On Saturday 26 June with 24 proxy votes, Layne Mostyn was confirmed as the Queensland chapter chair for the 2021-23 term. The focus of the coming two years will be on doing our part as citizens overseas to mobilize the vote for the midterms and promote a popular Democratic agenda: residency based taxation, voting protections, universal healthcare, climate emergency response, eliminating gun violence, and achieving racial/gender justice.
The new chapter email is [email protected]
We will be immediately renewing our friendly monthly social get togethers every 3rd Thursday, so check our events page for the next one and please join us!Queensland Democrats elect Sue Barrell (centre) as Chapter ChairQueensland had its state chapter AGM on Sunday, June 25 at the Pig n Whistle in Brisbane. While only five people attended in person, we had many more vote remotely, and Sue Barrell was elected Chair unanimously. We spent a couple of hours discussing the parlous state of US governance, and how we can increase both membership and voter participation for the 2018 midterm elections. Since Queensland, unlike perhaps other states, has significant membership outside the capital city, we also discussed the formation of satellite subchapters, perhaps on the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, and far North Queensland. I'm sure Sue will have a lot more to say in the coming weeks and months.Thanks to all who participated, and stay tuned -- we're energised and ready to go!Lisa Lombardi,DAA Legal Counsel & QLD Chapter Member
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