Fundraising Chair, Global Black Caucus Steering Team

  • rsvped for Larry Cohen Webinar 2020-07-02 15:38:53 -0400

    Democrats Abroad Webinar with Larry Cohen

    Join Democrats Abroad as we speak with Our Revolution Chairperson Larry Cohen on Wednesday, July 8, at 9 am Eastern (Washington, DC time). 

    Larry will talk with Democrats Abroad members about the upcoming elections, the successes of Our Revolution in reforming the Presidential primary process, and the Democratic Party Platform.  Larry is the former chair of the Communications Workers of America union. He joined the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2015 and Our Revolution in 2016. He headed up the "Sanders" team in the negotiations on changes to the rules for the2020 Democratic National  Convention, including reducing the number of "super-delegates" and reducing their role in the selection of the nominee.  He is a member of the Democratic National Committee.

    To join the call, just RSVP below. Once you RSVP, you will receive an email with instructions about joining the webinar as well as how you can submit questions to Mr. Cohen.

    And while you are doing that, consider joining Larry Cohen in supporting our voter mobilization efforts with a $10 donation (or more!). Donations large or small will help us win in 2020. Please consider donating today.

    WHEN
    July 08, 2020 at 9am
    WHERE
    Zoom Webinar
    252 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped for Democrats Abroad Welcomes Malcolm Nance 2020-06-30 09:19:03 -0400

    Democrats Abroad Welcomes Malcolm Nance

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    The Global Black Caucus is proud to host our second webinar with author and MSNBC contributor Malcolm Nance.

    Malcolm Nance is a counter-terrorism and intelligence consultant for the U.S. government’s Special Operations, Homeland Security, and Intelligence agencies. He’s also a counter-terrorism analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.

    He is the author of several books including The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election and the recently released NYT’s Bestseller: The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West.

    His latest book in his trilogy is The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It.

    Malcolm Nance will join us for a discussion on the current political landscape and the importance of voting for Democrats in the 2020 elections.

    RSVP below to reserve a spot for the webinar which will be both informative as well as a call to action.

    Ticket cost: While there is no donation required to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $15 - or more - and help reach hundreds of potential voters!  Even if you can't join the Webinar, you can show your support by clicking HERE and making a donation for this event. 

    If you have questions for Mr. Nance would like asked during the webinar, please send via email before September 8, to blackcaucus@democratsabroad.org with the subject line "Questions Webinar with Malcolm Nance."

    Location Event Time
    Vancouver, Canada 6:00 PDT
    Washington DC, USA 9:00 EDT
    London, United Kingdom 14:00 BST
    Frankfurt, Germany 15:00 CEST
    Athens, Greece 16:00 EEST
    Bangkok, Thailand 20:00 ICT
    Beijing, China 21:00 CST
    Tokyo, Japan 22:00 JST
    Melbourne, Australia 23:00 AEST



     

     




    WHEN
    September 10, 2020 at 9am
    WHERE
    Zoom Webinar
    18 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped for GBC Film Screening: American History X 2020-06-30 09:18:12 -0400

    GBC Film Screening: American History X

     

    The GBC continues our Fighting White Supremacy Series with a screening of the film "American History X". After the film, we'll have a discussion.

     

    Please RSVP to receive the link for the Zoom Meeting.

     

    About the film:

    Tony Kaye made his feature directorial debut with this dramatic exploration into the roots of race hatred in America. In a shocking opening scene, teen Danny Vinyard (Edward Furlong) races to tell his older brother, neo-Nazi Derek (Edward Norton), about the young blacks breaking into his car in front of the house, whereupon Derek gets his gun and with no forethought shoots the youths in their tracks. Tried and convicted, Derek is sent away for three years in prison, where he acquires a different outlook as he contrasts white-power prisoners with black Lamont (Guy Torry), his prison laundry co-worker and eventual pal. Meanwhile, Danny, with a shaved head and a rebellious attitude, seems destined to follow in his big brother's footsteps. After Danny writes a favorable review of Hitler's Mein Kampf, black high-school principal Sweeney (Avery Brooks) puts Danny in his private "American History X" course and assigns him to do a paper about his older brother, who was a former student of Sweeney's. This serves to introduce flashbacks, with the film backtracking to illustrate Danny's account of Derek's life prior to the night of the shooting. Monochrome sequences of Derek leading a Venice, California gang are intercut with color footage of the mature Derek ending his past neo-Nazi associations and attempting to detour Danny away from the group led by white supremacist, Cameron (Stacy Keach), who once influenced Derek. Director Tony Kaye, with a background in TV commercials and music videos, filmed in L.A. beach communities. Rated R "for graphic brutal violence including rape, pervasive language, strong sexuality, and nudity." ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

     

    Location Local Start Time
    Vancouver, Canada 10:30 PDT
    Washington DC, USA 13:30 EDT
    London, United Kingdom 18:30 BST
    Paris, France 19:30 CEST
    Athens, Greece 20:30 EEST
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 21:30 GST
    WHEN
    August 06, 2020 at 1:30pm
    WHERE
    Zoom - Online
    10 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped for Black Lives Matter and COVID-19 Webinar 2020-06-30 09:14:41 -0400

    Black Lives Matter and COVID-19 Webinar

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    Join the GBC as we talk with Dr. Nicole Hirschfelder about Black Lives Matter and the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

    COVID-19 has affected the USA as a whole on various levels in ways that were previously unimaginable. Yet, in this relatively 'slow catastrophe', it became apparent early on that so-called ethnic minorities and women would be the main victims of the situation. Especially the black community, which had already initiated debates about anti-black violence and the value of black lives through networks such as the Black Lives Matter Movement long before the pandemic hit, now finds itself confronted with additional existential dimensions of this issue.


    This webinar will, therefore, focus on the situation of the black community in the USA during the crisis and also reflect on the current effects of COVID-19, widely publicized cases of police brutality inflicted upon George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery that led to worldwide protests. While the historical experience of the black community with regard to the healthcare system will be taken into account in order to explain its particular vulnerability during the pandemic, the webinar will also address the fact that both Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter mass protests emphasize the urgency of structural reforms in the USA.


    Dr. Nicole Hirschfelder (American Studies, University of Tübingen) has written her dissertation on the Civil Rights activist and organizer Bayard Rustin and has conducted research, presented, and published on the Black Lives Matter movement since 2015. Due to COVID-19, she spent several months in New York City. As a white, German, female scholar, Nicole strives to critically reflect on her position and to initiate discussions about race relations and various forms of structural violence in Germany and the US.

     

    Please join us for what should be an informative and enlightening event. RSVP to receive the connection information.

    Ticket cost: While there is no donation required to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $10 - or more - and help reach hundreds of potential voters!  Even if you can't join the Webinar, you can show your support by clicking HERE and making a donation for this event. 

     

    Location Local Start Time
    Vancouver, Canada  10:30 PDT
    Washington DC, USA 13:30 EDT
    London, United Kingdom 18:30 BST
    Frankfurt, Germany 19:30 CEST
    Athens, Greece 20:30 EEST
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 21:30 GST
    WHEN
    July 28, 2020 at 1:30pm
    WHERE
    Zoom Webinar
    20 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped for On the Strategic Value of U.S. Reparations Webinar 2020-06-30 09:13:39 -0400

    On the Strategic Value of U.S. Reparations Webinar

    This webinar is apart of our summer series "Fighting White Supremacy."

     

    In his talk “On the Strategic Value of U.S. Reparations,” Antar Keith will provide a brief overview of the history of reparations, including an outline of other forms of reparations and redress extended to minority groups during the 20th century. Antar will debunk common myths and stereotypes surrounding U.S. reparations for African Americans and demonstrate how reparations would directly target the triple evils of police brutality, mass incarceration, and voter suppression. After illustrating the necessity of reparations, Antar will focus on the next steps in developing such a policy. Ultimately, Antar argues that extending reparations to African Americans is not only a moral imperative; doing so would also be of strategic value for the U.S. Democratic Party, whose voting bloc is considerably reduced by structural inequities which suppress and disenfranchise Black voters. In order to win elections, the Democratic Party must transform itself to meet the rising challenges of a 21st-century Republican Party under Trump and a growing cadre of sympathetic followers at all levels of government and society. Providing reparations to African Americans is a crucial means of ensuring long-term Democratic electoral success.

     

    Ticket cost: While there is no donation required to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $10 - or more - and help reach hundreds of potential voters!  Even if you can't join the Webinar, you can show your support by clicking HERE and making a donation for this event. 

    Bio:

     

    Born to a working-class family in the Bronx, New York, Antar Rashiq Keith has firsthand knowledge of structural discrimination in the United States. Antar pursued his B.A. in Adolescent Education in English Literature and M.A. in National and Transnational Studies before settling in his current residence of Leipzig, Germany. With over ten years’ experience as an educator in inner-city regions of the United States and Germany, Antar enjoys fostering stronger transnational ties between U.S. and German youth, working professionals, and active NATO military within the German Department of Defense. His job is to facilitate bridges between cultures, and this is exactly what he hopes to accomplish for African Americans and working-class voters in Democrats Abroad.

     

    Antar’s political consciousness was molded from an early age by a family with ties to activism in the face of stark structural inequity. His father, William “Bill” Keith, a poet, teacher, Civil Rights activist, and Black Arts Movement avant-garde artist, was also a two-time victim of predatory policing, the broken justice system, and mass incarceration. Antar’s mother, Iseult Keith, PhD, worked as a social worker in New York State’s Sing Sing prison, providing guidance and counseling to the incarcerated. Bill and Iseult’s son, Antar, aims to build on their legacy through progressive action on the policy level. His previous and current activities include participating in efforts to expand voter participation; leading discussions on racism, sexism, and homophobia for the German military; and lobbying for anti-racist policies within German institutions of higher education. He is now dedicated to taking this fight to the triple evils of U.S. police brutality, mass incarceration, and voter suppression.

    Please RSVP to receive the Zoom Link.

     

    Location Local Start Time
    Vancouver, Canada 06:00 PDT
    Washington DC, USA 09:00 EDT
    London, United Kingdom 14:00 BST
    Paris, France 15:00 CEST
    Athens, Greece 16:00 EEST
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17:00 GST
    New Delhi, India 18:30 IST
    Bangkok, Thailand 20:00 ICT
    Beijing, China 21:00 CST
    Tokyo, Japan 22:00 JST
    WHEN
    July 25, 2020 at 9am
    WHERE
    Zoom - Online
    18 rsvps rsvp

  • donated via 2020-06-22 13:54:59 -0400

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    Dialing for Democracy is a calling marathon
    and global Democrats Abroad fundraiser.

    Phonebankers will make as many calls as they can to DA members to ask them to request their absentee ballots. Calls will be made from 9:00am to 9:00pm CEST on Flag Day, June 14. Generous sponsors like yourself will push our callers to reach our calling goals and provide the critical funds to keep our voter outreach going strong through November 3! 

    DONORS: If you are sponsoring a specific caller, BEFORE you select an amount, write the caller's name in the box at left!

    Donate $50 and you’re sponsoring 200 calls! 
    $10—40 calls   $25—100 calls   $100—400 calls 
    $250—1000 calls   $500—2000 calls   $1000—4000 calls

    Democrats Abroad will be making 100,000s of calls this year, and your contribution will help make this outreach possible.

    Thank you! We appreciate your support!

    Don’t forget to check in on how the calls are going on Facebook Live from 7:30pm to 9:30pm on June 14 on the DA Germany Facebook page.  

    For a full overview of the call-a-thon, click here.

     

     

    Donations will be going to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (Democrats Abroad) and not to any candidate for federal office.
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  • donated via 2020-06-08 14:13:50 -0400

    Join Howard Dean and

    Support Democrats Abroad's Global Campaign to

    "Get Out the Vote"

    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States. Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 
    We are phoning members, running social media ads, and mailing potential voters in order to win in November.
    And our Get Out the Vote campaigns work. In 2016, the number of Americans abroad who voted was 50% higher than in 2012 and in 2018, the number of voters tripled compared to 2014.
    We CAN make the difference, but we need YOUR help. Please make a donation today to fund our Global Get Out the Vote campaign.

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    Donations are to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.
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  • donated via 2019-10-20 07:51:29 -0400

    EMEA Donation Page

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    Donations for the 2019 EMEA Regional Meeting in Athens auction. 

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