NewsOur heartfelt thanks to all of our volunteers this election season. Whether it was organizing a Pub Social, film night, panel discussion or protest march; posting articles, pictures, or commentary; phone-banking, visiting voters at home, answering last minute calls and emails…you did it all and it paid off! Your hard work helped us reach even more Americans this year, whose votes from abroad were critical in taking back the House, holding 6 of those 10 red state Senate seats, and flipping 7 governorships.
A special shout out to the Leuven gang who helped register American exchange & graduate students at the university twice this year…they enjoyed a well-deserved drink on Election Night!
In Brussels, we watched Fox, CNN, and MSNBC until 5am in the same warm setting where we saw many a presidential debate in 2016.If you’d like to help out in 2019, do get in touch - we’re still on the lookout for those 11,000 Americans registered in Brussels and we could use all the help we can get!
DAB was proud to join the Lights 4 Rights group to mark the one year anniversary of our 2000-strong Brussels Women's March. The beautiful voices of Indigo Creative asbl led us in song (video on our Friends of Democrats Abroad Facebook page!) and we even able to give voting information to a few new Americans. If you haven't already requested your absentee ballots for 2018, be sure to go to www.VoteFromAbroad.org. See you at our next event, this coming Thursday!
Gaby Leyden invites all of you to join her in the 37th edition of the yearly winter historical march “In the Footsteps of the 82nd Airborne Division” scheduled for February 23, 2019. This year the walk will start from Bra-sur-Lienne (Lierneux) and follow the steps of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) of the 82nd Airborne Division. As Gaby puts it, "for those of you who want to discover the area and earn your dinners, it’s a nice day of walking, with enactments of conditions (bunkers, sentinels, etc.) along the way." More details from Gaby at email@example.com or on the group's website.
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