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Democrats Abroad @ Marcha de la Diversidad

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JUNE 25TH Democrats Abroad will be joining forces with Movimiento Diversidad (Pride Costa Rica). It is Democrats Abroad Costa Rica’s first action of Summer Resistance. We will be having a float in the Pride March this Sunday, June 25th in San José. Please join us in showing our support for the LGBTQ community in Costa Rica.

A Classic VW bus will be painted in rainbow colors, and we will march alongside with banners.

We will meet at noon at Parque Benemeritos de la Patria (Avenida Segunda, Calle 38).

If it is possible, please make a sign to carry.

If by any circumstance you cannot find Democrats Abroad at Parque Benemeritos de la Patria, go to Paseo Colón and look for Steve’s bright red VW bus (our float). If you still can’t find the VW bus, please contact Kathy 8572-2984. 


Distinguished guest speaker - Not to be missed! April 29th

 

ABOUT MONICA ARAYA

  • Mónica Araya was born and raised in Costa Rica. She started working on sustainability when she was 19 and has worked on this non-stop for more than 20 years. 
  •  She studied economics in Costa Rica. She earned a Ph.D. in environmental management at Yale University.
  • In 2014, she founded Nivela, a thought-leadership group devoted to clean development and Costa Rica Limpia.
  • She is a Senior Associate at E3G in London and at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

More about Mónica Araya

  • She has given interviews to journalists from TIME Magazine, Financial Times, National Geographic, Huffington Post Live, BBC Radio, BBC World Service, The Guardian, VICE news, Climate Home, Le Monde, and ClimateWire.
  • She publishes articles regularly in Project Syndicate, The Guardian, El País, Les Echos, ClimateHome and newspapers in Costa Rica, Colombia and Chile.
  • In 2014, The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs named her “Personality of the Future”.
  • She was a member of the world's largest all-female expedition to Antarctica.
  • In 2016, Mónica Araya was invited to give a TED talk on fossil fuels
  • Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI-HzvXk5bk

 

April 29th, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm 

Little Theatre Group in San Rafael de Escazú

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 the 50-50 drawing to win a chance at receiving 50% of what is raised from it. 
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 or email Maxine - 8828-3052 mtorresdacr@protonmail.ch 
You NEED to make a reservation for a ride.

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RSVP INFORMATION:

We are honored to have such a distinguished guest as Mónica Araya.

We expect a high turnout, and we urge you to RSVP early using this link: http://whoozin.com/PDP-3TP-FMMF

If you are unable to use the link, then reply directly to this email.

You MUST reserve a seat for admission. This will be a sellout for sure. 
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CONTACT
If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247 or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com 

 


March Monthly Meeting - Presentation Report Back From Honduras

March 25th, 2017

STORIES FROM HONDURAS

Carol Marujo and Martha Rollins will present a program about Honduras. A coup d'etat in June 2009 removed the democratically-elected president Mel Zelaya from office. Seven years later a human rights delegation visited Honduras to learn about the situation in the country today. Carol and Martha were part of that delegation that traveled to many parts of the country, met with many civil society leaders; the family of the murdered indigenous/environmental rights leader, Berta Cáceres; and the US ambassador to Honduras. This will be a very compelling presentation, don't miss it.

 

March 25th, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

DACR Meeting – Business and Discussion

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SUGGESTED DONATION: 3,000-colones

(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 the 50-50 drawing to win a chance at receiving 50% of what is raised from it.

TICKETS: 1 for 1,000-c

(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-9:00 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 RSVP: Call Nelleke - 8614-2622 must RSVP

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CONTACT:

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

 

To RSVP click here:

http://whoozin.com/RCT-9AR-G7MN


Global Town Hall with Keith Ellison- March 17th - 7:00 AM - in Costa Rica

Representative Keith Ellison, our new Deputy Chair for the Democratic Party, will be joining Democrats Abroad for a Global Town Hall call on Friday, March 17th at 9 am EDT (7:00 AM here). 
RSVP today for a great opportunity to hear from Congressman Ellison as he speaks directly to Democrats Abroad around the world and answers our questions about the future of the Democratic Party.
Please mark your calendars for this exciting event. If you RSVP, we'll send you login and connection details soon - as well as a form to submit questions. To participate, RSVP today
Rep. Ellison has represented Minnesota's 5th Congressional District since 2007 and was the first Muslim-American elected to the U.S. Congress. We are excited to have this opportunity to speak with Ellison about the work that he and the newly elected DNC Chair Tom Perez are doing to help the Democratic Party fight back against the Trump agenda and fight to win in elections across the United States. 

International Women's Day March 8th

10:30 am in the Central Park, downtown San José.  

Let's all join our friends from CAP, WILPF, LIMPAL, SOA Watch-CR and Codepink-CR and Democrats Abroad to promote our values of human rights, justice, environmental responsibility and non-violent resistance to oppression. Put your love and creativity into signs and banners.



Cosi Event - September 26

Postponed for a later date - keep checking.




Welcome to Democrats Abroad Costa Rica

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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

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