Events

  • Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 06:00 PM through December 30, 2019 · 101 rsvps
    Online

    Watch the Film Legalize Equality

    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:

    www.equalrightsamendment.org

    www.equalmeansequal.org

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_Rights_Amendment

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/31/us/equal-rights-amendment-illinois-states-trnd/index.html

     

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM through December 02, 2019
    Virtual or In-person in New York, NY

    ProDA Talks for the Democrats Abroad Platform

    The Progressive Caucus of Democrats Abroad is looking for interested members who would like to get involved in fostering discussion around key progressive issues like Healthcare, Anti-corruption, Climate and Poverty and making sure that our priorities are reflected in the Democrats Abroad 2020 party platform, which will guide DA’s policy actions for the next four years and affect which issues DA actively supports and provides our DNC members with insight into the values of DA members. Not every state party has an open and collaborative platform process, so let’s contribute our progressive voices to DA’s 2020 Platform.

    The process is simple, and we encourage you to take part!

    How you can get involved:

    Kitchen Table Talks are small group events held by Democrats Abroad members to talk about policy issues that matter to Americans abroad. Your Talk's feedback helps shape the 2020 Democrats Abroad Platform.

    1. Host a ProDA “Kitchen Table Talk”
    2. Attend a “Kitchen Table Talk”
    3. Become a platform committee volunteer!

    — 1. Host a ProDA Kitchen Table Talk — 

    ProDA needs your help to create opportunities for discussing important issues!

    The process is simple: 

    1. Choose an issue that you would like to discuss 

    2. Choose a day/time that works for you (between Nov 12 and Dec 31); and check the DA WebEx meeting calendar to make sure that timeslot is available: https://wiki.democratsabroad.org/display/WebEx/WebEx+Meeting+Calendar 

    3. Let ProDA know the topic, date, and time that you’ve chosen. That’s it!
    We will help reserve a spot for you on WebEx (if necessary) and include your event in messages to our membership so anyone can sign up. Please note that topic choices are first-come/first-serve. 

    4. Alternatively, you can run a private Kitchen Table Talk among a group of American friends overseas and submit the feedback directly through the Kitchen Table Talk feedback form  (further details in the links below).

     

    — 2. Attend a “Kitchen Table Talk” —

    An e-mail will be sent out on Nov 12 inviting all ProDA members to choose a Kitchen Table Talk event. We expect that each event will include 4-8 Democrats Abroad members.

    1. Kitchen Table Talks website: https://www.democratsabroad.org/2019_kitchen_table_talks

    2. Kitchen table conversations – add a topic  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRhudfD9JCKaUzjlUmY6OvNfTh6EtdiFSVJTyJuiHeTcZ5xw/viewform

     

    — 3. Learn how to become a platform committee volunteer! —

    The kickoff for the 2020 DPCA Platform Drafting Committee has just begun! Please send a message to Farid Ben Amor and Aaron Kruse that they can follow up with you. (This is a Democrats Abroad activity. Contact: fbenamor@gmail.com; aaronmkruse@gmail.com)

    Take a moment to review the Kitchen Table topics listed on the DA website and consider other related information: 

    1. Platform process: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Lx5MXfmyrGHMJC9YY0_rZ5ZaG9FpiMcgTL6Mt5oocf4/edit#slide=id.p

    2. Delegates briefing: https://www.democratsabroad.org/a_briefing_for_delegates_on_the_2020_da_delegate_selection_plan

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 08:00 PM · 13 rsvps
    Online WebEx Teleconference in Sydney, Australia

    Democrats Abroad Australia Volunteer Organising Call

    You’ve put your hand up to volunteer and now we need you!

    Trump cannot win a second term. As we also have to preserve the democratic character of the US when we’re facing immense global challenges.

    Our organisation stands for justice, equality and creating a better world. We know that a hopeful vision is not only possible, but achievable. 

    We know we can do it. We’ve had phenomenal victories in the past 12 months, from retaking the House in a seismic 2018 Blue Wave to the feeling that Medicare for All and a Green New Deal may finally be on their way. 

    To reach our vision of being the change we wish to see in the world, we have to show up.

    We've heard from you that you want to help. This is your chance to get involved and help us not only get rid of Trump, but go far beyond in creating a fair America.

    We can win the White House and Senate in 2020. US voters in Australia alone could easily tilt critical races for Democrats up and down the ballot in every state. The math tells us it's possible, and YOU tell us it's possible!

    Instructions for joining the online teleconference WebEx call have been sent to Democrats Abroad Australia (DAAU) members, please e-mail the National Chair if you did not receive instructions for joining at daauschair@gmail.com !

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    La Petite Parisienne in Makati City, Philippines

    Progressive Drinking November 20, 2019

    Democrats Abroad Philippines launches our second “Progressive Drinking” event on Wednesday November 20, 2019 5-7pm at La Petite Parisienne, LPL Center, 130 Leviste St, Salcedo Village, Makati City. We'll get to know Democrats in the area and develop specific activities or initiatives based on the felt needs of the members. Hopefully many more of these get-togethers to follow. Please RSVP to: Omar Tiwana 0917.888.2627 or Bing Ganchero 0919.438.5993. See you!
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 12:45 PM · €22.00 EUR
    Hanoi Vietnamese Restaurant in Milan , Italy

    Impeachment: Why is Taking So Long?!

    Join us for a skype luncheon call with Democrats Abroad Legal Counsel, Joe Smallhoover. 

    Joe is one of the DA's longest-serving leaders.  He is a practicing lawyer based in Paris and has practiced law in France and Germany for over 30 years. He practiced law in California and Pennsylvania before moving to Europe.

    Seats are limited, please RSVP.  (Please inform us of cancellations at least 48 hours to avoid being charged a fee).

     

    Joseph Smallhoover is the current International Counsel of Democrats Abroad, a post he has previously held for numerous terms over the last 30 years. He has also served Democrats Abroad as its International Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary, as well as a member of the delegation to the Democratic National Committee.  In addition, he has been a Delegate at five National Conventions and served on the Platform Committee representing Democrats Abroad for the 2016 National Convention.

    A practicing attorney in Paris, he is also admitted to the Bars of California, Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of the United States.  He is an adjunct professor for McGeorge School of Law, where he teaches international business law, international art law, international dispute resolution and anti-corruption law.  He taught American constitutional law at France’s famed Science Po and lectures regularly on diverse subjects such as the comparative ethical obligations of lawyers and the law of beer.

     

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 12:45 PM · $22.00 USD
    Hanoi Vietnamese Restaurant in Milan, Italy

    Impeachment: Why is Taking So Long?!

    Join us for a skype luncheon call with Democrats Abroad Legal Counsel, Joe Smallhoover.

    Joe is one of the DA's longest-serving leaders. He is a practicing lawyer based in Paris and has practiced law in France and Germany for over 30 years. He practiced law in California and Pennsylvania before moving to Europe.

    Seats are limited, please RSVP. (Please inform us of cancellations at least 48 hours to avoid being charged a fee).

     

    Joseph Smallhoover is the current International Counsel of Democrats Abroad, a post he has previously held for numerous terms over the last 30 years. He has also served Democrats Abroad as its International Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary, as well as a member of the delegation to the Democratic National Committee. In addition, he has been a Delegate at five National Conventions and served on the Platform Committee representing Democrats Abroad for the 2016 National Convention.

    A practicing attorney in Paris, he is also admitted to the Bars of California, Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is an adjunct professor for McGeorge School of Law, where he teaches international business law, international art law, international dispute resolution and anti-corruption law. He taught American constitutional law at France’s famed Science Po and lectures regularly on diverse subjects such as the comparative ethical obligations of lawyers and the law of beer.

     

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 08:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    The American Club in Singapore, Singapore

    DALCC BOOK CLUB: PERMANENT RECORD

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Hennessy's Irish Pub in Mérida, Mexico

    Mixer and Democratic Debate

    Come meet the newly formed Merida chapter of Democrats Abroad. Ask questions, sign up, register to vote and just surround yourself with like-minded thinkers. The mixer starts at 6:00, then the debate begins at 7:00pm.

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 15 rsvps
    Aux Vins des Pyrenees in Paris, France

    LGBTQI+ CAUCUS KICK-OFF

    Come join LGBTQ+ Caucus Co Chairs Tom Houlihan and Fred Hoffman as we break bread, drink wine, reboot the LGBTQ Caucus, and discuss the issues important to our community this critical election season!

    All are welcome!

    UPDATED: Please note the correct address is 25 rue Beautreillis (not 2)!

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    Buchhandlung Caffetteria Bar in Berlin, Germany

    November Political Pub Night - Buchhandlung Caffeteria

    Come join Democrats Abroad Berlin for our monthly political pub night at Buchhandlung Caffetteria Bar on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019.

    It's a great chance to find folks to do political action with (like organizing voter registration!), to learn about what's planned in the coming weeks, or just unload about what's been going on.

    Cafe Buchhandlung is just around the corner from S Oranienburger Strasse (S1, S2, S25, S26) and not far from U Oranienburger Tor (U6), several tram lines, or U Weinmeisterstr. (U8). Stop by for the refreshing drinks and tasty snacks, stay for the the good company of fellow Democrats and progressives!

    Bring friends and liberal-leaning folks interested in drinking a beer with Berlin's best political group! We're looking forward to seeing you all.

    It's not required, but RSVP to let us know you're coming and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook.