Join us as we celebrate the inauguration of President Elect Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris together with a virtual watch party.
The end of the long national nightmare that we have all lived through the past four years is mercifully almost over. We invite you to a celebration of joy and democracy; a celebration that was very nearly thwarted by the events of January 6th - making it all that much more meaningful.Since we are constrained from meeting in person, due to the current COVID-related restrictions, your Democrats Abroad Strasbourg Chapter will celebrate on ZOOM, starting from 17:30 CET. We propose that you join us and concurrently watch the events live on CNN on a device of your choice; we can celebrate together while watching separately the Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris - the beginning of building back better our country and democracy.
This is, of course, open to all, so feel free to - safely - invite friends and family from anywhere in the world. Please RSVP to receive the ZOOM link on Wednesday.
Current official Inauguration schedule:
- VP Swearing in ceremony - 11:45-12pm ET // 5:45-6pm FRANCE
- Presidential Swearing in ceremony - 12-12:15pm ET // 6-6:15pm CET
- Presidential Address - 12:15-1pm ET // 6:15-7pm FRANCE
- Pass In Review ceremony - 1:15-1:45pm ET // 7:15-7:45pm FRANCE
- Presidential escort - 2-2:45pm ET// 8-8:45pm FRANCE
- Virtual Parade 3-5pm ET // 9-11pm FRANCE
Who's excited for Inauguration Day?!
Join us on Zoom to watch the inauguration festivities and stay for fun activities like a pub quiz!
You're invited to a Biden Harris Inauguration Watch Party!
Please join Democrats Abroad in the Suva CBD on Thursday the 21st of January anytime after 5 AM FJT for this come-and-go event before work.
The inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will mark a new day for the American people — focused on healing our nation, bringing our country together, and building back better.
We hope you can join us to celebrate together and observe this historic occasion.
Current schedules show that Joe Biden will be sworn in as president at 11:45 AM DC Time on Wednesday the 20th of January, 4:45 AM here in Fiji on Thursday. Due to the curfew, the earliest we can start the event is at 5:00 AM FJT.
Our organizers appreciate your RSVP, everyone who RSVPs will get links to digital merch including zoom backgrounds, social media images, and more.
We voted, we campaigned, we debated, we followed the news, and now the Biden-Harris inauguration is here!
Join Democrats Abroad Berlin for our online pub night to celebrate Inauguration Day. Come chat and hang out with other Americans in Berlin about the swearing-in of the next President and Vice-President of the United States.
Please RSVP in advance so we can send you the link to join the online video call (Zoom).
Help out by sharing this event with your American friends and acquaintances! We always welcome new faces, even if you've never attended a meeting or an event before.
We would like to invite you to join Democrats Abroad UAE for dinner to watch & celebrate the Inauguration of our next US President Joe Biden and US Vice President Kamala Harris.
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM-11:00 PM
Location: Emirates Golf Course – Poolside Event Space
Google maps link: Emirates Golf Course
Cost per person: AED 190
Enjoy the inauguration dinner and meet fellow Americans in a fun and socially distanced space!
Please RSVP for the event page using the link at the bottom of the page.
We hope you can join us in celebrating America’s democracy.
VOTE THEM OUT – VOTE THEM ALL OUT – at the 2021 DANZ Annual General Meeting and Executive Committee Elections
The bits to put in your diary:
When: 21 January 2021
7-9pm New Zealand time
Where: The Zoom Room, online only
Here is the Zoom link.
Meeting ID: 882 2926 2911 Passcode: 668823
RSVP: yes, please! RSVP here. Your RSVP helps us organize the right size Zoom room!
Contact: Christine Valverde, email@example.com
What to bring: Celebratory food and drink; enthusiasm for the next four years.
Here’s why you don’t want to miss this event:
- When you Zoom in you, will join other DANZ members to celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris!
- We may be riding high because the inauguration and our hope for the future (thanks, young people!) but our democratic duty isn’t quite over. Next on the agenda is to vote out the full DANZ executive committee. That’s right. All the terms are up and it’s time for a new administration. Advance nominations closed on 19 December 2020 but nominations will be accepted from the floor. And yes, you can volunteer yourself to be nominated! Please scroll down for descriptions of the executive committee roles.
- Next, we’ll be treated to a talk from leading US historian Jennifer Frost. Jennifer, who in addition to being a DANZ member, is a US historian at the University of Auckland who specializes in 20th-century politics, culture, and social movements. Jennifer will add insight to the recent and other elections as she discusses her upcoming book, Let Us Vote: Youth Voting Rights and the 26th Amendment.
This is super important!!!!
If you are not able to attend the AGM, please (PLEASE!) ask another DANZ member to vote on your behalf and complete a proxy form. The form is available here. Need help finding a voting member who will attend the meeting? No sweat. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and request a proxy voter. We’ll find you one to ask.
These are the executive committee positions:
The Chairperson shall be the chief executive officer of the organisation, shall call and preside at all meetings of members and of the Executive Committee, establishing the agenda of such meetings, and shall have responsibility for all activities approved by the organisation. The Democrats Abroad New Zealand Chairperson shall sit ex-officio on all committees and subcommittees of the organisation including Standing Committees, with full voting privileges.
In the absence of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson shall call and preside at meetings of members and of the Executive Committee. The Vice-Chairperson shall have such other duties as the Chairperson shall define.
The Secretary-Treasurer shall maintain a current list of members of the organisation (containing the name, mail and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers and U.S. voting district/State and such other information as the DPCA may from time to time require), minutes of all meetings, and all files and administrative records of the organisation. The minutes books shall be open for inspection by members. The Secretary-Treasurer shall also manage the finances of the organization, maintain clear and accurate financial records and make financial reports as required. All financial records shall be open for inspection by members.
COUNSEL (this role is currently vacant)
The Counsel shall be available for consultation by the Committee or its officers on legal and procedural questions relating to Democrats Abroad New Zealand and its activities. The Counsel shall consult with the International Counsel from time to time on emergent matters, including notably questions on voting issues and financial record keeping.
Communicate with membership and bring concerns to the executive committee. Members-at-large may also take on other duties and projects; i.e., volunteer coordinator, membership coordinator, etc.
The above positions make up the executive committee. In addition, we will also be electing a Voting Representative and an alternate Voting Representative.
Voting Representative and alternate
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 3.6, subsection (g) of the DPCA Charter, the Voting Representative(s) shall attend the DPCA annual general meeting in person, by proxy, or remotely and exercise their votes, after consideration, of candidates for regional and international offices, of any amendments to the DPCA Charter or other matters as they occur The total number of positions in the voting delegation is equal to the number of votes allocated to the Country Committee, also pursuant to Section 3.6, subsection (g) of the DPCA Charter and is subject to change. As such, there will be one Voting Representatives and one alternate elected biennially.
* According to our by-laws the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson must not be the same gender.
Got a question?
If you have any questions about the process or positions, you may contact any of the current executive committee members.
Mike Haught, Chairperson - email@example.com
Genice Paullay-Beazley, Vice Chairperson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dawn Dromgool, Secretary/Treasurer – email@example.com
Bette Flagler, Member-At-Large – firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Schmidt, Member-At-Large – email@example.com
Christine Valverde, Voting Representative – firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!
Join fellow Democrats Abroad members and friends on 21st January to reflect on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's inauguration and all the hard work put in by so many to accomplish a BLUE WAVE this year.With the evolving COVID situation, we'll gather for at Prince Alfred Park in Sydney, around the tree cluster in the south-east area of the park. We'll have some refreshments on hand, but please feel free to bring your own snacks or beverages as well. We are also planning to share highlights of the inauguration events.Hope to see you there to kick off 2021!
Democrats Abroad members and friends are warmly invited to Pig N Whistle Riverside on 21 January to reflect on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's inauguration and all the hard work put in by so many to accomplish a BLUE WAVE this year.
Unless there is a major change to the COVID rules, we will meet at the Pig N Whistle Riverside in the outdoor area by the big screen TV.
Please keep your RSVP up to date and stay home if you feel unwell to ensure we have a COVID safe event.