Member at Large - Finland Executive Committee, LGBTQ+ Caucus, LGBTQ+ Newsletter co-editor

Having lived abroad since 1972, I have witnessed many changes both positive and negative in the American political system. But, for me, in any election and political activity, we need a razor sharp focus on unity, equality, human rights, dignity for all, election integrity, social and environmental justice and the need for unambiguous democracy. 

  • Legalize Equality Film Screening/ERA Discussion Session 3


    This is the third in a series of screenings of the documentary short "Legalize Equality". The film makes a strong legal and economic argument for why completing the Equal Right Amendment (ERA) Ratification in these last two states is critical today, more than ever. Excerpted from the award-winning documentary, Equal Means Equal, with new footage and commentary, Legalize Equality streamlines the critical information necessary to put in the hands of the uneducated or skeptical. Making the case for ERA in a concise and compelling manner, this short film is sure to help raise awareness and galvanize momentum to finish the job once and for all.

    The Equal Rights Amendment resolution passed unanimously by Democrats Abroad in Tokyo in 2017 where we committed to do whatever we can to help get the ERA ratified.  See the resolution here.

    After the film, we will discuss the things you can do to get out the vote from home. The film is 30 minutes and the rest of the time is left for information on the current status of the ERA, discussion, and Q&A. We will have more of these screening at various times to allow people in different locations to participate.


    This is an online event. After you RSVP, you will receive an email with the connection information. Please save this email and use the information to join us online.

    The film will start about 10-15 minutes after the official start time so if you are a little late, still join us.

    Watch the trailer





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    Vancouver, Canada 

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    11 am

    Washington DC  

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    2 pm

    London, UK


    7 pm

    Paris, France 

    Central European Time

    8 pm

    Nairobi, Kenya 


    9 pm



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    May 28, 2020 at 2pm
    Online - Zoom
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    Robert Reich speaks with Democrats Abroad

    Join Robert Reich as he speaks with Democrats Abroad.  
    The American political commentator, author and activist will be joining us in a Zoom call on Friday May 29th, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Daylight Time (Washington, DC).     
    When: Friday, May 29, 2020 at 11:00am EDT (17:00 CET, 23:00SGT)
    Where: Zoom Call (RSVP for the link)

    Ticket cost: 
    While there is no donation requirement to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $15 - or more - and help reach hundreds of potential voters!  Even if you can't join the Webinar, you can show your support by clicking HERE and making a donation for this event. 

    About Our Speaker
    As someone who has served in three presidential administrations, Robert Reich has seen how the system works from the inside and as an author and Professor of Public Policy he explains how it has been corrupted and how we can fix it. His political and government experience spans decades, including serving on President Barack Obama's economic transition advisory board and four years as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. He's a prolific and bestselling author, publishing more than a dozen books and he has co-created two award-winning Netflix documentaries, Inequality for All and Saving Capitalism.
    His recent opinion pieces in the The Guardian are deeply critical of how the US, the elite and businesses are operating during COVID-19. His new book, The System: Who Rigged It, and How We Fix It analyzes how we came to the current fraught economic and political situation, what systems keep it in place and how we can change the system so it serves the majority of Americans rather than the elite few. Join Democrats Abroad as we talk with Robert Reich to support Democrats Abroad's 2020 Get Out the Vote campaign, but also to find some solidarity, inspiration, and clarity along the way.
    Secretary Reich will be taking questions from Democrats Abroad members. Please submit questions in advance by emailing 
    May 29, 2020 at 11am
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  • rsvped for Cleve Jones "This not my first pandemic" 2020-05-12 09:16:35 -0400

    Cleve Jones “This is not my first pandemic”

    Cleve Jones will speak about "This is not my first pandemic" to Democrats Abroad in a webinar hosted by Solidarity Sundays Austria and the Democrats Abroad Global LGBTI Caucus.  

    Cleve will discuss and draw the parallels between the AIDS and COVID-19 government then and now. Both pandemics began with a Republican president in the White House who did not perceive the gravity of the situation and failed to lead the country.

    Date: Sunday, May 31st

    Time: 17:00 (CEST/Paris)/ 11:00 AM (EDT/New York)

    08:00 PDT (San Francisco, Seattle)

    10:00 CDT (Mexico City, Chicago) 

    11:00 EDT (New York, Washington D.C., Florida)

    16:00 GMT (London)

    17:00 CEST (PARIS, Spain, Germany, Sweden)

    00:00 JST (Tokyo)

    Learn more about Cleve Jones 

    Please RSVP to receive the meeting link information.

    Visit us on Facebook: Cleve Jones: This is not my first pandemic

    Help support DA’s phone banking efforts! Your $5 donation will help us reach 25 voters. Please donate today by clicking here and kindly make a donation for this event!

    Thank you for your support - we look forward to you joining the webinar

    May 31, 2020 at 11am
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I am an Emerita Sociology Professor who studied and lived in the UK for many years. I was born in Connecticut and now live in Finland with my female partner. I enjoy politics, skiing, running and good food.