Secretary, ES-Valencia

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  • DA Valencia wants to plan programs that fit our members

    Democrats Abroad Valencia is interested in learning more about its members’ interests and backgrounds in order to plan future programming, activities, and engagement. Please respond to the short survey at this link,, by Monday, January 30.
    Thanks for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!

  • is hosting First Friday Coffee February 2023 2023-01-14 12:04:24 -0500

    First Friday Coffee February 2023

    Join other Americans as we share our thoughts on American issues.

    Find out how you can help us prepare for the 2024 election.

    February 03, 2023 at 10:30am
    Salad Planet
    Carrer del Dr Romagosa 3
    Valencia 46023
    Google map and directions

  • published Post-holiday Cocktail Party in News 2023-01-11 06:44:57 -0500

    Post-holiday Cocktail Party

    The Valencia Chapter of Democrats Abroad Spain is hosting a Post-Holiday Cocktail Party for NEW Sustaining Members of DA Spain.  Saturday, January 21st @ 7:00 PM
    Our goal is to raise $10,000 to increase our online visibility during the 2024 Presidential Election. What we're asking from our Valencia members is to pledge as little as $5 per month from now through 2024 to support DA Spain's efforts! (See link below).
    If you've seen Jose Andres' new food show on HBOMax, an entire episode is focused on Valencian food. Food at the cocktail party will include a selection of "coques" sweet and savory pastries, including flatbread pizzas (minus cheese) that are alleged to be the genesis of pizza in Italy. Could be urban legend!!?? Our coques will be from the legendary Horno y Pastelería Alfonso Martínez, featured in the program, located in the heart of Valencia.
    Please join us by becoming a sustaining member as little as $5 per month.
    We are all excited by the progress that has taken place since 2020 and want to see it continue.

  • published Updated Voter Support Information in News 2022-09-05 10:05:48 -0400

    Updated Voter Support Information

    Looking for a Voter Support Event near you?  Check out the updated information below.

    September 8th           Saltimbocca, Placa de Vannes 7                           4:00-6:00 pm

    September 17th.         Velluters, Carrer de l'Hospital 4.                          12:00-2:00 pm

    September 22nd          Salad Planet, Carrer del Dr. Romagosa 3           1:00-3:00 pm

    September 25th            Picnic, La Turia near Alameda Metro                  2:00-5:00 pm

    September 28th             Portland Ale House, Carrer de Salamanca 10.  6:00-8:00pm

    October 5th                     La Taula Libanesa, Passeig de l'Albereda 53.   6:00-8:00pm

    October 12th                   Jardin Urbano, Carrer de Pere III el Gran 26     3:00-5:00 pm

  • This midterm election is important! Are you ready to Vote from Abroad?

    Or maybe you're all set to vote and want to talk to other Americans about what's going on.

    Come on out this Thursday, September 8th.  Members of DA Valencia will be at Saltimbocca, Placa de Vannes 7, from 4:00-6:00 pm to help you register and request ballots and answer questions about voting.  Remember, as Americans abroad we need to get our ballots marked and mailed early.  By law, UOCAVA, expats should receive their ballots 45 days before the election.  A quick turnaround will ensure your vote is received before your state's deadline.

    Tell your friends and come on out!

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  • published DA Valencia Helps You Vote in News 2022-08-23 10:48:16 -0400

    DA Valencia Helps You Vote

    We are DA Valencia, and we are here for you! 

    With midterms elections fast approaching we will be holding weekly Voter Support sessions around town from September 2nd through the second week of October. 

    We are available to help you

    • Register to vote.

    Be sure to check your registration – many states are purging their rolls.

    • Request your ballot.

    You must request your ballot every year.

    • Return your ballot.

    Many states require paper ballots be returned in very particular ways.  We can help.

    Voter Support Opportunities – Check for your part of town

    Where When
    Outside of Consular Services, Salad Planet September 2nd, 10:30am-1:00pm    
    Arrancapins Week of Sept. 5th
    Avenida del Oeste Week of Sept. 12th
    Outside of Consular Services, Salad Planet Week of Sept. 19th, 11:00am -2:00pm
    The Turia @ Alameda Metro September 25th, 2:00-5:00pm
    Canovas      Week of Sept. 26th
    Arts & Sciences                           Week of Oct. 3rd
    Russafa Week of Oct. 10th

    Check back often. We will have more specific times and places once our volunteers have nailed down their venues and times. 

  • DA Valencia Members Out and About

    Now that we are all free to meet and greet DA Valencia members are enjoying our monthly First Friday Coffees. We invite all Americans to join us at 10:30am the First Friday of each month at Salad Planet, Calle Doctor Romagosa, 3 - behind the Colon Corte Ingles, right by the American Counsular Services office.

  • Ximo Puig welcomes DA Valencia

    We'd like to thank Ximo Puig, President of the Valencia Community, for inviting us to discuss the U.S. presidential election.  He congratulated the Democratic Party on Joe Biden's victory and wished the American people the best during this new transition.

  • published Valencia Chapter Provides Voter Support in News 2020-09-02 15:39:45 -0400

    Valencia Chapter Provides Voter Support

    Between now and November 3rd DA Valencia Excom members and volunteers will be available to help ALL American voters practice their right to vote. Should you have questions about registering, requesting your ballot or returning your ballot we are here to help.

    We will provide in-person opportunities for support. 

    Check locations and times below.

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  • published You CAN Make a Difference in News 2020-07-12 04:18:12 -0400

    You CAN Make a Difference

    Tired of what’s happening in Washington?

    Ready for a leader in the White House again?

    You CAN make a difference in Washington from right here in Valencia.

    Here are two opportunities for DA Valencia members


                                    1. Member Support and Get Out The Vote

                                      Every week in September DA Valencia will provide voting support for all expat Americans.

                                      Volunteer 1 day or all 7 and help Americans register and request their ballots.

                                      Membership coordinator, Graham Tyner, will be training volunteers. 

                                      Contact him at [email protected]


                                    2. Phone Banking

                                        Use the DA data base and a conversation outline to help DA Spain contact all of its members

                                       - urge them to vote and provide help with the voting process.

                                         DA Spain will train phone bankers via online instruction.

                                         Send us a message and we will see that Madrid contacts you.

                                         Contact us at [email protected]


    Whether it’s in person or online YOU can make a difference!

    Join us as we Get Out The Vote



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  • published What's YOUR Issue in News 2020-07-11 08:04:32 -0400

    What's YOUR Issue

    What’s your passion?

    The environment, LGBTQ, veterans’ affairs, minority rights, animal rights…There are so many issues to be addressed these days and not enough time to learn everything there is to know. We’d like you to share your cause with our membership. 

    • Tell us about the issue that has caught your heart.
    • What’s being done to make things better?
    • Where can we learn more? Provide a link.
    • What can we do to help? Provide a call to action, something small or something big.
    • If you’d like, provide a contact for people who want to join you in your efforts.

    Send your message to [email protected]  We’ll post it on our website and link it to our Facebook page.  Let us help you make a difference.

    We look forward to hearing about all of the ways our fellow Democrats living abroad are making the world a better place.


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    With UPV closed the American Space is unable to host this summer's July 4th picnic.  Instead, DA Valencia is offering a July 4th Social Gathering at Tommy Mel's in the Aqua Mall @ 2pm on July 4th.  Come enjoy a burger and share the holiday with other Americans.

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I am a retired educator living in Valencia, Spain. I want my voice to be heard in the US.