Publicity Chair for DA Mexico, Vice Chair of DA CDMX, Hispanic Caucus Steering Committee

  • Demócratas y republicanos debaten sobre las consecuencias del encuentro AMLO-Trump - Imagen Radio

    Gricha Raether, presidente de Democrats Abroad CDMX, y Larry Rubin, hablando por el partido republicano, expresan sus puntos de vista en torno a la próxima visita del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador a EUA por la puesta en marcha del T-MEC.


  • Demócratas vs. Republicanos - Perspectivas sobre la visita de AMLO a Washington

    Gricha Raether, presidente de Democrats Abroad CDMX y el representante de los republicanos en México expresan opiniones muy diferentes sobre las intenciones de #Trump en una posible reunión con #AMLO en torno a la puesta en marcha del T-MEC.

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox1hg4qU5o0&feature=youtu.be


  • ¡Solicita tu boleta electoral con apoyo virtual!

    Todos los ciudadanos estadounidenses que residen en el extranjero deben solicitar que se les envíe su boleta electoral por correo electrónico cada año. A continuación, confirma tu asistencia para unirte a esta reunión y obtener asesoría personalizada. El proceso de registrarte y/o solicitar tu boleta tardará tan solo 15 minutos! El enlace de Zoom se proporcionará en el correo electrónico de respuesta a tu RSVP.

    WHEN
    July 18, 2020 at 11am
    WHERE
    Zoom
    Online
    Mexico City 06000
    Mexico
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help! 2020-06-29 10:49:55 -0400

    Request Your Ballot with Virtual Help!

    Every overseas voter should request their absentee ballot be sent to them via email each year. Please RSVP below to join CDMX volunteers for personalized virtual support to help you request your ballot for 2020. The Zoom link will be provided in the reply email to your RSVP. 

     

    WHEN
    July 25, 2020 at 12pm
    WHERE
    Zoom
    Online
    Mexico City 06000
    Mexico
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • published FAQs for US Citizens in Mexico in News 2020-04-02 02:47:26 -0400

    FAQs for US Citizens in Mexico

    • Should I stay in Mexico or return to the United States?
      • The answer to this question will be different for every person or family, depending on what resources you have available to you – including housing, money, and health insurance. If you live in the US and are in Mexico temporarily, the US State Department recommends that you return home as soon as possible unless you are prepared to stay in Mexico indefinitely.

    • I’m in Mexico on a tourist visa. Will the Mexican government extend my visa so I can avoid traveling?
      • The Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) has not provided any information about coronavirus-related tourist visa extensions.

    • Is the US-Mexico border closed?
      • No. The US and Mexico governments have agreed to restrict non-essential travel across the land border between the two countries. You can read more about these restrictions at mx.usembassy.gov/wha-press-guidance
      • There are currently no government restrictions on air travel; however, many airlines are canceling flights due to low traffic, sometimes with little notice.

    • What if I need help from the US Embassy?
      • The US Embassy has suspended most routine services, however, appointments are still available for essential services including lost, stolen, or expired passports. Email ACSMexicoCity@state.gov or call 55-8526-2561.

    • How can I get updates from the US Embassy or the US State Department?
      • Sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at step.state.gov to receive email updates from the US Embassy and US Consulates in Mexico.

    • Where can I get information about coronavirus in Mexico?
      • Official updates from the Mexican government are available at coronavirus.gob.mx. For information specific to Mexico City, visit covid19.cdmx.gob.mx, text covid19 to 51515, or call (55) 5658-1111.

    • What should I do to stay safe?
      • Mexico is encouraging all residents to stay at home (#QuedateEnCasa) as much as possible. If you do need to go out, try to maintain a healthy distance (Sana Distancia) of at least 1.5 meters or 4 feet from other people. Avoid using public transportation, especially during peak hours. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

    • What if I think I have COVID-19?
      • You can use the diagnostic tool at test.covid19.cdmx.gob.mx (also available by texting covid19 to 51515) to determine whether your symptoms are consistent with COVID-19. The tool is available in English and Spanish and will generate a case number that you can use to call (55) 5658-1111 for further instructions. 
      • Your doctor’s office and/or insurance company may offer consultations via video or phone. You can also use Doctoralia to search for physicians in Mexico that offer virtual visits.
      • If you are exhibiting symptoms, make sure to call ahead before visiting any health care provider so they can instruct you on appropriate precautions to limit possible exposure to others. 
    • Am I eligible to receive the COVID-19 stimulus payment under the CARES Act?
      • US citizens living outside the United States are still eligible for the stimulus payment. Payments will be issued by direct deposit if you provided bank information on a 2018 or 2019 tax return, or if you receive direct deposits from the Social Security Administration. The IRS has also said they will set up a website to allow people to submit direct deposit information rather than receiving checks in the mail. Visit  IRS.gov/coronavirus for the latest information.

    • When do I need to file my taxes?
      • The deadline for filing and paying US tax returns has been extended to July 15, 2020. The deadline for FATCA reporting for US citizens with foreign bank accounts has also been extended to July 15, 2020.

    • Can I participate in the US Census?
      • Citizens living abroad are not counted in the census unless they work for the US government. If you live in the United States and are in Mexico temporarily, you should respond to the census based on where you normally live as of April 1. (Note that for security reasons, the online census form at 2020census.gov will reject attempts to complete the census from outside the US; however, you may be able to complete the form using a VPN, or on a US cell phone data plan).

    • Can I vote from Mexico?
      • Yes! Visit votefromabroad.org to register and request your ballot for the 2020 elections! Reach out if you need any help, and we’ll be happy to walk you through it!

  • In the News - Democrats Abroad Mexico commentary on the impeachment process and US-Mexico relations

    In this post, you can hear CDMX chairperson Gricha Raether (far right) participate in a debate on US-Mexico relations and comment on the latest on the impeachment process.

    https://mvsnoticias.com/podcasts/victor-sanchez-banos/venta-del-avion-presidencial-caravana-migrante-proveniente-de-honduras/  

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  • Statement on the Mass Shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio

    4 August 2019

    This weekend, we are once again brought to grief and sorrow over horrific mass shootings in America. The nightmare of gun violence struck early Sunday morning in an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, where a young man in body armor wielded an AK-47-style assault rifle, killing at least nine people and wounding 27. The dead included the shooter’s sister.

    The tragedy in Dayton came less than 15 hours after the weekend’s first gun massacre, an act of domestic terrorism in which another young man with body armor and an assault rifle entered a Wal-mart in El Paso, Texas, killing 20 people and wounding more than two dozen. In a manifesto attributed to the shooter, he railed against immigrants and warned of a “Hispanic invasion of Texas.”

    To those affected by these violent acts, we extend our deepest sympathies. Today we learned from Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, that six Mexicans are among the dead in El Paso. We stand in solidarity with him and all others condemning this massacre as an act of terrorism.  We call on the U.S. government and Department of Justice to cooperate with those investigating this incident as an act of terrorism and support efforts to obtain all necessary legal evidence.

    President Trump declared today that “hate has no place in our country.” We challenge the president to live up to his words and stop the hateful, racist rhetoric he has returned to time and again in his campaign and in his presidency. We urge the president to call out and condemn white supremacist terrorism in the same way that he has seized upon and condemned radical Islam. And we call on Congress to finally enact sensible gun reforms that a majority of Americans support. Let’s end this cycle of shock, grief, and rage once and for all.


    Democrats Abroad Mexico

    www.democratsabroad.org/mx

    https://www.facebook.com/demsabroadmx/ 

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  • published On the Immigration Frontlines in News 2019-07-14 00:45:54 -0400

    On the Immigration Frontlines

    Sobre la situación en torno a la frontera México - Estados Unidos ¿Qué podemos esperar?
    Entra al #Debate22 con Daniel C. Stein, representante de los Demócratas en la Ciudad de México, y  Yuli García del Canal 22.

     

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  • published In the News in News 2019-06-08 00:53:15 -0400

    In the News

    Board Member Samuel Stone provides commentary on Trump´s illegal efforts to curb immigration as we await the details of the agreement reached with Mexico. 


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