Welcome to Democrats Abroad Italy!

DA Italy is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Italy. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Italy please contact us.

Nancy Fina (Milan), Chair
Bob Vallier (Florence), Vice Chair
Democrats Abroad - Italy

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DA Italy Leadership:

Nancy Fina
| DA Italy Chair
Bob Vallier
| DA Italy Vice Chair, Global LGBT Caucus Co-Chair, DAItaly Florence Secretary
Emily Salm
| DA Italy Secretary
Michael Stiefel
| DA Italy Legal Counsel
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  • News

    June is Pride Month!

    June is Pride month and we can celebrate Italian-style with Pride events happening up and down the country! 

    We'd like to especially highlight the 1st USA Pride float at Rome Pride this year being organized by  Rachel Mascetta.  This is going to be a smashing event! Put on your Pride pants and get there, because you are invited!

    Check your local Pride event at our calendar here and share your participation with us! Send photos, tag us, or use the hashtag #DAItalyPride so we can find you!  

    Pride events calendar for the month of June

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    Residency-Based Taxation is gaining traction!

    The DA Tax Team, in collaboration with Democrat Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia and Republican Rep. George Holding of North Carolina, is making headway reforming dual-taxation on American citizens living abroad! 

    What can you do to progress RBT?

    The best thing you can do to progress RBT is to reach out to your elected representatives to remind them of the importance of this reform to you and your family and to ask for their support. Personal stories are the most effective. Include as much detail as you feel comfortable sharing. Call, write or send electronic messages to your House member and Senators. All outreach to those counting on your electoral support is helpful. If you get an interesting response that you think would be useful for us to know about in progressing our work, please send it through to us. We will follow up with your member.

    Click here for a sample script from our DA Tax Team. 

    Click here to find your Representative's contact information. 

    Click here to find your Senator's contact information. 

    Stay abreast of all the latest news and updates on Residency-Based Taxation via the DA Tax Team's blog here

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Fancy Toast in Milano, Italy

    March in Solidarity : We the People March

    March in Solidarity: We the People March

    Join the "Solidarity March"- to MAKE your voice heard and HOLD your politicians and candidates accountable!! Americans will march to demand accountability from our elected officials.

    We the People are marching to be seen and heard. We are marching to remind our elected officials that they work for us. We are marching because the current regime is a threat to our democracy and values. We are marching to demand accountability. Silence and inaction are complicity.

    There's political upheaval and discontent from the U.S. to Hong Kong, the U.K. to Italy. What are your top issues and priorities? Create your own poster at our pre-march brunch/lunch poster-making meetup! Come for coffee, brunch, all-you-can-eat "Pancake Repeat" (a delicious variety of sweet AND savory pancake stacks), "bowls", tacos, toasts! (No obligation to eat*) Bring your non-American friends too!!

    *Each attendee is responsible for purchasing their own food or beverage

    September 21, 2019 at 12pm - 6pm

    Fancy Toast
    Via Vittor Pisani 13
    MM3 Centrale
    Milan 20123

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    Theresa Morelli ·

    Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 01:30 PM · €5.00 EUR · 8 rsvps
    Parco Segantini in Milan, Italy


    Come for our last outdoor barbeque and picnic of the year in our very own private garden- with our Culinary Club's food challenge! We'll have a ballot box for the "Best Barbeque" (it can be anything- ribs, chicken, etc.) and the "Best Salad" (rice, potato, pasta, bean, mixed, fruit, whatever!)

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    Our gorgeous spacious venue has plenty of privacy, shade, sports area, peace, and a large grape roof overhead. Garden games, bikes, frisbees, guitars, children welcome!

    Free Parking in Via Romolo, from there turn right, Via Crollalanza and go 50 meters to the park entrance. 

    Cost: 5 euro & a potluck dish. Bar-b-ques and grills are welcome and allowed!