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  • Joyce Kinnear, Biden Delegate

    When my husband and I first moved to Panama in 2017, we discovered that our community had a reputation as a hub for right wing ex-pats. Democrats were fragmented and felt alone. We worked to form a community by hosting meetings and social events, forming a web group for the cross section of liberals in the community and coordinating Democrats Abroad activities. Our volunteer group held a very successful voter registration event in January. Our GPP in person event was, by far, the largest in Panama in 2020 or 2016. This committed group of individuals plans to continue working to get out the vote and host activities, as soon as we are able to come out of lockdown. We are in strong support of a blue wave at the presidential, congressional and local levels and advocate for Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee.


  • published Boquete has HUGE In Person Voting Event in News 2020-03-04 12:36:00 -0500

    Boquete has HUGE In Person Voting Event

    Democrats Abroad Panama had its in person voting event in Boquete on Tuesday, March 3.  Turn out was very high, especially among those who had not belonged to Democrats Abroad previously. Of the 79 in person votes at the event, over 55 were new sign ups! While about 120 members were in the Boquete area already, most of those voted by email or in their home states. Things were crazy for awhile, but everyone was excited about voting for the next Democratic President of the United States! 


    If you haven't voted yet, consider attending the Beaches (Coronado area) event Friday, March 6, at 9:00 AM at the  

    Panama Coast International School in Nueva Gorgona or Panama City on Sunday, March 8 at 11:00 AM at the Country Store and Cafe in the Balboa neighborhood

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  • Boquete Democrats Get Ready to Vote in the Global Presidential Primary

    Democrats Abroad Panama has its first in-person voting event on Super Tuesday, March 3. Democrats in Boquete and the surrounding Chiriquí area are ready to vote this afternoon from 4:30 to 7:30 at the Animales Clinic. The clinic is just off the main highway coming into Boquete, on the other side of the road from Ivan's Supermercado. 



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  • DA Members Attend Voter Registration and Global Presidential Primary Training

    Three members of the Democrats Abroad Panama team attended training in Costa the weekend of October 25 and 26. The training was for members of the Democrats Abroad Americas Region and was attended by participants from Canada to Argentina, Haiti to Ecuador. The Costa Rica membership hosted an excellent event, where attendees were provided with information on how to set up Voter Registration and Global Presidential Primary events. 

    With this fantastic training, we will be planning on Voter Registration events in the upcoming months and Global Presidential Primary locations in the week of March 3 to 10. These events are currently being planned for the Boquete region and the beaches area around Coronado.


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  • published Democrats Abroad Discuss Issues in Chiriqui in News 2019-08-29 22:27:22 -0400

    Democrats Abroad Discuss Issues in Chiriqui

    We had a great potluck dinner and discussion of democratic issues and candidates. After a lively discussion of how US and world society got to the position we are in, it was agreed that we want more discussion. We plan on hosting future candidate forums, where the positions of each candidate will be summarized. In addition, we will host workshops on how to vote in the primaries and national elections in 2020.



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  • published Democrats Abroad Debate Parties in News 2019-07-01 15:34:25 -0400

    Democrats Abroad Debate Parties

    Democrats Abroad Panama (Chiriquí) had two debate parties in Boquete on June 26 and 27. A total of 16 different people (12 the first night and 11 the second) had a great time interacting with each other and commenting on the debaters. While we had different preferences among candidates, we agreed that the debates were interesting and informative. Looking forward to our July debate parties!



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  • signed up on Join 2017-04-02 22:32:20 -0400

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