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 2020 or the ERA passes.
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:
Reproductive Rights are Human Rights
A Democrats Abroad Global Women’s Caucus Event Toolkit
January is Women’s Rights Month! The fourth Women’s March will take place on January 18th, 2020. This year’s theme will be “March for our Human Rights.” GWC can think of no more fundamental human right than to have sovereignty over one’s own body.
We encourage members to participate in marches that will take place around the world and/or plan group meetings around the theme of reproductive rights throughout the month of January and beyond!
To help organize your own events, we have put together a GWC Reproductive Rights Event Toolkit. All members are invited to choose elements from this collection of activity and event ideas to build their own unique events around our theme.
We are also grateful to NARAL/Pro-Choice America for making their great materials available to us!
All you have to do is click, get inspired and organize!
For help, more suggestions and to share your event info and photos, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for our January chapter meet up – our kick off to a massive 2020! We’ll be discussing our 2020 kick-off event in February, the Global Presidential Primary, study abroad, GOTV and more.
Haven't requested your ballot yet? Bring your laptop or mobile device, and we'll show you how! We will also have some forms on hand.
If you’re keen to get involved but can’t join us in person on Tuesday, then let us know - we’re always on the hunt for more volunteers for what's going to be a big year!
When: 21 January
Arrive 6.00pm for a 6.30 start!
Where: Aurora Rooftop Hotel, 324 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills
You'll find us on level 1, just to the left of the bar area.
The Aurora offer food and drink specials from 5.00pm-7.00pm so feel free to arrive early and enjoy what's on offer.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Join Democrats Abroad as we talk with Amy Klobuchar about her Presidential campaign and hear from her about issues important to Americans abroad.
When: January 22nd, at 8:30am Eastern Time
Where: Zoom call (RSVP below for the link)
Note: this is an online call, so you will need an internet connection in order to attend.
Note from Democrats Abroad: We have invited every Democratic Presidential candidate to speak to our members in individual online calls. We are looking forward to discussing issues that matter to Americans abroad during these calls and hope you will join us as we get to know our candidates.
Campaign statement: Senator Amy Klobuchar has always been guided by the values she learned growing up in Minnesota. Her grandpa worked 1,500 feet underground in the iron ore mines of northern Minnesota. Her dad, Jim, was a newspaperman and her mom, Rose, was an elementary school teacher who taught second grade until she was 70.
Her daughter, Abigail, was sick when she was born. Even though Abigail was in intensive care, because of insurance rules, Senator Klobuchar was discharged from the hospital after just 24 hours. She took that experience and became the leading advocate for the successful passage of one of the first laws in the country guaranteeing 48-hour hospital stays for moms and their babies.
She served as the Hennepin County Attorney for eight years and in 2006 became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in Minnesota’s history. In the Senate, she has worked hard to get things done, passing more than 100 bills that have made a difference in people's lives.
Senator Klobuchar is known for taking on big interests to bring down everyday costs for families and protect consumers. She is working to deliver economic justice to Americans -- focusing on housing, childcare, retirement security and education -- as well as fighting to protect voting rights. And as part of her campaign, she has already released a plan outlining more than 100 concrete steps she will take in her first 100 days as President to take on the biggest challenges we face, including health care, shared economic prosperity, climate change and restoring America's standing in the world.
She was the valedictorian of her Wayzata High School class. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School. She is married to John Bessler, a native of Mankato who attended Loyola High School and the University of Minnesota. They have one daughter, Abigail.
As an official part of the Democratic National Congress, DA is hosting a global primary as part of the Democratic Party’s 2020 Presidential Primary. During the global primary, DA members vote for our preferred presidential primary candidate, and then delegates from DA will go to the DNC to cast their votes for the candidate we select. It’s an exciting opportunity to make our voices heard as Americans living abroad, and we need your help to organize it!
If you're interested, come to volunteer coordination meeting. We need volunteers to help in several areas, including: publicity and media relations (German-speakers particularly welcome!), poll workers, voter registration volunteers, and official vote counters. Interested but can't attend? Contact Zurich chapter Co-Chairs at email@example.com.
For our inaugural 2020 Politics and a Pint, we'll throw a few back while looking forward to the upcoming elections! Bring your computer, mobile device, or borrow one of ours to request your ballot (if you haven't already). Never requested a ballot? No worries, we'll walk you through it! Come for the fellowship and libations, stay for the election preparation. Look for the Democrats Abroad signs. See you there!
Calling all US Citizens, Democrats, and friends of Democrats! Join us for a new year drink and discussion of debates, impeachments, primaries and so much more. US citizens, we can also help you request your absentee ballot on www.votefromabroad.org!
Join us at Vogt's Bierexpress as Democrats Abroad Berlin gears up for the 2020 election! Get to know other Democrats in your area, register to vote, talk politics, and learn about phone banking and other ways to get involved in upcoming elections.
This is the first Kiez meeting in Kreuzberg's Mehringdamm area, so come to meet your neighbors.
Berlin's a big place, so Democrats Abroad Kiez Captains are helping to bring together Americans, get out the vote, and organize in different neighborhoods. These Kiez meetups are intended for people who live or work in the area. Don't see one for your neighborhood yet? Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
It's not required, but RSVP here so we have a rough idea of how many people to expect!
You can help out by sharing 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.
The event, organized by Barcelona en Comú, includes a screening of the documentary film Knock Down the House, followed by a panel discussion with representatives of Women's March Barcelona and Democrats Abroad Barcelona. We will discuss the U.S. primary elections and answer questions about the process, the candidates, and their plans for the future.