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Come join us for our monthly meetup! All members are welcome. Find out what we've been up to in June and what we're looking forward to in July. Enjoy some camaraderie with your fellow Democrats!WHENJune 28, 2021 at 7:30pmWHEREOnline
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We invite you to join us virtually at the 2021 1st Pan-African Juneteenth Celebration to celebrate Juneteenth and to galvanize support to address human and civil rights issues including equal rights, voter suppression, policing, and racial justice. The Juneteenth celebration will be curated by multiple international African diasporic and Democratic Party organizations.
The celebration is particularly poignant as many attendees, African and American, have never celebrated Juneteenth. The 1st Pan-African Juneteenth is a unique opportunity to:
1) Address the inequalities and social challenges still prevalent in many countries due to lack of police oversight, poor governance, gender bias, etc.
2) Strengthen the bridge between Africans and African-Americans by recognizing the emancipation of enslaved Africans and the ongoing journey for equal rights
The participating diaspora organizations and their hosting countries include: South Africa-Global Diaspora Connect, Kenya- Still We Rise, Ghana-African American Association of Ghana, Zambia-Zambia Diaspora Community, Tanzania-Tanzania Diaspora Community.
The Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus and the Democrats Abroad South Africa are auxiliaries of the Democrats Abroad, the official Democratic Party arm for the 9 million Americans living outside the United States.
RSVP to receive the Zoom link.WHENJune 19, 2021 at 4pmWHEREOnline
Please join Democrats Abroad Toulouse on Saturday, June 19th to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bessie Coleman becoming a pilot in France. She was the first woman of color to earn her pilot's license, truly a milestone in history!
The event will be moderated by Beatrice Monthioux, DA Toulouse Member-at-Large
Speakers will include:
- Christine Debouzy - President of the French Association of Women Pilots
- Coline Béry - Specialist on Adrienne Bolland, aviatrix who did the same type of training before Coleman
- Olivier Sarrazain - Director of the documentary film "Bessie Coleman Première Aviatrice Noire"
- Françoise Sockeel - Of the Aeroclub of Abbeyville in the region where Coleman trained
The event will take place via Zoom. Please RSVP to receive a link for joining the event.
Juneteenth festivities continue with a different event hosted by the Global Black Caucus from 6pm to midnight CET where there will be music, poetry and art. Please click here for more details and to RSVP for the particular event.WHENJune 19, 2021 at 4pmWHEREVia Zoom
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SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND KEYNOTES WOMEN’S ECONOMIC FORUM: RESETTING THE U.S. AGENDA FOR WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT
The return to Democratic leadership has reset the U.S. agenda for women across race, sexual orientation, and geography. This moment calls for bold political, social, and economic investments that lead to shared prosperity and equitable recovery for women.
Join U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for an important discussion of what is being done, and what must be done, at the Federal and State level to capitalize on this important moment, and to address the policy perspectives we bring as Democrats Abroad.
Senator from NY since 2009, Gillibrand has led legislative action on numerous issues including sexual assault in the military, child nutrition, childcare for members of the Armed Forces, and parental leave.
Our conversation with the Senator will be followed by a panel of leading experts across several issue areas that impact women’s economic status as documented in the 2020 Democrats Abroad Platform and offer policy remedies that root out biases that shut women out.
The Panel will examine four issues within the Platform that are key to reversing inequalities for women: Intersectionality, Economic Inequality, Social Safety Net, and Sexual Identity Equality. Featured Panelists:
Intersectionality: Why Connecting the Dots Matter in the Fight for Women’s Equality - Dr. Ronda Zelezny-Green, Chief Learning Officer, BRK Ujima
Economic Inequality – Building an Inclusive Economy for the Long Term - Dr. Linda Scott, Emeritus Professor, University Oxford
Social Welfare: Assuring A Baseline of Support and Security for Women - Dr. C. Nicole Mason, president/CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (WPR)
The Economic Case for LGBT Equality - Dr. M. V. Lee Badgett, distinguished scholar, the Williams Institute & Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Forum, sponsored by the Global Women’s Caucus Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative will be presented virtually on Zoom from 3pm-5pm CET. Forum attendees will be invited to join discussion breakout sessions with our panelists at the conclusion of their presentations. This event is open to all DA members, US elected officials, members of academia, and the global expat community.
You won’t want to miss this important exchange with champions of women’s issues.
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Breaking News! On Thursday, June 17, 2021, the President signed into law: S. 475, the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act,” which designates Juneteenth National Independence Day as a legal public holiday.
Come Celebrate Juneteenth with the Global Black Caucus
Juneteenth — also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day — has been a tradition in the United States for more than 150 years. The holiday finds its roots in Texas, where enslaved African-Americans in the city of Galveston were finally informed of their freedom on June 19, 1865, about two and half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863. Participation in Juneteenth celebrations grew throughout the years as descendants continued traditions in Texas and, as African-Americans in the South migrated across the country, Juneteenth celebrations began appearing in different cities.
To commemorate Emancipation Day, the Global Black Caucus has a tradition of celebrating the legacy of resilience and acknowledge the ongoing struggle through marches, prayers, and other remembrances. During gatherings, participants often picnic with traditional soul food dishes, one of the nation’s most identifiable culinary traditions. Red food and drinks are traditional. Here are some recipes if you want to enjoy some traditional Juneteenth food and drinks.
Each June, Juneteenth celebrations across America and the world mark the anniversary of African Americans’ emancipation from enslavement and honor the ratification of the 13th Amendment while also examining the impact that slavery continues to have on America today.
Celebrate our Democracy and Freedom on the First Official Juneteenth! This event will not be on Facebook live.
Join us for a One-Of-A-Kind Event - Non-stop show from 6 pm to midnight!
Our democracy is still imperiled. The fight must continue. Help raise funds for Democrats Abroad Get Out the vote efforts in 2022.
Get a ticket even if you can't attend on 19 June. The event recording will be available for 90 days afterward. This is a global event with performers, many of who are Democrats Abroad Members from around the world.
- Musical performances in all genres from Opera to Rap from entertainers around the world.
- Poetry from our GBC Poet Laureates
- Art exhibition
- Lift Every and Sing Sing-along
- Fascinating historical facts about the holiday
- You can meet and talk with the artists in the VIP area. The first 25 people to sign up for VIP tickets receive a GBC swag bag.
- Segments from Black Caucus Juneteenth events around the world
Don't miss this Global Black Caucus event! Get a Ticket Today!
US Citizens can donate for tickets on this page, see below.WHENJune 19, 2021 at 6pm - June 20, 2021 at 12amWHEREOnline
Angela Fobbs published Remembering the Tulsa Race Massacre - Dig Deeper in News 2021-06-02 07:11:29 -0400
On the morning of May 30, 1921, a young black man named Dick Rowland was riding in the elevator in the Drexel Building at Third and Main with a white woman named Sarah Page. The details of what followed vary from person to person. Accounts of an incident circulated among the city’s white community during the day and became more exaggerated with each telling.
Tulsa police arrested Rowland the following day and began an investigation. An inflammatory report in the May 31 edition of the Tulsa Tribune spurred a confrontation between black and white-armed mobs around the courthouse where the sheriff and his men had barricaded the top floor to protect Rowland. Shots were fired and the outnumbered African Americans began retreating to the Greenwood District.
In the early morning hours of June 1, 1921, Greenwood was looted and burned by white rioters. Governor Robertson declared martial law, and National Guard troops arrived in Tulsa. Guardsmen assisted firemen in putting out fires, took African Americans out of the hands of vigilantes, and imprisoned all black Tulsans not already interned. Over 6,000 people were held at the Convention Hall and the Fairgrounds, some for as long as eight days.
Twenty-four hours after the violence erupted, it ceased. In the wake of the violence, 35 city blocks lay in charred ruins, more than 800 people were treated for injuries and contemporary reports of deaths began at 36. Historians now believe as many as 300 people may have died.
Watch our event commemorating the Tulsa Race Massacre.
Listed below are some resources you can use to learn more about this tragedy and make sure nothing like this happens again.
2021 Global Annual Meeting
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National elections were held online during the 2021 DA Germany Annual General Meeting on March 20, 2021.
2021-2023 Executive Committee
Chair: Kenton Barnes
Vice-Chair: Emily Lines
Secretary: Jennifer von Estorff
Treasurer: Powen Shiah
Chapter Development Coordinator: Matt LeMieux
Communications Coordinator: Kaitlyn Kennedy
Events & Fundraising Coord: Courtney Newman
GOTV Coordinator: Teresa Ritterhoff
Membership/IT Coordinator: Shari Temple
Press Coordinator: Anya Leonhard
DPCA Voting Reps Delegation:
Antar Rashiq Keith
Angela Fobbs published What Do We Want? Equality!- When Do Want it? NOW! in ERA Stories 2021-03-17 13:29:59 -0400
I live in Germany, but I spent most of my life in the country of my birth, the United States of America. In Germany, I have equal rights, and it has improved the quality of my life. It's taken too long for women in America to have equal rights, and it's unfair. When I was a girl, people told me I could be anything I wanted, but it's not true.
Employers can pay women less than men for the same job. The first time I realized I wasn't getting paid as much as a recently hired man, I immediately went to my boss. My boss told me the man had a family and need to make more. My family's needs were the same as his family's. Why is this okay? It is acceptable because women don't have equal rights under the Constitution, so we don't have equal protection under the law. Having women in Congress, as the Vice-President, and in other positions of "power" is a hollow victory if the average woman faces legal discrimination in so many areas of her life.
My mother, my sisters, and I have been waiting all our lives for equality under the law. There is no reason for us to keep us waiting. Equality must be enshrined in our Constitution.
Eighty-four percent of countries, including Afghanistan, Japan, and Tunisia, explicitly guarantee equality in their Constitution. It's about time American women also have equal rights.
Angela Fobbs, Florida voter, living in Germany
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Thanks to everyone who participated in DA's Black History Month.
Angela Fobbs published Georgia US Senate Run-off Election 5 January 2021 in News 2020-11-11 09:43:36 -0500
Elections were held for both of Georgia’s US Senate seats on November 3, 2020. Both of these races are going to Runoff elections, to be held on January 5, 2021, as no candidate received at least 50% of the vote. Democrats need to win both of these seats to have a majority in the Senate so we can have progress in America and the world.
The two races are:
Both US Senate races in Georgia are going to a run-off election on January 5th, 2021. Ballots will not be available until Nov 21, GA has said they would send out ballot even if the recount isn't finished.Here's what you should do:
US Senate: Jon Ossoff (Democrat) versus David Perdue (Republican)
US Senate Special: Raphael Warnock (Democrat) versus Kelly Loeffler (Republican)
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help with our Get Out The Vote efforts and beyond. I know we made a difference in this election. 🥂
There are 13 days until election day.
🗳️ If you haven't requested an absentee ballot yet, there is still time. Go to https://www.votefromabroad.org/ today.
🆘 Have a question or issue with requesting a ballot or sending it back? Visit our online 1-on-1 help on Zoom. It's available Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12-4 pm EDT/6-10 pm CEST, Saturday 2-10 am EDT/8am-4 pm CEST, and ALL DAY on Sunday EDT. Access help at this link: http://qrco.de/bbh0zg
📱 Have you requested a ballot and not received it? Please contact your local election office. You can find the contact information here: https://www.votefromabroad.org/states.
📧 Have you contacted your local election office and received no response? Please email [email protected] and tell them what's going on. They can help you.
🚨 If you haven't received your ballot, you can VOTE NOW using the Backup Ballot–the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)–specifically for overseas voters! Information on how to vote with a FWAB here: https://www.votefromabroad.org/fwab/ Watch a video on how to fill out a FWAB here.
✈️ Need to send your ballot back to the states by postal mail? At this point, consider using a courier service. FedEx Express is offering Americans abroad a discount to send ballots home reliably. US voters living in 10 European countries can now take advantage of a special rate for overnight return of their absentee ballot. From now through November, FedEx International Priority service for envelopes up to 500g sent to the USA costs just €25 from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark (kr.186), Poland (112 zł), Sweden (260 kr), and the United Kingdom (£23). This special is only bookable online — discounts will not be given if booking at a FedEx store or on the phone. Feel free to privately tell your friends and family, but please do not post about this on social media. Download a step-by-step guide on how to book the FedEx deal HERE.
🛑 Do NOT use the diplomatic pouch at U.S. embassies and consulates to return your ballot at this point. It is too late.
🎃 Voters in AL, AZ, CO, DC, DE, HI, IN< IA, KS, MA, ME, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OR, RI, SC, UT, WA, WV, and WY can return your ballots by email or online. Need help scanning? Watch this video on how to scan using your smartphone: Watch this video.If you don't have a scanning app on your phone, you can use Adobe Scan mobile app for iPhone & Android.
🧑🏽🤝🧑🏿 Suppose you have already voted and returned your ballot. Have you reminded your family and friends abroad or in the states to register and vote? People in the USA can go to https://iwillvote.com/ to find a voting or drop-off location, verify their registration, vote by mail and register to vote.
Democrats Abroad Germany is making sure each and every U.S. citizen in Germany participates in the presidential election. We'll be in 19 locations around Germany on 10 October helping Americans get ready to vote. Drop by to meet Democrats Abroad.
If you can't drop by in person, it is not too late to request a ballot from home. Register to vote and request your absentee ballot 📝 All details can be found at www.democratsabroad.org/vote_from_germany.
Step number one: Visit www.votefromabroad.org to fill out your FPCA absentee ballot request — it only takes 5-10 minutes! If you’re not registered to vote, the FPCA also serves as a voter registration form. Given the uncertainty surrounding the United States Postal Service (USPS), we strongly encourage you to request that your absentee ballot is sent to you via email.
If you need help or have a question about voting, get LIVE 1-on-1 voter assistance any Sunday (24hrs), Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (6 pm-10 pm), and Saturday (8 am-4 pm) through November CEST to talk to a volunteer LIVE on Zoom about questions you have about voting from abroad. Access live help here.Read more
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Five years back
When an unlikely announced
He’d run to become commander-in-chief and
People scoffed in amusement
“No, no, no,” they said
“It can’t happen.” “It won’t happen.”
“Americans won’t let that happen.”
And then it did
And then we felt our hearts dropkick our
Because even before we knew what exactly,
We knew what
Four years of him could do
And that’s just what it did
And every week we watched in horrific
What he might say or do or steal or repeal
And every time we thought it couldn’t get worse
And then three years rolled by
And sparked some hope as hopefuls said they
Could do better
And we picked our favorites
And cast our ballots
And mostly watched our picks fall by the wayside
But one was left standing. And he’s the guy.
Now maybe you’re tickled pink with the blue ticket
And can’t wait to watch the ticker
Click in our favor in 43 days
Or maybe you’re not feeling gung-ho
It’s possible that you think taking a stand
Against just two parties is dutiful
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!
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About Democrats Abroad (deutsche Übersetzung unten)
Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. Democrats Abroad strives to provide citizens living abroad with a voice in government and elect Democratic candidates by mobilizing the overseas vote.
Democrats Abroad currently has 41 country committees throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. These country committees keep Americans abroad informed of their rights and help them participate in the US political process. Members live in more than 190 countries around the globe and vote in every state and Congressional district in the US.
Democrats Abroad is recognized as a “state” Party by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and is represented in the DNC by eight voting members, as well as at the quadrennial Democratic National Convention.
Democrats Abroad online voter registration tool - votefromabroad.org - makes it easy to request a ballot and vote absentee from any place on the planet.
About Democrats Abroad Germany (DAG)
We are one of the largest country committees of Democrats Abroad. We are a 100% volunteer organization with a presence throughout Germany.
Our mission is to provide Americans living in Germany a voice in our government and to elect Democrats by mobilizing the overseas vote.
Wherever you are in Germany, there is a chapter or a precinct with events for our members. Click on a link to find your local chapter: Berlin, Cologne Bonn, Dusseldorf-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Göttingen, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Kaiserslautern, Muenster-Osnabrueck, Munich, Stuttgart, and Wiesbaden/Mainz.
Wenn Sie Fragen zu Democrat Abroad Germany haben, kontaktieren Sie Anya Leonhard unter [email protected].
Über Democrats Abroad
Democrats Abroad ist der offizielle Arm der Demokratischen Partei für die Millionen von Amerikanern, die außerhalb der Vereinigten Staaten leben. Democrats Abroad ist bestrebt, den im Ausland lebenden Bürgern eine Stimme in der Regierung zu geben und demokratische Kandidaten zu wählen, indem sie die ausländischen Stimmen mobilisieren.
Democrats Abroad hat derzeit in 41 Länder nationale Gremien - in ganz Europa, Amerika, dem Nahen Osten, Afrika und Asien. Diese Gremien informieren die Amerikaner im Ausland über ihre Rechte und unterstützen sie bei der Teilnahme am politischen Prozess der USA. Die Mitglieder leben in mehr als 190 Ländern auf der ganzen Welt und wählen in jedem Staat und Kongressbezirk der USA.
Demokraten im Ausland werden vom Demokratischen Nationalkomitee (DNC) als "staatliche" Partei anerkannt und sind in der DNC durch acht stimmberechtigte Mitglieder sowie auf dem vierjährigen Demokratischen Nationalkonvent vertreten.
Democrats Abroads Online-Wählerregistrierungstool - votefromabroad.org - macht es einfach, eine Briefwahl zu beantragen und Abwesende von überall auf der Welt abzustimmen.
Über Democrats Abroad Germany (DAG)
Wir sind eines der größten nationale Gremien der Democrats Abroad. Wir sind eine 100%ige Freiwilligenorganisation mit einer Präsenz in ganz Deutschland.
Unsere Mission ist es, den in Deutschland lebenden Amerikanern eine Stimme in unserer Regierung zu geben und Demokraten zu wählen, indem wir die ausländischen Stimmen mobilisieren.
Wo auch immer man in Deutschland lebt, es gibt eine Ortsgruppe mit Veranstaltungen für unsere Mitglieder. Klicken Sie auf einen Link, um Ihre lokale Ortsgruppe für weitere Informationen: Berlin, Köln Bonn, Düsseldorf-Ruhr, Frankfurt, Göttingen, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Kaiserslautern, Münster-Osnabrück, München, Stuttgart und Wiesbaden/Mainz.
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