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  • rsvped for Jaime Harrison Call 2020-08-09 09:03:31 -0400

    Jaime Harrison Speaks to Democrats Abroad

    Jaime HarrisonJoin Jaime Harrison as he speaks to Democrats Abroad on Friday, August 14th at 1:00pm Eastern time about his US senate run against Lindsay Graham in South Carolina. Jaime will answer questions and share information about his stance on important policy issues and the state of the race.

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    About our speaker: Jaime Harrison was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina and raised by his mother and grandparents. He received a scholarship to Yale University, where he majored in political science. After graduating from Yale in 1998, Harrison worked as a teacher for a year at his former high school in SC before earning his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2004. 

    Harrison became involved in politics by working for US Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) as director of floor operations while Clyburn was the Majority Whip. He went on to serve as executive director of the House Democratic Caucus, and also served as Chair of the SC Democratic Party for four years, the first African American to serve in this role in SC. He is currently an associate chair and counselor of the Democratic National Committee.

    Ticket cost: While there is no donation requirement to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $20.20 - or more - to help support outreach to thousands of potential voters!  Even if you can't join the call, you can show your support by clicking HERE to make a donation. Please help get out the vote around the world in this crucial election year. 

    When: Friday, August 14, 2020, 1:00 PM Eastern time (Washington, DC time). 
    Where: Zoom Call (RSVP below to receive the link)

    WHEN
    August 14, 2020 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Zoom - online call
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  • 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 info-ecuador@democratsabroad.org 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.


  • donated 2020-06-09 10:02:23 -0400

    Join Howard Dean and

    Support Democrats Abroad's Global Campaign to

    "Get Out the Vote"

    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States. Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 
    We are phoning members, running social media ads, and mailing potential voters in order to win in November.
    And our Get Out the Vote campaigns work. In 2016, the number of Americans abroad who voted was 50% higher than in 2012 and in 2018, the number of voters tripled compared to 2014.
    We CAN make the difference, but we need YOUR help. Please make a donation today to fund our Global Get Out the Vote campaign.

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    Donations are to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.
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  • donated 2020-05-23 15:20:39 -0400

    Join Robert Reich and

    Support Democrats Abroad's Campaign to

    "Call the World"

    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States, Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 

     

    DA members from across the globe will be calling voters to secure their ballots but they need your help: giving today guarantees that we have the resources we need to win at the state level, take back the Senate, and remove Donald Trump in 2020. Give today!

     

    Any questions about Democrats Abroad Call the World, please contact calltheworld@democratsabroad.org

     

    Donations are to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

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  • donated 2020-05-17 13:07:33 -0400

    Make a donation using the form on the left or join our sustaining donors Margin of Victory Club.

    Are you interested in joining the Democrats Abroad Margin of Victory Club and making a monthly donation? Would you like to use Paypal to make a donation? Contribute to Democrats Abroad through ActBlue

    Every dollar you give supports our work to elect Democrats who will fight - AND FIGHT BACK - to make a better life for ALL Americans.   Join us by making a donation today.

    Julia Bryan, Chair - Democrats Abroad

    We need Democrats like you to commit to Democrats Abroad - your Democratic Party for overseas Americans. Contribute to Democrats Abroad today and help us fight back against the Trump agenda, register Americans all over the world for the crucial 2020 elections, reach out on issues that concern you and build a brighter future for our country and the world. With your help, we can make the difference. We did it all over the country in 2018! And we will make the difference in 2020!

    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!

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    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

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  • 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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  • donated 2019-05-10 14:04:50 -0400

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