Events

  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 06:00 PM Asia-Pacific/Shanghai Time · 92 rsvps
    Liquid Laundry in Shanghai, China

    Inauguration Party 2021: Shanghai

    Less insane days are here again! Come and celebrate the beginning of a new era for America with Democrats Abroad. We will be airing the Inauguration Event over Happy Hour drink & food deals at Liquid Laundry.

    SPECIAL INAUGURATION MENU

    • “The Blue Wave”- Maryland Blue Crab Cakes, Tomato Relish, House Tartar Sauce 98 rmb
    • “VP Elect Kamala Harris”- Indo-Jamaican Beef Patties, Mint Raita, Tamarind Salsa 78 rmb
    • “President Elect Joe Biden”- Philly Cheese Steak Disco Fries, House Cheese Sauce, Groovy Gravy, Griddled Onions and Peppers 88 rmb

    + Happy Hour prices on select drinks!

    Please RSVP as space is limited.

  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 06:00 PM Asia-Pacific/Beijing Time · 57 rsvps
    The Local in Beijing, China

    Inauguration Party 2021: Beijing

    Less insane days are here again!

    Come and celebrate the beginning of a new era for America with Democrats Abroad. We will be airing the Inauguration Event over Happy Hour drink & food deals at The Local. More details to come.

  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 08:00 PM Asia-Pacific/Singapore Time

    DALCC BOOK CLUB- THE GLASS HOTEL by Emily St. John Mandel

    Come join us virtually for our latest read, The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

    For more information on the book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45754981-the-glass-hotel

  • Friday, January 22, 2021 at 07:00 AM EMEA/Berlin Time · 1 rsvp
    Webex in Stuttgart , Germany

    January Stuttgart Chapter Meeting

  • Friday, January 22, 2021 at 07:00 PM Paris Time
    Via Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Forum: Current Events


    Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle and leaders of Democrats Abroad France in this Special Weekly Edition of Political Forum - The First Hundred Days. We will discuss current events with a special focus on the critical first hundred days of the Biden Administration. Send your questions to jeanpierre-paris@hotmail.fr.

  • Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 141 rsvps
    Zoom

    Inauguration Celebration - Calling All Volunteers

    "Now is when the real work begins. the hard work.  The necessary work.  the good work."

    Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris

    On November 7th, 2020, Kamala Harris, the newly elected Vice President of the United States, stepped up on stage and began her acceptance speech by stating, “...that America’s democracy is not guaranteed. It is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it, to guard it, and never take it for granted.”

    For the first time in many people’s lifetime, this election has displayed that action makes change — that voices, when united, are loud. Therefore, the Global Women’s Caucus of Democrats Abroad is accepting the torch that Vice President Kamala Harris has delivered to the people, and we are extending the responsibility of action to you.

    Join us on January 23rd at 10 am EST (US and Canada) for a celebration of the newly inaugurated Biden-Harris administration, as we share our plans for the coming year and present the many and varied opportunities for volunteering that the Global Women’s Caucus offers world-wide. Each of our Global Action Teams will give a short presentation on plans going forward and suggest ways that members can help out.

    We will then move to smaller break out sessions where our leaders will answer your questions, explain how members can establish local women’s caucus groups, and hear your own creative ideas for new ways our caucus might support our members and do the good work.

    Now that we are putting four long years of backward movement behind us, we are looking forward to the opportunity to address the many issues still facing women in the United States and to advance an agenda which will benefit all. To do that we need to refine our goals and develop plans which will be informed, realistic and action-oriented, and we need your help.

    We know you want to continue to be a part of the change that delivered Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to the White House. The real change will happen as the Biden-Harris administration begins, working with Nancy Pelosi and, we hope, a more productive Senate, to push their legislation in Congress. The Global Women’s Caucus will be focused on making sure women remain central to American domestic and foreign policy, however we need volunteers to make that happen. We are a global network of action driven individuals, working together from all over the world. We need you to help build our movement stronger. We need you for the vital fight that is ahead.

    Please RSVP below and join us for a fun and productive session!

  • Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM Americas/Vancouver Time
    Google Meet: Virtual-only event in Victoria, BC, Canada

    Tax & Investment Update for 2021

    DAVI invites you to attend our annual Tax & Investment Update for 2021! 

    Get informed about changes to tax laws affecting US citizens living abroad.

    This year we are delighted to welcome back Pat Fournier to lead our seminar. Pat obtained her CA designation in 2001 and her CPA designation in 2006.

    Pat's public practice experience has been from both sides of the border. She spent ten years in Seattle working in both public and private practice and gaining valuable insight into the banking industry through Washington Mutual's corporate office.  Then it was time to head back to Port Coquitlam, BC to settle down.  Being a dual citizen and a dual licensed accountant, setting up a practice specializing in US tax was a natural fit.  Pat now services individuals, small businesses and accountants.

    Our tax seminars are always well-attended by our members, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

    PLACE: Google Meet. We'll send you the link two days before, with a reminder to make sure you don’t miss this event. 

    SUGGESTED DONATION: $15 per person--OR--bring a friend $20 for two.

    Please e-transfer Interac donations to davictoriachapter@gmail.com. This account accepts automatic deposits.  Or email us at the same address for how to donate by mailed in check. Mailed donations must be postmarked no later than January 18.

    All donations are used for our Get Out the Vote initiatives. Please Note: DAVI may only accept donations from US citizens.
    The goal of our Annual Tax Seminar is to help answer your questions so that you are able to make your own decisions concerning these important matters. DAVI does not provide tax advice.

    Come along to our friendly seminar and don’t get caught out by any tax changes. Bring your questions and a fellow U.S. citizen with you -- regardless of political affiliation!


    Democratically yours,DAVI Chapter
    Giles Hogya, Acting Chair
    Pat Kostek, Acting Vice-Chair
    Jon Scheer, Treasurer
    Jude Fox, Acting Secretary
    Jena Magnus, Membership Secretary.                                     
    Jim Ham, Member-at-large

  • Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 01:00 PM EMEA/Berlin Time · 4 rsvps
    Zoom in Zoom, MS

    January Book Club: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

    Join us on Zoom as we discuss January's book club pick: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid.
     
    "In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through.
     
    Exit West follows these characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time." - description from Goodreads.com
     
    New faces are always welcome! Please RSVP to receive the link.
  • Monday, January 25, 2021 at 03:00 PM EMEA/Berlin Time · 6 rsvps
    Zoom in Online, Germany

    Information Session for Potential Candidates

    Interested in running for a position in the upcoming DA Germany chapter elections? Learn more about opportunities in your chapter and all you need to know about being a candidate at the Information Session for Potential Candidates on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 3-5pm CET.  We'll be there to answer any of your questions.

    Please RSVP to receive the meeting link. 

  • Monday, January 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 28 rsvps
    Zoom - ONLINE

    proDA Book Club: The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory & the Birth of the People's Economy by Stephanie Kelton

    populist-cover.jpgDate:Monday, January 25, 2021
    Time: 12pm - 1:30pm ET (Washington DC time)
    Book:  The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy by Stephanie Kelton, 2020

    Book Discussion

    All are welcome to attend the January proDA Book Club meeting on January 25, 2021, 12-1:30pm Washington DC (ET) time.  Join us! 

    As an advocate of modern monetary theory, Kelton in The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy offers a radically different, bold, new understanding for how to build a just and prosperous society. This promises to be a lively meeting as the author shifts the terrain from narrow budgetary questions to one of broader economic and social issues and benefits.

    Participants need to know that if there are access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, they should contact co-leaders, John Esteban Rodriguez and Betsy Ettorre (prodabookclub@democratsabroad.org) who will help them with the listed books.

    Learn more about the proDA Book Club.