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DA Madrid May Monthly Meeting

We are thrilled to announce 2021’s first in-person meeting and opportunity to meet the new 2021-23 term officers. This is also a chance to discuss and provide input on DA Madrid’s future plans.

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Meet the 2021 Democrats Abroad Spain Madrid Candidates!

The Democrats Abroad Spain Nominations and Elections Committee has received the nominations of volunteers to fill the positions for our leadership team for the next two years. 

You will note that in each case there is only one nominee per position.  It's not for a lack of effort - we put out the call, let loose on social media, and sent two email blasts requesting nominees. Don't hate the players, hate the game!

 

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DA Madrid’s Annual General Meeting is coming SOON.

We want YOU for our General Elections! ‌ ‌

It’s time for DA Madrid’s Annual General Meeting, to be held May 15th. With this meeting comes chapter elections, and we need YOU!

DA votes play a decisive role in elections back home, as evidenced by our November and special-election Georgia wins. Volunteering is a great way to get involved and help protect democracy around the world.

Any DA Madrid member may run for office. We are a 100% volunteer-run organization, so your participation is vital as we tackle the upcoming midterm election in 2022. An election we cannot afford to lose!

Positions up for election are:

-Chair

-Vice-Chair

-Secretary

-Treasurer

Please click here to submit your candidacy. Please write to [email protected] if you have any questions.

The deadline for nominations is April 30th.

Prepared by the DA Madrid elections committee:
Khephra Alejandro White
Diane Tillman
Eric Stevenson


Virtual Movie Night: "Coming to America" Screening and Discussion

Democrats Abroad Spain Celebrates Black History Month

On Feb. 28th at 7pm, the Madrid chapter invites you to an online screening of Coming to America, the 1988 classic starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos.

If you haven't seen it, be prepared to hold your sides—it will have you in stitches! You will soon see many of the same characters playing their roles in the soon-to-be-released Coming 2 America, which promises to be even funnier than the first. 

Following the 2-hour movie, we will have a quick break. DA Madrid Vice Chair Khephra White will then provoke a few laughs as she moderates a discussion on the importance of representation, specifically in the form of Black joy, in popular culture and the media.


DA Madrid attends Human Rights Resistance Conference

Last Thursday December 10th, International Human Rights Day, Christina Samson (Treasurer DA Madrid), Revé Fisher (Secretary DA Madrid) and Samuel Mattern (Chair DA Madrid) had the honor of attending an event organized by Human Rights Resistance, the Salvador Allende Association, ASESP and the magazine Incognita.

We were thrilled to see the passion and effort these students poured into the event, with several expert guest speakers addressing issues such as Sustainable Development, Freedom of the Press, LGTBI Rights and the history of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This conference also encouraged us to continue with our own work through DA, with the knowledge that our world will be left to young people who will soon take the lead with professionalism, empathy and commitment, taking care of both our planet and its most vulnerable collectives.

@hrresistance, thank you and bravo!

Link to video here


DA Spain: Let's Talk About Immigration Issues!

Dear DA members and friends:
 
After winning the presidential election, and while still pouring our efforts into the Georgia race, DA Madrid is pleased to invite all DA Spain members and friends to our next event, focused on immigration-related issues.
 
When: December 17th, 7PM
Where: Online, Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88492778469
 
We will discuss the situation of immigrants and refugees on both sides of the Atlantic, with guest speakers sharing their own personal experience in collaborating with these collectives, both back home and in our adopted country. A forum will also be provided for reflection and to discuss how, from our unique perspective living abroad, we can best contribute our efforts as Democrats to make the world a better, fairer place for all.
 
We are looking forward to exchanging thoughts with you, our community members.
 
To prepare for this meeting, we recommend:
 
-Watch Immigration Nation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_xVKy58Yuw), available on Netflix
-Reflect on the question: “What is the difference between an expat and an immigrant?”
 
We ask that you please RSVP; it’s a huge help with our organizational tasks.
 
Note: To participate in the discussion, you must type “hand up” in the chat box. A moderator will call on you to speak based on your order in the queue.
If you have already spoken once, preference will be given to those who have not yet had the chance to speak.

Election Night Virtual Party with Democrats Abroad

Join us for our 2020 Election Night Virtual Party featuring guest speakers, poetry, music, a bit of trivia, and US-based livestreams.

WHEN: November 03, 2020 at 8:30 PM - 2:00 AM (CET)

WHERE: Online from the comfort of your own home. Zoom links will be sent to those who RSVP. Only attendees who RSVP via the DA Barcelona event page will receive login details for the event.

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2ND AND LAST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

Dear DA Members and Friends:

This is our last opportunity to view Democratic candidate Biden square off against incumbent Trump on the debate stage before this critical election.

 

Date: Sunday, October 25th

Time: 7 PM

Location: Online via Zoom; see the events section for the login information

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TRUMP, COVID, HOSPITAL: COMO LO VEMOS DESDE EUROPA

 

Que yo sepa, Nostradamus no predijo nada acerca del contagio de COVID de Trump ni de su reciente hospitalización. Sí dijo algo de un tonto del pueblo que asumiría el mando de un gran poder.

Espero que no se refiriera al presidente de los EE. UU. con esas palabras.

De todas las maneras, tampoco hacían falta poderes de adivino para suponer que Trump acabaría siendo huésped en el Walter Reed Hospital.

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Presidential debate season: VP edition

The presidential debates continue. This time, it’s VP candidate Kamala Harris sharing the stage with incumbent VP Mike Pence.

Date: Thursday, October 8th

Time: 7 PM

Location: Online via Zoom; see the events section for the login information

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