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Did you know every eligible American living abroad can vote in U.S. elections this year?
Do you have questions about how to vote? Click the chat bubble at the bottom of this screen and we'll help you find the answers.
Join us September 27th, or any Sunday till November from midnight to midnight Eastern time to talk to a volunteer LIVE on Zoom about questions you have about voting from abroad.
More information: The easiest way to request your ballot is at VoteFromAbroad.org. It takes just a few minutes to complete your form and send it in to the US state where you last lived. If you've never voted from abroad, the website will guide you step by step. In most cases it’s pretty simple. But if you’re new to overseas voting, or if you haven’t done it in a while, you may have additional questions. That’s why we’ll be here every Sunday until election day to help.
If you can’t make it any Sunday, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send in your question through our online help bubble, and a volunteer will get back to you promptly.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/91090344003
Meeting number: 910 9034 4003
Democrats Abroad Sweden is committed to getting out the 2020 vote!
We are hosting a Phonebanking Huddle on Sunday, September 27th, 2020 at 12:00 PM CEST for volunteers to join to make phonebanking calls to Democrats Abroad members to ensure they are registered to vote.
RSVP below to attend.
We will follow up with you with the information to join the phonebanking huddle.
Thank you for your continued dedication to Democrats Abroad and voter registration!
Please attend a Phonebanking Training Prior to attending a DA Sweden Phonebanking Huddle
Next Training Session: Monday, September 28th at 6:30 PM CEST
Next DA Sweden Phonebanking Huddle: Thursday, October 1st at 6:00 PM CEST
VotefromAbroad.org In-Person Voter Help at Shakespeare & Company is back! Drop by any time between 12-6PM on any Saturday or Sunday in September and VoteFromAbroad volunteers will be on hand to help you request a ballot, get registered, and help you make sure your vote gets counted. We will be sitting outside in front of the bookstore, and ask that everyone please comply with mask and social distancing guidance.
Join us as we discuss the novel "Jazz" by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison."In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life." - description from Goodreads.comWe will be meeting in person at Café Grundmann in Leipzig and online via WebEx. If you would like to join us online, please send an e-mail to email@example.com to receive the log-in information.
IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE
In order to abide by official sanitary protocol limiting gatherings to 10 people, we ask that you sign up for a 1 hour shift and respect your selected time. NOTE: The time of this event has now been extended one hour, from 1-4PM (three 1 hour shifts).
PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A SHIFT HERE:
COME BY FOR SOME POSTCARD THERAPY as we send personalized, anonymous messages to ALL-IMPORTANT BATTLEGROUND STATE VOTERS living in France, encouraging them to make sure they vote! We'll provide pre-addressed postcards with a design that you can color and add your own creative touch -- we will have pens but feel free to bring your own, and if you have extra postcards to share, great! Donations for domestic postage also gratefully accepted.
In a previous discussion we considered Andrew Yang’s case for a universal basic income (UBI) as a possible solution to keep people safe, prevent job loss and maintain incomes. Now we propose a discussion around another possible solution: A federal jobs guarantee. Proponents of a federal jobs guarantee say it would provide Americans with the option of a dignified job with living wages and full benefits, bend the economy towards racial and economic justice, tackle poverty and discrimination, and gear work towards community needs such as care and efforts to fight climate change. But how would this work? Who would implement this? Is there political will to get it done?
To prepare for the discussion, you can watch this video for a European academic perspective.
For an American perspective, you can read Pavlina R. Tcherneva’s new book The Case for a Job Guarantee which enumerates the many advantages of the Job Guarantee over the status quo and proposes a blueprint for its implementation within the context of the Green New Deal. For an overview of the book in Q&A format, see this site.
Phonebanking helps voter turnout by calling members and reminding them to request & send back their ballots!
Join our phone banking party and help us reach our goal of contacting all of our members voting from swing states. Meeting your neighbors in Friedrichshain, and work together to ensure fellow Americans living abroad are keeping an eye out for their ballots and sending them back right away!
Phone banking is easy and straightforward. All you will need is your computer – **not a tablet**, **not a smartphone** – and headphones, if you have a set. At the beginning of each phone banking party we will have a training session, so newcomers are very welcome!
Note: this is a phonebanking event at a member's home, please RSVP in advance so we can send you the address - and space is limited. You will need to bring your own computer and headset in order to attend.
You can help out by sharing this event with your American friends and acquaintances in Berlin! As always, we welcome new faces, even if you’ve never attended a meeting or an event before.
Hygiene & Safety
Callers will respect the recommended 1.5 meter distance, and windows will be opened for ventilation. The number of participants is limited, so please only RSVP if you are definitely attending. The safety of our community members comes first.
How to Sign Up To Phonebank
Detailed instructions available here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking
It just takes a few steps to start calling:
- Log in at https://www.democratsabroad.org/login
- Join the phone banking team volunteer team: https://www.democratsabroad.org/voter_support_team
- You’ll get an email from firstname.lastname@example.org to activate your CallHub account and set a password
- Review the training materials: https://www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking#training
- Get calling!
In recent months the issue of race equality has dominated the news media. However, racism is not confined to police brutality or to the white supremacistsholding their rallies in public. That is racism at its most crude and visible form. More subtle is the structural racism in every aspect of our society - not just in our criminal justice system but also in our schools, the media, the workplace, and communities.
Join us for a workshop that will provide attendees a better understanding of how racism shapes our culture and laws and to take part in imagining new ways to move forward. The workshop will be facilitated by Mrs. Sherri Spelic, an educator and leadership coach.
The event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 27th from 16:00-18:00. Please RSVP here to receive the link.