Make a video letting people know why you vote from abroad.
Your video will be used to make a compilation video of members of Democrats Abroad saying “I vote from abroad because” and then their reason
You can make a partisan video. Or you can make a non-partisan which refers to general issues such as the environment, health care, etc. with mentioning anyone in particular.
Here is a sample video to use as a template
My name is (first name only)
I live in __________ (city and country or just country)
My home state is _____
I vote in _______
I’m voting in 2020 because (complete this sentence with one phrase you care deeply about)
I vote from abroad because
Here are a few ideas.
- climate change is a world problem and the US needs to be part of the solution
- Access to healthcare is a human right.
- We need to have a green new deal
- Gerrymandering in Voting districts needs to end
- Higher education should be affordable for everyone
- All of America’s children all deserve adequate nutrition, nurturing, healthcare, education, and opportunities regardless of gender, race, background, or zip code.
- The goal of the prison system should be to rehabilitate prisoners so they can integrate into their communities when released.
- We need to prevent and treat substance abuse, not send people into a life of incarceration and poverty.
- Sensible gun laws need to be established.
- Black Lives Matter.
- Veterans should not be homeless
- Citizens United needs to be abolished to keep dark money and corporations out of our politics.
- I want to leave a better world for my children
- We need to restore voter protection and stop discrimination against minority communities.
- I want my representatives to be my voice in Washington
- I still have the right to vote, and it’s use it or lose it
- We need to save the earth
- We need to save democracy
- We can do a lot better
- I support residency-based taxation
- I want my representatives to know of the unique issues that American citizens have when living abroad
- I don’t want to be forgotten as an American living abroad!
- I see things with a more global view that I want to see reflected in our policies back home
- I see every day how the US role on the world stage is critical and I want the reflected back home
I’ve requested my absentee ballot. Have You? Or Request your absentee ballot today
Go to Vote From Abroad dot org. Vote!
- Choose a quiet location
- Check your look
- Check your lighting. If you are shooting from your laptop or desktop putting a light behind the camera and slightly above will reduce shadowing.
- Rehearse what you want to say out loud
- Shoot your video in Landscape format ( we must have it in this format for conformity)
- Position your camera or phone at eye level or slightly above.
- Center yourself in the middle of the shot
- Hold your chin slightly upward and speak directly into the camera.
- Look at the camera - if you make a mistake, pause, and say the line again. We will edit the best line in.
- Leave about 2 seconds between each sentence to allow the editing room.
- Speak clearly and passionately
- Ask a family member to film you is possible
- Have Fun!!
Where to send video:
By submitting a video, you agree to our use of this video on social and other media (including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) for Democrats Abroad and Vote from Abroad.