Mexico

 

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Mexico!

An estimated 1.5 million US citizens reside in Mexico, and our mission is to help ALL of them register to vote in US federal, state, and local elections. But we need your help to be sure we turnout as many voters from Mexico as possible!

All US citizens in Mexico are eligible to vote with an overseas absentee ballot. It only takes a few minutes to register and/or request your absentee ballot at votefromabroad.org.  Watch these videos to see how easy it really is! Contact us with any questions, and we’ll be happy to walk you through it personally!

Voter Registration Instructional Video

Ballot Request Instructional Video

Learn what the Five Steps are to voting from abroad! Here!

Ballots are arriving and it is now time to get them back. Please go to this link for instructions for returning your election materials by mail to the states:  DAMX.me/mailreturn

 

Next, really step up to help us turnout the vote! Become a Call Hub volunteer. Sign up today! You can do this from the comfort of your home, and all you need is a laptop or computer. We need to reach out to all of our members in Mexico to be sure they are ready to vote. This is a way for you to make a big difference!

A record number of citizens have recently joined Democrats Abroad to vote in the presidential primaries and request their overseas absentee ballots from votefromabroad.org. We are working hard to provide all the information citizens need to vote safely from Mexico--but we need your help to reach even more. Every $30 MXN helps us reach one more voter. Please chip in

Saludos,

Will Chapman
DA Mexico, Presidente
Info-Mexico@democratsabroad.org

   

Want to help us take back the White House? Sign up to volunteer here or donate to DAMX.

 

DA Mexico Leadership:

William Chapman
| Chair DA Mexico
Michaele de Rivera
| Mexico Vice Chair, Board Member - Guadalajara, DEMOCRATS UNITE; Hispanic Caucus, Steering Committee
Beatriz Zarur Valderrama
| Secretary DAMX
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    Meeting Schedule

    In order to comply with Articles 14.1 and 14.4 of the Democrats Abroad Mexico Bylaws, the following schedule is shared in order to ensure that members are given notice of and an opportunity to participate in meetings of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

     

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    Why Voting Matters

    Why Voting Matters

    Democracies are dead without voters. Democracies can be inefficient to make collective decisions but are the most effective to include all the voices of society. These voices are important for an active democracy. Thus, debating and voting are fundamentals for a living democracy.  As such, voters have the right and responsibility to listen to the debate and make their voices heard. And making their voices heard, In these times of pandemic, means mailing in their ballots. Democrats Abroad stands for including everyone in the voting process. 

    This year, we are in a very contentious electoral race where the presumptive candidates Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will be on the ballot for the November 3 general election in the United States. The 2020 election has created large oppositions in party platforms and, in particular, strife for the vision of what constitutes the “soul of America” and its dreams moving forward.  

    President Trump has admitted to starving the United States Postal Service (USPS) of vital federal funding, in order to make it harder to process voting by mail.   Trump claims that voter fraud exists, but these claims are bogus. For example, The New York Times reported that Tennessee in 2018 counted 40 credible allegations, out of some 4.3 million primary and general election votes, and In Georgia, 25 inquiries out of more than 4.1 million ballots cast.

    But what is more worrisome is voter suppression.  Clearly, President Trump is uncertain about his re-election and therefore does not want to see voters mail in their ballots.  Not being able to get to the ballot box during the Covid-19 crisis or threatening people’s lives in the process is not democratic. Voting by mail, therefore, becomes a second-best alternative to maintain the democratic process.  

    Democrats Abroad seeks to help potential voters cast their ballots, either Americans living in Mexico or Mexican/ American dual nationals.  We have set a goal to register voters by October 11 (although many are still eligible to register after that date), and voters abroad could possibly change the outcome of the US election. If you or someone you know could vote in the US presidential election, we have experts to help you register and make sure you vote. Contact us.

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    Por qué es importante votar

    Las democracias mueren cuando se impide el derecho a votar. Aunque las democracias pueden ser ineficientes para tomar decisiones colectivas, son sin embargo las más efectivas para incluir a todas las voces de la sociedad. Estas voces son importantes para mantener una democracia activa, y debatir y votar son fundamentales para una mantenerla viva. En la democracia, los votantes tienen el derecho y la responsabilidad de escuchar el debate y hacer oír su voz. Y hacer oír sus voces, en estos tiempos de pandemia, significa poder enviar sus boletas electorales por correo. Nosotros, los Demócratas en el Extranjero en México, nos pronunciamos por incluir a todos los ciudadanos estadounidenses en el proceso de votación.

    Este año estamos en una carrera electoral muy polémica en la que los presuntos candidatos, el republicano Donald Trump y el demócrata Joe Biden, estarán en la boleta para las elecciones generales del 3 de noviembre en Estados Unidos. Las elecciones de 2020 han creado grandes divisiones en las plataformas de los partidos y, en particular, luchas por la visión de lo que constituye el "alma de Estados Unidos" y sus sueños para seguir adelante.

    Esta semana el presidente Trump admitió que privó al Servicio Postal de los Estados Unidos (USPS) de fondos federales (que le resultan vitales) a fin de dificultar y limitar el proceso de votación por correo. Trump se justifica diciendo que existe fraude electoral en la votación por correo, pero esta afirmación es falsa, y numerosas publicaciones de prestigio lo han desmentido. Por ejemplo, The New York Times informó que Tennessee en 2018 contó 40 acusaciones creíbles, de unos 4,3 millones de votos en elecciones primarias y generales, y en Georgia, 25 consultas de más de 4,1 millones de votos emitidos.

    Pero  la supresión del voto es mucho más preocupante que esos intentos de fraude. Claramente, el presidente Trump no está seguro de su reelección y, por lo tanto, no quiere que los votantes envíen sus boletas por correo; y esto es supresión del voto. La crisis de Covid-19 hace peligroso para los votantes llegar a las urnas, y bloquear al servicio de votación por correo es forzarles a acudir en persona para votar (lo cual amenaza su vida), a fin de reducir el volumen de votos; y esto no es democrático. En estas condiciones de pandemia, el voto por correo se convierte en la mejor alternativa al voto en persona para mantener el proceso democrático.

    Democrats Abroad busca ayudar a todos los votantes potenciales a emitir sus votos, ya sean estadounidenses que viven en México o ciudadanos con doble nacionalidad mexicano / estadounidense. Los votantes en el extranjero son tantos que podrían cambiar el resultado de las elecciones estadounidenses. Si usted o alguien que conoce es ciudadano y tiene derecho a votar en las elecciones presidenciales de los Estados Unidos, tenemos expertos para ayudarle a registrarse y asegurarse de que vote. Contáctanos. 

     

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Friday, September 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Global Voter Assistance: September 25th

    Did you know every eligible American living abroad can vote in U.S. elections this year? 

    Do you have questions about how to vote? Click the chat bubble at the bottom of this screen and we can help you find the answers.  

    Join us September 25th, or any Friday until November, to speak to a volunteer LIVE on Zoom about questions you're having about voting from abroad. We'll be here from 6-10pm CEST (Paris) / 12pm-4pm (U.S. Eastern) 

    How is it done on Zoom? You'll come into the main room and be paired 1:1 with a volunteer into a breakout room to ensure privacy and that you can get all your questions answered. It couldn't be easier. 

    More information: The easiest way to request your ballot is at VoteFromAbroad.org. It takes just a few minutes to complete and send in your form to the US state where you last lived. The website will guide you step by step. In most cases it’s pretty simple. But if you’re new to voting abroad, or if you haven’t done it in a while, you may have additional questions. That’s why we’ll be here to help.

    If you can’t make it, you can always email us at helpdesk@votefromabroad.org or send in your question through our online help bubble, and a volunteer will get back to you.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/91090344003

    Meeting ID: 910 9034 4003
    Passcode: Vote2020

    Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 01:00 PM Mexico City Time · 22 rsvps
    Zoom in Cdmx, Mexico

    Voting From Abroad: Mexico & the USA

    A bilingual discussion of the political rights of both Mexican citizens living in the US and US citizens living in Mexico.

    Un diálogo bilingüe sobre los derechos políticos de personas ciudadanas mexicanas viviendo en E.U.A y estadounidenses viviendo en México.

    Our speakers are:

    • Aura Guerrero, who has a master's degree in International Law from Georgetown University and in Human Rights from ITAM and is a graduate of the Escuela Libre de Derecho. She has been an advisor at the Electoral Institute and Tribunal, both from CDMX, and an electoral observer at the OAS. She currently lives and works in Washington D.C.
    • Tara Buss, who has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, where she focused on how violence is perceived in Mexico and how those perceptions control political behavior. She has also worked as a research consultant in Mexican politics. She lives in del Valle Centro CDMX with her husband and two furry children, Mumbai and Pickle.

     Nuestras ponentes son:

    • Aura Guerrero, quien es maestra en Derecho Internacional, por la Universidad de Georgetown y en Derechos Humanos por el ITAM y es egresada de la Escuela Libre de Derecho. Ha sido asesora en el Instituto y Tribunal Electoral, ambos de la CDMX, y observadora electoral de la OEA. Actualmente vive y trabaja en Washington D.C.
    • Tara Buss, quien tiene un doctorado en ciencias políticas de la Universidad de California, Berkeley, donde se centró en cómo se percibe la violencia en México y cómo esas percepciones afectan el comportamiento político. También ha trabajado como consultora de investigación en política mexicana. Vive en del Valle Centro CDMX con su esposo y dos niños peludos, Mumbai y Pickle.

    If you have family or friends (from any side of the Rio Grande) who want to vote from abroad or who want to know this introduction to the political-electoral rights of this binational community, please share this invitation. Si tienes familiares o amistades (de cualquier lado del Río Bravo) que quieran votar desde el extranjero o que quieran conocer esta introducción a los derechos político-electorales de esta comunidad binacional, por favor comparte esta invitación.

    The event will be bilingual, so after it concludes, we will send a transcribed version in English and another in Spanish. El evento será bilingüe, por lo que, después de que concluya, enviaremos una versión transcrita en inglés y otra en español.