August 19, 2022

August 2022 DA Thailand News

August 2022 

Democrats Abroad Thailand News


As of August 11, 2022, President Joe Biden (D) had signed 168 public laws, 95 executive orders, 92 presidential memoranda, 289 proclamations, and 57 notices. 

Pres._Biden_signs_Safer_Communities_Act.jpgPresident Joe Biden, joined by First Lady Jill Biden, signs the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. (Official White House Photo by Erin Scott)

The most diverse White-House Administration in history, the Biden-Harris Administration, is scoring decisively on legislation!

From day one rejoining the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and ending the ban on U.S. entry from majority-Muslim countries to government-wide Covid-19 response and banning discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation, this administration is moving our nation forward.

American_Rescue_Plan_signing.jpgPresident Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, signs the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021”. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

While the American Rescue Plan Act bolstered U.S. recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act established June 19th as a U.S. Federal Holiday commemorating the end of slavery. President Biden also awarded gold medals to Congressional Police, and signed into law the Methamphetamine Response Act of 2021.

Juneteenth_.jpgPresident Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, lawmakers and guests, signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act Bill. (Official White House Photo by Chandler West)

President Biden signed the STANDUP ACT to establish and implement a school-based, student suicide awareness & prevention training policy on March 15, 2022, and the Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021, as well as the historic Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act for roads, bridges, public transit, rail, electric vehicles, electric car chargers, grid electrification, and rural broadband internet initiatives and improvements.

infrastructure_and_jobs_act.jpgPresident Joe Biden signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)

Designation of the September 11th National Memorial Trail Route, the Keep Kids Fed Act of 2022, establishment of a Commission to study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History & Culture, and the CHIPS & Science Act to set the USA high and flying in semiconductor innovation and production, President Biden signed them all.


Senators join Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden in a round of applause after the signing of the anti-Asian hate crimes bill (Photo from

The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act gun legislation which supports crisis intervention, protection for victims of domestic violence, licensing requirements, review processes and violence interruption funding, and the PACT Act, an expansion of benefits and services for toxic-exposed veterans are all Biden-Harris administrative successes.


President Biden signing the PACT Act for veterans. (photo from

Scholars of American History & American Presidency are touting President Biden’s successes on the high end of fertile legislation, and perhaps as the most consequential legislatively in American History.  His low-profile demeanor and deep understanding of the Senate is yielding significant wins!

Today, August 16, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act which is a legacy-shaping bill of drug pricing controls and the largest federal clean energy and climate plan in U.S. history marks the 169thpublic law signed by President Biden!

Here is some of what it delivers.


The Inflation Reduction Act will further increase job creation!


Biden knows that politics is the Art of the Possible!


         DA Thailand is doing its part to empower peace and democracy back home by promoting Voter Cafés to get U.S. citizens in Bangkok prepared to vote in November 2022.  Enjoy some photos of our great team at work.


roy_and_dean_at_voter_cafe.jpgRoy & Dean fielded Voter Café Events on Wireless Road.

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Paul and Chris at Au Bon Pain, Emporium, in Bangkok.


To prepare for these Voter Cafés we enjoyed a presentation by the Vice-Consul of American Citizens Services of the U.S. Embassy, Mr. Nathan Johnson, who offered an interesting analysis of demographics and voting behaviors of Americans living abroad. 

You may address any questions regarding voting and/or mail your ballot to the Voting Assistance Officer, as noted below.


The Get Out the Vote team is having fun and enjoying being organized, as you may see from our schedule & weekly Zoom meetings.


We invite you to do some phonebanking with us.  We had a training on August 14th and are ready to phonebank tie-breaking races into Democratic Successes!

Meet up with us this Sunday at 1pm BKK time! August 21


We’re having a Get Out the Vote review & planning session.

Zoom link available​ when you RSVP here.

See you soon!

Send us a note if you want to
be the difference for American democracy in November 2022.

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