Looking for a Voter Support Event near you? Check out the updated information below.
September 8th Saltimbocca, Placa de Vannes 7 4:00-6:00 pm
September 17th. Velluters, Carrer de l'Hospital 4. 12:00-2:00 pm
September 22nd Salad Planet, Carrer del Dr. Romagosa 3 1:00-3:00 pm
September 25th Picnic, La Turia near Alameda Metro 2:00-5:00 pm
September 28th Portland Ale House, Carrer de Salamanca 10. 6:00-8:00pm
October 5th La Taula Libanesa, Passeig de l'Albereda 53. 6:00-8:00pm
October 12th Jardin Urbano, Carrer de Pere III el Gran 26 3:00-5:00 pm
Or maybe you're all set to vote and want to talk to other Americans about what's going on.
Come on out this Thursday, September 8th. Members of DA Valencia will be at Saltimbocca, Placa de Vannes 7, from 4:00-6:00 pm to help you register and request ballots and answer questions about voting. Remember, as Americans abroad we need to get our ballots marked and mailed early. By law, UOCAVA, expats should receive their ballots 45 days before the election. A quick turnaround will ensure your vote is received before your state's deadline.
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We are DA Valencia, and we are here for you!
With midterms elections fast approaching we will be holding weekly Voter Support sessions around town from September 2nd through the second week of October.
We are available to help you
- Register to vote.
Be sure to check your registration – many states are purging their rolls.
- Request your ballot.
You must request your ballot every year.
- Return your ballot.
Many states require paper ballots be returned in very particular ways. We can help.
Voter Support Opportunities – Check for your part of town
|Outside of Consular Services, Salad Planet||September 2nd, 10:30am-1:00pm|
|Arrancapins||Week of Sept. 5th|
|Avenida del Oeste||Week of Sept. 12th|
|Outside of Consular Services, Salad Planet||Week of Sept. 19th, 11:00am -2:00pm|
|The Turia @ Alameda Metro||September 25th, 2:00-5:00pm|
|Canovas||Week of Sept. 26th|
|Arts & Sciences||Week of Oct. 3rd|
|Russafa||Week of Oct. 10th|
Check back often. We will have more specific times and places once our volunteers have nailed down their venues and times.
Now that we are all free to meet and greet DA Valencia members are enjoying our monthly First Friday Coffees. We invite all Americans to join us at 10:30am the First Friday of each month at Salad Planet, Calle Doctor Romagosa, 3 - behind the Colon Corte Ingles, right by the American Counsular Services office.
On October 31, Democrats Abroad Valencia drew a crowd of more than 360 people to a spooky evening of family fun and trick-or-treating. The packed house was entertained by a magician, played in a slime lab, and bounced away their cares in a castillo hinchable. Professional face painters created masterpieces, while hairdressers sprayed funky colors onto the heads of excited children. Adults were treated to an artisan fair, with beautifully handcrafted products, and a fortune teller.
Arts-and-crafts tables were well-attended by children, who created fall décor under the supervision of adult volunteers. There was delicious Indian food, and drinks of all kinds were on tap. Democrats Abroad manned a table selling coveted American goodies such as Stove-Top Stuffing, Kraft mac’n’cheese, Rice Krispy Treats, and Goldfish crackers.
Topping off the fun was an old-fashioned spooking of the streets, as costumed children trick-or-treated. With maps in hand, parents guided their children to businesses that had joined in the festivities and to DA volunteers who stood in the streets of Ruzafa with bags of goodies.
Parents shared their heartfelt thanks for the opportunity to share this American childhood celebration with their children. Everyone looks forward to next year’s Halloween Festival.
DA Spain Chair Kathy Tullos and her husband Mark drove to Valencia to help us make this event a success. Thank you, Kathy!
DAV would also like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the 60+ volunteers who helped to make an unforgettable evening for Americans in Valencia.
DA Valencia followed this month’s in-person chapter meeting with an expanded public town hall, where volunteers were invited to discuss the most pressing organizational needs, and signed up to assist with events aligning with their personal interests. The event drew 26 attendees to Plaza de La Virgen, where we enjoyed breakfast and chatted about politics, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve, our monthly Coffee Mornings, and the neighborhood Voter Registration Drives which will begin in January. DA Valencia officers took turns explaining upcoming events for which they had taken the lead, followed by coordinated break-out sessions where attendees could sign up for specific volunteer tasks. We thank everyone who attended and volunteered to donate time to DAV.
Thanksgiving Leftovers Picnic
Feeling nostalgic for those awkward Thanksgiving dinners with the in-laws? Don't despair! Consider us a sympathetic stand-in for Uncle Ralph and Cousin Francis. After you've had a satisfying feast at your own house, please bring your family and your leftover turkey sandwiches to the “río”! We'll catch up on all the gossip, and even exchange a few unpleasantries about bossy Aunt Dorothy.
Where: Turia Park, next to the soccer fields by Alameda Metro Station
When: November 27, 13:00-15:00h. No need to RSVP. See you there!
Bring your own food and drinks! If you don't have Thanksgiving leftovers, bring whatever you can find in your fridge! Finally, if you're bringing children, consider bringing toys that all the kids can share (i.e., Frisbees, balls, jump ropes, sand toys, etc.).
Coffee with Democrats Abroad
DAV will be hosting a coffee social on the first Friday of every month, starting on December 3rd.
Please join us for a relaxing morning of coffee and conversation. You'll make new friends and meet old acquaintances. These events will not be moderated by DA and are simply designed to facilitate social interactions.
See you soon!
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.
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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 protected]
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 [email protected]
Whether it’s in person or online YOU can make a difference!
Join us as we Get Out The Vote