Join the GBC Team

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Join the Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus (GBC) Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Team - Helping to Achieve High Record-Breaking Voter Turnout in the US 2020 Elections.

Our goal is to reach every African American living outside of the US and Allies who are not current members of Democrats Abroad. We will help them register to vote and request their absentee ballots via votefromabroad.org and encourage them to return their ballots for the November 2020 elections.

We will encourage them to become active members of Democrats Abroad.

We will encourage them to perform GOTV efforts within their communities, networks, and alliances in the US.

Use the script before to help you make a short video.

My name is (first name only) 

 

I live in __________ (city and country or just country)   

 

My home state is _____

or

I vote in _______

 

I’m voting in 2020 because (complete this sentence with one phrase you care deeply about) 

I vote from abroad because

Here are a few ideas. 

  • climate change is a world problem and the US needs to be part of the solution
  • Access to healthcare is a human right.
  • We need to have a green new deal 
  • Gerrymandering in Voting districts needs to end
  • Higher education should be affordable for everyone
  • All of America’s children all deserve adequate nutrition, nurturing, healthcare, education, and opportunities regardless of gender, race, background, or zip code.
  • The goal of the prison system should be to rehabilitate prisoners so they can integrate into their communities when released.
  • We need to prevent and treat substance abuse, not send people into a life of incarceration and poverty. 
  • Sensible gun laws need to be established.
  • Black Lives Matter.
  • Veterans should not be homeless 
  • Citizens United needs to be abolished to keep dark money and corporations out of our politics.
  • I want to leave a better world for my children 
  • We need to restore voter protection and stop discrimination against minority communities.
  • I want my representatives to be my voice in Washington
  • I still have the right to vote, and it’s use it or lose it
  • We need to save the earth
  • We need to save democracy
  • We can do a lot better
  • I support residency-based taxation
  • I want my representatives to know of the unique issues that American citizens have when living abroad
  • I don’t want to be forgotten as an American living abroad!
  • I see things with a more global view that I want to see reflected in our policies back home
  • I see every day how the US role on the world stage is critical and I want the reflected back home

 

I’ve requested my absentee ballot.  Have You?     Or      Request your absentee ballot today

 

Go to Vote From Abroad dot org. Vote!


 

Filming guidelines:

  • Choose a quiet location 
  • Check your look 
  • Check your lighting.  If you are shooting from your laptop or desktop putting a light behind the camera and slightly above will reduce shadowing.  
  • Rehearse what you want to say out loud 
  • Shoot your video in Landscape format ( we must have it in this format for conformity)
  • Position your camera or phone at eye level or slightly above.  
  • Center yourself in the middle of the shot
  • Hold your chin slightly upward and speak directly into the camera. 
  •  Look at the camera - if you make a mistake, pause, and say the line again.  We will edit the best line in.    
  • Leave about 2 seconds between each sentence to allow the editing room.  
  • Speak clearly and passionately  
  • Ask a family member to film you is possible 
  • Have Fun!! 

Where to send video:

You can send your video via https://wetransfer.com/ to blackcaucus@democratsabroad.org or send a link from an Apple or Google shared file.


Media Consent

By submitting a video, you agree to our use of this video on social and other media (including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) for Democrats Abroad and Vote from Abroad.

 

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