Events

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 08:00 PM Vienna Time · 4 rsvps

    Get-Out-the-Vote Fun-raiser—Performance & Artist Talk – Lady Day

    DA Austria is excited to once again be able to support both the local English-language theatre community and DA Global's 2022 get-out-the-vote efforts with our 2022 Theatre Fun-Raiser on September 20, 2022. 

    The award winning Broadway and West End play – Lady Day – capturing one of Billie Holiday's last performances is back in Vienna due to popular demand! The donation price for DA members includes a ticket to the performance and some bubbly drinks and discussion with the cast and crew afterwards. 

    As described on the Theatre Drachengasse website, "The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music." 

    Williams embodies Billie Holiday on stage with extraordinary charisma and presence. The interaction with the grandiose jazz band Fagner Wesley Trio is also great. Absolutely worth seeing.
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    Please join fellow Democrats Abroad members and their guests for a memorable evening. Your donations are very appreciated and will help bring home the overseas vote as Democrats Abroad continues to be the margin of victory in narrow elections! 

    Ticket are limited! To secure your spot for the Lady Day Fun-Raiser, please RSVP below. You will receive an email with the link to make a minimum donation of €38/per person. Thank you for your support! 

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 11:00 AM Time
    Au Bon Pain Cafe in Bangkok, Thailand

    DAT Bangkok Voter Assistance

    DAT Voter Assistance Cafe
    Dear Bangkok Area DAT Member,

    Are you registered to vote?  Have you requested your absentee ballot?  Are you having difficulties with your local or state registration processes?

    Please Join Us for Upcoming Weekly Voter Assistance Cafe Sessions in Bangkok.

    Dems Abroad Weekly Voter Assistance -- Cafe Hours

    Volunteers will be holding in-person voting assistance sessions in Bangkok now through October.  Stop by for a cuppa and get your voting questions answered, register to vote with our laptop, stay for some political banter and information on how to get more involved.

    assistance sessions in Bangkok now through October, both Wednesdays and Saturdays. Stop by for a cuppa and get your voting questions answered, register to vote with our laptop, stay for some political banter and information on how to get more involved.

    Both WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS!!!

    And now a Voter Cafe at new location!

    Au Bon Pain
    GPF Tower
    Tower B93, 1st Floor
    GPF Witthayu, 1
    Wireless Road
    Bangkok
    Across from the US Embassy

    Wednesdays
    11am - 2pm

    NEXT MEET:  Wednesday, September 21, 2022

    • September 28
    • October 5
    • October 12
    • October 19

    Saturdays
    11am - 2pm
    Au Bon Pain Cafe
    Emporium Shopping Mall, Mezzanine Level
    Phromphong Sky Train Station

    NEXT MEET:  Saturday, September 24, 2022

    CONTINUED:

    • October 1
    • October 8
    • October 15
    • October 22

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Bhikkhuni Dr. Lee
    Acting-Secretary
    Member-at-Large

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  • Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Shifting Tides - Reaching Asian American and Latino Voters

    Asian Americans and Latinos are the fastest growing populations in the U.S., with Latinos as the largest ethnic or racial minority group, and Asian Americans as the fastest growing electorate as seen in the last election. The 2020 election and subsequent elections at the state and local levels have seen a swing away from the Democratic Party by some Asian American and Latinx voters. Both groups have a large number of first generation immigrants, and while both have seen racial profiling and misinformation by Republicans, many are concerned that the Democrats are too left leaning.

    A better understanding of these diverse communities and the issues related to their voting, or in many cases not voting at all, is needed. Some of these issues apply across all, but there are clear differences in the various sub-groups that need to be acknowledged and addressed if we are to move forward. 

    Join the Democrats Abroad Global Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus, Global Hispanic Caucus, and the California State Team as they hear from Rudy Espinoza Murray, President of the San Mateo County Latinx Dems and former chair of Redwood City’s Redistricting Commission, and Kathay Feng, National Redistricting Director of Common Cause, to discuss voting behavior among these communities. We will also discuss how we can prevent voter drift to the Republican party and how we ensure that these communities are heard.

     

    Meet the Speakers

    Rudy Espinoza Murray has held executive, board, and founding member positions in multiple organizations. He has a strong background in grassroots organizing - most recently co-founding a large coalition of progressive groups to support federal, state, and local races. Through strong partnerships, his field office was responsible for more than 10 million calls to voters in key states, including Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Iowa, and California during the 2020 election cycle. In 2021, following the 2020 Census, Rudy was appointed to serve on the San Mateo County Redistricting Commission, and was also appointed to serve on the Redwood City Redistricting Commission where his fellow commissioners voted him as chair.

    During the day, Rudy works for a leading tech company as a Sr Product Marketing Manager. Rudy and his husband have a daughter, Avery Elena, and their cat, Leia.

     

    Kathay Feng is Common Cause’s National Redistricting Director. Feng has led Common Cause’s work to challenge partisan and incumbent gerrymandering, through litigation, state-based organizing around ballot initiatives and legislation and creating new platforms for community-based redistricting. As Executive Director of California Common Cause, she championed and won election and redistricting reforms, stronger government sunshine and accountability laws, campaign finance reforms, stronger net neutrality laws, and the voting rights of traditionally disenfranchised communities. She also led efforts that secured passage of California laws bringing online voter registration and same day registration (called conditional voter registration) to the state.

    Before joining Common Cause in 2005, she headed the Voting Rights and Anti-Discrimination Unit at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. She serves, or has served, on numerous boards including the California Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Voter Participation and Outreach, the LA County Human Relations Commission, and the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council. She is a graduate of Cornell University, and holds a law degree from UCLA School of Law.

     

    Los Angeles, CA 6:00am
    Washington, D.C. 9:00am
    London, United Kingdom 2:00pm
    Berlin, Germany 3:00pm
    Perth, Australia 9:00pm
    Seoul, South Korea 10:00pm
    Sydney, Australia 11:00pm
  • Friday, September 23, 2022 at 06:00 PM through September 25, 2022 at 3:00pm Berlin Time · 1 rsvp

    DA Germany AAPI Caucus Retreat 2022

    Our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Caucus in Germany is excited to host a weekend retreat in Berlin from Friday, September 23rd until Sunday, September 25th. We will meet in person, socialize and share about our AAPI community issues as overseas Americans. 

    You are encouraged to travel on Friday to meet for dinner and then spend all day Saturday and the morning/early afternoon on Sunday hanging out, visiting a cultural center or museum related to Asian heritage and also eating good Asian cuisine in Berlin!

    You will need to cover all lodging, meals, and transportation costs. You are also welcome to join us for part of the events or for the entire weekend. 

    We will update the itinerary for the retreat weekend closer to the event. Some ideas we have on our program are to visit interesting educational venues to learn and share, such as: 

    Please RSVP to confirm your attendance. All are welcome. If you have any questions contact the AAPI Caucus team at [email protected]. We’re excited to see you in person at our retreat in September! 

  • Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 01:00 PM Berlin Time

    Düss-Ruhr Chapter Book Club: Traveling Black

    This month, we will be reading 'Traveling Black' by Mia Bay
    "In “Traveling Black,” Mia Bay’s superb history of mobility and resistance, the question of literal movement becomes a way to understand the civil rights movement writ large. “Most studies of segregation are centered largely on the South, and are more grounded in the history of particular communities than in the experiences of Black people in motion,” Bay writes. “Once one of the most resented forms of segregation, travel segregation is now one of the most forgotten.”"
    All readers are welcome. RSVP to receive the meeting information - depending on the current COVID situation, we will either meet on Zoom or in person.
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM Time
    Au Bon Pain Cafe in Bangkok, Thailand

    DAT Bangkok Voter Assistance

    DAT Voter Assistance Cafe
    Dear Bangkok Area DAT Member,

    Are you registered to vote?  Have you requested your absentee ballot?  Are you having difficulties with your local or state registration processes?

    Please Join Us for Upcoming Weekly Voter Assistance Cafe Sessions in Bangkok.

    Dems Abroad Weekly Voter Assistance -- Cafe Hours

    Volunteers will be holding in-person voting assistance sessions in Bangkok now through October.  Stop by for a cuppa and get your voting questions answered, register to vote with our laptop, stay for some political banter and information on how to get more involved.

    assistance sessions in Bangkok now through October, both Wednesdays and Saturdays. Stop by for a cuppa and get your voting questions answered, register to vote with our laptop, stay for some political banter and information on how to get more involved.

    Both WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS!!!

    And now a Voter Cafe at new location!

    Au Bon Pain
    GPF Tower
    Tower B93, 1st Floor
    GPF Witthayu, 1
    Wireless Road
    Bangkok
    Across from the US Embassy

    Wednesdays
    11am - 2pm

    NEXT MEET:  Wednesday, September 28, 2022

    CONTINUED:

    • October 5
    • October 12
    • October 19

    Saturdays
    11am - 2pm
    Au Bon Pain Cafe
    Emporium Shopping Mall, Mezzanine Level
    Phromphong Sky Train Station

    NEXT MEET:  Saturday, October 1, 2022

    CONTINUED:

    • October 8
    • October 15
    • October 22

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Bhikkhuni Dr. Lee
    Acting-Secretary
    Member-at-Large

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  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 05:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
    Agavero in Oaxaca, Mexico

    September 28 Cocktails

  • Friday, September 30, 2022 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    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.  

    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
  • Saturday, October 01, 2022 at 02:00 PM Berlin Time · $20.00 USD · 8 rsvps

    Pre-Oktoberfest Walking Tour of the Munich Altstadt (Old City)

    Join us the day before our Oktoberfest Extravaganza for an exclusive tour of the Munich Old City! 

    Our meeting point will be the fish fountain (Fischbrunnen) on Marienplatz, at just before 2pm on Saturday, October 1. Our tour is exclusive to Democrats Abroad, and will be conducted in English. It will last approximately 2 hours.

    Limited to 20 spots, so book yours now!

  • Saturday, October 01, 2022 at 06:00 PM Paris Time · $25.00 USD · 4 rsvps
    Home of Karen and Robert Wildau in Aix en Provence, France

    WINE TASTING IN AIX EN PROVENCE

    DEMOCRATS ABROAD AIX-MARSEILLE CHAPTER  IS PLEASED TO INVITE MEMBERS TO A WINE TASTING AT A PRIVATE HOME IN AIX EN PROVENCE

    On Saturday October 1, 2022 we will taste some of the unique white wines of our region: Palette and St. Victoire. The degustation will take place from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on the large terrace of Karen and Robert Wildau’s home on a hill overlooking Aix en Provence. 

    The tasting will be led by 2 of our own members, Susan and Sam Gish also living in Aix en Provence.

    Whilst enjoying all this we will also be ready to assist in voter registration and help requesting ballots for the upcoming midterm elections.

    Space is limited to 20 persons therefore it is mandatory to RSVP.

    Upon RSVPing you will be able to pay the $25 per person participation fee which is mandatory.

    Only persons that have RSVP’d will then receive all information to attend the Event

    We look forward to seeing you!