New South Wales

Welcome to the Democrats Abroad NSW (Sydney) chapter!

Be sure to visit the Events section for upcoming events in Sydney. Upon joining Democrats Abroad, you'll receive information about our Facebook group. Everyone is welcome to like our Democrats Abroad Australia Facebook page

New voting legislation requires that you register to vote every election.  To register and request an absentee ballot, use the handy portal at www.votefromabroad.org, which outlines deadlines and requirements for each state. For answers to specific questions, it is best you contact your local Board of Elections. The US Consulates in Australia also have voter assistance - see http://canberra.usembassy.gov/voting.html

To see how you can help out with events and Get Out the Vote calling campaigns, contact Todd St Vrain.

DA New South Wales Leadership:

Laura Myers
| AU-New South Wales Chapter Chair
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  • News

    NSW 2020 Volunteer Campaign Underway!

    It’s already September - and that means 2020 will be here before we know it!

    At our last chapter meeting, we put the call out for volunteers to help us grow our membership and GOTV for the 2020 elections.  The more prepared we are, the bigger splash we can make in 2020.  Opportunities range from big to small, but key areas for volunteer opportunities include:

    1. Event Team Organisers: Looking for organising and planning extraordinaires to help make our local DA events extra special, working with DAA NSW leadership to develop and maintain events, whether it’s canvassing, voter registration drives, or debates watch parties

    2. GOTV Team: The more people vote, the more Democrats win, so getting out the vote will be a critical piece of our 2020 work. We’ll be conducting outreach activities throughout the year, ranging from canvassing and tabling at US-focusing events to phone-banking and social media – both to Americans and non-Americans with “Tell An American to Vote.”

    3. Study Abroad Team: This team will engage with local students and universities to make sure American students are registered and voting from abroad, through activities like on-campus events or outreach to university/campus/community organisations.

    If you couldn’t join us last month, it’s never too late to get involved – the more, the merrier when it comes to working toward Democratic victories next November.

    For more information, or if you’d like to volunteer, please contact Laura Myers, NSW Chapter State Chair, at laura.k.myers@gmail.com.

    Mark your calendars for our Debates watch party on 14th September, and our next Chapter Meet-Up at 6:30pm on Tuesday, 17th September, at the Aurora Hotel in Sydney.

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    NSW Chapter GOTV Committees Under Way!

    What a great turnout we had at our most recent chapter meet-up on 20 February! It was excellent to see many new faces and have great engagement from everyone. We paired up to share our plans on how we're going to vote this year and we helped those who haven't yet requested their absentee ballots by going to votefromabroad.org.

    Our main discussion centred on our GOTV efforts for the midterm elections. As a result, the following three committees were formed:

    1. GOTV Events and Information Committee​—the purpose of this committee is to identify events with a potentially high density of Americans and send a group of volunteers to recruit new DA members, provide GOTV information and printed material. Examples of events could centre around the Fourth of July, Obama’s visit and Clinton’s visit.

    2. GOTV Marketing and Media/ Social Media Committee—the purpose of this committee is to produce a coordinated marketing strategy for our GOTV campaign activities including, but not limited to slogans, graphics, print material, social media ads and press releases.

    3. GOTV Calling Campaign Committee​—the purpose of this committee is to organise volunteers to take part in a calling campaign in the months leading up to the mid-term elections around September and October using the DA-funded phone banking service through Call Hub.

    For more information or if you’d like to volunteer to be a part of any of these committees, please email our NSW Chapter State Secretary Rebecca Turnbow at rebturnbow@gmail.com.

    Mark your calendars for our next Chapter Meet-Up at 6:30pm, on Tuesday, 20 March at the Aurora Hotel in Sydney. 

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    Upcoming Events

    Friday, September 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM · 6 rsvps
    The Domain in Sydney, Australia

    Democrats Abroad NSW Supports the Global #ClimateStrike

    Democrats Abroad NSW supports the Global #ClimateStrike.  Details from the organisers below, but we will be coordinating DAA NSW attendees to show our support on the day.  If interested, please RSVP or contact Laura Myers, NSW Chair, at laura.k.myers@gmail.com

     

    To everyone who cares about a safe climate future, this is your invitation to join the Global #ClimateStrike on September 20 - people around the world standing up to confront the climate crisis when our politicians won’t.

    Australia is already on the frontlines of the climate crisis. Prolonged drought. Flash flooding. Catastrophic bushfires, severe cyclones and heatwaves. But just at the time when we need to ramp up climate solutions, we have elected a Government that wants to open the floodgates to new coal, oil and gas projects that put all of us at risk.

    So, on September 20, three days before the UN Emergency Climate Summit, school students are inviting everyone to join us for our biggest ever global #ClimateStrike.

    By taking time off school and work together around the world, we’ll show our politicians that people everywhere want climate justice and we’re not going away until we get it. We’ll strike in solidarity for everyone who’s already being hurt by the climate crisis and everyone who will be impacted if we don’t act now: workers, first nations people, young people, mining communities and more.

    Everyone is invited, everyone is needed. On March 15, 1.6 million of us went on strike around the world. On September 20, we’re going to take our movement to the next level. If you’re an adult, please take the day off and invite your friends, workmates and families to join us.

    See you on September 20 to strike for climate justice.