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Everything is turning from grey to green here in Prague as April gusts clear the clouds away. The weather matches the month - which is busy as we prepare for the Tokyo AGM, an exciting visit by DNC Chair Tom Perez, and run GOTV actions around the world.

Do you have questions about voter registration or phone banking? Would you like to hear what other committees are doing to get out the vote? Join the conversation (and read past topics) by joining the GOTV email list. To get started, email gotv@democratsabroad.org and ask to be added.

All the work that DA does wouldn't be possible without each of us volunteering our time, which is why April is a special month for us. It's Volunteer Month, and to help celebrate, our Comms team is writing a series of stories on the the volunteers that power your committees. Nominate a volunteer (or two!) here.

Do you have a resolution or proposed charter amendment you'd like to send in? You still have 20 days to get them in. Email resolutions to Susan Vaillant and send your amendment suggestions to the Bylaws team through this online form.

And if you're interested in the amendments already in the schedule, do remember to stop by the hearings this week and next. Head here for more information.

Before I wrap up, Amanda Mohar (Comms team) wants to remind you all that she has office hours on Friday. Stop by if you have questions about media outreach, social media, your newsletters, email and more!

Our next ExCom meeting is today at 8am DC time. Our Excom meetings are on Thursdays at 8am DC time unless otherwise noted. As always we'd be delighted to have you join as a guest. If you're interested, get in touch with Jeffrey at secretary@democratsabroad.org and he'll send you the link to the meeting.

Thank you for all that you do!

Best, Julia

Julia Bryan

International Chair, Democrats Abroad

Mark your calendars
1st bylaws hearing - April 7 (webex)

2nd bylaws hearing - April 14 (webex)

3rd bylaws hearing - April 21 (webex)

Tom Perez reception – April 26 (London)

Annual General Meeting – May 25 - 27th (Tokyo)

2018 GOTV calendar

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Today's DAGT Update!

The minutes from the DAGT 2018 Annual General Meeting of March 24th, are now ready and attached HERE. Take a few minutes to read them if you want to be fully up to date on happenings with your Democrats Abroad Guatemala country committee. Let us know if you have any comments or questions. Send them to Lyn Totino, Secretary, at : allyntotino@gmail.com.

While we’re at it, have you committed to voting? If you haven’t already requested your ballot for the 2018 midterm elections by completing and submitting a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), please do so right away at: www.votefromabroad.org VFA . Commit to vote

If you need help, then try to attend one of our voter registration events. Our next one is in Antigua on Saturday, April 14th, 11am to 2pm at Enlaces on 6th Avenida norte. Otherwise, watch your inbox for email notices of upcoming voter registration events regarding dates, times and places or check the Revue magazine for our ads – or contact one the following DAGT voter registration principals for more personal help:

Voter Registration Standing Committee Chair: Kee Kalwara, keekalwara@gmail.com

Guatemala City MeetUp Group Chair: Hyungjoon Jin, Hyungree@gmail.com

Lake Atitlán MeetUp Group Chair: Traci Styner, tracisd@gmail.com

Occidente MeetUp Group Chair: Sara Castellano, sarafem@gmail.com

Occidente MeetUp Group Deputy Chair, Rachael Shenyo, rshenyo@yahoo.com Quetzaltenango/Huehuetenango areas

The Executive Committee

Democrats Abroad Guatemala

DA Guatemala
http://www.democratsabroad.org/


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Remember, We Have More Caps and Calendars Available!

We’ve restocked our shelves with Lo Siento por El Imbécil ball caps. Get yours while supplies last. Only Q85 and you’ll be not only smartly politically attired, but will be demonstrating empathy with many of our Guatemalan hosts who are confused and surprised over the reality TV antics of our current administration, and helping Democrats Abroad Guatemala to reach out to as many overseas voters as possible this important midterm election year so they can register, request their ballots, and vote.

We also have a few 2018 Women’s Caucus calendars remaining. These aren’t your run of the mill calendar. Only on this calendar can you test your women’s achievement IQ. For example, who was the first Black US woman delegate to the United Nations? You’ll have to buy the calendar to find out. They’re marked down 50% given that we’re already through a quarter of the year. Q50 will get you one of these gorgeous calendars.

To reserve a cap or a calendar, send an email to mayadems@yahoo.com, or call 7832-4581 or 5783-3633.

And thank you for supporting Democrats Abroad Guatemala and our Get Out the Vote efforts.

The Executive Committee

Democrats Abroad Guatemala


DA Guatemala
http://www.democratsabroad.org/

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DAGM May 25-27 Tokyo

The Democrats Abroad Global Meeting will be taking place on May 25 - May 27. The standard meeting topics will be accompanied by trainings and guest speakers, and there will be exciting nighttime activities including a choose-your-own-adventure style of restaurant options, a traditional Japanese-style restaurant, and other activities.

We are encouraging as many participants as possible to come in person. Don't miss the opportunity to represent your country, connect with DA leaders from around the world, and see the beauty of Japan during one of its best seasons.


Find out more about the event here: https://dageneralmeetingtokyo.weebly.com

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Update From Julia Bryan March 29

What a weekend! Hundreds of members rallied in March for Our Lives events around the world. It was fantastic to hear from our virtual marchers too. The New York Times, Huff Post and Twitter were the biggest promoters of our actions, with many smaller media agencies mentioning DA as well. Thanks to every organizer for your massive work, and to marchers for getting out there! And many thanks also for your social posts. #votefromabroad posts on Twitter from last weekend have reached nearly 1.3 million people so far!

Are you going to be in London, UK in April? If yes, please sign up for the Tom Perez reception on April 26th. This is a fundraising event for our study abroad outreach work and a great opportunity to meet with Chairman Perez to hear his thoughts on the future of the party.

A month later, on May 25th, we'll be meeting in Tokyo, Japan for the Democrats Abroad Annual General Meeting. For more information on the meeting, visit the beautiful website made by the DA Japan team!

The Tiny Action for this week encourages our members to make sure they are registered, and warns of state voter roll purges. States such as Wisconsin are deactivating hundreds of thousands of voter registration records so we urge everyone to pay attention to this issue.

Bylaws hearings are coming up throughout April, giving everyone the chance to talk through proposals to amend the Democrats Abroad Charter. For more details visit the Bylaws committee wiki page (login dems password persist).

Our next ExCom meeting is today at 9am DC time. Our Excom meetings are on Thursdays at 8am DC time unless otherwise noted. As always we'd be delighted to have you join as a guest. If you're interested, get in touch with Jeffrey at secretary@democratsabroad.org and he'll send you the link to the meeting.

Thank you for all that you do!

Best, Julia

Julia Bryan

International Chair, Democrats Abroad

Mark your calendars
1st bylaws hearing - April 7 (webex)

2nd bylaws hearing - April 14 (webex)

3rd bylaws hearing - April 21 (webext) April 14

Tom Perez reception – April 26 (London)

Annual General Meeting – May 25 - 27th (Tokyo)

2018 GOTV calendar

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Check Out Our Events in the Antigua Guide!

http://www.theantiguaguide.com/event/democrats-abroad-voter-registration-3/?instance_id=2126

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DEMOCRATS ABROAD GUATEMALA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and March For Our Lives: TOMORROW

Third reminder: Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 11:00 AM to 1 PM, Casa Convento Concepción 4a calle oriente, # 41, La Antigua, Guatemala. If you are unable to attend in person, then please give your proxy to someone who will be attending by completing a proxy form CLICK HERE FOR PROXY FORM https://www.democratsabroad.org/r?u=https%3A%2F%2Fd3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net%2Fdemocratsabroad%2Fmailings%2F8608%2Fattachments%2Foriginal%2FPROXY_FORM_DAGT.doc%3F1521735526&e=5ddd58c8d5bb71deded6623901701f1a&utm_source=democratsabroad&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gt_230318&n=2 and returning it either to our Secretary, Lyn Totino, or to our events chairperson, Kee Kalwara (instructions are on the form).

 All you need to do is download the proxy form into WORD, type in your information, save it with your name, for example, DA_Guatemala_Proxy_John Doe, and return it to Lyn or Kee as an email attachment. It’s best to mark your proxy GENERAL, and TRANSFERABLE. Also, we will be dedicating the AGM to the March For Our Lives. Following the meeting, members attending are invited to join Mykell Winterowd and Jack Leeth, who are organizing a local March For Our Lives in solidarity with the main march that will be taking place in Washington, D.C. on the same day and at the same time.

So come to our AGM with your MFOL sign ready to join Mykell and Jack after we adjourn.


Coffee, soft drinks and cookies will be available.


 DA members and U.S. Citizens invited.

 Information: John Chudy at: 7832-4581, or mayadems@yahoo.com

DA Guatemala

http://www.democratsabroad.org/

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DEMOCRATS ABROAD GUATEMALA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and March For Our Lives: Saturday, March 24

Second reminder: Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 11:00 AM to 1 PM, Casa Convento Concepción 4a calle oriente, # 41, La Antigua, Guatemala.

If you are unable to attend in person, then please give your proxy to someone who will be attending by completing a proxy form CLICK RIGHT HERE FOR PROXY FORM: https://www.democratsabroad.org/r?u=https%3A%2F%2Fd3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net%2Fdemocratsabroad%2Fmailings%2F8607%2Fattachments%2Foriginal%2FPROXY_FORM_DAGT.doc%3F1521732451&e=5ddd58c8d5bb71deded6623901701f1a&utm_source=democratsabroad&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gt_220318&n=2

and returning it either to our Secretary, Lyn Totino, or to our events chairperson, Kee Kalwara (instructions are on the form). All you need to do is download the proxy form into WORD, type in your information, save it with your name, for example, DA_Guatemala_Proxy_John Doe, and return it to Lyn or Kee as an email attachment. It’s best to mark your proxy GENERAL, and TRANSFERABLE.

Also, we will be dedicating the AGM to the March For Our Lives, and following the meeting, members attending the meeting are invited to join Mykell Winterowd and Jack Leeth, who are organizing a local March For Our Lives in solidarity with the main march that will be taking place in Washington, D.C. on the same day and at the same time. So come to our AGM with your MFOL sign ready to join Mykell and Jack after we adjourn.

Coffee, soft drinks and cookies will be available. DA members and U.S. Citizens invited. Information: John Chudy at: 7832-4581, or mayadems@yahoo.com

DA Guatemala
http://www.democratsabroad.org/

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News from the ExCom, March 22



This Saturday's March for Our Lives will be a memorable day, as we march in more than 37 cities around the world. Interested Americans are getting in touch with us about your events so please do add them to the site if they are not already there.
http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democratsabroad.org%2Fmarch_for_our_lives_worldwide


Many thanks to Amanda Mohar and the Comms team for their work rolling out the March for Our Lives Action pack for the weekend. If you missed Amanda's email, you can find the pack on the wiki (login dems, pwd persist).
http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwiki.democratsabroad.org%2Fdisplay%2FCommsResource%2FMarch%2BFor%2BOur%2BLives%2BResources
http://demsabroad.mobilize.io

Our Tiny Action this week will push the March for Our Lives virtual rally that we are hosting for anyone not near a march. We've already received dozens of photos from members and are looking forward to seeing more come in this weekend.
/links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democratsabroad.org%2Ftiny_action_march_for_our_lives_wherever_you_are

Don't forget to join the webinar Black Women and Activism - Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round today at 2pm DC time (7pm CET due to the time change). http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%2Flinks%3Flid%3DA5qL9vjT8QpMtuSmHMkLUA%26token%3D%252A%257CTOKEN%257C%252A%26url%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.democratsabroad.org%252Fbc_webinar_ain_t_gonna_let_nobody_turn_me_round_black_women_and_activism


Tickets are going fast for the April 26th Tom Perez reception in London, so sign up now. We have early bird and student pricing available too.
http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democratsabroad.org%2F2018_perez_reception_london

Our next ExCom meeting is today at 9am DC time. Our Excom meetings are on Thursdays at 8am DC time unless otherwise noted. As always we'd be delighted to have you join as a guest. If you're interested, get in touch with Jeffrey at secretary@democratsabroad.org and he'll send you the link to the meeting.


Thank you for all that you do!


Best, Julia


Julia Bryan

International Chair, Democrats Abroad


Mark your calendars

Women's History Month – March 1-31
Black Women and Activism Webinar - March 22 (on zoom)
http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democratsabroad.org%2Fbc_webinar_ain_t_gonna_let_nobody_turn_me_round_black_women_and_activism
March for Our Lives - March 24 (around the world)
http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democratsabroad.org%2Fmarch_for_our_lives_worldwide
Progressive Caucus Action Update - March 25th (on webex)
Tom Perez reception – April 26 (London)
http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.democratsabroad.org%2F2018_perez_reception_london
Annual General Meeting – May 25 - 27th (Tokyo)

2018 GOTV calendar
http://demsabroad.mobilize.io/links?lid=gZ3a73CbLtB_ASNszlunfA&token=LRPjYefu78Ga_7Vn_UiC3w&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%2Flinks%3Flid%3DA5qL9vjT8QpMtuSmHMkLUA%26token%3D%252A%257CTOKEN%257C%252A%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%252Flinks%253Flid%253DW0_ckURQI1i4kS-AV_Q0gw%2526token%253D%25252A%25257CTOKEN%25257C%25252A%2526url%253Dhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%25252Flinks%25253Flid%25253DPB9XG39ddcvHjzPO8YxdyA%252526token%25253D%2525252A%2525257CTOKEN%2525257C%2525252A%252526url%25253Dhttp%2525253A%2525252F%2525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%2525252Flinks%2525253Flid%2525253DQ3u-vPnHkcHZ72pfMI2tjA%25252526token%2525253D%252525252A%252525257CTOKEN%252525257C%252525252A%25252526url%2525253Dhttp%252525253A%252525252F%252525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%252525252Flinks%252525253Flid%252525253Dw3lZ76MgvvPUuFSR0GJeOQ%2525252526token%252525253D%25252525252A%25252525257CTOKEN%25252525257C%25252525252A%2525252526url%252525253Dhttp%25252525253A%25252525252F%25252525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%25252525252Flinks%25252525253Flid%25252525253DaBBMolM7BKDpzYNOmD3yfw%252525252526token%25252525253D%2525252525252A%2525252525257CTOKEN%2525252525257C%2525252525252A%252525252526url%25252525253Dhttp%2525252525253A%2525252525252F%2525252525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%2525252525252Flinks%2525252525253Flid%2525252525253D0npDN9JwWb6CYoFPsfzXAg%25252525252526token%2525252525253D%252525252525252A%252525252525257CTOKEN%252525252525257C%252525252525252A%25252525252526url%2525252525253Dhttp%252525252525253A%252525252525252F%252525252525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%252525252525252Flinks%252525252525253Flid%252525252525253Djjb8IMKUeYnT5oHOUG2rRA%2525252525252526token%252525252525253D%25252525252525252A%25252525252525257CTOKEN%25252525252525257C%25252525252525252A%2525252525252526url%252525252525253Dhttp%25252525252525253A%25252525252525252F%25252525252525252Fdemsabroad.mobilize.io%25252525252525252Flinks%25252525252525253Flid%25252525252525253DlLn7v6QvicWX1eXKGjwBiQ%252525252525252526token%25252525252525253D%2525252525252525252A%2525252525252525257CTOKEN%2525252525252525257C%2525252525252525252A%252525252525252526url%25252525252525253Dhttps%2525252525252525253A%2525252525252525252F%2525252525252525252Fdocs.google.com%2525252525252525252Fdocument%2525252525252525252Fd%2525252525252525252F1LAk6AEtd0EKY68R2vXiouTCcn29vZrax0YslB_l70rg%2525252525252525252Fedit
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