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Annual General Meeting March 12

 

Annual General Meeting

Democrats Abroad Luxembourg

May 12, 2020
 

The Annual General Meeting of members will be held on Tuesday, May 12th at 7 pm online with WebEx to consider and act upon the following matters:

Approval of minutes of the last General Meeting
Report from the Chair
Executive Committee
Treasurer’s Report
Primary Election Results
Plans for 2020
New Business, Ideas and Announcements

Every member is invited to attend the meeting in person. In the event that you will be unable to attend, you may send an e­mailed proxy, containing the following text, to DA Luxembourg Chair Natalie Bachiri before May 11th: natalie@bachiri.net
“I, (Name) hereby designate (Name), a registered member of Democrats Abroad Luxembourg, to represent me at the Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Luxembourg on May 12, 2020, and to vote on my behalf on any matter on the agenda. (Date).”
 
Details on attending the meeting online with WebEx have been sent to our members. If you have not received it and would like to attend the meeting send an e-mail to Chair Natalie Bachiri at natalie@bachiri.net to receive WebEx links.

Global Presidential Primary Elections March 3 and 10

Tuesday, March 3

Hall Victor Hugo
60, avenue Victor Hugo, Luxembourg
11:30 am to 7:45 pm

Tuesday, March 10

Hall Victor Hugo
60, avenue Victor Hugo, Luxembourg
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

In just two weeks, Democrats Abroad will kick off our Global Presidential Primary, giving you the chance to help select the Democratic Presidential candidates our delegates will vote for in Milwaukee this summer. Starting February 18th, you'll be able to download your Primary ballot from the Democrats Abroad, vote it, and email or post it back in. You can also wait until our Primary week and vote in-person in Luxembourg March 3rd and 10th.

Am I eligible?

If you’re a Democrat Abroad member and you haven’t voted (or plan to vote) in any other 2020 state presidential primary/caucus, you’re eligible to vote in the Global Presidential Primary. You can also bring a friend or family member (or sign up online) and they can become a Democrats Abroad member and vote in the primary in Luxembourg.

What if I can’t join a voting event in person?
If you can’t join us at our events in Luxembourg, you can vote remotely. Look for your primary ballot in your inbox on February 18, or download it from our site.

Do votes in the Global Presidential Primary count? Why should I participate in the GPP instead of voting in my state’s presidential primary?

Yes your vote counts! In fact, you could even say that votes in the GPP count even more. Tens of thousands of people will participate in the global primary, but millions will vote in your home state. That means that your vote in the Global Presidential Primary is more powerful than voting in your state primary. In fact, it’s 4 times more powerful!

I vote in my state. Can I vote in the GPP and my state primary?

You can only vote in a presidential primary once. If you vote in the global primary and want to vote in your state for the down-ballot primary races (like for your congressperson), you can! Just skip the presidential section on your state ballot.

Would you like to volunteer for the GPP on March 3 and 10?

If you would like to participate in the GPP as a volunteer on March 3 and 10 we would love to have volunteers be a part of this special day. It is a great way to feel a part of Democrats Abroad and meet other members and experience the excitement of our voice. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Natalie Bachiri at natalie@bachiri.net

Interested in more details? Here are our top Primary Questions answered.

We appreciate your activism, interest and efforts to vote, and hope you take this opportunity to weigh in on who Democrats Abroad will cast our votes for at the National Democratic Convention in July! 

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Notice of 2019 Annual General Meeting

Notice of the upcoming Annual General Meeting, as sent to members of DA-Luxembourg by the Nominations Committee. If you are a member of Democrats Abroad living in Luxembourg, but did not receive this message, please contact Will Bakker to check your status.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all members of Democrats Abroad Luxembourg that:
The Annual General Meeting of members will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Brasserie Bosso, located in the "Grund" at 7 Bisserweg, 1238 Luxembourg, to consider and act upon the following matters:

 

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Exceptional efforts in Luxembourg for the critical 2018 elections

As your Executive Committee planned for 2018, we knew that Democrats Abroad would put an unprecedented effort into the 2018 midterms -- it was already clear that American values were at stake. As remarkable Democratic candidates emerged all over the USA, we found enthusiasm from Americans all over Luxembourg.

Our in-person support for voters went later than ever, with our final voter pavilion on the Grand Rue on October 21st. We helped dozens of Americans request or return their absentee ballots at "the last minute." In fact, our volunteers kept helping voters worldwide by phonebanking and advising voters through today!


Rentrée for American Voters: a busy week in September


Democrats Abroad Luxembourg reached more than 100 Americans living in Luxembourg in early September, with three voter-oriented events over four days. First up was the Welcome Back festival at ISL, where super-volunteer Mark gave non-partisan support for voters requesting their ballots for the midterms while Executive Committee members Natalie and Will talked about Democrats Abroad.

Our well-attended Second Tuesday gathering was another chance to help members and newcomers request their ballots. Our battery-powered printer -- generously provided by the donations of our members -- let us create the forms while we enjoyed the warm evening on Bosso's terrace.

On Wednesday, Mark and Will helped dozens of American students spending their fall semester in Luxembourg. The students had some complicated questions about what address to use and how to return their ballots. We were well-prepared by the global Study Abroad and global GOTV teams!

It's a short season for reaching voters in time to get their ballots easily! If your workplace or club has Americans, we'll happily give a short presentation or staff a small booth where we can answer questions and ensure that they get their ballots. You can always send them to our online tool, http://www.votefromabroad.org/


Proudly supporting the April 22 March for Science in Luxembourg

Democrats Abroad Luxembourg is very proud to announce that we are promoting and supporting a local March for Science coordinated with hundreds of other marches and events all over the United States and the world.

Follow the event and indicate your willingness to stand with us here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/651825821669460/

On April 22, we will stand together with millions around the world to say that the common good of humanity depends on defending critical thinking and the free exchange of ideas. The global Women's March organization has designated this an official successor to their own marches in January.

Please spread the word (and social media links) among friends and family -- American or not -- and scientists and women and anyone else who wants a better world. Watch your email for DA-specific events to make placards and posters the week before the march. If you'd like to volunteer to support the march or you know a group that would like to participate, please contact the main organization.


DA-Luxembourg introduces newly elected Executive Committee

The members of Democrats Abroad Luxembourg elected officers and other leadership positions at our Annual General Meeting on 14 March 2017. The new Executive Committee is responsible for the work of the U.S. Democratic Party in Luxembourg, for enhancing the voices of its members in U.S. politics, and for advocating on issues of concern to Americans living abroad.

Democrats Abroad Luxembourg announces the following elected leaders:

  • Chair: Will Bakker
  • Vice-Chair: Eva Moynihan
  • Secretary: Morgana Barbknecht
  • Treasurer: Roger Behrend
  • Legal Counsel: Susan Alexander
  • Member-at-Large: Timothy Lone
  • Member-at-Large: Natalie Bachiri
  • DPCA Non-voting Representative: Vicki Hansen

With global concern focusing on the Trump administration and the Republican Congress, DA-Luxembourg seeks to be the point of contact for Americans living in Luxembourg to engage more actively with civic and governmental events in the United States. Interested individuals, groups, and press are invited to contact DA-Luxembourg at luxembourg@democratsabroad.org


Inauguration and Local Action in Luxembourg

Members of Democrats Abroad Luxembourg are invited to join our private potluck on January 20th to celebrate the achievements and spirit of President Obama's legacy.

If you'd like to make a more public statement, there are several women's marches and vigils organized near Luxembourg. That includes vigils in Liège and Brussels on Friday night and marches in StrasbourgFrankfurt, and Heidelberg on Saturday.

If you're traveling, there's a good chance that there's one you can join and that there will be Democrats Abroad members to meet there. Check the lists at https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters and http://www.democratsabroad.org/events

If you'd like to help organize actions in the future -- whether public marches or issues-oriented campaigns -- please contact us at luxembourg@democratsabroad.org


U.S. voters living abroad requested their absentee ballots on the eve of National Day

DA-Luxembourg’s Voter Pavilion on the Grand Rue on June 22, the eve of Luxembourg’s National Day, is a biennial tradition. All day, our volunteers helped American citizens request their absentee ballots using www.VoteFromAbroad.org and answered questions of all kinds about the American political process.
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Global Presidential Primary: Two dates, two locations, plenty of ballots

On Super Tuesday (March 1) and Second Tuesday (March 8), American citizens in Luxembourg lined up to cast ballots in the Global Presidential Primary and help determine the Democratic nominee for US President.

 

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