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  • rsvped for proDA Book Club October 2021 2021-10-22 09:31:45 -0400

    Beaten Down, Worked Up by Steven Greenhouse - - Global Progressive Caucus Book Discussion

    Date: Monday, October 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET (Washington DC) time
    Location: Zoom
    Event Title: Beaten Down, Worked Up by Steven Greenhouse - - Global Progressive Caucus Book Discussion

    All are welcome to attend. Join us!  

    “Greenhouse probably knows more about what is happening in the American workplace than anybody else in the country. . .  a page-turning book that spans a century of worker strikes, without overcondensing or oversimplifying, and with plausible suggestions for the future. . . Great nonfiction requires great characters, and Greenhouse has the gift of portraiture. He is able to draw a complex, human portrait of a worker with a minimum of words, making the reader greedy for more details, not just about the policies but about the people. And he has both the newspaper writer’s ability to find the one or two individuals whose personal stories exemplify a larger point, and the historian’s ability to make what has already happened seem unlikely. He is skilled at homing in on the moments of the highest uncertainty, and transforming them into stories with quick and destabilizing twists and turns. . . Engrossing, character-driven, panoramic.”—Zephyr Teachout, The New York Times Book Review 

    “What I fear is that the there is a systematic effort to wipe clean our national memory of the capacity and benefits of workers acting collectively and building strong unions. Greenhouse’s book helps us remember that labor unions really did build the middle class, raise the dignity of workers, and civilize workplaces. It also gives us reason to believe that, as labor activist Rose Schneiderman poetically framed it, workers still “must have bread” but “must have roses, too.”—Robert Bruno, Perspectives on Work

    “[A] comprehensive primer on a subject that is intimately intertwined with our collective history. . . It is obvious that “Beaten Down, Worked Up” represents a monumental–and mostly successful–attempt to connect all the dots and thus provide a clear context for the ongoing societal debate about the efficacy of the labor movement and its place in contemporary culture. . . If you are concerned about the future, and especially our economic prospects, this is one you’ll definitely want to add to your reading list. Highly recommended.”—Aaron Hughey, Bowling Green Daily News

    Participants need to know that if there are access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, they should contact co-leaders, John Esteban Rodriguez and Betsy Ettorre ([email protected]) who will help them with the listed books. Learn more about the proDA Book Club.

    Location Local Event Start Time

    Vancouver

    9:00-10:30

    Toronto

    12:00-13:30

    London

    17:00-18:30

    Berlin

    18:00-19:30

    Nairobi/Athens

    19:00-20:30

    Dubai

    20:00-21:30

    Mumbai

    21:30-23:00

     

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    October 25, 2021 at 12:00pm
    WHERE
    Zoom
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  • rsvped for GDPR Training - December 10 2021-10-02 07:06:14 -0400

    GDPR Training - December 10

    Friday, December 10, 2021
    2:00 pm Paris, South Africa,  8:00 am Toronto, 5:00 pm Abu Dhabi

     

    An introduction to principles and practices in data protection.

    Participants must have a Confidentiality Agreement on file

    There will be a walk through of our processes and some background on GDPR in Democrats Abroad, followed by a general Q&A session for you to ask any questions you may have. 

    It's recommended to have looked at the GDPR Guide & Workbook and taken the self-correcting test at least once.

    Please note: It’s essential to RSVP to receive the WEBEX link and other details

    GDPR Guide cover

    WHEN
    December 10, 2021 at 8:00am
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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

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    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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  • 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

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    Candice Kerestan, International Chair - Democrats Abroad

    We need Democrats like you to commit to Democrats Abroad - your Democratic Party for overseas Americans. Contribute to Democrats Abroad today and help us register Americans all over the world for the 2021 and 2022 elections, reach out on issues that concern you and build a brighter future for our country and the world. With your help, we can make the difference. We did it all over the country in 2018! And 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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  • signed up on Progressive Caucus Signup 2020-05-08 08:59:32 -0400

  • signed up on LGBTQ+ Signup 2020-05-08 08:59:11 -0400

  • donated on ActBlue via 2020-05-17 05:37:54 -0400


  • 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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  • signed up on Global Black Caucus Signup 2019-05-22 12:07:31 -0400