Unity, Inclusion, and a Shared Commitment to Human Dignity - an interactive session with Diego Sanchez, Director, Advocacy, Policy & Partnerships, PFLAG
As the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month comes to an end, join us as we transition into PRIDE month and celebrate intersectionality within our communities. Hear from Diego Sanchez, Director of PFLAG’s Advocacy, Policy & Partnership program to learn about their work, particularly as it relates to advocacy and voting, and issues related to intersectionality for people of color who also identify as LBGTQ+.
PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their friends, families, and allies with over 250,000 members across the U.S. PFLAG is committed to creating a world where all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
PFLAG’s programs of advocacy, support, and education serve to fight many of the same issues that the AAPI Caucus is also concerned with such as discrimination, violence and harm, and removing the root causes of violence and injustice, including systemic racism, sexism, discrimination, and harassment.
After the overview session, there will be discussion on how we can assist voters abroad in these key areas.
About the Speaker: Diego Miguel Sanchez, APR
A native of Augusta, GA and long-time Massachusetts resident, prior to his appointment with PFLAG, Diego was Senior Policy Advisor to Congressman Barney Frank until the Representative’s retirement in 2013. Diego made history with that appointment, being the first openly transgender person to work as a senior legislative staff member on Capitol Hill. He also testified before Congress in the historic Transgender Discrimination Hearing in 2008 and that year was named as the first openly trans person ever appointed to the DNC Platform Committee.
Diego also served as Director of Public Relations and External Affairs at the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, and AIDS Action Council, DC. Before moving into the nonprofit sector, Diego worked for 20 award-winning years in global public relations, marketing, and diversity management at world headquarters of Fortune 500 companies.
Diego was among The 100 Most Powerful Latino/s in Corporate America named by Hispanic Business Magazine, named an LGBT Latino Hero by the Mayor of Washington, D.C., in the 100 most powerful Latino/s (Poderometro) in Massachusetts by El Planeta and in 2013, named to the Out 100 and in the Inaugural Trans 100, sponsored by GLAAD.
Diego is also a Senior Fellow of UMass Boston’s Emerging Leaders Program in the College of Management.
Washington, D.C. 6:00am Berlin, Germany 12:00pm Delhi, India 3:30pm Singapore, Singapore 6:00pm Seoul, South Korea 7:00pm Sydney, Australia 8:00pm
Join DAS Skåne as we restart our Memorial Day BBQ tradition at Ribersborgsstrand! You bring your favorite thing to grill, and we'll light the fire! Bring a side dish for everyone to dig into as well if you like!
Friends and family are all welcome!
Join the DA Germany Kaiserslautern-Saarland Region Chapter at the Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial Day Commemoration Event. Luxembourg American Cemetery is one of the nearest U.S. military cemeteries to our chapter, and is the final resting place of more than 5,000 U.S. WWII troops, including General George S. Patton.We will join the DA Germany Veterans & Military Families (VMF) Caucus and DA Luxembourg, who will be laying wreaths as part of the Memorial Day commemoration events.For more event details, contact the DA VMF Caucus at [email protected].To learn more about the VMF Caucus's work, or to join, visit https://www.democratsabroad.org/vmf.
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Phonebanking is one of the most effective ways that we use to reach out to voters to make sure that they are registered to vote and have requested their ballots. We have to do all that we can to make sure that WE WIN in November! To help us get out the vote, we are calling members in Germany to remind them to request their ballots for November. For this important endeavor, we need YOUR help.
If you have never participating in phonebanking, then join our Phonebanking Coordinator for this training session.
Learn or review the why, how, where and when of phonebanking. We'll explain the sign-up system, explore CallHub and do a few demo calls.
Raise a glass to democracy! Invite your friends to appreciate a glass of quality wine and connect with fellow Americans in Portugal on Saturday May 28 at 7 pm.
Democrats Abroad Portugal has asked Mr. Pedro Gallego, owner of the wine exporting company Outwine, to organize a presentation about Portuguese wines. Mr. Gallego will present an overview of the wine producing regions in Portugal and speak about the influence of geography on the wines produced. A couple of wine producers will then speak about their wines. Outwine will ship the wines to be discussed for 30€ to DAPT members living in Portugal. You can order the wines directly on their site.
NOTE: There are TWO STEPS involved in attending this event:
1. Please RSVP below so that you will receive the link to the event.
2. Order your wines on Outwine before May 15, 2022 to allow ample time for delivery.
We are also planning to raise funds to support our Get Out the Vote activities at this event. As a 100% volunteer organization, we rely upon donations to support our outreach, voter registration and voter assistance events. You can make a donation here. Gifts in any amount are greatly appreciated.
At the GOTV leaders monthly meeting, we will share our newly developed GOTV plans, ideas for building upon what we have already done this year and our strategies for getting out the vote in the midterms. Find out more about what is working / not working in each context and develop our know-how.
There are more than 500,000 eligible voters in the Asia Pacific Region who are not members of Democrats Abroad AND most of them did NOT vote in 2020. We can really make a difference in the 2022 Midterms by reaching out to just a sliver of these people!
Basic agenda for May 29 2022
- Meeting Purpose
- GOTV plans for the rest of the year
- GENERATING MOVEMENT: phone banking!
- Trainings and materials
- Collaboration on events
- Actions items and next steps
Local Times => Sunday May 29 11am Japan time
- Auckland: 2pm
- Sydney: 12noon
- Tokyo/Seoul: 11:00am
- Perth/Hong Kong/Beijing/Taipei/Singapore/Bali: 10am
- Hanoi/Bangkok: 9am
- New Delhi: 7:30
- Western Kazakhstan 7am
- Facilitated by Sarajean, DA Japan & AP GOTV Coordinator and all you leaders in AP
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Want to help US overseas voters request and send in their ballots? Want to make a difference in the midterm elections this fall? Learn the basics about voting from abroad by joining this workshop. See below for local times on Sun May 29
This training is the foundation of any volunteer work you do with Democrats Abroad! Whether you are helping out at a voter registration table or plan to become an online voter assistance volunteer using Intercom - join this workshop to learn the basics.
All ideas & questions about GOTV are welcome! Help us broader our reach and deepen our impact - Please bring another US voter!
This training is hosted by the Asia-Pacific GOTV team – but any Democrats Abroad members can join!
- Sun May 29 => Asia Pacific Local Times
- Auckland: 3PM
- Sydney: 1PM
- Tokyo/Seoul: 12noon
- Bali/Perth/Hong Kong/Beijing/Taipei/Singapore: 11AM
- Hanoi/Bangkok: 10AM
- New Delhi: 9:30AM
- Kazakhstan 8AM
Facilitated by Anne O’Connell, DA Kazakhstan
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