Western Sweden Secretary

Because I consider myself aligned with many of the party's policies and, in the present political climate, see the urgent need for a robust opposition.


  • published Welcome to DA Western Sweden! in News 2020-08-25 16:03:39 -0400

    Welcome to DA Western Sweden!

    DA Western Sweden at the Pride Parade!
    DA Western Sweden at the Göteborg Pride parade 2018

    Putting the party back in Democratic Party!

    DA Western Sweden* is a chapter of DA Sweden, the official country committee for U.S. Democrats living in Sweden.  We aim to find and organize Americans abroad to express their views about policies and events “back home” – and of course get out the vote when it’s election time – and have a good time doing it! Can you help?

    Now more than ever, in the run-up to the November elections, the stakes are sky high: four more years of Trump and Pence, with everything that's been done to our democracy, or four years of Biden and Harris?

    Not a DA member?  Click at the upper right-hand corner of the page and select "join"! Then join our Facebook group. If you have questions or would like to help, get in touch!


    * For our purposes, "Western Sweden" extends to Halmstad, Jönköping and Karlstad and beyond.


  • I'll gladly take Sweden over the US #DAresists #Medicare4all

    I worked for the US Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, DC, for 3 1/2 years. I bought the best health insurance I thought I could afford from the options we had available. And I was still scared of getting sick because of all the bureaucracy and caps and exceptions. People think that anyone who works for the US government gets a platinum healthcare plan -- Congress sure, but not ordinary government workers. And we still had things better than people who could only afford more basic plans, if they could afford anything at all. Things here in Sweden aren't perfect -- in no small part due to the creeping privatization of the healthcare system around the edges promoted by the previous government -- but if my healthcare expenses for the year go above a certain modest amount, I don't pay anything more. And the healthcare system here is not only per capita cheaper than in the US, in functions better on a whole bunch of indicators, from infant mortality to life expectancy, too.


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