On June 26, Democrats Abroad Haiti held its 3rd annual General Assembly at Cafe 36. Congratulations to our newly elected officials who will lead DA Haiti during the next 2 years.
Amber Walsh, Chair
Gerald McElroy, Executive Vice Chair
Anna Reeve, Vice Chair for Membership
Rachel Pierre-Champagne, Treasurer
Radley Joseph, Secretary
Azalia Mitchell, Member-at-Large
Dr-Fritz Fils-Aime, Member-at-Large
Thank you to Meredith Jean-Baptiste for leading the election process!!
Thank you to everyone for volunteering your time and enthusiasm to support Democrats Abroad in Haiti!!
Despite limited movement and gas in Haiti a small group of us met on April 8th for an inspiring look at Costa Rica's daring and innovative approach to social democracy and peace through the elimination of their military, investment in healthcare and education and active engagement in international law. The move "A Bold Peace" gave great insight of the history of demilitarization and the challenges throughout...and ahead. If you are interested in borrowing this film to see it for yourself, just let us know ([email protected]).
The Executive Committee and several members met for the first Executive Committee meeting of 2019 on Jan. 29th. The objective was to make a plan to engage our current membership (which has grown from 50 to 100 over the last year), attract new members and to keep everyone engaged through a series of social and informative events.
We would like to see how we can engage some speakers to talk to us about immigration issues, PetroCaribe, and Haitian US veterans. We also plan to have a series of movie nights featuring films like A Bold Peace, Hidden Figures, RBG, A Day without Mexicans, etc.
We are also continuing our book club with The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World by Jeff Goodell.
If you have ideas or comments please feel free to contact us at [email protected]
By unanimous vote on May 25th at the Democrats Abroad Global Meeting, DA Haiti was welcomed as a full voting member of Democrats Abroad. We look forward to being part of this progressive organization giving voice to Americans living abroad. Here in Haiti we plan to grow our member community and get out the vote!
Solidarity matters! On Saturday, March 24th DA Members and friends gathered for social media posts to support the student-led March for Our Lives Movement to demand the safety of our children and action from our representatives for gun control. We also watched a film, Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA, to raise our awareness on the issue. Please see some pictures below from the event plus coverage by Democrats Abroad and the New York Times.
Photo by Rogan Schlassa
Welcome to Democrats Abroad Haiti!
We invite Americans living in Haiti to get involved with DA Haiti, the country committee for US Democrats living here. Please join Democrats Abroad and watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events. If you're interested in putting on an event yourself or helping to get out the vote, please get in touch with DA Haiti Chair, Amber Walsh, or Americas Regional Vice Chair, Jody Quinnell, who will help you coordinate and promote the activity.