The GWC Reproductive Justice Team is launching a project to promote voter registration under the theme Reproductive Justice for ALL.
As you certainly know, the rights of all women to choose when and if to start a family are being taken away with over 26 States prohibiting or restricting the right to abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy even in the cases of rape, incest and the mother’s and/or the fetus’ health. Texas has empowered vigilantes to sue everyone and anyone aiding and abetting abortion once the fetal heartbeat can be heard (eg at approximately 6 weeks and before most women know they are pregnant).
We cannot allow this to continue particularly with Roe v Wade in peril and the Women’s Health Protection Act stuck in the Senate.
Our project is a video launch via YouTube. We are asking all DA members to make a short (60 sec) video explaining why the right to abortion is absolutely necessary. If you come from a State where it is practically impossible to obtain an abortion, you can speak about the discrimination against minority and poor women whose lives are in jeopardy and who cannot travel. If you come from “good States” such as MA, CA, NY for example, you can speak to the injustice of access depending upon where you live. Make sure you mention in the video VotefromAbroad.org for expat voter registration and vote.gov for non expat voter registration.
We believe that many of our voters will be motivated to register when we roll out the videos.
Here are a few subjects that you could choose for your video:
- If you live/vote in a country that has “good” reproductive freedom laws, you could refer to the country and the liberal law(s) and how lucky you are to be in that country and how unfair it is for American women LIVING IN THE US who can’t benefit from such laws
- If you live/vote in a US State that has good reproductive freedom laws, see above. And you can say that living in a “bad” State is discriminatory since women in “good “US States have rights that you are denied.
- You can share a personal experience. You don’t have to use your name or even mention where you live. The videos will be anonymous unless you do give details.
- You can make a statement about women should have the right to control their bodies. Period. There is no justification for the government to decide when, how or even if women should have children.
If you can’t think of anything to say but still want to make a video, feel free to contact Salli at [email protected]. She will set up a call and walk you through some ideas and we can help you make the video.
Here is a link on how to make a video:
For more information, visit our blog space here:
All videos should be sent to Salli Swartz at [email protected]
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN
Disclaimer: By submitting your video, you grant to Democrats Abroad a nonexclusive rights to use your video and your image only for the 2022 GWC Reproductive Justice Get Out the Vote video project.
You therefore hereby waive all rights to any claims arising out of or in connection with Democrats Abroad GWC’s use of your video and image in connection with the 2022 Reproductive Justice video project.
Come celebrate the Nov 8 results with your friends in Nagoya!
- Sat. Dec. 3rd, 6 PM: Dinner at Midtown BBQ
- WHERE: Midtown BBQ Nagoya
- Venue location https://www.midtown-bbq.com/
- WHO: All nationalities welcome (just like in America, kind of!)
*This event is organized by Democrats Abroad Japan-Tokai
Contact us for more info or if you have any questions => [email protected]
This month, we will be reading 'The Lincoln Highway' by Amor Towles."The Lincoln Highway is a joyride. Amor Towles' new Great American Road Novel tails four boys — three 18-year-olds who met in a juvenile reformatory, plus a brainy 8-year-old — as they set out from Nebraska in June, 1954, in an old Studebaker in pursuit of a better future. If this book were set today, their constant detours and U-turns would send GPS into paroxysms of navigational recalculations. But hitch onto this delightful tour de force and you'll be pulled straight through to the end, helpless against the inventive exuberance of Towles' storytelling."All readers are welcome. RSVP to receive the meeting information - we will be meeting on Zoom.
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Join us to celebrate our victories, analyze our losses, and discuss how we can build more progressive momentum in 2023 and beyond.
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This year will mark our 3rd time participating in a U.S. Army-wide Military Appreciation Cookie Drive. The past two years we were able to provide cookies to the 18 full time military members in Dülmen. The decorative cookie tins/boxes have been a highlight for the young military men and women serving here in Germany. Separated from family and friends, these young military security forces work in Dülmen and do not have the benefits often associated with larger bases. The giving cookies is just a “touch of home” they need. Please consider participating by baking at least 2 dozen of your favorite holiday recipe. We will be collecting cookies between December 4 and 5. The evening of December 5, all who want to help put the cookie boxes together will meet at Deanna and Chris’s home. Please arrive no later than 1800. We need enough cookies to fill up 18 tins. The tins have already been purchased and await your cookies! Please sign up so that we know how many of you will participate (RSVP here or complete this Google form).
This year, we also have the pleasure of attending the Tree Lighting Ceremony at the base in Dülmen! The ceremony will include hot chocolate and cider at the Dülmen Tower Barracks at 1800 on December 6. Everyone is invited but we need to know in advance who will show up and please bring a copy of your passport (U.S.). Chris Howe will get everyone signed into the base for this unprecedented open door to civilians. All who wish to attend should arrive no later than 1730 so the sign-in process can be completed prior to the Christmas Tree lighting. We will present our cookie tins to the Military at this time. Once again, you can RSVP to this event by completing the form above.
Thanks to all of your who have participated in the past two years and for those of you willing to share your time and cooking skills this year!
Join Democrats Abroad Saxony at Leipzig's beautiful Christmas Market on Monday, December 5, starting at 7:00 p.m. Come by to share a glass of Glühwein and get in the holiday spirit with fellow Americans. Please RSVP to let us know you'll be there!
Join Democrats Abroad Paris once a month as we meet up in central Paris to WALK & TALK, and explore our glorious city by foot. Our destination varies each time we meet, and often ends with lunch (optional, as folks have time and interest). Come meet your fellow Democrat Abroad in Paris — and get your 10,000 steps in! All are welcome. This event is FREE.
We meet every first Tuesday of the month at 10:30A across from the Pont Sully on the right bank, in front of the LCL Bank (2 Blvd. Henri IV, the corner of Blvd Henri IV and Quai Henri IV), in the 4th arrondissement. By metro: Sully Morland exit on Line 7, or Bastille exit Line 1, 5, 8.
Democrats Abroad Denmark invites you to join us for our last First Tuesday of 2022 on December 6th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at The Midwestern Diner AT ITS NEW LOCATION (Kultorvet 15, 1175 Copenhagen). We’ll celebrate both the holiday season with a Holiday Cookie Exchange and the Georgia Runoff with a complimentary slice of pie, courtesy of DA Denmark. Please RSVP below. We’d really appreciate it if you’d fill out this short questionnaire to help us organize. And don't forget to let the Midwestern Diner know you're coming! Reserve your spot at https://midwestern.dk/reservations/.
Join your fellow Democrats Abroad members and friends for our annual holiday get together!
This year we'll be at the Altes AKH Christmas Market in the 9th district to enjoy some holiday cheer and democratic discussion. Look for us eating Buchteln and drinking Punsch at Vollpension's stand at the market!
We look forward to seeing you there! Please call if you can't find us.
Public transport to the Altes AKH: Subway: U2 Schottentor and tram 43 or 44 to Lange Gasse stop; Tram: 5, 33, 43 und 44 to Lange Gasse stop; Bus: 13A to Skodagasse
Our December 2022 book is Imagine You Are An Aluminum Atom: Discussions With Mr. Aluminum by Christopher Exley, PhD, FRSB. From Amazon:
Through a series of easy-reading entries written for non-scientists, Exley will educate readers about his lifelong scientific passion: aluminum. In scientific circles, aluminum—in relation to human health specifically—has gone the way of the dinosaurs (though, unlike dinosaurs, there has not yet been a popular revival!). Yet aluminum is also the greatest untold story of science.
Please join us even if you haven't read the book!
Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.
December's meeting will take place on Zoom and in-person in Geneva; RSVP or send an email to Sam to receive the meeting details. If you aren't already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, you can send an email to Sam letting him know you'd like to be added.