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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Greece!

DAGR is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Greece. From the Lefka Ori to Rodopi, from Argostoli to Alexandroupoli, our members are engaged, informed and active both in community life here and in American politics.

Find out about our chapters in Athens or Thessaloniki or get in touch with an At-Large representative if you live outside a chapter area.

Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year and encourage anyone interested to take part or pitch in.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Greece please contact us.

Anastasia Harris-Papaioannou, Chair 
Democrats Abroad - Greece 
chair-GR@democratsabroad.org

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DA Greece Leadership:

Anastasia Harris-Papaioannou
| Greece Chair, Media Contact & Communications Chair
John Kiesling
| Greece Vice-Chair
Judith Gerardos
| Secretary
Nicholas Loisos
| Treasurer & IT Support
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    DA Global Presidential Primary in Greece

    VOTE IN GREECE for the Democratic Presidential Candidate of your choice
    Tuesday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 8th!!!

    There are 57 primaries or caucuses taking place beginning February through June to select the Democratic Presidential Candidate for the November 3rd election.

    Wait, the US only has 50 states! Where did 57 come from?
    The Primaries and Caucuses include:
    50 States, DC, 5 Territories and DEMOCRATS ABROAD!
    Yes, Democrats Abroad around the world has the same status as one state and even MORE POWER!
    This is your chance to vote in person in GREECE this presidential year!

    During the next few weeks DAGR Members will be receiving a call from a member of Democrats Abroad Greece. Why? To ensure that we have your correct information on file, to tell you about our upcoming events and to remind you to get yourself registered to vote for both the Presidential Primary and the November elections. Our volunteers from GOTV - Get Out The Vote will guide you through registering online by going to the site Vote From Abroad - www.votefromabroad.org or offering assistance if you have difficulty registering.

    Democrats Abroad GREECE (DAGR) will have 2 voting centers for the 2020 Global Presidential Primary:

     

    THESSALONIKI:
    DAGR Global Presidential Primary Voting Center – THESSALONIKI
    SUPER TUESDAY
    Date: Tuesday, March 3
    Time: 1 pm to 7 pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Place:The Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center
    The American College (ACT) -Thessaloniki
    17 Sevenidi Street
    Pylea, Thessaloniki 55535

    ATHENS:
    DAGR Global Presidential Primary Voting Center – ATHENS
    INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
    Date: Sunday, March 8
    Time: Noon to 5 pm
    Place: King George/Grande Bretagne Hotel
    Syntagma
    3 Vasileos Georgiou Street
    Athens 10564

    Am I eligible?
    If you’re a Democrat Abroad member in GREECE and you haven’t voted (or plan to vote) in any other 2020 state presidential primary/caucus, you’re eligible to vote in the Global Presidential Primary.

    The Global Presidential Primary is a week-long voting period -- kicking off on March 3, Super Tuesday! -- for Democrats Abroad members to participate in our official party-run presidential primary. We’re holding more than 220 events in 45 countries around the world, and we hope you’ll be joining us.

    What if I can’t join a voting event in person?
    If you can’t join us at our events in Greece, you can vote remotely. Look for your primary ballot in your inbox on February 18, or download it from democratsabroad.org starting on Feb 18, as well.

    Do votes in the GPP count?
    Why should I participate in the GPP instead of voting in my state’s presidential primary?
    Yes, your vote counts!
    In fact, you could even say that votes in the GPP count even more.
    The Global Presidential Primary is more powerful than voting in the California primary. In fact, it’s 4 times more powerful!

    I vote in California.
    Can I vote in the Global Presidential Primary and the California primary?
    You can only vote in a presidential primary once.
    If you vote in the global primary and want to vote in California for the down-ballot primary races (like for your congressperson), you can!
    Just skip the presidential section on your California ballot.

    Where can I ask further questions?
    Please email info-greece@democratsabroad.org

    We will also be asking for volunteers on the day of the Global Primary in both Thessaloniki and Athens. If you would like to help out and be an active participant in the voting process - kind of like serving as an election judge back home, watch for our next email with a google form with volunteering opportunities.

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    Brady Kiesling Elected Vice Chair in Special Election

    In a special election, completed on January 8, Brady Kiesling became Democrats Abroad Greece (DAGR) Vice Chair with 80 percent of the ballots.  Following the death of country Chair Steve Medeiros, on November 7th, as per the DAGR Constitution, the Vice Chair, Stacey Harris-Papaioannou, succeeded Medeiros as Chair.  A Special Election was run from December 18th through to January 7th.  Brady Kiesling and George Malamo were the candidates. Electronic ballots and mail-in ballots could be cast.  The Election committee -- comprising Nikki Fellouris, chair, and committee members Anna Haughton and Sarajane Kidd Leone -- announced the results at an online Webex meeting on Wednesday, January 8th.

    (R-L) - Brady with Julia Bryan, Democrats Abroad Global Chair, Will Bakker, Regional Vice Chair - EMEA
    and Stacey Papaioannou, Chair DAGR

    Brady was a featured speaker at the EMEA Regional Democrats Abroad conference held in Athens this past October. He has been active in mobilizing the American community in Athens in support of Democratic candidates since 2004. During the 2008 elections, he maintained the DA membership database. From 2010 to 2013, he served DAGR as Secretary.  He has volunteered for a variety of DA programs and events including phone banking, Study Abroad outreach, data base upkeep and nominations-elections committee.

    Brady first came to Greece in 1979 when he studied at the American School of Classical studies. He is currently working on a free app,Topos Text, that accesses Greek classics and archaeology.  Kiesling is a writer and researcher based in Athens.

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