We are pleased to announce that July 4th will be our first non-virtual event after the lockdown. An open-air, bring-your-own-food picnic in the park with socialization, games and great political discussion!
The location will be the same as previous years: El Retiro park, on the grass between La Fuente del Ángel Caído and la Rosaleda.
We are excited to see you in person, but we are also aware that COVID remains a threat. As such, there will be a few minor changes this year to ensure everyone’s safety.
1. DA will not be providing food, and we kindly request that, this time around, attendees bring their own individual picnics. We will provide beverages, although we also encourage people to bring their own.
2. Remember to remain hypervigilant with hand sanitizer and the use of masks.
3. Social distancing while eating/drinking (i.e., while masks are removed) will be actively enforced. We can hang out, but not too close!
4. If you suspect you may be ill, please refrain from attending. We will be excited to see you the next time around.
After so long without seeing your faces, it will be a real pleasure to host this event. We are looking forward to seeing you there.
Come celebrate the 4th of July with the most American of foods: the hamburger. At 2pm on Saturday, July 4th, Democrats Abroad Valencia will be holding a 4th of July party and celebration on the terraza at Tommy Mel's Burgers, located in the Aqua shopping center. Let's see some old friends, meet some new ones, get a quick update on what's been happening in your local Democrats Abroad chapter, and raise a birthday cheer to the U.S. of A.! Space is limited, so reserve your slot now by going to:
See y’all on the 4th!
Following our successful first online discussion event, in which we discussed Bobby Kennedy for President, the Barcelona DA movie club is gearing up for a second meeting on July 5th.
The votes have been counted and this month we will be watching & discussing The Great Hack.
Data has surpassed oil as the world’s most valuable asset. It’s being weaponized to wage cultural and political warfare. People everywhere are in a battle for control of our most intimate personal details. From award-winning filmmakers Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim, The Great Hack uncovers the dark world of data exploitation with astounding access to the personal journeys of key players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal. You must have a Netflix account to watch this.
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As important as the individual right to vote is in a functioning democracy, the sad fact is that a significant number of Americans don’t vote. According to Yahoo News, nearly 137 million people voted in the 2016 election — roughly 56% of the U.S. voting-age population. However, nearly 100 million people living in the U.S. who had the right to vote didn’t. Among overseas Americans, these statistics are even more depressing: in the 2016 election, less than 10% of qualified U.S. voters living overseas bothered to vote. This general election year, we must do better. Our votes, which are sent back to all 50 states, can and will make a critical difference in getting more Democrats elected to local, state and national offices.
Democrats Abroad Barcelona is launching a massive new effort to identify and register as many as possible of the estimated 10,000-20,000 Americans living in Catalonia, so that they will be able to cast a vote this November.
Please join us for a one-hour introductory session where we will brainstorm tried-and-true as well as outside-the-box strategies to enable a more effective GOTV effort in the coming months. RSVP to the event in order to receive the Zoom connection details.
"The opposite of racist isn't 'not racist'."
Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.
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