We would like to invite you (lawyers and non-lawyers alike) to an open session with the Democrats Abroad International Counsel and Council of Counsels on Wednesday, October 20th 2021 at 7:00 am US Eastern time. It’s a time to learn what the Office of International Counsel is all about, to come with questions, meet fellow DA lawyers around the world, and talk through challenges many of our regions and country committees are facing.
We would also be happy to run through legal issues and plans facing DA as a global organization.
The International Council of Counsels is your resource as we do the work of turning the United States blue and building a strong Democrats Abroad global organization.
We hope to see you there! For the Zoom link, please RSVP. Can’t make it? We will have another one, and you can always reach out to us at any time.
TIME LOCATION 07:00 Washington DC 12:00 PM London, UK 1:00 PM Berlin, DE 5:30 PM Mumbai, IN 8:00 PM Seoul, ROKWHENOctober 20, 2021 at 7:00am
Elvie Ganchero rsvped +1 for Breaking Ground: Discussion of PBS Documentary “Asian Americans” 2021-10-07 08:24:53 -0400
Join us for the first of a series of discussions about the PBS documentary “Asian Americans”. Attendees should watch the first episode prior to the discussion (details on where to view it are below). During the event, we will share clips from the episode and discuss thoughts and ideas we had while watching.
As described on the official website: Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided, while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate and personal lives, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story.
In the first episode, focus is placed on the arrival of immigrants from Asia and what challenges they faced in the U.S.: In an era of exclusion and U.S. empire, new immigrants arrive from China, India, Japan, the Philippines and beyond. Barred by anti-Asian laws they become America’s first “undocumented immigrants,” yet they build railroads, dazzle on the silver screen, and take their fight for equality to the U.S. Supreme Court.
We hope you will be able to join us for this discussion - all are welcome. This is the first of a series of events, so check back for future dates when we discuss the other episodes.
Berlin, Germany 7:30pm London, UK 6:30pm Washington, D.C. 1:30pm Vancouver, Canada 10:30am
How to watch “Asian Americans”:
- The documentary is available on the PBS website, but will require using a VPN to stream the episodes.
- It is also available on Amazon, but through the U.S. site.
WHENOctober 20, 2021 at 7:30pmWHEREZoom
- Sunday, November 14, 6pm Seoul / 10am Berlin
- Wednesday, December 8, 7pm Washington, D.C. / Thursday, December 9, 8am Singapore
Elvie Ganchero published Covid19 Vaccine Rollout for Veterans in PH in News 2021-07-02 00:26:14 -0400In the most recent survey of Democrats Abroad - Philippines, 18% of DA members are veterans. We are pushing this information from VA Philippines to all our VA members to take note that the vaccination rollout will start on the 6th of July until the 7th of August in Manila VA Outpatient Clinic (Pasay City). Aside from the weekday schedule, VA also added the following weekend vaccination schedule:Saturday, July 10, 2021 08:00 – 15:00Saturday, July 17, 2021 12:00 – 15:00Sunday, July 18, 2021 08:00 – 15:00Saturday, July 24, 2021 08:00 – 15:00Saturday, July 31, 2021 08:00 – 15:00Sunday, August 1, 2021 08:00 – 15:00Saturday, August 7, 2021 08:00 – 15:00Please contact the Manila Outpatient Clinic at +63-02-8550-3888 for appointment.VA Manila will provide the Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. Check VA FMP Website for additional information:https://www.va.gov/commun.../programs/veterans/fmp/index.asp.
Elvie Ganchero published Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Survey: What DA-PH Members Think in News 2021-06-11 10:29:09 -0400
In May, the Democrats Abroad Philippines (DA-PH) organized the Covid Member Action Team in response to the concerns of tax paying and voting Americans living in the Philippines to obtain US-FDA Approved Covid19 vaccines. The team has initiated three key initiatives to that are deemed important to hopefully generate a positive response from the government:
- Partnered with other Philippine-based American organizations to amplify the collective concerns of US citizens living abroad to US decision-makers.
- Sent a letter of appeal to the US Embassy in Manila, as the first step to reach out to the representative of the U.S. government in the country.
- Conducted of a survey amongst DA-PH members to understand what they think and feel about Covid19 and the availability of the vaccine to them and their families.
The survey harvested a rich set of information, thanks to all those who participated. Please take a look at the results and if you have questions, please do not hesitate to send email to: [email protected]
The DA-PH Leadership Team wishes to thank Paul Risley, Harold Hibbert, and Jennifer Westfall of DA-Thailand for taking the lead in the advocacy to ensure that Americans leaving abroad will have equal opportunity to healthcare.
Elvie Ganchero published DA-PH Announces the passing of Gene Boggs in News 2021-05-18 05:04:33 -0400
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Elvie Ganchero published Meet your new DA Philippine leadership team in News 2021-04-05 04:26:23 -0400
Elvie has over 20 years experience working in community and business sustainability space, driving nonprofits and multi-national companies implement sustainable strategies that deliver measurable business and social outcomes in the Asia-Pacific region.