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Welcome to the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region!

Who We Are 

Democrats Abroad is the official arm of the Democratic Party representing Americans who live outside the US. Our mission is to provide Americans living abroad a voice in our government and to elect Democrats by mobilizing the overseas vote.

Where We Are

The EMEA region has active committees in 26 countries and members in dozens of other countries. Please get in touch with the EMEA Regional Vice Chair Jen Rakow-Stepper if you would like to help us develop a presence in your area. You can benefit from all Democrats Abroad has to offer regardless of where you live!

Our Activities

Our organisation is 100% volunteer-run and membership is free! Organisers in your area would love to get in touch with you to connect you to other members, share our local and global (online) events, and help you vote from abroadDo you want to get more involved? There are so many ways to make a difference—from individual tiny actions, to get out the vote drives, to social events—the EMEA regional team is here to help. We're always looking for more volunteers. Why not you? Contact us at [email protected]

 

 

DA Europe, Middle East & Africa Leadership:

Jennifer Rakow-Stepper
| Regional Vice Chair–EMEA, Member-at-Large–DA Austria
Caroline Ruchonnet
| DPCA Representative, UK ExCom, UK Scotland Chapter Vice Chair, EMEA Deputy RVC
Michelle Taube
| Voting Representative Denmark, EMEA Deputy RVC
Jim Mercereau
| DPCA Voting Rep, EMEA Deputy RVC
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  • News

    Can you help Democrats Abroad in 2022?

    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!

     

    Best regards,

    Jen Rakow-Stepper

    Regional Vice Chair for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)

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    Notice of inaugural General Meeting for DA Kenya

    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

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 03:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 5 rsvps
    Zoom - Online

    Quarterly Global Meeting

    During 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 Light
    Leedonal (Jazz) Moore
    Monday, January 31, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 28 rsvps
    Online

    Scared to Debt! Film Screening & Panel Discussion with Filmmaker

    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.

    Panelists:

    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.

    THEN

    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