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.
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.
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.
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!
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