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Join us Tues for a discussion on DACA and the election

Join the AAPI and Hispanic Caucuses Tuesday at 2 pm Brasilia time for a discussion on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and what is at stake in the upcoming election.

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Use Our DHL Discount to Return your Ballot from Brazil

DA has negotiated a 20% discount for US Citizens whose states require the hard copy of their ballots be returned to the local election official. Use discount code #AhorraUs.

If you wish to send your ballot via DHL, please note:

Ballots should be sent no later than October 28 for delivery by November 3. Later delivery deadlines in some states are being challenged in court so do not take the chance. Send as early as you possibly can, but for delivery no later than November 3!

Contact your Local Election Office and confirm the street address for delivery.  DHL will not take deliveries addressed to PO Boxes and many election offices receive courier packages in a different location than standard US mail.

The discount code to use to receive the 20% discount is #AhorraUs. (The price before the discount was ~R$160.)

Every vote is important. Make sure yours is counted.


The Best Way to Return Your Ballot (by Oct 2)

Federal law requires states to send overseas voters their ballots by September 19. That means it is time to start planning how to return your ballot back to your state in time for it to be counted, since the official mail-in deadline may not allow for sufficient time for international mail service.

The government's recommendation is to ensure your overseas ballot is received by the local embassy or consulate (or sent via international mail) for mailing no later than October 2.

If you have the option, we strongly encourage you to return your ballot electronically. For those states that offer a fax return option, you may wish to use an online fax service.

The following options are suggested for those who must return their ballot by mail

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Volunteers Needed for Phone Banking

We are running calling campaigns to help voters in swing states get registered to vote in November. Sign up as a volunteer with Call Hub and reach out to people who have requested to be contacted!

- Call from your computer or phone whenever it is convenient for you
- Democrats Abroad covers the cost and provides the scripts

Sign up at https://www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking


Make sure your vote counts - Mail in your FWAB by September 3

Due to expected delays and snarls in the US Postal Service, you need to vote as soon as possible!

Do not wait in the hopes that your state ballot arrives in time. Vote using a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot. 

This serves as a backup in case your state ballot does not arrive in time.

Any voter who believes that his or her ballot will not arrive in time to meet the deadline for ballot submission is entitled to fill out and send in an FWAB.

If you haven't already done so, mail your FWAB no later than Sept. 3, two months before the election. Whatever you do, DO NOT wait until Sept. 19 to receive your ballot. Send in your FWAB by Sept. 3. 

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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Brazil!

DABR is the official organization for US Democrats living in Brazil and is currently working to get out the vote for the November 2020 election. We invite all interested members to help out however they can. Please consider joining us!

Contact us at [email protected] for more information. 

When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better. - Maya Angelou

Check here and on our DABR Facebook page for current News and Events. 


Volunteers Needed for Phone Banking

We are running calling campaigns to help voters in swing states get registered to vote in November. Sign up as a volunteer with Call Hub and reach out to people who have requested to be contacted!

- Call from your computer or phone whenever it is convenient for you
- Democrats Abroad covers the cost and provides the scripts

Sign up at https://www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking


Make sure your vote counts - Mail in your FWAB by September 3

Due to expected delays and snarls in the US Postal Service, you need to vote as soon as possible!

Do not wait in the hopes that your state ballot arrives in time. Vote using a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot. 

This serves as a backup in case your state ballot does not arrive in time.

Any voter who believes that his or her ballot will not arrive in time to meet the deadline for ballot submission is entitled to fill out and send in an FWAB.

If you haven't already done so, mail your FWAB no later than Sept. 3, two months before the election. Whatever you do, DO NOT wait until Sept. 19 to receive your ballot. Send in your FWAB by Sept. 3. 

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DABR's Annual General Meeting & Elections held virtually May 26

Congratulations to Brazil's new Executive Committee, elected May 26 at the first DABR AGM and Elections Meeting held in five years, paving the way for DABR's reauthorization as an official Country Committee! Upon the completion of elections, Acting Chair, Kristen Carmean (filling in for Chair Arthur Sevalho-Goncalves, a physician currently treating Covid patients) chaired the Annual General Meeting.

Kristen began with DABR's "Story of Persistence" in reestablishing the CC, first led by Jacob Lassar, now V-Chair for Membership, in 2017.  Another involved member from that time, Joseph Weiss, has also joined the team as Treasurer. Leading a new effort in January 2020, Kristen and Arthur brought in Patricia Paine as Secretary and Marc Weiss as Member-at-Large for a full and robust Ex Comm. 

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DABR is poised to step back into full swing May 26th and invites your virtual participation!

DABR's Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) is pleased to announce its Elections and Annual General Meeting  May 26, 7pm Brasilia time, that will reestablish DABR as a  fully operating Country Committee -  Join us via WebEx! The Committee is currently outreaching for nominees to join the Executive Committee. For details, see Events here, or find the full announcement at: DABR's Facebook


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