Merry Christmas from us at DA China!
We recently held an All Caucus Holiday Dinner in Shanghai to celebrate our accomplishments in 2019 and get ready for the New Year.
We've already given several ideas of how to help us out here across our social media streams, but with only so many more days til Christmas, we figure we'd reiterate them into nine Tiny Actions you can still take between now and then.
(1) START THAT VOTE FROM ABROAD WECHAT GROUP TO HELP YOUR FRIENDS VOTE IN 2020!
A sample conversation starter for your WeChat group:
"Hi, I'm inviting you to join this group because this Christmas, I want to give you the help of registering you to vote in 2020. Here is the link to join our group: WeChatLink
I know it can be pretty confusing to do it from China, especially with each State having its own voting registration laws. But I have access to resources to help with your questions!"
(2) SHARE SOMETHING FROM THE DA CHINA SOCIAL MEDIA FEEDS ON FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM.
(3) READ THROUGH THE POSSIBLE PLATFORMS FOR KITCHEN TABLE TALKS
They can be found here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/2019_kitchen_table_talks
Do any appeal to you enough to want to be a part of one? Let us know in our DA Group Chats!
(4) LEARN ABOUT THE GPP AND MAKE SURE YOU'VE SIGNED YOUR FAVORITE CANDIDATES' PETITIONS
Remember, a petition signing is not a vote, just a showing to let DA know they deserve to be on the 2020 Primary ballot.
You can find all the Petitions here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/candidate_petitions
(5) LEARN WHAT VOTER SUPPRESSION LOOKS LIKE!
Read through this guide about Voter Suppression by Tolerance.org, so that you're informed of the general history and can recognize common voter suppression tactics.
(6) GET TO KNOW THE HR 1 & HR 4 FOR IMPROVING VOTING RIGHTS ACROSS AMERICA
H.R. 1 can be found here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1/text
H.R. 4 can be found here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/4
And share your findings with friends!
(7) FIND AND SHARE YOUR STATE'S VOTING REQUIREMENTS
Go onto VotefromAbroad.org/states and look up yours super easily!
(8) CONTACT A LOCAL AMERICAN-OWNED VENUE IN YOUR AREA
We could always use more businesses on board to host possible Democrats Abroad events in the future!
(9) DONATE TO DA CHINA!
We want to get the word out more and to host things like voter registration drives, phone banking events etc. during crunch time 2020! Any extra funds would be a lot of help!
China held its first Kitchen Table Talk, run by the Women's Caucus in Beijing, on Sunday December 8th, where they focused on the topic of Equal Rights - including the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and the recent transgender ban in the military.
Kitchen Table Talks are small group events held by Democrats Abroad members to discuss policy issues that matter to Americans abroad. The feedback from these talks can help shape the Democrats Abroad 2020 Platform and ensure that DA represents the issues that matter the most to its global constituents.
In China's case, the group found that they largely agreed with Democrats Abroad Global's memorandum on Equal Rights but felt that some issues weren't being covered.
For instance, the topic of childcare and parental leave is one that Americans overseas often have much better experiences with than Americans inside America. China felt we could contribute deeper to this conversation in the same way we could for International versus American healthcare.
Additionally, they felt violence against women, racism and voter disenfranchisement in America needed more attention on the 2020 agenda.
Sound interesting? Here's how you can hold your own Kitchen Table Talk:
All you need are some friends to gather anywhere and discuss one or multiple topics you can find through the following link:We hope to see you at our next event!
Upcoming: An All Caucus Christmas Dinner in Shanghai. RSVP here.
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