Poverty Awareness Month

National Stalking Awareness Month

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January 1  Request your absentee ballots for 2024. All overseas U.S. citizens must do this each calendar year. Go to today! Why should you use VFA instead of your home voting office? Using VoteFromAbroad informs your Local Election Officer (LEO) that you are a US resident living abroad. When you use VoteFromAbroad, you can sign your Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) electronically by capturing a photo of your signature; some states do not allow this. If your state allows electronic signature, your ballot will be automatically sent to your LEO. What could be easier?

VoteFromAbroad protects you under the Uniformed And Overseas Citizen Absentee Voting Act  (UOCAVA). You have certain rights that regular absentee voters do not. Your LEO will email your ballot to you no later than 45 calendar days before election day. When you return your ballot, most LEOs will notify you of its receipt by email. Many states allow you to return your ballot electronically. If you find there is no record of receipt of your ballot, you can then file a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB). If your original ballot arrives, the FWAB will be spoiled and not counted. You won’t vote twice. VoteFromAbroad has many volunteers to answer questions and provide any help needed. Request your ballot today at 

January 4 NY special election phonebanking campaign scheduled to start 

January 11National Human Trafficking  Awareness Day



January 13 - VMF Caucus Meeting 07:00 EST WebEx link

January 13 & 14 - Voting Assistance Marathon weekend 

January 13 - 8 am EST Women Vote: Shaping the Future of 2024 and Beyond


January 15 – International Voter Registration Day




January 15, 1870 - The first appearance of Democratic Party donkey to symbolize the Democratic Party in America appeared in a cartoon in Harper's Weekly.


January 16   Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr., National Day of Service

January 22, 1973 - Abortion became legal in the U.S. when the Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of Roe vs. Wade striking down local state laws restricting abortions in the first six months of pregnancy. 

June 28, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade decision (6-3 vote).

January 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day 

Upcoming DA Activities     


Join our GOTV TEAM--Get ready by attending Voter Assistance Training!


Join the VMF caucus

Visit the VMF website

Check the VMF Facebook page

Read the January 2024 Veterans and Military Families Caucus Newsletter

Send us your ideas and suggestions:  [email protected] 

Mark your calendar for the Memorial Day ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery in May and for the 80th anniversary of D-Day at Omaha Beach in Normandy on June 6th.



VA Overseas Military Service Coordinator (OMSC)

Retired Veterans and Honorably Discharged  Veterans:  If you need assistance with VA claims, contact the VA Overseas Military Service Coordinator (OMSC) to make an appointment.
OMSCs are available to assist transitioning Service Members, 
U.S. Veterans living or working overseas,
 and their families & dependents.