chapter Treasurer
- Chapter Secretary
- Up to six Members-at-Large
✔️ YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR EARLY VOTE/ABSENTEE BALLOT VIA EMAIL. If you do not receive the ballot from DA Strasbourg via email, it is because you have chosen to opt OUT of receiving our emails. To opt IN to receiving emails from Democrats Abroad, sign in and go to your member account at www.democratsabroad.org.
✔️ TO RECEIVE A BALLOT BY EMAIL (EXCEPTIONALLY), please send a ballot request to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying how you would like your ballot to be delivered and providing the email address where you would like to receive your ballot.
** The deadline to return your ballot (electronically or via email) is by the end of day March 21st **
✔️ YOU MAY ALSO VOTE IN-PERSON AT THE DA STRASBOURG CHAPTER ELECTION ON MARCH 23rd.
✔️ Note: you MUST be a member of the Democrats Abroad France - Strasbourg chapter to receive a ballot and to vote in the chapter elections. If you are not yet a member, you can join at www.democratsabroad.org/join. In order to vote in-person at the election meeting, please join by the end of day March 22nd. If you are a DA France member who has recently moved to the Strasbourg area, please ensure that your address is up-to-date in your membership account by going to www.democratsabroad.org under ACCOUNT SETTINGS.
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