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Upcoming Annual General Meeting March 21, 2020

UPDATE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONTAINMENT EFFORTS: 

The 2020 Democrats Abroad Guatemala Annual General Meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 21 from 11am to 1pm will be held as planned but only via WebEx, an online platform that Democrats Abroad has used for global and regional meetings for several years. Our Executive Committee made this decision following recent Government of Guatemala actions to stop coronavirus transmission. While our meeting would be relatively small, members traveling to and from the event could find themselves in situations of high exposure. WebEx is no more complex than streaming Netflix or PBS.Org on your laptop. The formal WebEx invitation follows below.  Please read it carefully. Click on the link to observe what it will look like when you access the meeting and try to acquaint yourself with the program. If you have questions, please contact John Chudy at: mayadems@yahoo.com or 5783-3633.

If attending via WebEx is not possible, then do submit a proxy. Click on this link to access the proxy form then:

  • Download the proxy form into WORD
  • Type in your information (A typed signature is acceptable)
    • It’s best to mark your proxy GENERAL, and TRANSFERABLE. If you don't know anyone else going, you can give your proxy to any ExComm member attending including Juan Pablo Aris, Scotney Young, Kee Evans, Dave Evans or John Chudy.
  • Save it with your name, (example: DA_Guatemala_Proxy_John Doe)
  • Return your proxy either to the Chair, John Chudy or to our events chairperson, Kee Adams Evans (instructions are on the form)

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DAGT Bylaws

See the current Democrats Abroad Bylaws for your reference...

 

DEMOCRATS ABROAD BYLAWS

Adopted on October 5, 2006

Amended on February 15, 2007

Amended on March 17, 2012

Amended on March 22, 2014

 

Article I: Democrats Abroad Guatemala

 

These Bylaws govern an organization having as its name Democrats Abroad Guatemala.

 

Article II: Purpose and Relationship to Democrats Abroad

 

2.1 The organization shall apply for admittance to the Democratic Party Committee

Abroad (the “DPCA”) as a Country Committee within Democrats Abroad.

 

2.2.   The purposes of the organization shall be to advance the interests and ideals of the Democratic Party of the United States (the Democratic Party) and of Democrats Abroad, as stated in the Charter of the Democratic Party (currently Section 17) and the Bylaws of Democrats Abroad and to provide for appropriate action by its supporters residing in Guatemala

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January 2020 Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Democrats Abroad Guatemala

Executive Committee meeting on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 12:00 noon at El Sitio Café and via Skype

 

Members in Attendance: John Chudy, Chair; Mary Lou Ridinger, Vice Chair; Juan Pablo Aris, Counsel; and via Skype Kee Adams Evans, Events Coordinator; Traci Styner, Lake Atitlán Group Chair; Hyungjoon Jin, Member-at-Large.

 

Per our bylaws (paragraph 19.3), all meetings are open to all members. 

Called to order at 12:15pm

Approval of Agenda and Minutes: Minutes from December meeting and January agenda were approved.

Treasurer’s report: Net worth as of January 20, 2020 remains unchanged from December at Q4709. We discussed implementing a direct email fund raising campaign using PayPal and RaiseTheMoney.com as we did in 2018. Traci commented on her experience using Donorbox.org, as a possible cheaper alternative to RaiseTheMoney.

Chair’s Report: Reported on the Americas Regional meeting of January 9th.

Points of interest include: (1) Certified DA WebEx Host training – useful for DAGT so we can use WebEx for Excom meetings instead of Skype. https://wiki.democratsabroad.org/display/WebEx/Host+Certification+Sign-Up+Form. We will try to use WebEx for our Excom meetings beginning in February or March. (2) The region will revive the use of Country Committee Field Plans. A draft was sent to DAGT Excom members to expand on – be a good place to list GOTV events of all types. Let John know of items to be added. (3)  DAGT Annual General Meeting will be held in March, either the 21st or 28th depending on Casa Convento Concepción availability.

Events for 2019:  Film Series Update: To Kill a Mockingbird will be shown on February 20th (pending confirmation of space at CCC). In addition to the other classics to be shown over coming months, Kee suggested two new titles to consider: Tightrope (a documentary about the opioid epidemic), and Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone (if you’re a girl). Kee will explore obtaining both films and report at the next meeting.

Debate Watch Parties will be on hold until a later date or after the February 3rd Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary on February 11th, or someone volunteers to host one, whichever comes first. We will discuss at February meeting.

2020 voter registration and GOTV: Voting Center Manager guidelines have been readied for the Global Presidential Primary (GPP). Kee will check out the facilities at Café Condesa, the site for DAGT’s in-person voting station on March 3, 2020, to ensure they will meet our needs and comply with what is expected per the GPP guidelines. Kee is recruiting volunteers to help with the in-person voting March 3rd. We should have three or more volunteers. Juan Pablo said he will be present all day that day, and can help with photographing voted ballots using a scanning app on his phone. Remote voting online will be available for DAGT members unable to attend the in-person voting beginning February 18 and running through March 10. We discussed Remote Voting Assistance Events (at Internet cafes or other public places with connectivity where remote voters can get help). Traci and Hyung will focus on organizing these around the Lake Atitlán area. We need people to organize such events elsewhere around the country. Kee and Scotney will coordinate the messaging for promoting the GPP. John will have mantas vinilicas produced for posting around Antigua promoting the GPP once the link name for remote voting is confirmed. Voter registration/FPCA events will begin in mid-March. Kee will estimate dates going forward for inclusion in the Field Plan and for one paid Revue ad. Traci and Hyung will coordinate on voter registration events around the Lake area during this year. FVAP Voter Assistance Guide for 2020-2022 is pending arrival via CANIZ to Antigua. Hang onto the 2018-2019 copy in the meantime.

 

The DAGT Excom will meet next on Monday, February17th, at 12 noon, at El Sitio’s Café Teatro and via Skype.

 

Travel Notes: Mary Lou will be in and out. Juan Pablo will be out from February 14 to the 24.  John will be away April 15 to June 23.

 

Adjourned: 1:20 pm.

 


December Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Democrats Abroad Guatemala

Executive Committee meeting on Thursday, December 16, 2019 at 12:00 noon via Skype

 

Members in Attendance: John Chudy, Chair; Dave Evans, Member at Large and Treasurer(acting); Kee Adams Evans, Events Coordinator

 

Per our bylaws (paragraph 19.3), all meetings are open to all members. 

Called to order at 12:03pm

Approval of Agenda and Minutes: Minutes from November meeting and December agenda were approved with corrections to debate events.

Treasurer’s report: Net worth as of December 16, 2019 is Q4709. We discussed finances for 2020 and the need for funds to help our Get Out The Vote efforts. Dave suggested we organize a direct email fund raising campaign, and Kee mentioned we might again adopt the approach we used in 2018 when we employed the online tool RaiseThe Money, through which DAGT ran a direct-email fund raising campaign. This will be a topic for our January Excom meeting.

Chair’s Report: The Americas Region lost a colleague, Patrick Werner, founder and chair of Democrats Abroad Nicaragua, on November 30th due to a heart attack, see more  at: https://www.democratsabroad.org/news.

Americas Region points of interest include: (1) members are encouraged to endorse candidate petitions to be on DA’s ballot for the Global Presidential Primary (GPP) - any member can sign the petitions at https://www.democratsabroad.org/candidate_petitions by the January 6th deadline, (2) Establish GPP voting centers and report them to International Chair by December 31. DAGT will hold only one in-person voting center in Antigua, and will encourage Remote Voting for members who cannot vote in-person, and host remote voting assist events. (3) Membership Verification to be completed by January 31, 2020, See current status below *(4) Certified DA WebEx Host training – useful for DAGT so we can use WebEx for Excom meetings instead of Skype. https://wiki.democratsabroad.org/display/WebEx/Host+Certification+Sign-Up+FormTrainings in January and February (see note below). We will try to use WebEx for our Excom meetings beginning in February or March. (5) The region will revive the use of CC Field Plans.  We will do one for 2020. (6) Guidelines for GPP will be updated and released soon.

Events for 2019:  Film Series Update: there was no movie night in December. Kee suggested some American classic films for 2020 including Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, To Kill a Mockingbird, Grapes of Wrath, and the Manchurian Candidate (original). They have been ordered to be hand-carried back to Guatemala.

The next Democratic debate takes place December 19th at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Only seven candidates, the fewest of the debates held so far, will be on the stage. After that, January 14 will be the last debate before the February 3rd Iowa Caucuses. February’s debate will be Feb 7, just four days before New Hampshire voting on the 11th. No decision was taken on a debate watch party for any of these debates.

The Oliver Litondo visit has been tabled.

2020 voter registration and GOTV activities will begin with the Global Presidential Primary (GPP). Kee has confirmed Café Condessa as the site for DAGT’s in-person voting station on March 3, 2020. DAGT will have only one in-person voting center and it will be open for the one day only, March 3rd. Kee will begin recruiting volunteers to help with the in-person voting after January 1st. Remote voting online will be available for DAGT members unable to attend the in-person voting. Kee will reach out to volunteers to help with Remote Voting Assistance centers (Internet cafes or other public places with connectivity where remote voters can get help) in January. Promoting the GPP by email, Facebook, Website, and other media will begin in January. Kee and Scotney will coordinate the messaging. The DPCA Communications and GOTV committees have begun producing materials. Voter registration/FPCA events will begin in mid-March. FVAP Voter Assistance Guide for 2020-2022 will be ready in January and four hard copies will be mailed via CANIZ to Antigua.

 

The DAGT Excom will meet next on January 20th, at 12 noon, at El Sitio’s Café Teatro and via Skype only.

 

Travel Notes: Mary Lou will be in and out. Hyung will be away December 17 to January 7, 2020.

 

Adjourned: 12:50 pm.

* Membership 2019-11-01 (Americas)

Membership Country

Grand Total

Expire 2019 a/o Dec-31

Verified Membership Count

Percent Verified

COUNTRY DETAILS

 

Guatemala

498

3

495

99.40

Panama

414

4

410

99.03

Ecuador

951

15

936

98.42

Canada

17734

755

16979

95.74

Costa Rica

1115

77

1038

93.09

Mexico

7293

539

6754

92.61

Chile

571

102

469

82.14

Peru

408

81

327

80.15

Haiti

130

26

104

80.00

Colombia

664

185

479

72.14

Nicaragua

118

33

85

72.03

Argentina

626

260

366

58.47

Out of Compliance

 

 

 

 

Brazil

901

376

525

58.27

Dominican Republic

4673

260

4413

94.44

 


DAGT November 2019 Meeting Minutes

 

Minutes of Democrats Abroad Guatemala

Executive Committee meeting on Thursday, November 13, 2019 at 12:00 noon at Café  Teatro El Sitio and via Skype

 

Members in Attendance: John Chudy, Chair; Mary Lou Ridinger, Vice Chair; Dave Evans, Member at Large and Treasurer(acting); Kee Adams Evans, Events Coordinator; and via Skype, Hyungjoon Jin, Member at Large.

 

Per our bylaws (paragraph 19.3), all meetings are open to all members. 

Called to order at 12:04pm

Approval of Agenda and Minutes: Minutes from October meeting and November agenda were approved with additions under Events for 2019 item.

Treasurer’s report: Net worth as of November 13, 2019 is Q4559.

 

Chair’s Report: No responses received to the new recruiting email to fill vacancies for Treasurer and Secretary that went out November 1st, despite 107 members having opened the email. Mary Lou mentioned having met some new people working with NGOs who might be able to join and perhaps volunteer.

Discussed DAGT bylaw amendments to be proposed and voted on by the full membership at DAGT’s Annual General Meeting in 2020.

Membership list cleanup will be emphasized through January; fixing and reinstating bad emails and opt outs is a big push to ensure that global primary outreach is maximized.

Juan Pablo Aris, Counsel, has been asked by International Counsel, Joe Smallhoover, to serve as Deputy Counsel for the Americas region. Juan Pablo has accepted. This will be a good opportunity for Juan Pablo to become acquainted with the bylaws of regional country committees, and their various legal challenges, and of course, become familiar with the Democratic Party Committee Abroad Charter. Congratulations, Juan Pablo!

 

Events for 2019: Next Movie Night will be Friday, November 15th at Casa Convento Concepciٕón at 6:30pm featuring The Inlaws the original from 1979. There will be no movie in December due to holiday parties and travel. We will discuss a title for showing in January.

Voter Registration and GOTV activities for 2020 will start soon.  The DA Global Presidential Primary (GPP) March 3-10, 2020, and voter registration and ballot request activities for the general election on November 3, 2020 are the focus of the coming months. Locally, DAGT has to inform the International Chair of its GPP in-person voting centers by December 31. One will be in Antigua, March 3rd, at Café Condessa from 9:00am to 6:00pm. Kee will confirm with owner/member Ginger Hooven. Kee will also check with Scotney and Hyung about possible in-person voting centers or remote voting assist events in Guatemala City and Lake Atitlán area during GPP week. At the close of in-person voting, all paper ballots must be counted and totals reported by email to the International Chair and then mailed by DHL or other international courier to the International Chair.

Promoting the GPP by FB, email, Website, newspapers, and other means will be very important for maximizing turnout.

GPP guidelines and checklists will be issued by Democrats Abroad once the DA Delegate Selection Plan is approved by the DNC, which is expected shortly.

Voter registration events will begin March 14, 2020, in Antigua. The plan is to hold one per month up to the general election in November. Some will be on weekends and others during the week. Kee will coordinate with Hyung for events around Lake Atitlán.

 

The DAGT Excom will meet on December 17, at 1pm EST, via Skype only.

 

Travel Notes: Mary Lou will be in and out. John will in the USA Nov 21 to December 29, 2019. Hyung will be away December 17 to January 7, 2020.

 

Adjourned: 12:59 pm.

 


DAGT October 2019 Meeting Minutes

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Minutes of Democrats Abroad Guatemala

Executive Committee meeting on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:00 noon at Café  Teatro El Sitio and via Skype

Members in Attendance: John Chudy, Chair; Kee Adams Evans, Events Coordinator; Hyungjoon Jin, Member at Large; Sheryl Larson, Member; and via Skype, Scotney Young, Media Contact; and Juan Pablo Aris, Counsel.

 

Per our bylaws (paragraph 19.3), all meetings are open to all members. 

Called to order at 11:59

Approval of Agenda and Minutes: Minutes from September meeting and October agenda were approved with spelling corrections.

Treasurer’s report: Current balance is Q4538.

Chair’s Report: A new recruiting email for Treasurer and Secretary will go out in November. Also needed are MeetUp Group chair for Guatemala City and start-up leader for Huehuetenango. Scotney said she continues to talk to friends and acquaintances for interest in joining DAGT and their interest in one of the open positions especially MeetUp Chair for Guatemala City.

Amending DAGT bylaws to coincide with DPCA charter on officer elections and terms of office is under consideration and other amendments so that DAGT’s bylaws are consistent with the DPCA Charter. Proposed amendments would be voted on by the full membership at DAGT’s Annual General Meeting in 2020.

All DAGT members should join DA’s Hispanic Caucus chaired by Michael Ramos, DA Australia. Join the Hispanic Caucus at: https://www.democratsabroad.org/hc.  In addition to bringing issues of importance to light, Michael has launched a series of Podcasts of interest to caucus members and DA members alike. Podcasts can be heard at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/democrats-abroad-hispanic-caucus-podcast/id1476121999.

Events for 2019:Next Movie Night will be Thursday, October 24th featuring Black Klansman at Casa Convento Concepciٕón at 6:30pm. Fahrenheit 11/9 will be featured November 19th.

Voter registration events will begin again in January 2020, to be held monthly up to the general election in November.

Debate Watch Party- October 15th.  Thanks to Kee and Dave for hosting the watch party. Despite heavy rain and 12 candidates over three hours of debate, eight hardy Democrats showed up to share the spectacle. Attendees were in agreement that this was the best debate so far with questions and answers more focused on substance than on show. The DNC will offer a debate in November, with the date, place and participating candidates to be determined. Dave and Kee will again host.

Americas Region News: Americas Regional Meeting to be held October 25 - 26, 2019 in San Jose, Costa Rica. The meeting, originally scheduled for in-person attendees only, is now available via Webex. Via Webex, John and Kee will participate both Friday and Saturday, and Scotney will participate on Saturday. Other members of the Excom and the general membership interested in getting involved in the 2020 election are encouraged to join in. Here is a link to sign-up. https://forms.gle/sa7MBrkwBtc7uvsw8. Webex participants are asked to contribute $10 for one day or $15 for both days to help cover digital transmission costs, donations accepted via Paypal to demoratsabroadcostarica@gmail.com.  Friday’s agenda, after introductions and opening remarks, features the Global Primary, Communications timeline and rules, and Ballot Request/Registration processes; Saturday’s agenda will stress phone banking, the Delegate Selection Plan and conventions to elect delegates from DA to the National Convention in Milwuakee, and Communications Outreach and Talking Points.

DAGT November Excom meeting: Thursday, November 14th, 12:00 noon at Café Teatro El Sitio and via Skype.

Travel Notes: Mary Lou will be in and out. John will in the USA Nov 21 to December 29, 2019.

 

Adjourned: 1:01pm.

 


DA September Updates

SEPTEMBER UPDATES FROM DEMOCRATS ABROAD!

 

We're in, we're out, we're in... Universal Postal Agreement

Good news for our voters this fall - after very intense negotiations in Geneva this week, the US did not pull out of the Universal Postal Union. The not so good news - postal rates for mail delivery to the US will go up, rate details still unknown. Here's the story  

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From Tom’s Desk

Check out DNC Chair Tom Perez on The Electables podcast talking about impeachment and see what else he has been up to here

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In case you missed it... DA conversation with Mayor Pete

Democrats Abroad is trying to schedule conversations with all the Democratic candidates. If you missed our first candidate call yesterday with Mayor Pete, we've got you covered. Here's the video link

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Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary 

Still haven't had time to check out the Democrats Abroad ballot access petition process but have 5 minutes now? Democrats Abroad has just launched our petitions platform for Democratic presidential candidates who want to add their name to our primary ballot next year.

Here's your handy link to the petition platform

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Update from the Taxation Task Force: 

The Federal Passport Revocation Policy that was enacted as part of the 2015 FAST Act has come into effect. The IRS is providing the State Department with the names of persons with outstanding and unresolved federal tax debts of $52,000 or more. Those being subjected to this provision should have been provided with notice and opportunities to cure under the policy's implementation rules.     The Tax Task Force  felt the rules had a good chance of protecting Americans abroad but ask that you keep an ear to the ground and let us know if you hear of Americans abroad who have had their passports revoked or have had their application for a passport denied as a result of this policy. Please send comments or questions to taxationtf@democratsabroad.org.

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September Minutes for DAGT Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of Democrats Abroad Guatemala

Executive Committee meeting on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 12:00 noon at El Sitio Café and via Skype

Members in Attendance: John Chudy, Chair; Mary Lou Ridinger, Vice Chair; Kee Adams Evans, Events Coordinator, and via Skype, Scotney Young, Media Contact.

 

Per our bylaws (paragraph 19.3), all meetings are open to all members. 

Called to order at 12:06

Approval of Agenda and Minutes: Minutes from August meeting and September agenda were approved

Treasurer’s report: Current balance is unchanged at Q4428.

Chair’s Report: A new recruiting email for Treasurer and Secretary will go out in November.

Also needed, MeetUp Group chair for Guatemala City and start one in Huehuetenango.

Mary Lou, stressed that DAGT needs new and younger leadership to ensure the integrity of our country committee going forward. Scotney said she would canvass friends and acquaintances for interest in joining DAGT and if already members, their interest in one of the open positions.

Amending DAGT bylaws to coincide with DPCA charter on officer elections and terms of office is under consideration. Paragraph14.1 should be amended at the Annual General Meeting in March 2020.

Events for 2019

Movie Night Thursday, September 26th. Matewan will be shown at CCC on at 6:30pm. Kee will send out a promotional email. Black Klansman will be shown October 24th and Fahrenheit 11/9 will be featured November 19th.

Debate Watch Party- September 12th.  Thanks to Kee and Dave for hosting. Mary Lou commented that the watch parties are best when well attended and there is a chance to discuss among participants their perceptions, comments and clarifications.

The next debate will be over two nights, October 15th and 16th, to take place at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, and will feature 11 candidates. If one of the 11 candidates drops out before the 15th, the debate will be for only one night. Kee and Dave have offered to host a watch party again for October.

Fund Raisers: DAGT bumper sticker campaign and other items including buttons and swag received from DA Germany will be for sale at the movie night and debate watch parties. John will provide Kee a price list for the new items received from DA Germany.

Americas Region News: (1) Americas Regional Meeting to be held October 25 - 26, 2019 in San Jose, Costa Rica. Guatemala, Chile and Peru are the only country committees in the region not attending. (2) Monthly updates for verifying older members will continue. Country committees find this approach more efficient than waiting for one big effort in January.

DAGT October Excom meeting: Thursday, Oct 17th, 12:00 noon at El Sitio and via Skype.

Travel Notes: Kee and Dave will be in West Virginia from o/a 26 October to o/a 11 November. Mary Lou will be in and out. Hyung will be in New Jersey Sep 29 to Oct 2.

 

Adjourned: 1:46pm.


August DAGT Excom Meeting Minutes

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Minutes of Democrats Abroad Guatemala

Executive Committee meeting on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 12:00 noon at El Sitio Café and via Skype

Members in Attendance: John Chudy, Chair; Kee Adams Evans, Events Coordinator; Dave Evans, Acting Treasurer; and via Skype Hyungjoon Jin, Member at Large, Scotney Young, Media Contact, and Aimee Van Cleave, US Peace Corps Volunteer

 Per our bylaws (paragraph 19.3), all meetings are open to all members.

Call to order : 12:06pm

Approval of Agenda and Minutes: July minutes and August agenda approved.

Treasurer’s report:  Our balance as of August 15 is Q4428 (after adding back in Q95 unspent for July 18 Movie Night).

Chair’s Report:  Aimee Van Cleave, a newly active Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala, was introduced as GOTV liaison with Peace Corps Volunteers in Guatemala.  Following several months of language and cross cultural training, Aimee was recently assigned to her post in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, and to her new job with the Ministry of Agriculture. Prior to joining Peace Corps, Aimee worked for the Association of State Democratic Committees (ASDC), covering western states. The mission of the ASDC is to help build strong state parties in order to elect Democrats from the State House to the White House. Prior to ASDC, Aimee served as Executive Director for the Wyoming State Democratic Party. She also has campaign experience around the United States, which among the more significant ones is that of Sen. Maggie Hassan’s of New Hampshire. Aimee will work with Kee on out-reach to the 150 Peace Corps Volunteers in Guatemala and to the extended NGO community that Peace Corps works with. Welcome Aimee!

Another recruitment email to replace our Secretary and Treasurer will go out in November, after the Democratic presidential candidate field has thinned a bit and corresponding enthusiasm has begun to pick up. Filling the Guatemala City MeetUp Group chair and establishment of one in Huehuetenango remains active.

Counsel, Juan Pablo Aris, got stuck in traffic near Barcenas and was unable to make the meeting, and therefore was unable to report on amending the DAGT bylaws. We will look for that report next month.

Events for 2019: The next Movie Night will feature Matewan to be presented in September, at Casa Convento Concepción, date and time TBD. Sound issue remains to be addressed. A small amplifier which should correct the problem will arrive in country September 5th. We decided that a return to a regular monthly schedule of films is the best way to maintain interest. Another showing of Fahrenheit 11/9 will be set for October, date TBD.

Debate Watch Party: The next debate will be take place September 12th to be held in Houston, TX. Dave and Kee have offered to host a watch party at their home.

Fund Raisers: Democrats Abroad Guatemala bumper sticker campaign continues to go very well. Stickers are available for purchase at movie night, debate watch parties and voter registration events as long as supplies last, at Q20 each or three for Q50. Scotney has designed a Facebook challenge for best display of the bumper sticker. Kee and Scotney will continue to encourage member participation in the challenge.

2019 FPCA promotion: Kee and Scotney have been discussing filming one or more short videos on the preparation of your FPCA.

Americas Regional Meeting: To be held October 25 - 26, 2019 in San Jose, Costa Rica. Focus is GOTV and DA tools to enhance GOTV work including training on VoteFromAbroad.Org and approaches on outreach to voters. Americas Regional Meeting to be held October 25 - 26, 2019 in San Jose, Costa Rica. Focus is GOTV and DA tools to enhance GOTV work including training on VoteFromAbroad.Org and approaches on outreach to voters. DAGT’s representatives? The next regular monthly meeting will be September 19th via Webex at 3pm Guatemala time. A reminder and login information will be shared with the DAGT Excom prior to this meeting.

DAGT September Excom meeting: Thursday, September 19th at 12:00 noon local time, at El Sitio café in Antigua and on Skype

Travel Notes: Scotney will be traveling to the USA Sept 5-16. Hyung will be away in Texas, September 19-22, and in New Jersey September 29 to October 2.

Adjourned: 1:14 pm


DNC Chair Tom Perez in Mexico!

On September 28th, DNC Chair Tom Pérez will be in Mexico City for exclusive events, sharing ideas about 2020 strategy and helping to empower Democratic voters abroad. This is a unique chance to get an up-close view of how Democrats are working to build a better, brighter, fairer future for everyone.

 

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Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about everything going into the fight against Donald Trump. In this crucial election, we need everyone educated, engaged and energized. Join us!

 

Saturday, September 28 | 9:30 am

Join Chairman Perez for breakfast. This will be a larger event with plenty of energy. Get your day going by meeting like-minded Democrats and sharing the excitement about organizing and mobilizing voters everywhere. 

Details attached; please RSVP here:

 

 

Saturday, September 28 | 7:00 pm

You are cordially invited to an intimate dinner featuring Chairman Perez and capped at just 25 attendees. Enjoy a splendid meal and get a front-row seat as we share ideas about the fight ahead and how we win in 2020. 

Details attached; please RSVP here:

 

 

The race to defeat Donald Trump is in full swing and the DNC is hard at work building the strength and the organization to support our nominee from the moment they accept the nomination. We know Republicans will stop at nothing to hand tax cuts to billionaires, take away your healthcare, roll back environmental regulations and target immigrants. That’s why we must win back the White House, take back the Senate, and flip statehouses across the country.


If you are in Mexico and are interested in joining our team of passionate and dedicated volunteers, fill out the form here: