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  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 12:00 AM through November 10, 2020 at 12am Berlin Time · 20 rsvps
    Zoom

    View the Documentary "First Vote”

    Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in the U.S. and more than 11 million AAPI will be able to vote in 2020.

    In a newly released documentary, First Vote, Yi Chen follows a cross section of politically engaged Chinese American voters, all first-time voters, during the 2018 midterm elections. This includes a variety of voters: A gun-toting Tea Party-favorite candidate courting GOP votes in the South; a podcaster in Ohio who became a citizen in order to vote for Trump; a progressive journalist confronting Chinese Americans for Trump after moving to a battleground state from Beijing; and a University of North Carolina professor teaching about race and racism in the U.S.

    RSVP to receive the link to view this newly released documentary from the comfort of your own home. Please consider helping us cover the costs of the film license ($202) by making a donation to Democrats Abroad.

    By sharing this film, our goal is to bring awareness to the political influence of the AAPI community and find ways to improve voter outreach.

    When can I watch?

    You'll receive a link you can use to watch the documentary any time between Thursday, October 29 and Tuesday, November 10, 2020

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 07:00 PM Berlin Time · 18 rsvps
    Zoom

    Film Screening & Discussion: “First Vote”

    Join the Democrats Abroad AAPI Caucus for a film screening of First Vote

    After the screening, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the film and also to submit questions for the discussion with the filmmaker, Yi Chen, on November 7th, 2020.

    In a newly released documentary, First Vote, Yi Chen follows a cross section of politically engaged Chinese American voters, all first-time voters, during the 2018 midterm elections. This includes a variety of voters: A gun-toting Tea Party-favorite candidate courting GOP votes in the South; a podcaster in Ohio who became a citizen in order to vote for Trump; a progressive journalist confronting Chinese Americans for Trump after moving to a battleground state from Beijing; and a University of North Carolina professor teaching about race and racism in the U.S.

    Our goal is to bring awareness to the political influence of the AAPI community and discuss ways to improve voter outreach. Please help us cover the costs of the film license ($202) by making a donation to Democrats Abroad.

    Time

    Vancouver, Canada 11AM PDT
    Washington, D.C. 2PM EDT
    Berlin, Germany 7PM CET
    Seoul, South Korea 3AM KST (Friday, October 30)

     

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 20 rsvps
    ONLINE via Zoom in Montreal, QC, Canada

    Surviving Terrible Presidents: An American History

    Theresa Ventura, PhD

    Associate Professor, History       

    Concordia University

    You’re the worst president America has ever had, come on!

    • Joe Biden to Donald J. Trump, September 29, 2020 Presidential Debate

     

    Many Democratic viewers likely nodded (or shouted) in agreement when Joe Biden told Donald Trump he was the worst president America has ever had. On the one hand, this is true. Trump’s presidency represents an unprecedented departure from the norms established over the course of the country’s two hundred and forty-year history. On the other, Trump is just one of many terrible presidents. From slave owners to electoral college victors, the United States has a history of inept and immoral presidents. In this talk, a US historian asks what the terrible presidents of the past can tell us about surviving – and overcoming – Trump. How have ordinary Americans mobilized against the presidential abuse of power? What tools from the past are available to us today? How can we strengthen the democratic institutions necessary to keep presidential power in check?

    Please RSVP by Wed. October 28.  A zoom link will follow.

  • Tuesday, November 03, 2020 at 07:30 PM through November 04, 2020 at 2am Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 25 rsvps

    Election Night Watch

    Canada Election Night Watch Party

    Election Day 2020 has finally arrived!

    Will we know the outcome on Nov 3rd? Let's find out together as we meet up on Zoom from across Canada.

    Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020
    Party starts at 7:30 PM EDT - until ???

    Dress in your red white and blue and enjoy some red white and brews while watching the returns on your own TV/device and listen in to our program at your leisure.

    Stick around for the late-night dance party with DJ Dynamic

    Join fellow Americans from across Canada as we watch the results come in, from the east to the west.

    Guests can watch their favorite analysts through their preferred streaming source while sharing commentary in the Zoom chat-box. We will host short intervals during the night with some special guests dropping by, including former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce & Vicki Heyman.

    Watch this space for additional program details.

    It's been a long four years. Everyone needs to shake it off and prepare to celebrate! Join us at 1:00 AM EDT for a virtual dance party DJ'd by our own DJ Dynamic!

    Space is limited. Reserve your spot today! Also streaming on Facebook Live.

    PRESS/MEDIA REGISTRATIONS CLICK HERE

    Please note that this is a social event for our members, which we are organizing in lieu of an in person event where private conversations would normally be possible. As such, we want to have a clear policy for what is "on" and "off" the record. Speakers presenting to the group are considered on the record, and we will be glad to connect press with individual members in break out rooms for on the record interviews. Any statements by individual members on camera or in the chat are off the record, unless permission is explicitly given. 

  • Tuesday, November 03, 2020 at 09:00 PM through November 04, 2020 at 12am Central Time (US & Canada) · 5 rsvps

    RSVP to say that you are proud to have voted in the US election.

    I voted!

  • Saturday, November 07, 2020 at 12:00 PM Hong Kong Time · 9 rsvps
    Zoom

    Talk with “First Vote” Filmmaker Yi Chen

    Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in the U.S. and more than 11 million AAPI will be able to vote in 2020.

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    In a newly released documentary, First Vote, Yi Chen follows a cross section of politically engaged Chinese American voters, all first-time voters, during the 2018 midterm elections. This includes a variety of voters: A gun-toting Tea Party-favorite candidate courting GOP votes in the South; a podcaster in Ohio who became a citizen in order to vote for Trump; a progressive journalist confronting Chinese Americans for Trump after moving to a battleground state from Beijing; and a University of North Carolina professor teaching about race and racism in the U.S.

    Join the Democrats Abroad AAPI Caucus, Democrats Abroad China, and Democrats Abroad Hong Kong as we host a discussion with the filmmaker of First Vote, Yi Chen. She is a Soros Equality Fellow and DC Arts and Humanities Fellow. First Vote is her debut feature documentary. By RSVPing for this event, you will receive a link to watch the film prior to the event.

    Our goal is to bring awareness to the political influence of the AAPI community and discuss ways to improve voter outreach. Please help us cover the costs of the film license ($202) by making a donation to Democrats Abroad.

    Time

    Los Angeles, CA Friday, Nov. 6th, 8PM PST
    Berlin, Germany Saturday, Nov. 6th, 5AM CET
    New Delhi, India Saturday, Nov. 6th, 9:30AM IST
    Hong Kong Saturday, Nov. 7th, 12PM HKT
    Seoul, South Korea Saturday, Nov. 7th, 1PM KST
    Sydney, Australia Saturday, Nov. 7th, 3PM AEDT