You can vote in the November elections! Just go to votefromabroad.org to register and/or request your ballot, or RSVP below for a virtual tutorial to help you request your ballot for 2020. Join us and we will answer any questions you have about voting!
Are you having trouble registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot, or voting a primary ballot? Do you just have a question?
Democrats Abroad is holding online voter assistance all day every Sunday until November. Since it's so hard to meet in person these days, DA has found the next best way to match volunteers with voters. Log on to our zoom meeting any time of the day on Sunday and take advantage of individualized voter assistance with trained volunteers who live around the world. Click on the date at the bottom of this page to get the meeting link: https://www.democratsabroad.org/global_voter_assistance
Did you know every eligible American living abroad can vote in U.S. elections this year?
Do you have questions about how to vote? Click the chat bubble at the bottom of this screen and we'll help you find the answers.
Join us August 30th, or any Sunday till November from midnight to midnight Eastern time to talk to a volunteer LIVE on Zoom about questions you have about voting from abroad.
More information: The easiest way to request your ballot is at VoteFromAbroad.org. It takes just a few minutes to complete your form and send it in to the US state where you last lived. If you've never voted from abroad, the website will guide you step by step. In most cases it’s pretty simple. But if you’re new to overseas voting, or if you haven’t done it in a while, you may have additional questions. That’s why we’ll be here every Sunday until election day to help.
If you can’t make it any Sunday, you can always email us at email@example.com or send in your question through our online help bubble, and a volunteer will get back to you promptly.
We'll be live on Zoom from midnight to midnight this Sunday to answer any questions you may have about requesting your ballot through votefromabroad.org and returning it to your Local Election Office.
Use these details to log in to the help desk on Sunday:
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/91090344003
Meeting number: 910 9034 4003
Do you live in Germany and get May 1st off for Labor day? Why does the US celebrate Labor day on September 1st? Join us for some pop quiz fun as we relax before this election.
Join us for Pizza in the Park! A fundraiser for Democrats Abroad Switzerland, hosted by Anne-Shelton Aaron, Peter Butterfield, and Laura Messenger.
Join your hosts and fellow Democrats for a welcome back from holidays and a kickoff to the final push for getting out the vote and changing our leadership in Washington! Delicious pizza and soft drinks served in a beautiful outdoor setting by the lake. COVID precautions will be observed. Bring your face mask, something to sit on, and a bottle of your favorite tipple if you desire.
All proceeds from this event will be used to get out the word to Americans in Switzerland of their voting rights!
Voter registration/ballot request forms and information will be available too!
CHF 30 minimum donation, includes pizza and soft drinks
Parc Mon Repos, on the Geneva lakeshore near the World Trade Organization. We’ll send you more specific instructions on how to find us closer to the date.
Help Get Out The Vote (GOTV) in 2020
Are you an American living abroad and want to help register voters that live abroad?
Drop in for one of our voter trainings and learn how easy it is help get out the vote wherever you are around the world!
Event length will vary based on factors but average session 1-2hrs
Hosted by DA UK: 3pm BST (10am Eastern)
Here is a handy website to convert the time to where you are in the world.
Online via zoom
Join the Global Black Caucus in a Q&A with award-winning television producer, public speaker, author, peace advocate, and former violent extremist Christian Picciolini.
After leaving the hate movement he helped create during the 1980s and 90s, he began the painstaking process of making amends and rebuilding his life. Christian went on to earn a degree in international relations from DePaul University and launched Goldmill Group, a counter-extremism consulting and digital media firm.
In 2016, he won an Emmy Award for producing an anti-hate advertising campaign aimed at helping people disengage from extremism.
Since leaving the white-power movement, Christian has dedicated his life to helping others overcome their own hate. He now leads the Free Radicals Project, a global extremism prevention and disengagement network. He has spoken all over the world, including the TED stage, and shares his unique and extensive knowledge, teaching all who are willing to learn about building greater peace through empathy and compassion.
Christian chronicles his involvement and exit from the early American white-supremacist skinhead movement in his memoir, WHITE AMERICAN YOUTH. He showcases his disengagement work in a second book, BREAKING HATE: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism, published in February 2020 by Hachette Books, as well as the MSNBC documentary series of the same name.
To Purchase Books Wholesale:
Breaking Hate by Christian Picciolini (2020, nonfiction):
White American Youth by Christian Picciolini (2018, memoir/nonfiction):
August 30 at 4 pm CEST
Event Start Times
Location Local Start Time Vancouver, Canada 07:00 PDT Washington DC, USA 10:00 EDT London, United Kingdom 15:00 BST Paris, France 16:00 CEST Athens, Greece 17:00 EEST Dubai, United Arab Emirates 18:00 GST Bangkok, Thailand 21:00 ICT Beijing, China 22:00 CST Melbourne, Australia 00:00 AEST August 31
Americans living abroad must request their absentee ballot every election year to vote. Come by Honey Bear any Monday morning from now through October to get it all sorted. If you are having trouble or need a little motivation to get it done, Meghan can give you a hand. Additionally, if you are looking for ways to get involved in protecting the vote or any of our other initiatives or caucuses- drop by to chat with Meg!
Start your week off right (hopefully left) with some coffee and a little democratic participation!
Monday, August 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET (Washington DC) time
Zoom Book Discussion - Open to All
Bigger Than Bernie: How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism - Book Discussion
All are welcome to attend the August proDA Book Club meeting on August 31st, 12-1:30pm Washington DC (ET) time. Join us! We had a lively first meeting and look forward to continuing with this “progressive” enthusiasm. We will be discussing Bigger Than Bernie: How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism by Micah Uetricht & Meagan Day, 2020, a relevant book to discuss for our caucus as well as for the coming presidential election. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will help them with the listed books. Learn more about the proDA Book Club.
For September, we will be reading and discussing Utopia for Realists: The Case for a Universal Basic Income, Open Borders, and a 15-Hour Workweek by Rutger Bregman. This was originally written as a series of articles in Dutch for the virtual journal De Correspondent and has since been compiled and translated into several languages. It offers a critical proposal that it claims is a practical approach to reconstructing modern society to promote a more productive and equitable life.
Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.
In mid-August, Sam will distribute a poll to see if people want to meet in person or on Zoom, and whether this will make a difference to you attending. Send him an email if you would like to be included.