Friday, March 03, 2023 at 12:00 AM through March 31, 2023 at 1:00am Eastern Time (US & Canada)
ERA Call to Action - Cake time
The Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced
in Congress in 1923 - 100 years ago!
To commemorate that, Democrats Abroad is joining women across the U.S.
holding birthday parties in March – many on March 22
the date in 1972 that Congress submitted the ERA to the states for ratification.
Despite that we’ve met all the constitutional requirements, the ERA has not been published.
The goal is to raise awareness that the ERA is still not officially in the US Constitution.Please share these flyers at the birthday party and with your family and friends:
Equal Means Equal has created a "cookbook" of ideas and graphics for groups to leverage. Click here to access.
For more details on the ERA 100th birthday party, listen to Shari Temple’s appearance on the DA Blue Cafe podcast.
Monday, March 27, 2023 at 08:00 PM Tokyo TimeZoom online event in Tokyo, Japan
DAJ Chat with the chair - Monday
since June 2022 the chair has had regular time slots online where you can just pop in and chat .
- Mondays Feb 27, March 27
Have questions about DAJapan? Want to get involved? Want to talk about issues we need to be working on? Interested in knowing how you can have an impact on future elections? Want to find out about doing voter registration at your organizations or company?
Want to have a fun event in your area? What to know more about what you can do?
Then stop to chat with the Chair!
RSVP for the zoom link OR have a look at the DAJ online cal
Monday, March 27, 2023 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 43 rsvpsWebEx
DSP Town Hall
Town Hall on Democrats Abroad's Delegate Selection Plan!
Join us on March 27 at 10:00 AM US Eastern
(AMERICAS friendly time)
Across the US and world, all 57 Democratic state parties are at work planning the 2024 presidential primary contest, specifically by developing a Delegate Selection Plan unique to their state party. In a nutshell, the DSP is a binding document that defines how each state party will run their 2024 presidential primary and select delegates to send to the 2024 Democratic National Convention.
Each state party must submit a final delegate selection plan to the Democratic National Committee by May 3, 2023. Prior to that, there must be a 30-day public comment period, launched on March 6.
Please join this Town Hall to give feedback, learn more, and ask questions about the 2024 Delegate Selection Plan.
The final draft DSP must then be approved by Democrats Abroad's elected leaders (vote scheduled for April 22 DPCA Meeting) prior to submission on May 3, 2023.
You can review a copy of our draft 2024 Delegate Selction Plan which was posted for public comment on our website on March 6, 2023. Public comments on the draft are to be submitted on the form here through April 5, 2023.
(Please include the page and line number your feedback refers to in your email. Thank you!)
Convert to local time here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/.
Monday, March 27, 2023 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 245 rsvpsZoom - online, Washington DC
Tackling Wealth Inequality from Cradle to Rocking Chair
How can we tackle wealth inequality effectively in the United States? Providing opportunity and security from cradle to rocking chair is our progressive answer. Join our guest speakers to learn more about proposed legislation for Baby Bonds and Social Security Expansion. Take action to make them reality.
- AYANNA PRESSLEY, U.S. Rep. Massachusetts CD-7
- ALEX LAWSON, Social Security Works Executive Director
Here are resources to prepare for the event:
- American Opportunity Accounts Act (Baby Bonds) https://pressley.house.gov/2023/02/15/pressley-booker-re-introduce-bicameral-baby-bonds-legislation-to-tackle-wealth-inequality/
Social Security Expansion Act: https://www.sanders.senate.gov/wp-content/uploads/Social-Security-Expansion-Act-one-pager-Final.pdf
All are welcome to attend! Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.
Thanks to our co-sponsors: Global Seniors Caucus, proDA Austria, proDA Germany, Global Youth Caucus
RSVP below for the Zoom link!
While there is no donation required to attend, the suggested donation for this event is $10. Click here to donate. Help Democrats Abroad volunteers mobilize voters around the world. Help us fight for progressive policy changes in the new Congress!
Vancouver, CA 9:00 - 10:30 am Washington DC 12.00 - 1:30 pm London, UK 5:00 - 6:30 pm Vienna, AT 6:00 - 7:30 pm Nairobi, Kenya 7:00 - 8:30 pm Mumbai, India 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday, March 27, 2023 at 07:30 PM Berlin Time · 3 rsvpsDeutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Nürnberg e.V. (Amerikahaus) in Nürnberg, Germany
MONTHLY MEET UP IN NUREMBERG
You are cordially invited to join the North and Central Bavaria Chapter of Democrats Abroad at the Amerikahaus (DAI) on Monday, March 27, at 7:30pm for socializing and some conversation about politics back home.
This month DAG-NCB GOTV coordinator, Dawn Erhardt, will give a summary of the DAG Annual General Meeting, which she is attending Mar 24-26.
If you are interested in attending the AGM either in person or online you can click here for more information.
We highly encourage you to RSVP for the AGM even if you attend online so you have an opportunity to vote in the DAG 2023 elections, which will take place on Saturday, Mar 25.
Hope to see you there!WHENMarch 27, 2023 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm Berlin TimeWHEREDeutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Nürnberg e.V. (Amerikahaus)
Google map and directionsCONTACTWayne Lempke · [email protected]
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 06:00 PM Stockholm TimeJohn Scotts Linné + WebEx in Göteborg, Sweden
DA Western Sweden Annual General Meeting followed by DA Jeopardy!
The Western Sweden chapter of Democrats Abroad will be having its annual general meeting including election/re-election of chapter officers (chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer) and steering committee, followed by open discussion and a friendly game of DA Jeopardy! All DA Western Sweden members are welcome to self-nominate or nominate someone else (who must, however, be available to confirm their willingness to serve in the position). Besides the officers' positions, we are always looking for new members for the steering committee.
Everyone, regardless of Democrats Abroad membership, is welcome to attend, including the meeting (which should last 15-20 minutes), though of course only Western Sweden chapter members may vote. Both the meeting and the Jeopardy game will be hybrid, so attend remotely or in person as you are able!
The meeting number, in case you need it, is 23046118193.
If you have any difficulties locating the venue or connecting online, please contact Joel Parthemore using the contact information below. You can also message him on Facebook.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 07:00 PM Bern Time · 16 rsvpsMagnolia Lounge in Münchenstein, Switzerland
Basel Tax Talk 2023
Do you wonder how US tax law affects Americans living abroad? Are you new to (and baffled by) overseas Americans' US tax obligations? Or need advice on investment or retirement strategy as a Switzerland resident?
First, know that your filing deadline is June 15, 2023. Then come to Democrats Abroad Switzerland's talk on US taxes for Americans living abroad.
Rebecca Heid of AIT Services will present key issues and then answer our questions about overseas Americans' US tax obligations. If you have a particular issue or question you would like her to address, please email it to [email protected].
Registration required, refreshments available. This event raises funds for DA's 2024 election-year voter outreach work.
Run for something! Barcelona chapter elections orientation session
Elections for officers of the Barcelona chapter of Democrats Abroad Spain for the 2023–2024 term are approaching quickly. The new term will run from the moment elections have been decided until the Spring of 2025, meaning that the coming term will see the all-important General and Presidential Elections of 2024. You can play a leading role in the Democrats retaining the White House and the Senate, retaking the House, and continuing to champion democracy and equal opportunity.
The following offices are up for election this year: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. Officers serve a two-year term and can hold the same office for a maximum of two consecutive terms. To submit your candidacy, use the nomination form here.
Want to learn more? Join the Orientation Meeting on Tuesday, 28 March at 7:30 pm on Zoom, at which we will provide further insights on the roles now open, the nomination and election process and the AGM. Past and current officeholders will be on hand to provide more information and answer all your questions about the different roles and what they involve.
DACN's DO SOMETHING Hour
It’s time. Time to raise your hand and answer the call to lead.
Need help getting started? Dial into DACN’s DO SOMETHING Hours!
These calls are are available for all members who:
- want to volunteer to get out the vote;
- have an interest in communications;
- are looking to host events;
- want to serve on the Nominations and Elections Committee;
- are interested in leading a DACN Caucus, Chapter, or Committee;
- hope to serve on the Leadership Board;
- and more!
RSVP to join the call to action, and find out how you can turn America Blue!
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 07:00 PM Madrid Time · 6 rsvpsRSVP for Zoom link in Madrid, Spain
Spain Women's Caucus - Let's Talk
The Spain Women's Caucus is hosting our second informal one hour chat that we are calling ‘Let’s Talk!’ to close out the month of March, Women’s History Month.
The focus will be on sharing who our personal female heroes are, be they historical, current, famous or not. As well we can talk about what is on our minds, for example the ERA, abortion rights, and being a foreign female living in Spain. It will be a very informal gathering with a flexible agenda.
The suggested topics are:
- Who is your female hero? (How do we define the word ‘hero’?)
- What is going on in the USA!?! (ERA, abortion rights, the current Supreme Court etc. etc. (The list is too long!)
- What is it like to be a foreign woman living in Spain?
- What is on your mind?