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:
Help us call DA Virginia Voters --Only 1 Vote Will Flip the State Legislature!
Just a few weeks ago, Republicans stopped the Equal Rights Amendment in the Virginia Legislature by a single vote!
We were devastated, but not defeated!
Democrats lost control of the VA House of Delegates in the last election by a single vote--the deciding seat was tied and Republicans won it on a COIN TOSS! If we'd had one more voter in that final district the delegate would have been a Dem and we'd have had a legislative majority and, with one more vote, VA would have ratified the ERA.
So now we’re getting ready to take back Virginia!
The entire VA state legislature up for election in November and the primary deadlines are coming up!
We’ve just set up new global phone banking campaigns to reach out to DA voters in Virginia where the 2019 state elections will decide the majority in both the House of Delegates and the VA State Senate.
Let’s ensure a majority in the VA legislature and ratify the ERA!
Sign up here to be on our phone banking team and join the Campaign for Virginia!
Because Our Rights are too important for a coin toss!
Come to Democrats Abroad youth movie night to learn about relevant topics facing American society today! We will watch Blindspotting, a 2018 multi-dimensional film covering the topics of gentrification, white-on-black violence, police brutality, and racial identity. Afterwards, we will have a short discussion on the various themes brought up, and I will share sentiments that Daveed and Rafa have towards the town as well as the film.
It’s not required, but RSVP to let us know you’re coming and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook.
This month’s afterwork will be an open forum discussion about American politics. There is a lot going on right now, from local elections, to a ‘National Emergency’, to the beginnings of the 2020 Race, so come ready to discuss anything that interests/confuses/infuriates you! Of course we'll have time to catch up personally as well.
The afterwork will be held at John Scott's Linnégatan. As usual, enter near the corner -- and order at the bar if you'd like something to eat or drink -- then join us in the large conference room upstairs in back.
Join Democrats Abroad Norway for our AGM where we will elect officers for the 2019/2020 term. The DAN board is the core team that will work to motivate the nearly 30,000 Americans living in Norway and help them to vote in US elections.
Come vote and afterward enjoy an American music (and some politics) quiz with Quizmaster Mike.
Come to the 2019 Annual General Meeting – on 26 March 2019 – and help to elect the Executive Committee, which will guide DAB through the 2020 Presidential and Congressional election. Or run for office yourself!
It’s going to be a big two years; as you know, Voter Registration will start 1 January 2020 for the November 2020 election. Play your role in being part of this important election, whether by running for office or electing the new Executive Committee.
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on 26 March at Le Cheval Marin (https://lechevalmarin.be/en, Quai aux Briques 90, Brussels, https://goo.gl/maps/L8RwBHgoJYR2), and the elections will take place there as well.
Nominations are being accepted for the following positions:
- Vice-Chair (Chair and Vice-Chair must be of opposite genders)
- Member-at-Large 1
- Member-at-Large 2
If you have any questions about what any of these positions involve, please don’t hesitate to email – also to email@example.com and ask for more information. It’s going to be an important two years, and we need YOU to be engaged and involved.
And if you haven’t been to a DAB meeting before (or if you’ve only been to a few), come along to the meeting on 26 March and meet other Dems in Belgium!
We’ll also be watching the 30-minute documentary “Legalize Equality”, which discusses the importance of the Equal Rights Amendment – which is now just one state short of the adoption by the required two-thirds of the 50 states.
In addition to the business of reports from the past year, and this year’s elections, we do have one other order of business (see agenda below).
We need to approve a few amendments to our Bylaws, to bring us into conformity with the latest DPCA (Democratic Committee Party Abroad – or Democrats Abroad International, of which we are a part) rules. Namely, we need to add some language formally laying out our election procedures and we have to specify who will serve as our Voting Representatives in the DPCA, on a “one person, one vote” basis. The changes to the existing Bylaws are highlighted in yellow in the document that can be opened here.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Annual General Meeting, Democrats Abroad Belgium: Agenda
1. Welcome - Pauline Manos, Chair
2. Outgoing Leadership Reports
2.1. Treasurer’s Report - Sharon Bronzwaer
2.2. Membership Report - Jeffrey Edison
2.3. Chair’s Report - Pauline Manos
3. Nominations, Statements & Elections – Annie Tanampai
3.1. Determination of a Quorum
3.2. Distribution of Ballots
(Parallel to counting of votes: screening of “Legalize Equality”)
4. Vote to Amend By-Laws
5. DAB - The Year Ahead - Chair & Membership Discussion
6. Other Business - Chair & Membership Discussion
7. Closing – Chair
The 2019 Democrats Abroad Czech Republic Annual General Meeting, which will include elections to the Executive Committee, will be held on Tuesday, March 26th at 7:00 PM. Please RSVP to let us know if you will be able to attend.
All positions (detailed below) are up for election at this meeting. As per our by-laws, no officer may serve more than two consecutive terms in the same position. All positions and their current office-holders are listed below with those that are term-limited indicated.
Chair Geoff Klimko
Vice Chair Julia Bryan
Secretary Sue Legro
Treasurer Marshall Johnson
Counsel Mike Gisondi
At-large 1 Krysti Brice
At-large 2 Kim Strozewski
Creag Hayes has been appointed as chair of the DACZ Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) for our 2019 elections by the DA Czech Republic Executive Committee.
Nominations for an office shall be made in writing sent to the NEC. A member may nominate themselves. The NEC may also make nominations directly. Nominations should be sent to the NEC by notifying the Committee via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than February 23, 2019.
A statement supporting the nomination may also be included. It should be no longer than one page. The NEC will issue the nominating report no later than February 26, 2019. The nominating report will include nominations, nominee statements (if any), and full proxy voting guidelines. Elections will be conducted by vote of those present at the AGM.
A tentative agenda for the AGM is listed here:
- Call to order
- Approval of minutes from last meeting
- Report of the Chair
- Report of the Treasurer
- Executive Committee Elections
- Old Business
- New business
We encourage anyone interested in running for a position to read the position descriptions for each office. Please let us know if you have any questions about the positions and what the work and the time commitment entails.
Thank you, and we hope to see you there.
We invite you to come out for the Annual General Meeting for the Montreal chapter!
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 6:00PM EDT
688 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Room 361, Montreal, QC H3A 0B2
Come out for the election of Officers for the 2019-21 term and discuss future plans for the chapter. We've got a lot to do to be prepared for 2020 and will need your help!
DALCC BOOK CLUB: The Plots Against the President - FDR, a Nation in Crisis, and the Rise of the American Right
Join Democrats Abroad to discuss our latest read, "The Plots Against the President
FDR, a Nation in Crisis, and the Rise of the American Right" by Sally Denton.
For more on the book, visit All Things Considered.
The nearest MRT is Orchard.