Chair, DA Spain, DPCA Voting Rep

  • Meeting of the Environment & Climate Crisis Council Formation Crew

    We will open the Zoom room 10 minutes early, but you will not be able to join before that.



    June 27, 2021 at 8pm
    Kunming, Yunnan
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  • rsvped for Global Virtual Pride Marathon 2021-06-01 16:32:58 -0400

    Global Virtual Pride Marathon 2021

    Join Democrats Abroad's LGTBQ+ Caucus for a day long Pride Celebration as we share our stories. View the schedule here (or below).

    Pride 2021: Sharing Our Stories / Equality Matters

    Democrats Abroad is celebrating June Pride month with a series of events, including a webinar marathon on June 20th, featuring speakers and events. 

    The webinar marathon is being organized and hosted by the DA LGBTQ+ Caucus, with the aim to educate Americans about issues impacting LGBTQ+ people and opportunities to provide greater protection through policy and legislation. A key focus will be on engaging members to share their stories. 

    Through the webinar, members will have the opportunity to learn how to effectively engage their congressional representatives to support equality legislation, including the Equality Act, which would provide protections in employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs and jury service to LGBTQ+ people, and immigration reform.


    Time Title Speakers

    05.30 - 06:00 AM EDT (Washington DC)
    11.30 - 12:00 CET (Amsterdam)

    16:30 ICT (Bangkok, Thailand)
    19:30 AEST (Sydney, Australia)

    Let's talk about AAPI queer identity through a  discussion of Alice Wu's film The Half of It! A Netflix original movie, The Half of It received rave reviews from critics and tells the story of teenage Ellie Chu, who writes letters to her crush on the behalf of her classmate Paul in a queer retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac. As Paul and Ellie's friendship grows, the film explores the isolation of the intersection of queer and immigrant identity as well as the meaning of friendship.


    Anya Leonhard

    06:15 - 07:15 AM EDT
    12:15 - 13:15  CET 

    17:15 ICT
    20:15 AEST

    Supporting transgender youth

    Join DAUK LGBT Caucus as we host a discussion on trans youth healthcare policy with Mermaids UK Legal and Policy director Lui Asquith (they/them)! We will discuss how gender affirming healthcare can greatly improve the lives of trans and non binary children and teens, as well as the policies that threaten to to take these treatments away. Following the presentation, Lui Asquith will be responding to preprepared questions in a Q & A!


    Mermaids UK is Non-Profit working to support transgender, non binary and gender diverse children, young people and their families since 1995. Their support helps transgender youth and their families advocate for themselves with healthcare and education services, as well as helping trans youth to cope with mental and emotional distress, improve self esteem and learn social skills. They also regularly work with teachers, GP’s and social services to improve awareness, understanding, and policies with regard to trans youth.

    Mermaids, UK

    With Brian Westley and Caroline Ruchonnet, DAUK

    07:00 - 07:15 AM EDT
    13.00 - 13.15 CET

    18:00 ICT
    21:00 AEST

    Welcome to:  Pride Marathon  Sharing Our Stories   

    Kicking off the day long event by: 

    Co-Chair Martha McDevitt-Pugh

    07:30 - 08:45 AM EDT (Washington DC)
    13.30-14.45 CET (Amsterdam)

    18:30 ICT (Bangkok, Thailand)
    21:30 AEST  (Sydney, Australia)

    Between two stigmas: the intersection of being LGBTQ+ and an immigrant


    Co-sponsored by DA Hispanic Caucus


    Moderator: Juan Cerda


    Panel: Departed Dreamers Tawheeda Wahabzada, Jason and Monsy; DACA applicant Yari; Nicole Salgado author of Amor & Exile; Randall Emery of American Families United; Immigration lawyer and former DemsAbroad DNC Representative Bob Bragar


    Invited: Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American

    08:45 - 09:00 AM EDT
    14:45-15:00 CET

    19:45 ICT
    22:45 AEST

    Short films (at various points during the day)  

    09.05 - 09:20 AM EDT
    15.05 - 15:20 CET

    20:05 ICT
    23:05 AEST

    True Colors

    Orlando Gay Chorus, at a vigil after the Pulse Nightclub shooting

    Richard Lamberty  

    06:30 AM PDT (Vancouver, Canada)

    09.30 -  10:30 AM  EDT  (Washington DC)
    15:30 - 16:30  CET (Amsterdam)

    20:30 ICT (Bangkok, Thailand)

    State legislation landscape and the Equality Act

    Moderator: journalist Fred Kuhr, DA Canada

    State equality organizations:

    -Nadine Smith, Equality Florida


    Shawn Gaylord, Executive Director, Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus


    Earl Fowlkes, Chari DNC LGBT Caucus

    07:30 PDT

    10:30 - 10:55 AM EDT
    16:30-16:55 CET

    21:30 ICT

    Making change: how to share your story with Congress. How to make an impact with legislators. For LGBTQ+ members and allies

    Brian Westley, DAUK LGBTQ+ caucus

    Video from Stephanie Randall

    08:00 AM PDT

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
    17:00-18:30 CET

    22:00 ICT

    Films that changed history: Edie & Thea

    Documentary filmmaker Susan Muska (Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement; The Brandon Teena Story). Susan will be introduced by Lisa Berger, a documentary filmmaker and researcher and member of DA Spain.

    10:00 AM PDT (Vancouver, Canada)

    1:00 -2:00 PM EDT  (Washington DC)
    19:00-20:00 CET (Amsterdam)

    Family Friendly: Drag Story time for kids.  Fay Slift + Fluffy Soufflé

    11:00 AM PDT

    2:00 - 2:30 PM EDT
    20.00-20.30 CET

    Queer as Verse : Poetry Competition


    Diane Haven:  “The Rainbows” and “It is Raining”

    Scott Chase: “The Other”

    Britt Farbo The New Reconstruction:

    “A Canticle forSt.Hogates in theTime of Hope & Optimism”

    “Stoop of the Peterson” and “Jubillee”

    Hosted by:

    Betsy Ettore

    Diana Haven

    Scott Chase

    Britt Farbo

    11:30 AM PDT

    2:30 - 3:30 PM EDT
    20:30-21:30 CET

    Spoken word performance


    Robin Kaur Sidhu

    07:30 NZT (New Zealand)
    12:30 PM PDT (Vancouver, Canada)

    3:30 - 4:00 PM EDT (Washington DC)
    21:30-22:00 CET (Amsterdam)

    The power of our stories

    Amos Lim, Community Advocate, Economic Justice Program, Chinese for Affirmative Action (San Francisco), co-founder, Out for Immigration.

    Shirley Tan and Jay Mercado, their sons Jashley and Joriene Mercado, on their family’s journey, Shirley’s experience from asylum seeker to her testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee on same-sex immigration


    Pending - speakers on legislation

    HR 2920 - American Families United Act (Randall and Edgar)

    S. 348 - U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021

    HR 6 - American Dream and Promise Act of 2021


    Martha McDevitt Pugh


    08:15 NZT 
    1:15 PM PDT 

    4:15 - 4:30 PM EDT
    22.15 - 22.30

    Poly Andrew Ticktock Pictures Andrew and Trevor are a happy gay couple, until Andrew's secret girlfriend - who also happens to be Trevor's best friend - shows up, and Andrew is forced to come to terms with his sexual identity.

    Fred Kurh

    08:30 NZT 
    1:30 PM PDT 

    4:30 - 5:40 PM EDT
    22.30 - 23.40 CET

    The aging LGTBQ+: Screening of Gen Silent


    Gen Silent is an award-winning documentary that follows six LGBT older adults in Boston, Massachusetts over a year as they navigate the paid and unpaid care system. Gen Silent discovers how oppression in the years before Stonewall still affects generations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people with feelings of distrust and dangerous isolation. As we witness the challenges that

    these men and women face, we also see hope as each subject crosses paths with an impassioned professional trying in their own way to change an entire care industry.



    Hosted by Shari Ritter, RN

    Case Manager Healthcare Agencies


    09:40 NZT (New Zealand)
    2:40 PM PDT (Vancouver, Canada)

    5:40 - 5:56 PM EDT (Washington DC)
    23.40-23.56 CET (Amsterdam)

    Closing Remarks










    June 20, 2021 at 5:30am
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    In order to allow as many Democrats Abroad leaders and members to attend future in-person Global Meetings regardless of economic circumstances, we have established a Travel Fund which currently provides stipends to up to four DA members to defray their travel costs.

    For those of you who are in a position to help support a fellow Democrat Abroad, please consider making a donation to our Democrats Abroad Travel Fund to help keep these meetings accessible, diverse and inclusive.

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  • published ERA for a young boy in ERA Stories 2021-03-24 19:21:17 -0400

    ERA for a young boy

    When I was young, perhaps at the age of 10, I heard the term ERA for the first time. I was watching TV and people were saying some very bad things. I do not remember everything that they were saying but they probably mirrored the critics of that time in the early '70s. I was very close to my Aunt Helen. She was my favorite aunt and I think she would like knowing that I was sharing that widely if she were alive. She was so smart, fun, and a risk-taker, She took me everywhere, taught me tennis, bought me cool records, and had a Thunderbird who would not like an Aunt like that? She asked me what did you hear about the ERA? I told her what I had heard and if I even knew what it was? I did not know at the time. She said let's read it together. She took me to her desk and she pulled out a document from her top drawer. She said to read it with her. I liked reading and showing her I was a good reader so I read out loud to her. I will never forget reading the words Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. She asked me what do you think about that? I told her I thought it was great and why shouldn't everyone be treated equally? She said precisely, all people should be treated equally that is what the ERA says. My eyes still tear up when I read and hear those words because of the meaning of those words and I think of my Aunt Helen. She has been gone for many years but she was a feminist, a leader, a psychologist, and a teacher and so influential on my thinking growing up, and even today I know now that the trajectory of my life changed that day starting on that afternoon. We know all over the world that when women are able to pursue their dreams, for work, family, professional life, business, government, or at home, that communities, countries, can thrive and are safe and more stable. Men must also be part of this effort because equal rights make the lives of everyone better. My mother and my aunts were trailblazers and taught me to be courageous, curious, adventurous, and to love education to discover new things and places, and most importantly equality of rights. Helen is the one that taught me that day and that moment so many years ago, that everyone is equal. Justice must prevail and ERA needs to be added to the foundation of our Democracy. Not one more generation of women should contend with glass ceilings, unequal pay, or laws and rules that discriminate. The time is now. Daniel James, DA Chair Spain, Barcelona, ES and Vote in Arlington, VA

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  • donated 2020-10-14 05:31:44 -0400

    Join former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and

    Support Democrats Abroad's Global Campaign to

    Reach the World 


    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. And the number of overseas Americans requesting ballots in 2020 is already twice the number in 2016.

    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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    Join Robert Reich and

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    "Call the World"

    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. 


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I am a former public servant and social scientist and reside in Spain