Madrid

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Madrid!

DA Madrid 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 Madrid, please contact us.

DA Madrid Leadership:

K. Samuel Mattern
| Madrid Chapter Chair
Margaret Zelonis
| Madrid Chapter Vice Chair
Carmen Milagros Higgins
| Madrid Chapter Treasurer
Revé Fisher
| Madrid Chapter Secretary
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  • News

    DISARM HATE T-SHIRTS ARE HERE!

    Please preorder your DISARM HATE T-shirt before June 30th.

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    JOIN DA MADRID IN THIS YEAR'S PRIDE PARADE!

    The Pride march is one of our chapter’s biggest (and most fun!) events of the year. It’s a great way to share our message and bring in new members, too. Feel free to invite friends and family of all nationalities. The more, the better. We want you all there with us!

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, July 03, 2022 at 02:30 PM Madrid Time · 9 rsvps
    Retiro Park in Madrid, Spain

    4th of July Picnic

    Please join Democrats Abroad Madrid for its annual 4th of July picnic!

    Given that the 4th falls on a Monday this year, we'll be celebrating a day early on Sunday, July 3rd.

    Please join us in the Retiro (in the shade on the grass behind the Ángel Caído gate) from 2:30pm onwards. This will be a potluck style event, so please bring a dish to share and your own drinks. Kids, family, and friends welcome! Feel free to bring games, etc.

    Date: Sunday, July 3rd

    Time: 2:30pm

    Location: Retiro Park, on the grass behind the Ángel Caído gate, at the end of the Cuesta de Moyano. Click here for location on GoogleMaps.

    Please RSVP if you're able to make it - it's a big help with our organizational efforts.

    We look forward to seeing you there! 

    Friday, July 15, 2022 at 03:00 AM through October 13, 2022 Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Video launch via YouTube

    American Women Need Your Help Now!

     

    The GWC Reproductive Justice Team is launching a project to promote voter registration under the theme Reproductive Justice for ALL.

    As you certainly know, the rights of all women to choose when and if to start a family are being taken away with over 26 States prohibiting or restricting the right to abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy even in the cases of rape, incest and the mother’s and/or the  fetus’ health. Texas has empowered vigilantes to sue everyone and anyone aiding and abetting abortion once the fetal heartbeat can be heard (eg at approximately 6 weeks and before most women know they are pregnant).

    We cannot allow this to continue particularly with Roe v Wade in peril and the Women’s Health Protection Act stuck in the Senate.

    Our project is a video launch via YouTube. We are asking all DA members to make a short (60 sec) video explaining why the right to abortion is absolutely necessary. If you come from a State where it is practically impossible to obtain an abortion, you can speak about the discrimination against minority and poor women whose lives are in jeopardy and who cannot travel. If you come from “good States” such as MA, CA, NY for example, you can speak to the injustice of access depending upon where you live. Make sure you mention in the video VotefromAbroad.org for expat voter registration and vote.gov for non expat voter registration.

    We believe that many of our voters will be motivated to register when we roll out the videos.

    Here are a few subjects that you could choose for your video:

    • If you live/vote in a country that has “good” reproductive freedom laws, you could refer to the country and the liberal law(s) and how lucky you are to be in that country and how unfair it is for American women LIVING IN THE US who can’t benefit from such laws
    • If you live/vote in a US State that has good reproductive freedom laws, see above. And you can say that living in a “bad” State is  discriminatory since women in “good “US States have rights that you are denied.
    • You can share a personal experience. You don’t have to use your name or even mention where you live. The videos will be anonymous unless you do give details.
    • You can make a statement about women should have the right to control their bodies. Period. There is no justification for the government to decide when, how  or even if women should have children.

    If you can’t think of anything to say but still want to make a video, feel free to contact Salli at [email protected]. She will set up a call and walk you through some ideas and we can help you make the video.

    Here is a link on how to make a video:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O7wGPrZmmXocOuMI5zZutc1w62nHlQWZOat8Srq_bFQ/edit?usp=sharing

    For more information, visit our blog space here:

    https://www.democratsabroad.org/wc_reproductive_justice_action_team

    All videos should be sent to Salli Swartz at [email protected]

    THANKS FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN


    Disclaimer: By submitting your video, you grant to Democrats Abroad a nonexclusive rights to use your video and your image only for the 2022 GWC Reproductive Justice Get Out the Vote video project. 

    You therefore hereby waive all rights to any claims arising out of or in connection with Democrats Abroad GWC’s use of your video  and image in connection with the 2022 Reproductive Justice video project.