Please join us in making Valentine's Day cards for wounded American soldiers recovering at Landstuhl Military Hospital in Germany.
Come for a morning of arts and crafts. We will provide materials to make cards or you can bring your own. We will also prepare “goody packages” with candy, cookies and CHOCOLATES if you would like to bring some.
ITEMS sought for the Chaplain's Closet: Duffle bags large, large T-shirts and hoodies, pyjamas small/medium/large, sweatpants large/medium/small, Body wash, Keurig coffee pods (K-cup)
These donations will be hand-delivered to caregivers, as well as the wounded, ill and injured at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, the largest American military hospital outside the USA.
If you are interested in Veterans and Military Families affairs, the DA global caucus is in formation and growing... The VMF is represented by Germany, Australia, Canada, Cambodia, France, Norway, S. Korea, etc. We would love to have you join our Steering Committee. Contact: Anna Marie Mattson.
Come out and join our first meeting in Leiden. Grab lunch, coffee, chat and mingle with DA members in the area.
Learn more about what's happening with DA and how to get involved. DA's Secretary will be on hand.
Not yet a member? All our welcome.
Food and drink are at your own cost.
Unable to be at the Annual General Meeting in Heidelberg in person? Don't worry! By joining us on this afternoon, you'll still be able to participate in the election of the new Democrats Abroad Germany Executive Committee. For an overview of the positions up for election, please see this website. We'll be Skyping into the meeting in Heidelberg and casting our votes remotely from Cologne. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP. Once we've received your confirmation, we'll send you the event location.
Please note that there is a second remote voting center being held in our chapter in Bonn - members or those looking to become members are welcome to attend at either location.
Unable to be at Democrats Abroad Germany's Annual General Meeting in Heidelberg in person? Don't worry! By joining us on this afternoon, you'll still be able to participate in the election of the new Democrats Abroad Germany Executive Committee. For an overview of the positions up for election, please see this website. We'll be Skyping into the meeting in Heidelberg and casting our votes remotely from Bonn. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP. Once we've received your confirmation, we'll send you the event location.
Please note that there is a second remote voting center being held in our chapter in Cologne - members or those looking to become members are welcome to attend at either location.
Can't make Democrats Abroad Germany's 2019 Annual General Meeting in Heidelberg this weekend? Not a problem!
You can still participate in voting for Democrats Abroad Germany's leadership from Berlin. The list of positions up for election is here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/opjappen/da_germany_executive_committee_elections
We will be setting up a remote voting and participation center from a member's home in Berlin-Moabit, near U9-Birkenstrasse. Please RSVP here to receive exact address!
www.whoozin.com/4YP-PF6-EGU6VOTER SUPPRESSIONA National Perspective - Presentation by ACLU - People PowerVia SkypeQuestions & Answers?How Can You Resist Voter SuppressionFor almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States The ACLU works tirelessly in courts, legislatures, and communities.Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest. The ACLU works to protect and expand US citizensʼ freedom to voteThe fight for voting rights remains as critical as ever. Politicians across the country continue to engage in voter suppression, efforts that include additional obstacles to registration, cutbacks on early voting, and strict voter identification requirements. Through litigation and advocacy, the ACLU is fighting back against attempts to curtail an essential right in our democracy, the right to vote.In addition to this litigation, they are working with their affiliates to advocate for policies that make it easier for US citizens to vote, such as the expansion of same-day and online voter registration.There will also be time for personal stories from some of our members who have witnessed or suffered from Voter Suppression.≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈WHEN: Saturday -23 Feb– 9:30 am to 12 noonWHERE: Escazu - Little Theater GroupRSVP For Full Details: www.whoozin.com/4YP-PF6-EGU6≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈SUGGESTED DONATION: ₡ 3,000Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, meeting space & 2020 Get Out the Vote campaign≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈RAFFLE: Bring extra money for a chance to win a prize.TICKETS: ₡1,000 each(money raised goes towards our 2020 Get Out the Vote efforts)≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈FREE TRANSFER FROM SAN JOSE:Those desiring a free ride to Escazú can meet at Teatro Nacional by 8:30 am promptly or earlier if all who reserved are present. We will provide a free ride back to San José at 12:15 pm.Email Maxine -email@example.comYou NEED to make a reservation for a ride.≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈RSVP INFORMATION:We expect a high turnout, and we urge you to RSVP earlyYou MUST reserve a seat for admission. This will be a sellout for sure.RSVP Here: www.whoozin.com/4YP-PF6-EGU6≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈CONTACT:If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247 or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmailStay tuned for Democrats Abroad Costa Rica election announcements, new by-laws, and AGM notice.
Monopolies used to be a central concern of voters; now it’s called “antitrust” and is left to experts. What do monopolies do? Why are they bad? Do they effect you? Yes, if you travel by air, buy cat food, chat on social media, consume journalism, make health insurance co-payments, buy sunglasses, watch porn, or have an Amazon habit that your partner keeps on about. Is this unique to the US? Pretty much. Join the Solidarity Sundays Monopoly Crash Course and learn how the federal government went from protecting citizen welfare to consumer welfare, why this makes Americans miserable, and what remedies we have.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 6 - 8:30 p.m. and Sunday February 24, 2019, 4 – 6:30 p.m., Join us on either date (or both!) when we discuss The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander. For more details including study guide questions and book reviews, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Also as part of Black History Month, our Black Caucus Chair, Elaine Thomas, is organizing Black American Night. We are looking forward to this joint event of The Black History Month Committee, AICC, and DA. This year's theme is "Migrations", and will feature an evening of storytelling in word and music. Elaine is still looking for performers - let us know if you are interested!
You can find more details about Black History Month in Hamburg HERE, and information about courses being offered in February here:
From Civil Rights to "Black Lives Matter" - Rassismus und Widerstand in den USA
The Black Panthers - History, Movement & Philosophy
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.
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