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photo courtesy of DA Madrid member, Robert Royal

Democrats Abroad is a community of Americans living abroad, united by our support of the progressive ideals that make up the foundation of the Democratic Party and our love of getting expats registered to vote. As Democrats Abroad Spain, our main goal is to find Americans who are residents in Spain and to help them register to vote in order to elect Democratic candidates to Congress and the Presidency of the United States.  Absentee ballots from Americans living abroad can often swing close elections and we want to help you cast those votes!

Beyond just getting out the vote every two years, we have a lot in common and have a lot of events filled with debate, laughter and often a bit of vino. Those of us in the Barcelona and Madrid chapters bring our families and friends as we meet regularly to share insights and concerns about issues ranging from climate change to race relations. (And we'd love to hold events in other parts of Spain too!) We gather to watch Democratic debates (and soon to cheer on our Democratic candidate in the general presidential debates), and then have some of our own. And we keep you up-to-date on matters of particular interest to Americans like us residing outside of the U.S., including taxes and citizenship.

We would love to have members in other parts of Spain organize small teams to help anyone living abroad to register to vote and then to get out the vote in the upcoming election, while working to build a long-term Democrat community. We are an important voting bloc that deserves a strong voice stateside!

All members receive email updates on events and issues of interest to Democrats around the world as well news of projects and activities in Spain, and members of the Madrid and Barcelona chapters are kept in the loop for activities taking place locally.

Just by joining Democrats Abroad, you are helping us achieve our goal, but, if you want to do more, volunteer to share your talents, enthusiasm and expertise by helping to:

  • Attend events (and bring your friends!)
  • Organize events
  • Organize fundraisers
  • Plan debate-watch parties and thoughtful policy talks
  • Get your friends living abroad to register to vote and then to vote by mail
  • Spread the word on social media and phone banking
  • Anything else you can think of!

We are a 100 percent volunteer organization and we need your help! Fun is fundamental as we go about the task of getting as many Americans in Spain to make their voices heard in the American elections. If you're not a member yet, now is the time to join!

Find us on Facebook:  Democrats Abroad Spain

 

Jim Mercereau

Chair, Democrats Abroad Spain

 

 

DA Spain Leadership:

| Chair, DA Spain
| Vice-Chair, DA Spain
| Secretary, DA Spain
| Treasurer, DA Spain
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  • News

    Democrats Abroad Spain Election Results for the 2017-2018 Term

    The results of the election for the officers of Democrats Abroad Spain for the 2017-2018 term which was held during the Annual General Meeting in Barcelona on April 22 are as follows:

    Chair: Jim Mercereau

    Vice Chair: Anuradha Ghemawat

    Secretary: Tim Lawler

    Treasurer: Adrian Heredia

    Counsel: Gil Carbajal

    Thank you to all of the candidates who ran, especially those who stood for office for the first time! Thank you also to all of our members who took part in the election whether in person, by proxy ballot or by sending in an absentee ballot. It is the participation of all of us that brings life to Democrats Abroad Spain and to the party as a whole.

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    Agenda for the Annual General Meeting in Barcelona April 22, 2017

    The following is the general agenda schedule for the AGM.

     

    9:00-9:30 — Check in /  Registration

    9:30-10:00  Welcoming remarks by Tammy Beaulieu Vice Chair DA SPAIN and acting Chair for the AGM: "Trying to keep up with Late Night Comedy Shows”

    Remarks by Steven Tolliver, Chair DA Barcelona Chapter, hosting chapter of the AGM

    10:00 - 11:30  Panel Discussion "Resistance to Persistance” moderated by Martha McDevitt Pugh (DA Netherlands and DNC Member), Stephanie Lovelace, Barbara Garrity (WMBCN) and others. 

    10-30-1045  Coffee break 

    1130-1200   DA Spain Business meeting

    12:45 Remarks by Jim Mercereau DA Spain:  Whats in the pipeline and how can we move forward?

    13:30 Close of meeting. Moving to Hawker 45 for  lunch (Note we will have a set menu with three options to choose from. Please pick up and return your menu form by the time of the coffee break).

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    Placa de la Virreina (Gracia) in Barcelona, Spain

    Women's March Barcelona 1st Anniversary Dance Party

    On January 21st, 2017, millions of people joined marches worldwide in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. Here in Barcelona a handful of organizers joined together and, with just six days of preparation, over 2000 people converged on the city center to show support for the values of the Women’s March. The Barcelona march ended with music and dancing, and it is this energizing spirit of joyful resistance and spontaneous solidarity that we want to recreate in Barcelona on January 21st, 2018.

    We invite you to join us in Plaça de la Virreina (Gràcia) on Sunday, January 21st from 16:00– 20:00. We will showcase local, mostly female or female-led musicians and bands, dancers, activists, and DJs. We will laugh and dance, create new friendships, and re-energize the Women’s March for a new year of working together on important causes that affect the local and global community. We are committed to working to end all forms of violence against women and against marginalized communities such as LGBTQIA, migrants, refugees and the disabled. The movement is called the Women’s March because this movement was started and is led by women, but we stand together with all members of the community — women, men, transgender, everyone is welcome. So what IS the Women’s March group, exactly? The 2017 marchers were protesting the election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States, and were simultaneously marching in support of a number of interconnected causes: The rights of women, immigrants, minorities, the disabled, and other marginalized populations. We also believe climate change is a reality, and that our land and natural resources cannot continue to be exploited at the risk of public safety and health. We call on everyone to stand up and speak out for equality, for civil rights, and to be active, well-informed and responsible members of our collective communities.

    Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 04:30 PM · 3 rsvps

    Women's March Madrid LOOK BACK MARCH FORWARD

    Women's March 2018

     

     

    Celebrating the anniversary of the massive, world-wide Women's March that took place the day after the Inauguration of the current president.  It kicked off a year of Resistance in the USA. The women's March has led to a new and growing awareness of the power of women and led to the #metoo movement.  This event will be a bilingual event including particpants from Democrats Abroad, Madrid Resistance and many local Women's groups. It will be followed by the monthly DA Madrid meeting, with an event entitled,  Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round:  Black Women and Activism  at the Cafe Madrid 19.00