Spain

 

Democrats Abroad Spain is a part of the larger community of hundreds of thousands of Democrats living abroad. 

At Democrats Abroad Spain, our main goal is to find Americans who are resident and help them register to vote, or in most cases simply request an absentee ballot.  We are particularly engaged in even numbered years to elect Democratic candidates to Congress and the Presidency.  In odd numbered years if you live in a state or locality where there is special election, or where there are seats in state legislatures that we need to win, our Get Out The Vote team will reach out to you with a quick phone call, email or text with a reminder.

Absentee ballots from Americans living abroad can often swing close elections and we want to help you cast those votes!

Democrats Abroad Spain has played a part in the worldwide resistance to the insanity of the current administration.  Many of us have been moved to participate with the Women’s March, Climate Change, Immigrant Justice, Humans Rights, and Gun Control activists on the streets and squares of our cities. Our resistance also takes the form of calls, letters and emails back to our congressional representatives. 

Beyond getting out the vote every two years, we have a lot in common.  We try to have monthly events filled with debate, laughter and fun. Those of us in the Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia chapters bring our families and friends as we meet regularly to share insights and concerns about issues ranging from climate change to race relations. We are endeavoring to make similar opportunities available in other part of Spain.

 We gather to watch Democratic debates and then have some of our own. And we keep you up-to-date on matters of particular interest to Americans residing outside of the U.S., on various topics including taxes and citizenship issues.

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. 

Democrats Abroad Spain is entirely a volunteer organization.  We rely on the enthusiasm and talents of our membership. As we move into the election cycle we need your energy to help us get out the vote.  Don’t be shy, we can help you turn your anger at what’s happening in the U.S. into something positive as you convince other Americans to take the steps to get their absentee ballot.

Thanks for being part of Democrats Abroad Spain in whatever form it takes.  In the end what we’re all about is helping you to exercise your right to vote.

To stay on top of all the news, follow Democrats Abroad Spain on social media.

    

If you have questions email us at [email protected].

Interested in volunteering? Simply complete the Volunteer Interest Form and let us know how you'd like help.

DA Spain Leadership:

Kathryn Tullos
| Chair, DA Spain, DPCA Voting Rep
Carlos Colao
| Vice-Chair, DA Spain, DPCA Voting Rep
Katharine Giery
| Secretary, DA Spain
Christina Samson
| Treasurer, DA Spain
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  • News

    Keep VA Blue

    Keep Virginia Blue! - VOTE November 2, 2021 Election!

    We’re counting on you to help keep Virginia blue this Fall! Virginia state elections for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and State House of Delegates take place on November 2, 2021. 

    Information for voting is available English version here and Spanish version here and includes details on how to:

    • Register to vote and request your ballot; including deadlines

      • Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot using the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA)

    • Eligibility to vote in the state election

    • Fill out the Ballot and return your ballot (you must return your ballot by mail!)

    • Confirm your Ballot was accepted

    Coming Up! October 6-12: We’ll be phonebanking Virginia voters. 

    Thank you in advance to the Phone Bankers making calls to VA members! Phone banking works. In the recent campaign for the California Recall, we connected with over 60% of the California members we called. And look at how that turned out.

    Interested in becoming a phone bank volunteer? Find information and training materials at  www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking_training.

    If you're not a Virginia voter, please share this information with people you know who are Virginia voters, even if they reside back in the US.

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    Barcelona Dems defend women's reproductive rights

    On October 2, Barcelona members of Democrats Abroad and the DA Spain Women's Caucus, in collaboration with other women's groups in Barcelona, gathered at Plaza Catalunya to support the protests organized in the US by Women's March and raise our voices in defense of women's reproductive rights. A threat to women's rights anywhere is a threat to women's rights everywhere, and the uncertain future of Roe v. Wade in the US makes it increasingly evident that women and their allies worldwide must speak up and resist this attack. 

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    Upcoming Events

    Monday, October 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 18 rsvps
    RSVP for Zoom link

    VAW Volunteer Meeting/Briefing

    Violence Against Women Team
    Volunteer Briefing Meetings

     

    Join us on October 18, 2021, at 12 PM ET / 6 PM Paris for the VAW Volunteer Briefing Meeting.
    (Monthly briefings/meetings through December 20, 2021)

    Call for Volunteers !

    The Violence Against Women Project is seeking volunteers to gather information that will help American women overseas who are victims of violent situations.

    We’re looking for a minimum 6 month commitment, a passion for this cause, and people who are team players.

    Either email us at [email protected], or join one of the upcoming Zoom calls. We look forward to meeting you!

    Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 06:30 PM Madrid Time · 19 rsvps
    The Toast Taproom in Madrid, Spain

    Knock Down the House screening

    Please join Democrats Abroad Madrid for a screening of the award winning documentary Knock Down the House!

    Date: Thursday, October 21st

    Time: 6:30pm doors open / 7pm documentary starts / 8:30-9pm post-screening discussion

    Location: The Toast Taproom - Calle de San Vicente Ferrer, 33

    DA will provide light refreshments. Also available for purchase are great cocktails, craft beer and additional food. We kindly ask that you RSVP; it is a huge help with our organizational efforts.

    Brief synopsis of the film:
    When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts in a restaurant to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn’t know what to do with the anger she felt about America’s broken health care system. Cori Bush was drawn into the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer and die from the environmental effects of the coal industry.

    At a moment of historic volatility in American politics, these four women decide to fight back, setting themselves on a journey that will change their lives and their country forever. Without political experience or corporate money, they build a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress. Their efforts result in a legendary upset.

    We look forward to seeing you there!