Events

  • Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 06:00 PM through May 28, 2022 at 6:00pm Paris Time · 5 rsvps

    Memorial Day OSS Commemoration Events

     
    In advance of Memorial Day weekend French special forces veterans supported by the American community are organizing a special ceremony honoring the 80th anniversary of the founding of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services)—from which the CIA was created in 1947.
     
    Democrats Abroad Toulouse will be taking part in these Memorial Day commemorations honoring two OSS commandos killed during a secret mission in the Tarn in August 1944.
     
    Democrats Abroad members are warmly invited to attend these events. Family members related to that OSS mission are traveling from the States to take part. Support from the local American community is particularly sought.

    Events Taking place (May 26-May28):

    Thursday, May 26th: former Chair of DA Toulouse, Meredith Wheeler, will be hosting a special WELCOME reception at 6pm at her home for visiting Americans, followed by a group dinner at Lautrec’s best restaurant, Le Jardin du Clocher (30€ prix fix not including wine; booking required by May 7th).

    Thursday, May 26th: An extra element in this year's commemorations is the opportunity to do a tandem parachute jump yourself with the Albi Parachute Club at a special group rate (220€) organized by French veterans.

    Friday, May 27 at 10:00 am near Viane: A parachute drop (weather-permitting) featuring both American and French paratroopers landing on the actual drop zone where the OSS mission landed in 1944 will honor the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Office of Strategic Services. 

    The event will be followed by a group lunch in the Café de Paris in Brassac (booking required). 

    Saturday, May 28 at 10:00 am in Le Rialet: Commemoration ceremonies with honor guard where floral tributes will be laid at the two steles honoring the OSS Commandos killed in action and French Resistance fighters.

    Veteran associations will be present along with local dignitaries, the local American community and American relatives of OG PAT members. The WW2 re-enactors will also be on hand, adding both color and historic detail to the event.

    A group lunch will follow hosted by the Mayor of Le Vintrou (booking essential).

    There is also an opportunity to visit the sites linked to the OSS mission in the Tarn, where plaques commemorate their contribution.

    For further details or to book for any of the group meals, please RSVP. 

  • Friday, May 27, 2022 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 25 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Monthly Friday Casual Social

    Democrats Abroad Global Seniors and Disability Caucuses invite you to join us for our monthly Social -- a time for Seniors and members of the Disability Caucus to connect with one another and discuss topics of concern and information. We will reflect, discuss, plan, and strategize together from the comfort of our own homes and with no duties or assignments! This will be fun as we can discuss freely any topic we would like.  

    When: Friday May 27, 2022 at 9.00 am Eastern time

    Where: on Zoom. 
    Vancouver CA 6:00 AM PDT
    Washington DC 9:00 AM EDT
    London UK 2:00 PM BST
    Paris FR 3:00 PM CET
    Hanoi VN 8:00 PM ICT
    Beijing CN 9:00 PM CST
  • Friday, May 27, 2022 at 05:00 PM Berlin Time · 5 rsvps
    Zoom

    Phonebanking Training - May 27

    Phonebanking is one of the most effective ways that we use to reach out to voters to make sure that they are registered to vote and have requested their ballots. We have to do all that we can to make sure that WE WIN in November! To help us get out the vote, we are calling members in Germany to remind them to request their ballots for November. For this important endeavor, we need YOUR help.

    If you have never participating in phonebanking, then join our Phonebanking Coordinator for this training session. 

    Learn or review the why, how, where and when of phonebanking. We'll explain the sign-up system, explore CallHub and do a few demo calls.

  • Friday, May 27, 2022 at 05:30 PM Copenhagen Time
    Zoku Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark

    Friday Night Drinks

    Join us on Friday, May 27 at 5:30 pm at Zoku (Amagerfælledvej 108, 2300 Copenhagen) for our Friday Night Drinks. It's a chance to meet with fellow Americans in Copenhagen in a relaxed atmosphere. Stop by and join us for a drink! 

  • Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 01:00 PM Tokyo Time · 4 rsvps
    Yoyogi Park in shibuya-ku, Japan

    Meet the Vice Chair Picnic

     

    Join us for our 2nd in person event of the year: picnic in Yoyogi park - bring food and drinks to share. More details forthcoming!

    Bring food and drink to share —-

    Meet at 1pm at Yoyogi Park Clock Tower
    https://goo.gl/maps/8pqvBVXwdiV98tmD6

  • Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 01:00 PM Beijing Time · 5 rsvps
    Zoom in Beijing, China

    The Blue Book Club 📚 May Event

     

    Jennifer Taub 

    Big Dirty Money: Making White Collar Crimes Pay

    DACN members across China will be meeting May 28th for discussion.

    For those interested in pairing this with a series, DACN members will also be watching an Amazon Prime special hosted by Kal Penn, The Giant Beast of the Global Economy. More on that to come!

  • Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 03:00 AM through August 26, 2022 at 3:00am Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Video launch via YouTube

    American Women Need Your Help Now!

     

    The GWC Reproductive Justice Team is launching a project to promote voter registration under the theme Reproductive Justice for ALL.

    As you certainly know, the rights of all women to choose when and if to start a family are being taken away with over 26 States prohibiting or restricting the right to abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy even in the cases of rape, incest and the mother’s and/or the  fetus’ health. Texas has empowered vigilantes to sue everyone and anyone aiding and abetting abortion once the fetal heartbeat can be heard (eg at approximately 6 weeks and before most women know they are pregnant).

    We cannot allow this to continue particularly with Roe v Wade in peril and the Women’s Health Protection Act stuck in the Senate.

    Our project is a video launch via YouTube. We are asking all DA members to make a short (60 sec) video explaining why the right to abortion is absolutely necessary. If you come from a State where it is practically impossible to obtain an abortion, you can speak about the discrimination against minority and poor women whose lives are in jeopardy and who cannot travel. If you come from “good States” such as MA, CA, NY for example, you can speak to the injustice of access depending upon where you live. Make sure you mention in the video VotefromAbroad.org for expat voter registration and vote.gov for non expat voter registration.

    We believe that many of our voters will be motivated to register when we roll out the videos.

    Here are a few subjects that you could choose for your video:

    • If you live/vote in a country that has “good” reproductive freedom laws, you could refer to the country and the liberal law(s) and how lucky you are to be in that country and how unfair it is for American women LIVING IN THE US who can’t benefit from such laws
    • If you live/vote in a US State that has good reproductive freedom laws, see above. And you can say that living in a “bad” State is  discriminatory since women in “good “US States have rights that you are denied.
    • You can share a personal experience. You don’t have to use your name or even mention where you live. The videos will be anonymous unless you do give details.
    • You can make a statement about women should have the right to control their bodies. Period. There is no justification for the government to decide when, how  or even if women should have children.

    If you can’t think of anything to say but still want to make a video, feel free to contact Salli at [email protected]. She will set up a call and walk you through some ideas and we can help you make the video.

    Here is a link on how to make a video:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O7wGPrZmmXocOuMI5zZutc1w62nHlQWZOat8Srq_bFQ/edit?usp=sharing

    For more information, visit our blog space here:

    https://www.democratsabroad.org/wc_reproductive_justice_action_team

    All videos should be sent to Salli Swartz at [email protected]

    THANKS FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN


    Disclaimer: By submitting your video, you grant to Democrats Abroad a nonexclusive rights to use your video and your image only for the 2022 GWC Reproductive Justice Get Out the Vote video project. 

    You therefore hereby waive all rights to any claims arising out of or in connection with Democrats Abroad GWC’s use of your video  and image in connection with the 2022 Reproductive Justice video project.


     

  • Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM Time · 5 rsvps
    Street Table in Mainz, Germany

    Mainz Voter Registration Event

    Get help registering to vote, requesting your ballot, and learn how to get involved with getting out the vote in downtown Mainz! We will be at an outdoor table.

    If you are interested in helping out the table or other tables in the future, please fill out this form.

    RSVP & Share!

    Upcoming Tabling Events

    • June 4 in Wiesbaden Location: Downtown, at the corner of Kirchgasse and Faulbrunnenstrasse. More info/RSVP here.
    • July 9 in Mainz Location Downtown, the precise location TBD
    • July 23 in Wiesbaden Location:  Downtown, the precise location TBD
  • Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM Berlin Time · 7 rsvps
    Zoom

    Phonebanking Training - May 28 (morning)

    Phonebanking is one of the most effective ways that we use to reach out to voters to make sure that they are registered to vote and have requested their ballots. We have to do all that we can to make sure that WE WIN in November! To help us get out the vote, we are calling members in Germany to remind them to request their ballots for November. For this important endeavor, we need YOUR help.

    If you have never participating in phonebanking, then join our Phonebanking Coordinator for this training session. 

    Learn or review the why, how, where and when of phonebanking. We'll explain the sign-up system, explore CallHub and do a few demo calls.

  • Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM Copenhagen Time · 1 rsvp
    Aarhus in Aarhus, Denmark

    Aarhus Pride 2022

    Aarhus Pride is back! Democrats Abroad Denmark in Aarhus on Saturday, May 28 (time and place to be determined) will march in celebration and solidarity for equal rights for everyone regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. Be sure to RSVP below to get the details and join us.