Ecuador

DA EC is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Ecuador. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

 

DA EC is self-funded, utilizing all funds raised to support our get out the vote efforts. We are very grateful to all of our donors for your generous support!

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Ecuador, please contact us and be sure to follow us on Facebook

Contact Information: [email protected]

DA Ecuador Leadership:

Ellie Wallis
| Chair, Ecuador
Ron Ortiz Dinkel
| Vice Chair, Ecuador
Cheryl Pomeroy
| Vice Chair for Outreach, Ecuador
Lisa Machado
| Vice Chair Membership, Ecuador
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  • News

    2022 Annual General Meeting

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    At Last! It's time to get together!

    For Democrats Abroad Ecuador, it’s finally time for us to come together. The turnout of overseas voters will be particularly critical in the midterms, and the time to start organizing is rapidly approaching.

    So please join us for an opportunity to socialize with other Democrats in Cuenca, hear our plans for 2022, and be updated on news from DA Global. Safety protocols will be observed.

    And the exciting news: Our 2022 calendars. featuring the winners of our photo contest, will be available for sale at the event. The money we raise will help us get out the vote in 2022!

    If you are not in Cuenca and want to host an event or have information about calendars, contact us at [email protected]

    For updates and further information about calendar sales, see our Facebook page at Democrats Abroad Ecuador.

    Tuesday, November 16th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM, Free, Fabiano’s Zona Rosa location (below Common Grounds) Gran Colombia and Unidad National, Cuenca.

    Democrats Abroad Ecuador: [email protected]

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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 45 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Preserving Our Voices for the Future - Remembering the legacy of Japanese American incarceration

    In honor of AAPI Heritage month, Democrats Abroad AAPI Global Caucus, the Global Black Caucus, and the Reparations Task Force will host a discussion about the importance of preserving the legacy of Japanese American incarceration. This event coincides with what would have been the 101st birthday of Japanese American activist Yuri Kochiyama and also the 97th birthday of Malcolm X, who worked closely together in bridging Asian American and Black American civil and human rights. We will dedicate this event to their memory.

    Join us as we speak to Brian Niiya, Japanese American Historian and Editor of the Densho Online Encyclopedia, and Grace Shimizu, Director of the Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project and Coordinator of the Campaign for Justice: Redress NOW for Japanese Latin Americans!

    2022 is the 80th anniversary of President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, authorizing the forced removal of persons deemed a threat to national security to “relocation” centers. Approximately 122,000 Japanese men, women and children, mostly U.S. citizens, were sent to 10 concentration camps: Heart Mountain in Wyoming, Tule Lake and Manzanar in California, Topaz in Utah, Poston and Gila River in Arizona, Granada in Colorado, Minidoka in Idaho, and Jerome and Rowher in Arkansas.

    The Japanese American Education Confinement Act which is currently awaiting passage in the Senate will play an important part in ensuring that the lessons learned from the incarceration of Japanese Americans are taken on board to stem the tide of the abuse of power and cultural intolerance. As we move further away from this period of incarceration and those that lived through this time pass away, it is now more important that we make sure this history is not forgotten. We must learn from our past and the way to do this is by educating ourselves about our history, which includes all sides of our past. This event will explore the importance of preserving Japanese American history as an important part of ensuring that democratic principles are upheld for all people.   

    Participants will hear from our two guest speakers and will then have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in an informal discussion about how we move forward.

    We also want to thank the Global Progressive Caucus for supporting this event.

     

    About the speakers

    Brian Niiya is editor of the online Densho Encyclopedia. Densho started in 1996 originally to document oral histories from those incarcerated during WWII and has evolved into a mission to educate, preserve, collaborate and inspire action for equity. Brian’s maternal grandparents from Hawai’i were incarcerated in a camp. He has published widely on Japanese history and has held various positions with the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, the Japanese American National Museum and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i.

    Grace Shimizu is director of the Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project and coordinator of the Campaign for Justice: Redress NOW for Japanese Latin Americans! Her father migrated from Hiroshima to Peru in the 1920s from Hiroshima. He was forcibly brought to the United States during WWII under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s secret prisoner exchange program. The little-known program aimed to deport those of Japanese ancestry in Latin America and use them as hostages in exchange for Americans held by Japan. After the war, he was not allowed to return to Peru and remained in California. She is one of the founders of the Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project (1991) and the Campaign for Justice (1996).

     

    Vancouver, Canada 6:00am
    Washington, D.C. 9:00am
    Berlin, Germany 3:00pm
    Perth, Australia 9:00pm
    Seoul, South Korea 10:00pm

     

    Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 04:00 AM through May 23, 2022 Time
    WebEx in Washington, DC

    May 2022 Global Meeting

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    Democrats Abroad will hold our 2022 Global Meeting online. The meeting will be held across the weekend of May 21-22.

    Connection details will be emailed to all Democrats Abroad member RSVP's closer to the meeting date.

     
    Democrats Abroad Global Meetings are possible thanks to participant donations. You will be redirected to the donation page after you RSVP.

     

     Day One Agenda  Day Two Agenda
    Democrats Abroad Resolutions Democrats Abroad Charter Amendments

    To RSVP, click HERE to navigate to the bottom of this page

    NOTICE: This meeting will be recorded, including audio, video, and any materials exchanged or viewed during the session.


    Agenda (Subject to Change)

    Saturday, May 21      

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    Time (US Eastern)

    Activity

    3:30am 

    WebEx Opens/Check-In

    4:00am

    Meeting Begins, Roll Call

    4:15am

    Opening Remarks

    4:25am

    Confirmation Vote for DA Caribbean Islands

    4:35am

    Confirmation Vote for International Treasurer

    4:55am

    Adoption of Rules

    5:15am

    Approval of Minutes from May and August 2021 Global Meetings 

    5:25am

    International Chair’s Report

    5:40am

    International Treasurer’s Report

    6:00am

    Break

    6:15am

    DA’s Task Forces: What They Are, What They’re Doing, and How You Can Help

    7:00am

    DA’s Caucuses: What They Are, What They’re Doing, and How You Can Help

    7:45am

    Break / Guest Speaker DNC Deputy Executive Director Roger Lau

    8:00am

    The Nuts & Bolts of Voting From Abroad

    8:30am

    Overview: Global GOTV Strategy and Resources for 2022

    8:45am

    Battleground State Teams

    9:15am

    Break / Guest Speaker DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison

    9:30am

    Reaching & Helping Voters in 2022

    10:30am

    Panel on GOTV Best Practices

    11:00am

    Break / Guest Speaker US Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

    11:15am

    Fundraising in 2022: The Pitch, Nuts and Bolts, and Best Practices 

    11:45am

    Closing Remarks for Day One

    12:00pm

    End of Day One

     
    Sunday, May 22

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    Time (US Eastern)

    Activity

    3:30am 

    WebEx Opens/Check-In

    4:00am

    Meeting Reconvenes, Roll Call

    4:15am

    Rebranding Overview: New DA Logo, DA Website Redesign, and VFA Website Redesign

    5:15am

    Membership Engagement: Volunteer Pathways in 2022 

    5:45am

    Break

    6:00am

    Resolutions

    7:30am

    Break / Guest Speaker

    7:45am

    Charter Amendments

    9:15am

    Break / Guest Speaker

    9:45am

    Charter Amendments (cont.)

    10:45am

    Closing Remarks for Day Two

    11:00am

    End of Day Two, Meeting Adjourns

     

    Democrats Abroad Resolutions

    The DPCA will consider resolutions submitted by its members at the Global Meeting. Resolutions can pertain to matters of internal governance, DA's advocacy of policies, or memorializing leaders who have recently passed away. The texts of resolutions for this meeting are available as a PDF using this link. These texts are the result of a lengthy process of discussion and revisions, with all changes requiring the consent of the primary sponsors. During the meeting, a resolution may be passed, amended, rejected, or not considered due to parliamentary decisions.


    Any DA member is welcome to use a form to be recognized as a co-sponsor of an individual resolution. If you'd like to be listed publicly by name and country of residence as a co-sponsor of a particular resolution, please use the following link to complete the form: https://forms.gle/6nW1vz61RmKADVgT7  This form will close 24 hours before the meeting's start.


    Democrats Abroad Charter Amendments

    Proposed amendments to Democrats Abroad’s Charter can be found here.

     

    Click Here to donate in support of the Global Meeting and DA's GOTV activities.

    Click Here to donate to the Democrats Abroad Travel Fund.