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  • published June is Pride Month! in News 2019-06-03 06:19:20 -0400

    June is Pride Month!

    June is Pride month and we can celebrate Italian-style with Pride events happening up and down the country! 

    We'd like to especially highlight the 1st USA Pride float at Rome Pride this year being organized by  Rachel Mascetta.  This is going to be a smashing event! Put on your Pride pants and get there, because you are invited!

    Check your local Pride event at our calendar here and share your participation with us! Send photos, tag us, or use the hashtag #DAItalyPride so we can find you!  

    Pride events calendar for the month of June


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  • Residency-Based Taxation is gaining traction!

    The DA Tax Team, in collaboration with Democrat Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia and Republican Rep. George Holding of North Carolina, is making headway reforming dual-taxation on American citizens living abroad! 

    What can you do to progress RBT?

    The best thing you can do to progress RBT is to reach out to your elected representatives to remind them of the importance of this reform to you and your family and to ask for their support. Personal stories are the most effective. Include as much detail as you feel comfortable sharing. Call, write or send electronic messages to your House member and Senators. All outreach to those counting on your electoral support is helpful. If you get an interesting response that you think would be useful for us to know about in progressing our work, please send it through to us. We will follow up with your member.

    Click here for a sample script from our DA Tax Team. 

    Click here to find your Representative's contact information. 

    Click here to find your Senator's contact information. 

    Stay abreast of all the latest news and updates on Residency-Based Taxation via the DA Tax Team's blog here



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  • published Women's March Rome #StopTheBans Protest in News 2019-05-20 09:13:36 -0400

    Women's March Rome #StopTheBans Protest

    Across the United States this year, eight states, including Alabama and Missouri, have passed bans or bills restricting abortion.

    On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, citizens across the United States are gathering in front of statehouses, town squares, and courthouses to protest this latest wave of legislation. Women’s March Rome will be standing in solidarity with their #StopTheBans allies across the ocean by holding a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy Rome at 12-2 p.m.

    #StopTheBans is being led by numerous advocacy groups including the ACLU, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Women’s March.  

    Please see the Women's March Rome Facebook event for more details: www.facebook.com/events/2376418999088293/ 

    For any additional information, please contact Elizabeth Farren at womenrome@gmail.com.

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  • published Sea Changes in News 2019-05-14 07:05:32 -0400

    Sea Changes

    Maxwell Kennedy and his wife in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. 

    Maxwell Kennedy, son of Senator Robert Kennedy, attempted to sail from San Francisco through the Panama Canal to Washington D.C. on this schooner, The Valkyrien. The ship was intended to be the cornerstone of a memorial to The Pearl, a schooner charted in a failed attempt to free slaves in 1848 that helped ignite the abolitionist movement.

    During a recent visit to Italy's breathtaking Sardinia, Kennedy spoke about his ill-fated voyage where he saw floating plastic, dying coral reefs, and depleted fish and sea creature populations. He witnessed slavery aboard unregulated fishing vessels in international waters, a problem that directly contrasts with his cause, honoring an anti-slavery vessel.

    Kennedy also took a moment to praise Democrats Abroad.

    “They are very well organized, and that is what we need — organization. The NRA is well organized and they get results. We should do the same. It’s all a matter of political will.”

     

    Please read the full story, written by Claudia Flisi, herehttp://www.facebook.com/notes/democrats-abroad-italy/a-kennedy-redefines-sea-changes/2771281602941947/

     

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