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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.




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DA Italy Leadership:

Nancy Fina
| DA Italy Chair
bob vallier
| DA Italy Vice Chair, DA Italy Florence Secretary
Patty Howard
| DA Italy Secretary, DA Italy Milan Secretary
Lynn Chasson
| DA Italy Treasurer
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    Black Lives Matter Vigil


    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

    ― Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail, 16 April 1963

    The time has come to stand up and testify against the institutionalized racism embedded in the power institutions of the United States. The Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus invites you to join us on a call.    

    During the vigil, our members and allies will be able to step up and raise their voices against the atrocities happening in the United States right now. If you are interested in speaking please fill in this form

    You are not alone.



    Location Local Event Start Time
    Vancouver, Canada 10:00 PDT
    Washington DC, USA 13:00 EDT
    London, United Kingdom 18:00 BST
    Frankfurt, Germany 19:00 CEST
    Athens, Greece 20:00 EEST
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 21:00 GST
    Beijing, China 01:00 CST*
    Fiji 06:00 FJST*

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    Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy, April 29, 2020

    United States of America, Department of State

    The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.

    On April 26, the Italian government released a new health decree. It clarifies that as of May 4, travel within the same region for work, health reasons, emergencies, or visits to immediate family members or relatives is allowed as long as social distancing protocols are respected (use of face coverings/protective masks and maintaining distance between persons of at least one meter). Movement between regions is prohibited except for justifiable work purposes, health reasons, emergencies or if returning to one’s residence. Self-declaration forms are still required. As of May 4, individual outdoor exercise and access to public parks are permitted as long as social distancing measures are respected. For more details please see the Italian Civil Protection’s website; please also note that some regional decrees may be more or less restrictive than the national decree.

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 06:30 PM Rome Time · €15.00 EUR
    Virtual Event in Rome, Italy

    Virtual Enoteca visit: Drinking wine democratically in Italy with Robert Camuto and Ev Thomas

    Grab a glass of wine and join Robert Camuto, a prize-winning journalist, wine writer and author; as he discusses
    “Drinking democratically in Italy” with his special guest, Ev Thomas of Terramante Winery.

    Robert will speak about how climate change, tariffs, and even Covid - affects wine pioneers in Italy and Europe. 
    He will also speak about Italy’s unique cultural, geographical and viticultural diversity - all of which come together in its wines from big and small growing areas - brought to the world by a new generation of vintners. 

    He will preview his third book - this one a series of portraits focusing on southern Italy - due out in 2021 and will talk about some of his favorite Italian summer wines. 

    As a special treat, Robert will interview Ev about his passionate journey from a painter involved in the San Francisco art scene to a winemaker in the heart of Italy’s Umbria. 

    Ev will share the story behind his wine called Porcamiseria.

    This event will raise money to Get Out the Vote in 2020. 
    Your support will help us reach more Americans Living in Italy to VOTE!



    July 12th at 6:30 P.M. CET


    Robert Camuto is a prize-winning journalist and author.
    His critically-acclaimed first book, Corkscrewed: Adventures in the New French Wine Country was published in 2008 (University of Nebraska Press 2008) is a pilgrimage through the 21st century’s changing French wine country.

    His second book, Palmento: A Sicilian Wine Odyssey - explores Sicily - from its cuisines to its history, mores, culture, and anti-mafia movement - viewed through the prism of wine and winemakers. It was published in 2010; New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov called it a "beautiful, enthralling work."

    A native New Yorker with Italian grandparents, Camuto started an alternative newsweekly in Fort Worth Texas in the 1990s. After he sold the paper, he moved to the South of France with his French-born wife and Texan son in 2001. For the last five years, the couple have made Verona their base.

    Learn more @robertcamuto


    Ev Thomas and Terramante Winery.
    An American artist and his Sicilian wife, Claudia, started the vineyard in 2005. As with all stories in Italy, they encountered many bumps but also a few pleasant surprises since they bought a tiny tower house on the outskirts of Todi (on a hill about 35 miles south of Assisi).

    Terramante is a small, organic, family winery in the center of Umbria. Their focus is on small-batch, high-quality production in limited quantities. The main grape is Sangiovese but uses also Sagra tino and Foglia Tonda.

    Thomas says “I still think of myself as an artist, even with what I’m doing. For me, a glass of wine always represents a celebration of a good day’s work...if you work with your hands you are a worker. If you work with your hands and your head you are an artisan. And if you work with your hands, your head and your heart you are an artist.”



    Get Out The Vote Fundraising Extravaganza
    is a series of events to help raise funds for DA Italy. 
    Your support will lead Democrats to victory in November 2020!
    CLICK HERE to learn more about our plans and costs to Get Out the Vote.

    Please RSVP and make your donation at least 48 hours prior to the event
    to allow time for processing. 
    Also, include your email address so we can send you the event link.

    You must install Zoom on your computer or smartphone.
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    Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 06:30 PM Rome Time · 4 rsvps

    DA Italy Milan Book Club

    WHAT: DA Milan Book Club
    WHEN: Tuesday, July 14th @ 18:30
    WHERE: On Webex!

    Take a break and meet fellow bookworms as we select our summer reading list for discussion! All new members will receive a copy of "The Room Where It Happened" by John Bolton.

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