Candice Kerestan rsvped for Focus on Chapters - May Hispanic Caucus Meeting - EMEA/Americas Friendly time May 29, 2021 16:00 CET / 10:00 AM DC Time 2021-04-29 07:55:00 -0400Join us for the May meeting of the Hispanic Caucus at 16:00, an EMEA/Americas friendly time. This event will focus on networking and allyship between the Hispanic Caucus and Country Committees. We want to open the dialogue about how this can be a symbiotic relationship of mutual support and growth. We encourage everyone interested to join, everyone is welcome, regardless of ethnic heritage.This will also be our first run of, “Chisme Check-In” a segment where everyone is welcome to lay back and convivir with one another for the last 15 minutes of the event.We look forward to seeing you there!This event is hosted by the Global Hispanic Caucus, in partnership with DA Spain.Date: May 29, 2021 at 10:00am EST (4.00pm Berlin, 9:00am Mexico City, 11:00pm Seoul)RSVP to receive the zoom link to join the eventWHENMay 29, 2021 at 10am
The 2021 Asia Pacific Regional Meeting will be on Sunday, 16 May 2021 and is scheduled to start at 3:00 AM EDT during a recess of the 2021 DPCA Global Meeting. Corresponding times across the region are: 12:30 PM IST; 2:00 PM ICT; 3:00 PM CST/HKT/PHT/SGT; 4:00 PM JST/KST; 5:00 PM AEST; 7:00 PM NZST. You can check/confirm your local time HERE.
We will have only one item of business on the agenda: the election of the Asia Pacific Regional Vice Chair for the 2021-2023 term. A list of declared candidates and their statements can be found here.
ALL members are welcome to attend the AP Regional Meeting. Please note that only Country Committee Chair and Vice Chair are able to vote.
Chairs and Vice Chair will be sent a separate registration form on 26 April to register their intent to attend; this list will be used as the basis for quorum determination. Please note the RSVPing on this event page does not register Chairs and Vice Chairs for the purposes of quorum.
A link to the online meeting will be sent to all who RSVP at least one week before the meeting.WHENMay 16, 2021 at 3amWHEREOnline
The next Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Regional Meeting will be on Sunday, 16 May 2021 and is scheduled to start at 3:00 AM EDT during a recess of the 2021 DPCA Global Meeting. You can check your local time HERE.
We will have only one item of business on the agenda: the election of the EMEA Regional Vice Chair for the 2021-2023 term. A list of declared candidates and their statements can be found here.
All members are welcome to attend the EMEA Regional Meeting. Please note that only Country Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs are able to vote.
Chairs and Vice Chairs will be sent a separate registration form in late April to register their intent to attend; this list will be used as the basis for quorum. Please note an RSVP on this event page does not register Chairs and Vice Chairs for the purposes of quorum.
A link to the online meeting will be sent to all who RSVP at least one week before the meeting.WHENMay 16, 2021 at 3amWHEREOnline
The 2021 Annual Democrats Abroad Global Meeting will be fully virtual this year. The meeting will be held across the weekend of May 14 to 16.
Day One - Global reports, By-laws, Resolutions
May 14 9:00PM EDT / May 15 3:00AM CET / May 15 10:00AM Tokyo / May 15 1:00AM UTC
May 14 9:30PM EDT / May 15 3:30AM CET / May 15 10:30AM Tokyo / May 15 1:30AM UTC
Day Two - Global elections, 2022 Meeting location
May 15 10:00PM EDT / May 16 4:00AM CET / May 16 11:00AM Tokyo / May 16 2:00AM UTC
May 15 10:30PM EDT / May 16 4:30AM CET / May 16 11:30AM Tokyo / May 16 2:30AM UTC
Democrats Abroad Global Meetings are possible thanks to participant donations. You will be redirected to the donation page after you RSVP.
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Links to the meetings will be emailed to all RSVPers during the week of May 10th. The tentative agenda is here.
Click Here to donate in support of the Global Meeting and DA's 2021 activities.
Click Here to donate to the Travel Fund for the 2022 Global Meeting.WHENMay 14, 2021 at 9pm - May 16, 2021 at 9pm
At its core, law is the expression of a society. It lays bare our ambitions, priorities, and boundaries as humans. It is the tangible and binding articulation of the society in which we want to live. The society I want to live in not only recognizes women and their contributions, but values them. It's one in which women aren't commanded to "shut their damn mouths and just let the men do the talking", as I was recently told. It's one where women are compensated fairly for their work. It's one in which women can "climb the ladder" as fast and obstacle-free as their male counterparts. While I don't think my vision of society is too far-fetched, it's unlikely to fully materialize without reassessing how women are (or rather aren't) recognized under United States law. Until legislators on both sides of the aisle prioritize ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, we cannot expect a culture that values women to take shape. That's why we all must keep pushing! Candice Kerestan -- Pennsylvania voter in Germany
$2,024.89 raisedGOAL: $2,021.00
Kendra Borgen's 2021 Birthday Fundraiser
Having volunteered in politics since I was a teenager I have found a wonderful home within Democrats Abroad – an all volunteer organization.
We run on blood, sweat, tears, & donations!
During my time in Democrats Abroad leadership I’ve noticed how expensive it is to be involved. Going to regional and global meetings is fundamental in getting good work done and is important and instrumental in team building. However, it comes at each individual’s own expense.
I believe everyone should be able to volunteer at the highest level and want to help keep these meetings accessible to people, who may not be as financially flexible, by fundraising for Democrats Abroad Travel Fund.
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Candice Kerestan published Statement on Tina Chittom's Racist Remarks on Markus Lanz in News 2020-10-08 13:02:44 -0400
Democrats Abroad Germany ist zutiefst empört über die hasserfüllten und rassistischen Kommentare, die Tina Chittom von Republicans Overseas Germany wiederholt im Rahmen der gestern ausgestrahlten Talkshow mit Markus Lanz getätigt hat. Denkweisen, die die Menschenwürde in irgendeiner Form missachten und fremdenfeindlichen Verschwörungstheorien dienen, lehnen wir strikt ab.
Leider sind solche Denkweisen innerhalb der Republicans Overseas Germany weit verbreitet. Schon eine kurze Onlinerecherche der Organisation macht deutlich, dass diese nicht nur als Fundraising Super-PAC für Donald Trump fungiert, sondern auch, dass verschiedene Mitglieder der Gruppe nicht davor zurückschrecken, Minderheiten bewusst zu erniedrigen und menschenfeindliche eugenische Theorien zu verbreiten, indem sie beispielsweise Afro-AmerikanerInnen wiederholt als Kriminelle sowie Drogenabhängige diffamieren. Diese Tatsache hätte den ZDF-Redakteuren bewusst sein müssen, bevor sie sich dazu entschieden haben, Frau Chittom als Gast einzuladen.
In diesem Zusammenhang müssen wir ebenfalls unsere Enttäuschung darüber ausdrücken, dass zahlreiche deutsche Medien den Republicans Overseas Germany trotz derartiger Ausfälle immer wieder eine Plattform bieten, um ihre abstoßenden Denkweisen zu verbreiten – und das häufig ohne VertreterInnen der Demokratischen Partei als argumentatives Gegenüber einzuladen.
Wir betrachten es als höchst inakzeptabel, Diskussionsrunden über Themen wie Rassismus in den Vereinigten Staaten zusammenzustellen, ohne dabei auf eine ausgewogene Gästeliste zu achten, die vor allem den Perspektiven von betroffenen Personengruppen Rechnung trägt. Als offizielles Organ der U.S.-Demokratischen Partei im Ausland vertritt Democrats Abroad Germany mehr als 16.000 U.S.-BürgerInnen in der Bundesrepublik, darunter viele deutschsprachige People of Color, die gerne bereit wären, über die politische Lage in den USA vor der Wahl zu diskutieren.
Democrats Abroad Germany is disgusted by the hateful and racist comments that Tina Chittom of Republicans Overseas Germany repeatedly made during yesterday's talk show with Markus Lanz. We strictly reject ways of thinking that disregard human dignity in any form and advance xenophobic conspiracy theories.
Unfortunately, such ideologies are widespread within Republicans Overseas Germany. A quick online search of the organization reveals that it not only functions as a fundraising Super PAC for Donald Trump, but that many members of the group do not shy away from consciously humiliating minorities and spreading hostile eugenic theories, for example by repeatedly defaming African Americans as criminals and drug addicts. It is unlikely that ZDF researchers and producers missed this before they decided to invite Ms. Chittom as a guest.
In this context, we must also express our disappointment that, despite openly embracing such offensive views, numerous German news outlets continue to provide Republicans Overseas Germany with a platform to spread their repulsive ways of thinking – often without inviting representatives of the Democratic Party as an argumentative counterpart.
We consider it highly unacceptable to host discussion panels on topics such as racism in the United States without paying attention to a balanced guest list – one that includes the perspectives of the people affected. As the official organ of the U.S. Democratic Party for Americans living overseas, Democrats Abroad Germany represents more than 16,000 U.S. citizens in the Federal Republic, including many German-speaking People of Color who would be willing to discuss the political situation in the United States before the election.
We are 100% volunteer-run — we have no paid staff or consultants and no offices. Our mission is to find and mobilize the more than 120,000 Americans living in Germany to vote. In 2016, it is estimated that only 17% of Americans in Germany actually voted. In that election year, we calculated that every Euro spent resulted in 3 new members/voters. Awareness of DA Germany and our mission is key!
In 2020, we were able to be the margin of victory in a number of races thanks to the hard work of our volunteers and the numerous donations we received. We are already working to prepare for 2022 and its clear how important it will be for Democrats to maintain control of the Senate and House of Representatives. While we have little overhead, we do have costs for activities like mailings, phone banking, advertising, software, etc.
Please join us and donate to turn out the American vote in Germany for Democrats!
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On Flag Day, DA Germany phonebankers, along with volunteers from 11 other countries, came together to participate in Dialing for Democracy, a one-day call-a-thon and fundraiser. Our goal was to reach as many overseas voters as possible to remind them to request their absentee ballots for November, something you can do right now at www.votefromabroad.org. So how did it go?!
Excellent! Our fantastic phonebankers, who were on the phone from 9am to 9pm, accomplished the following:
- 8,316 calls were made worldwide
- 1,171 voters were reached in Germany
- $18,500 was raised from phonebankers’ generous family and friends who sponsored their calls
Our top three callers in Germany included Nina T. (319 calls), Renee J. (219 calls), and Bartley G. (213 calls). Here's a picture of two volunteers, Saehee C. (left) and Beverly S. (right), making calls during Dialing for Democracy:
We rounded off the event with a live session on Facebook, which can be viewed here: http://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=3620422417974917.
We were excited that this event struck the perfect combination of activism and fundraising needed for an election year like 2020! To all of our callers and donors, we say THANK YOU! Your efforts are what will keep us going strong through November!
If you’d like to learn how to phonebank, please visit this page to sign up for upcoming training sessions: http://www.democratsabroad.org/de_phone_banking_and_vfa_training. If you’d like to make a financial contribution to Dialing for Democracy, you can do so here: http://www.democratsabroad.org/d4d_flagday_callathon_fundraiser.
Candice Kerestan donated 2019-05-07 18:52:49 -0400