Jose Madrigal-Hidalgo published AMERICAS REGIONAL MEETING JANUARY 25 – 28, 2018 COSTA RICA in News 2017-11-07 17:51:34 -0500
AMERICAS REGIONAL MEETING
January 25 – 28, 2018
Great Learning and Sharing Opportunity
Workshops and Training
Get Out the Vote
Voter Registration Training
Country Committee Reports
Country Committee Leadership
Nation Builder Database Management
Nation Builder Email, News, and Events
Using Social Media Effectively
CC Relationship to DPCA and DNC
RBT, FACTA, AND FBAR
The Fun and Special Events
Make New and Catch-up with Old Friends
Evening Reception with Live Music – Blues, Rock and Country
Pizza and Movie night with members of the Cast of “A Bold Peace”
Final Dinner and Party with Live Music – Former Broadway and Jazz Star
Welcome Greeting from Casa Presidencial
Keynote from Former Ambassador Fitz Haney
Walk in Beautiful Tropical Gardens
Early Morning Birding
Great Pre-and-Post Tour Opportunities
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The hotel’s beautiful gardens are home to a huge range of native Costa Rican trees and flowers. You can also spot wild hummingbirds and frogs.
Each room at Hotel Bougainvillea offers free Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable TV, a ceiling fan and a coffee maker. Rooms are decorated with unique furniture made from local hardwoods.
Very Reasonable for High Season
$360 per person based on double occupancy for:
Three nights hotel with breakfast included
Conference meals and coffee breaks
Costa Rica transportation
All activities including 2 dinners
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November 30 Deadline
Jose Madrigal-Hidalgo published Film Showing "A Bold Peace" Costa Rica's Path of Demiltarization in News 2017-09-13 10:43:08 -0400Scared about the threat of war – the movie to see. A Bold Peace - Costa Rica’s Path of Demilitarization Offical selection and winner in several international film festivals worldwide. 2016 & 2017 Almost 70 years ago Costa Rica abolished its army and committed itself to fostering a peaceful society. It has been reaping the benefits ever since. See the trailer – click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Re2eMRix4 "This is a story that every American with a political pulse should know." Veterans for Peace, Spokane, Washington "One of the most enlightening films of our times." Leon Stuparich, Huffington Post September 30th, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm @ LTG in Escazu DACR Meeting – Business, Movie, and Discussion afterward with activists who appear in the film. Doors open at 9:00 am. The program starts at 9:30 prompt Limited seating – RSVP is a must – click here: http://whoozin.com/JG3-U4X-3DP6 ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ SUGGESTED DONATION: 3,000-colones (Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, snacks, meeting space & the Get Out the Vote campaign) ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ 50-50 DRAWING: Bring extra money for the 50-50 drawing to win a chance at receiving 50% of what is raised from it. TICKETS: ₡1,000 each (Money raised goes towards our Get Out the Vote efforts.) ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ FREE TRANSFER FROM SAN JOSE: Those desiring a free ride to Escazú can meet at Teatro Nacional by 8:30 am promptly or earlier if all who reserved are present. We will provide a free ride back to San José at 12:15 pm. RIDE RSVP: Call Nelleke - 8614-2622 or Email Maxine - firstname.lastname@example.org You NEED to make a reservation for a ride. ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ UPCOMING EVENTS TO NOTE: Sunday, September 10 at 7:00 PM Our friend Ambassador Haney (Fitz) is a contestant on the upcoming Dancing with the Stars Costa Rica premiering Sunday, September 10at 7 PM. Please Let’s all show our show your support and vote for “FITZ”. Click here to go to his FaceBook for instructions on how to vote: https://www.facebook.com/realFitzHaney/ Sunday, September 17 at 7:30 AM Elizabeth Warren will be speaking with Democrats Abroad on September 17th at 7:30 AM. RSVP today If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247 or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com
Jose Madrigal-Hidalgo published Acclaimed Journalist and Writer John Nichols at Tin Jo in News 2017-07-25 14:58:08 -0400
A Morning Talk with Acclaimed Journalist and Writer John Nichols
Followed by a lively discussion
A rare opportunity, not to be missed!
John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress. Nichols is a frequent guest on radio and television programs as a commentator on politics and media issues. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books. Nichols's latest book “Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America” will be released August 29th.
August 12th, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Restaurante Tin Jo - Bamboo Room
SUGGESTED DONATION: ₡ 3,000
Contribution goes towards refreshments & the Get Out the Vote campaign
RAFFLE DRAWING: Bring extra money for the drawing
TICKETS: ₡1,000 each
Money raised goes towards our Get Out the Vote efforts
Full bio: thenation.com/authors/john-nichols
YouTube Video: youtube.com/watch?-s
Bring your friends and family
All are welcome!
On June 25th, Movimiento Diversidad organized a massive Pride Parade in downtown San José. Costa Rican government officials, corporations, and a handful of embassies joined in support of the LGBT community through Avenida Segunda and Paseo Colón. A record-breaking 80,000 people marched last Sunday.
Democrats Abroad Costa Rica was present at the event. DACR proudly displayed a rainbow colored Classic VW Bus. Hundreds of people took pictures of the bus and were given Resistance Summer postcards.
If you are interested in seeing pictures of the parade, please visit the following link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DemocratsAbroadCR/photos/?tab=album&album_id=839899462831565
We plan to participate next year. Stay tuned!
Jose Madrigal-Hidalgo published Democrats Abroad @ Marcha de la Diversidad in News 2017-06-23 21:17:22 -0400
JUNE 25TH Democrats Abroad will be joining forces with Movimiento Diversidad (Pride Costa Rica). It is Democrats Abroad Costa Rica’s first action of Summer Resistance. We will be having a float in the Pride March this Sunday, June 25th in San José. Please join us in showing our support for the LGBTQ community in Costa Rica.
A Classic VW bus will be painted in rainbow colors, and we will march alongside with banners.
We will meet at noon at Parque Benemeritos de la Patria (Avenida Segunda, Calle 38).
If it is possible, please make a sign to carry.
If by any circumstance you cannot find Democrats Abroad at Parque Benemeritos de la Patria, go to Paseo Colón and look for Steve’s bright red VW bus (our float). If you still can’t find the VW bus, please contact Kathy 8572-2984.