We all get dozens of emails each week from organizations, candidates and groups asking for money - so how do you decide where to donate for greatest impact? Did you know that unlike $ given to other organizations, your donation to Democrats Abroad goes 100% to getting out the overseas vote? As a completely volunteer organization, DA has virtually no overhead or other operational expenses to cover, meaning you really do get more bang for your buck when you donate to your local chapter, country committee or Democrats Abroad global.
Jeffrey Nadison, global coordinator of fundraising, will explain the importance of donations, where the money goes and how we can contribute to this important initiative. Bring your questions!
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
18.00 Paris, 9:00 Vancouver, 11:00 am Mexico City, noon Toronto
An introduction to principles and practices in data protection.
Participants must have a Confidentiality Agreement on file
There will be a walk through of our processes and some background on GDPR in Democrats Abroad, followed by a general Q&A session for you to ask any questions you may have.
It's recommended to have looked at the GDPR Guide & Workbook and taken the self-correcting test at least once.
Please note: It’s essential to RSVP to receive the WEBEX link and other details
According to the 2020 U.S. Census, the Asian population is the fastest-growing racial and ethnic group in the U.S.
The impact of this large group was evident following the 2020 November election with much analysis pointing to the strategic and important role played by Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters. During the Georgia run-off election, both the Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff campaigns had organizers focused specifically on the AAPI vote in Georgia. Looking ahead to the 2022 midterms, it will continue to be critical to get AAPI voters to turn-out. But what do we know about this voting group? What challenges do we face and how do we help get out the vote among the AAPI community in 2022?
Join the Democrats Abroad AAPI Caucus to hear from Christine Chen, co-Founder and Executive Director of Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote). Christine and her team at APIAVote conduct a bi-annual survey on Asian American voters, which provides important information about voting behaviors and opinions. Hear about the findings from their 2020 voter survey and what trends they have noticed over time, as well as the AAPI vote overseas.
Following the discussion with Christine, there will be time to discuss as a group how we can get out the vote among AAPI voters living overseas. All will be welcome to participate and to contribute to developing the AAPI Caucus’ Get Out the Vote plan.
Understanding the diverse AAPI voting population, including barriers and challenges to voting, will be crucial as we move into the 2022 midterms, not just to mobilize voters in the U.S., but also AAPI voters living abroad. RSVP to learn more about activating AAPI voters and how you can support the work of the Democrats Abroad AAPI Caucus.
Seoul, Korea 1:00pm (13 Nov 2021) Berlin, Germany 5:00am London, UK 4:00am Washington, D.C. 11:00pm (12 Nov 2021) Vancouver, Canada 8:00pm (12 Nov 2021)
Ben Wikler has been the Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin since 2019. In his work, most recently for the progressive group MoveOn.org, Ben has played a leadership role in some of the most critical political fights of recent years—from the successful battle to save the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid, to the defense of Dreamers, immigrants, and refugees, to the rise of the Blue Wave of 2018. While working across the country, Ben has always stayed connected to his Wisconsin roots, recently working to help elect the Evers/Barnes ticket and sounding the alarm about the GOP power grab after their victory. Now the Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, he believes we can supercharge grassroots energy in every part of Wisconsin to fight for our progressive agenda, and secure Democratic victories all the way up and down the ticket for years to come. Chair Wikler will speak to us about how Democrats and Wisconsinites Abroad can help these efforts! Join us on Saturday, November 13th (time zones below), to find out how.
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TIME LOCATION 11:00 Madison WI, USA 12:00 Washington DC, USA 18:00 Berlin, DE 1:00 (Sunday) Beijing, CN
Ways to stay Connected
Know any Wisconsinites, or people with ties to the Badger state? Please share this with them! Wherever you are in the world, democracy starts at home. Here are some quick ways to stay up-to-date on the newest developments and find out how you can get involved.
Join Democrats Abroad Zürich members for our monthly meeting! We are currently holding our meetings via Zoom. All members are welcome to join our meetings. We will spend the first half of the meeting discussing current events or whatever issues are on our minds. The second part of the meeting will be to discuss upcoming events.
Can't make it this month? We have planning meetings every month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Zurich Chapter Chair, Zachary Bailey, at [email protected].
Please join us for this informative discussion on a topic that affects all Americans living abroad.
Carmelan Polce from the DA Taxation Task Force will be speaking on “DA Expat Tax Advocacy: What Are We Fighting For in 2021.”
Americans living abroad need action from Congress to eliminate double taxation, remove barriers to banking, saving and investing, and simplify tax filing from abroad. Democrats Abroad has been talking to Congress for many years about a switch to Residency Based Taxation (RBT). Americans abroad won’t be taxed fairly and on a par with the rest of the world until we have RBT. We have not as yet persuaded Congress to enact RBT but we continue to work towards that outcome.
In the meantime, we cannot let this critical year for ground-breaking, progressive legislation finish without achieving some practical, consequential tax relief for Americans abroad. Come hear about the work the Tax Task Force is doing to persuade Congress to include tax relief for Americans abroad in 2021 legislation. You can also read about the work on this posting on the democratsabroad.org/taxation page of the DA website entitled "WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR IN 2021."
Please RSVP for the Zoom link.
DA Australia/New Zealand Tax Advocacy Webinar: What Is DA Fighting For in 2021 - Tue 16 Nov 2am US ET
In this ground-breaking year for progressive legislation Democrats Abroad is working hard to achieve consequential tax reform for Americans abroad. Come hear from DA Taxation Task Force Chair Carmelan Polce about the work the Tax Task Force is doing to persuade Congress to include tax relief for Americans abroad in 2021 legislation.
Congressional work on tax legislation in 2021 - state of play
DA Tax Reform Recommendations
DA Strategy for Achieve Tax Relief for Americans Abroad in 2021
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Democrats Abroad is back for our November member social! Come meet friendly fellow Democrats and grab some snacks and beverages while chatting about politics, memories of home, or anything else that's on your mind. All welcome!
Little Big House (https://www.littlebighouse.com.au/) is a bar and restaurant housed within a heritage-listed Queenslander in plain view from the platform of the South Bank train station. It is in easy reach of the ferry, and has ample nearby parking. Look for us in the outdoor verandah seating area, we'll have some USA swag to identify us. Please dress appropriately for outdoor seating and don't forget your mask!
This month, we will be reading 'This Is The Fire' by Don Lemon.''A soaring examination of the causes of racist violence and injustice past and present ''All readers are welcome. RSVP to receive the meeting information - depending on the current COVID situation, we will either meet on Zoom or in person.
Join us at the new Hanne Café in Tomar’s historic district for conversation with your fellow Americans (and we encourage you to have lunch to support this emerging business!). After lunch, DA Portugal super-volunteer Caryl Hallberg has arranged a short guided walking tour, around one hour, of historic Tomar. The tour will be guided by Sylvia and Peter, the founders of “Knights Templar Tours” of Tomar. Sylvia, a medieval historian, will give you insight into the history of Tomar and the fascinating Knights Templar.
Cost: Buy your own lunch or refreshments. Tour is free.
Please RSVP by November 15. Space is limited to 15 people.