Barcelona

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Barcelona!

DA Barcelona is a chapter of DA Spain, the official country committee for US Democrats 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 to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Barcelona, please contact us.

DA Barcelona Leadership:

Chris Reilly
| Chair, Barcelona Chapter, DPCA Voting Rep
Wendy Hunter Roberts
| Treasurer, Barcelona Chapter
Ann Graul
| Secretary, Barcelona Chapter
Catherine Dexter
| Membership Coordinator
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  • News

    4th of July recap and other DA Barcelona news

    Barcelona chapter members had a wonderful time celebrating the 4th of July at a park on the waterfront, catching up with old friends and welcoming some new faces. It was one of our first chapter-wide in-person events since March 2020, and the excitement at seeing fellow DA members and friends was palpable. Newly elected vice-chair Rachel Mantiñán spoke about the challenges that lie ahead as we work toward the November 2022 midterms, and treasurer Hunter Roberts spoke about the importance of donating to Democrats Abroad in order to help make the magic happen again. If you have questions about donations, where the money goes and how you get more bang for the buck when you donate to DA than to candidate campaigns, please reach out ([email protected]). We are happy to provide more information about how your donations can help elect Democrats and preserve American democracy.

    Our next gathering, still in the works, will be a movie viewing at an outdoor venue. Date and movie title will be announced soon, but plan loosely on a late September event. We will also be starting a postcard campaign this fall, and will be putting out a call for volunteers to print, color, address and stamp postcards to be mailed in early 2021, reminding DA members that they need to re-register every election year.

    Finally, if you are not already a member of the DA Barcelona Signal group, please take a moment to join so you can stay on top of all the latest news and conversations. Click here to join.

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    Barcelona chapter elects new leaders for the 2021-2023 term

    From the Nominations and Election Committee: 

    During the DA Barcelona annual general meeting, held May 15, 2021, the results of the Barcelona chapter election were announced. Elected leaders for the next two years (2021-2023) will be: 

    Chair: Chris Reilly

    Vice Chair: Rachel Mantiñán

    Secretary: Annie Graul
     
    Treasurer: W. Hunter Roberts
     
    Thanks once again to all who participated!
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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 07:00 PM Madrid Time · 6 rsvps
    Zoom in Madrid, Spain

    Learn to phone bank + request your ballot with DA Madrid

    With Omicron still quite present, DA Madrid's next event will be held virtually. Please join us on Thursday, January 20th for a two part program:

    • Back to Basics: How, and How Often Should I Request My Ballot?
    • I Want to Phonebank: Teach Me How!

    Please join us to learn how to request your ballot and all that you need to know to make calls to help Democrats win in 2022!

    Date: Thursday, January 20th
    Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm

    A Zoom link will be provided to those who register.

    We look forward to seeing you next week!

    Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 08:00 PM Madrid Time · 2 rsvps
    Zoom in Barcelona, Spain

    La Lucha Continúa -Virtual Voter Registration Party!

    All adult US citizens living outside the US, including those who have never resided in the country, have the legal right to vote in federal as well as some state elections. However, you should re-register with your local election official at the beginning of each calendar year, as well as every time that you move, to ensure that your ballot will arrive in time to mail back and be counted. 

    Most people have questions about this process, but never fear! Join us on Zoom and we will walk you through the application, clear up any doubts and help you to fill out and submit your Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) online - all with expert guidance from former DA Spain chair Jim Mercereau. 

    Encourage your US citizen friends to take advantage of this opportunity. Democracy is on the ballot in 2022 and your vote matters!