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  • Our Forests and Our Climate: an Earth Week Guided Discussion

    Wildfires in Australia. Wildfires in California. The Amazon burned to make way for cattle grazing.  Pledges to plant a billion trees. Carbon offsetting by protecting forests. The planet’s forests have become ground zero for climate impacts and climate action. 

    In honor of Earth Week 2021, The Climate Action Team and Democrats Abroad Spain are hosting “Our Forests and Our Climate: an Earth Week Guided Discussion” with Daniel James, newly elected chair of DA Spain. 

    Daniel has decades of expertise in forest management and environmental policy, working on the Hill, for the US Forest service, and most recently, as Acting Deputy Under Secretary and senior advisor for Natural Resources and Environment at USDA. 

    Date: April 21, 2021

    Time: 6:00 PM CET/12 PM EST

    This is a virtual event; RSVP for the link

    We hope you will attend to learn more about the connection between forests and climate change, and the importance of protecting and preserving forests to the planet. We want you to be inspired to take action!

    Here are some suggested watchings/readings to introduce you to the subject and spark some questions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-nEYsyRlYo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q0xUXo2zEY&feature=youtu.be

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00122-z

    https://www.iucn.org/resources/issues-briefs/forests-and-climate-change

    Submit your questions in advance to [email protected]! Please use the subject line “Climate and Forests”.


    Daniel James was recently elected chair for DA Spain. He served 34 years in public service and retired from USDA in 2019. His last role was Acting Deputy Under Secretary and senior advisor for Natural Resources and Environment. In that role Daniel led the NRE Mission area which included the US Forest Service, and for a period Natural Resource Conservation Service and Gulf Coast Restoration work. 

    He was appointed Associate Chief of the Forest Service in July 2016. Prior to this appointment, Daniel, served in many leadership positions, including:

    •  Regional Forester of the Rocky Mountain Region; 
    • Deputy Regional Forester in the Pacific Southwest Region; Forest Supervisor of the Santa Fe National Forest; 
    • District Ranger on the Salt Lake Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest; 
    • District Ranger on the South Park Ranger District of the Pike and San Isabel National Forest, Comanche, and Cimarron National Grasslands; 
    • Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs of the Intermountain Region, National Press Officer in Washington, D.C.; 
    • and aide to the United States Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado when he was in the US House of Representatives. 

    He represented USDA on the National Advisory Council for Historic Preservation, National Wildland Fire Leadership Council and also served on the Board for the Sierra Conservancy and the National Leadership Council for the National Forest Foundation. 

    Daniel earned a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and a Master’s degree from Regis University of Denver. He and his partner Aaron live in Barcelona, Spain. 


    Don’t forget that The Climate Action Team has curated this list of virtual Earth Day events - there is something to fit every time zone and every age group.

     

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  • Equal Rights for American - pass the Equal Rights Amendment

    The Equal Rights Amendment levels the playing field. It would benefit men and women. The ERA would create a constitutional equality principle that would hold that we can’t have laws or government practices that discriminate on the basis of sex. And that would include laws that discriminate against men. So everyone benefits. Jim Mercereau living in Spain and voting in Florida.


  • Democrats Abroad Alicante Celebrates International Women's Day

    In honor of International Women's Day Democrats Abroad Alicante decided to learn more about about the lives of our Spanish sisters. We want to raise awareness to the issues that they face in their every day lives. As Americans living in Spain we thought what better way to find out but to ask!  

    DAA has assembled an amazing group of women for an online round table discussion. Our panelists come from diverse backgrounds as educators, lawyers, advertising executives, activists, journalists, producers, directors, writers, artists, actors, interpreters, housing developers, union organizers and administrators. 

    We may come with different personal histories, but we share many things in common. Our goal is to reach out and create an international bond of friendship and sisterhood! We welcome allies of all genders. 

    Please join us to listen, learn, and raise a glass in celebration of International Women's Day!

    Monday, March 8, 2021 from 4:30-6:30pm
    Link: http://zoom.us/j/9984053719
    Meeting ID: 998 405 3719


  • published Welcome to Democrats Abroad in Alicante in News 2021-02-25 14:48:49 -0500

    Welcome to Democrats Abroad in Alicante

    Founded in January 2020, Democrats Abroad Alicante represents an all-inclusive organization that supports the rights of all US citizens who live abroad. DA Global, DA Spain and the Alicante chapter strive to provide our members with up-to-date voting information, local and national Democrats Abroad events, and new or modified legislation that not only affects us as we live abroad but to our family and friends in the US!   We do this through our emails, Facebook Groups and soon to be Alicante chapter website.

    Over the 2020 election cycle Democrats Abroad had over 18,000 volunteers from across the globe that were critical in the victory to win back the presidency, regain the Senate and retain the House majority.  DA Alicante played its role in that effort.

    Our chapter members volunteered in many of the DA Global and DA Spain efforts that helped swing the election. To name a few…..

    Ø  We had the largest Spain phone banking team that helped make 300,000+ calls to DA Global members

    Ø  Developed “Why I Vote” stories that were part of a digital ad campaign targeted across the EU that increased voter registration, ballot request and returns

    Ø  Participated in the GOTV military campaign in Roto Spain

    Ø  Developed and continue to maintain the Our Voices, Our Future youth and issue based campaign through various social media platforms to energize and give a voice to those who live abroad

    Ø  Developed and executed a banner ad media strategy that reached 25 major news networks across the world that yielded record breaking voter membership, voter registration, ballot request and returns.

    Ø  Assisted in stateside races and donated to campaigns

    Community Engagement

    Due to Covid 19 there are still no in-person activities.  We are currently developing new online events that we hope will interest you.  In addition, we keep our members up to date on any DA Global or DA Spain (national) events. 

    We are always looking for new and interesting ideas to engage our members!  If you have any ideas please don’t hesitate to let us know. 

    We hope in the near future to start having some fun in-person events. We are looking forward to meeting all of our members at these events.

    2022 Midterm Elections

    The closer we get to these elections, the more we will be looking for volunteers. We hope you will help so that Democrats can maintain or increase their majorities in the House and Senate. 

    Your DAA Executive Committee

    Mary Elms, Chair

    Daniel Garcia, Vice Chair

    Brett Specter, Secretary

    Robin Kaplan, Treasurer

    Questions

    Feel free to contact us anytime at: [email protected] 

    If you haven’t done so, please join our Facebook group atwww.facebook.com/groups/DemocratsAbroadAlicante

    Sincerely, your DAA Executive Committee


  • published International Women's Day in News 2021-02-22 04:02:09 -0500

    International Women's Day

    International Women's Day is a celebrated on March 8th around the world.  It is a special day on the calendar for much of Europe and in countries around the world, but is often unfamiliar to many Americans.  

    A huge milestone was achieved for American Women on Inauguration Day when the first woman was sworn is as Vice-President of the United States.    

    We will have an online celebration to toast Kamala in her new role.  America will finally have not one, but two women in highest positions of power in the United States.

     


  • Democrats Abroad Spain Leadership Elections March 20th Seeking Candidates

    Dear DA Spain Members:

    We won! Biden and Harris are in the White House and the Georgia election was a success—thanks in no small part to your votes and efforts.

    Now it’s time to continue with Democrats Abroad Spain’s own election, to be held March 20th, 2021. The past four years have shown what we as a group are capable of doing when we all contribute and work together as a team, under enthusiastic and dedicated leadership.

    Democrats Abroad is a 100% volunteer-run organization, and we need you to help keep the gears turning for the next two years as we build up to a crucial midterm election – which Democrats cannot afford to lose – in 2022.

    We encourage you to consider running for office; it’s a great way to get involved in democracy, meet new people and, most importantly, contribute to the Biden-Harris administration’s success by building support among Americans in Spain.

    Any DA Spain member can run for office! Multiple positions must be filled in this election.

    The deadline for submission of your candidacy is midnight March 3rd EST.

    Please click here to complete the candidacy application.  

    Democrats Abroad welcomes diversity.  The Chair and Vice Chair must be of opposite genders.

    The Voting Reps delegation is also required to be gender balanced.  

    You are welcome to place your name in nomination for either chair or vice chair to help us achieve our diversity objectives. 

                                                                          

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  • donated 2020-10-14 07:05:40 -0400

    Join former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and

    Support Democrats Abroad's Global Campaign to

    Reach the World 

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    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States. Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 


    We are phoning members, running social media ads, and mailing potential voters in order to win in November.


    And our Get Out the Vote campaigns work. In 2016, the number of Americans abroad who voted was 50% higher than in 2012 and in 2018, the number of voters tripled compared to 2014. And the number of overseas Americans requesting ballots in 2020 is already twice the number in 2016.


    We CAN make the difference, but we need YOUR help. Please make a donation today to fund our Global Get Out the Vote campaign.


    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

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  • published Ballot Return by Courier in News 2020-10-14 03:40:15 -0400

    Ballot Return by Courier

    Thanks to the footwork of a Democrats Abroad Belgium member in the European Capitol we now have access to a special offer from FedEx for US voters.

    You will need to open an account with a local credit card.

    This is a 100% online procedure, like a purchase on Amazon.  Calling FedEX negates the online new account special price. 

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  • Ballot Return Envelopes for use in Correos or Diplomatic Pouch

    Since 20 states still require ballots to be returned by mail, we are helping out by providing election mailing envelopes for use in Correos with postage, or the Diplomatic Pouch to U.S. Mail. 

    Hundreds of postage-prepaid ballot return envelopes have been strategically placed around Barcelona and environs, so if you want to use one, swing by:

    • Benjamin Franklin International School, c/ Martorell i Peña, 9, Sant Gervasi (ask for Martha Correa)
    • American School of Barcelona, Carrer Jaume Balmes, 7, Esplugues de Llobregat (ask for Bronwyn)
    • Bakinge Bakery, c/ Ramis, 20 (Plaça John Lennon) Gràcia
    • Hibernian English Bookstore, c/ Montseny 17, Grácia
    • Taste of America, c/ Balmes, 322 or c/ Aragon, 231
    • Eroica Caffé, c/ Consell de Cent 350
    • Come In Book Store, c/ Balmes 129 bis (esquina Roselló)

     

    Envelopes have been strategically placed around the Comunidad de Madrid:

    The Roll Madrid Restaurant c/ Amaniel, 23.  28015

    The Toast Café Malasaña c/ San Vicente Ferrer, 33.   28004

    The Toast Café Chamberi  c/ de Fernando El Católico, 50.  28015

    The Cookie Lab. c/ del Serrano, 23     28015

    The Cookie Lab Malasaña  c/del Pez 16.    28004

    Taste of America Serrano c/ del Serrano, 149      28015
    Taste of America Chamberi Pso de San Francisco de Sales, 3     28003
    Taste of America Rastro c/ del Casino, 26     28005
    Taste of America Chueca c/ San Marcos, 20      28004

    Taste of America Alcobendas Av. Olimpica, 22    28100
    Taste of America Pozuelo Av. de Europa, 23      28224
    Taste of America Majadahonda Av. de España, 20.   28220

     


  • donated via 2020-08-26 03:21:42 -0400

    Drag Bingo FUN(draiser)

    The Sequel!

    Join us for another round of Drag Queen Bingo evening and help Democrats Abroad get out the vote in 2020! This will be a wild night hosted by once again our queen of bingo, Ms. Cherry Poppins!!!

    Help support DA’s phone banking efforts! Your $10 donation will help us reach six voters!!!

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    Donations will be going to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (Democrats Abroad) and not to any candidate for federal office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

     

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  • donated 2020-07-31 10:05:22 -0400

    Be the Margin of Victory!

     

    Turn Out Voters Around the World

     

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    "Democrats Abroad Digital Donor"

     

    REGISTER   VOTE   DONATE

     

    Overseas voters make the difference in close elections across the U.S., but in recent elections fewer than 10% of them vote.

     

    Democrats Abroad is developing  a targeted online media campaign to reach those voters and increase that percentage to 20% - which will help Democrats take back the White House and turn the Senate BLUE

     

    Make a donation NOW and you will see the impact in November.

     

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  • donated via 2020-07-21 11:22:53 -0400

    Join Susan Rice and

    Support Democrats Abroad's Global Campaign to

    "Reach the World" 

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    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States. Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 


    We are phoning members, running social media ads, and mailing potential voters in order to win in November.


    And our Get Out the Vote campaigns work. In 2016, the number of Americans abroad who voted was 50% higher than in 2012 and in 2018, the number of voters tripled compared to 2014.


    We CAN make the difference, but we need YOUR help. Please make a donation today to fund our Global Get Out the Vote campaign.


    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

    Donate

  • donated via 2020-06-27 06:04:41 -0400

    $205.40 raised
    GOAL: $2,020.00

    LGBTQ+ FUNdraiser Virtual Dance Party!!!

    Join our Global LGBTQ+ Virtual Dance Party and show your support for our Democrats Abroad Get Out the Vote Campaign in 2020!

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    Donations will be going to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (Democrats Abroad) and not to any candidate for federal office.
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  • signed up on Hispanic Caucus Signup 2020-06-27 04:44:31 -0400

  • signed up on Global Black Caucus Signup 2020-06-27 04:38:13 -0400

  • donated via 2020-09-09 18:57:45 -0400

    Global Black Caucus For The Win

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    Help Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus fight for our democracy in 2021 and beyond.

    Donations of any size will help us "Get Out the Vote" and support the Biden/Harris Administration in the mid-term elections.

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    #BlackLivesMatter

    Donations are to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

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  • donated via 2020-06-13 16:40:34 -0400

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    Dialing for Democracy is a calling marathon
    and global Democrats Abroad fundraiser.

    Phonebankers will make as many calls as they can to DA members to ask them to request their absentee ballots. Calls will be made from 9:00am to 9:00pm CEST on Flag Day, June 14. Generous sponsors like yourself will push our callers to reach our calling goals and provide the critical funds to keep our voter outreach going strong through November 3! 

    DONORS: If you are sponsoring a specific caller, BEFORE you select an amount, write the caller's name in the box at left!

    Donate $50 and you’re sponsoring 200 calls! 
    $10—40 calls   $25—100 calls   $100—400 calls 
    $250—1000 calls   $500—2000 calls   $1000—4000 calls

    Democrats Abroad will be making 100,000s of calls this year, and your contribution will help make this outreach possible.

    Thank you! We appreciate your support!

    Don’t forget to check in on how the calls are going on Facebook Live from 7:30pm to 9:30pm on June 14 on the DA Germany Facebook page.  

    For a full overview of the call-a-thon, click here.

     

     

    Donations will be going to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (Democrats Abroad) and not to any candidate for federal office.
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  • donated via 2020-06-10 04:49:49 -0400

    Join Howard Dean and

    Support Democrats Abroad's Global Campaign to

    "Get Out the Vote"

    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States. Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 
    We are phoning members, running social media ads, and mailing potential voters in order to win in November.
    And our Get Out the Vote campaigns work. In 2016, the number of Americans abroad who voted was 50% higher than in 2012 and in 2018, the number of voters tripled compared to 2014.
    We CAN make the difference, but we need YOUR help. Please make a donation today to fund our Global Get Out the Vote campaign.

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    Donations are to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.
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  • donated via 2020-05-31 11:41:32 -0400

    Cleve Jones "This is Not My First Pandemic"

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    Cleve Jones will speak about "This is not my first pandemic" to Democrats Abroad in a webinar hosted by Solidarity Sundays Austria and the Democrats Abroad Global LGBTI Caucus.  

    Cleve will discuss and draw the parallels between the AIDS and COVID-19 government then and now. Both pandemics began with a Republican president in the White House who did not perceive the gravity of the situation and failed to lead the country. Please make a donation today and make a difference with Democrats Abroad!

    Donations will be going to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (Democrats Abroad) and not to any candidate for federal office.

     

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Are you registered to vote? Register and request your absentee ballot at: www.votefromabroad.org Former Chair, DA Spain