The 2017 DACZ Annual meeting is coming up on March 28, 2017. Please find below statements from the candidates running for the DACZ Executive Committee.
And here's a link to the DACZ bylaws, with marked changes. We will be considering these changes during the meeting.
On the evening of Thursday, February 2, Democrats Abroad Czech Republic held a “Send Congress a Message” event in Beckett’s Irish Pub, in downtown Prague.
Despite the icy weather, what began as a gathering in a cozy side room turned into a group of about 50 people that had to branch out into the main bar. DACZ provided paper, envelopes, a list of tips on writing a letter to Congress, and three sample letters as food for thought: one opposing the appointment of Steve Bannon to the National Security Council, one concerning the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch, and the last against the seven country ban.
Letter writers were free to write Congress and other governing bodies about issues of concern, and participants helped each other look up local representatives. Other topics such as the DAPL, opposition to Betsy DeVos’ Education Secretary nomination, the ACA repeal, LGBTQAI civil rights and safety, and concerns about White nationalism bounced around the room and made it onto paper as Beckett’s outstanding servers brought food and drinks at lightning speed. The event was more than putting pens to paper; it was a time for everyone to voice concerns and find comfort in each other.
Part of what made this gathering so special was the presence of people from outside the Czech capitol. To help bring people together in the spirit of support networks and activism, DACZ plans to expand these events on a national level by making sample letters easily accessible so people throughout the Czech Republic can hold their own events. Information on these events will soon be available on DACZ's events page and Czech out DACZ’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DemocratsAbroadCzechRepublic/.
by R. Samson
Come celebrate 2018 with your fellow Democrats living in Czech Republic and join the global March to the Ballot Box.
Take a break from your new year's resolutions by trying (and taking home) homemade cookies! Plus we'll be helping everybody request their ballots right there at the party and commemorating (commiserating?) the anniversary of the president's ascension to the White House by ensuring we all March to the Ballot Box in November!
Please bake up your favorite cookies and bring at least two-to-three dozen plus a tray to put them on. And if you'd like, bring along a bottle of your favorite cheeky beverage to keep the warm holiday spirit alive. (And don't forget a Tupperware-type container for you to take home samples of your favorite cookies from others at the party.)
If you're not the baking type, you're of course welcome to attend. Even bakery-bought cookies will be welcome. We promise, no side eye! And if you don't want to bring anything, the other option is to make a donation. Then definitely no side eye!
We'll also have computers available and ready to assist you with requesting your ballot. Remember, you must request your ballot EVERY YEAR in order to vote from abroad in federal elections. If you're interested in volunteering with DA in 2018, we'll also be teaching folks how to help others to register or request their ballots to ensure our voices are heard in this terribly important upcoming midterm election where our efforts will help us take back the House.
Please RSVP today!
And if you're willing to share your recipe, we'll be collecting them and put out a DACZ cookie cookbook via PDF after the event!
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