News

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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March for Our Lives Worldwide: March 24, 2018

Dear Democrat,

The news alert came in just as I finished making a poster for this week’s March For Our Lives. The headline: Breaking news: High school shooting in Maryland.

And I thought - enough. Enough. It’s time for a change.

Please join with Democrats Abroad as we rise and organize this Saturday in marches around the world.

https://www.democratsabroad.org/march_for_our_lives_worldwide?e=5ddd58c8d5bb71deded6623901701f1a&utm_source=democratsabroad&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gta_mfol2103am&n=2

And then help us vote out the politicians who are holding America back from common sense gun laws.

If you can’t join a rally in person, we hope you’ll join our virtual rally - and help us create a giant collage of Americans abroad standing with Parkland, from all around the world.

  1. Follow our friend’s example below, and print out this PDF: https://www.democratsabroad.org/r?u=https%3A%2F%2Fd3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net%2Fdemocratsabroad%2Fmailings%2F8586%2Fattachments%2Foriginal%2FENOUGH_A4_color.pdf%3F1521625851&e=5ddd58c8d5bb71deded6623901701f1a&utm_source=democratsabroad&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gta_mfol2103am&n=3
  2. Take a picture of you and your sign
  3. Reply to this email with your pic: info@democratsabroad.org

  4. Post your pic on social media with #DAResists and #VirtualMarchForOurLives
    - Don’t forget to make your post public so we can find it. Here's how  to do this on Facebook without impacting other privacy settings: https://www.democratsabroad.org/r?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fhelp%2F120939471321735%3Fhelpref%3Dfaq_content&e=5ddd58c8d5bb71deded6623901701f1a&utm_source=democratsabroad&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gta_mfol2103am&n=4
    - You can also use the hashtags #MarchForOurLives and #VoteFromAbroad, but #DAResists will make it easier for us to find your posts.

  5. If you're looking for other ways to speak out on gun reform, read the additional suggestions here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/dems_abroad_marches_for_our_lives?e=5ddd58c8d5bb71deded6623901701f1a&utm_source=democratsabroad&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gta_mfol2103am&n=5

  6. The students of Stoneman Douglas, and the thousands of students who have spoken up before and since, have proven that this generation can and will shape our country’s future, starting now. We believe in them, and we hope you’ll join us in our support.

    All the best,
    Julia


    Julia Bryan
    International Chair, Democrats Abroad


    Key to sustaining this movement will be ensuring that you vote this year. Have you sent in your ballot request this year? Remember, even if you voted in 2016 or 2017, you still need to request your ballot every calendar year.

    Don’t be disenfranchised! More here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/tiny_action_dont_be_disenfranchised?e=5ddd58c8d5bb71deded6623901701f1a&utm_source=democratsabroad&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gta_mfol2103am&n=6

  7. Join in and help us register voters: https://www.democratsabroad.org/tiny_action_register_voters?e=5ddd58c8d5bb71deded6623901701f1a&utm_source=democratsabroad&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gta_mfol2103am&n=7
  8. Democrats Abroad
    http://www.democratsabroad.org/

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[★Leadership★] News from the Excom, March 15

The blue wave keeps on rolling – this time through the hills of PA 18 where American abroad votes sent home the win to Conor Lamb this week! Many many thanks to the phone bankers who called our Pennsylvania voters to remind them to get out and vote.


Our GOTV efforts are attracting attention in DC, where states and the DNC now know us as their "margin of victory" for 2018. We have lots to do to make sure we keep up the effort, both at the global and at country committee level. To help us do our best, I've just submitted a SPIF grant proposal to the DNC asking for funding to support and expand our efforts.


Bill Derrough, the DNC’s Treasurer and a great guy to boot (he's chaperoning his son's class trip), will be in Rome on Tuesday, March 20th at 8:30pm. Join the DA Italy team for a memorable dinner with Bill and help raise funds for getting out the vote around the world.


It’s Women’s History Month, and the Global Black Caucus is celebrating with the webinar Black Women and Activism - Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round on Thursday, March 22nd at 2pm DC time (7pm CET due to the time change).


We're standing with March for Our Lives on March 24th in more than 20 cities and towns around the world. If you've got an event planned, please make sure to add it to democratsabroad.org so we can promote it widely in a global press release. The Comms team will also be sending out a toolkit tomorrow with a press release and more for your team's efforts.


The Global Progressive Caucus would love to hear from you at its first Action Update and How to Get Involved meeting on Sunday, March 25th at 7:30am DC time.


Our next ExCom meeting is today at 10am 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 (online)

Bill Derrough dinner - March 20 (Rome)
March for Our Lives - March 24 (around the world)
Tom Perez reception – April 26 (London)

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

2018 GOTV calendar
https://wiki.democratsabroad.org/login.action?os_destination=%2Fdownload%2Fattachments%2F17076786%2FHow%2520We%2520Win%2520in%25202018%2520-%2520DA%2520SPIF%2520Grant%2520Proposal%2520v3.pdf%3Fversion%3D1%26modificationDate%3D1521121931463%26api%3Dv2&permissionViolation=true

https://www.democratsabroad.org/dinner_with_bill_rome

https://www.democratsabroad.org/bc_webinar_ain_t_gonna_let_nobody_turn_me_round_black_women_and_activism

https://democratsabroad.webex.com/democratsabroad/e.php?AT=SI&MK=734412213

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LAk6AEtd0EKY68R2vXiouTCcn29vZrax0YslB_l70rg/edit
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Update on Expat Tax Reform

Dear Colleagues,
Last week the Taxation Task Force led a hardy delegation of Democrats Abroad through the halls of Congress to talk about expat tax reform. Our Leave Behind Pack attached herewith profiles our discussion agenda nicely.
So here are our takeaways.
· Residency Based Taxation – is generating some genuine action! In the office of Rep George Holding (R-NC) we received a short description of an RBT proposal hewn from discussions with a range of Americans abroad organisations. It needs development in order to generate support from, for example, those frightened by the prospect of inadequate anti- tax avoidance provisions. We learned this in subsequent discussions = Congressional reality check!
So our work to persuade Congress that RBT is a justified policy shift that can be implemented responsibly has taken yet another step forward.

· Tax Cuts and Jobs Act transition taxes - the serious problems being caused by the Repatriation Tax and GILTI Tax regime (for an explanation see here) are being brought to lawmakers’ attention by many frightened and angry business owners abroad, thank goodness.
The good news is that, despite the new provisions being exceedingly complex and difficult to explain, the need for a “fix” is well understood.
The bad, sad, sorry news is that it is on a long list of TC&JA flaws that will not be fixed in the short term.
Congress must pass an Omnibus appropriations bill no later than 23 March and the halls of Congress are filled with people pleading for urgent remedies for parts of the law that hurt themselves or their industry. The vast majority will go away empty-handed.
But SEE BELOW for what to do next about Repatriation and GILTI Taxes.
https://www.democratsabroad.org/remedy_repatriation_gilti_taxes
· FATCA Reform – we continue to talk about HR 2136, the “Overseas Americans Financial Access Act” as a remedy for the problems caused by FATCA, whose problems we no longer need to explain. We did, however, find ourselves briefing Congress on the FATCA judicial challenge. Despite Senator Rand Paul being a plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging FATCA on constitutional grounds, awareness of the case, Crawford et al v US Treasury, is very low.

As you may know from previous Task Force reports, the Crawford plaintiffs have asked the Supreme Court to review the decision of the lower courts to reject the case for lack of standing. The parties have now filed their pleadings to the Supreme Court. You can find them here.
For the sake of clarity, Democrats Abroad would be pleased for the U.S. Supreme Court to review Crawford et al on its merits and, once and for all, bring clarity to the question of whether FATCA is constitutional in regards to the fourth amendment (unreasonable searches and seizures), fifth amendment (equal protection) and eighth amendment (excessive fines), as well as the Intergovernmental Agreements.

· WEP repeal – we continue to promote sponsorship of HR1205, the “Social Security Fairness Act” which would eliminate the impact of the Windfall Eliminations Provision (WEP). The law has 176 co-sponsors and robust awareness. We will keep pushing.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1205/cosponsors

We also keep pushing HR 2710, the act that would establish a Commission on Americans Abroad and perhaps prevent the establishment of laws and regulations that unintentionally hurt Americans abroad. Which brings us back to the newest law that, because of hasty drafting and inadequate consideration, has unintended adverse consequences for some Americans abroad -
REPATRIATION/GILTI TAX: HURTS BUSINESS OWNERS ABROAD - ACTION REQUIRED!
Because Congress will not act urgently to enact a remedy, a diverse group of Americans abroad organisations is asking the Treasury/IRS to delay the law’s implementation. If you are a business owner abroad you are encouraged to participate in this grassroots campaign urging Treasury/IRS to issue a Notice that:
1. Delays Repatriation Tax payment until the IRS issues adequate guidance.
2. Provides an exemption from the Repatriation and GILTI taxes for Section 911 (non-resident) Americans.
The email-writing campaign outreach is aimed at relevant persons at Treasury and the IRS plus the leaders of the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee. You should also send this message to your elected representatives in both Houses regardless of their committee assignments. Please contact us with any questions.

https://www.democratsabroad.org/letter_campaign_repatriation_gilti_taxes
BACK TO THE DOOR KNOCK
We also discussed –
· Accidental Americans and the need for relief from the tax burdens inherent in renouncing US citizenship.
· Disenfranchised Americans born abroad – there are still 13 states which deny the UOCOVA right to vote to citizens who are born abroad and have never lived in the state. It shocks me how little concern this raises in many Congressional offices where aides respond that it is an issue that should be taken up with the state.
· Americans Abroad Caucus – we’re not even certain the caucus has been re-certified in the 115th Congress and it is more than half over! This caucus is suffering from neglect and may need an urgent re-boot.
A big thank you to Chip Seward, Becca Young, Jeffrey Cheng, Ken Sherman, Connie Borde and Martha McDevitt-Pugh for door knocking Congress with the DA tax team last week. You guys were great!
A big thank you also to those who contributed to the Door Knock preparation and materials (attached).
Thanks again to all of who continue to support the work of the Taxation Task Force.
Please contact us at any time with questions.

DA Taxation Task Force
taxationtf@democratsabroad.org
Julia Bryan - ex officio (Czech Republic)
Jennifer Cederwall (Sweden)
DeeDee Gierow (Sweden)
Rebecca Lammers (UK)
Carmelan Polce - Chair (Australia and New York)
Michael Ramos (Australia)
Joseph Smallhoover (France)
Orlando Vidal (UAE)

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DEMOCRATS ABROAD GUATEMALA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: Saturday, March 24, 2018


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

A quorum of 25 members is required to conduct business. We hope you can be physically present. If you cannot attend in person, then please give your proxy to someone who will be attending by completing the attached proxy form Here 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 is best to mark your proxy GENERAL, and TRANSFERABLE.

Proxy form here:

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Secretary’s Report – 2017 Minutes Approval
Treasurer’s Report and 2017 Accounts Approval
Chairperson’s Report of 2017
Communications Media Contact Report – 2017 activities
Events Coordinator Report for 2017
Events Coordinator – events and activities for 2018
Recognition of significant donors
Appointment of Communications Media Contact 2018-2019
Report on Americas Regional Meeting, January 25-27, 2018
DPCA Global Meeting Tokyo, Japan, May 25-27, 2018
Get Out The Vote 2018 – Commit to voting: www.IWillVote.com
Other items and recommendations from the floor
Adjournment
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

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