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  • rsvped for Progressive Book Club- Our Time Is Now 2022-01-08 00:42:55 -0500

    Progressive Book Club- Our Time Is Now

    Join our Progressive Caucus Book Club as we read this month's selection, "Our Time is Now" by Stacey Abrams.

    From Goodreads:

    "This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more to push for a different American story than the one being told today. It's a story that is one part danger, one part action, and all true. It's a story about how and why we fight for our democracy and win."

    Celebrated national leader and bestselling author Stacey Abrams offers a blueprint to end voter suppression, empower our citizens, and take back our country. A recognized expert on fair voting and civic engagement, Abrams chronicles a chilling account of how the right to vote and the principle of democracy have been and continue to be under attack. Abrams would have been the first African American woman governor, but experienced these effects firsthand, despite running the most innovative race in modern politics as the Democratic nominee in Georgia. Abrams didn’t win, but she has not conceded. The book compellingly argues for the importance of robust voter protections, an elevation of identity politics, engagement in the census, and a return to moral international leadership.

    Our Time Is Now draws on extensive research from national organizations and renowned scholars, as well as anecdotes from her life and others’ who have fought throughout our country’s history for the power to be heard. The stakes could not be higher. Here are concrete solutions and inspiration to stand up for who we are―now.
     

    The zoom link for the meeting can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86298657077

    Love to see you there!

     
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    January 27, 2022 at 9:00pm
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    Zoom (link in the description)
    Seoul
    South Korea
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  • rsvped for Books Abroad: Women and Power 2021-12-30 04:02:39 -0500

    Books Abroad: Women and Power

    ATTENTION: EVENT DATE AND TIME CHANGE. EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON Wednesday, Jan 26 1:30pm EST/ 7:30 PM CET.

    Books Abroad, The Global Women’s Caucus Feminist reading group, is excited to kick off the new year with an unforgettable read about the roots of misogyny, written by world renowned classicist Mary Beard.

    You might wonder what a learned Cambridge don, professor of classics, scholar of Ancient Roman and Greek civilizations, and Britain’s best-known classicist can tell our modern “me-too” world about feminism, but the answer is, “a lot.”

    Beard is an indomitable feminist, and her new best-selling book Women and Power, is an engaging and educated search back into antiquity to find the roots of misogyny.  To quote The Guardian, “[r]eading it in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, it seems utterly, dreadfully convincing. Mute women; brutal men; shame as a mechanism for control; androgyny and avoidance as a strategy for survival.”  But Beard doesn’t keep us in the past.  What she uncovers for us in the classics has bearing on our leaders today and sensitizes us to the world around us. And she even offers remedies.  It’s a slim volume (115 pages), but what Mary Beard writes is powerful and complex.

    A manifesto that is erudite, powerful and complex… and more importantly, for non-classicists, delightfully readable.

    Join us Tuesday Jan 26 at 1:30 PM ET, 7:30pm CET on Zoom.

    RSVP for the Zoom meeting information.

    WHEN
    January 26, 2022 at 1:30pm
    WHERE
    Zoom - RSVP for link
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  • Democrats Abroad Finland Elects Executive Committee 2021-23

    Many thanks to all who participated in our 2021 Elections and AGM last night. A hearty congratulations to our new Executive Committee 2021-23; Dana Freling (Chair), Derek Sellin (Vice Chair), Elizabeth Peterson (Secretary), John Barry (Treasurer), Stephen Stalter (Counsel), Betsy Ettorre (Member-at-large),and Jocelyn Striker Lemmilä (Member-at-large). Full steam ahead!


  • published DA Finland Ramps Up Voter Assistance in News 2020-10-14 03:33:47 -0400

    DA Finland Ramps Up Voter Assistance

    DA Finland ramps up voter assistance for voter registration and ballot return. Biden/Harris swag arrived just in time for enthusiasts to support candidates and Democrats Abroad Finland!

     


  • Voter Registration and Information Event at Helsinki's Musiikkiitalo

    Democrats Abroad Finland and VFA held a successful voter registration drive and information event in Helsinki. Lots of new and/or questioning voters also got to grab some newly arrived Biden/Harris swag! voters seeking help and grabbing some newly arrived Biden/Harris swag!


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  • donated via 2020-06-09 00:46:32 -0400

    Join Howard Dean and

    Support Democrats Abroad's Global Campaign to

    "Get Out the Vote"

    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States. Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 
    We are phoning members, running social media ads, and mailing potential voters in order to win in November.
    And our Get Out the Vote campaigns work. In 2016, the number of Americans abroad who voted was 50% higher than in 2012 and in 2018, the number of voters tripled compared to 2014.
    We CAN make the difference, but we need YOUR help. Please make a donation today to fund our Global Get Out the Vote campaign.

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    Donations are to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.
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  • DA Finland joins Helsinki March: Black Lives Matter

    Standing up for justice everywhere! Several thousand more than expected gathered for the peaceful protest with inspiring speakers in Helsinki on June 3rd, despite the pandemic. Protesters stood in solidarity with Black Lives Matter in the US and across the globe, after the brutal murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police.

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  • DA Finland joins Helsinki March: Black Lives Matter

    Democrat Abroad Finland joined thousands in Helsinki to stand up for justice and Black Lives Matter globally, in response to the George Floyd lynching. Moving speeches and peaceful demonstrations galvanized the crowds calling for an end to racism all over the world.


  • donated via 2020-05-16 06:48:14 -0400

    LET'S CONTINUE THE FIGHT

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    Every dollar you give supports our work to elect Democrats who will fight to make a better life for ALL Americans. Join us by making a donation today.

    Candice Kerestan, International Chair - Democrats Abroad

    Donate to Democrats Abroad today and help us register Americans all over the world for the crucial 2022 elections, reach out on issues that concern you, and build a brighter future for our country and the world. With your help, we will make the difference. We MADE the difference in 2020! And in Georgia in 2021! And we will continue to fight for Democratic victories and for issues that our members care about!

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  • Primary voting continues on Super Saturday in Helsinki's Oodi Library

    Presidential primary voting continued on Saturday the 7th of March at Oodi, with packed crowds of young and old alike, excited to vote for the first time in Finland as American citizens.


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  • Finland's holds first ever in-person Voting Center on Super Tuesday!

    Finland's first ever in-person Voting Center was held on Super Tuesday for the Democratic presidential primary, March 3rd, in Helsinki's beautiful Oodi Central Library. We had a great turnout and ample enthusiasm from volunteers and voters alike.


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  • published Finland's Global Presidential Primary in News 2020-01-21 08:25:17 -0500

    Finland's Global Presidential Primary

    Join us for Finland's Country Committee's first Global Presidential Primary! Vote either in person at our beautiful new Oodi Library in Helsinki or remotely (remote ballads will be available Feb. 18th online). If you are 18 years of age by Nov. 3, 2020, an American citizen, and will not participate in your state's presidential primary, cast your ballot and let your voice make a difference! 

    In person voting will be at:

    Oodi Helsinki Central Library, Learning Room 2, Töölönlahdenkatu 4, Helsinki 00100

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 16:00-20:00 and

    Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 13:00-17:00


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  • DA Finland Gathers for Call with Julian Castro and Screening of RBG Documentary

    DA Finland enjoyed a great evening together engaging with presidential candidate, Secretary Julian Castro, as part of the Democrats Abroad video call series with presidential hopefuls. Guests then marveled at the touching documentary of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life, entitled RBG, and enjoyed a lively discussion and wine until late in the night. 


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  • published DA Finland Marches in the Gobal Climate Strike in News 2019-10-05 09:04:55 -0400

    DA Finland Marches in the Gobal Climate Strike

    Democrats Abroad Finland standing with the kids, the planet and the future in the global climate strike 9/27/2019 at

    The Finnish Parliament🌲🌳🌵


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