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DA Northern Italy is a chapter of Democrats Abroad Italy (DAI) the official country committee for U.S. Democrats living in Italy.

We are a 100% volunteer self-funded organization helping American citizens vote in U.S. elections through voter registration and keeping Americans informed on key issues.

We help some of the thousands of American citizens living in Northern Italy to register to vote and to stay informed on the latest information. Many American citizen volunteers across Italy are working to educate all eligible U.S. voters on their right to vote and how to get their ballots to vote in every election. Americans living in Italy CAN deliver and HAVE delivered the difference in close elections!

Please check our Events page and News pages for more information about upcoming meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch. We also post voter and event information as well as current political news from the U.S. on our social media pages, be sure to follow us!

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

 

Democratically yours,

Mark Pendell - Chapter Chair
Democrats Abroad - Northern Italy
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DA Northern Italy Leadership:

Stephany Miranda
| Vice Chair - Northern Italy Chapter
Lanier Skalniak
| Secretary - Northern Italy Chapter
romont thomas
| Chair - Turin Precinct
Angela Sittaro
| Secretary - Turin Precinct
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    On Gun Control by Christian Slayton, DAI North/Milan Chapter Secretary

    On Gun Control


    There's a lot of sickness in America... But there's a lot of sickness everywhere

    America has another, parallel issue. An issue that enables the sick and the lost and the angry to inflict that desperation on others

    Guns

    Guns are poison

    The older I get the more I grow to hate them

    "But what about Switzerland?" Some ask

    I've lived in Switzerland. I never saw a gun. They are locked up and highly regulated. Getting one requires qualifications. It also requires taking training courses

    I'd be far happier with America's gun system if it followed the Swiss model

    But as it is any Tom Dick or Henry can walk into a freaking Walmart and pop out with enough ammunition to outfight God and all His angels.

    It is more that absurd. It is perverse. It is disgusting. It is wrong. And it poisons everything.

    No wonder cops kill at exuberant rates! Everyone they talk to might end their lives in a heartbeat. They have every reason to walk the streets scared and panicking.

    No wonder many emain disproportionately afraid of the poor, the minority, the young man on the street corner! The frightened have often never been hurt before, but the cost of being wrong, of making a misjudgement, is infinite.

    Americans live in a constant state of having to make life or death snap judgements

    Can this possibly be the best we can do? Can the benefits some gain from this social toxin possibly be high enough to warrant the cost?

    No!

    America has too many weapons to ban them or confiscate them.

    But no one should have a gun until they have gone through a government-created educational course

    Showing them how to properly use, store, keep, and clean their weaponry.

    Showing them when it is not appropriate to flash their weapons. Showing them that guns are, above all, tools that kill, not playthings, not collectables. They kill. They were made to kill. People need to be constantly reminded of that.

    And the US needs a proper gun register. Did you know the government still doesn't have an electronic register? It is more than absurd, more than Kafkaesque. It is vile.

    Christian Slayton

    DAI North/Milan Chapter Secretary

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    The Cynic by Christian Slayton, DAI North/Milan Chapter Secretary

    The Cynic

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    The Cynic

    Cynicism is the voice of the defeated who cry out that 'nothing matters anyway'. It is the cry of the coward who refuses to take up the fight. It is the argument of the privileged loser, he who knows that his body and his life and his livelihood will be safe when evil blows in.People who fight for what they believe in cannot be cynical: they know that who wins and who loses matters.

    The cynic is not someone who looks at the battle and thinks "Fuck! It's rigged!" It is rigged. It has always been rigged. No, the cynic is someone who looks at the battle and says "Fuck it, it's rigged."The cynic thinks it doesn't matter. The cynic thinks it is all just a game, and one politician reigns much the same as any other. The cynic is not just wrong—the cynic is the good man who sits by while evil is committed. The cynic aids and abets the foe by doing nothing. The cynic who will not fight dooms us all!

    Trump's supporters weren't cynical. They were fanatical. They know that politics isn't a game and it matters who sits in the president's chair. We lost 2016 for many reasons, but one reason was because too many of us thought that Clinton, with her decades of experience, was somehow the moral equivalent of Trump. Trump! Trump the fool, Trump the coward, Trump the megalomaniac! How bad must our cynicism have gotten if we could look at Clinton and think that she was somehow as ill-suited as Trump? How lost must we have been?

    Death to cynicism, death to irony and to sarcasm, death to all that numbs the people of the world! The awake do not go meekly to the slaughterhouse, the alive do not succumb to paralysis, and we do not cede the field of battle while there is still a war to be fought!

    Christian Slayton

    DAI North/Milan Chapter Secretary

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