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November News from your DA Madrid Chapter

Last month, we held our first event at our new venue, The Toast Taproom Malasaña.

Old members and new friends alike gathered for a screening of Knock Down the House, the Netflix documentary that followed four women running for Congress in 2018, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

In case you didn't get a chance to watch the movie with us, it's available on both Netflix and YouTube.


On Wednesday, November 24th, DA Madrid is holding a Thanksgiving fundraiser at The Toast Taproom Malasaña, complete with dinner and cocktails.

Location: The Toast Taproom Malasaña, C/ San Vicente Ferrer, 33
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 24th. 
Doors open at 19:30pm, dinner at 20h, cocktail hour at 21:30.
Price: Dinner tickets are €45/person. Advance ticket purchase is required. RSVP by Monday, November 22nd.

Come enjoy a full Thanksgiving spread—vegetarian option available on request—with unlimited beer or wine during the meal. Doors will open at 7:30pm, and dinner will go from 8:00pm until 9:30pm.

 

 

If you cannot attend dinner, come to the cocktail hour at 9:30pm and socialize with fellow DA members and local friends. A portion of the proceeds from every mixed drink will be donated to Democrats Abroad Spain.

 

 

Tickets for the dinner are €45 each and can be purchased at the following link: DA Madrid Thanksgiving Fundraiser. While all are welcome to join, tickets must be purchased by U.S. citizens in accordance with U.S. federal election law. Note that advance ticket purchase is required for dinner. RSVP by Monday, November 22nd.

We look forward to seeing you for dinner, cocktails, or both!


Join DA Madrid for dinner and cocktails this Thanksgiving!

On Wednesday, November 24th, DA Madrid is holding a Thanksgiving fundraiser at The Toast Taproom Malasaña, complete with dinner and cocktails.
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DA MADRID’S UPCOMING EVENT: HOW CAN I HELP TO WIN THE MIDTERMS and WHAT’S IN A CAUCUS?

Greetings, DA Madrid Members and Friends:

Summer is winding down, but DA Madrid is gearing up! We are pleased to invite you to our next in-person event.

Date: Thursday, September 16th

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Retiro Park, on the grass behind the Cuesta de Moyano gate (Metro Atocha Renfe). Click here for a pin on Google Maps: https://bit.ly/3AeBgKJ

(Important note: our intent is to take advantage of the last warm days outside; however, in the event of inclement weather, we will shift to an indoor venue. Keep an eye on this post to see the updated location, if there is rain)

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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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