Events

  • Friday, July 24, 2020 at 07:00 PM

    Halifax Pride: Voter Empowerment

    American's living in Halifax often do not understand their voting rights while living abroad. Our goal is to help voters understand their rights, register to vote in the 2020 election, and offer support and volunteer services for those who require assistance voting in the 2020 election. This election is important for 2SLGTBQ+ rights as the current administration has sought to strip American's of their legal rights and protections, and encouraging and supporting voter empowerment practices will help elect a Government which will support and protect our community.

  • Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Phonebanking with the Youth Caucus!

    Join Saturday Phonebanking with the Youth Caucus!

    This is a recurring event.

    Every Saturday the DA France Youth Caucus is hosting a virtual phonebank as we call thousands of US Democratic voters living in France to make sure they are registered and ready to vote in critical Presidential, Senate and House races this fall. We need your help. You must be a member of Democrats Abroad France to help make these calls, if you aren't already: join here.

    Get Trained with DA France
    For the 90 minutes we will walk through phonebanking using CallHub, including some new features specific to France. During the Zoom session, we can also answer questions you may have, and support each other as we call voters.

    If you have done the training, and are comfortable phone banking, then you know you can make calls from home any time, to US voters around the world — there is no reason to wait until Saturday or join our Zoom to make calls, but please feel free to come by, say hi and share your experiences calling others.

    Before Saturday
    Sign up to become a call agent with CallHub: www.democratsabroad.org/phonebanking. (It is also helpful to walk through the basic training materials on this page.)
    And please fill out our Volunteer Intake form, here.

  • Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 09:00 AM · 18 rsvps
    Zoom - Online

    On the Strategic Value of U.S. Reparations Webinar

    This webinar is apart of our summer series "Fighting White Supremacy."

     

    In his talk “On the Strategic Value of U.S. Reparations,” Antar Keith will provide a brief overview of the history of reparations, including an outline of other forms of reparations and redress extended to minority groups during the 20th century. Antar will debunk common myths and stereotypes surrounding U.S. reparations for African Americans and demonstrate how reparations would directly target the triple evils of police brutality, mass incarceration, and voter suppression. After illustrating the necessity of reparations, Antar will focus on the next steps in developing such a policy. Ultimately, Antar argues that extending reparations to African Americans is not only a moral imperative; doing so would also be of strategic value for the U.S. Democratic Party, whose voting bloc is considerably reduced by structural inequities which suppress and disenfranchise Black voters. In order to win elections, the Democratic Party must transform itself to meet the rising challenges of a 21st-century Republican Party under Trump and a growing cadre of sympathetic followers at all levels of government and society. Providing reparations to African Americans is a crucial means of ensuring long-term Democratic electoral success.

     

    Ticket cost: While there is no donation required to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $10 - or more - and help reach hundreds of potential voters!  Even if you can't join the Webinar, you can show your support by clicking HERE and making a donation for this event. 

    Bio:

     

    Born to a working-class family in the Bronx, New York, Antar Rashiq Keith has firsthand knowledge of structural discrimination in the United States. Antar pursued his B.A. in Adolescent Education in English Literature and M.A. in National and Transnational Studies before settling in his current residence of Leipzig, Germany. With over ten years’ experience as an educator in inner-city regions of the United States and Germany, Antar enjoys fostering stronger transnational ties between U.S. and German youth, working professionals, and active NATO military within the German Department of Defense. His job is to facilitate bridges between cultures, and this is exactly what he hopes to accomplish for African Americans and working-class voters in Democrats Abroad.

     

    Antar’s political consciousness was molded from an early age by a family with ties to activism in the face of stark structural inequity. His father, William “Bill” Keith, a poet, teacher, Civil Rights activist, and Black Arts Movement avant-garde artist, was also a two-time victim of predatory policing, the broken justice system, and mass incarceration. Antar’s mother, Iseult Keith, PhD, worked as a social worker in New York State’s Sing Sing prison, providing guidance and counseling to the incarcerated. Bill and Iseult’s son, Antar, aims to build on their legacy through progressive action on the policy level. His previous and current activities include participating in efforts to expand voter participation; leading discussions on racism, sexism, and homophobia for the German military; and lobbying for anti-racist policies within German institutions of higher education. He is now dedicated to taking this fight to the triple evils of U.S. police brutality, mass incarceration, and voter suppression.

    Please RSVP to receive the Zoom Link.

     

    Location Local Start Time
    Vancouver, Canada 06:00 PDT
    Washington DC, USA 09:00 EDT
    London, United Kingdom 14:00 BST
    Paris, France 15:00 CEST
    Athens, Greece 16:00 EEST
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17:00 GST
    New Delhi, India 18:30 IST
    Bangkok, Thailand 20:00 ICT
    Beijing, China 21:00 CST
    Tokyo, Japan 22:00 JST
  • Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Zoom in Mexico City, Mexico

    Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help!

    Every overseas voter should request their absentee ballot be sent to them via email each year. Please RSVP below to join CDMX volunteers for personalized virtual support to help you request your ballot for 2020. The Zoom link will be provided in the reply email to your RSVP. 

     

  • Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 02:00 PM · 12 rsvps
    Online - Zoom in Wiesbaden, Germany

    DA Germany Book Club Reads "Our Time is Now" by Stacey Abrams

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    The Frankfurt and Wiesbaden-Mainz Chapters will join together on July 26th to discuss Stacy Abrams’ newest book, “Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America”.

    Abrams is a New York Times bestselling author, political leader, entrepreneur and nonprofit CEO. She served eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives and became the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee of Georgia - the first black woman nominee for a major party in the USA. In direct response to witnessing the mismanagement of the election, Abrams launched Fair Fight because “the future of our democracy depends on correcting all that is wrong with our elections process, including the insidious practice of voter suppression. [...] we must remind voters of their power to be seen and to demand action not simply on election days but every day.”

    The book is set to be released on June 9th, 2020 and will be available through major book retailers. Make sure to secure your copy by pre-ordering now and join the discussion in July!

    We look forward to "seeing" there.

  • Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 02:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Online: Zoom Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

    Frankfurt & Wiesbaden-Mainz Chapters read "Our Time is Now" by Stacey Abrams

    The Frankfurt and Wiesbaden-Mainz Chapters will join together on July 26th to discuss Stacy Abrams’ newest book, “Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America”.

    Abrams is a New York Times bestselling author, political leader, entrepreneur and nonprofit CEO. She served eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives and became the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee of Georgia - the first black woman nominee for a major party in the USA. In direct response to witnessing the mismanagement of the election, Abrams launched Fair Fight because “the future of our democracy depends on correcting all that is wrong with our elections process, including the insidious practice of voter suppression. [...] we must remind voters of their power to be seen and to demand action not simply on election days but every day.”

    The book is set to be released on June 9th, 2020 and will be available through major book retailers. Make sure to secure your copy by pre-ordering now and join the discussion in July!

    We look forward to "seeing" there.

  • Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 04:00 PM
    Amerlinghaus in Vienna, Austria

    Solidarity Sundays: Democracy is Action

    If you have one to two hours a week, we have a democracy that could use your help. We need to get ballots into the hands of every eligible overseas voter. Join Solidarity Sundays July 26th and learn to phone bank. Attend our training in-person, or remotely if you‘re outside Vienna. In two hours, we‘ll show you what to do, and you‘ll make a few calls to try out what you‘ve learned. 

    You‘ve phonebanked in the past? This is a great way to refresh your skills. A phonebanking newbie? You‘ll love the feeling when a voter says "thank you for your call, I‘ll register right away!"

    Bring your laptop or Android Tablet + earphones with a mic

     

    June was a dark month for our democracy: Trump filled more federal judge vacancies than any president in our history — young ones and extremely conservative. If he prevails in November, he‘ll fill up to three vacancies on the Supreme Court. In the middle of a pandemic, his administration asked the Supreme Court to eliminate the ACA. The Deptartment of Health and Human Services announced they undercounted the number of children in custody by over 1,000. People filled the streets around the country demanding an end to police violence — and our President threatened them with more violence. Wherever GOP politicians are in power, they are fighting to keep Democrats from voting. Take action and help save our Democracy!

     

  • Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 05:30 PM
    Zoom in Zoom, Germany

    Vote from Abroad Office Hours

    Looking to vote from abroad but don't know where to start? Have a specific question about voting from abroad? Want to learn how to check your voter registration status?

    Join DA Germany's Vote from Abroad office hours on Sunday, July 26 at 5:30 pm CEST for one-on-one support. We'll walk you through the process of voting from abroad, offering step-by-step instructions and answers to your state-specific questions. 

     
  • Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Zoom in Barcelona, Spain

    Book club discussion of How To Be An Antiracist

    "The opposite of racist isn't 'not racist'."

    Building on the energy of Black Lives Matter, this month the book club has decided to read Ibram X. Kendi's How To Be An Antiracist

    Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. 

    RSVP to the event in order to receive connection details. 

  • Monday, July 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM · 8 rsvps
    Zoom - ONLINE

    Progressive Caucus Global Book Club - July 27, 2020

    Date: July 27, 2020
    Time: 12.00 - 1:30 pm EST (DC time)
    Book: From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    This is the first meeting of the Progressive Caucus Global Book Club (“ProDA Book Club”), led by Betsy Ettorre and John Esteban Rodriguez (prodabookclub@democratsabroad.org).

    If you have any access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, look for information in your rsvp email.

    The first 15 people to sign up can participate actively in this meeting of the book club. Those who rsvp after the first 15 are welcome to observe.  You will receive details by email about the online location and whether you are invited to participate or observe.  The Book Club will meet monthly.