Western Sweden Secretary

  • rsvped for 2021 EMEA Regional Meeting and RVC Election 2021-05-12 13:24:37 -0400

    2021 EMEA Regional Meeting and RVC Election

    The next Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Regional Meeting will be on Sunday, 16 May 2021 and is scheduled to start at 3:00 AM EDT during a recess of the 2021 DPCA Global Meeting. You can check your local time HERE

    We will have only one item of business on the agenda: the election of the EMEA Regional Vice Chair for the 2021-2023 term.  A list of declared candidates and their statements can be found here.

    All members are welcome to attend the EMEA Regional Meeting.  Please note that only Country Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs are able to vote.  

    Chairs and Vice Chairs will be sent a separate registration form in late April to register their intent to attend; this list will be used as the basis for quorum. Please note an RSVP on this event page does not register Chairs and Vice Chairs for the purposes of quorum.

    A link to the online meeting will be sent to all who RSVP at least one week before the meeting.

    WHEN
    May 16, 2021 at 3am
    WHERE
    Online
    47 rsvps rsvp

  • is hosting May afterwork: Jobs for all? 2021-05-10 14:39:43 -0400

    May afterwork: Jobs for all?

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives have advocated "jobs for all": government as employer of last resort. Rick Wicks, who has a PhD in economics, will offer a non-technical introduction, explaining how it could work and how it would all but eliminate unemployment, take away (in many cases) the necessity for paying unemployment benefits, reduce many types of welfare, and act as an inflation anchor. Deficit financing could be used when necessary but otherwise financing would be borne by taxes, indexed to inflation and interest rates to keep the economy from overheating. After a short presentation, the floor will be open for discussion and your ideas.

    If you are on Facebook, you can find the event listing here.

    WHEN
    May 25, 2021 at 6pm
    WHERE
    WebEx (online)
    Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County
    Sweden
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • published Welcome to DA Western Sweden! in News 2020-08-25 16:03:39 -0400

    Welcome to DA Western Sweden!

    DA Western Sweden at the Pride Parade!
    DA Western Sweden at the Göteborg Pride parade 2018

    Putting the party back in Democratic Party!

    DA Western Sweden* is a chapter of DA Sweden, the official country committee for U.S. Democrats living in Sweden.  We aim to find and organize Americans abroad to express their views about policies and events “back home” – and of course get out the vote when it’s election time – and have a good time doing it! Can you help?

    Now more than ever, in the run-up to the November elections, the stakes are sky high: four more years of Trump and Pence, with everything that's been done to our democracy, or four years of Biden and Harris?

    Not a DA member?  Click at the upper right-hand corner of the page and select "join"! Then join our Facebook group. If you have questions or would like to help, get in touch!


    * For our purposes, "Western Sweden" extends to Halmstad, Jönköping and Karlstad and beyond.


  • I'll gladly take Sweden over the US #DAresists #Medicare4all

    I worked for the US Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, DC, for 3 1/2 years. I bought the best health insurance I thought I could afford from the options we had available. And I was still scared of getting sick because of all the bureaucracy and caps and exceptions. People think that anyone who works for the US government gets a platinum healthcare plan -- Congress sure, but not ordinary government workers. And we still had things better than people who could only afford more basic plans, if they could afford anything at all. Things here in Sweden aren't perfect -- in no small part due to the creeping privatization of the healthcare system around the edges promoted by the previous government -- but if my healthcare expenses for the year go above a certain modest amount, I don't pay anything more. And the healthcare system here is not only per capita cheaper than in the US, in functions better on a whole bunch of indicators, from infant mortality to life expectancy, too.


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