We'd like to thank Ximo Puig, President of the Valencia Community, for inviting us to discuss the U.S. presidential election. He congratulated the Democratic Party on Joe Biden's victory and wished the American people the best during this new transition.
Between now and November 3rd DA Valencia Excom members and volunteers will be available to help ALL American voters practice their right to vote. Should you have questions about registering, requesting your ballot or returning your ballot we are here to help.
We will provide in-person opportunities for support.
Check locations and times below.Read more
Tired of what’s happening in Washington?
Ready for a leader in the White House again?
You CAN make a difference in Washington from right here in Valencia.
Here are two opportunities for DA Valencia members
1. Member Support and Get Out The Vote
Every week in September DA Valencia will provide voting support for all expat Americans.
Volunteer 1 day or all 7 and help Americans register and request their ballots.
Membership coordinator, Graham Tyner, will be training volunteers.
Contact him at email@example.com
2. Phone Banking
Use the DA data base and a conversation outline to help DA Spain contact all of its members
- urge them to vote and provide help with the voting process.
DA Spain will train phone bankers via online instruction.
Send us a message and we will see that Madrid contacts you.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether it’s in person or online YOU can make a difference!
Join us as we Get Out The Vote
What’s your passion?
The environment, LGBTQ, veterans’ affairs, minority rights, animal rights…There are so many issues to be addressed these days and not enough time to learn everything there is to know. We’d like you to share your cause with our membership.
- Tell us about the issue that has caught your heart.
- What’s being done to make things better?
- Where can we learn more? Provide a link.
- What can we do to help? Provide a call to action, something small or something big.
- If you’d like, provide a contact for people who want to join you in your efforts.
Send your message to email@example.com We’ll post it on our website and link it to our Facebook page. Let us help you make a difference.
We look forward to hearing about all of the ways our fellow Democrats living abroad are making the world a better place.
JULY 4TH EVENT
With UPV closed the American Space is unable to host this summer's July 4th picnic. Instead, DA Valencia is offering a July 4th Social Gathering at Tommy Mel's in the Aqua Mall @ 2pm on July 4th. Come enjoy a burger and share the holiday with other Americans.Read more
Bienvenido Democrats Abroad - Valencia!
Welcome to DA-Valencia (DAV), the official arm of the Democratic Party for American Democrats living in the Valencian Region of Spain.
MISSION: To provide relevant information about candidates and issues that affect democratic leaning expats. Chapter activities and community involvement are designed to meet new people of like mind in fun-filled social, political and community activities that show a positive image of the US and ourselves as US expats living in Valencia.
Together with DA country committees around the globe, we're making specific issues faced by overseas Americans known on Capitol Hill and joining important activism events with friends and family in the US and in Spain. With technology and social media, there are many ways for us to make our voices heard, even an ocean away.
VOTING: US Citizens living abroad need to register to vote EVERY YEAR. We can assist with your voter registration and in securing and filing your ballot(s). If you will be eligible to vote on Election Day in November 2020, complete your registration and ballot request.
JOIN THE FUN: Members are notified of all the activities of the Valencian chapter and are kept informed about local and national US issues as well as those that expats face while living in Spain. To join this dynamic group, simply Click Here. We will contact you after receiving your information.
We rely on volunteers to ensure members and friends are informed about local and national US issues as well as those that expats face while living in Spain.
Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events. We have events planned throughout the year and encourage anyone interested in participating and helping with Democrats Abroad Valencia to let us know of your interest.
Please share your questions, ideas, and enthusiasm with us!
We look forward to meeting you very soon!
Your DA Leadership Team,
Georgie Grossman, Chair
Phillip Brown, Vice Chair
John Poirier, Secretary
Julie Turner, Treasurer
For more information email us at:
To contact DA Valencia just click here
To really understand what is at stake in 2020 I strongly encourage you to listen carefully to the last 14+ minutes of Adam Schiff’s 2:20 hour address to the opening of the impeachment trial.
This new pride does not erase my personal responsibility for the apathy and lack of attention that I have paid in the past to the threats that have been developing over the past several decades. In a very real way, I am responsible too.
I did not look. I did not see. I intentionally blinded myself to the reality that slowly but surely the wheels were falling off the wagon. I was wowed by the intellect and governing of people like Obama and a congress that seemed to be keeping everything in check and balance.
Does this sound familiar - no, I mean really - does this ring any bells for you? “We” must now recommit ourselves to fight for who we are due to the democratic freedom we enjoy.
Now - I / we must act to safeguard the constitution and restore confidence in our government that is so severely eroded.
Act now - please, we cannot again be part of the 30% of eligible voters who did not vote due to our apathy.
We are at a historic turning point in our country today.
The President of the United States is being tried by the Senate on whether or not to abolish the Impeachment Clause of the Constitution. If a president can categorically deny Congress all witnesses and all documents whenever he feels like it, there is no Impeachment Clause anymore. One of the first steps to ending a democracy and erecting an autocracy is making it legally impossible to remove the head-of-state.
A vote to acquit on Contempt of Congress pushes us toward autocracy. By the same token, a vote to acquit on this particular Abuse of Power allegation is a vote in favor of foreign governments getting a say in our elections. So if the Senate GOP votes to acquit on Abuse of Power, your vote just lost 75% of its power. Please understand that.
Why are we supporting impeachment? And why do many of you? Because we want to live in a “democracy”. We want our votes to matter. And when a president acts like an autocrat, upends rule of law and destroys our electoral process, that president doesn't get to stay in office.
As Members of Democrats Abroad, we are asking each of you receiving this letter to please
IF YOU HAVEN'T MADE A CALL TO YOUR SENATOR OR ANY SENATOR YET
TODAY WOULD BE A PERFECT DAY TO START.
Every day "45" remains in office he poses a threat to national and global security.
The Senate switchboard number is 202 224 3121. Please find below scripts you can follow if you call. ALSO: Resistbot.com is a great way to send a message. You can use Twitter, look up Resistbot and type Resist and you will be ready to send your message. Type Done when you are finished and your message will be sent.
Talking points courtesy of Seth Abramson, Sandra Odem Dowd, and Indivisible:
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR SENATORS: My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], State [zip code]. I am calling because I want to thank the Senator for supporting the impeachment process and speaking out for a fair Senate Impeachment trial. But I’m worried about a cover-up with the Senate trial. I ask that he/she please push for:
1. Reject the Senate resolution as it’s currently written.
2. Support witnesses, depositions, and the public release of testimony.
3. Reject McConnell’s attempt to have this play out in the middle of the night, as it prevents the American people from watching the trial.
Make sure to tell them that to go forward with the proposed rules is to be complicit in a cover-up more appalling than Watergate, not to mention a violation of the oath they took to protect our democracy and the constitution.
A SECOND SAMPLE SCRIPT:
• A fair and just Senate impeachment trial that is held during the light of day, with witnesses and documents.
• the press to have full access to report on the Senate impeachment trial.
• If you want a DEMOCRACY, and if you want FREE & FAIR ELECTIONS, your vote on impeachment must be to convict.
• If you want AUTOCRACY and FOREIGN-RUN ELECTIONS, vote to acquit.
• The president & enablers extorted a foreign nation for the president's personal gain
• The president withheld crucial, congressionally mandated military aid from a vulnerable burgeoning democracy as a bargaining chip - demanding that nation publicly spread conspiracy theories and manufacture false claims against a competitor in an upcoming US election
• Please take a principled stand, put yourself on the right side of history and speak out against the crimes committed by this President.
If you are inclined, here are the numbers to call McConnell, in Kentucky. The message is to demand he allow TV cameras to cover the impeachment trial, and reporters are allowed in the Senate. Remind him he is supposed to represent all Americans, as this is an issue of national importance. If he can "coordinate" with 45, then he should recuse himself. If we all call, all of these numbers, it may move the needle toward transparency. He has no right to prevent us from seeing what will go in in this trial. We The People demand our representatives represent us, not their own self-interest, or the interests of a possible dictator.
Note. He NEVER answers his DC number.
Here's the list of moderates, etc....
SPREAD WIDELY! DEMOCRACY REQUIRES PARTICIPATION. LET’S SPEAK OUT WHILE WE STILL CAN!
Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee
Phone: (202) 224-4944
Fax: (202) 228-3398
Joel E. Soloman Federal Building
900 Georgia Avenue, #260
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 752-5337
Fax: (423) 752-5342
Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri
Phone: (202) 224-5721
2740 B East Sunshine
Springfield, MO 65804
P: (417) 877-7814
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine
68 Sewall Street, Room 507
Augusta, ME 04330
Main: (207) 622-8414
Sen. Mike Lee of Utah
Salt Lake City
Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building
125 South State, Suite 4225
Salt Lake City, UT 84138
Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas
Phone: (202) 224-6521
Fax: (202) 228-6966
100 North Broadway
Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: (316) 269-9257
Fax: (316) 269-9259
Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
510 L Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 271-3735
Fax: (877) 857-0322
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky
Main State Office
1029 State Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio
37 West Broad Street , Room 300
Columbus, OH 43215
Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah
Phone: (202) 224-5251
Fax: (202) 228-0836
Salt Lake City Office
125 S. State Stree Suite 8402
Salt Lake City, UT 84138
Phone: (801) 524-4380
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida
201 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 254-2573 or toll free in Florida 1-866-630-7106
Sen. Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania
Phone: (202) 224-4254
Fax: (202) 228-0284
United States Federal Building
17 South Park Row
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: (814) 453-3010
Fax: (814) 455-9925
Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi
Phone: (202) 224-6253
2909 13th Street
3rd Floor, Suite 303
Gulfport, MS 39501
Main: (228) 871-701
Phone: (202) 225-3706
Fax: (202) 225-3486
620 South Taylor Street
Amarillo, Texas 79101
T: (806) 371-8844
F: (806) 371-7044
1128 Lincoln Mall, Suite 305
Lincoln, NE 68508
Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado
The latest Tweets from Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner). Proudly serving the state of Colorado in the United States Senate. This is my official Senate Twitter account. ColoradoCoryGardner) | Twitter
Phone: (202) 224-5941
Fax: (202) 224-6524
1961 Stout St., Ste. 12-300
Denver, CO 80294
Phone: (303) 391-5777
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Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) | Twitter
The latest Tweets from U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy). Treated uninsured patients as a doctor in Louisiana’s charity hospital system, now serving the people of my state in the US Senate. Proud LSU grad! #GeauxTigers. Baton Rouge, LA
Phone: (202) 224-5824
Baton Rouge Office
5555 Hilton Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: (225) 929-7711
Fax: (225) 929-7688
Sen. Lamar Alexander (@SenAlexander) | Twitter
Los Tweets más recientes de Sen. Lamar Alexander (@SenAlexander). 7th generation Tennessean born and raised in Maryville #LowerHealthCareCosts #MakingCollegeWorthIt #OpioidCrisisResponse #RestoreOurParks #TitanUp. Maryville, TN
Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma
Inhofe Press Office (@InhofePress) | Twitter
The latest Tweets from Inhofe Press Office (@InhofePress).
Press Office of U.S. Senator @JimInhofe (R-Okla. Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 224-4721
Fax: (202) 228-0380
Oklahoma City Office
3817 NW Expressway #780
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Phone: (405) 208-8841
Fax: (405) 604-0917
https://Home | U.S. Senator for Oklahoma
Phone: (202) 224-4721
Fax: (202) 228-0380
Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida