¡Be the Margin of Victory!
2020 is a pivotal year for the future of American democracy. At Democrats Abroad Mexico, we remain committed to mobilizing the over 200,000 United States Voters in Mexico to restore respect, dignity, and integrity to our nation’s highest offices.
Getting Republicans out and Democrats in this year, however, is going to be a collective effort. It’s going to require us to work together nationwide like never before, keeping our eyes set on one main goal: getting each and every US voter in Mexico to vote.
We would thus like to cordially invite you to join us in our efforts by attending the
2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Mexico focused on “Being the Margin of Victory” from
Tuesday, May 27 to Wednesday, June 4, 2020 via WebEx & Cocktail Hour via Zoom.
Democrats Abroad Mexico is pleased to announce that Ben LaBolt, one of the foremost political advisors and communications strategists in competitive US elections, will be the keynote speaker at their Annual General Meeting.
Ben LaBolt most notably served as the National Press Secretary for President Obama’s reelection campaign. He was also the leading strategist on a number of highly competitive races, including press secretary for then-Congressman Sherrod Brown’s first campaign for U.S. Senate, communications director for Rahm Emanuel’s first campaign for Mayor and White House spokesman for the efforts to confirm Justices Sotomayor and Kagan to the Supreme Court.
In his afternoon keynote, LaBolt will explore what’s at stake in the 2020 elections, the role Democrats Abroad can play, and lessons learned from the Obama campaign. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from this leading and thought-provoking observer of the political scene.
To view the entire schedule of the conference: Click Here
We are not charging a fee for this virtual conference, but if you would like to donate to our efforts this year to Get Out the Vote, it would be greatly appreciated.
We also would like to ask that you please re-submit your vote on our new bylaws and new officers HERE. We neglected to include a signature at the bottom of the page. When we get your updated vote, it will supersede the previous one if you have already voted.
We hope that you will join us for this week geared at bringing Democrats together and energizing us for the momentous 2020 election season. On behalf of the entire volunteer team already at work planning the meeting, join us in "Being the Margin of Victory" in 2020!
Tuesday June 2, 2020
9:00am Munich, 3:00pm Hong Kong, 5pm Sydney
Overview of Membership Management, Email Administration, and WebPosting for Admins, Data Privacy Explained, and more!
All country and Chapter admins are welcome!
RSVP below to receive meeting details.
We're calling members and asking them to vote! Grab your beverage and dinner and hop on Zoom with us to chat in between calls.
Beer & Pizza Phonebanking Night
Time: Tuesday Jun 2, 2020 6:30 PM AEDT (Syd/Mel/Bris) 6PM (Adelaide)
Meeting ID: 879 7209 5430
The DA China Black Caucus will host an online vigil for Black Lives Matter to pay tribute to the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor , Ahmaud Arbery and other black lives that have been impacted by police brutality. If you’re interested in speaking, reciting a poem, singing a song or giving any type of tribute, please let us know on WeChat. WeChat ID: DemocratsAbroad.
This event is open to American citizens in China and DA members from all CCs.
The China vigil is so that we can participate with the Global Black Caucus, who will be holding their global vigil at 1am China time. You can find out more on the global event here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/black_lives_matter_vigilTopic: BLM Vigil
Time: Jun 2, 2020 08:00 PM China Standard TimeMeeting ID: 840 5210 0668
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb5OlL1x6f
Join us for our monthly happy hour (currently only virtual) with our friends at Drinking Liberally Helsinki! Lots to talk about, from how our governments are handing the pandemic to important events missing amidst the virus talk. Grab your drink of choice and log on! https://meet.google.com/beo-bfew-vfc
For June, rather than a book, we thought we'd discuss the ideas we'd really like to see implemented in a Biden administration. Prompted somewhat by skimming 63 pages of DA platform proposals, and partly by a blog post asking us all to propose needed constitutional amendments, here's the idea:Send Sam one or two ideas you have for legislation, constitutional amendments, or executive orders that you think a Biden administration should urgently do once in office. You can find a few samples here. Send them by Friday, 29 May. Keep them short and pithy -- max. 250 words. Sam will compile them over that weekend, post them, and then we can discuss them on June 2.We may not come up with anything practical, but it will be fun to try. If we agree on a few suggestions we think are especially important, we can forward them to the platform committee.Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.
This month's meeting will be held on Zoom! We cannot meet in person (yet), but one benefit is that DA Switzerland members from across the country can join us virtually!
Please email Sam at email@example.com to receive the Zoom URL and password.
Join our Voting Advocate campaign, "The Great American Turnout: Mobilizing Overseas Voters.” (We will invite all participants on the call to join the Black Lives Matter Vigil immediately after our meeting.)
Join us for Virtual Voter Registration Drives! We are holding office hours every Sunday in June from 4-6 p.m. to assist anyone who needs a hand filling out their FPCA. Invite your friends, and anyone who is an American who needs to register and request their absentee ballot for 2020.
For joining details, email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and to find out more about volunteering with us.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail, 16 April 1963
The time has come to stand up and testify against the institutionalized racism embedded in the power structures of the United States. The Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus invites you to join us on a call.
During the vigil, our members and allies will be able to step up and raise their voices against the atrocities happening in the United States right now. Special guests include Nina Turner, Virgie Rollins, Michael Blake, Kelly Hall-Tompkins and Akilah Ensley.
We have reached our webinar capacity but will be running the call on Facebook live as well! Please join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DemsAbroad at 1pm Eastern Time today.
If you cannot join the call, consider joining our virtual vigil. Print this poster (or make your own sign), take a picture of yourself with it and email it to us at email@example.com, then post it to your twitter, facebook or instagram page (tag us at @demsabroad and we'll reshare!). This is a rolling action and we'll keep adding pictures to our vigil page as we receive images through the week.
For more graphics, visit our Black Lives Matter Vigil Shareable Graphics page.
You are not alone.
Location Local Event Start Time Vancouver, Canada 10:00 PDT Washington DC, USA 13:00 EDT London, United Kingdom 18:00 BST Frankfurt, Germany 19:00 CEST Athens, Greece 20:00 EEST Dubai, United Arab Emirates 21:00 GST Beijing, China 01:00 CST* Fiji 06:00 FJST*
Our webinar license allows for up to 1000 participants, so space is limited and first come first served.
If zoom webinar is full, you can join via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DemsAbroad/
We hope you're staying in and staying healthy, in these difficult times.
We think it's crucial to keep in touch and support each other right now, so we're keeping our monthly chapter meetings -- just online! At this meeting, we'll be discussing upcoming online events, virtual volunteering, and more.
Join us for the virtual Berlin chapter meeting on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, from 7:30-8:30pm.
Note: this is an online call so you will need an internet connection in order to attend. Please RSVP in advance so we can send you the link to join the online video call (WebEx).
Democrats Abroad has put together a simple guide to using WebEx on your computer: http://wiki.democratsabroad.org/display/WebEx/How+To+SetUp+WebEx+on+your+computer
If, after reviewing the guide, you have questions about how to log on, please get in touch in advance by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). WebEx works with most common desktop web browsers, and is also available as a smartphone app.
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.
Did you know 93% of Americans Abroad DON'T VOTE?
Are you okay that stateside voters will decide who wins the Presidency and the Senate?
Who makes decisions about the Climate, Health Care Access, Gun Control, Equality, Justice and Social Security?
Are you okay that officials in the USA decide what taxes Citizens Abroad pay because our turnout is so low?
IF YOU ARE NOT OKAY & YOU WANT YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD:
MORE AMERICANS ABROAD MUST VOTE!
The 68 Million Americans Living Abroad can really make a difference in the outcome of U.S. elections.
Most are won by tiny margins (only 10,000 votes could have won Pennsylvania in 2016)
and Americans Abroad are not voting.
We raise money so we can help and encourage all AMERICANS LIVING ABROAD TO VOTE!
Only together can we have the numbers and clout to make the voice of Americans living abroad heard.
We can actually be the NEW MARGIN for VICTORY.
HELP US GET OUT THE VOTE! TOGETHER WE CAN SUCCEED!
As a Thank You for your donation:
Please Join us for
A “Virtual” Jazz Performance
Friday, June 12th at 6:30 PM CET
Eleanor Dubinsky is an American vocalist, guitarist and cellist whose music lives at the tender edge where jazz, world and pop sensibilities meet emotionally forthright songwriting. Her sound reflects and celebrates both her mid-western roots and the formative time she has spent in South America and Europe. Singing in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, Eleanor brings linguistic and cultural fluency to dynamic compositions that explore the fragile links between human emotions and responsibility. Her album 'Soft Spot Of My Heart' was featured by NPR Music: Alt Latino.
Dario Acosta Teich is an Argentinian Guitarist, Arranger and Composer who brings a refined technique applied to world popular music through extremely creative arrangements and improvisations. Jazz harmonies, Latin American grooves, open-minded Free Jazz techniques and meticulous work in the field of improvisation come together through his music. His second solo album 'To Fly', based on improvisations, was nominated as best instrumental album for the Mercedes Sosa Awards in Argentina.
"Get Out The Vote" Fundraising Extravaganza is a series of events to help raise funds for DA Italy.
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* 46 Electoral Votes were determined by less than 1 percentage point which equates to 80,000 votes. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/12/01/donald-trump-will-be-president-thanks-to-80000-people-in-three-states/