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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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UN AUTÓNOMO EN ESPAÑA PAGA MÁS IMPUESTOS QUE TRUMP

Qué mal sabor de boca.

En un artículo que habrá sorprendido a aproximadamente el 0% de la población, tras años ocultando sus declaraciones de impuestos del público, The New York Times reveló que el supuesto maestro empresario Trump solamente pagó $750 anuales durante los dos primeros años de su presidencia, así como la gran cifra redonda de $0 a lo largo de los 10-15 años previos.

El residente de la Casa Blanca, quien farda sin cesar de su estilo de vida lujoso y ha basado una buena parte de su plataforma electoral en su hipotético éxito empresarial -alegando que un buen hombre de negocios sabría manejar mejor la economía del país-, achaca esta circunstancia a las pérdidas que hubiera sufrido sus negocios.

¡Cuánta pérdida!

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Watch the GOTV concert here!

If you didn't get a chance to see This Train is Ridin' with Biden: A GOTV Concert with Democrats Abroad Madrid on Sunday, watch it below. 

To support the band, their PayPal account is www.paypal.me/robbiekjones


This Train Is Ridin' with Biden: A GOTV Concert with Democrats Abroad

Democrats Abroad Madrid invites you to the premiere of our Get Out The Vote (GOTV) concert on Sunday, September 20, at 7p. By raising awareness about the importance of voter registration for overseas voters, we can fight for the Blue Wave and make sure our voices are heard. 

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ESPAÑA TAMBIÉN QUERRÁ QUE GANE BIDEN

 

El mundo está en llamas.

Literalmente.

En una catástrofe sin precedentes, incendios forestales están haciendo estragos en toda la Costa Oeste de los EE.UU., con la consecuente pérdida de hogares, empleos, parques nacionales, mascotas y recuerdos.

De vidas humanas.

Estos incendios son una de las consecuencias tangibles provocadas por las acciones de la administración de Trump en lo que al medioambiente se refiere (su salida del Acuerdo de París, la eliminación del cambio climático de la lista de amenazas para la seguridad nacional, aflojamiento de las restricciones en lo referido a la emisión de gases tóxicos, y un largo etcétera), pues la Union of Concerned Scientists viene advirtiéndonos ya desde el año 2011: <<existe una fuerte relación entre el cambio climático y los incendios forestales>>.

Más nos vale hacerle caso.

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