Belgium

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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Belgium!

DAB is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Belgium. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Belgium please contact us.

Pauline Manos, Chair 
Democrats Abroad - Belgium 
chair-be@democratsabroad.org

DA Belgium Leadership:

Pauline Manos
| Chair - DA Belgium
Jeffrey Edison
| Vice Chair - DA Belgium
Trip DuBard
| Secretary - DA Belgium
Sharon Bronzwaer
| Treasurer, DA Belgium
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  • News

    It's Debate Week - join us!

    A huge thanks to our volunteers, Joyce Kedzuf Mostinckx & Anne Clark, who registered US students at KU Leuven last month - as they can attest, it's easy and fun!! So consider helping us Get Out the Vote by joining Tuesday's GOTV Volunteer call - drop a note to Trip DuBard at dabbesec2020@gmail.com and we'll send you the call-in details.

    We also have a couple of debate watch events coming up, one in central Brussels on Friday and one out in the 'burbs on Saturday - look for details on our Events page.

    Don't have time but still want to help? Consider making a small donation to DA Belgium through our DAB bank account (DAB-Bronzwaer - KBC BE74 7360 2169 3207) or to Democrats Abroad’s international efforts via this link (Donate).

    Hope to meet you all soon,

    Pauline Manos - DA Belgium Chair

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    DEMOCRACY IN ACTION!

    #DAinDC - including our own Annie Tanampai!
    US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand  addresses #DAinDC on her race for the Democratic Presidential Primary
    US Senator Doug Jones spoke to #DAinDC via video, as Alabama went down in history for having the most restrictive abortion laws in the country..
    #DAinDC ws also attended by many of us via WebEx...thanks to our members' generaus donations!!

    This weekend, many of us are voting in European and local elections. We also commemorate Memorial Day in the US, honoring those who gave their lives to defend the democracy that we so often take for granted. Last weekend, that democracy was in action, as Democrats Abroad held three days of global meetings in Washington, DC. Thanks to the DA Travel Fund, one our members, Annie Tanampai, was able to attend, and DA funded many more of us participating from afar via WebEx.

    But fewer than 1% of DA members donate to help us defend this democracy. Please help us change this. Donate Now to Democrats Abroad on a global level. DA provides the resources for us to do what we need to do - from paying for phone calls to our members to social media advertising that helps us get out the vote among the millions of overseas Americans in Belgium and around the world. Our donations really do make a difference, as you saw in our Treasurer's Report at our March Annual General Meeting. So please make a donation now.

    I also encourage you to join our Global Caucuses. You can read more about them on DA’s website, as well as meeting the newly-elected International Executive Committee. The Caucuses are open to all allies of the various groups so consider signing up, following them on social media, and even volunteering.

    Here in Belgium, our events continue into June, thanks to our many volunteers!

    • June 6th 6:30pm - Schaerbeek Pub Social - RSVP here
    • June 12th 6:30pm - Brussels Film Night - Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 - RSVP here
    • June 27th - Extended ExCom Meeting & Debate Watch Party - pencil in the date and stay tuned for more details in our next email.

    If any of you outside Brussels would like to organize a similar event and help us reach more Americans beyond the capital, please do get in touch with us! This is the time for us to raise awareness, ahead of our January 2020 voter registration drive.


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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 01:30 PM · 8 rsvps
    Place de la Monnaie in Brussels, Belgium

    The 4th Brussels Women's March

    Please join us for this Women's March 4 Peace at the original location of the historic Lights 4 Rights rally. Three years ago, hundreds of us gathered in support of the Women's March that protested the inauguration in the US of a misogynist, racist President, and to light our candles in support of women’s rights and human rights across the world. In 2020, we gather again, supporting women from Ireland to Poland from China to Chile, and the desire for a peaceful resolution of conflict. Bring your candles, your posters, and join us again. US citizens, you can also register to vote from abroad in the 2020 elections, volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions you might have. 

    Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 05:00 PM

    DAB Volunteers Call

    Interested in helping us Get Out the Vote in 2020?  Join our volunteers conference call and find out where you can help! 

     

    Topic: DAB GOTV Volunteers Call
    Time: Jan 19, 2020 05:00 PM Brussels

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/420067378?pwd=RGR1NUt5d0RaNnhRbHY4WWU0UXN6QT09

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