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:
While enjoying quality craft beers and a fine selection of happy hour drinks and wines, we Bangkok area Democrats Abroad Thailand members will meet, discuss politics and hold an informal short straw poll of Democratic presidential candidates, as one candidate leaves a big field and a new one may enter. And we will explore further interest in watching the Democratic Presidential Candidate Debates as they take place each month from now until the end of the caucus/primary schedule. Please bring yourselves and like-minded friends and other US voters. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Hello Americans in the Maritimes
Every American in the world, including those in Maritime Canada, has the right to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections. This time U.S. democracy itself may very well be at stake. Unless democracy triumphs and Trump loses it will not be good for the U.S. It will not be good for Canada and it will not be good for the world.
There are a few of us eager to reactivate the Atlantic Provinces chapter of Democrats Abroad Canada to prepare for the 2020 election, and to elect delegates backing presidential candidates to the Democratic Convention in Milwaukee. The chapter comprises New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador with several hundred Democrats Abroad members spread throughout.
With technology, members throughout the Atlantic Provinces can take an active role in managing the chapter and to receive support in developing ideas for activities to connect with fellow Americans in your local area. We hope you can join us either in person, or online through UberConference.
Who: Democrats Abroad Atlantic Provinces
What: Formative meeting to reactivate the Atlantic Provinces Chapter
When: Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:00 PM Atlantic Time
Where: Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road
RSVP here for both in-person and instructions for the no-charge teleconference details.
Contact Riley Nielsen for more information.
Do you believe in equal rights, democracy, and uh...cats?Join Democrats Abroad Korea at "P.U.S.S.I Whipped: Cats, Feminism, and Sh*t-tons of Glitter"!
Saturday August 17th and August 24th at 6:30 pm!
Democrats Abroad is the official arm of the Democratic Party of the United States, working as a state party for US citizens living abroad.
The mission of Democrats Abroad is to represent and serve American citizens living outside the United States who support the principles of the Democratic Party.
Currently, Democrats Abroad Korea (DAROK) is planning a 2019 election to form our executive committee and come back into compliance. When we do this, DAROK can fully participate in Democrats Abroad and its 2020 Global Presidential Primary, which includes selecting delegates to attend the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.
We need volunteers and LEADERS to help us make this happen. Stop by our information table and sign up to make a difference in 2020.
EVENT and LOCATION information below:
STARLIGHT BURLESQUE x LYNNE LAMBERT PRODUCTIONS (with House of Tease) Present...
"P.U.S.S.I Whipped: Cats, Feminism, & a Sh*t-ton of Glitter!"*~*~ Synopsis~*~*
The CATS have been watching us and they are not happy. For a hundred years, they have sent down esteemed CAT leaders to infiltrate Earth by posing as famous women in politics, entertainment, and academia. Unfortunately, their mercy mission has failed. Now, they have returned with their P.U.S.S.I. Fleet to claim what is rightfully theirs: complete and total rule of the universe.*~*~VENUE~*~*
(Doors open an hour before show time)
Fridays, August 16th & 23rd- SHOW STARTS at 8:30 PM
Saturdays August 17th & 24th- SHOW STARTS at 6:30 PM*~*~TICKETS~*~*
**Tickets cannot be paid for in advance. All tickets should be paid for at the door with CASH
***There are no reservations for this show. First come, first serve! UNLESS...you are a party of 5 or more, then we will take your reservation down! Thank you.HOUSE OF TEASE contact page for any questions: https://www.houseoftease.co/contact/Directed by Flowerbomb & Lynne Lambert
Written by Lynne Lambert & Jo Palazuelos-Krukowski
Edited by Flowerbomb
Produced by Flowerbomb & Lynne LambertWebsite: www.houseoftease.com
Due to the relocation of my family to Denmark this summer, I must announce that I will step down as Chair of the Hamburg Chapter of DA Germany. I, therefore, call for a special election of chapter chair to lead the Democrats Abroad Hamburg chapter through the very important 2020 election and serve out the rest of this term. I am so glad to have gotten to know so many of you over the last three years and I have been honored to serve as your chapter chair these last few months. I thank you all for your friendship, encouragement, and support. This is an amazing, welcoming, caring, and active community that I know will continue to grow and do great things. Even though I will no longer be a part of DA Germany-Hamburg, I will remain active in Democrats Abroad. I wish you nothing but the best and I am sure we will meet again.
Chesney McKinley Severance
From Democrats Abroad Germany Country Chair, Candice Kerestan:
In accordance with DA Germany bylaws, and to make the replacement process as democratic and transparent as possible, an election for the chair position will be held on 24 August, from 13:30 to 15:30. The elections will be held at SPD Eimsbüttel, Helene-Lange-Strasse 1, Hamburg.
All DA members in the Hamburg Chapter are eligible to vote.
All DA members who have been part of the Hamburg Chapter for at least 28 days by August 24, 2019, are eligible to run for Chair of the Hamburg Chapter.
The Chair’s responsibilities will include organizing events and volunteer opportunities, communicating with Hamburg Chapter members, and working together with DA Germany leadership to implement national projects at the chapter level. The position would begin immediately following the election and end in January 2021.
If you are interested in the position, please submit a written statement of no more than 250 words outlining your qualifications, experience, and goals by August 10, 2019 (14 days prior to the election), to email@example.com. Submissions will be distributed to all Hamburg Chapter members 10 days prior to the event on August 24, 2019. Nominations can also be made on the day of the event if there is support for the candidate by a second member present. For a complete list of election rules, please see this link.
Thank you for your cooperation and continued interest in DA Germany.
Chair, DA Germany
UPDATE: As you may know, a certain visit is no longer taking place. However, the key organizations involved in planning the demonstration still plan to march, as there is plenty to march about in regards to the current US administration. DADK has decided to still march as well, and will still be holding the sign-making event on the 25th.
Democrats Abroad Denmark is preparing to march in connection with a certain visit in September. In preparation, we are hosting a sign-making event in the center of Copenhagen on August 25th, at Købmagergade 43. Bring your art supplies and poster board and make signs with us! While we have a limited stock of materials left over from the Pride sign-making event, we encourage you to bring along poster board and any surplus art supplies you might have at home.
During the summer Democratic debates, the benefit of progressive policies was a recurring theme. Several candidates raised concerns, claiming voters would reject them. Others countered that majorities of U.S. citizens favor progressive policies and invoked the foundational values of our society, morality, and human rights to support them.
The proDA Austria caucus will consider the “progressive” question at the intersection of what is possible and what is necessary in the 2020 presidential election. The discussion will focus on three policy issues (climate change, healthcare, income inequality) and stimulate our thinking about others. Our goal is to situate ourselves at the crossroads between aspiration and efficacy, deciding how to proceed, as we continue to evaluate our candidates and what is most important to us.
5:00 to 6:00 Socializing, ordering food, and “digging in”
6:00 to 7:00 Discussion:
- What are the ProDA positions on climate change, healthcare, and income inequality?
- Which presidential candidates have adopted them completely or partially?
- What are the most compelling arguments in favor of adopting or modifying them?
7:00 to 7:30 Informal discussion and planning for the next meeting
The Democrats Abroad Progressive Caucus site offers good orienting information: https://www.democratsabroad.org/pc
We look forward to meeting with you on the 25th!
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We had a great time meeting everyone who could make it to the July Potluck Picnic chapter meeting and the July Democratic Debate watch party. We especially appreciate the members who expressed an eagerness to support our GOTV efforts heading into 2020 as well as everyone who offered their time and expertise as volunteers.
August is now upon us and we are happy to announce this month's chapter meeting!
Please join us on Monday, August 26th at 2 PM at Bäckeranlage. We are asking that US citizens in attendance make a CHF 10 donation (although this is optional).
- Old business
- Volunteer sign-up for September's Expat Expo
- Discussion of Protest and Persist: Why Giving Up Hope is not an Option by Rebecca Solnit
We ask that everyone who wants to attend to please come as you are. Donate if you can. Read the article beforehand if you are interested in joining the discussion during our meeting.
Democrats Abroad Switzerland is a volunteer organization that relies on donations to be able to provide outreach, voter education, and voter registration services. This is especially important heading into the 2020 election season.
Outdoor potluck dinner on the 99th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote
Come join other Americans and friends in an outdoor potluck dinner. We'll enjoy each other's company, share a great meal and cook up ideas for how we here will help tip the balance and win the 2020 election.
August 26 is the 99th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which guaranteed women the right to vote. At this time when women's rights are under assault in the U.S., it's all the more important that we strategize and mobilize ourselves in the coming months. We need to reach out to the thousands of U.S. citizens in our area to register and vote. And, we can organize phone banking here for critical campaigns in the States -- including some coming up soon.
For the potluck, please RSVP on this site. Dems Abroad Hamilton chair David Mivasair will respond with details and ask you about what you'd like to bring. We'll provide tableware. We need main dishes, side dishes, salads, drinks, desserts and whatever else is your specialty.
If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please contact David Mivasair.