The Equal Rights Amendment resolution passed unanimously in Tokyo where we committed to do whatever we can to help get the ERA ratified. See the resolution here.
Watch the video "Legalize Equality." This 30-minute video gives an excellent overview of the Equal Rights Amendment and why it is critical to be ratified.
You can watch the video until 31 December 2019.
To receive the streaming link and password, click RSVP and you will receive an email with the information in it.
Feel free to share the link and password to DA members that want to view it. However, please do NOT post the link and password on the internet in any way. Only Democrats Abroad has access for this private screening and we need to honor this special access given by Equal Means Equal and Heroica Films.
Additional References to learn more about ERA:
Nollendorfplatz all weekend! At the Berlin Democrats Abroad booth, we need YOUR help for one of the most fun events of the year, greeting half a million people from all over the world!
It's the Berlin chapter's 7th time participating with our own stand, and we can't do it without people like you to help set up, decorate, staff our booth, clean up, and more!
So grab a friend and Sign up here to volunteer for a couple hours at the booth: https://volunteersignup.org/48B78 - Talk to people about what Democrats Abroad does, register new voters, and be part of a great party (both kinds)!
We're going to have a blast, and we're looking forward to seeing you all there.
In lieu of our Last Tuesday Afterwork this month, we will be having an afternoon fika at Rosenkaféet in the beautiful Trädgårdsföreningen on July 21st at 14:30. Grab some coffee and cake and come join us to talk politics, the election, and anything else on your mind! Look for our American flag!
Democrats Abroad South Australia Monthly Social Catch-up!
Grab a pint and come chat to fellow Americans!
What's going on? How are things going in South Australia? Want to meet like minded Americans? Want to chat about ways we can help change from overseas?
Any reason, stop by! We'd love to connect with you and for you to meet the rest of the group here Down Under here in South Australia!
Look for the 'Democrats Abroad South Australia" sign on the table!
Another popular regular monthly meeting with Jean-Pierre LaRochelle at the helm. Political updates, discussion and food and drink if you'd like.
Join us for the July gathering of the Democrats Abroad book club! We'll discuss The Edible Woman, a novel by Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace.
The goal is to provide a shared reading experience and relaxed discussion space for Democrats Abroad members.
The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
"The Edible Woman is a funny, engaging novel about emotional cannibalism, men and women, and desire to be consumed." 310 pages.
Please share this event with your American friends and acquaintances in Berlin! As always, we welcome new faces, even if you've never attended a meeting or an event before.
It's not required, but RSVP here so we have a rough idea of how many people to expect.
Other upcoming Democrats Abroad events:
Thu. July 4th, 2019:
4th of July Party in Berlin
Wed. July 17, 2019
July Political Pub Night – Schleusenkrug
Sat & Sun July 20-21, 2019
🌈LGBT Streetfest🌈 Volunteers needed!
Under any circumstances, moving to another country is a daring and deeply hopeful act. More so, when fleeing poverty and violence across a potentially hostile frontier. Immigrants are among our best, most resilient, most creative fellow humans.
The Democrats in Mexico City have a unique opportunity to hear from someone who is in the trenches, fighting for immigrants, defending those who cannot defend themselves.
Come for signature cocktails and a private, off the record, policy discussion with American Bar Association’s Immigration lawyer, Laura Peña.
Cost: MXN$250 + processing fees
Venue: Private home in Polanco. Details will be shared after RSVP and payment are received.
Payments go to offset event costs and support getting out the vote of American Democrats for Special Elections, Primaries and Federal, State and Local Elections in the United States.
Laura Peña is an immigration lawyer with a wide-range of legal and foreign policy experience. She is a former Obama appointee who served at the State Department from 2009 through 2012, focusing on U.S. policies impacting Central America. Shortly thereafter, Laura became an assistant chief counsel with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”). She served as an immigration prosecutor in the tiny courtrooms of Los Angeles and San Diego from 2014 through 2016 during the “border surge” of migrant women and children. Following a brief period in private practice, Laura publicly disavowed ICE when the family separation crisis hit. In a widely-read op-ed published in print and online by USA Today, she criticized her former agency stating, “I became a lawyer because I believe in the rule of law and fundamental fairness, not to prosecute babies and send them traveling in planes alone...We are witnessing mass violations of constitutional and international laws that uphold the rights [sic] of children to live free from harm.” After eighteen years away from her border hometown, Laura felt called home to the Rio Grande Valley. She joined the Texas Civil Rights Project’s efforts to reunify families separated by the U.S. government. Based on nine months of on-the-ground family reunification efforts fighting for dozens of families, Laura authored the first comprehensive, non-governmental report on family separations. The report, “The Real National Emergency: Zero Tolerance & The Horrors of Family Separation,” was widely cited by news media outlets and introduced into the official record of Congressional hearings on family separations. Laura has been profiled by National Immigration Forum podcast Only in America with Ali Noorani and has appeared on national news media outlets including MSNBC to speak on the issue of family separations. Laura currently works as the pro bono manager for the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration. She is based at ProBAR, the ABA’s largest asylum project, located in the Rio Grande Valley. Laura lives in Brownsville, Texas with her blue heeler dog Dulce and frequently volunteers at the local refugee shelters to provide legal assistance to asylum-seeking families.
The Youth Caucus is having a picnic and Bocce Ball tournament at Tempelhofer Feld! Unwind with us after a long week and enjoy food, drinks, and bocce with fellow young Democrats and Progressives!
Come out and:
Have a drink and some snacks on a lovely summer evening in Berlin with Democrats Abroad members.
Compete in a friendly Bocce tournament and win a prize!
Learn how you can get more involved with Democrats Abroad Berlin and Germany (especially the youth caucus!) Chat about how we as the next generation can reach other young Americans in Berlin.
Enter on "Oderstraße" Entrance. We will be on the green patch directly north of the grill area.
You can find a map here: https://www.thf-berlin.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Karte/Download_Anfahrt_Park.pdf
Look on this page the day of for any updates or in case of rain.
It's not required, but RSVP to let us know you're coming and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook
Need more help with directions or have any questions? Email us at: email@example.com
It’s the final Friday of the month! You made it! Join us and celebrate as we wrap up the month of July with our Final Friday Pub Night at The Irish Rover. It's a great way to meet other Americans, talk about current events and politics, and maybe play a fun game or two. So put your thinking caps on and join us for a drink!
Are you an American in the Nürnberg area looking to learn more about Democrats Abroad? Want to know how you can contribute to getting a Democrat in the White House in 2020? Then be sure to join us at the Wies'n Biergarten on Saturday, July 27 at 1:30 pm (address below)!
We'll grab some food and drinks before talking about our organization, volunteer opportunities leading up to 2020, and the process of voting from abroad. Friends and family are, of course, welcome to join, too!
Unable to make it, but still interested in getting active in the Nürnberg area? Let us know with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.