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  • 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.

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    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
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  • GLOBAL WOMEN’S CAUCUS “WOMEN TO WIN” CANDIDATE FORUM

    Meet some of the amazing Democratic women running to flip red Congressional seats BLUE!

    Join the Global Women’s Caucus for our “Women to Win” Candidate Forum.  Four candidates will speak with Democrats Abroad about how important it is for Democrats to keep the House in 2020 and what their priorities are for governing. They are running in Michigan, Texas and Georgia, all states Democrats can win, not only in these districts, but also key Senate races and Biden as well!   They need our help to take these seats and advance crucial Democratic policies in healthcare, climate change, racial justice, economic equality and others listed in the DA 2020 Platform.

    The candidates joining the July Forum are:

    Wendy Davis, a longtime Texas advocate running to bring the fight for gender equity to the House. Davis made international news with her 13-hour filibuster protecting women’s healthcare in the Texas State House, and now she’s campaigning on behalf of everyone in Texas, and the country, who has been left behind and needs a champion.

    Gretchen Driskell, a former mayor running a determined campaign in southeast Michigan. Driskell served for 14 years as mayor of Saline, the first female elected to the position, before winning a seat in the Michigan House of Reps. Having knocked 25,000 doors in her constituency over the years, Driskell recognizes the priorities: universal healthcare, sustainable jobs and a  strong public education system.

    Carolyn Bourdeaux has spent her entire career in public service, starting as a Congressional staffer, then going on to earn a doctorate in public policy. While teaching public policy at Georgia State, Carolyn took 5 years off to serve as Director of the Georgia Senate Budget and Evaluation Office.  This is her second run in the 7th District, having lost in ‘18 by 433 votes after a recount and a court case!  This year, Carolyn won her primary (in what is now an open seat) with a tripling of the Democratic turnout.  She sees racial justice and the meltdown of healthcare, aggravated in this pandemic, as key issues for voters in this district.   

    Gina Ortiz Jones ran in TX-23 in 2018 and came within just 926 votes of defeating Will Hurd who subsequently announced his retirement.  Gina is a first-generation American, raised by a single mother who came to the United States believing in the promise of a better future. Gina earned a ROTC scholarship  and was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Iraq under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” She subsequently built her career in national security including serving under Obama.  Gina returned to San Antonio to help care for her mother who was fighting cancer. Gina knows that we need a leader standing up for the issues that can make a real impact on people’s lives. That’s why she’s stepping up to serve her country and her community again by running for Congress.

    Please join us to learn about how you can help these amazing women win! RSVP to receive the information for joining this virtual event.  And read more about the candidates in the recent interviews on the DA GWC Candidate Information Action Team webpage:  www.democratsabroad.org/wc_cia_team 

    If you have questions for the candidates, you can send them in advance to womenscaucus@democratsabroad.org. Please use the subject line “Women to Win Forum - question”.

    Location Local Event Start Time
    Vancouver, Canada 9:00 PDT
    Minneapolis, USA 11:00 CDT
    Washington DC, USA 12:00 EDT
    London, United Kingdom 17:00 BST
    Frankfurt, Germany 18:00 CEST
    Nairobi, Kenya 19:00 EAT
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 20:00 GST
    Bangkok, Thailand 21:00 ICT
    Beijing, China 22:00 CST

     

    WHEN
    July 21, 2020 at 12pm
    WHERE
    Zoom - ONLINE
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    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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    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! 
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    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.

     

     

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    Drag Bingo FUN(draiser)!

    Pride events around the world have been canceled, but Pride remains. Join a global virtual Drag Queen Bingo evening and help support DA’s phone banking efforts! Your $10 donation will help us call 50 voters!!!

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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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    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!

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  • Books Abroad Reads Rebecca Traister’s, Good and Mad

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    Thank you to all who joined our discussion on Mother's Day.

    Books Abroad, the Global Women’s Caucus feminist reading group, is excited to announce its summer reading pick, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger by Rebecca Traister. Save the date, September 20th, for an engaging discussion of the history of female anger as political fuel. We hope this pick makes a great summer read and gives you food for thought during the election season. We look forward to seeing you again in September!

    The organizing team would also like to introduce Joy Notoma as the group's next discussion facilitator, as Kelsey McLendon is moving back to the U.S. to pursue other opportunities.

    This is an online event. Please RSVP to receive the connection information.

     

    WHEN
    September 20, 2020 at 2pm
    WHERE
    Zoom - Online
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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


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