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  • @TXblitz tweeted link to May 2022 Global Meeting. 2022-04-06 09:47:55 -0400

    May 2022 Global Meeting

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    Democrats Abroad will hold our 2022 Global Meeting online. The meeting will be held across the weekend of May 21-22.

    Connection details will be emailed to all Democrats Abroad member RSVP's closer to the meeting date.

     
    Democrats Abroad Global Meetings are possible thanks to participant donations. You will be redirected to the donation page after you RSVP.

     Day One Agenda  Day Two Agenda
    Democrats Abroad Resolutions Democrats Abroad Charter Amendments

    To RSVP, click HERE to navigate to the bottom of this page

    NOTICE: This meeting will be recorded, including audio, video, and any materials exchanged or viewed during the session.


    Agenda (Subject to Change)

    Saturday, May 21      

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    Time (US Eastern)

    Activity

    3:30am 

    WebEx Opens/Check-In

    4:00am

    Meeting Begins, Roll Call

    4:15am

    Opening Remarks

    4:25am

    Adoption of Meeting Rules

    4:40am

    Approval of Minutes from May and August 2021 Global Meetings 

    4:50am

    International Chair’s Report

    5:05am

    International Treasurer’s Report

    5:20am

    Confirmation of International Treasurer

    5:40am

    Confirmation of DA Caribbean Islands

    6:00am

    Break

    6:15am

    DA’s Task Forces: What They Are, What They’re Doing, and How You Can Help

    7:00am

    DA’s Caucuses: What They Are, What They’re Doing, and How You Can Help

    7:45am

    Break / Guest Speaker DNC Deputy Executive Director Roger Lau

    8:00am

    The Nuts & Bolts of Voting From Abroad

    8:30am

    Overview: Global GOTV Strategy and Resources for 2022

    8:45am

    Battleground State Teams

    9:15am

    Break / Guest Speaker DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison

    9:30am

    Panel on GOTV Best Practices

    10:00am

    Reaching and Helping Voters in 2022

    11:00am

    Break / Guest Speaker US Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

    11:15am

    Fundraising in 2022: The Pitch, Nuts and Bolts, and Best Practices 

    11:45am

    Closing Remarks for Day One

    12:00pm

    End of Day One

     
    Sunday, May 22

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    Time (US Eastern)

    Activity

    3:30am 

    WebEx Opens/Check-In

    4:00am

    Meeting Reconvenes, Roll Call

    4:15am

    Rebranding Overview: New DA Logo, DA Website Redesign, and VFA Website Redesign

    5:15am

    Membership Engagement: Volunteer Pathways in 2022 

    5:45am

    Break

    6:00am

    Resolutions

    7:30am

    Break 

    7:45am

    Charter Amendments

    9:15am

    Break / Guest Speakers Former Congressman Tony Coehlo and DNC Disability Caucus Chair Kerri Evelyne Harris 

    9:30am

    Charter Amendments (cont.)

    10:45am

    Closing Remarks for Day Two

    11:00am

    End of Day Two, Meeting Adjourns

     

    Democrats Abroad Resolutions

    The DPCA will consider resolutions submitted by its members at the Global Meeting. Resolutions can pertain to matters of internal governance, DA's advocacy of policies, or memorializing leaders who have recently passed away. The texts of resolutions for this meeting are available as a PDF using this link. These texts are the result of a lengthy process of discussion and revisions, with all changes requiring the consent of the primary sponsors. During the meeting, a resolution may be passed, amended, rejected, or not considered due to parliamentary decisions.


    Any DA member is welcome to use a form to be recognized as a co-sponsor of an individual resolution. If you'd like to be listed publicly by name and country of residence as a co-sponsor of a particular resolution, please use the following link to complete the form: https://forms.gle/6nW1vz61RmKADVgT7  This form will close 24 hours before the meeting's start.


    Democrats Abroad Charter Amendments

    Proposed amendments to Democrats Abroad’s Charter can be found here.

     

    Click Here to donate in support of the Global Meeting and DA's GOTV activities.

    Click Here to donate to the Democrats Abroad Travel Fund.

     

    WHEN
    May 21, 2022 at 4:00am - May 23, 2022 at 4:00am
    WHERE
    WebEx
    Washington, DC
    United States
    Google map and directions
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  • donated 2022-02-06 11:21:05 -0500

    Help DA Update Its Website!

    $19,831.88 raised
    GOAL: $30,000.00

    Having a strong digital presence will be more important than ever for finding and mobilizing voters abroad for critical races in 2022. That’s why Democrats Abroad has prioritized redesigning its website (www.democratsabroad.org) in Spring 2022.

    At the top of the to-do list is making our website more engaging, accessible, and user-friendly -- something we know needs to be done, but which comes with a price tag of $30,000. Please help us in this longer-term investment so that we can better attract and support our online visitors -- and in turn convert site visits into activism and votes.

    If you are unable to contribute online, send us a US Dollar check with this form to the following address.

    Democrats Abroad
    PO Box 15130
    Washington DC 20003
    USA

    Thank you for your support!

    Online credit card contributions made to Democrats Abroad are secure, encrypted transactions made via Stripe.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

     

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  • published At Last! It's time to get together! in News 2021-11-11 15:50:52 -0500

    At Last! It's time to get together!

    For Democrats Abroad Ecuador, it’s finally time for us to come together. The turnout of overseas voters will be particularly critical in the midterms, and the time to start organizing is rapidly approaching.

    So please join us for an opportunity to socialize with other Democrats in Cuenca, hear our plans for 2022, and be updated on news from DA Global. Safety protocols will be observed.

    And the exciting news: Our 2022 calendars. featuring the winners of our photo contest, will be available for sale at the event. The money we raise will help us get out the vote in 2022!

    If you are not in Cuenca and want to host an event or have information about calendars, contact us at [email protected]

    For updates and further information about calendar sales, see our Facebook page at Democrats Abroad Ecuador.

    Tuesday, November 16th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM, Free, Fabiano’s Zona Rosa location (below Common Grounds) Gran Colombia and Unidad National, Cuenca.

    Democrats Abroad Ecuador: [email protected]


  • published Photo Contest Winners in News 2021-09-13 10:43:27 -0400

  • published REQUEST YOUR BALLOT & VOTE 2020 in News 2020-08-06 17:01:22 -0400

    REQUEST YOUR BALLOT & VOTE 2020

    U.S. CITIZENS: NEED TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER?
    We all know that this will be the most important election of our lifetimes. We MUST vote, no matter how difficult.
    Democrats Abroad is here to help in any way we can.
    If you have not yet registered and requested your ballot by e-mail, it is important that you do it now to ensure your right to vote, even in these difficult times.
    There are several things you can do:
    **Our new self-registration software is easy to use. Just go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the instructions. Anyone who will be 18 by November 3, 2020 can register and request their ballot be e-mailed.
    **If you need assistance or someone to walk you through the process, let us know.
    **A few States require an actual signature to be mailed. We can help with that.
    **Or, if your signature needs to be scanned into the registration form and you don't have a printer or scanner, we can meet with you (by appointment) in a safe, masked, socially distant environment and take care of it for you.
    Just contact us at [email protected] and our team members will be glad to assist you.
    Voting has never been so important.
    To make a donation, however small, to help with our Get Out the Vote efforts, go to

  • VOTING SERVICES RETURNED TO CONSULATES

    Americans abroad can once again use their embassies to send ballots and voting material back to the US, thanks to Senator Tim Kaine and a Democrats Abroad webinar call.

    On May 8th, Democrats Abroad was honored to speak with Senator Tim Kaine on a zoom call. During the course of the call, one of our members from Kazakhstan noted that they were no longer able to use their consulate to send in their ballot. We asked the Senator about this issue, and he immediately suggested that we should work on a remedy together. We got in touch immediately and are delighted to share the following message from Senator Kaine with all DA members worldwide:

    We’re happy to report back that after some persistent engagement over the last few weeks, the State Department has agreed to revise its guidelines and will now provide voting assistance services during Phase I of its reopening plan. It is our understanding that most State facilities are shifting into Phase I within the week. 

    Under State’s “Diplomacy Strong” reopening plan, Phase 0 (pandemic-driven skeleton staffing) permitted only life-or-death services and emergency repatriations. Phase I permits resumption of contact-free mission critical services and partial re-staffing. Voting assistance was previously categorized as a non-essential service for Phase II, which some locations may not move to for several weeks or even months.  However, as we pointed out, the ability to vote certainly meets the definition of mission critical in an election year, and the standard use of secure ballot collection boxes does not require any face-to-face contact.

    State advised all embassies and consulates of this change on June 4. At our further recommendation, State also directed embassies and consulates to message out their current ballot acceptance policies to all U.S. citizens in their districts, and to continuously provide updates if their local policy changes.

    There may still be some locations where voting assistance services will not be possible in the short term due to external issues (such as local movement restrictions limiting access to the embassy, or airport closures preventing international diplomatic pouch shipments). However, at minimum Americans at those locations will now know in advance if they need to make alternate arrangements.

    Thank you again for flagging this for us, and please do keep us posted if you hear anything further from Democrats Abroad’s members.

    Democrats Abroad would like to send a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Senator Kaine for his assistance on this important issue. The voting process is a sacred right for all American citizens, no matter which country they call home. Our members are grateful that our voices and concerns will be heard and that they will be addressed as befitting our status as citizens of the United States of America.


  • published VOTING FROM ABROAD in News 2019-09-07 22:12:56 -0400

    VOTING FROM ABROAD

    Democrats Abroad Ecuador holds voter registration events Tuesday and Friday of the month. Come learn how to vote from abroad and meet fellow Democrats. We will discuss common questions such as:

               * What is the process to vote as a US citizen living abroad?

               * Can I vote in the primaries as an overseas voter?

               * I want to vote in the 2020 elections--What should I do now?

               * I'm already a registered voter and/or my state always sends my blank ballot. Why should I send in the FPCA form?

    Our registration events are held in Cuenca at Café de Ñucallacta II, Av. 3 de Noviembr (Plaza Otorongo) from 12 PM to3 PM

    http://www.google.com/maps/place/Otorongo,+Cuenca/@-2.8979764,-79.0132749,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x91cd180e867aec57:0xdf6e29e566c67b30!8m2!3d-2.8979818!4d-79.0110862?hl=en

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  • published IS YOUR VOTE DEPENDENT ON THE POSTAL SERVICE? in News 2019-09-07 19:21:29 -0400

    IS YOUR VOTE DEPENDENT ON THE POSTAL SERVICE?

    Does your state accept elections materials using alternatives to postal mail, such as email, online upload, or fax? Or is postal mail mandated?

    I. States restricting transmission to postal mail for

    a. Voter Registration (FPCA)

    1. Alabama
    2. Florida
    3. Idaho
    4. Oregon
    5. South Dakota
    6. West Virginia
    7. Wisconsin
    8. Wyoming

    b. Ballot Request (FPCA)

    1. Alabama
    2. Wyoming – if originally registered with FPCA

    May submit FPCA by email or fax, but must mail form too:

    1. Arkansas
    2. Connecticut
    3. New Jersey
    4. New York
    5. Rhode Island

    c. Voted Ballot Return 🗳

    1. Arkansas
    2. Connecticut
    3. Georgia
    4. Idaho
    5. Illinois
    6. Iowa *email/fax only in "hostile zone"
    7. Kentucky
    8. Maryland
    9. Michigan
    10. Minnesota
    11. Missouri *email/fax only in "hostile zone"
    12. New Hampshire
    13. New York
    14. Ohio
    15. Pennsylvania
    16. South Dakota
    17. Tennessee
    18. Texas *fax only in "hostile zone"
    19. Vermont
    20. Virginia
    21. Wisconsin
    22. Wyoming

    May return by email or fax, but must mail marked ballot too:

    1. New Jersey

    II. States offering electronic options (email, online access, fax) to

    a. Deliver Blank Ballot to Voter

    Every state will send absentee ballot electronically to voters abroad if preference to receive voting materials by "Email or online" or "Fax" is indicated on Ballot Request form (FPCA).

    b. Return Voted Ballot 🗳

    1. Alabama – return using online upload of ballot if choosing to received voting materials by "Email or online."
    2. Alaska – return by fax if choosing to received voting materials by "Email or online" or "Fax."
    3. Arizona
    4. California – return by fax
    5. Colorado – vote online at ballotreturn.sos.colorado.gov
    6. Delaware
    7. District of Columbia
    8. Florida – return by fax
    9. Hawaii
    10. Indiana
    11. Louisiana – return by fax with prior arrangement by LEO
    12. Kansas
    13. Maine
    14. Massachusetts
    15. Mississippi
    16. Montana – vote online at www.vote4montana.us
    17. Nebraska – return by email or fax with prior arrangement by LEO
    18. Nevada
    19. New Mexico
    20. North Carolina
    21. North Dakota
    22. Oklahoma – return by fax
    23. Oregon
    24. Rhode Island – check with your election official to return by email or fax
    25. South Carolina
    26. Utah
    27. Washington
    28. West Virginia
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