Statement by Angela Fobbs, Global Black Caucus Chair, and Julia Bryan, Democrats Abroad Global Chair
Justice has been delivered to George Floyd and his family, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief - for now.
We must take this moment to not only deliver justice for the dead but to protect the living. We must help make our country a place where we can all breathe freely, a place where the color of our skin does not put us at risk.
Philonise Floyd said after the verdict, "As an African American, we usually never get justice."
This inequality cannot stand.
The House has passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. It is time for the Senate to do so too. Democrats and Republicans must rise to the challenge of our times, unite our United States behind this issue, and transform policing in America.
Our moral compass is bending towards justice. It’s time to put policies in place to make this transformation complete. The time is now.
Take action now - contact your senators today and demand they support the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
DA Germany is excited to relaunch the DAG Women’s Caucus and invites you to the 2021 virtual kick-off event on June 15th at 7:00 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in the DAG Women’s Caucus development planning and to be a part of the team to achieve our Caucus’ overarching goal to mobilize voters and be a strong voice on the issues that concern our members.
You will also learn about the work of DA Global Women’s Caucus which is active in groups in countries around the world advocating on issues of great concern for women - reproductive rights and justice, equal rights for women under the Constitution, violence against women, and more – and will discuss with us initiatives, events, and ideas for our members in Germany who wish to promote gender equality and empowerment of women around the world.
The meeting agenda and further information are on the DAG Event page. We will be meeting over zoom, so please RSVP to receive the link.
We look forward to seeing you on June 15th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss moving forward with the DAG Women’s Caucus and its role in protecting and achieving women’s rights.
Join us for the third session of State Outreach Teams to find out how you can be a part of these Global Teams. Key State Outreach is a new addition to the Democrats Abroad network. Following the success of Texans Abroad, we now have groups forming around ten states:
On Sunday, July 11 at 3pm CEST/9am Eastern, we will sharing tips, strategies and information on all three of our State Outreach pillars:
-Voter Mobilization: educate and mobilize overseas voters; hold informational and community-building events; build coalitions with affinity groups on the ground.
-Ballot Protection: develop and deepen overseas voting expertise in conjunction with Vote From Abroad; build relationships with election officials and state legislatures.
-Legislation: coordinate with Global efforts to track bills being introduced to state legislatures; mobilize voters at home and abroad around relevant issues.
Each group chooses which of these pillars is most urgent and relative to their state. Come join the conversation!
This is the third of three State Outreach meetings. Missed the first two? You’re still welcome to attend! A recording of the previous events and supporting materials can be made available.
Please RSVP for the Zoom link below. Bring your friends, spread the word, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions.
Join us and help build a global community of activists working to get out, protect and defend the vote!
Teresa Ritterhoff, DAG GOTV Coordinator [email protected]
Jennifer von Estorff, Texans Abroad EMEA Captain /DAG Secretary/ Vice-Chair Göttingen-Hannover [email protected]
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