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  • Join DAN for a Super Tuesday after vote party!

    On Super Tuesday fifteen jurisdictions and Democrats Abroad hold primaries. (Yep, that's right and Democrats Abroad Norway (DAN) is holding in person voting in Oslo and Stavanger. Click here http://bit.ly/382XYXU for details.

    🎉 Join DAN and the hardworking Global Presidential Primary volunteers for an after vote party! 🎉 This is a great opportunity to unwind while discussing the campaign with old and new friends alike. There's more! We will be broadcasting east coast initial results from 9pm to 1am.

    The party will be held March 3 at Gamla, Grensen 1, in downtown Oslo only a 7 minute walk from Central Station. (Go to the side entrance on Møllergata.)

    WHEN
    March 03, 2020 at 9pm - March 04, 2020 at 12am
    WHERE
    Gamla Beat Bar
    Grensen 1
    Oslo 0159
    Norway
    Google map and directions
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  • Vote in the 2020 Global Presidential Primary!

    Your vote counts! In 2020, all Americans abroad will have the opportunity to participate in primary elections to help decide who will become the Democratic Party’s nominee for US president. The Global Presidential Primary is the opportunity that Democrats living abroad have to impact this important decision. 

    Super Tuesday is on March 3 and Democrats Abroad Norway will have two voting centers where you can cast your in-person ballot, one in Oslo, the other in Stavanger.

    The Oslo voting center will be located in the American Lutheran Congregation’s Fireside room at Fritzners gate 15 in the Frogner neighborhood. Voting will take place from 2:30pm to 8:30pm. Join us for an after vote party! Click here for details http://bit.ly/2HS9WrM.

    In Stavanger you will find the voting center in Kafe Go Nok at Øvre Strandgate 79. Voting will take place from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.

    With hundreds of voting centers around the world in every time zone, Super Tuesday starts and ends with Democrats Abroad.

    For much more information and FAQs go to http://bit.ly/38xUu0b and http://bit.ly/2tNqSfP.

    PS Can't make it to Oslo or Stavanger? You can vote remotely via mail-in ballot, fax and email starting February 18. Look for your primary ballot in your inbox on February 18, and you can also download the ballot from https://dems.votefromabroad.org starting on that date.

    Democracy is counting on us!

    WHEN
    March 03, 2020 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Kafe Go Nok
    Øvre Strandgate 79
    Stavanger 4005
    Norway
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • Vote in the 2020 Global Presidential Primary!

    Your vote counts! In 2020, all Americans abroad will have the opportunity to participate in primary elections to help decide who will become the Democratic Party’s nominee for US president. The Global Presidential Primary is the opportunity that Democrats living abroad have to impact this important decision. 

    Super Tuesday is on March 3 and Democrats Abroad Norway will have two voting centers where you can cast your in-person ballot, one in Oslo, the other in Stavanger. 

    The Oslo voting center will be located in the American Lutheran Congregation’s Fireside room at Fritzners gate 15 in the Frogner neighborhood. Voting will take place from 2:30pm to 8:30pm. Join us for an after vote party! Click here for details http://bit.ly/2HS9WrM.

    In Stavanger you will find the voting center in Kafe Go Nok at Øvre Strandgate 79. Voting will take place from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.

    With hundreds of voting centers around the world in every time zone, Super Tuesday starts and ends with Democrats Abroad.

    For much more information and FAQs go to http://bit.ly/38xUu0b and http://bit.ly/2tNqSfP.

    PS Can't make it to Oslo or Stavanger? You can vote remotely via mail-in ballot, fax and email starting February 18. Look for your primary ballot in your inbox on February 18, and you can also download the ballot from https://dems.votefromabroad.org starting on that date.

    Democracy is counting on us!

    WHEN
    March 03, 2020 at 2:30pm
    WHERE
    American Lutheran Congregation
    Fritzners gate 15
    Oslo 0264
    Norway
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • Demokratenes presidentdebatter on Dagsnytt 17 - TV2

    Watch Corinne Hobson of DAN and the DA Veteran's Caucus discuss Demokratenes presidentdebatter on Dagsnytt 17 - TV2. The debate was on August 1, 2019 and starts at 42:18. The conversation is in Norwegian. Go to bit.ly/2T0l8Yfbit.ly/2T0l8Yf.

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  • DAN reports from the DA Annual General Meeting in Washington D.C.

    Democrats Abroad Norway Vice Chair, Christina Skovsgaard was recently in Washington D.C. for the Democrats Abroad Annual General Meeting and "door-knock".

    This is her report—

    DA leaders from all around the globe participated in the largest ever DA AGM with more than 120 members participating in person and online. The days were speckled with videos from Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Cory Booker and Pete Buttigieg and in person speeches from Kirsten Gillibrand and Mariann Williamson.

    Senator and presidential hopeful Kristen Gillibrand speaking at the DA AGM.

    On May 17 DA International Chair, Julia Bryan, opened the meeting followed by guest speakers Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Democratic National Committee Secretary Doug Jones. Secretary Jones spoke of the criteria needed to participate in the upcoming Democratic debates.
    The day was spent reviewing and voting on resolutions. The Medicare for All and the Vote from Abroad (VFA) Integrity and Sustainability resolutions are important resolutions that passed unanimously. The VFA resolution deals with assuring that it will be a premier tool for Democrats Abroad to grow membership and to register voters. At the evening dinner the guest speaker was DNC CEO, Seema Nanda, where she spoke about the DNC strategy plan for 2020. 

    On May 18 elections were held for the International Executive Committee and for 3 regional officers. The guest speaker DNC Secretary, Jason Rae, was the youngest person ever elected to the DNC at age 17. He spoke about the creation of a “DNC War Room” a strategy to be “hyper-focused” about the impact of Trump’s policies on local communities.
    That evening Josh Handelman from the Democratic Legislation Campaign Committee spoke about the importance of electing Democrats at all levels of government.

    On May 19 we completed discussions about resolutions and bylaw changes. Mariann Williamson, American author and presidential candidate, was an impressive speaker and she wants voters to understand that our present administration “is not a swamp, it is an ocean of corruption with an opportunist infection”.
    That evening the DA Global Women’s Caucus had an intimate event at the Cosmo Club. We decided that our primary issue going forward is protecting a woman’s right to choose. The GWC will also continue to work and support the ERA going into 2020.

    Angela Fobbs, Chair of the Global Black Caucus, reports

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  • Democrats Abroad forms the Veterans and Military Families (VMF) Caucus

    Democrats Abroad is establishing a new caucus, the global Veterans and Military Families (VMF) Caucus. This caucus will work within Democrats Abroad to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces; their service deserves our deepest gratitude and respect. Government policies must reflect the interests of those who are serving and those who have served, including their families. This caucus will work to achieve this goal.

    All the various groups, ethnicities, persuasions, identities, and beliefs that make up American society are present in our military; we share issues and concerns in common with the other caucuses of Democrats Abroad. We share the principles and demands expressed in the platforms of both the Democratic Party and Democrats Abroad regarding veterans, active military and their families abroad.

    Our goals—

    - Reach out to veterans, active duty and reserve military members as well as their dependents living abroad to encourage them to register to vote and to engage them in advocacy for our policy positions.

    - Provide a forum for DA members to understand better the issues and concerns affecting our military forces, veterans, and their families outside of the United States.

    - Provide a voice for veterans and military families to the Democratic Party Committee Aboard and the Democratic National Committee.

    In addition to our stated goals, we also strive to act as a conduit to service members, veterans, and their families overseas by sharing information regarding benefits (e.g. VA and Tri-Care) and participate in commemorative services.

    To join us go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1l3OC9RA0OB_krEJvSF6emxJYGzDNZIeG1ZtcW65j5vI/edit.

    Photo by Peppersmint/Shutterstock

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  • published Shine a blue light! Midterms 2018. in News 2018-11-08 06:19:08 -0500

    Shine a blue light! Midterms 2018.

    From DAN Chair, Audrey Camp, first thoughts the morning after...
    "Rose early to shine the blue light across the Norwegian airwaves. Thanks to VGTV for hosting a debate between DAN and RAN. I’m enthusiastic about the blue wave. It may not have been the deluge we hoped for, but with unprecedented representation for women, minorities and youth, I’ll take it. All stories matter and all votes count. Hurrah for Democrats Abroad Norway!" 🇺🇸 🇳🇴

    Here’s a link to the debate. The talk starts at 2:39:10. http://goo.gl/UkV7zJ

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  • published DAN's New and Improved Bylaws in News 2018-09-11 09:38:16 -0400

    DAN's New and Improved Bylaws

    Follow the link to download  DAN's newly amended and adopted country committee bylaws, DA Norway Bylaws revMay2018.pdf

    Thank you to everyone who came out to support and vote on these amendments at our 2018 AGM. 

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  • Snap shots of Independence Day, 2018

    DAN joined The American Coordinating Council of Norway (ACCN) in celebration for the 33rd American Independence Day picnic in Frogner Park, Oslo. During the busy day we welcomed two new volunteers (thank you, Dana and Brooke!) along with our Ambassador to Norway, Kenneth J. Braithwaite, to our booth. We also enjoyed wonderful weather and the many people who stopped by to ask about voting from abroad while discussing issues of the day.

    Below, DAN welcomes the first visitor to our booth. 

           Overview of the crowd.

    DAN Chair, Audrey Camp, with U.S. Ambassador Kenneth J. Braithwaite.


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  • “Through Reform Comes Unity”, a talk with Larry Cohen

    “We are looking forward through the windshield not the rear-view mirror.” Larry Cohen, Board Chair of Our Revolution and Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Unity Reform Commission said. “We have to believe that we can win.”

    Larry spoke recently to a group of over twenty DAN members at the Nighthawk Diner’s new Bygdøy Allé restaurant. He covered a range of topics from the results of the Unity Reform Commission to burgeoning movements within the Democratic Party.

    “I like to say democracy is messy, movement building is messy and you just have to put up with it,” he said while discussing challenges progressive movements like Our Revolution face when creating new paradigms in the party. “We’ve got to get people to say we are going to work together and stay in the group and keep the group going. That is what you would call political organizing--party building especially within the Democratic Party--that is strategy- rather than candidate -centered.”

    Members representing States across the Union enjoyed sliders, chicken, and mac ‘n’ cheese while engaging in a conversation about organizing and the prospects of the party. The evening closed with DAN members introducing themselves and their motivation for participating in the party abroad, and a brief introduction from last-minute visitor Roy Pedersen, head of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions’ (LO) branch in Oslo.

    DAN thanks Larry and the Our Revolution team for sharing their time with our members, and for providing us with valuable insights into workings within the party and the progressive movement. We too are looking forward, and we too believe we can win in 2018 and onward.     —Corinne Hobson

    Photo below, Roy Pedersen speaks to DAN members. 

    Below, Larry Cohen with DAN board members (l to r) Danielle K. DeRose, Kathy L. Kelley, Larry Cohen, Cori Ready, Corinne Hobson and Christina Skovsgaard.

     

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  • Refugees Welcome Oslo Collection Drive

    Tis the season for giving! Progressive Americans Action League--Oslo, Democrats Abroad Norway, and Women's March Norway are hosting a collection drive for Refugees Welcome Oslo (RWO). RWO is in need of gently used winter clothing, wool, winter boots, and outerwear for both adults and children. They are also in need of pants, sweaters, long sleeve shirts from size 8 years and up. Winter accessories and winter items for babies and strollers are also needed. *No summer clothes are needed at this time*

    Starting on November 16th, you can drop off gently used items at Forandringshuset in Grønland each Thursday between 3pm-10pm. Have problems getting to Grønland but want to donate? Please send us message, and we will try to find an easier drop off location. Go to https://goo.gl/9wKhhr to send a message.

    We will also be taking donations at these local events.
    -- American Women’s Club of Oslo’s Thanksgiving Dinner on November 14th
    -- Democrats Abroad Norway’s Drinking Liberally event on November 28th
    -- Progressive Americans Action League--Oslo's Thanksgiving dinner on November 30th

    For more information go to our Facebook event at https://goo.gl/9wKhhr.

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  • published NORWAY in News 2017-10-11 08:31:07 -0400

    NORWAY

    Democrats Abroad Norway (DAN) is excited to welcome members and friends to our website. We'll be keeping this page up-to-date with news about events we're planning in the time ahead, as well as opportunities for our members to get involved. Please also be sure to check out other sections of the site; consider this your one-stop-shop for initiatives fellow Democrats are working on here in Norway and elsewhere in the world, as well as ways you can make a difference in the party and the country while living abroad.

    Not yet a member? Register on this site today, and you'll hear from us soon. And please follow DAN on Facebook, where we post news about events we're planning, links to especially good articles on politics we've come across, resources for mobilizing against the Trump agenda, and so much more. 

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  • Democrats Abroad Norway Summer Event Photos

    Top photo, Democrats Abroad Norway Vice Chair Jonathan Roth, Chair Audrey Camp, Legal Counsel Danielle DeRose and Christina Skovsgaard at the ACCN sponsored Independence Day - 4th of July celebration and picnic in Oslo. Bottom photo, DAN at Oslo Pride Parade.

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