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What do you do in an AGM?
- Report on the past year to your membership, and discuss plans for the next.
- Discuss and vote on changes to your bylaws (if there are any proposed changes).
- In odd numbered years, hold elections for your country committee. (Review the CC Election Procedures for best practices for elections.)
- If required by your bylaws or mandated by your Executive Committee, hold special elections to fill vacancies or confirm appointments.
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Join in this call to hear what the Democrats Abroad Taxation Tax Force has been up to and how we all can help to push for rational tax reform policy.
Note: This event has been postponed from May 15 to May 23.
We are pleased to announce that the next Books Abroad, Feminist Reading Group pick is "The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton!Voted for by an overwhelming margin in our recent public vote for our next book selection, this book is a wonderful choice for many reasons.Written in 1905, the novel tells the story of a young woman reaching her 29th year, an age when her youth is coming to an end and her marital prospects are becoming slim. "The House of Mirth" traces her descent from privilege to a lonely life on the margins of society.Wharton in The House of Mirth probes her situation like an entomologist. A classic novel by a writer who was controversial in her own rite, it deftly portrays the moral, social and economic restraints on a woman who dared to claim the privileges of marriage without assuming the responsibilities.“The story carries you along even though it takes place in the early 20th century in a world and milieu that are far from us today. It shows us the progress we’ve made, even though we have a long way to go! What’s instructive and worthy of discussion is the question of what makes a feminist,” says Sheila Malovany-Chevallier, the Books Abroad planning team member who nominated the book.We will discuss “The House of Mirth” on Sunday, May 23rd at 2pm CEDT.
Special Speaker for our monthly meeting of the Democrats Abroad Canada Women's Caucus!
The first hour we will be joined by guest speaker, Robin Utz about anti-choice policy in Missouri and how it affected her family. Robin has experience with turning personal experiences into activism. Please check out her website Defending Grace which was designed to discuss the gray area stories around infertility and abortions, how this relates back to overall reproductive rights and laws around them. Robin has been on the Moth podcast and advocating in DC. Robin will speak to how we as Democrats Abroad can make change in state legislation surrounding women's healthcare.
Together in a previous meeting we decided to focus on voter suppression for our actions. It’s happening all over the US and it must be addressed by policy and pressure on elected officials by US voters.
The last half hour will be phone banking together for the current campaign support the bill for all New Jersey overseas voters to vote in state elections. Don't have an account for phone banking yet? No problem! Details for signing up will be sent in the RSVP email.
Zoom details will be sent after you RSVP for the event.
Welcome to a tax information event on Monday, May 24th at 18:00, featuring American Certified Public Accountant, Andrew Coleman. Andrew will discuss a variety of US tax issues, in addition to answering questions related to the stimulus checks. There is no attendance fee, but we would appreciate a small donation to DA to cover organizational costs. For a link to the event, please refer to your May DA Finland newsletter or RSVP to [email protected].
DASA Women's Caucus is hosting our first virtual kick out party on GoogleMeets on May 24 at 7PM.
Join us for a chance to connect with other American women living in South Africa!
Hope to see you there -- please RSVP to receive the information to connect.
Please join us for a chapter social catch-up at the Aurora Hotel in Surry Hills on Tuesday, the 25th!
It’s a great opportunity to talk all things politics, meet some fellow members, and stay up-to-date with the latest goings-on with Democrats Abroad – including potential upcoming events around the 4th of July and the latest work from the global Taxation Task Force.
With our NSW Annual General Meeting happening in June, we’ll be opening nominations shortly for NSW chapter officers – if you’re interested in getting involved, it’s a great forum to ask questions and learn more! If you can’t join us in person but are interested in becoming a chapter officer, please also feel free to send Laura Myers a message.
The Aurora offers food-and-drink specials from 5-8pm, so feel free to join us early for some dinner and refreshment.
We'll kick off with announcements and updates around 6:30.
Hope to see you there!
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives have advocated "jobs for all": government as employer of last resort. Rick Wicks, who has a PhD in economics, will offer a non-technical introduction, explaining how it could work and how it would all but eliminate unemployment, take away (in many cases) the necessity for paying unemployment benefits, reduce many types of welfare, and act as an inflation anchor. Deficit financing could be used when necessary but otherwise financing would be borne by taxes, indexed to inflation and interest rates to keep the economy from overheating. After a short presentation, the floor will be open for discussion and your ideas.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2021
10:00AM:Vancouver, 1:00PM:Toronto, 2:00PM:Buenos Aires, 7:00PM:Rome
Overview of Membership Management, Email Administration, and WebPosting for Admins, Data Privacy Explained, and more!
All countries' admins - new, current and experienced - are welcome!
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