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4th of July Picnic with DA Madrid

We are pleased to announce that July 4th will be our first non-virtual event after the lockdown. An open-air, bring-your-own-food picnic in the park with socialization, games and great political discussion!

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Virtual Movie Night: "Paris is Burning" Screening and Discussion

Following the success of our last online viewing and debate, we are pleased to announce our next event:

Film: Paris Is Burning
When: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: Screening at 7 PM, followed by discussion at 8:30 PM.

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Virtual debate panel: "La crisis social en Estados Unidos: ¿Un punto de inflexión?"

Fundación Alternativas will be hosting a panel tomorrow, June 9th, at 5pm about the recent events stemming from the assassination of George Floyd: "La crisis social en Estados Unidos: ¿Un punto de inflexión?"

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Virtual Movie Night: "Just Mercy" Screening and Discussion

We would like to invite you to join us in an online screening of director Destin Daniel Cretton’s Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, on Tuesday, June 9th, at 6:00PM, followed by discussion at 8:30PM.

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Selfies y Sangria for Warren

On Friday, February 28th, there will be a Selfies y Sangria for Warren event from 6p-9p at La Valentina, Calle Pelayo, 26 (Metro: Chueca).

Supporters of Elizabeth Warren in Madrid are organizing a selfie and sangria party to connect over the senator's many plans and build awareness about the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary. Dream big, fight hard, and eat some tapas!

And, yes, there will be a selfie line! Voters in early states get the real deal, but we will have our own fantastic version of the senator. Nevertheless, we have persisted to get you your selfie.

Tapas are first come, first serve. Buy your own sangria, caña, or wine, and get in line for that selfie!

RSVP on Facebook or via email: espanaconwarren@gmail.com

Democrats Abroad is pleased to make announcements for all presidential campaigns on an equal basis. Please send announcements with images that you wish to be posted, or we can share from your existing FB page. Send your instructions to info-spain@democratsabroad.org

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Volunteering with DA Madrid

Democrats Abroad (DA) chapters all over the world are preparing for the Global Presidential Primary (GPP). If the 2016 election cycle is any indication, hundreds of people are estimated to participate in Madrid alone.

As such, over two dozen DA members and supporters spent their Sunday afternoon with us to learn about opportunities to volunteer at our events.

At our informational session, we explained the importance of the GPP, the delegate selection process, and what our specific GPP events are going to look like. While voting for the presidential candidates is the main focus, our Super Tuesday event will also include food, activities, and entertainment!

Volunteering opportunities are not just open to U.S. citizens. Nationals of other countries are also free to get involved. 

Although only U.S. citizens can handle voter data, there are plenty of ways that non-U.S. supporters can help. 

If you're interested in possibly volunteering with DA Madrid, send us a message at Info-ES-Madrid@democratsabroad.org

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Getting ready for 2020!

For the past several months, DA members and supporters have come together for drinks, debates, and discussion at The Village Tap Room. 

Whether you're a long-time Madrid resident, living here temporarily, or just passing through town, feel free to stop by and join us! Although only U.S. citizens can become members of Democrats Abroad, nationals from other countries are always welcome at these events. 

At the January debate, four newcomers decided to become a member of Democrats Abroad. Out of the 30 attendees, over a dozen had already requested an absentee ballot. 

As overseas voters, we can request a ballot through VoteFromAbroad.org and vote in the General Presidential Primary (GPP). If you're not already a member of Democrats Abroad, you can join when you request your ballot.

In Madrid, we'll be holding GPP in-person voting events on three days:

Tuesday, March 3
The Village Tap Room calle Martin de los Heros, 28 28008
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Saturday, March 7
The Village Tap Room 
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sunday, March 8
The Village Tap Room 
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Hundreds of overseas Americans joined us for the GPP in 2016. We hope you'll be among them this year!

In February, we will get an invite to choose delegates for Democrats Abroad for the Democratic National Convention. Out of all the chapters worldwide, delegates from the Madrid chapter have been chosen to attend multiple times over the past few years. If you'd be interested in applying, let us know!

Stay tuned for more updates about events, voting, and other information! We'll keep you updated here and through our social media channels.

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Events with Madrid for Bernie

Madrid for Bernie and Spain4Bernie have two GREAT events this week! 

This Friday and Sunday come meet fellow Bernie supporters. There's always a way to get involved so don't be shy! See you there!


Birras for Bernie

Friday, December 13th, at 8 PM. La Morada, Calle Fernando Poo, 4, 28045, Madrid


Curious about Bernie Sanders? American Politics? Medicare for All and the Green New Deal? Come down to La Morada this Friday at 20:00. Have a beer or snack, meet the Madrid4Bernie team, and join the Political Revolution!


European Phone Bank for Bernie

Sunday, December 15th, at 6 PM. Plaza de las Penuelas, 3, Madrid


Join the political revolution! All across Europe, Bernie supporters are phone banking at this time to help elect Bernie and transform our country. Making these calls or texts is the MOST IMPORTANT thing we can do to elect Bernie Sanders in 2020. All you need is a laptop and headphones/microphone. You'll be reaching out to prospective voters in US states and asking them about their support for Bernie. 

English and Spanish speakers of all nationalities welcome!


Democrats Abroad is pleased to make announcements for all presidential campaigns on an equal basis. Please send announcements with images that you wish to be posted, or we can share from your existing FB page. Send your instructions to info-spain@democratsabroad.org


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Meet and Greet Events with Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg, and Spain for Pete Buttigieg

We are pleased to announce three upcoming events for presidential hopefuls in the Democratic Primary election. With the advent of COP25, both Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg are in town. They want to meet you!

Furthermore, Pete Buttigieg’s delegation is on the ground, hosting an event to advocate for their candidate and provide information to voters like you.


Democrats Abroad is pleased to make announcements for all presidential campaigns on an equal basis. Please send announcements with images that you wish to be posted, or we can share from your existing FB page. Send your instructions to info-spain@democratsabroad.org


TOM STEYER

9 December, 8 PM. Lounge & Bar NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding. (Calle de Padre Damián, 23, 28036 Madrid)

Come learn about the Tom Steyer presidential campaign over a drink on December 9th at 8pm at the Lounge & Bar at the NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding. Tom’s campaign has surged into fourth place in the early states in a recent poll, and we want to gather supporters in Madrid for a drink to talk about Tom’s main policies of eradicating corporate influence in our democracy and urgently addressing climate change, and anything else! 

The event will be hosted by Vien Truong and Aaron Burgess, who lead climate policy for the Tom 2020 campaign. 

Please RSVP to the event by sending an email to evi.steyer@tomsteyer.com. 

To help Tom appear on the Democrats Abroad primary ballot, you can sign his petition here. Facebook event here.


MICHAEL BLOOMBERG

10 December, 6-7PM. The Village Tap Room (Calle Martín de los Heros 28, 28008 Madrid )

Former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg recently threw his hat into the Democratic Presidential Primary. He is excited to take the opportunity to personally meet fellow Dems here in Madrid while attending COP25.

Please join his campaign for a meet-up on Tuesday evening 6-7PM at The Village Tap Room.


PETE BUTTIGIEG

10 December, 8:30 PM. Casa Pueblo (Calle León 3, 28014 Madrid )

It's a Pete Up in Madrid!

If you are a Pete Buttigieg supporter or you are Pete-curious, please join us at Casa Pueblo on Tuesday, Dec 10th at 8:30pm for some tapas, cañas, or a copa de vino.

It's a great opportunity to meet new people, discuss all things Pete, and learn how you can support Pete's campaign and voter registration activities. 

Please help us get the word out! @pete2020abroad @petebuttigieg

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