DPCA Voting Rep, EMEA Deputy RVC

  • rsvped for Fairness in Retirement Webinar 2021-09-20 05:53:49 -0400

    Fairness in Retirement Webinar

    Sponsored by the Global Senior Caucus in formation

    Come celebrate International Older Persons Day with Steven Regenstreif, Chair of the National Democratic Seniors Coordinating Council of the DNC, and Democrats Abroad.

    In these turbulent times, Democrats Abroad needs a special caucus representing those in our organization who are retired or aged 65+. Some Seniors living abroad experience particular problems which are unfair. Our in-formation Seniors Caucus will provide a forum to better understand the issues and concerns affecting Seniors. This webinar will look at fairness in retirement, with the aim of undertanding how some, if not many, Seniors living abroad experience partial and unjust treatment or behaviour with favouritism or discrimination. With this in mind, we look particularly at the need for Medicare Portability and the injustice of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), a provision in United States law that changes the way your U.S. Social Security benefits are calculated.

    We have a panel of speakers, and will add more details on our other speakers as we get closer to the date, so stay tuned!

     

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  • donated via 2021-05-26 07:13:15 -0400

    Join DNC Chair Jaime Harrison in Supporting Democrats Abroad

    The Democratic National Committee is committed to supporting Democrats Abroad in Getting Out the Vote in upcoming elections. Help us get ready for 2022 by making a special $20.22 donation today - or more.  $2,022 donors will get a special treat.

    Show your appreciation for the outgoing International Executive Committee and the work they have done in helping to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris - and taking back the Senate in 2022.  And give the incoming ExCom a head start by making a donation today.

     

     

    Donations are made to Democrats Abroad and not to any candidate or candidate's committee. Donations to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) can only be made by American citizens and lawful Permanent Residents. Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible for Federal income tax purposes.
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  • donated via 2021-08-21 10:48:34 -0400

    Democrats Abroad Travel Fund

    In order to allow as many Democrats Abroad leaders and members to attend future in-person Global Meetings regardless of economic circumstances, we have established a Travel Fund which currently provides stipends to up to four DA members to defray their travel costs.

    For those of you who are in a position to help support a fellow Democrat Abroad, please consider making a donation to our Democrats Abroad Travel Fund to help keep these meetings accessible, diverse and inclusive.

    Got an extra $25? – Or even $10, or $270 if you’re so inclined –  hit that donate button.

    Thank YOU for your generous support!!!

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    Donations to Democrats Abroad are not tax-deductible.

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  • donated via 2021-08-21 10:44:19 -0400

    2021 Global Annual Meeting

    Democrats Abroad Global Meetings are only possible thanks to participant donations. Our meetings are not sponsored by donations from corporations, PACs, other organizations within the Democratic party, etc. Suggested Donation for participating in our 2021 virtual global meeting is only $46 USD.

    Got extra cash from your travel savings by attending this year's meeting "virtually"? – Use some of those savings to add to your donation and Click on the box with the amount you wish to donate or enter a different amount under "Other $" –  and hit that donate button.

    Thank YOU for your generous support!!!

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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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  • 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 keep Congress and the White House BLUE

     

    Make a donation NOW and you will see the impact in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024.

     

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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.

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  • 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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  • 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 2021-06-16 06:23:11 -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

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