2020 DA Mexico Annual General Meeting

Corona Virus UpdateThis meeting will not take place at the scheduled date and time due to concerns about COVID-19. The organizing committee is in discussion about rescheduling or reconfiguring the meeting and more information will be posted as soon as it is available. Thank you for your understanding.

¡Be the Margin of Victory!

2020 is going to be a pivotal year for the future of American democracy. At Democrats Abroad Mexico, we remain committed to mobilizing the over 200,000 United States Voters in Mexico to restore respect, dignity, and integrity to our nation’s highest offices.

Getting Republicans out and Democrats in next year, however, is going to be a collective effort. It’s going to require us to work together nationwide like never before, keeping our eyes set on one main goal: getting each and every US voter in Mexico to vote.

We would thus like to cordially invite you to join us in our efforts by attending the

2020 Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Mexico focused on “Being the Margin of Victory” from

Friday, March 27 to Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the Hilton Guadalajara Midtown.


Democrats Abroad Mexico is pleased to announce that Ben LaBolt, one of the foremost political advisors and communications strategists in competitive US elections, will be the keynote speaker at their Annual General Meeting.

Ben LaBolt most notably served as the National Press Secretary for President Obama’s reelection campaign. He was also the leading strategist on a number of highly competitive races, including press secretary for then-Congressman Sherrod Brown’s first campaign for U.S. Senate, communications director for Rahm Emanuel’s first campaign for Mayor and White House spokesman for the efforts to confirm Justices Sotomayor and Kagan to the Supreme Court. 

In his afternoon keynote, LaBolt will explore what’s at stake in the 2020 elections, the role Democrats Abroad can play, and lessons learned from the Obama campaign. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from this leading and thought-provoking observer of the political scene.


A great series of events are planned to help us – Democrats across Mexico – connect and discuss our voter outreach efforts in 2020. These events are outlined in our tentative schedule, please check back for updates. Note: When using a US credit card, and presented the scroll down menu for issuer, choose Visa for Visa and Master for Master Card, when given a list of Mexican bank options.


  • On Friday, March 27th, we’ll kick off the weekend with a Welcome Cocktail Reception in the City of Roses on the pool terrace of the Hilton overlooking Guadalajara where we can connect with each other over drinks 6:00 PM.
  • On Saturday, March 28th, the workshops scheduled focusing on “Being the Margin of Victory will be held TBD. Following the workshops, hear from our keynote speaker who is passionate about getting out the vote in 2020 
  • On Sunday, March 29th, we will conduct our country business meeting at TBD and enjoy inspirational closing comments.

Register today for this exciting weekend with passionate and inspiring Democrats from across Mexico! Online registration will close on March 20th, 2020. Early registration is encouraged to help us plan and to avoid "at door" registration fees.


The cost to attend the main conference is $1,800 through March 20th. Ticket price on the day of the conference is $1,900. Included in this cost is the opening welcome reception, workshops, keynote speaker and coffee breaks. Other costs for the event are:

  • Optional Saturday Lunch: $300. (limited seating for 50 attendees)
  • Optional Saturday Cocktail: $TBD

Under the rules of the Democratic Party and Democrats Abroad, a fee for attending the Sunday morning business meeting is not allowed. However, we kindly ask for a donation to cover use of the conference facility, technical equipment, copies, and supplies. We ask that you donate this amount to cover the expenses of hosting the meeting and avoid drawing down the DA Mexico treasury, which is devoted to getting out the vote. Participants do have to pay for meals and coffee breaks.


Hotel Enjoy the conference in the comfort of the fabulous Hilton Guadalajara Midtown, a 5-star hotel in the heart of restaurants and shopping in Colonia Providencia. The hotel is gracious to allow conference attendees to book (per night) for $1,800 + IVA for a single or $2,000 + IVA for a double. These prices include a full gourmet breakfast buffet. You can cancel up to 48 hours before the conference at no charge. Rooms are limited, so we encourage you to reserve your rooms now or early on. Though these rates are good until March 15th, they are subject to the availability of rooms.

Included in your stay is a luxury accommodation with fabulous views, bellhop and maid service tips included, free standard Wi-Fi, full fitness center and open-air pool access, 24-hour room service, concierge services, and complimentary executive shuttle transportation to two zones – Sao Paolo restaurant zone and Andares Mall. Check-in 3:00 pm, Check-out 12:00 noon.

Parking is additional at $70 pesos per day. (this price still TBD)

The hotel will honor the same price for up to TWO nights both before and after the conference dates. Come and stay longer and enjoy all that Guadalajara has to offer! They will also accommodate a third or fourth person in a double room at $40 USD per night/per person plus IVA (sales tax), and this price includes breakfast. Please register with the hotel through the link below, but if you have any questions, please call Andrea Robles at 33-4160-0140.


Homestays will be available thanks to DA Mexico members in the Guadalajara area. If you are interested in having a homestay, please let us know by writing to Lily Walker at englishinternationalgdl@gmail.com

We hope that you will join us for this weekend geared at bringing Democrats together and energizing us for the momentous 2020 election season. On behalf of the entire volunteer team already at work planning the meeting, join us in "Being the Margin of Victory" in 2020!

March 27, 2020 at 6pm - March 29, 2020
Hilton Guadalajara Midtown
Av Adolfo Lopez Mateos
2405 300 Col, Italia Providencia
Guadalajara, Jalisco 44648
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Judy Wallesen ·