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  • Sen Barbara Boxer & Ambassadors Shapiro and Haney speak with Democrats Abroad


    Join Democrats Abroad Sept 22 at 12pm Eastern as we speak with Senator Barbara Boxer and Ambassadors Daniel Shapiro and Fitz Haney about US-Israel relations in the Biden-Harris administration. 

    About our speakers: Senator Barbara Boxer served as a US Senator for California from 1993 to 2017. She previously served in the US House of Representatives from 1983 to 1993. Boxer was the ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee and the vice chair of the Select Committee on Ethics.

    Daniel B. Shapiro served as the US Ambassador to Israel from 2011 to 2017. He is a distinguished fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University. 

    Fitz Haney served as the US Ambassador to Costa Rica from 2015 to 2017. He is currently the Managing Director of Institutional Sales and Client Service at Lyrical Partners, and is based in Israel.

    Ticket cost: While there is no donation required to attend, we hope you'll consider a donation of $20.20 or more to help reach hundreds of potential voters! Even if you can't join the Webinar, you can show your support by clicking HERE and making a donation for this event. All donations go to Democrats Abroad voter mobilization work.  

    The Zoom call is hosted by leaders from Democrats Abroad in Israel, including Heather Stone, and is supported by Jewish Americans for Biden. It will begin at 12pm Eastern, or 7pm Israel time. 

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    September 22, 2020 at 12pm

  • 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

     


  • published Mail Back Ballots Envelopes in News 2020-09-20 15:14:59 -0400

    Mail Back Ballots Envelopes

    Since 20 states still require ballots to be returned by mail, we are helping out by providing election mailing envelopes. 

    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

     


  • rsvped for London Breed call with Dems Abroad 2020-09-19 08:25:17 -0400

    London Breed call with Dems Abroad

    Join Mayor London Breed as she speaks with Democrats Abroad on September 24th, at 2pm Eastern. RSVP below for the zoom link. 

    About our speaker: Mayor London Breed is a native San Franciscan, raised by her grandmother in Plaza East Public Housing in the Western Addition neighborhood. In June 2018, Mayor Breed was elected to be the first African American woman and second woman in San Francisco history to serve as Mayor. She was re-elected for her first full four-year term in November 2019.

    The Mayor led San Francisco’s emergency response to COVID-19 and is currently guiding the City’s phased reopening and economic recovery. Recently, Mayor Breed announced her vision to fundamentally change the nature of policing in San Francisco and issued a set of policies to address structural inequities. Since becoming Mayor, she has focused on helping the City’s homeless population into care and shelter; adding more housing for residents of all income levels; helping those suffering from mental health and substance use disorder on San Francisco’s streets; ensuring that all San Franciscans have access to a thriving economy; making San Francisco a cleaner and safer city; and furthering San Francisco’s leadership in combating climate change.

    Prior to public service, Mayor Breed served as Executive Director of the African American Art & Culture Complex in the Western Addition for over a decade. She also served as a San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Commissioner and in 2010 was appointed by then-Mayor Gavin Newsom to be a San Francisco Fire Commissioner, where she served until her election to
    the Board of Supervisors.

    Ticket cost: While there is no donation required to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $20.20 - or more - and help reach hundreds of potential voters!  Even if you can't join the Webinar, you can show your support by clicking HERE and making a donation for this event. 

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    September 24, 2020 at 2pm
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  • 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.

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

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    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 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 2020.

    Donations of any size will help us "Get Out the Vote" and vote out our current regime.

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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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  • 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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    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!

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  • published Global Presidential Primary in Spain in News 2020-01-25 15:16:17 -0500

    Global Presidential Primary in Spain

    Don’t miss your chance to vote in person this presidential year! Join Americans around the world and participate in this year’s Global Presidential Primary through Democrats Abroad. Voting in the Primary gives you the chance to help determine the presidential candidates our delegates will vote for in the Democratic National Convention. Details below.

    Democrats Abroad has just a few requirements for voting in the primary:

    • Be abroad and be a U.S. citizen
    • Be a member of Democrats Abroad
    • Be 18 as of November 3, 2020
    • Not have voted, or plan to vote, in any other 2020 state presidential primary

    Democrats Abroad Spain will host 8 in-person Voting Centers in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia.  The kick off for all these events will be on March 3 which is Super Tuesday in the U.S.

    If you don't live near any of our in-person Voting Centers we have you covered.  You will be able to vote by email or even snail mail.  Every member of Democrats Abroad Spain will receive an email on February 18th describing your voting options.  It will also have your member ID  shown in the email.  You'll need that to complete your ballot. 

    The Global Presidential Primary is a key component in the process of selecting delegates for the Democratic National Convention in July, which will be hosted in Milwaukee WI this year.   Democrats Abroad sends 21 delegates to the national convention.  They will be pledged to candidates  that have won at least 15% of the vote across the globe. 

    Here's where you can cast your ballot at voting centers in Spain:

    BARCELONA 

    Tuesday, March 3
    ESERP Business School  Carrer de Girona, 24  08010 
    4PM  to 9:30 PM

    Saturday, March 7
    Restaurante El Foro Carrer de la Princessa, 53 08003 
    10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

    MADRID

    Tuesday, March 3
    The Village Tap Room  calle Martin de los Heros, 28 28008
    6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    Saturday, March 7
    The Village Tap Room  calle Martin de los Heros, 28 28008
    11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Sunday, March 8
    The Village Tap Room  calle Martin de los Heros, 28 28008
    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    VALENCIA

    Tuesday, March 3
    Les Roques Restaurant Bar c/ Vinatea, 22 46008
    12:00 PM to 4:00 PM    5:00 PM -8:00PM

    Wednesday, March 4
    Universidad Politecnica Valencia Edificio 4P
    Centro de Lenguas, 1st Floor
    11:00 to 3:00 PM

    Saturday, March 7
    Les Roques Restaurant Bar c/ Vinatea, 22 46008
    4:00 PM to 8:00 PM


    Ballot Assistance Events

    These events are to assist members of Democrats Abroad to participate in the Global Primary or to join Democrats Abroad.  A ballot is provided to the member who is then responsible for completing the ballot and returning it for tabulation.  We can assist in showing the member how it can be returned by email as an attachment, or returned by mail to the voting warden in Spain or the Tabulation Center in Prague. 

    Ballot Assistance Centers will be able to provide assistance is requesting an absentee ballot using VoteFromAbroad.org

    PALMA de MALLORCA

    Saturday, March 7
    Nidus 39   Calle Bisbe Maura, 37   07005

    11:00 PM to 14:00PM

    SEVILLA

    Thursday, March 5
    The Merchants Pub Calle Canalejas, 12   41001
    7:00 PM to 10:00PM

    SITGES

    Thursday, March 5
    Big Al's -Sitges   carrer de Francesc Gumà, 21  08870
    8:00 PM to 10:00PM

    Saturday, March 7
    Big Al's -Sitges carrer de Francesc Gumà, 21  08870
    1:30 PM to 4:00PM

    ALICANTE

    Tuesday, March 10
    Sip and Wonder Coffee House   Carrer Poeta Campos Vasallo 8-10   03004 

    2:00PM to 6:00PM





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  • American Resistance of Sevilla hosts a Democrats Abroad Voter Registration Training

    It was a cool rainy Wednesday evening in Sevilla but about 25 folks turned up at a voter registration training program at The Merchant.  The American Resistance in Seville which like so many post-Trump groups around the world has continued the momentum for three plus years.  When we arrived they decorated the space with banners, posters and wall games. In this creative atmosphere over the course of 80 minutes we had the chance to review the principals of voter registration and answered a lot of questions along the way.  

    This tuned in group of folks are ready to help others get their absentee ballots.  Many thanks to Elizabeth Bond, Kathy Sherretts, and Karen McCann.  It was great to meet someone who reached out to say it's time for a chapter in Sevilla.  The day before this event, Daniel Beck Rose reached out and we were able to meet the very next evening.

    There is interest in a Voter Assistance Center the week of Super Tuesday.  Could be the beginning of getting something going in Andulucia.

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  • published Sitges wants in! in News 2020-01-24 13:50:51 -0500

    Sitges wants in!

    Sitges is so much more than one of the a loveliest beach towns in Spain.  It is also home to many expats, including many Americans.  

    Andrea Host-Barth and Karl Barth of Sitges don't want to sit on the sidelines in such an important election year.  These Sitges activists reached out to Chris Reilly chair of the Barcelona Chapter to see what they could get going.  

    They are planning to do a Voter Assistance Center in late February or early March.  The idea is to assist folks with voter registration or obtaining their absentee ballot.  This time period coincides with the Global Presidential Primary so they can help anyone who wants to participate remotely.   If you are interested in learning more please contact Chris at info-es-barcelona@democratsabroad.org

    Democrats Abroad Spain is interested in helping Americans in your town to get their Absentee Ballots.  The VotefromAbroad.org  online application is set up for overseas voters. 

     If you want further information please let us know at:   info-Spain@democratsabroad.org

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  • published Alicante Gets Ready to Vote in News 2020-01-24 13:04:09 -0500

    Alicante Gets Ready to Vote

    The Mediterranean coast is seeing a steady growth in new Democrats Abroad Spain members.  

    After forming a chapter in Valencia about three years ago, it has experienced a huge spike in growth as more expats in Valencia hear that it exists .  In the past year the dynamic Valencia Chapter was drawing up members from as far away as Altea routinely,  and participation at special events by  few others from the Alicante area.  Valencia Chapter chair Richard Meherer decided it was time to see what kind of interest could be developed.   With the help of Robin Kaplan (Altea) and Brett Specter (El Campello)  an invitation was sent out to people they thought might be interested.  15 Americans RSVP'd and turned up for a delicious lunch at Stixx in Playa San Juan in Alicante on Saturday January 18th.  

    Richard introduced Democrats Abroad to the group and the upcoming activities planned in Valencia,  including the Global Presidential Primary.  Jim Mercereau chair of Democrats Abroad Spain reviewed the process of getting an absentee ballot through VoteFromAbroad.org  and previewed the Global Presidential Primary.  

    It was clear that there was a hunger for good information and an interest in sharing time together as Democrats.  If your area is interested in getting active with Democrats Abroad please let us know at info-Spain@democratsabroad.org

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  • published Special Elections coming up! in News 2020-01-17 07:26:45 -0500

    Special Elections coming up!

    Upcoming 2019 Special Elections

    If you are from one of the states listed below please click the link to learn if you need to vote. If you are getting Democrats Abroad emails you probably already received this information directly from the Global Democrats Abroad Get Out The Vote team.

    North Carolina is conducting 2 Special Elections: NC-3 and NC-9 the elections are Sept 10 If you are from NC please click the link below.

    These states will have General Elections on Nov 5th: Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia.

    If you have not heard from your local election official, now is the time to request your absentee ballot at: www.votefromabroad.org These state and local races are very important. With the upcoming 2020 Census there will be a realignment of voting districts. The party that controls the state legislature and governorship also has the opportunity to gerrymander at will. When we vote for Democrats we can control the outcomes in states like Virginia and New Jersey. Kentucky and Mississippi are special situations but it is still imperative to vote.

    Latest Voting Info: https://www.democratsabroad.org/voting_news on how to get your ballot.

    WARNING As you are aware this administration has an aversion to international agreements. One such agreement is the Universal Postal Union which was founded in 1874 and is the framework of how mail moves around the world. After giving notice last year we're probably out of the UPU on October 17th this year. That means other postal services will not accept mail to or from the USA routed through the USPS.

    It is not clear what effect this will have on mail sent through the embassy of the consular services as they also move mail through postal systems in special diplomatic pouches. If you are mailing back a ballot for elections this year take notice and act quickly, or plan on returning your ballot by a courier service. More to come as the situation is finalized. We should be thankful it is happening now and not last year or next year.

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Are you registered to vote? Register and request your absentee ballot at: www.votefromabroad.org