Americas

Welcome to the Americas. Our country committees stretch from the tip of Argentina to the wilds of Canada. Please check our list of countries with active members. If you don't find your country on the list, we'd love to hear from you and to help you get involved with Democrats Abroad in this exciting election season. 
If you're interested in hosting an event or helping get out the vote, please get in touch with the Regional Vice-Chair (RVC) for the Americas, Steve Nardi for more information on how you can get involved. 
 


DA COUNTRY COMMITTEES IN THE AMERICAS REGION

 

Canada

Dominican Republic

Mexico

Ecuador

Argentina

Guatemala

Brazil

Haiti

Chile

Nicaragua

Colombia

Panama

Costa Rica

Peru

Caribbean Islands

 
   

Don't live in one of these countries but want to get involved?  Please send a message to the Regional Vice-Chair (RVC) for the Americas, Steve Nardi

If you would like to help develop a new Country Committee, we can also help. Just get in touch! 

DA Americas Leadership:

Steven Nardi
| RVC-Americas Region | Canada Past-Chair | DPCA Voting Rep
Miguel Madrigal
| Youth Caucus Chair; DRVC - Americas; DPCA Voting Rep. - Costa Rica
Roz Reymers
| Americas Non-CC GOTV & Outreach Coordinator
David Shallenberger
| DA Oaxaca Chapter Chair
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  • News

    Central American Immigration 2021 under the Biden Administration

    Thurs, May 27th 5PM MDT / 7PM EDT

    Join us for a Lively and Engaging Discussion with Q&A!

     RSVP Here!

    Your Zoom link will be sent a day prior to the event.

    We're excited to host this timely event, bringing back our former Ambassador and friend, Mari Carmen Aponte. Ambassador Aponte participated in DA's Ambassadors for Biden and joined us for our 2020 elections event. And we look forward to welcoming award-winning journalist, Maria Emilia Martin, contributor to NPR and other news media, and based in Guatemala. 

    Our speaker event is centered around the DA Resolution:Central American Immigration 2021, which focuses on the Northern Triangle Countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, authored by John Chudy, Vice Chair of Democrats Abroad Guatemala. We're fortunate to have his collaboration and for having him join us personally. John will be presenting the resolution, which provides much food for thought - and discussion!

    We'll get to hear from our guest speakers and will then follow up with a Q & A discussion session.

    U.S. immigration policies have profound consequences for our Central American neighbors, and affect the lives of United States Citizens as well. We have always been, and will continue to be, a nation of immigrants. So please join us from wherever you are.

    We look forward to seeing you there,

    Alexia Chamorro, Chair; and Hudak Hendrix, Vice Chair  

    DA El Salvador Formation Committee

    Note: We will begin the formal establishment of DA El Salvador this fall, and seek members interested in joining us on our leadership team - or volunteering in other ways. Or simply sign up to be on our Contact List for news and events announcements. Let us know how you'd like to be involved here:

    DA El Salvador Volunteers and Leadership

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    Congratulations Steve Nardi! New Regional Vice Chair

    On Tuesday May 11th, the Americas Region held its Annual General Meeting on WebEx. Outgoing Regional Vice Chair (RVC) Kathy Rothschild gave a report of the year that was (2020), and the year to come (2021), followed by a presentation by each one of our country committees, and three formation committees - including the first multi country committee, the Caribbean Islands group! Aftewards, the Americas Nominations and Elections Committee announced the winner of the RVC race: Steve Nardi!

    We congratulate Mr. Nardi on his election as RVC. We expect great things under his leadership!

    We also want to thank outgoing RVC, Kathy Rothschild, for her amazing term in this position.

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    Upcoming Events

    Friday, May 27, 2022 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 25 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Monthly Friday Casual Social

    Democrats Abroad Global Seniors and Disability Caucuses invite you to join us for our monthly Social -- a time for Seniors and members of the Disability Caucus to connect with one another and discuss topics of concern and information. We will reflect, discuss, plan, and strategize together from the comfort of our own homes and with no duties or assignments! This will be fun as we can discuss freely any topic we would like.  

    When: Friday May 27, 2022 at 9.00 am Eastern time

    Where: on Zoom. 
    Vancouver CA 6:00 AM PDT
    Washington DC 9:00 AM EDT
    London UK 2:00 PM BST
    Paris FR 3:00 PM CET
    Hanoi VN 8:00 PM ICT
    Beijing CN 9:00 PM CST
    Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 03:00 AM through August 26, 2022 Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Video launch via YouTube

    American Women Need Your Help Now!

     

    The GWC Reproductive Justice Team is launching a project to promote voter registration under the theme Reproductive Justice for ALL.

    As you certainly know, the rights of all women to choose when and if to start a family are being taken away with over 26 States prohibiting or restricting the right to abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy even in the cases of rape, incest and the mother’s and/or the  fetus’ health. Texas has empowered vigilantes to sue everyone and anyone aiding and abetting abortion once the fetal heartbeat can be heard (eg at approximately 6 weeks and before most women know they are pregnant).

    We cannot allow this to continue particularly with Roe v Wade in peril and the Women’s Health Protection Act stuck in the Senate.

    Our project is a video launch via YouTube. We are asking all DA members to make a short (60 sec) video explaining why the right to abortion is absolutely necessary. If you come from a State where it is practically impossible to obtain an abortion, you can speak about the discrimination against minority and poor women whose lives are in jeopardy and who cannot travel. If you come from “good States” such as MA, CA, NY for example, you can speak to the injustice of access depending upon where you live. Make sure you mention in the video VotefromAbroad.org for expat voter registration and vote.gov for non expat voter registration.

    We believe that many of our voters will be motivated to register when we roll out the videos.

    Here are a few subjects that you could choose for your video:

    • If you live/vote in a country that has “good” reproductive freedom laws, you could refer to the country and the liberal law(s) and how lucky you are to be in that country and how unfair it is for American women LIVING IN THE US who can’t benefit from such laws
    • If you live/vote in a US State that has good reproductive freedom laws, see above. And you can say that living in a “bad” State is  discriminatory since women in “good “US States have rights that you are denied.
    • You can share a personal experience. You don’t have to use your name or even mention where you live. The videos will be anonymous unless you do give details.
    • You can make a statement about women should have the right to control their bodies. Period. There is no justification for the government to decide when, how  or even if women should have children.

    If you can’t think of anything to say but still want to make a video, feel free to contact Salli at [email protected]. She will set up a call and walk you through some ideas and we can help you make the video.

    Here is a link on how to make a video:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O7wGPrZmmXocOuMI5zZutc1w62nHlQWZOat8Srq_bFQ/edit?usp=sharing

    For more information, visit our blog space here:

    https://www.democratsabroad.org/wc_reproductive_justice_action_team

    All videos should be sent to Salli Swartz at [email protected]

    THANKS FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN


    Disclaimer: By submitting your video, you grant to Democrats Abroad a nonexclusive rights to use your video and your image only for the 2022 GWC Reproductive Justice Get Out the Vote video project. 

    You therefore hereby waive all rights to any claims arising out of or in connection with Democrats Abroad GWC’s use of your video  and image in connection with the 2022 Reproductive Justice video project.