Friday, March 03, 2023 at 12:00 AM through March 31, 2023 at 1:00am Eastern Time (US & Canada)
ERA Call to Action - Cake time
The Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced
in Congress in 1923 - 100 years ago!
To commemorate that, Democrats Abroad is joining women across the U.S.
holding birthday parties in March – many on March 22
the date in 1972 that Congress submitted the ERA to the states for ratification.
Despite that we’ve met all the constitutional requirements, the ERA has not been published.
The goal is to raise awareness that the ERA is still not officially in the US Constitution.Please share these flyers at the birthday party and with your family and friends:
Equal Means Equal has created a "cookbook" of ideas and graphics for groups to leverage. Click here to access.
For more details on the ERA 100th birthday party, listen to Shari Temple’s appearance on the DA Blue Cafe podcast.
Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 03:00 PM through March 25, 2023 at 7:00pm Madrid Time · 8 rsvpsRoll Madrid in Madrid, Spain
DA Madrid AGM: Raffle Tickets
Join the Fundraising Raffle!
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is this Saturday, March 25, at 4:30 PM. Join us at Roll Madrid. Please note that this is not our regular location—we have changed venues for this event! You can find us at the back of the restaurant.
Click here for more details and to RSVP.
As part of our AGM, there will be a fundraising raffle. The prizes are listed below. Tickets are $5 each, or you can spend $20 to purchase 5 tickets for the price of 4. Winners will receive vouchers for meals and drinks, haircuts, books…all kindly donated by local supporting establishments like Carmencita – Bar, Toast Taproom, Para Ellos Peluquería, and more.
Even if you are unable to attend the AGM, you may still participate—this sort of donation is the lifeblood that allows us to do the important work we do. Click here for online purchase if you aren’t able to join us, or if you’re coming and would just like to purchase your raffle tickets early.
Online ticket purchases will be accepted until 11 PM Friday, March 24th. After that time your participation in the raffle cannot be guaranteed and will be considered a donation. In-person ticket sales will be available onsite at the event.
- Carmencita Restaurant - Bar Lunch Gift Certificate
- Taste of America - Gift basket
- Toast Tavern Beer and Sandwiches - Food and beer pairing for two
- Roll Madrid New America Kitchen - Food and beer pairing for two
- Para Ellos Peluqueria - One adult haircut
- Para Ellos Peluqueria - One adult haircut
- Secret Kingdoms English Language Bookstore - 15 euro gift certificate
- Secret Kingdoms English Language Bookstore - 15 euro gift certificate
- Tikki Restaurant - Dinner for two
- Mazel Bagels and Café - Breakfast/lunch/brunch for two
- Be Madrid International Students Travel - Surprise Mystery Day Trip for 2
Friday, March 24, 2023 at 05:00 PM through March 26, 2023 at 12:00pm Time · 155 rsvpsKonferenzzentrum Ingelheim iCC in Ingelheim, Germany
2023 DA Germany Annual General Meeting
2023 will be an important year for Democrats Abroad Germany to come back together and reestablish our strong community of members. This will be our year to establish the foundation necessary to make sure we can hit the ground running in 2024. At Democrats Abroad Germany, our goal will always be to get each and every U.S. citizen in Germany to vote.
After almost three years of mainly meeting online, we are pleased to invite you to our upcoming Annual General Meeting in Ingelheim am Rhein. The official meeting will take place at the iCC Konferenzzentrum in Ingelheim from Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26.
If you are unable to attend in person, you still have the option to join the meeting online. To attend online, just RSVP to this event and we will share the login information a few days prior to the meeting.
We will also elect our new Executive Committee (ExCom). These are the leaders of DA Germany and includes several officers, nine at-large coordinators, and 14 Voting Representatives. You can learn more about the election process, who's running, and how you can run yourself here.
Friday, March 24
- Starting at 17:00: A welcome cocktail reception to connect with each other over drinks.
Saturday, March 25
8:30 Registration at the iCC Konferenzzentrum 9:00-9:30 Welcome and Chair’s Report: Look back at 2022 9:30-10:00 Treasurer's Report 10:00-10:15 Presentation by the International Chair 10:15-10:30 Announcement of reports from the chapters, at-large coordinator, caucuses, and DPCA Voting Representatives 10:30-11:00 Break 11:00-11:30 Vice Chair's Report: Looking ahead & how to get involved 11:30-11:40 State Teams Report 11:40-12:15 Volunteer Recognition 12:15-13:00 Lunch 13:00-18:00 Elections 19:00 Dinner at the Winzerkeller 20:30 Guest Speakers: Andrea Chalupa & Jared Yates Sexton
Sunday, March 26
- Members of the newly elected Executive Committee will hold their first meeting to discuss the next steps and to get a chance to meet everyone.
- For those that are not from the region, we will visit the Museum bei der Kaiserpfalz for a guided tour. This includes the Ingelheim Imperial Palace, which served emperors and kings as a lodging and a ruling seat. Following the tour, everyone is welcome to have lunch together at a local restaurant.
For in-person attendance, we are asking for a donation of $35 for the main meeting on Saturday. The cost for meals are as follows:
- Friday cocktail reception: $15
- Saturday lunch: $10
- Saturday gala dinner (three-course meal): $65
Under the rules of the Democratic Party and Democrats Abroad, a fee for attending the meeting is not allowed. However, we kindly ask for a donation to cover use of the iCC Konferenzzentrum, drinks (coffee, tea, water, and more), technical equipment, copies, and supplies. We ask that you donate this amount to help us avoid drawing down the DA Germany treasury, which is devoted to getting out the vote. Participants do have to pay for meals.
We will collect information regarding any food allergies prior to the meeting to ensure that everyone will have something to eat.
If you are participating online, we would ask you to still consider making a donation of $15. To attend online, just RSVP to this event and we will share the login information a few days prior to the meeting.
Prize Draw and Silent Auction
As an additional part of our fundraising efforts, DA Germany will be hosting an AGM prize draw and silent auction. There will be a wonderful variety of exciting items you can win!
For the prize draw, tickets are as follows: $5 for 1 ticket or $20 for 5 tickets. You can get your tickets ahead of the event here or in-person at the AGM!
More information about the items available for the silent auction and the chance to place a bid are available here.
The Wiesbaden-Mainz Chapter has compiled a list of hotels and additional travel-related information for participants. Rooms for DA Germany have been reserved at IBB Hotel Ingelheim. Please call or email the hotel to ask for a room. More information on how to reserve a room can be found here.
We urge you to attend and vote in our upcoming election, as well as to consider running for one of the leadership positions. All details about the election can be found in the DA Germany Elections Rules and Procedures. To participate in the elections, you must RSVP to attend the AGM (via this event page) by 11:00 CET on Saturday, March 25.
The Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) will be hosting online information sessions where potential candidates can ask about the election positions, election rules, DA Germany Executive Committee or other related DA Germany questions. The dates and times for these sessions will be announced soon.
These DAG Executive Committee positions will be elected for two-year terms at the AGM:
- Vice Chair
- Academic Outreach Coordinator
- Advertising Coordinator
- Caucus Coordinator
- Chapter Development Coordinator
- Communications Coordinator
- Events & Fundraising Coordinator
- Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Coordinator
- Membership & IT Coordinator
- Press Coordinator
- 14 DPCA Voting Representatives
Please review this document that includes detailed job descriptions for all positions.
To run in the election, a candidate must have been a member of DA for at least 30 days and reside in Germany on the day of the AGM (March 25).
The deadline for early nominations and candidate statements was Monday, February 27 at noon. Nominations may also be made from the floor on the day of the election.
A list of candidates can be found on the DAG Election page. Letters of endorsement will be posted by March 13.
More detailed information on how to run in the election and how to participate in the election is available on the DAG Elections page.
Stipends for Attending
DA Germany understands the accompanying financial cost of attending the AGM, which is why we are offering five stipends to enable more members to attend. The deadline to apply for a stipend has passed.
Changes to DA Germany Bylaws
While we discussed and voted on amendments to DA Germany’s Bylaws at last year's AGM, and we typically strive to do this only every other year due to time constraints, you still have the right to submit proposed amendments to the Bylaws Committee. Members were welcome to propose an amendment by February 20, 2023. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
You can find a copy of the current DAG bylaws here to help you formulate proposed changes. The bylaws were last amended in March 2022.
Once you RSVP to attend, you will be taken to the ticket page to purchase the meals and to donate to attend the meeting.
Busan-GSND Chapter Annual General Meeting
Join us on March 25th for our first Busan-GSND Chapter Annual General Meeting 2023. We will be electing our chapter leadership and developing a strategy for the 2024 elections.
Please note that you must be a member of Democrats Abroad Republic of Korea Busan-GSND to vote in this meeting. Click here to join Democrats Abroad and enter a valid Busan or South Gyeongsan address to join the chapter.
Candidates must adhere to the election rules adopted by the Nominations and Election Committee. There will not be a vote on the day of the meeting unless a position receives zero nominations; all voting will take place electronically otherwise. If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected] Click here to vote for your 2023-2025 leadership. You must be a member of the Busan-GSND for your vote to be tabulated.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, please use this form to assign your vote by proxy to a member who will attend.
After the one-hour AGM, feel free to stick around for our Jeonpo pub crawl!
We'll go around four pubs in the area and chat politics and life in Busan. Whether you're a long-time resident or new in town, this could be a great opportunity to get to know new places and people.
This part of the event will start at 5 PM and end at 9 PM.
Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 12:00 PM Dublin Time · 15 rsvpsCHANGE OF VENUE! Captain Americas in Blanchardstown, Ireland
FRIDAYS ON A SATURDAY: DA MONTHLY MEETING
please note change of venue as there was a flood at TGIFridays and they will not be open at noon tomorrow!
Captain America's is located on the other side of the Centre. Eircode D15YF4E
Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 01:30 PM Copenhagen Time · 18 rsvpsPlantekassen at Kulturhuset Indre By in Copenhagen, Denmark
Democrats Abroad Denmark 2023 Annual General Meeting and Elections
Democrats Abroad Denmark is excited to invite you to join us for our 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, March 25th from 1:30 to 4:30 pm in Plantekassen at Kulturhuset Indre By, located at Charlotte Ammundsens Pl. 3, 1359 in Copenhagen. This year's meeting will begin with the Chair's and Treasurer's reports, followed by the election of the 2023-2025 Executive Committee and Voting Representatives. We'll have additional activities planned to keep us engaged while the votes are being tallied.
The meeting will be held in person and virtually, so you can join us from anywhere. Whether you're a regular or first-time attendee at our events, we'd love to see you.
Please RSVP to confirm your attendance and, if you’re joining us online, to receive the Zoom link. Your participation is vital to our success. We appreciate your continued support and dedication to our community.
We hope to see you there!
Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 04:00 PM Rome Time · 47 rsvpsZoom Call - Online in Rome, Italy
DA Italy Annual General Meeting 2023
Join us online for the DA Italy Annual General Meeting 2023
- Our guest speakers:
Candice Kerestan, Democrats Abroad International Chair
Jarryd Rauch, Democrats Abroad Executive Director
- Italy Reports 2022:
Learn about our successes
- Meet the new DAI leaders:
Results of the 2023 DAI leadership elections
- Help plan our future together to prepare for 2024
Brainstorming session for events 2023-2024
Together we can get the job done!
- Our guest speakers:
Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 04:00 PM Time · 15 rsvpsRSVP to recieve address and Zoom link in Seville, Spain
Chapter Formation and Elections
Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 04:30 PM Madrid Time · 15 rsvpsRoll Madrid in Madrid, Spain
DA MADRID AGM AND EXCOMM ELECTION
We are so excited to invite DA members and friends to our AGM (Annual General Meeting) on Saturday March 25 at 4:30 PM. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow Madrid Democrats, see what lies ahead for the chapter, learn and have a good time.
Come share a drink with us while participating in our planned activities, which include:
-A year-in-review presentation by the Chair
-Open space for debate regarding current issues
-A fundraising raffle with prizes generously donated by local supporting establishments (dinners at Carmencita, haircuts at Para Ellos, gift basket from Taste of America, gift certificates from Secret Kingdom Bookstore...and more!)
-Live tallying of votes and election of new Executive Committee for the 2023-2025 term
In this vein, we are still actively recruiting candidates and we need more--the deadline for candidacy submissions has been extended to March 20th. See a list of available positions and submission form here.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Please take the time to RSVP; it's a huge help with our organizational efforts.
Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 06:00 PM Berlin Time · 13 rsvps
DA Germany AGM Prize Draw
As an additional part of our fundraising efforts, we will be hosting a prize draw and silent auction as part of our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, March 25th (make sure to RSVP). Prizes include a Betsy Ross flag, hand-knitted sweater, homemade Christmas cookies, Korean cooking class, and more!
For those attending the Annual General Meeting in person, you will receive physical tickets for the prize draw. For those online, tickets with your name will be included in the physical draw taking place. Participants will be entered to win any one of the available prizes.
Ticket donations for the prize draw must be received, or you must provide proof of a donation transfer, by March 25 at 20:00 CET.
Once the prize draw closes, winners will be chosen at random for each of the available prizes. Prize winners who are not attending the AGM in person will be contacted the following day and shipping of the prize(s) will be arranged.
Read more about the prizes and enter the silent auction here.