Global DNC Representative, Global LGBT Caucus Co-Chair

  • rsvped for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand 2021-06-17 08:57:23 -0400

    U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

     

    SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND KEYNOTES WOMEN’S ECONOMIC FORUM: RESETTING THE U.S. AGENDA FOR WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

    The return to Democratic leadership has reset the U.S. agenda for women across race, sexual orientation, and geography. This moment calls for bold political, social, and economic investments that lead to shared prosperity and equitable recovery for women.

    Join U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for an important discussion of what is being done, and what must be done, at the Federal and State level to capitalize on this important moment, and to address the policy perspectives we bring as Democrats Abroad.

    Senator from NY since 2009, Gillibrand has led legislative action on numerous issues including sexual assault in the military, child nutrition, childcare for members of the Armed Forces, and parental leave.  

    Our conversation with the Senator will be followed by a panel of leading experts across several issue areas that impact women’s economic status as documented in the 2020 Democrats Abroad Platform and offer policy remedies that root out biases that shut women out.  


    The Panel will examine four issues within the Platform that are key to reversing inequalities for women: Intersectionality, Economic Inequality, Social Safety Net, and Sexual Identity Equality. Featured Panelists:

    Intersectionality: Why Connecting the Dots Matter in the Fight for Women’s Equality - Dr. Ronda Zelezny-Green, Chief Learning Officer, BRK Ujima

    Economic Inequality – Building an Inclusive Economy for the Long Term - Dr. Linda Scott, Emeritus Professor, University Oxford

    Social Welfare: Assuring A Baseline of Support and Security for Women - Dr. C. Nicole Mason, president/CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (WPR)

    The Economic Case for LGBT Equality - Dr. M. V. Lee Badgett, distinguished scholar, the Williams Institute & Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    The Forum, sponsored by the Global Women’s Caucus Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative will be presented virtually on Zoom from 3pm-5pm CET. Forum attendees will be invited to join discussion breakout sessions with our panelists at the conclusion of their presentations. This event is open to all DA members, US elected officials, members of academia, and the global expat community. 

    You won’t want to miss this important exchange with champions of women’s issues.

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    Location Local Event Start Time
    Vancouver, Canada 6:00 AM
    Minneapolis, USA 8:00 AM
    Washington DC, USA 9:00 AM
    London, UK 2:00 PM
    Frankfurt, Germany 3:00 PM
    Nairobi, Kenya 4:00 PM
    Dubai, UAE 5:00 PM
    Bangkok, Thailand 8:00 PM
    Beijing, China 9:00 PM
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    June 26, 2021 at 3pm
    WHERE
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  • rsvped for Seen & Unseen 2021-06-08 12:56:16 -0400

    Seen & Unseen

    Seen and Unseen is the first-ever exhibit focused on Nikkei (Japanese Americans) who were involved in intimate same-sex relationships or defied gender roles in the early 20th century. The exhibition is hosted by J-Sei, a multi-generational and multi-cultural organisation with its roots in Nikkei values and culture.

    The exhibition explores how queer Nikkei might have felt being simultaneously queer, immigrant, and Asian in America. It reminds us that queer Japanese Americans continue to be seen and unseen today (from Seen and Unseen Exhibition).  The exhibition covers three periods - Queer Traditions in a New World 1890-1918; Queer Kinship in the Interwar Years 1918-1941; and Queerness under Duress 1941-1945.  It also explores white representation of Japanese queer sexualities and how it diverged significantly from how Japanese saw and depicted themselves.

    View the exhibition here:  https://www.seenandunseen.net

    Then join us for a Discussion with the Curators about the development of the exhibition and its role in addressing the past and present struggles of queer and gender non-conforming Japanese Americans.

    RSVP Below to receive the Zoom link! 

    Thursday - June 24, 2021
    9.00 am         Washington DC
    3:00 pm         Berlin
    7:30 pm         Mumbai
    9:00 pm         Perth / Hong Kong
    10:00 pm       Seoul/Tokyo
    11:00 pm       Sydney

     About the Curators

    Sueyoshi.pngAmy Sueyoshi is Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies with a joint faculty appointment in Race and Resistance Studies and Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University.  She has received numerous awards for her scholarship in queer history and for her community engagement and advocacy.

    Stan Yogi is an award winning author of several books and his essays have appeared in newspapers and academic journals. He has co-curated traveling exhibits on civil liberties.  He is Co-Chair of Okaeri, a Nikkei LGBTIQ+ Community based in Los Angeles.

     

     

     

     

    WHEN
    June 24, 2021 at 9am
    WHERE
    ZOOM
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  • tagged Diane Haven's Proud mom and dad of Lesbian Air Force Officer with approved 2021-06-08 12:38:09 -0400

    Proud mom and dad of Lesbian Air Force Officer

    My daughter, Kayla, is a superstar! She was selected twice as company grade officer of the year, and she is promoting to Major this year. Kayla is stationed in Germany and met a beautiful German woman, Didi. They are now engaged. However, Kayla wants to get married before transferring back to the United States. She is afraid of the Supreme Court rescinding some of their decisions--especially on gay marriage. The LGBTQ community do not deserve to feel the burden of 'being different' societal or through our legal justice system. PASS THE EQUALITY ACT!! Doug and Diane Haven


  • donated via 2021-06-10 00:32:04 -0400

    Global Black Caucus For The Win

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    Help Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus fight for our democracy in 2021 and beyond.

    Donations of any size will help us "Get Out the Vote" and support the Biden/Harris Administration in the mid-term elections.

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    #BlackLivesMatter

    Donations are to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.

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  • signed up on Hispanic Caucus Signup 2021-03-19 11:24:27 -0400

  • The Equal Rights Act is long overdue - now is the time!

    The ERA was a hot topic when I was in high school in the 1970s. One of my friends claimed that the ERA would give men the right to use women's bathrooms. Women would be at risk. Where did my friend get this? At church. A scare tactic to drum up opposition to equal rights for all. Some things never change: we're hearing the same fear mongering today to justify laws that bar transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. Equality is about improving lives. It’s nothing to be afraid of. The best way to protect girls and women is to guarantee us equal rights under the US Constitution. Martha, a California voter living in the Netherlands


  • wants to volunteer 2021-02-12 07:23:58 -0500

    21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

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    Have you ever made a successful change in your life? Perhaps you wanted to exercise more, eat less, or change jobs? Think about the time and attention you dedicated to the process. A lot, right? Change is hard. Creating effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of power, privilege, supremacy, and leadership is like any lifestyle change. Setting our intentions and adjusting what we spend our time doing is essential. It’s all about building new habits. Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started. The good news is, there’s an abundance of resources just waiting to empower you to be a more effective player in the quest for equity and justice.

    About the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge 

    • For 21 days, do one action to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity 
    • This plan includes suggestions for readings, podcasts, videos, observations, and ways to form and deepen community connections. Suggestions are in the following categories:

    READ

    LISTEN

    WATCH

    NOTICE

    CONNECT

             

    ENGAGE

    ACT

    REFLECT

    STAY INSPIRED

    TIPS FOR SUCCESS

    • Choose one activity per day to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity.
    • Diversify your habits by doing some of each.
    • Use the tracking chart provided here to stay on course. You can download the editable spreadsheet or a PDF for printing.
    • We think understanding white privilege and white supremacy is a powerful lens into the complexities of doing social justice work, so we’ve focused our resources on that specific issue.

     

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  • signed up on GOTV signup 2020-09-05 13:38:38 -0400

    GOTV signup

    Click below to receive periodic updates from the GOTV and Voting Rights teams regarding our voting rights work.  We will message you when there are important updates and developments to report.

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  • donated on ActBlue via 2021-06-02 04:20:06 -0400

  • signed up on Taxation Task Force Signup 2020-08-01 17:36:09 -0400

    Taxation Task Force Signup

    Click below to receive periodic updates from the Taxation Task Force on our tax advocacy work.  We will message you when there are important updates and developments to report.

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  • signed up on AAPI Signup 2020-07-29 11:33:12 -0400

  • donated via 2020-06-27 11:27:06 -0400

    $205.40 raised
    GOAL: $2,020.00

    LGBTQ+ FUNdraiser Virtual Dance Party!!!

    Join our Global LGBTQ+ Virtual Dance Party and show your support for our Democrats Abroad Get Out the Vote Campaign in 2020!

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    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 2020-06-15 02:18:30 -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 2020-06-01 07:00:20 -0400

    Cleve Jones "This is Not My First Pandemic"

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    Cleve Jones will speak about "This is not my first pandemic" to Democrats Abroad in a webinar hosted by Solidarity Sundays Austria and the Democrats Abroad Global LGBTI Caucus.  

    Cleve will discuss and draw the parallels between the AIDS and COVID-19 government then and now. Both pandemics began with a Republican president in the White House who did not perceive the gravity of the situation and failed to lead the country. Please make a donation today and make a difference with Democrats Abroad!

    Donations will be going to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (Democrats Abroad) and not to any candidate for federal office.

     

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  • Martha McDevitt-Pugh, DNC Representative, Global

    I’m running for DNC Representative because I care about the lives of Americans living abroad and their families. I will serve Democrats Abroad as an advocate for our platform and make our needs known at all levels of the DNC. I have been working for legislative change as an advocate and activist for almost two decades. I will bring stories of our lived experiences abroad to critical issues, such as universal access to affordable healthcare, tax reform, immigration and the climate crisis. As an LGBT woman, I bring diverse representation to the DA DNC team. Having a strong and diverse team expands DA’s reach and enables us to work hand in hand with the constituencies, caucuses, and councils that comprise the DNC. https://www.MarthaDNC2024.com


  • donated on ActBlue via 2020-04-13 07:54:06 -0400

  • signed up on Progressive Caucus Signup 2018-02-12 02:39:54 -0500

  • posted about No financial worries when recovering from hosptalization #DAresists #Medicare4all on Facebook 2017-09-20 09:18:51 -0400
    Healthcare Stories: No financial worries when recovering from hosptalization #DAresists #Medicare4all

    No financial worries when recovering from hosptalization #DAresists #Medicare4all

    In the Netherlands, I spent 2 weeks in the hospital to treat a major infection. I never saw a bill. I didn't have to worry about how I was going to pay. My treatment in the hospital and recovery at home was fully covered and all administration was handled by the insurance company. I could focus on getting well.


  • signed up on LGBTQ+ Signup 2017-06-18 14:29:58 -0400

  • @McDevittPugh tweeted link to Women's Caucus. 2017-03-21 05:56:29 -0400
    Check out Democrats Abroad. I just joined. http://www.democratsabroad.org/wc_signup?recruiter_id=1401

     

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