On the second day of the convention, Democrats Abroad electors debated and then adopted the 2020 Democrats Abroad Platform. Our broad-sweeping, progressive new platform reflects what we believe and why, distilled through a process of over 7500 inputs from plank polls and kitchen table talks. Thanks to the exhaustive and dedicated work of DA’s Platform Committee these last nine months, we are proud to deliver our new platform to the Democratic Party and are confident it reflects our unique perspective and priorities.
After adjournment of the Global Convention, we proceeded with the Annual Meeting where officer reports and global committee and caucus reports were submitted. In honor of Black Lives Matter, friends of our Global Black Caucus treated us to a rendition of Langston Hughes’ poem, "Let America be America Again." We had the honor of sharing a discussion with special guests, Ambassador Bruce and Vicki Heyman, about reaching Americans abroads in this pivotal election year.
Three important resolutions were passed during the latter hours of the meeting:
1.Reconoce y Celebra el Récord de Diversidad entre Candidatos Demócratas Presidenciales de 2020 (the first resolution in Spanish for our organization)
2. the Memorial Resolution for Steve Medeiros (DA Greece leader and great friend who recently passed away), and
3. the resolution to establish a Standing Diversity and Inclusion Action Committee.
Finally, the 2020 Annual Meeting adjourned after the location of the 2021 meeting was designated by vote for Washington D.C.