Welcome to Democrats Abroad Milan!

DA Milan is a chapter of DA Italy, 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 Milan, please contact us.

Nancy Fina & Theresa Morelli, Chapter Co-Chairs
Democrats Abroad - Milan

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DA Milan Leadership:

Theresa Morelli
| DA Italy Milan Chair
Mark Pendell
| DA Italy Milan Vice-Chair
Patty Howard
| DA Italy Milan Secretary
Astrid Palmieri
| DA Italy Milan Treasurer
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  • News

    Orange Weekend (June 7-9)

    Friday, June 7th is National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Weekend is to show that Americans are unified in the effort to end gun violence.  Wear Orange weekend starts on Friday by wearing orange and sharing online.  Then, community events will be held throughout the weekend, all around the US.

    The color orange has a long and proud history in the gun violence prevention movement. Whether it's worn by hunters, Moms, or students across the country, orange honors the 100 lives cut short and the hundreds more wounded by gun violence every day. 

    Don't forget to wear the color orange on June 7th!

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

    Journalist Viviana Mazza enthralled a crowd on February 28 when she spoke about the political morass of the Middle East to members and friends of DA-Milan at Meet Bar Niro in the city. Mazza is an expert on the subject, having been to the region many times, including Saudi Arabia recently and Syria in the last year. She explained that the complexities of the region stem, in part, from the antithetical interests of Sunni and Shia Muslims, the former represented by Saudi Arabia and the latter by Iran. Syria’s conflagration is compounded by Russian, Turkish, and (to some extent) US pressures, though she pointed out that the Trump administration essentially has no policy concerning the Middle East, other than "Israel good, Iran bad”. This policy vacuum is encouraging other political actors to rush in to fill the void, with unpredictable effects. After concluding her prepared remarks, Mazza generously remained for a lively Q & A discussion.

    Mazza writes for Corriere della Sera and is the author or co-author of five books and the winner of six journalism awards. She studied at the American University of Cairo in 2005 after having received a master’s in journalism from Columbia University in NY. Her BA is from the University of Turin.  

    Thank you to Claudia Flisi, former Chair and Vice Chair of Democrats Abroad - Milan Chapter, for contributing this story.

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 12:30 PM · 17 rsvps

    Brunch in Venice - Veneto Chapter Kick Off

    Mark --

    Come join us for Brunch in Venice to Kick Off our Veneto Chapter!


    One of the takeaways from our membership survey in June was to hold events outside of Milan to engage Democrats throughout Northern Italy.  We are pleased to announce our first event in Venice!  On the recommendation of one of our members, and long-time Venetian resident, we are organizing a Sunday Brunch at Osteria La Bottega ai Promessi.  This authentic restaurant is a favourite of locals, with great food at reasonable prices (20-30 EUR).

    Come find out how you can contribute to achieving our goals of engaging and registering every American in the Veneto region with enjoyable campaign events for winning the 2020 election! 


    Osteria La Bottega ai Promessi Spossi

    Calle de l'Oca 4367


    Venice, Italy 30121

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    Vaporetto 1 - Mercato Rialto stop


    Sunday, 29th September 2019

    12:30 to 15:30


    Mark Pendell

    +39 349 694 0528