Angela Fobbs rsvped for GLOBAL WOMEN’S CAUCUS “WOMEN TO WIN” CANDIDATE FORUM 2020-07-07 09:06:20 -0400
Meet some of the amazing Democratic women running to flip red Congressional seats BLUE!
Join the Global Women’s Caucus for our “Women to Win” Candidate Forum. Four candidates will speak with Democrats Abroad about how important it is for Democrats to keep the House in 2020 and what their priorities are for governing. They are running in Michigan, Texas and Georgia, all states Democrats can win, not only in these districts, but also key Senate races and Biden as well! They need our help to take these seats and advance crucial Democratic policies in healthcare, climate change, racial justice, economic equality and others listed in the DA 2020 Platform.
The candidates joining the July Forum are:
Wendy Davis, a longtime Texas advocate running to bring the fight for gender equity to the House. Davis made international news with her 13-hour filibuster protecting women’s healthcare in the Texas State House, and now she’s campaigning on behalf of everyone in Texas, and the country, who has been left behind and needs a champion.
Gretchen Driskell, a former mayor running a determined campaign in southeast Michigan. Driskell served for 14 years as mayor of Saline, the first female elected to the position, before winning a seat in the Michigan House of Reps. Having knocked 25,000 doors in her constituency over the years, Driskell recognizes the priorities: universal healthcare, sustainable jobs and a strong public education system.
Carolyn Bourdeaux has spent her entire career in public service, starting as a Congressional staffer, then going on to earn a doctorate in public policy. While teaching public policy at Georgia State, Carolyn took 5 years off to serve as Director of the Georgia Senate Budget and Evaluation Office. This is her second run in the 7th District, having lost in ‘18 by 433 votes after a recount and a court case! This year, Carolyn won her primary (in what is now an open seat) with a tripling of the Democratic turnout. She sees racial justice and the meltdown of healthcare, aggravated in this pandemic, as key issues for voters in this district.
Gina Ortiz Jones ran in TX-23 in 2018 and came within just 926 votes of defeating Will Hurd who subsequently announced his retirement. Gina is a first-generation American, raised by a single mother who came to the United States believing in the promise of a better future. Gina earned a ROTC scholarship and was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Iraq under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” She subsequently built her career in national security including serving under Obama. Gina returned to San Antonio to help care for her mother who was fighting cancer. Gina knows that we need a leader standing up for the issues that can make a real impact on people’s lives. That’s why she’s stepping up to serve her country and her community again by running for Congress.
Please join us to learn about how you can help these amazing women win! RSVP to receive the information for joining this virtual event. And read more about the candidates in the recent interviews on the DA GWC Candidate Information Action Team webpage: www.democratsabroad.org/wc_cia_team
If you have questions for the candidates, you can send them in advance to email@example.com. Please use the subject line “Women to Win Forum - question”.
Location Local Event Start Time Vancouver, Canada 9:00 PDT Minneapolis, USA 11:00 CDT Washington DC, USA 12:00 EDT London, United Kingdom 17:00 BST Frankfurt, Germany 18:00 CEST Nairobi, Kenya 19:00 EAT Dubai, United Arab Emirates 20:00 GST Bangkok, Thailand 21:00 ICT Beijing, China 22:00 CSTWHENJuly 21, 2020 at 12pmWHEREZoom - ONLINE
Join Democrats Abroad as we speak with Our Revolution Chairperson Larry Cohen on Wednesday, July 8, at 9 am Eastern (Washington, DC time).
Larry will talk with Democrats Abroad members about the upcoming elections, the successes of Our Revolution in reforming the Presidential primary process, and the Democratic Party Platform. Larry is the former president of the Communications Workers of America union. He joined the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2015 and Our Revolution in 2016. He headed up the "Sanders" team in the negotiations on changes to the rules for the2020 Democratic National Convention, including reducing the number of "super-delegates" and reducing their role in the selection of the nominee. He is a member of the Democratic National Committee.
To join the call, just RSVP below. Once you RSVP, you will receive an email with instructions about joining the webinar as well as how you can submit questions to Mr. Cohen.
And while you are doing that, consider joining Larry Cohen in supporting our voter mobilization efforts with a $10 donation (or more!). Donations large or small will help us win in 2020. Please consider donating today.WHENJuly 08, 2020 at 9amWHEREZoom Webinar
Angela Fobbs rsvped for DA Discussions: Police-Instigated Violence in Protests 2020-07-02 06:02:09 -0400
Note: This event has been rescheduled from Tuesday, June 30, 2020!
Many of us have watched videos of police officers attacking peaceful protesters at recent Black Lives Matter protests in shock and consternation. How can we understand this police violence? And what can local communities and voters, including voters abroad, do to counteract this problem?
Join us for a lecture and discussion with Tory Mallet, PhD candidate in sociology at the London School of Economics, with expertise in political sociology and policing. Her master's thesis, "The Thick Blue Line: A Police-Centered Analysis of Violent Encounters Between Occupy Protesters and Police Officers in the United States", examined police violence against protesters with the Occupy movement. She will give a talk about what we know about police violence against protesters, and then lead a discussion of how we see this dynamic today with BLM protests and what we can do about it.
Please email Tory at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom information.
WHENJuly 23, 2020 at 7pmWHEREZoom Meeting
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Angela Fobbs rsvped for Getting Out the Black Vote: A Conversation with Horace Small and the Diversity Caucus/GBC 2020-07-01 16:07:15 -0400
A Conversation with Horace Small
and the Diversity Caucus of DA France
and the Global Black Caucus
Horace Small is Executive Director of Union of Minority Neighborhoods, and a legendary organizer/activist (and personality!) in the Boston area for decades who famously made then-governor Mitt Romney take back his plan to scrap the office of affirmative action for the state.
“UMN is rewriting the rules of black politics in Massachusetts, mobilizing some of the state’s poorest citizens to push for their share of the pie. They work for equity, not just equality.” – Boston Magazine.
Today, UNM runs the Black Ballot Power initiative — a non-partisan national campaign to increase Black voter turnout focusing on critical areas of the country.
Why Not Voting Must Not Be an Option!
- In 2016, nearly half of all eligible voters (46.9%) did NOT vote — over 108,000,000 people
- Half of all non-voters were non-white
- Two-thirds were under age 50
- One-quarter earned less than $30,000 a year.
Black Ballot Power Initiative Will
- Convince non-voting Blacks that their vote matters
- Get them registered and to the polls
Join this call with DA France's Diversity Caucus and DA's Global Black Caucus to hear from Horace Small about his work with UMN in Boston, his long and storied career in community organizing and working with neighborhoods, and how he and other community activists and organizers in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio and New York are working to help make sure the black vote turns out and is counted.
While there is no donation requirement to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $5 or $10 to help Democrats Abroad reach hundreds of thousands of Democratic voters abroad. Thank you for your support!WHENJuly 20, 2020 at 7pmWHEREVia Zoom - Meeting URL available upon RSVP
A voluntary donation kindly requested
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The Global Black Caucus is proud to host our second webinar with author and MSNBC contributor Malcolm Nance.
Malcolm Nance is a counter-terrorism and intelligence consultant for the U.S. government’s Special Operations, Homeland Security, and Intelligence agencies. He’s also a counter-terrorism analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.
He is the author of several books including The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election and the recently released NYT’s Bestseller: The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West.
His latest book in his trilogy is The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It.
Malcolm Nance will join us for a discussion on the current political landscape and the importance of voting for Democrats in the 2020 elections.
RSVP below to reserve a spot for the webinar which will be both informative as well as a call to action.
Ticket cost: While there is no donation required to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $15 - or more - and help reach hundreds of potential voters! Even if you can't join the Webinar, you can show your support by clicking HERE and making a donation for this event.
If you have questions for Mr. Nance would like asked during the webinar, please send via email before September 8, to email@example.com with the subject line "Questions Webinar with Malcolm Nance."
Location Event Time Vancouver, Canada 6:00 PDT Washington DC, USA 9:00 EDT London, United Kingdom 14:00 BST Frankfurt, Germany 15:00 CEST Athens, Greece 16:00 EEST Bangkok, Thailand 20:00 ICT Beijing, China 21:00 CST Tokyo, Japan 22:00 JST Melbourne, Australia 23:00 AEST
WHENSeptember 10, 2020 at 9amWHEREZoom Webinar
Pride events around the world have been canceled, but Pride remains. Join a global virtual Drag Queen Bingo evening and help support DA’s phone banking efforts! Your $10 donation will help us call 50 voters!!!
Donations will be going to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (Democrats Abroad) and not to any candidate for federal office.
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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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Donations are to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.
Angela Fobbs rsvped for DA Germany Book Club Reads "Our Time is Now" by Stacey Abrams 2020-05-13 04:12:58 -0400
The Frankfurt and Wiesbaden-Mainz Chapters will join together on July 26th to discuss Stacy Abrams’ newest book, “Our Time is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America”.
Abrams is a New York Times bestselling author, political leader, entrepreneur and nonprofit CEO. She served eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives and became the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee of Georgia - the first black woman nominee for a major party in the USA. In direct response to witnessing the mismanagement of the election, Abrams launched Fair Fight because “the future of our democracy depends on correcting all that is wrong with our elections process, including the insidious practice of voter suppression. [...] we must remind voters of their power to be seen and to demand action not simply on election days but every day.”
The book is set to be released on June 9th, 2020 and will be available through major book retailers. Make sure to secure your copy by pre-ordering now and join the discussion in July!
We look forward to "seeing" there.WHENJuly 26, 2020 at 2pmWHEREOnline - Zoom
Wiesbaden, Hesse 65183
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Eat Drink & Be Scary: Join Democrats Abroad Germany for Halloween Costume Party and 2020 Fundraiser.
Halloween is not as scary as a second Trump term, so please come out and support our fundraiser. All funds raised will go directly to our DAG Get Out The Vote efforts for 2020 and beyond! We want to reach every voter here in Germany, but only you can help us achieve that goal. Everyone is welcome. Non-American citizens tickets must be purchased by an American.
The party will begin Saturday, October 31st at 7:30 pm
- Tickets are €20.20 if paid in advance, €30 at the door.
- Your ticket includes one complimentary beverage and devilishly delicious appetizers (with vegetarian options too), spellbinding music, and great company.
- Best Halloween Costume Contest
- Costumes are optional but more fun.
- Raffle and other games like "Pin the crime on Trump."
- Back by popular demand the "piñata"
We're serving politically, incorrect cocktails for €5
Jekyll and Gin
Additional Drink Options
Soft Drinks €2
If you would like to stay the night for the event evening, these hotels are close to the venue:
- The venue is very convenient to get to from anywhere in Germany or the world.
- The location is at the foot of the Theodor-Heuss-Brücke in Mainz and easily reachable by public transportation
- From the Mainz Hbf, about 15 minutes walk, or 6 minutes by bus to the “Brückenplatz” and then a 5 minutes walk
- From Mainz Kastel Bahnhof, it's a 13-minute walk to the venue.
- The venue is located at the foot of Theodor-Heuss-Bridge in Mainz inside the bridge. On the evening of the party we will put up signs and lighted ballons at the entrance.
The location has inexpensive near-by (200 meters from the venue) public parking at the Parkhaus Rheinufer. Nachttarif (19:00 - 6:00 Uhr) €0.60 / 1/2 hr, max. night rate €3
After you RVSP, you will receive an email with payment information.WHENOctober 31, 2020 at 7:30pm - November 01, 2020 at 1:30amWHEREBrueckenkopf Mainz
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- Tickets are €20.20 if paid in advance, €30 at the door.
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About Democrats Abroad
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.
Wenn Sie Fragen zu Democrat Abroad Germany haben, kontaktieren Sie Beverly Seebach unter firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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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Angela Fobbs commented on Press Inquiries 2020-02-24 20:18:57 -0500Hopefully, Beverly will get this message.
Angela Fobbs published Statement on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam in News 2019-02-07 10:55:31 -0500
Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus adds its voice to those of the NAACP, Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (D-Virginia), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Newport News), former Virginia governor L. Douglas Wilder, Virginia House Democrats and the Virginia Black Caucus, among many many others, calling for the immediate resignation of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam.
On February 1st, a right-wing online outlet run by former Breitbart staff published a 1984 photo from Gov. Northam’s Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook. The picture features two men, one in blackface, one in full KKK robe and hood. Initially, Northam took responsibility for the ugly, disturbing picture, apologizing for the image taken at age 24. He acknowledged his actions in a written statement and on video but then held a press conference and reversed course. He is now claiming that he does not recall taking the photo and that he isn’t one of the two men pictured.
A week later, after admitting to wearing blackface to impersonate Michael Jackson, and while still leaving unexplained how the racist photo was on his yearbook page in the first place, Gov. Northam has dug in and is refusing to step down. This is unacceptable. Blackface is unacceptable. As the director of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson said February 6, on the Rachel Maddow Show, the history of the KKK and the history of blackface, which is one of many vile social customs used to mock, shame, and oppress African Americans is the history of domestic terrorism. Every African American knows and recognizes this. It’s a history which school administrators, the editors of the Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook, and Ralph Northam knew and recognized in 1984. They were all in on the joke. It’s unacceptable.
The Black vote, specifically the Black woman vote---91%---put Northam in the Governor’s mansion. Gov. Northam cannot even bring himself to admit if he was the one in blackface or Klan regalia. Virginians nor the Democratic party continue to support him. He must resign immediately.
Written by GBC Contributor KC Washington in cooperation with the GBC steering committee.
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Global Black Caucus Chair; Communications Coordinator, Germany and GWC;
Angela Fobbs has lived in Germany for more than 18 years. She is originally from Ohio and prior to moving to Germany, lived in Florida, where she votes. Currently, Angela teaches English. She has over 20 years professional experience in Information Technology and Project Management fields. Angela worked for the Department of Defense(DoD) for 10 years as Enterprise Networks Branch Chief, responsible for all the voice and data projects for the Army in Europe. During her tenure with the DoD, she also managed for six years a global project for Department of Defense Education Activity Europe (DoDEA) broadcasting the High School graduations of children of deployed Military personnel, in all branches of service, to multiple locations around the world. She supports progressive polices and values and believes if we can change America for the better, we can change the world. Her interests include history, cooking, reading and gardening.