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DACR is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Costa Rica.  We're an active group who get together to talk politics, learn about issues, register absentee voters and work to ensure more Democrats in state and Federal offices.  DACR usually holds a monthly meeting the last Saturday of the month plus other scheduled special events such as potluck parties, picnics, film showings and fundraisers.  Meetings include invited speakers on U.S. or Costa Rican topical issues.

Our mission is to help Americans living abroad to register to vote and to request their absentee ballots with www.VotefromAbroad.org, to elect Democrats, and to educate Americans living, working, serving, and/or studying abroad about issues and legislation that affects them.

 Democrats Abroad is the official arm of the Democratic Party for US citizens living outside the United States and its territories. The Democratic Party is the only major American political party that affords its members this opportunity. Democrats Abroad holds seats on the Democratic National Committee and sends a voting delegation to its national convention to nominate our candidate for President. Democrats Abroad Costa Rica (DACR) is one of more than 100 country committees of Democrats Abroad, the official affiliate of the Democratic Party for millions living outside of the U.S. 

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Costa Rica please contact us.

Kathy Rothschild Chair 
Democrats Abroad – Costa Rica

DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com

Like our Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/DemocratsAbroadCR

DA Costa Rica Leadership:

Kathy Rothschild
| DACR Chair
Matt Cook
| DACR Vice-Chair | DACR Environmental Policy Coordinator
Jose Madrigal-Hidalgo
| DACR Treasurer
Barbara Steenstrup
| DACR Secretary
See all Leaders


  • News

    Save our Oceans!


    We are pleased to announce that Jorge Jimenez, the director of MarViva, will speak at our September 1st Meeting. He will speak about MarViva, President Carlos Alvarado's policies on marine ecosystems, climate change and what Trump is doing to damage the ecosystems of the entire planet.

    WHEN: Saturday, September 1st, 2018

    9:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Voter Registration will be available from 9:00 am to 9:30 am

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    WHERE: 27 Calle Rolex

    Little Theatre Group

    San Rafael de Escazu

    Costa Rica

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    SUGGESTED DONATION: ₡ 3,000

    (Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, meeting space & the Get Out the Vote campaign)

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    50-50 DRAWING: Bring extra money for a chance to win a special prize.

    TICKETS: ₡1,000 each

    (money raised goes towards our Get Out the Vote efforts)

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    FREE TRANSFER FROM SAN JOSE:

    Those desiring a free ride to Escazú can meet at Teatro Nacional by 8:30 am promptly or earlier if all who reserved are present. We will provide a free ride back to San José at 12:15 pm.

    Call Nelleke - 8614-2622 or e-mail Maxine - mtorresdacr@protonmail.ch

    You NEED to make a reservation for a ride.

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    CONTACT:

    If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247 or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com

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    RSVP INFORMATION:
    We expect a high turnout for this important topic and we urge you to RSVP early using this link:

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    UPCOMING:
    Save the Date. On September 29th we will have another large event at Tin Jo to collect ballots and last-minute registrations. Two years ago, 100 people attended, and we hope to match that turnout. We are excited that Bertilla Baker has agreed to perform. She appeared on Broadway and in national tours. She has sung gospel and jazz with various groups and bands. And more exciting news: Jim Thompson’s brother Jeffrey Thompson will be here and will be joining Bertilla. They have performed together on Broadway in the past and are good friends. It’s going to be a sellout! An invitation to reserve your space will be sent out soon! Seating will be limited.

    JORGE JIMENEZ BIO:

    Mr. Jimenez holds a doctorate in marine ecology. His experience in has made him a researcher at the School of Biological Sciences, member of the Academic Postgraduate Committee, and coordinator of the Mangrove Forest Ecology and Management Program. His experience in mangrove ecology has been published in several maps, technical reports, scientific articles, and books.

    ABOUT MARVIVA:

    MarViva is an organization that works on marine conservation. They focus on political advocacy, interactive processes, multi-sector alliances, and the use of communication tools to promote policies and standards, raise awareness and encourage changes of attitude regarding marine wildlife conservation. MarViva currently operates in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panamá as a non-profit NGO.

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    Where are the children? Hear the experts


    Families belong together!
    In April, the Trump White House issued a policy to separate children from their parents, relatives, or other adults who accompanied them in crossing the border, whether apprehended during an illegal crossing or, in numerous reported cases, legally presenting themselves for asylum. The policy involved prosecuting all adults who were detained at the U.S.–Mexico border, sending the parents to federal jails, and placing children and infants under the supervision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. According to government officials, the policy led to the separation of more than 3,000 children from their parents.

    We are all outraged at the separation of families at the border. To understand the situation at hand and what actions we can take, we have invited two experts on immigration policy and human rights, Roeland de Wilde and Veena Siddharth. Each one will give a presentation, followed by a Q&A session and discussion.

    RSVP at http://whoozin.com/HRF-VQX-NJDV

    August 4th, 2018

    9:00 – 9:30 am: Voter Registration

    9:30 am - 12:00 pm DACR Meeting – Business and Discussion

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    SUGGESTED DONATION: ₡3,000
    (Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, meeting space & the Get Out the Vote campaign)
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    RAFFLE: Bring extra money to win a very special prize.
    TICKETS: 1 for ₡1,000
    (money raised goes towards our Get Out the Vote efforts)
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    FREE TRANSFER FROM SAN JOSE:
    SAN JOSE - Those desiring a free ride to Escazu can meet at Teatro Nacional by-8:30 am promptly or earlier if all who RSVP’d are present. We will provide a free ride back to SJ at 12:15 pm.

    RIDE (must RSVP): Call Nelleke: 8614-2622 or e-mail Maxine: mtorresdacr@protonmail.ch
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    CONTACT:
    If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247 or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com

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    RSVP INFORMATION:

    We expect a high turnout for this heartbreaking subject and we urge you to RSVP early using this link: http://whoozin.com/HRF-VQX-NJDV

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, September 01, 2018 at 09:00 AM

    Save our Oceans

    We are pleased to announce that Jorge Jimenez, the director of MarViva, will speak at our September 1st Meeting.  He will speak about MarViva, President Carlos Alvarado's policies on marine ecosystems, climate change and what Trump is doing to damage the ecosystems of the entire planet. 

    WHEN: Saturday, September 1st, 2018

    9:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Voter Registration will be available from 9:00 am to 9:30 am

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    WHERE: 27 Calle Rolex

    Little Theatre Group

    San Rafael de Escazu

    Costa Rica

    ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈

    SUGGESTED DONATION: ₡ 3,000

    (Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, meeting space & the Get Out the Vote campaign)

    ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈

    50-50 DRAWING: Bring extra money for a chance to win a special prize. 

    TICKETS: ₡1,000 each

    (money raised goes towards our Get Out the Vote efforts)

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    FREE TRANSFER FROM SAN JOSE:

    Those desiring a free ride to Escazú can meet at Teatro Nacional by 8:30 am promptly or earlier if all who reserved are present. We will provide a free ride back to San José at 12:15 pm.

    Call Nelleke - 8614-2622 or e-mail Maxine - mtorresdacr@protonmail.ch

    You NEED to make a reservation for a ride.

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    CONTACT:

    If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247 or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com

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    RSVP INFORMATION:
    We expect a high turnout for this important topic and we urge you to RSVP early using this link: 

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    UPCOMING:
    Save the Date. On September 29th we will have another large event at Tin Jo to collect ballots and last-minute registrations. Two years ago, 100 people attended, and we hope to match that turnout.  We are excited that Bertilla Baker has agreed to perform. She appeared on Broadway and in national tours. She has sung gospel and jazz with various groups and bands. And more exciting news: Jim Thompson’s brother Jeffrey Thompson will be here and will be joining Bertilla. They have performed together on Broadway in the past and are good friends. It’s going to be a sellout! An invitation to reserve your space will be sent out soon! Seating will be limited.

     

    JORGE JIMENEZ BIO:

    Mr. Jimenez holds a doctorate in marine ecology. His experience in has made him a researcher at the School of Biological Sciences, member of the Academic Postgraduate Committee, and coordinator of the Mangrove Forest Ecology and Management Program. His experience in mangrove ecology has been published in several maps, technical reports, scientific articles, and books.

    ABOUT MARVIVA:

     

    MarViva is an organization that works on marine conservation. They focus on political advocacy, interactive processes, multi-sector alliances, and the use of communication tools to promote policies and standards, raise awareness and encourage changes of attitude regarding marine wildlife conservation. MarViva currently operates in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panamá as a non-profit NGO.

    Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Restaurante Tin Jo in San Jose, Costa Rica

    Voting with the Stars

    RSVP at: www.whoozin.com/JYA-E6U-EJCW

    Voter Services
    Morning 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Afternoon 2:30 - 4:30 pm

     

    SPECIAL ASSISTANCE FOR STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS

     

    Ballots: Email, Fax or Post

    FWABs: Write-in ballots

    FVAPs to register/request a ballot...Last chance!

     

    Please RSVP at: www.whoozin.com/JYA-E6U-EJCW

     

    Come at noon if you already voted
    Noon Luncheon with Bertilla Baker and Jeffrey Thompson
    Bring your friends and family. All are welcome


    Restaurante Tin Jo - Bamboo Room

    10.000 colones includes all taxes and tips
    1 soft drink: sodas or a Tin Jo infusion – ginger lemongrass or tamarind mint.
    If you want other drinks such as beer or wine, you can pay separately at the time of service.
    Choice of two combo plates:
    Non vegetarian:
    Vegetarian:
    Dessert:

    To vote from abroad you must, by law, request an absentee ballot every election year,


    COME AND MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD FROM ABROAD

    RSVP at: www.whoozin.com/JYA-E6U-EJCW