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Karen Frankenstein published A Huge Thanks To The Thousands Of Tax Survey Participants in News / Noticias 2019-02-05 02:36:01 -0500
The Democrats Abroad Hispanic Caucus would like to thank everyone who completed the 2019 Non-Resident Taxation Survey. The information collected will be used to advocate for congressional reforms to relieve the burden of taxes, banking, financial account reporting, securities and other laws that discriminate specifically against Americans living abroad.
It is clear that Congress needs to better understand the Americans abroad community. In order to bring legislators to an understanding of citizenship-based taxation, we need to educate them about who we are and how we are affected by discriminatory tax policy.
Next month, Democrats Abroad will visit Capitol Hill to relay the survey data to Congress, offering evidence of how the current tax system restricts Americans living abroad in regards to tax filing costs, banking, and investing in our countries of residence. We will do the same in May to ensure they hear our voices from abroad.
If you have any questions about the survey, please email: [email protected]. Your support for this research and for Democrats Abroad's tax reform efforts is deeply appreciated.
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Agradecimiento a todas las personas que han contribuido a completar la Encuesta de Impuestos de No Residentes
El Caucus Hispano de Democrats Abroad desea expresar su agradecimiento a todas las personas que completaron la Encuesta de Impuestos de No Residentes de 2019. La información recopilada se utilizará para abogar por reformas en el Congreso con el objeto de aliviar la carga de las obligaciones impositivas, bancarias y de información relativas a cuentas financieras y de valores, así como de otras leyes que discriminan específicamente a los estadounidenses que viven en el extranjero.
Karen Frankenstein published Send your Healthcare Photo to Members of Congress in Medicare for All 2019-01-23 03:49:28 -0500
Add your photo to the DA healthcare stories booklet that will be shared with Members of Congress after the new year.
Act quickly to be added to the booklet before printing.
Photos could be of yourself, family or health-related, like a health receipt, medical equipment or prescription. You can even use the "I Heart Universal Healthcare" sign in a selfie picture at this link.
Even better, write a short description of why you love healthcare where you live and take a photo of you with your story, or maybe just your story if you like.
Your story of affordable, quality, accessible healthcare overseas will help Members of Congress understand what is possible in other countries – and what is possible for all Americans.
Karen Frankenstein published Tips for Medicare-for-All Letters to the Editor in Medicare for All 2019-01-23 03:45:05 -0500
Crafting your letter to the editor
While facts are crucial, sometimes personal stories can carry much more weight with skeptical readers. This is why we launched the Democrats Abroad Healthcare Stories in support of Medicare-for-All and now invite all members to share a story directly with Americans back home.
Below you will find some facts to help you draft your letter to the editor and tips for telling your story.
What do you really want to say?
It is crucial to put your story in your own words. Tell your story to help readers understand why you think the United States should adopt a Medicare-for-All system.
Remember that this is your story and you have just as much right as anyone else to put your story out there.
If you’re having trouble getting started, here are some tips. Use the ones that resonate most with you and don’t feel like you have to use them all:
- Start with what makes the issue of healthcare so important to you. What motivates you to fight for Medicare-for-All?
- What healthcare experiences have you had that made lasting impressions? Help readers connect with you story by describing how you felt in addition to what happened.
- Be bold, be proud that you are an American living overseas and that you want your fellow Americans to be able to access the health care they need. Many will not be familiar that healthcare is easier to get abroad as many just hear scare tactics from opponents to reform.
- Try to anticipate objections to Medicare-for-All, but don’t feel like you have to be on the defensive. Many Americans accept the health care system because it is the only one that they have known. Your story helps give them another reference point for comparison. It will challenge the disinformation that so many Americans hear on a regular basis.
- Help you readers have hope for the future. How much better would Americans’ lives be under a public system like Medicare-for-All?
- Mention the district’s House Representative by name in the Letter. This will make headway with getting attention in Congress. You can find out if they support the bill here.
- Encourage readers to call their House Representative and tell them that they want Medicare For All.
- It can be brief (500-700 words), keep it your personal experience, and be sure to name the House Representative for the district by name, and to invite readers to call the Rep in support of M4A.
Here are some resources that will help arm you with facts about Medicare-for-All:
- Medicare-for-All Primer from the Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare
- Medicare-for-All factsheet from Public Citizen
- Medicare-for-All frequently asked questions from Public Citizen
- Medicare-for-All University
Thank you! We can win this fight!
Karen Frankenstein published 2019 is the year for Medicare For All! in Medicare for All 2019-01-23 03:44:41 -0500
Write a letter back to your US papers!
It’s time for Medicare For All. We have won the House and the Medicare for All H.R.676 is being revised and needs your help to get it out of committee and introduced before Congress.
The momentum behind Medicare For All has been bubbling for decades, and if we turn up the heat, it will boil over. It is a moral imperative, and it will save us - trillions.
We, as Democrats Abroad, have experienced first-hand the benefits of a universal, public, single-payer system truly works. This was the reason we launched Healthcare Stories - and will soon be sharing these stories members of Congress.
The Progressive Caucus of Democrats Abroad is now asking for you to contribute to the next phase of how we can amplify our voices to combat the disinformation against Medicare For All being pushed by lobbyists and greedy moneyed interests who can see that momentum is growing for change.
Would you be willing to write a letter back to your local newspapers in the states expressing your personal experience as an American abroad who has lived with Medicare for All?
We are joining the national campaign by National Nurses United that has “ a special focus on 15 target House Districts across the country represented by Democrats who are on key committees for getting the bill to the floor who have not yet co-sponsored. Those are: AL-7, CA-12, CA-29, CA-39, CA-52, CT-1, MA-1, MA-4, NJ-6, NJ-9, NM-3, OR-5, TX-35, WA-1, and WI-3. However, we also know we need to build power in every district in the country.”
You can write your letter to as many local papers you have a connection to, such as where you vote, grew up, went to school, visit relatives, vacation or do business. And in each letter we send, we can get the attention of House members by naming them in the letter and either encouraging them to support Medicare For All or recognizing that they rightly support the Bill.
If you write a letter, you will be enlightening many other Americans who have not experienced such a system, whose minds may be swayed by the intentional spin cast by those who do not have the best interests of all Americans at heart. And encourage them to call their House Representative to demand that they support Medicare For All.
Your voice matters just as much as any “expert” on healthcare. You have lived experience of how a public system helps you.
Questions? Email the Healthcare Working Group!
2019 will be an enormous fight for Medicare For All. Because it has a chance to win, it will be fought.
Let’s help spread the truth and help make Medicare For All a reality in the United States.
Healthcare Working Group
Progressive Caucus of Democrats Abroad
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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Hokkaido Area!
DA Hokkaido Area is a chapter of DA Japan, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Japan. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.
If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Kansai, please contact us.
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