With the existential crisis of climate change being completely ignored by the current administration, what would a change in Senate and Presidential leadership mean for our country’s environmental policy? Eban Goodstein will tell us exactly what to expect. Q&A session with Global Youth Caucus’s Alex Rehbinder and Quyen Nguyen to follow. Please come ready with your questions!
Date: July 7, 2020 at 1pm Eastern Daylight Time
Eban Goodstein’s background:
B.A. (Geology) Williams College; Ph.D. (Economics) University of Michigan. Goodstein is Director of the Center for Environmental Policy and the MBA in Sustainability at Bard. In recent years, Goodstein has coordinated a series of national educational initiatives on climate change involving over 2500 colleges, universities, high schools and community organizations. He is the author of a college textbook, Economics and the Environment, (John Wiley and Sons: 2017) now in its eighth edition; Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming (University Press of New England: 2007); and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment. (Island Press: 1999). Articles by Goodstein have appeared in among other outlets, The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, and Environmental Management. His research has been featured in The New York Times, Scientific American, Time, Chemical and Engineering News, The Economist, USA Today, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He serves on the editorial board of Sustainability: The Journal of Record, and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Follett Corporation.
Location Local Event Start Time Vancouver, Canada 10:00 AM PDT Minneapolis, USA 12:00 CDT Washington DC, USA 1:00 PM EDT London, United Kingdom 6:00 PM BST Frankfurt, Germany 7:00 PM CEST Nairobi, Kenya 8:00 PM EAT Dubai, United Arab Emirates 9:00 PM GST Bangkok, Thailand 00:00 ICT Beijing, China 1:00 AM CST
As important as the individual right to vote is in a functioning democracy, the sad fact is that a significant number of Americans don’t vote. According to Yahoo News, nearly 137 million people voted in the 2016 election — roughly 56% of the U.S. voting-age population. However, nearly 100 million people living in the U.S. who had the right to vote didn’t. Among overseas Americans, these statistics are even more depressing: in the 2016 election, less than 10% of qualified U.S. voters living overseas bothered to vote. This general election year, we must do better. Our votes, which are sent back to all 50 states, can and will make a critical difference in getting more Democrats elected to local, state and national offices.
Democrats Abroad Barcelona is launching a massive new effort to identify and register as many as possible of the estimated 10,000-20,000 Americans living in Catalonia, so that they will be able to cast a vote this November.
Please join us for a one-hour introductory session where we will brainstorm tried-and-true as well as outside-the-box strategies to enable a more effective GOTV effort in the coming months. RSVP to the event in order to receive the Zoom connection details.
Join us in Finland for some summer socializing, virtually from where ever you are! Bring a beverage of choice, a burning topic you'd like to share and connect to https://meet.google.com/kdn-ouva-cam.
We are now in the final days of registering to vote for the November 3rd US Presidential election. We need YOUR help to reach every single Democrats Abroad member in Australia and remind them they need to register before the deadline. Many of the people we have spoken to so far have either not realised or not remembered about requesting a ballot -- and they are very happy to get the reminder!Some numbers:
>> August 1st is the recommended deadline that US citizens abroad return their Federal Post Card Application
>> In June we made about 700 calls, leaving over 2700 members still to be telephoned to be sure they have requested their ballot
>> That's 87 people who need to be called each day in JulyThis is the most important thing Democrats Abroad Australia can be doing right now to vote Trump out of office - so let's get to work!If you've never phonebanked with Democrats Abroad before, join us on Wed 8 July at 6PM Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane, 5.30 Adelaide, 4PM Perth where we'll show you the ropes. You can also drop in any time during this time to ask questions or just let us know how it's going.Time: Jul 8, 2020 06:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85627990714If you have phonebanked with us before and just want to refresh your memory (OR if you want to phone bank any day and time on your own after 2PM AEST):
>> Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1HmkUFP_7voM2i_go2fCLd50HEc0a1W8DzV1FsM_zqV8/edit#slide=id.p3
>> Dos and Don'ts: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EYZhYeeMM1ib0-CIlaFEO6KIw3GVAVBzKiY4TH26rto/edit
Join us and find out information to help you with your tax issues.
This will be an informal Zoom call, you can drop-in for 5 minutes to ask one question or stick around for the whole hour.
Some things that will be discussed include:
- Have you received your CARES Act stimulus payment? If so, how? If not, why?
- The latest updates on Residency Based Taxation.
- Why you have nothing to worry about when it comes to voting and taxes!
July 15th is also the new deadline to file your US taxes with the IRS this year (usually it's June 15th for Americans living abroad but the US government extended it this year due to Coronavirus.)
Please RSVP to receive the Zoom Link.
Location Local Start Time Washington DC, USA 07:00 EDT London, United Kingdom 12:00 BST Paris, France 13:00 CEST Athens, Greece 14:00 EEST Dubai, United Arab Emirates 15:00 GST New Delhi, India 16:30 IST Bangkok, Thailand 18:00 ICT Beijing, China 19:00 CST Tokyo, Japan 22:00 JST Melbourne, Australia 21:00 AEST
We hope to see you there!
This session is offered as a special invitation to Global Black Caucus members. Open to everyone.
Calling is one of the best ways to get our members to vote! It’s easy and effective!
Do you, especially now, have time to make a few calls? Many of our members are at home, eager to receive them.
Learn how to phonebank at this online live training. For beginners or to refresh your skills or to share your experience! We’ll focus on the basics, take questions, describe the new texting feature and discuss how it will be to call in the current environment.
Join Democrats Abroad as we speak with Our Revolution Chairperson Larry Cohen on Wednesday, July 8, at 9 am Eastern (Washington, DC time).
Larry will talk with Democrats Abroad members about the upcoming elections, the successes of Our Revolution in reforming the Presidential primary process, and the Democratic Party Platform. Larry is the former chair of the Communications Workers of America union. He joined the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2015 and Our Revolution in 2016. He headed up the "Sanders" team in the negotiations on changes to the rules for the2020 Democratic National Convention, including reducing the number of "super-delegates" and reducing their role in the selection of the nominee. He is a member of the Democratic National Committee.
To join the call, just RSVP below. Once you RSVP, you will receive an email with instructions about joining the webinar as well as how you can submit questions to Mr. Cohen.
And while you are doing that, consider joining Larry Cohen in supporting our voter mobilization efforts with a $10 donation (or more!). Donations large or small will help us win in 2020. Please consider donating today.
Phonebanking 101 Wednesdays! Get started with phonebanking from scratch — or just pop by for a refresher. Join DA France Phonebanking Coordinators Mickey and Julie to get trained for the DA France phonebanking campaigns -- help us contact thousands of Democratic voters across France!
Time to Get Out The Vote (GOTV)!Are you interested in helping register U.S. voters living abroad? Are you a phone banker who gets questions about how to vote from abroad? Do YOU want to know how to register and request your absentee ballot? Join us for a webinar that will walk you through the process of voting from abroad!