Events

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 09:00 AM

    Volunteer Training: Phonebanking

    Join us for a Webex online training session for volunteers who want to help get out the overseas vote. To attend, sign up for a session using this link below, and indicate interest to be part of the Voter Help Desk. Connection details will be sent at a later date after signing up.

    Sign up for a session

    The training presentation is an introduction to DA's online phonebanking system CallHub. The session will review setting up a CallHub account and getting started with phonebanking.

    Can't make this session? We set up additional training sessions to accommodate DA members in different parts of the world. If you aren't able to attend any of these sessions, we will be offering additional training sessions throughout the coming months.

    PHONEBANKING:

    Sunday January 21 at 9am ET | 3pm CET | 10pm SGT
    Tuesday January 23 at 2pm ET | 8pm CET
    Sunday February 4 at 2am ET | 8am CET | 3pm SGT

    VOTER REGISTRATION:

    Tuesday January 23 at 6am ET | 12noon CET | 7pm SGT
    Wednesday January 24 at 1pm ET | 7pm CET
    Tuesday January 30 at 9am ET | 3pm CET | 10pm SGT

    Sign up for a session

    We welcome anyone to attend, even if you've been registering voters for years, or you are just curious to learn more.

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 03:00 PM · 33 rsvps

    March to the Ballot Box

    Remember one year ago? Women in Washington DC and around the world changed the face of 2017. One year later, we'll be having a demonstration (and a flashmob surprise) to remind everyone to March to the Polls and commemorate 365 Days of Activism. Bring a poster; bring your pussy hat; bring your friends, family, and loved ones. We'll be meeting up afterwards at a location tba. One year later #DA Resists

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  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece

    Women's March 2018

    A simple march that snowballed into a movement
    Μια πορεία που έγινε κοινωνικό κίνημα

    ATHENS, January 21, 2018 -- On Sunday, January 21, the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington, people will again come together across seven continents – and in Greece – to take a stand for a world that is equitable, tolerant, just and safe for all.

    In Athens, the 2018 Women’s March will begin at 4 p.m. in Syntagma Square. The Athens demonstration is being co-organized by Women’s March Athens and the Women’s Caucus of Democrats Abroad Greece (DAGR). A wide range of women’s and other organizations have been invited to join in. Other efforts are expected around the country.

    Last year, in the largest joint demonstration in history, women and men, of all backgrounds, ages, and races, came together, 5 million strong. The Women’s March on Washington became an organic groundswell the day after the 2016 election, when a grandmother in Hawaii proposed to 40 of her friends to go march in Washington, D.C. The issues they raised, however, were not limited to the US, and the idea quickly grew into a movement with “sister marches” across the US and around the world. 

    The broad 2018 theme is ‘Look Back, March Ahead,’ focusing on human rights. Marches in the US have adopted an election-based slogan: ‘Power to the Polls’ (Eξουσία στις κάλπες) to highlight this year’s US Congressional, state and local elections. Globally, Democrats Abroad echo that with ‘March to the Ballot Box’ and efforts to encourage Americans outside the US to register and vote.

    Athens organizers decided on “Together We Rise” to emphasize the common interest Greeks and foreigners, women and men, have in a world in which the human rights and the dignity of each person are protected and our planet is safe from destruction.

    Maria Kostaki, of Women’s March Athens, said of the local slogan, “‘Together we Rise,’ reminds everyone that it is up to us to do our part….and make our voices heard as one.”

    Karen Lee, Chairperson of DAGR, co-organizers of the march, said, “Blatant misogyny sent American women into the streets last year. This year, it’s determination that drives us. I think women everywhere have seen how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go. But we’re awake now, we’re talking, engaging, informing ourselves. When women have full parity, others get it, too. So, today, we march in solidarity for human rights for all; tomorrow, we vote. And then we do it again the next year. We’re not going back.”

    Kostaki added, “Last year, shocked by what the election of Donald Trump meant for the world, I scrambled to organize the sister march of the Women’s March on Washington here in Athens. This year, I continue to participate because one single protest does not make a movement, it does not create change. The effort is ongoing, constant, even when we are not gathering in protest to voice our demands as humans. My aim is to get more of the Greeks to join us this year, as this is not about the United States, it’s about women’s rights, human rights, all over the world.”

    You can find more information about the Women’s March at:https://www.womensmarch.com/power-to-the-polls

    For more information on joining the march in Athens on Sunday January 21st checkout:
    https://www.democratsabroad.org/gr_news
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/566539853531218/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/DemsAbroadGR/.

    A proactive international movement to defend women's rights and those of others in response to the rising rhetoric of far-right populism around the world committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion (https://www.womensmarch.com/mission/). It was based on the priorities of H.E.R.S.: Health, Economic Security, Representation, and Safety:

    Health
    Healthcare is the foundation of women’s well-being and economic stability. Women’s March Global advocates for access to affordable and inclusive women’s healthcare regardless of nationality, age, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability. 

    Economic Security 
    Women are powerful drivers of economic growth, and their economic empowerment benefits all nations. Women’s March Global supports the dismantling of economic barriers that obstruct women’s full and equal access to local, national, and global economic systems. 

    Representation 
    Women are under-represented globally, adversely affecting our collective health, safety, and economic security. Women’s March Global seeks fair and just representation of women locally, nationally, and internationally. 

    Safety 
    Every woman has the need and right to feel physically secure, and security for women should be assured through sound legal practices. Women’s March Global stands behind the principle that women are not to be held accountable for actions that are outside their control — particularly regarding all forms of assault — and that fair legal action must be applied to prevent these crimes.

    Everyone is welcome to join DAGR and the Athens Women’s March in a peaceful demonstration to march in protest, again, louder and stronger than before. See you Sunday, January 21st in Syntagma at 4 p.m.

    For more information contact march organizers at maria@mariakostaki.com, Info-Greece@democratsabroad.org
    or Jaisalv@live.com

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 03:00 PM · 17 rsvps
    Yours Australian Bar in Frankfurt, Germany

    March to the Ballot Box / GOTV Event Frankfurt

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    In January, 2017, Americans worldwide marked the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States. Deeply concerned that our core values were threatened, many of us joined the Women's March - the largest single-day protest in U.S. history which was organized as a worldwide rally on January 21, 2017.

    One year later, Democrats Abroad remains strongly committed and continues to affirm the promotion of our constitutional rights now threatened under President Trump.

    Democrats Abroad Germany, Wiesbaden/Mainz Chapter, in conjuinction with the Frankfurt Chapter and the Global Black Caucus have organized "March to the Ballot Box", a voter registration drive to commemorate the Anniversary of the Women's March in Frankfurt.

    Join us at the same location we met at last year before the march - at the Yours Australian Bar, Frankfurt.

    Bring your friends along and request your absentee ballots to take back this government in 2018!

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 02:30 PM · £5.00 GBP
    Loyola Hall, Heythrop College in London, United Kingdom

    DAUK Women's Caucus Activist Faire

    Reserve your ticket here: https://dauk-2018-activist-faire.eventbrite.co.uk

    The Democratic successes in the recent November elections, the DAUK Women's Caucus would like to invite you to help start the "March to the Ballot Box 2018" by coming to an Activist Faire. Learn about the activities, committees and caucuses run by DAUK members. We want to take the energy created by the 2017 Women's Marches and build momentum to win back legislative seats at both the state and federal level. And there will be the chance to register to vote!

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 03:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    La Maison d'à Côté in Toulouse, France

    #MeToo Gathering in Toulouse

    On January 21, 2018, women and men around the world will mark the first anniversary of the Women’s March and launch our collective 2018 Women’s March agenda: #PowerToThe Polls.

    Last year in Toulouse we marched. This year we are organizing a #MeToo Gathering on Sunday, January 21 for the Women's March anniversary weekend. Men as well as women are welcome.  In a safe, confidential space, we will be invited to share our experiences, bear witness to others' experiences and try to formulate ideas for positive change--so that our sons and daughters grow up in a world where everyone is respected.  

    From the Women’s March to the Women’s Convention, we’ve seen how powerful we are when we gather together, share our experiences and support each other. The "Silence Breakers" were chosen by TIME magazine as "Person(s) of the Year". On the anniversary weekend of the Women's March, events will be held all over the United States and abroad.

    We could not ask for a more fitting venue for our Toulouse event than La Maison d'à Côté, a salon de thé operated by the French feminist Association Olympe de Gouges, which helps women who have suffered violence reclaim dignity and autonomy through reinsertion in the work force.

    It is essential to RSVP--as space is limited. A donation of 5 to 10 euros will be requested to defray the costs of the space and refreshments.

    Join us in Toulouse for the first anniversary of the Women's March!

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 04:00 PM
    Placa de la Virreina (Gracia) in Barcelona, Spain

    Women's March Barcelona 1st Anniversary Dance Party

    On January 21st, 2017, millions of people joined marches worldwide in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. Here in Barcelona a handful of organizers joined together and, with just six days of preparation, over 2000 people converged on the city center to show support for the values of the Women’s March. The Barcelona march ended with music and dancing, and it is this energizing spirit of joyful resistance and spontaneous solidarity that we want to recreate in Barcelona on January 21st, 2018.

    We invite you to join us in Plaça de la Virreina (Gràcia) on Sunday, January 21st from 16:00– 20:00. We will showcase local, mostly female or female-led musicians and bands, dancers, activists, and DJs. We will laugh and dance, create new friendships, and re-energize the Women’s March for a new year of working together on important causes that affect the local and global community. We are committed to working to end all forms of violence against women and against marginalized communities such as LGBTQIA, migrants, refugees and the disabled. The movement is called the Women’s March because this movement was started and is led by women, but we stand together with all members of the community — women, men, transgender, everyone is welcome. So what IS the Women’s March group, exactly? The 2017 marchers were protesting the election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States, and were simultaneously marching in support of a number of interconnected causes: The rights of women, immigrants, minorities, the disabled, and other marginalized populations. We also believe climate change is a reality, and that our land and natural resources cannot continue to be exploited at the risk of public safety and health. We call on everyone to stand up and speak out for equality, for civil rights, and to be active, well-informed and responsible members of our collective communities.

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 04:00 PM · 11 rsvps
    Place des Terreaux in Lyon, France

    Women's March Anniversary Event

    In solidarity with the Democrats Abroad Women’s Caucus and Women’s Marches around the world, DALyon will celebrate the anniversary of the Women’s March Sunday, January 21, 2018.

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    Put on your pink hat, print a poster, bring your friends and family to:

    • TELL the world what matters to you.  Print one of the posters available at Women's March 2018 Posters or make your own.  We’ll take photos to share on social media.
    • STITCH AND BITCH.  Are you a knitter?  Want to be one?  We’ll have knitting patterns for pink resistance hats and “Your Vote is Your Voice” hats available.
    • DISCUSS the new DALyon “Code of Conduct” regarding harassment issues (to be published separately).
    • REGISTER to vote from abroad. And get answers to any questions that you may have

    WHERE: Place des Terreaux, Lyon 1ère.  We’ll meet in front of the statue of Amphtitrite for photos.  Afterwards, we will get a coffee or apéro together at Café Moulin Joli, 1 rue Puits Gaillot (on the corner beside the Hôtel de Ville, Place des Terreaux side).

    WHEN: Sunday, January 21. 4-6pm

    In 2017, we FOUND our voices.

    In 2018, we will MAKE OURSELVES HEARD!

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 04:30 PM · 14 rsvps
    TBA in Vienna, Austria

    Post Rally Meet-Up

    After the Women's March Rally, Dem's of all ages in conjunction with the Youth Caucus will be taking it indoors to continue the conversation, register voters, and warm up with some food and refreshments.

    Everyone is welcome! Please RSVP here so we can reserve enough tables.

    We'll meet up close to the rally location but the venue is still to be decided. We'll update as soon as it's fixed. 

     

  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 04:30 PM · 3 rsvps

    Women's March Madrid LOOK BACK MARCH FORWARD

    Women's March 2018

     

     

    Celebrating the anniversary of the massive, world-wide Women's March that took place the day after the Inauguration of the current president.  It kicked off a year of Resistance in the USA. The women's March has led to a new and growing awareness of the power of women and led to the #metoo movement.  This event will be a bilingual event including particpants from Democrats Abroad, Madrid Resistance and many local Women's groups. It will be followed by the monthly DA Madrid meeting, with an event entitled,  Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round:  Black Women and Activism  at the Cafe Madrid 19.00