Democrats Abroad (DA) chapters all over the world are preparing for the Global Presidential Primary (GPP). If the 2016 election cycle is any indication, hundreds of people are estimated to participate in Madrid alone.
As such, over two dozen DA members and supporters spent their Sunday afternoon with us to learn about opportunities to volunteer at our events.
At our informational session, we explained the importance of the GPP, the delegate selection process, and what our specific GPP events are going to look like. While voting for the presidential candidates is the main focus, our Super Tuesday event will also include food, activities, and entertainment!
Volunteering opportunities are not just open to U.S. citizens. Nationals of other countries are also free to get involved.
Although only U.S. citizens can handle voter data, there are plenty of ways that non-U.S. supporters can help.
If you're interested in possibly volunteering with DA Madrid, send us a message at Info-ES-Madrid@democratsabroad.org
For the past several months, DA members and supporters have come together for drinks, debates, and discussion at The Village Tap Room.
Whether you're a long-time Madrid resident, living here temporarily, or just passing through town, feel free to stop by and join us! Although only U.S. citizens can become members of Democrats Abroad, nationals from other countries are always welcome at these events.
At the January debate, four newcomers decided to become a member of Democrats Abroad. Out of the 30 attendees, over a dozen had already requested an absentee ballot.
As overseas voters, we can request a ballot through VoteFromAbroad.org and vote in the General Presidential Primary (GPP). If you're not already a member of Democrats Abroad, you can join when you request your ballot.
In Madrid, we'll be holding GPP in-person voting events on three days:
Tuesday, March 3
The Village Tap Room calle Martin de los Heros, 28 28008
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 7
The Village Tap Room
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 8
The Village Tap Room
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hundreds of overseas Americans joined us for the GPP in 2016. We hope you'll be among them this year!
In February, we will get an invite to choose delegates for Democrats Abroad for the Democratic National Convention. Out of all the chapters worldwide, delegates from the Madrid chapter have been chosen to attend multiple times over the past few years. If you'd be interested in applying, let us know!
Stay tuned for more updates about events, voting, and other information! We'll keep you updated here and through our social media channels.
Please join us for the next debate viewing February 26th at 6PM, to be followed by discussion over drinks and light refreshments, at The Village Tap Room (c/ Martín de los Heros 28, metros Plaza de España and Ventura Rodríguez).
In February, they’re ramping things up: There will be three different debates over the course of the month, to be held 2/7, 2/19 and 2/25.
If you don’t have time to watch them all, never fear! We will summarize highlights from the first two before viewing the third as a group.
As always, it’s a privilege when our members come to share their thoughts and unique perspective on the candidates’ positions. This is especially true with the Global Presidential Primary right around the corner. We’re getting down to the wire; it’s almost time to cast our vote! Dissecting these debates is a great way to stay informed, and we’re all looking forward to hearing from you.
Stay tuned for updates when the list of debate participants is made available.
We kindly ask that you RSVP. It’s a huge help with our organizational efforts.
See you there!
On Super Tuesday, Democrats Abroad Madrid invites you to vote for the Democratic presidential candidate of your choice at The Village Tap Room.
You are eligible to vote in the Global Presidential Primary just by being a member of Democrats Abroad and choosing to vote for the Democratic presidential candidate through Democrats Abroad instead of your home state.
(However, you can still vote for all other candidate preferences and local officials in your home state primary—just leave the slot for the presidential candidate blank.)
If you've yet to join Democrats Abroad or register for your absentee ballot, go to VoteFromAbroad.org to do both.
Democrats Abroad sends delegates to the Democratic National Convention who vote for candidates in proportion to the results of our Global Presidential Primary. Thousands of overseas Americans will participate in the DA Global Presidential Primary, but millions will vote in your home state...making your vote that much more powerful! Your participation will send a signal to the Democratic Party that Americans abroad are alive and well and have specific concerns.
In 2016, hundreds of overseas Americans in Madrid joined us for a night of activities, food, music, and fun. We hope you'll join us this year!
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