Who We Are
Democrats Abroad is the official arm of the Democratic Party representing Americans who live outside the US. Our mission is to to provide Americans living in Austria a voice in our government and to elect Democrats by mobilizing the overseas vote.
We have several active caucuses that focus on specific progressive issues/groups:
- Black Caucus
- Progressive Caucus
- Solidarity Sundays
- Women’s Caucus
- Youth Caucus
These range from monthly get-togethers, lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, and guest speakers to political rallies and marches! And more…
Are you an American in Austria? Become a DA member!
We keep you informed.
In This Issue –
- #BlackLivesMatter Demonstration
- Phone Bank Training
- Pride Event – Drag Queen Bingo
- Meet & Greet – Getting Acquainted in the Provinces
- Linz Meet-Up
- Salzburg Meet-Up
- Solidarity Sunday
- July 4th Picnic in the Park
Issues & Actions:
- Asian American & Pacific Island Caucus
- Homeless in the Pandemic
Gearing up for 2020
- Summer Internships
- Regional Delegates & DNC Members
- Voting News
- David Shor and Robert Reich Webinars
- Cleve Jones Webinar
- Instagram Account
Our Executive Committee meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month. The next meeting will be held online on: Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at 7 p.m.Members are welcome to join us at the meetings. Please contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
DAA is making a strong effort to include in our monthly newsletter all the information you need to stay up to date in order to avoid the flood of emails that occurs in an election year. By sending you fewer emails, we hope you will read those you receive. Thanks for reading!
#BlackLivesMatter Demonstration l June 4, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Phone Bank Training l June 4, CANCELLED for the demonstration!
Phone Bank Training l June 8, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Pride Event – Drag Queen Bingo l June 13, 8:00 p.m.
Meet & Greet – Getting Acquainted in the Provinces l June 18, 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Linz Meet-Up l June 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Salzburg Meet-Up l June 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Solidarity Sundays: Meet & Greet your Delegates for DNC 2020 l June 28, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Picnic in the Park l July 4, 1:00-4:00p.m.
Issues & Actions:
Help Shape DA's Asian American & Pacific Island Caucus
You can get involved on the global, country, or local level. We are working on establishing this new caucus and are looking for individuals interested in shaping the direction of this caucus and organizing in their countries and chapters. If you’re interested, please fill out the form below and join us on our next call! https://forms.gle/7BhqZXw2e3LFtgdp9
Homeless in the Pandemic
As a social worker for homeless people in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, I'm often asked what it's like for my clients. There are three answers to that question:
First, for people who are eligible for homelessness services, a truly wide and fairly high-quality network of help and housing exists. These are the adequately funded social structures that we so painfully miss in the US.
— Antje Lewis, DAA member and Founding Mother
Gearing up for 2020 –
Summer Communications & Marketing Internships
Democrats Abroad Austria is looking for dedicated interns for its communications and marketing committee. From content planning and social media management, to press outreach and structuring ad campaigns, Democrats Abroad is the perfect place to gain your first work experience and affect political change. Are you interested in U.S. electoral politics and looking for a summer internship? Apply at email@example.com
DA Delegates & DNC Members
The Global Presidential Primary
In March, Democrats Abroad members around the world voted in the Global Presidential Primary which determined the number of pledged delegates for candidates that crossed the 15% threshold. Bernie Sanders received 57.9% of the vote for 9 pledged delegates and Joe Biden received 22.7% of the vote for 4 pledged delegates.
The DA Regional Conventions
On Saturday, May 16, 2020, more than 200 electors logged onto their computers from around Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) in our first fully online regional convention.
Did you know that US overseas voters are legally required to request their ballot every calendar year they want to vote? In case of a recount, ballots without a current fpca form could be discarded. Be sure to secure your ballot — go to votefromabroad.org and re-register today!
👉 Phonebanking thousands of US voters across Austria is underway, to make sure those requests are in. Want to help make calls? Get started with phonebanking here. Or, join us at our online Training Session on June 8 at 4:00p.m.
👉 Need to register/request a ballot yourself? Go to www.votefromabroad.org.
👉 Do you have friends and family living overseas who might not have registered in 2020? Send them to www.votefromabroad.org. Friends make sure friends vote!
Want to volunteer? Click here.
To donate to DA Austria: Click here.
THANK YOU for your support!
David Shor & Robert Reich Webinars
One of the many benefits that being a Democrats Abroad member provides is the fantastic guests that speak to our members. Anyone interested in hearing David Shor’s thoughts on the upcoming election and the best messaging to use to win voters will want to watch the recording. Robert Reich joined the webinar speaker series on May 29 and was heard by more than one thousand people around the world! Check it out here.
Solidarity Sundays #33: “Not My First Pandemic“
“The United States has changed profoundly in the last three months,” began human rights activist Cleve Jones. We face a national crisis comparable to the Great Depression and World War Two. This time, however, the leadership to meet the challenge is invisible.
Joining the May 31 Solidarity Sundays meet-up online from Northern California, Jones related his experience of the HIV pandemic in the 1980s to highlight similarities with Covid-19 today.
It’s all happening at #demsaustria
Have you visited Democrats Austria’s Instagram page recently? There is lots of interesting content, including answers to frequently asked voter questions, voting news, quizzes, and more. Be sure to visit today and don’t forget to follow us at #demsaustria!
Thanks for reading.
See you in July for our next issue!
Let's get it on!
Bring a democratic mindset as we get together to celebrate Independence Day. Enjoy the evening with other Americans living abroad and learn about ways you can volunteer to help ensure our independence from Donald Trump in November.
We'll have a section of socially distanced tables at Schankwirtschaft im Augarten. Please RSVP below in order that we can tell the restaurant our numbers.
Fighting for our ideals – one vote at a time.
ATTENTION: We are meeting from 4pm to 9pm not at 1pm as originally noted!Bring a picnic blanket, some food and drinks, and a Democratic mindset and join us to celebrate Independence Day! Learn about ways you can volunteer to help ensure our independence from Donald Trump in November.We'll meet at the new waterfront area (Augartenbucht) along the Mur in Augartenpark; (look for the slope with white concrete benches).All are welcome!Please RSVP below.
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