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.
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The Under 35s are gathering again, and this time it's for a good cause! Young Democrats are getting together at VinziRast, a bar/ restaurant running a charity organisation by the same name. So it is your chance to eat good food and drink and feel good about it - all profits go to the homeless! There is plenty to talk about with the ongoings in our beloved home across the pond, political or nonpolitical and we are happy to welcome some new faces! In case you would like to have any additional information you are welcome to contact David Heckenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or +43 664 378 2040. We are hoping to see as many of you as possible. Spread the word and bring your friends! In Love and Solidarity, Your Young Democrats
Tax Seminar in Mississauga
Easy access from Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, Etobicoke.
Join Democrats Abroad for a presentation: U.S. Citizens in Canada: Cross-Border Tax Issues
Presented by: Taylor Leibow LLP, Accountants and Advisors
RSVP Now: Monday, March 18th at 6:30pm in Mississauga
1. Do I need to file a US tax Return?
2. What’s new for 2018 tax filings
3. The new Form 1040 and related schedules
4. International Tax Changes including GILTI and transition tax
5. US Foreign Reporting Forms
6. Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures
7. US citizens living in Canada, what you need to know, including: TFSA/RESP, Tax on death/gift tax, Mutual funds, Principal residence, FATCA update.
Hosted by DA Canada Board Member & Progressive Caucus global Co Chair Susan Alksnis and DNC Member Ken Sherman.
Democrats Abroad Canada asks for a donation of $15 at the seminar to help support efforts to get out the vote in 2020. Light refreshments will be provided. There will be time for questions. Please refer individual tax issues to your qualified US tax accountant. These seminars are not showcases for any product. Democrats Abroad Canada will not share your personal information.
For further information, please contact: Susan Alksnis (Mississauga)
(PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR VENUE FOR POLITICAL FORUM HAS CHANGED FROM LA CREPERIE TO MARGHERITA AT 17 RUE DE L'ANCIENNE COMEDIE, 75006 PARIS (NEAR ODEON).
Our monthly roundup of the news, latest updates on Brexit, Trump investigations, the Green New Deal, the Democrats' candidates for 2020 (too progressive or not enough?). The inimitable Jean-Pierre LaRochelle leads the discussion and the audience has a chance to weigh in too. Our new venue has a room downstairs reserved for just us, and the crepes are delicious if you're so inclined.
Come join Democrats Abroad Berlin for our monthly political pub night at The Lir Irish Bar Berlin on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019.
It's a great chance to find folks to discuss the recent political news with, to learn about what's planned in the coming weeks with Democrats Abroad and other political orgs in Berlin, or just unload about what's been going on back stateside.
The Lir is located in Hansaviertel between Tiergarten and Moabit, right by U-Bahn Hansaplatz (U9) and S-Bahn Bellevue (S3, S5, S7, S75, S9)
Stop by for a beer or two and in a fun Irish bar atmosphere, 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.
We had such a fantastic happy hour in February, we want to get together again in March to celebrate the coming of SPRING.Please join Democrats Abroad Cambodia for a casual happy hour on Thursday 21 March at 6:00 PM at Java Creative Cafe in Toul Tom Poung (53 Street 468).Feel free to bring along your friends and family, Americans and others alike!While we enjoy some good food and drink at Java, we will continue to build on our fellowship from February, including talking about how we can start preparing for next year's elections. It seems so far away, but the primaries will be here before we know it!We especially would love to see those of you who are interested in re-building Democrats Abroad Cambodia. We have some work to do this year, and we can't do it without your help. If you have any questions about how you can help, contact us and we will be in touch.We hope to see you at Java.
Tafeni English, Director of The Civil Rights Memorial Center at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), will join us. She’ll talk about the rise of hate crimes and anti-Semitism in America providing valuable insight to anyone who is fighting for social justice. RSVP today.
Webinar Start Time
Kuwait City, Kuwait 21:00 AST Frankfurt, Germany 19:00 CET London, United Kingdom 18:00GMT Washington DC, USA 14:00 EST Birmingham, USA 13:00 CST Vancouver, Canada 11:00 PST
About the Speaker:
Tafeni L. English is the Outreach Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where she travels across the U.S. to counter hate and extremism. In her capacity, she also oversees the Civil Rights Memorial Center, an interpretive center designed to provide visitors to the Civil Rights Memorial Center with a deeper understanding of the civil rights movement.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
Tafeni has 20 years of experience advocating for social justice issues. She began her career in 1997 when she joined Southern Poverty Law Center as a research analyst in the Intelligence Project, combating hate and extremism. Later she would transfer to the Teaching Tolerance department as the first director of Mix It Up. From 2004-2008, she served as our community outreach coordinator. In addition to her work with Southern Poverty Law Center, Tafeni has devoted over ten years combating housing discrimination and is heavily involved in community activism and organizing.
She has presented nationally for colleges & universities and K-12 schools, community groups, human rights organizations, colleges & universities, law enforcement, juvenile probation officers and military installations.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a master’s degree in Counseling & Psychology from Troy State University, Troy Alabama. Tafeni was born and raised in Lincoln, Alabama. For over 20 years, she has called Montgomery Alabama home.
A RAINBOW WAVE: WHAT’S NEXT FOR LBGTQ RIGHTS?
Martha McDevitt Pugh is the International Chair of the Democrats Abroad LBGTQ Caucus. She has been at the forefront of rights for the gay community since the 2000s and before, creating initiatives that have led to major changes in US Law, corporations, NGOs and communities.
Martha will be in Paris attending a McKinsey Master Class on LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace. She was invited to attend by a senior leader in the company she works at, and was delighted to have been accepted. Legal equality is great, she says, and engagement is needed to create social acceptance, inclusion and respect.
Co-Chair of the DAF Women's Caucus Sheila Malovany Chevallier will welcome Martha around refreshments. Her code will be sent to you upon receiving your rsvp.
Another month, another transformative book! "Just Mercy: A story of justice and redemption" is a personal memoir of lawyer, turned activist, Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson reflects upon his experiences and his clients, while offering a critique of the American criminal justice system. Some of the stories will inspire, while others will infuriate, but the book offers a poignant theme, quoted by Stevenson at his TedTalk: "We will ultimately not be judged by our technology, we won’t be judged by our design, we won’t be judged by our intellect and reason. Ultimately, you judge the character of a society...by how they treat the poor, the condemned, the incarcerated." Join us at Café Phil as we explore this beautifully written book! And make sure to bring a donation to Bryan Stevenson's organization, The Equal Justice Initiative (www.eji.org).
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The 2020 Delegate Selection Plan is now online for a public comment period.
You can find the DSP here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/2020dspcomments
Join us on March 23, at 8 AM DC time, for a Global Town Hall discussion about the Delegate Selection Plan draft.
More details to come.
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