The 2021 Annual Democrats Abroad Global Meeting will be fully virtual this year. The meeting will be held across the weekend of May 14 to 16.
Day One - Global reports, By-laws, Resolutions
May 14 9:00PM EDT / May 15 3:00AM CET / May 15 10:00AM Tokyo / May 15 1:00AM UTC
May 14 9:30PM EDT / May 15 3:30AM CET / May 15 10:30AM Tokyo / May 15 1:30AM UTC
Day Two - Global elections, 2022 Meeting location
May 15 10:00PM EDT / May 16 4:00AM CET / May 16 11:00AM Tokyo / May 16 2:00AM UTC
May 15 10:30PM EDT / May 16 4:30AM CET / May 16 11:30AM Tokyo / May 16 2:30AM UTC
Democrats Abroad Global Meetings are possible thanks to participant donations. You will be redirected to the donation page after you RSVP.
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Links to the meetings will be emailed to all RSVPers during the week of May 10th. The tentative agenda is here.
Click Here to donate in support of the Global Meeting and DA's 2021 activities.
Click Here to donate to the Travel Fund for the 2022 Global Meeting.WHENMay 14, 2021 at 9pm - May 16, 2021 at 9pm
Elana Sztokman published You're invited to a Special Election for DA Chair in News 2021-05-02 08:03:16 -0400When we held the DA Israel elections last month we did not elect a chair. Therefore, we need to hold a special election now to elect a chair.There is one candidate running - Dr. Elana Sztokman. You can see her candidate statement here.We’re holding a Special Election to Elect our Chair on May 11, 2021 at 20:00. The meeting will be on zoom.After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.We need a quorum of at least 20 members at the special election meeting in order to hold the election. Please make the effort to attend.Thanks for making our organization outstanding!Democratically yours,LeeAnn Sandler & Shari EshetNEC - Special Election 2021
Elana Sztokman published Meet the International Legal Counsel Candidates in News 2021-04-21 09:00:25 -0400
Meet the International Legal Counsel Candidates
The Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA) will soon be electing new leadership. The Global Executive Committee (ExCom) will lead Democrats Abroad for the next two years, giving guidance and support to the leaders and volunteers around the world. DPCA voting representatives elected from each country committee -- including four representatives from Israel -- will be electing the Global Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Legal Counsel.
In advance of this meeting, it is important for us to become familiar with the legal counsel candidates in order to make informed votes. We want our members to have the opportunity to hear from these candidates, and we also welcome DPCA voting representatives from other country committees to attend and ask questions.
As such, you are invited to an online event to meet the candidates.
Here are the recordings of the events:
April 27, 2021 at 9pm - 10pm Jerusalem Time (Access Passcode: jVY9gv1!)Read more
Are you a Georgia voter?
Dems Abroad is here to help you actualize your voting right in the upcoming Senate runoff race. Read on to find out more.Read more
Elana Sztokman published How to Support the Senate Runoff in Georgia in News 2020-11-22 03:43:18 -0500
Elana Sztokman published GREAT NEWS FOR MAIL-IN BALLOT VOTERS: DHL is offering a special discount to voters in Israel! in News 2020-09-30 15:52:47 -0400
If you are from one of the 20 states that requires that you mail your ballot back - Democrats Abroad Israel has a swift and economic solution. This is especially important in light of the slowness of the post and diplomatic pouch, and the limits of the Coronavirus lockdown.
DHL-Israel is offering us a 40% discount for sending in our ballots.
To benefit from this deal, go to: https://mydhl.express.dhl/il/en/shipment.html#/#address-details (Use a computer or tablet, not a smartphone), and follow the instructions below.
(1) Fill out the airway bill.
- Fill in all the mandatory boxes.Skip the optional boxes.
- Company name is your name on the sender side and the the local election official on the recipient side.
- Look up your local election official’s information on www.votefromabroad.org/statesIf the address is a Post Office Box, call or email them and get a street address. Tell them you are a UOCAVA Voter sending your ballot by courier and need a street address.
- Choose the date and time window when you want your package picked up.
If you do not have access to a printer, schedule the pick-up a day later to allow for finding a printing solution.
- Choose your means of payment — credit card or PayPal.
Before entering your payment details check the box to use the Promo Code USA40 for a 40% discount.
(2) Print out your airway bill and receipt.
If you do not have a printer, try to access a printer elsewhere (via neighbors, friends, relatives, colleagues, or print shops). If those options are not available to you, you can contact us at [email protected] and we will help find a solution. However, if you have printing challenges, make sure that you schedule your pick-up for at least one day later in order to allow for the printing solution.
(3) Wait for DHL to come fetch your ballot.
If you need help, Democrats Abroad Israel volunteers will be happy to answer your questions. Contact us at [email protected]
If your state requires you to mail in your ballot and you want to avoid the USPS, you have three choices for how to send in your ballot from Israel:
Plan A: Hand-deliver your ballot to either the American Embassy in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv by October 2 from where it will be delivered to your LEO via diplomatic pouch (assuming you are able to get there subject to lockdown rules).
Plan B: Send your ballot via local delivery service to the American Embassy in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv by October 2where it will then be delivered to your LEO via diplomatic pouch.
* RECOMMENDED Plan C: Send your ballot directly to your Local Election Office (LEO) via international document delivery by October 2.
Important announcement from the American Embassy for mail-in ballots
“Where mail-in ballots are the only option, please consider using a courier service to send your ballot directly to your home state to be counted. If you live far from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, you may also mail ballots via Israel Post or private courier to the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem or the Embassy Branch Office in Tel Aviv. Please consider this only as a last resort, as it will add steps to the process and slow it down. We will then mail your ballots for you to the United States to be delivered to your district office via Diplomatic Pouch. Please note that if you chose to mail your ballots via the U.S. Embassy or the Embassy Branch Office, we cannot guarantee that your ballot will reach your home state in time to be counted. “
Whichever plan you choose, we highly recommend sending in your ballot as soon as possible
To send in your ballot by mail, follow the steps below.Read more
The states that require faxed-in ballots are: AK, CA, FL, LA, and OK, and WY (as one option)
If you vote in one of the states that requires faxed-in ballots, here is what you have to do:
FAX your ballot back to your Local Election Official (LEO).
Not sure how to Fax? There’s an app for that. Fill out the attached fax transmission cover sheet: https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/coversheet.pdf ; sign it, and scan it with the ballot materials to [email protected] and FVAP.gov will fax it in for you. Do this at least 10 days before Election Day to allow time for FVAP.gov to fax your ballot to your LEO.
Elana Sztokman published Please donate to Dems Abroad Israel! We cannot do this without your help! in News 2020-08-26 12:39:59 -0400
The 2020 election is a critical moment in American history, as the fate of democracy hangs in the balance. Democrats Abroad-Israel stands on the front-lines protecting Democracy in America and around the world.
But we need your help!
Elana Sztokman published Get Involved! Help Get Out the Vote in 2020 ! in News 2020-08-26 12:33:58 -0400
Here are some ways you can help Get Out The Vote (GOTV) before November 3, 2020!
Elana Sztokman published Getting out the Vote (GOTV) in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Modi'in, and Zichron in News 2020-08-19 04:52:15 -0400