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  • Opportunities for Environmental & Climate Justice in the Biden Era: A Panel Discussion

    Earth Week 2021 should be a time for celebration, but also a time to take stock of the challenges ahead.  By focusing on environmental justice, we hope to broaden the scope of interest and action, and in particular, garner timely support for the ambitious Democratic agenda on climate encapsulated in the infrastructure plan proposed by the Biden Administration.

    Co-hosted by the Progressive Caucus & the Global Black Caucus

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    THE PANEL 

    Michelle Deatrick, Founder and Chair of the first-ever DNC Environment and Climate Crisis Council, is a policy analyst, editor and internationally honored poet. She is a member of UAW Local 2320 and the National Writers Union, and serves as a delegate to her regional labor federation as well as being on the Climate Power’s National Advisory Board and the Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy’s Board of Directors. A recent county commissioner who flipped a rural three-term red seat to blue, and a former Peace Corps Volunteer, Michelle is the Chair of Women’s March Ann Arbor. She lives on her family’s 80 acre farm.

    Dr. Michael K. Dorsey is a limited partner in the Spanish solar concern IberSun, s.l. and a JV partner in the Indian based solar panel manufacturer Pahal Solar. Dr. Dorsey is also a “Full member” of the Club of Rome. As a recognized expert on global energy, environment, and sustainability matters, in 2013 the US National Journal named Dorsey one of 200 US “energy and environment expert insiders.”  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Yale University, and the Johns Hopkins University. Dorsey sits on the board the Sunrise Movement Education Fund, the 501(c)3 arm of Sunrise, an entity he and two former students co-founded in 2017. In fall 2020, Dr. Dorsey was the inaugural Macmillan Scholar in Residence at the University of Vermont.

    Professor N. Bruce Duthu is the Samson Occom Professor and Chair of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. An internationally recognized scholar of Native American law and policy, Professor Duthu joined the faculty of Arts & Sciences at Dartmouth in 2008.  He served as Dartmouth’s Associate Dean of the Faculty for International Studies & Interdisciplinary Programs.  Duthu earned his BA degree in religion and Native American Studies from Dartmouth College and his JD degree from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. Prior to joining the Dartmouth faculty, Duthu was Professor of Law at Vermont Law School where he also served as inaugural director of the VLS-Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou, China) Partnership in Environmental Law. He is the author of Shadow Nations: Tribal Sovereignty and the Limits of Legal Pluralism (Oxford University Press 2013) and American Indians and the Law (Viking/Penguin Press 2008) and much more. He is an enrolled tribal member of the United Houma Nation of Louisiana.

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    Alexander Lee, former DA China general counsel, taught Environmental Justice at Middlebury College in 1996, a year after he founded Project Laundry List, an organization that he led till 2010. He has worked for the NH PUC as Assistant to the Commissioners and was NARUC ERE Committee Staff Co-Chair during that time. He currently teaches Environmental Science and is the head of the social studies department at a school in Guangzhou.

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    April 22, 2021 at 7:30pm
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    Zoom Meeting
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    Guangzhou, Guangdong
    China
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  • Our Forests and Our Climate: an Earth Week Guided Discussion

    Wildfires in Australia. Wildfires in California. The Amazon burned to make way for cattle grazing.  Pledges to plant a billion trees. Carbon offsetting by protecting forests. The planet’s forests have become ground zero for climate impacts and climate action. 

    In honor of Earth Week 2021, The Climate Action Team and Democrats Abroad Spain are hosting “Our Forests and Our Climate: an Earth Week Guided Discussion” with Daniel James, newly elected chair of DA Spain. 

    Daniel has decades of expertise in forest management and environmental policy, working on the Hill, for the US Forest service, and most recently, as Acting Deputy Under Secretary and senior advisor for Natural Resources and Environment at USDA. 

    Date: April 21, 2021

    Time: 6:00 PM CET/12 PM EST

    This is a virtual event; RSVP for the link

    We hope you will attend to learn more about the connection between forests and climate change, and the importance of protecting and preserving forests to the planet. We want you to be inspired to take action!

    Here are some suggested watchings/readings to introduce you to the subject and spark some questions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-nEYsyRlYo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q0xUXo2zEY&feature=youtu.be

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00122-z

    https://www.iucn.org/resources/issues-briefs/forests-and-climate-change

    Submit your questions in advance to [email protected]! Please use the subject line “Climate and Forests”.


    Daniel James was recently elected chair for DA Spain. He served 34 years in public service and retired from USDA in 2019. His last role was Acting Deputy Under Secretary and senior advisor for Natural Resources and Environment. In that role Daniel led the NRE Mission area which included the US Forest Service, and for a period Natural Resource Conservation Service and Gulf Coast Restoration work. 

    He was appointed Associate Chief of the Forest Service in July 2016. Prior to this appointment, Daniel, served in many leadership positions, including:

    •  Regional Forester of the Rocky Mountain Region; 
    • Deputy Regional Forester in the Pacific Southwest Region; Forest Supervisor of the Santa Fe National Forest; 
    • District Ranger on the Salt Lake Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest; 
    • District Ranger on the South Park Ranger District of the Pike and San Isabel National Forest, Comanche, and Cimarron National Grasslands; 
    • Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs of the Intermountain Region, National Press Officer in Washington, D.C.; 
    • and aide to the United States Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado when he was in the US House of Representatives. 

    He represented USDA on the National Advisory Council for Historic Preservation, National Wildland Fire Leadership Council and also served on the Board for the Sierra Conservancy and the National Leadership Council for the National Forest Foundation. 

    Daniel earned a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and a Master’s degree from Regis University of Denver. He and his partner Aaron live in Barcelona, Spain. 


    Don’t forget that The Climate Action Team has curated this list of virtual Earth Day events - there is something to fit every time zone and every age group.

     

    WHEN
    April 21, 2021 at 6pm
    WHERE
    This is a virtual event; RSVP for the link
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    IT ADMIN TRAINING - April 13, 2021

    Tuesday April 13 2021
    10:00AM:Vancouver, 1:00PM:Toronto, 2:00PM:Buenos Aires, 7:00PM:Rome

    Overview of Membership Management, Email Administration, and WebPosting for Admins, Data Privacy Explained, and more!

    All countries' admins - new, current and experienced -  are welcome!
    RSVP below to receive meeting details.

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    April 13, 2021 at 7pm
    WHERE
    WebEx -ONLINE
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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!


  • Gender Equality: Unleashing Women's Full Potential

    Professor Linda Scott will join us April 13th @ 12pm EST/6pmCET

    To discuss the research behind the findings in her recently-published book:

    “The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women."

    Internationally renowned expert on women's economic development and Emeritus DP World Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oxford.  Professor Linda Scott will join us to discuss the research behind the findings in her recently-published book: “The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women.” Her analysis of international gender data shows the reality of a distinctive pattern of economic inequality which, when combined with cultural impediments, forms the shadow economy unique to women, the “Double X Economy.” To quote Melinda Gates:

    “Linda Scott shines a light on women's essential and often invisible contributions to our global economy--while combining insight, analysis, and interdisciplinary data to make a compelling and actionable case for unleashing women's economic power." --Melinda Gates, author of The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

    Linda gives us a powerful argument going forward: “…equal economic treatment for women would put a stop to some of the world’s costliest evils, while building prosperity for everyone.”  And she is looking to recruit everyone to the cause of women’s economic inclusion!

     

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    April 13, 2021 at 6pm
    WHERE
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  • 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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    "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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  • 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.


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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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