Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders named the co-chairs and members of their joint task forces — including AOC and SecState John Kerry as Co-Chairs on Climate Change. The task forces “will meet in advance of the Democratic National Convention to make recommendations to the DNC Platform Committee” and to Biden directly.
Biden said in a statement that a “united party is key to defeating” the president in six months, as well as “moving our country forward through an unprecedented crisis.” The task forces “will be essential to identifying ways to build on our progress and not simply turn the clock back to a time before Donald Trump, but transform our country,” he said.
“In the midst of the unprecedented economic and pandemic crises we face, the Democratic Party must think big, act boldly, and fight to change the direction of this country,” Sanders said in his statement, adding: “I commend Joe Biden for working together with my campaign to assemble a group of leading thinkers and activists who can and will unify our party in a transformational and progressive direction.”
The EMEA Regional Convention took place virtually all day Saturday May 16. Congratulations to the following representatives from EMEA who have just been elected to join the Democrats Abroad 2020 DNC delegation, be a 2020-2024 DNC member, or join the DA 2020 Global Platform committee:
⭐ 2020-2024 Democrats Abroad DNC member - Katie Solon (DE)
⭐ 2020 DA Sanders delegates - Diego Rivas (DE), Anne Dlugosz (FR), Farid Ben Amor (CH)
⭐ 2020 DA Biden delegates - Juan Cerda (AT), Marisa Grimes (RW), Onelica Andrade (BE)
⭐ 2020 DA Platform committee members - Heather Stone (IL) & Nathan Zaccai (UK)
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POLITICAL FORUM: ELECTIONS 2020
Tuesday, May 19 @ 7P
Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle as he lays out the electoral math and likely paths to winning the White House in November. We will also discuss key Senate and State races up for grabs.
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ELECTIONS DATA WHIZ: DAVID SHOR
Friday, May 22 @ 3:30P France
Can data analytics tell us where we need to be by November 2020? How will the coronavirus pandemic change campaigning and polling? What are the best messages to persuade people to vote? As a young whiz on former President Barack Obama's data analytics team in the 2012 election, David Shor predicted the results within 1 percentage point in all 50 states. Have a question for David? Email it here.
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PHONEBANKING FRANCE WITH THE YOUTH CAUCUS
Saturday, May 23
1-2PM - Phonebanking Training
2-5PM - Phonebanking, Q&A
Help us call thousands of US voters in France to make sure they are registered and ready to vote this fall!
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POLITICAL COMMENTATOR, AUTHOR, ACTIVIST:
Friday May 29th, 2020 @ 5PM France
Robert Reich’s political and government experience spans decades, including serving on President Barack Obama's economic transition advisory board and four years as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. A prolific and bestselling author, Reich has published more than a dozen books and has co-created two award-winning Netflix documentaries, Inequality for All and Saving Capitalism. His new book, The System: Who Rigged It, and How We Fix It analyses how we came to the current fraught economic and political situation, and how we can change the system to serve the many rather than the elite few.
Have a question for Robert? Email it here.
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GLOBAL LGBTQI CAUCUS: SOLIDARITY SUNDAY
LGBTQI CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER
"THIS IS NOT MY FIRST PANDEMIC”
Sunday, May 31 @ 5PM France
Cleve will discuss and draw the parallels between the AIDS and COVID-19 government then and now. Both pandemics began with a Republican president in the White House who did not perceive the gravity of the situation and failed to lead the country. Hosted by the Global LGBTQI Caucus and DA Austria.