Portugal

Bem-vindo aos Democrats Abroad - Portugal!

Welcome to DA-Portugal, the official arm of the Democratic Party for American Democrats living in Portugal – on the continent, Madeira, and the Azores. If you subscribe to the principles of the Democratic Party, live in Portugal, and are a U.S. citizen, please join us by clicking the Join link at the bottom of this post.

Democrats Abroad supports every American abroad to register to vote, and cast their ballots from overseas. In 2020, our get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts were vital for both the presidential primaries and general election. Globally and locally, we rely on volunteers to ensure members and friends are enfranchised every election, every year. American absentee votes have been decisive in numerous elections across the US.
Together with DA country committees around the globe, we're making specific issues faced by overseas Americans known on Capitol Hill and joining important activism events with friends and family in the US. With technology and social media, there are many ways for us to make our voices heard, even an ocean away.

Watch this space and our News and Events tabs above for upcoming announcements of meetings and events. We encourage anyone interested in participating and helping with Democrats Abroad Portugal to get in touch.

Please share your questions, ideas, and enthusiasm for politics with us! We look forward to meeting you!

Democrats Abroad - Portugal
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DA Portugal Leadership:

Kristi Espineira
| Chair, Portugal
Andres Espineira
| Vice Chair, Portugal
Eriko Talley
| Secretary, Portugal
Terry Recht
| Counsel, Portugal
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  • News

    18 Reasons to Vote From Abroad - New Video Produced by Portugal Volunteers!

    On January 15, International Voter Registration Day, we released a video created by a team of volunteers from Portugal. The video is entitled "18 Reasons to Vote from Abroad" and features 18 Democrats Abroad Portugal members sharing their reasons to vote. DA volunteer and filmmaker Nancy Novack donated her time and talent to editing this video. We're grateful to all who participated in helping to get this message out.

    We hope you enjoy the video! Please share it with Americans around the world!

    Click the image below to view the video in YouTube.

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    Calling all DA Portugal Members! We’d like to hear from YOU!

    On April 29, our new Executive Committee held its first virtual meet-and-greet with over 25 members from all over Portugal in attendance. After introductions and a brief overview of the structure and mission of Democrats Abroad, we held a brainstorming session about events and programs our members would like to see in the upcoming months. Some ideas being considered are:

    • Fourth of July events
    • “Road show” of Executive Committee team in various locales in Portugal
    • Webinars on current “hot” political issues (voter suppression, gerrymandering, racial justice, police reform)
    • Virtual book club
    • Pub quiz/trivia nights
    • Film screenings 
    • Action-oriented (phone banking for special elections, park or beach cleanup, foodbank volunteering)

    Because DA Portugal is, first and foremost, a community, we would love to hear from all of our members about what events and programs would appeal to you. And of course, we will need volunteers to help make this happen. 

    Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey so that we can learn more about your interests, talents, and ideas! Or feel free to email us at [email protected] with your thoughts!

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 07:00 PM Lisbon Time · 34 rsvps
    Virtual in Lisbon, Portugal

    Online Portuguese Wine Tasting and DA Fundraiser

    Raise a glass to democracy! Invite your friends to appreciate a glass of quality wine and connect with fellow Americans in Portugal on Saturday May 28 at 7 pm. 

    Democrats Abroad Portugal has asked Mr. Pedro Gallego, owner of the wine exporting company Outwine, to organize a presentation about Portuguese wines. Mr. Gallego will present an overview of the wine producing regions in Portugal and speak about the influence of geography on the wines produced. A couple of wine producers will then speak about their wines. Outwine will ship the wines to be discussed for 30€ to DAPT members living in Portugal. You can order the wines directly on their site.

    NOTE: There are TWO STEPS involved in attending this event:
    1. Please RSVP below so that you will receive the link to the event.
    2. Order your wines on Outwine before May 15, 2022 to allow ample time for delivery.


    We are also planning to raise funds to support our Get Out the Vote activities at this event.  As a 100% volunteer organization, we rely upon donations to support our outreach, voter registration and voter assistance events. You can make a donation here. Gifts in any amount are greatly appreciated.

    Thursday, June 02, 2022 at 07:00 PM Lisbon Time · 2 rsvps
    Virtual - on Zoom in Porto, Portugal

    June GOTV Team Meeting

    Join our monthly GOTV team meeting to find out what we are doing to get out the vote in Portugal and how you can help! Whether you can help a little or a lot, in person or online, with friends or solo, we have opportunities for everyone to pitch in. 

     

    Please RSVP for the Zoom link!