After two years of meeting predominantly on Zoom, we were extremely happy to gather in person for the 2022 Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Barcelona.
Barcelona leaders and nearly two dozen attendees spoke at length about the importance of this year's midterm election and -- in the context of recent news that the Supreme Court is on the verge of overturning Roe vs. Wade -- the fact that our votes matter now more than ever. We discussed how we can work together to turn out more overseas votes from Barcelona, beginning with phonebanking, registering high school and college students, and holding in-person voter registration events. We have already begun attending the American Society of Barcelona's monthly happy hours, where we talk to Americans about the importance of voting and how to use www.votefromabroad.org. More voter registration events will be held throughout the summer and fall of 2022 - stay tuned!
Vice-chair Rachel Mantiñan reviewed the plethora of online events held during the last year as part of our highly successful La Lucha Continúa series, as well as a few times that we were able to gather in person. Membership and treasurer's reports were made, and Chair Chris Reilly explained a few highlights of global activity. The meeting was adjourned and members' attention turned to eating, drinking and enjoying the beautiful spring day and the wonderful company of other DA members.
Barcelona chapter members had a wonderful time celebrating the 4th of July at a park on the waterfront, catching up with old friends and welcoming some new faces. It was one of our first chapter-wide in-person events since March 2020, and the excitement at seeing fellow DA members and friends was palpable. Newly elected vice-chair Rachel Mantiñán spoke about the challenges that lie ahead as we work toward the November 2022 midterms, and treasurer Hunter Roberts spoke about the importance of donating to Democrats Abroad in order to help make the magic happen again. If you have questions about donations, where the money goes and how you get more bang for the buck when you donate to DA than to candidate campaigns, please reach out ([email protected]). We are happy to provide more information about how your donations can help elect Democrats and preserve American democracy.
Our next gathering, still in the works, will be a movie viewing at an outdoor venue. Date and movie title will be announced soon, but plan loosely on a late September event. We will also be starting a postcard campaign this fall, and will be putting out a call for volunteers to print, color, address and stamp postcards to be mailed in early 2021, reminding DA members that they need to re-register every election year.
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From the Nominations and Election Committee:
During the DA Barcelona annual general meeting, held May 15, 2021, the results of the Barcelona chapter election were announced. Elected leaders for the next two years (2021-2023) will be:
Chair: Chris Reilly
Vice Chair: Rachel Mantiñán
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2020
The press is welcome to enter the Zoom event at 11pm and will be conducted to a Press Break Out Room where their questions will be answered by Democrats Abroad Representatives. After the 20 minute Press Session, members of the press are invited to join us for the rest of the party program.
The Zoom link for the event will be provided by Democrats Abroad to press members who RSVP via email to [email protected] identifying themselves clearly as Press, Name of journalist, and Name of Newspaper, Radio, etc.
PARA DISTRIBUCIÓN INMEDIATA. 1 de noviembre de 2020
|Se invita a la Prensa a participar en este evento por ZOOM! a las 23 horas. Habrá un "Press Break Out Room" donde representantes de Democrats Abroad contestarán las preguntas de la Prensa . Después de esa sesion de unos 20 minutos los periodistas están invitados a unirse con nosotros al resto del programa. Hay que reservar identificándose como Miembro de la Prensa, Nombre, y Nombre de su Periódico, Radio, etc. por medio de un email a [email protected]|
PER DISTRIBUCIÓ IMMEDIATA: 1 novembre 2020
|S'invita la premsa a entrar en aquest esdeveniment Zoom a les 23 hores, quan seran conduïts a un "Press Break Out Room" on representants de Democrats Abroad contestaran les seves preguntes. Després d'aquesta sessió d'uns 20 minuts els periodistes estan convidats a acompanyar-nos durant la resta del programa. L'enllaç de Zoom per la Festa serà enviat a totes les persones que s'hi hagin inscrit identificant-se clarament com a membre de la premsa, nom, nom del seu medi (diari, radio...), enviant-se un email a [email protected].|
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