Voting is now open for the DAJ 2018 special election for the office of Vice Chair. Click here to access your ballot, instructions, and candidate statement(s).
Please note that all ballots must be received by May 5th at 5pm JST. If you have any questions concerning the ballot process or procedures, please contact the Nominations and Election Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAJ Chair of the Nomination and Elections Committee
At our Last-Tuesday Afterwork this month, member Diala Jadallah-Redding will tell us about her experiences as a Congressional staffer. She grew up in DC and interned in Congress when just 17. Later she worked for Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and ended up as Legislative Director for Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) before moving to Sweden when her husband was assigned here as a port inspector. They are leaving soon to return to the States so we're fortunate to have a chance to hear her and ask questions.
As usual, we start officially at 18:00 but special Afterwork prices apply only if you order before then (3 beer options and 3 dinner options are available at special prices). After a period of introductions all around and a chance to catch up a bit personally and politically, we'll turn the floor over to Diala around 18:30.
Enter near the corner and order at the bar before joining us in the large conference room upstairs in back.
Democrats Abroad Switzerland's Geneva Chapter is excited to announce a reception in honor of Tom Perez, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, on Tuesday, April 24 from 6-8pm hosted at a private residence in old-town Geneva. If you are worried about the direction our country is going in, then take this opportunity to join with like-minded citizens to meet the leader of the Democratic Party firsthand and hear him speak about the new DNC and its strategy for winning elections all across the nation and taking back Congress in 2018.
Members of Democrats Abroad are welcome to attend the reception for a special contribution of $100 and students under 25 for $20.18. All proceeds will go toward the DNC's work in getting out the 2018 vote and supporting candidates at local, state and federal levels.
As space is limited, we encourage you to act and register now! Registration is obligatory, through the on-line invitation. Please note that only U.S. citizens or Green Card holders may contribute, but non-U.S. spouses and guests may attend. Attendees must bring valid I.D.
Hey everyone! Join DAN partner Drinking Liberally for a lively social pub meet up on the last Tuesday of every month. Do you have opinions to share? Come on out to talk some politics with like minded people while enjoying Siste Sang’s craft beers. We look forward to meeting new friends and seeing old friends alike! See you there!
Protect Yourself from Voter Roll Purges
Every year, Americans abroad miss the chance to vote. The reason? They didn't realize they were no longer registered.
The President of the United States of America has started his second year in office with further efforts to isolate the country from the rest of the world, and divide its population. His actions are still largely backed by the Republican-majority Congress. This November is a real opportunity to shift that balance and achieve a Democratic majority in the Senate, House of Representatives and local legislatures. From abroad, there is a lot we can do to take part in the effort to Get Out The Vote. To find out more, join us at this next chapter meeting. We are also looking for your ideas about how to most effectively get as many citizens abroad taking part in the upcoming elections.
Join us for our monthly informal happy hour where we'll be discussing civic engagement at home and abroad. We'll be meeting at Bar Spritz at Kangaroo Point, so if you work or live in the area, come enjoy the beautiful views and meet and socialise with fellow Americans. Our main focus this year is to take back Congress. We'll be talking about our Get Out The Vote efforts. Please bring your ideas and friends along!
As we constantly seek to satisfy member needs, it has come to our attention that a large number of DA Skåne members desire an informal forum where we can discuss issues, comment on current political events and release some of the accumulated stress associated with the constant barrage of insanity emanating from certain politicians and their tweet happy leader in Washington D.C. With this in mind we have decided to kick-off a monthly afterwork entitled “Drinking Liberally” that will take place on the last Thursday of every month at the Bishops Arms Savoy in Malmö where we can discuss, unload and speak our minds freely.
We thought it would be best for members to let us know what they would like to discuss, so please write us with ideas and suggestions for discussion topics that we can dig into while “drinking liberally”.
Our inaugural session will be Thursday April 26th at 18:00-20:30 at the Bishops Arms on Norra Vallgatan 62, 211 22 Malmö right across from Malmö C. This being an election year we will, of course, be registering voters, and, as always, sign up new members. So, invite your friends and join us!
EXACT LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED - RSVP to receive the address
Democracies die in three stages: the election of an authoritarian leader, the concentration and abuse of governmental power and finally, the complete repression of opposition and citizens. So say Daniel Ziblatt and Steven Levitsky in their relatively new book "How Democracies Die." Join us for a spirited discussion on the book's findings and what they mean for our future.