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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.

Ryan Turner (Milan), Chair
Ginger DiGaetano (Tuscania), Vice Chair
Democrats Abroad - Italy

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DA Italy Leadership:

| DA Italy Chair
| DA Italy Vice-Chair
| DA Italy Secretary
| DA Italy Legal Counsel
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  • News

    DA Italy Meets in Madrid

    The regional meeting of Democrats Abroad was held one week ago in Madrid, Spain, and a significant percentage of the DA Italy leadership team took the time to participate in the two-day event. For many, this was not only the first Democrats Abroad leadership meeting, but it was also the first time they had met each other face-to-face. Volunteering for Democrats Abroad takes on new meaning when given the opportunity to talk with like-minded Americans and even more so when the meeting is as well-organized as this one was. The DA Spain team coordinated insightful sessions that covered all the areas of interest for activating Americans living outside the country, paying special attention to voter registration given the importance that holds for the 2018 mid-term elections. All of the sessions and events were excellent and the DA Italy team came back to the BelPaese full of new energy and ideas for connecting with Democrats living in their respective areas. Want to volunteer?

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    Don't let Congress forget the DACA Dreamers

    In September, President Trump put an arbitrary expiration date on the DACA program, forcing thousands of young immigrants to worry about being deported to countries they no longer call home. He put their fate in the hands of Congress and last week, the Senate failed to pass a bill to provide a path to citizenship for the Dreamers. Despite widespread, bipartisan support for DACA, Senators packed their bags and headed to home for a week without finishing what they started.

    Call your Senators’ and Representative’s state offices today. Tell your representatives not to forget the Dreamers and to pass a bill that will grant them legal status before the March 5th deadline imposed by President Trump.

    Find your Senators here.

    Find your Representative here.

    Add your voice to those being raised back home. Encourage your friends to host a sit in or rally in your home state.

    Click here for a sample call script



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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 07:00 PM · €15.00 EUR

    DA Milan Aperitivo and talk - Trump policy for Middle East

    We would like to remind you that you are invited to a special aperitivo evening with an absolutely amazing speaker Viviana Mazza, Middle East specialist for the Corriere della Sera.

     “Trump policy for Middle East, Iran and Saudi Arabia… Does he have one?”

    Cost & payment: €10 to the bar plus €5 is to defray organizational costs. Includes aperitif buffet and 1st drink. Additional drinks are €5.    RSVP obligatory because we need the numbers for the Bar to prepare 

    CancellationsPlease note that cancellations are required AT LEAST 24 hours in advance of the event,

    Viviana will enthrall you, her storytelling abilities seem effortless, and before you know it you will understand the complex problems of Middle East politics. She has just returned from a trip to Saudi Arabia and has much to tell us. Her in-depth knowledge, sensitivity to women’s issues and sparkling intelligence will make the evening memorable.

    Sunday, March 04, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Locanda Clandestina in Turin, Italy

    Aperi-expat: Every Vote Makes a Difference

    Please stop by anytime between 7pm and 9pm and join us for apericena or just a drink.

    Meet other Americans in Torino and, if you haven't done so already, get help registering to vote/requesting your ballot!

    Where: Locanda Clandestina
    The Locanda charges € 10 for the Apericena
    RSVP appreciated but feel free to stop by even if you haven't.