There’s quite a lot going on back home and we wanted to make sure you have all the info!
Special Elections - happening this month!
If you haven’t heard of what is now a trend, the GOP is facing formidable challenges in States they thought locked up - namely Kansas and Montana where fellow Dems were very close to winning these deep red states.
While this bodes well for us, we want to make sure you know all about what’s on for the immediate future. You can find a full list of the Special Elections in 2017 here.
Specifically, up this month is:
20 June - Georgia Special Election Runoff Democrat Jon Ossoff is running for the 6th Congressional District
Please do refer to the full list of 2017 Special Elections to make sure you meet the voting Deadlines!
Residency-Based Taxation Campaign - Call Storm on 15th June!
Have a read through the main RBT Democrats Abroad post as contains information as to what the campaign is and why it matters to all citizens living abroad. Also see the Residency Based Taxation Campaign in a Box pdf for details. There is also a Facebook event here.
Democrats Abroad is having an international Call Storm on 15th June - the tax deadline for international filers - where you can pick up the phone to your Representatives and Senators to ask for their support for Residency Based Taxation.
Thursday 15 June is of course US time and inconvenient for us. That 9 to 5 day translates to 11:00pm Thursday, 15th June to 7:00am Friday, 16th June (AEST: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart time).
If you can make any calls - late or early during the above times, Call Storms only work if a massive number of calls are generated, literally disrupting the day. We need your help to storm Capitol Hill on June 15th.
Look for an inexpensive or free calling utility and starting calling home today!