Australia

 

Democrats Abroad Australia (DAAU) is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Australia. Membership is available only to US citizens. Joining Democrats Abroad will enable you to have a say in the future of our Party right from Australia.

It’s critical now more than ever that we push for bold reforms in the United States and take back our country in November 2020.

Make sure you vote from abroad and help Get Out the Vote for 2020. Once you have requested your ballot, we recommend that you share the www.votefromabroad.org website to other Americans or Australians who may know Americans! Everyone is welcome to like our Democrats Abroad Australia Facebook page.


Kent Getsinger, Chair
AU-Chair@democratsabroad.org
Democrats Abroad - Australia

DA Australia Leadership:

Kent Getsinger
| Democrats Abroad Australia Chair
Layne Mostyn
| Democrats Abroad Australia Vice Chair
Paul LaFreniere
| Democrats Abroad Australia Treasurer
Constance Gibbons
| Democrats Abroad Australia Secretary
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  • News

    What is missing from the discussion on the political polarisation?

    The Q+A Panel “US Election 2020” on Monday, 22 September was a challenging and needed discussion about the polarisation in the United States and the very real possibility that there could be mass unrest before, during and after this election.

    There was disagreement about the very scary sense of unease in the United States. Challenging issues were discussed such as the systematic issues of racism where organisations like Black Lives Matter are crying out for justice. 

    However, what was missing from the conversation was the issue of economic inequality.

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    Endorsement of the Delegation supporting Medicare for All at the DNC

    As Co-Chairs of Democrats Abroad Australia, we support and endorse the “No” vote on the Democratic National Platform that does not include Medicare for All.

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 06:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Georgia Abroad Voter Assistance: November 28th

    Did you know every eligible American living abroad can vote in U.S. elections? 

    Was the last place you or your parent lived in the US the state of Georgia?

    If you are 18 on or before January 5th you are allowed to vote in the runoff election. 

    Do you have questions about how to vote? Click the chat bubble at the bottom of this screen and we can help you find the answers. 

    But we get it. Sometimes you just want to speak to live person. 

    Join us any Tuesday (noon-4pm), Thursday (6am-4pm), Saturday (6am-noon), & Sunday (12am-noon) 'till GA Senate Runoff election (all times are listed in U.S. Eastern timezone) to talk to a volunteer LIVE on Zoom about questions you have about voting from abroad.

    How is it done on Zoom? You'll come into the main room and be paired 1:1 with a volunteer into a breakout room to ensure privacy and that you can get all your questions answered. It couldn't be easier. 

    More information: The easiest way to request your ballot is at VoteFromAbroad.org. It takes just a few minutes to complete and send in your form to the US state where you last lived. The website will guide you step by step. In most cases it’s pretty simple. But if you’re new to voting abroad, or if you haven’t done it in a while, you may have additional questions. That’s why we’ll be here every Sunday until election day to help.

    If you can’t make the 'office hours', you can always email us at helpdesk@votefromabroad.org or send in your question through our online help bubble, and a volunteer will get back to you.

    Here is a handy website to convert the time zone to yours wherever you are in the world.

    RSVP and get connection details and reminders.

    Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 01:00 PM Melbourne Time · 61 rsvps
    Railway Hotel South Melbourne in South Melbourne, Australia

    Give Thanks and Celebrate! Politics & a Pint

    Join Democrats Abroad for the first Politics and a Pint since February! This is the first opportunity that many of us will have to gather since the Global Presidential Primary back in March--and we have much to celebrate! 

    We'll be celebrating the Biden/Harris win, Thanksgiving, Victoria's "end" of lockdown, as well as discussing the Democrats Abroad year in review, the Georgia Senate Runoffs, and more. 

    As of right now, we will be meeting at the Railway Hotel South Melbourne. Given COVID restrictions we have to be very specific with our numbers for this event, and everyone must have a seat. Please only RSVP yes if you intend to join us, and please change your RSVP if things change for you. Should we get a large number of responses, we may need to change venues. Details will be updated accordingly. 

    Finally, please remember masks are required!