Events

  • Monday, February 06, 2023 at 05:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) · 6 rsvps

    2023 DA Oaxaca Annual General Meeting

    Meeting will be held by Zoom. You must be a member of DA Oaxaca and have responded to this event invitation to be admitted.

  • Wednesday, February 08, 2023 at 10:00 AM Mexico City Time
    Pranzo Restaurante in Ajijic, Jal

    Coffee & Conversation

    DA Lake Chapala     |   Pranzo   |     Wed, Feb 8 @ 10 am

    RSVP or just show up. See you there!

    Note: We will now meet once a month at Pranzo. 

  • Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 18 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    The National Welfare Rights Organization 1966 - 1975

     

    The National Welfare Rights Organization 1966 - 1975

    An outgrowth of the Civil Rights Movement: Women of Color Rising to lift themselves and their children out of poverty.

    Join the Global Black Caucus for an insightful webinar, during Black History Month 2023, and learn more about the significance of the National Welfare Rights Organization and its activism and legacy which still carries on today.  

    February 11, 2023, at 10:00 AM EST / 16:00 PM CET / 23:00 HKT 

    This webinar is facilitated by Miriam Victory Spiegel, Democrats Abroad Switzerland, born in 1945 in New York City, long-time activist, Community Organizer in New York 1968 – 1980, and Couples and Family Therapist, in Zürich, Switzerland since 1990.

    During this webinar, Miriam will begin her presentation by focussing on the events that she experienced as an activist and community organizer in New York City in 1968. She will describe the theoretical basis of the creation of the National Welfare Rights Organization and its inception within the framework of the Civil Rights Movement. To contextualize, she will share a rearview mirror with us, looking back and trying to understand why so many people of color were left behind in mid-sixties America and seemed doomed to a life of poverty, limited education, poor health, and unemployment. These reflections will take us on a historical journey beginning in 1619 and ending in 1968….

    This event is being co-sponsored by the Global Women's Caucus.

    Join us for an insightful webinar on February 11, 2023, at 10:00 AM EST / 16:00 PM CET / 23:00 HKT 

    As we are already gearing up for the next election cycle, please consider making a donation to help get out the vote in 2024. We can not win the Presidential Election without you!

    Donate today at: https://www.democratsabroad.org/bc-donations



  • Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 02:00 PM Tijuana Time · 1 rsvp

    2023 Annual General Meeting

    Please come join us for our second AGM! We look forward to seeing you all there!!!

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 10:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    Cobalito in Oaxaca, Mexico

    February 2023 Coffee Break

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 04:00 PM Mexico City Time
    Trina Cantina in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

    Join us for Happy Hour!

    YOU'RE INVITED to ...

    ... a Valentine's Day Happy Hour at Trina Cantina's.  Hang out with fellow Dems & enjoy some munchies with great drinks.

    February 14th @ 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm.

    Trina Cantina is located at Stirling Dickinson #28 - free parking is available along both sides of the restaurant, and on Stirling Dickinson. 

    Come enjoy the company of wonderful, like-minded people. And always fun to share some Dem Love!

    See you there & bring a friend!

  • Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 14 rsvps

    Medicare - What You Need to Know

    Medicare and Americans Abroad

    Join us on February 19th for a practical explanation of what Medicare is, how it is funded, to whom it is available and the nature of coverage it does or can include.  Find out what kind of decisions you will have to make – either now or in the future – and how these decisions and programs can significantly impact your future financial and insurance coverage situation.  These decisions are important for people with disabilities and seniors, but knowing what is coming is important for all Americans overseas – whether you plan to stay abroad or move back to the US.

    Our panelists are Democrats Abroad members and Americans living abroad who are working on legislation to better the opportunities of Americans abroad and who will share their knowledge, experience and plans for the future with you. Please note that this panel will give neither financial advice nor expert opinion on individual situations.  The webinar will be recorded, and all the documents presented in this webinar will be sent to anyone who RSVPS for the event.

    RSVP Below!

    Our Panelists:

    Heather Stone, Chair Medicare Medical Portability Task Force
    Philippe Blumenthal, CEO of the Government Savings Institute
    Toni Kamins, Medicare Medical Portability Task Force and Chair of GSC Medicare Part B Committee

    This event is co-hosted by DA's Global Seniors Caucus, Medical Portability Task Force, and Global Disability Caucus.

    LOCATION LOCAL TIME
    Vancouver, CA 5:30 AM
    Washington DC 8:30 AM
    London, UK 1:30 PM
    Berlin, Germany 2:30 PM
    Tel Aviv, IL 3:30 PM
    Nairobi KE 4:30 PM
    Mumbai, IN 7:00 PM
    Beijing, CN 9:30 PM
    Tokyo, JP 10:30 PM



  • Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 12:30 PM Central Time (US & Canada) · 3 rsvps
    Marco Polo Restaurant in Oaxaca, Mexico

    February 2023 Brunch

  • Monday, February 20, 2023 at 04:00 PM Mexico City Time
    Zoom event in Ajijic, Mexico

    U.S. Expat Taxation Challenges

    DA Mexico    |    Zoom    |    Mon, Feb 20 @ 4 pm 

    Mark Your Calendar. One of our most popular, FREE speaker topics! 
    More details to come. 

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 05:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) · 2 rsvps

    February 2023 Happy Hour

  • Friday, February 24, 2023 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Monthly Friday Casual Social

    Democrats Abroad Global Seniors and Disability Caucuses invite you to join us for our monthly Social -- a time for Seniors and members of the Disability Caucus to connect with one another and discuss topics of concern and information. We will reflect, discuss, plan, and strategize together from the comfort of our own homes and with no duties or assignments! This will be fun as we can discuss freely any topic we would like.

    RSVP BELOW TO JOIN US ON ZOOM!


    LOCATION LOCAL TIME
    Vancouver CA 6:00 AM
    Washington DC 9:00 AM
    London UK 2:00 PM
    Berlin DE 3:00 PM
    Nairobi KE 4:00 PM
    Beijing CN 9:00 PM
    Tokyo JP 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 03:00 PM Time · 9 rsvps

    DA GDL AGM announcement

    SAVE THE DATE for Guadalajara’s 2023 Annual General Meeting

    Why is your support vital?

    We are electing a new board for this next two-year term and need your vote!

    Saturday, February 25th at 3:00

    Meeting will be held in Colonia Providencia with more information to come but count on having a great afternoon with great food and great people!

    Interested in running for a board position? There is still time. The deadline to announce is February 5th. Email us here if you are interested!

    [email protected]


    RESERVE LA FECHA para la Asamblea General Anual de Guadalajara 2023

    ¿Por qué es vital su apoyo?

    ¡Estamos eligiendo una nueva junta para este próximo período de dos años y necesitamos su voto!

    Sábado, 25 de febrero a las 3:00

    La reunión se llevará a cabo en Colonia Providencia con más información por venir, ¡pero espere tener una gran tarde con excelente comida y gente!

    ¿Interesado en postularse para un puesto en la junta? Todavía hay tiempo. La fecha límite para anunciar es el 5 de febrero. ¡Envíenos un correo electrónico aquí si está interesado!

    [email protected]

  • Monday, February 27, 2023 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 12 rsvps
    ZOOM in Washington, DC

    A 21st-Century Economic Bill of Rights

    How do we reverse increasing income inequality in the United States? A 21st-Century Economic Bill of Rights would guarantee all people residing in the United States the right to the essentials of a good life, regardless of their income, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or country of origin. Join our guest speakers to learn more about this progressive proposal and what we can do to implement it.


    Confirmed speakers:

    • Harvey J. Kaye: American historian and sociologist. Author of several books, including “Thomas Paine and the Promise of America” and “The Fight for the Four Freedoms.” He is Professor Emeritus of Democracy & Justice Studies and the Director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay.
    • Alan Minsky: Executive Director of the Progressive Democrats of America and a lifelong activist, who has worked as a progressive journalist, as Program Director at KPFK Los Angeles, and coordinator for Pacifica Radio’s national coverage of elections.

    Here are some resources to prepare for the event:

    Article: “A Call for All Progressive Candidates and Officeholders to Embrace a 21st Century Economic Bill of Rights.” Alan Minsky and Harvey J. Kaye. Common Dreams, 23 February 2022.
    Video: "The Ethos of the Greatest Generation"- Discussing the Four Freedoms with Harvey Kaye. FDR Library, 4 January, 2023.

    All are welcome to attend! Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

    Thanks to our co-sponsors: Global Black Caucus, Global Women’s Caucus, Reparations Task Force, proDA Austria, proDA Germany

    RSVP below for the Zoom link!

    While there is no donation required to attend, the suggested donation for this event is $10. Click here to donate. Help Democrats Abroad volunteers mobilize voters around the world. Help us fight for progressive policy changes in the new Congress!

    Vancouver, CA 9:00 - 10:30 am
    Washington DC 12.00 - 1:30 pm
    London, UK 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    Vienna, AT 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Nairobi, Kenya 8:00 - 9:30 pm
    Mumbai, India 10:30 pm - 12:00 am

     

  • Thursday, March 02, 2023 at 12:00 PM Mexico City Time
    Cine+Lago in Ajijic, Mexico

    Coming Soon!

    DA Lake Chapala  |  Mark Your Calendar for March 2-30.

    Join us for our 10th Annual Film Festival.

     

     

  • Saturday, March 04, 2023 at 01:00 PM Mexico City Time
    Zoom Event in Ajijic, Mexico

    DALC AGM 2023

    DA Lake Chapala     |    Zoom   |    Sat, March 4 @ 1 pm

    Join us at our Annual General Meeting. 

    More details to come, including Zoom link. 

  • Sunday, March 05, 2023 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 7 rsvps

    Every 90 Seconds: From Awareness to Action

    Working Together in New Ways to End Violence against Women


    Democrats Abroad Salutes International Women’s Day 2023
    with Anne DePrince, Noted Author and Expert on Violence Against Women

    Every_90_Seconds_(4)_70_.jpgOn March 5, at 9 am Eastern Time, U.S. citizens from around the globe will be joined via Zoom by Anne DePrince, the author of Every 90 Seconds: Our Common Cause Ending Violence Against Women.  The event precedes and celebrates International Women’s Day on the 8th.

    This event will include remarks from the author who will also take questions from participants.  In her book, DePrince provides perspective on the overwhelming scope of violence, its frequency, its pervasiveness and its many devastating forms.  She also examines the impact it has on every aspect of society and the ways societal attitudes and conditions can exacerbate the crimes and the damage that results. In her comments to Democrats Abroad, DePrince will focus, in particular, on the needs for action and the ways each of us can contribute to making change.

    From Awareness to Action follows a continuing series of conversations on related subjects sponsored by the Democrats Abroad Violence Against Women Action Team as part of an on-going research, education and action project.. These have ranged from Gender-based violence and the military justice system (with Nancy Parrish & Col. Don Christensen from Protect Our Defenders) , the correlations between the status and safety of women and the security of countries and the world  (with Dr. Valerie Hudson, author of The First Political Order)  and the challenges in finding support for U.S. victims of violence when they are abroad (with Paula Lucas from Pathways to Safety International).  

    To join us and get the zoom link for this event click the RSVP button below.

    For further information, to learn about volunteering  for the VAW team or to suggest a question in advance of the event, please contact [email protected]


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    ANNE DE PRINCE

    Anne DePrince is a clinical psychologist, distinguished university professor at the University of Denver (DU), and expert in intimate violence who believes change is possible. Author of Every 90 Seconds: Our Common Cause Ending Violence against Women (Oxford University Press, 2022), Anne has worked closely with victim service providers and policy makers over more than two decades to study the impact of multiple forms of violence against women on a range of outcomes -- from health and economic wellbeing to education and safety. The U.S. Department of Justice recognized her contributions to the nation’s understanding of crime victims with the Vision 21 Crime Victims Research Award.  She also serves as DU’s first Associate Vice Provost for Public Good Strategy and Research.

    https://annedeprince.com/

    https://www.amazon.com/Every-90-Seconds-Violence-Against/dp/0197545742



  • Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 01:00 PM Mexico City Time · 2 rsvps
    Pinche Gringo Warehouse (Upstairs) in Miguel Hidalgo , Mexico

    2023 DA CDMX Annual General Meeting

    Join us for our 2023 Annual General Meeting on March 11th at Pinche Gringo BBQ! Meet your fellow Democrats and pass the torch on to a new executive board! We’ll organize to help US citizens vote in 2024, socialize with fun activities, and elect a new board for the 2023-2025 term!

    Are you interested in lending your skills and your voice to improve our democracy? Be a part of our executive board! Read more about how to get involved and run for a position here!

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

    ¡Acompáñanos en nuestra Asamblea General Anual 2023 el 11 de marzo! Conozca a sus compañeros demócratas y pase la antorcha a una nueva mesa directiva! Nos organizaremos para ayudar a los ciudadanos EEUU a votar en 2024, socializaremos con actividades divertidas, ¡y elegiremos una nueva mesa directiva para el periodo 2023-2025!

    ¿Estás interesado en prestar tus habilidades y tu voz para mejorar nuestra democracia? Forma parte de nuestra junta ejecutiva. Más información sobre cómo participar y presentarse como candidato aquí.

    ¡Esperamos verte pronto!

  • Friday, March 17, 2023 at 03:00 PM through March 19, 2023 at 12:00pm Time · 107 rsvps
    Hotel Marquis Reforma in Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

    DA Mexico 2023 AGM

      Coming Together to Protect Democracy

    • You’re invited—in fact, every Democrats Abroad Mexico member is. :-)

    • EXTENDED! Buy your tickets by February 1, 2023and save!

    • Mark your calendar now for our Annual General Meeting (AGM): March 17–19.

    Add to your Calendar

    We made tremendous progress in 2022! But the fight goes on to Protect Democracy.
    So 
    let’s come together in magnificent Mexico City—and deliver even stronger results this year and in 2024!

    Scroll to bottom of this page—and buy your AGM tickets now!


    Speaker Preview: Former Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual, DA America's Katie Solon and Social Media Guru John Sinton.

    Preview! What You´ll Experience 

    At our DAMX Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2023, experience both
    Inspiring & Practical solutions for this year and beyond
    from a great mix of speakers covering:

    Growing Membership in 2023: Paving the way for GOTV 2024
    Working Smarter, Not Harder Volunteer Strategies
    Bi-Nationals (Dual Citizens) & Youth Game Plans

    PLUS: Fundraising, Event Planning, Communications and more.


    When and Where Highlights

    All our AGM 2023 events will be held at the Marquis Reforma Hotel & Spa in the heart of Mexico City.
    More hotel details below. Watch for the complete schedule later in January.


    EXTENDED: Buy Your AGM Tickets by Feb. 1—and Save!

    Scroll to bottom of this page—and buy your AGM tickets now.

    Registration also includes a welcome reception drink and hors d'oeuvres; coffee service and lunch on Saturday.
    The DA business meeting on Sunday, March 19 at 9:30 am is free to all members—but we appreciate attendees making a donation to help cover the costs of the venue.

    AGM 2023 Purchaser rules: The purchaser of AGM tickets must by law be a U.S. CITIZEN. Democrats Abroad members and anyone interested in learning more about and joining Democrats Abroad Mexico are welcome to attend.

    Watch for details to come about • Saturday, March 18 fundraiser & dinner. • Silent Auction
    • Raffle Tickets (you can buy now—just scroll to bottom of this page)


    Hotel Amenities + Costs


    Enjoy AGM 2023 at the gorgeous Marquis Reforma Hotel & Spa—on the spectacular Paseo de la Reforma in the heart of restaurants and shopping in Mexico City.

    • Recognized for its service excellence, Marquis Reforma provides guests with fabulous views and access to a full range of amenities, including American breakfast, fitness center, Wi-Fi, 24/7 room service, open-air pool and more. L’Occitane amenities. Of course, complete spa services are also available.
    • Rooms start at $165 usd plus taxes (special AGM rate) for king bed per night. 

    Book Hotel Now

    • You can cancel up to 48 hours before AGM 2023 at no charge.
    • Rooms are limited, so we encourage you to reserve your rooms now or early on. The offer is good until March 15, 2023.
    • Check-in 3:00 pm, Check-out 12:00 noon.
    • The hotel will honor the same price for up to 2 nights both before and after AGM 2023 dates. Come and stay longer and enjoy Mexico City! They will also accommodate a third or fourth person in a double room at $40 USD plus 16% VAT & 3% lodging tax per night/per person. This price includes breakfast.
    • Accessibility is very important to us. The hotel is fully equipped to welcome clients with impairments, including mobility, hearing, sight, learning disabilities, or any other hidden impairment. A ramp is available at the entrance. To arrange any assistance, contact Reservations at phone number below. Mention you are part of DAMX AGM for group rate.

    To contact the hotel by phone: +52 (55) 5229-1200.


    Fall in Love with Mexico City

    Stay a few extra days! Mexico City (CDMX) is one of the liveliest and most important cities in the world. It connects contemporary life with ancient history back to the Aztecs! World-class art, culinary and cultural experiences await you. The murals at the Museo de Palacio de Bellas Artes. Plus Ballet Folklórico de México, the incredible Museo Nacional de Antropología and Chapultepec Castle and tons more.

    And don’t miss the many open-air art and photography exhibitions and more on Paseo de la Reforma near the Marquis Reforma—including the world-famous Monumento a la Independencia.

    If you subscribe to New York Times, see their 36 Hours series Mexico City recommendations HERE!

     

    About the Monumento a la Independencia, our AGM 2023 symbol:

    One of the most recognizable landmarks in Mexico City, it has become an

    Inspiring focal point for both celebration and protest. Also called La Angel.


    Note: The Business Meeting on Saturday morning is free to attend.
    For many attendees, the meeting will wrap up Saturday evening.
    However, on Sunday morning, there will be events for new and continuing DA Leaders. See you there!

  • Sunday, December 31, 2023 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1783 rsvps
    Zoom

    How to Survive Tax Day as an American Abroad (RECORDING)


    Feeling lost or overwhelmed about filing your IRS tax return this year?

    Join us for a consumer focused Zoom webinar on How to Survive Tax Day as an American Abroad!

    WHEN: Wednesday, January 11th from 1:30-2:30pm EST view your time zone

    $10 General Admission / $5 Concessions. Recording available. All proceeds go to Democrats Abroad

    Scroll to the bottom for tickets

    The aim of this event is to help you feel more confident going into filing your US tax return this year. Presented by Rebecca Lammers, Chair of the Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force. This is a consumer focused webinar to help you save money on your tax preparation costs.

    This session is for Americans abroad/U.S. citizens/dual citizens/expats who:

    • Aren’t happy with your accountant and want to switch
    • File yourself but you're not sure if you're doing it right
    • Filed when you first moved abroad but haven't done it for a while and need to get back on top of filing
    • Haven’t filed since you moved abroad
    • Just moved abroad and don’t know how to start
    • Just learned you’re supposed to file and want to get caught up

    Topics discussed in the session will include:

    • The Taxpayer Bill of Rights
    • Deciding between filing yourself, using a tax preparation software, or hiring an accountant
    • The difference between an EA, CPA, and tax attorney
    • How to spend $0 to file your own taxes
    • How to get free tax prep if you're a 50+ senior
    • How to find an accountant
    • How to keep your tax prep costs as low as possible
    • What to do if you don’t know how to get started
    • How to contact the IRS and communicate with them

    Ticket proceeds go to Democrats Abroad, feel free to donate additional recording tickets to bump up your donation!

    Feel free to email [email protected] if you have any questions about this event. Note: No tax professionals will be speaking at this webinar. If you have questions specific to your circumstances, please seek the advice of a qualified tax professional.

    If you are unable to attend this event you can select the recording ticket option (scroll to the bottom of this page)

    Add event to calendar

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    The fine print:

    • No refunds are available.
    • We can't guarantee we will be able to answer all questions submitted before, during, or after the event, but we will try to answer as many questions as possible.
    • This event is closed to the press.

    Please click here to add yourself to the Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force mailing list to keep up to date with the actions and upcoming events.

    Disclaimer: Democrats Abroad cannot provide individual tax advice. We are not tax lawyers, accountants or advisers. Please consult a professional tax adviser/accountant/return preparer when addressing your personal tax matters.

    We recommend the IRS Tax Return Preparer Directory to find a service provider who meets your needs and budget, though buyers need always beware. Democrats Abroad suggests Americans abroad in need of tax advice consult the IRS Tax Return Preparer Directory to find an advisor or tax return preparer near you or providing online services: https://irs.treasury.gov/rpo/rpo.jsf

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Zoom

    Investing for Americans Abroad


    Feeling lost or overwhelmed about filing your IRS tax return this year?

    Join us for a consumer focused Zoom webinar on How to Survive Tax Day as an American Abroad!

    WHEN: Wednesday, January 11th from 1:30-2:30pm EST view your time zone

    $10 General Admission / $5 Concessions. Recording available. All proceeds go to Democrats Abroad

    Scroll to the bottom for tickets

    The aim of this event is to help you feel more confident going into filing your US tax return this year. Presented by Rebecca Lammers, Chair of the Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force. This is a consumer focused webinar to help you save money on your tax preparation costs.

    This session is for Americans abroad/U.S. citizens/dual citizens/expats who:

    • Aren’t happy with your accountant and want to switch
    • File yourself but you're not sure if you're doing it right
    • Filed when you first moved abroad but haven't done it for a while and need to get back on top of filing
    • Haven’t filed since you moved abroad
    • Just moved abroad and don’t know how to start
    • Just learned you’re supposed to file and want to get caught up

    Topics discussed in the session will include:

    • The Taxpayer Bill of Rights
    • Deciding between filing yourself, using a tax preparation software, or hiring an accountant
    • The difference between an EA, CPA, and tax attorney
    • How to spend $0 to file your own taxes
    • How to get free tax prep if you're a 50+ senior
    • How to find an accountant
    • How to keep your tax prep costs as low as possible
    • What to do if you don’t know how to get started
    • How to contact the IRS and communicate with them

    Ticket proceeds go to Democrats Abroad, feel free to donate additional recording tickets to bump up your donation!

    Feel free to email [email protected] if you have any questions about this event. Note: No tax professionals will be speaking at this webinar. If you have questions specific to your circumstances, please seek the advice of a qualified tax professional.

    If you are unable to attend this event you can select the recording ticket option (scroll to the bottom of this page)

    Add event to calendar

    Apple Google Office 365 Outlook Outlook.com Yahoo

    The fine print:

    • No refunds are available.
    • We can't guarantee we will be able to answer all questions submitted before, during, or after the event, but we will try to answer as many questions as possible.
    • This event is closed to the press.

    Please click here to add yourself to the Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force mailing list to keep up to date with the actions and upcoming events.

    Disclaimer: Democrats Abroad cannot provide individual tax advice. We are not tax lawyers, accountants or advisers. Please consult a professional tax adviser/accountant/return preparer when addressing your personal tax matters.

    We recommend the IRS Tax Return Preparer Directory to find a service provider who meets your needs and budget, though buyers need always beware. Democrats Abroad suggests Americans abroad in need of tax advice consult the IRS Tax Return Preparer Directory to find an advisor or tax return preparer near you or providing online services: https://irs.treasury.gov/rpo/rpo.jsf