DA Europe, Middle East & Africa Leadership:
As we gear up for the 2022 midterm elections, we are looking for people to build our teams in countries that do not have a Democrats Abroad Country Committee.
We want to make sure ALL our volunteers and members are engaged in 2022! Your responses to the quick 10 minute survey in the link below will help us to better serve our outreach efforts in your region. Whether you can contribute a lot of time or just a little, you can make a difference in the upcoming midterm elections from wherever in the world you live.
Let me know you'll join the effort by filling out the survey. I hope to hear from you soon!
Regional Vice Chair for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)
For all members of Democrats Abroad residing in Kenya:
The first-ever General Meeting for Democrats Abroad Kenya will be held Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 10:00am. The location will be determined well in advance of the meeting and information on how to attend will be distributed by email to all those who RSVP using this link: https://www.democratsabroad.org/kenyagm
Upcoming EventsDuring these meetings we CONNECT, LISTEN, SUPPORT & EMPOWER each other, exchange thoughts and ideas, plan possible co-sponsored events and ultimately strengthen our community. The Global Black Caucus is hosting an open roundtable discussion once every three months for DA leaders and volunteers, and you are invited to be a vital part of the collective advocating on issues of African-Americans not just in the U.S. but all around the world.
The meetings will be of duration of 90 mins and be held on Zoom.
Please RSVP here to get the Zoom link and to let us know you are interested!
The second Global Black Caucus Quarterly Global Meeting will take place on January 30th, 3AM EST / 9 AM CET Zoom (next meeting dates: Mar. 31st, May 31st…)Check the Global Black Caucus Wiki-Page or the Global Universal Calendar to find further dates for these meetings.
We are looking forward to having great conversations with you all.
Consider making a donation to help get out the vote in 2022. Donate today at: https://www.democratsabroad.org/bc-donations
If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a message: [email protected]
Love and LightLeedonal (Jazz) Moore
Scared to Debt!
Film Screening & Panel Discussion with Filmmaker
[Note: film can be viewed anytime between January 27th-31st!]
Currently, 45 million borrowers are saddled with close to $1.9 trillion in federal student loan debt in the United States. The Biden Administration has extended the CARES ACT payment pause until May 1st, 2022. Many borrowers perceive the decision as kicking the can down the road. They remain victims of predatory loan practices within a corrupt system that profits while increasing their debt far beyond their ability to pay it.
View the award-winning Sallie Mae Not documentary, episode one of the Scared to Debt documentary film by Michael Camoin, and join him and others for a panel discussion to learn the chilling reality of student loan corruption in America and options to confront it effectively.
- Michael J. Camoin, Filmmaker: Scared to Debt: America's Student Loan Scam
- Alan Collinge, Founder: StudentLoanJustice.Org
- Reggie Harris: American singer/songwriter (pending)
- Heather Taylor, International Chapter Leader and Social Media Manager: StudentLoanJustice.Org
How to watch film and participate in panel discussion:
Watch the film in advance on your own [January 27th to 31st] via the easy access link you will receive when you RSVP below. The film is 41 minutes long. No fee/donation is necessary.
Join the panel discussion on Zoom on Monday, January 31st, at 12:00pm to 1:30pm ET, 6:00pm to 7:30pm CET, 9:00pm to 10:30pm Dubai time. [A link to the recording of the panel discussion will be shared with those who register and are unable to attend the discussion.]
RSVP below for your free film screening access, panel discussion Zoom link, and invitation to submit a question for the panel discussion.
Invite your family and friends to participate as well. Here is a Facebook post to share.
** Double your impact to get out the vote for Democrats**
For a limited time, a generous donor in Asia Pacific will double your donation!
Join with others today to win for Democrats up and down the ballot, including Congressional Progressive Caucus Members who are committed to student debt relief for borrowers in the United States – If you are able, please consider giving $4.50, $45 or anything in between to help us reach our goal of 45 donations in recognition of the 45 million American student debt borrowers. Please donate here today. Thank you!
Co-hosted by the Global Progressive Caucus and Global Youth Caucus.
This event is part of the proDA series “Monthly Mondays for Your Progressive Minds.”
Vancouver 9-10:30 am Toronto 12-1:30 pm Brazil 2-3:30 pm London 5-6:30 pm Berlin 6-7:30 pm Nairobi/Athens 8-9:30 pm Dubai 9-10:30 pm Mumbai 10:30 pm - midnight