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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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Global Presidential Primary: March 1 and March 8

Democrats Abroad Luxembourg will help Americans citizens living abroad to nominate the U.S. Democratic Party’s Presidential nominee through the Global Presidential Primary. Come to one of our Voting Centers on March 1 or March 8 and cast your ballot!

 

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BINGO! Watching the Republican Debates

Our event this Tuesday involved watching the most recent Republican Presidential debate, so we played a game to keep our spirits high. Our Bingo cards were filled with the bluster, boasts, and blather of the candidates. By the time we reached closing statements, most of the room had won a prize, even as the civility and rationality of American politics seemed to have lost.

Thank goodness the debate was just a launching point for discussions both theoretical and practical. We talked about everything from the disappearance of the fabled moderate Republican to how to vote in the Global Presidential Primary (and which candidates are on the ballot).

Join us on Sunday, January 24, when we watch the serious candidates debate in a replay of the Democratic Presidential Debate. For more information, contact willbakker@democratsabroad.org