Ambassadors for Biden: What's at Stake for the Americas

Join Democrats Abroad as we speak with former U.S. Ambassadors Earl A. Wayne, Roberta S. Jacobson, and Bruce Heyman as they talk about the importance of the international vote in the 2020 election and what's at stake globally and specifically in the Americas.

Topics which will be touched upon:

1. Trade/economic relations

2. Migration

3. Security and counter-narcotics

4. Corruption and the rule of law

5. How to reach and mobilize Americans in Mexico to vote 

An estimated 1.5 million U.S. citizens reside in Mexico and we are working to engage them all to vote in 2020.


About our speakers: 

Ambassador Earl A. Wayne served as a US diplomat from 1975 to 2015, including as the U.S. Ambassador to Argentina (2006-2009), Deputy U.S. Ambassador in Kabul, Afghanistan (2009-2011), and the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico (2011- 15). He was the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs (EB) under three Secretaries of State (2000-2006). 

Wayne has an MPA from Harvard University’s JFK School of Government, MAs from Princeton University and Stanford University, and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Ambassador Roberta S. Jacobson is a Senior Advisor at the Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), where she draws on more than thirty years of distinguished diplomatic experience to advise clients of the firm’s Americas practice. Until May 2018, she served as U.S. ambassador to Mexico, where she oversaw the U.S.-Mexico bilateral relationship and managed a broad array of issues, including trade and investment, security and immigration, the environment, and human rights.

Her senior-level U.S. government experience also included serving as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Canada, Mexico and NAFTA, Director of the State Department’s Office of Mexican Affairs, and Deputy Chief of Mission in the U.S. Embassy in Peru. Ambassador Jacobson holds a M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a B.A. from Brown University. She is fluent in Spanish.

Ambassador Bruce Heyman was named by President Obama as  U.S. ambassador to Canada in 2014 and served in this role until 2017. He is the author of “The Art of Diplomacy: Strengthening the Canada-U.S. Relationship in Times of Uncertainty.” He is a 33 year veteran of Goldman Sachs, where he served as a regional managing director of the Midwest private wealth management group, which covers 13 states and half of Canada, from 1999 until 2013. He also leads the Ambassadors for Biden program, working with former U.S. Ambassadors to get out the vote among Americans abroad. 


Ticket cost: While there is no donation requirement to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $20.20 - or more - to help support outreach to thousands of potential voters! Even if you can't join the call, you can show your support by clicking HERE to make a donation. Please help get out the vote around the world in this crucial election year.


Spanish or English language media interested in more information or interviews related to this event or its content please contact Edgar Lopez at:  [email protected]

September 09, 2020 at 9am - 10:30am Central Time (US & Canada)
Mexico City, CDMX
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