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Auction! Great Vacation Homes to Bid On!

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What a great way to support Getting Out the Vote & experience an amazing vacation!

To make a bid on an auction item email Glenda Bland at [email protected].            
Please include your name & phone number.
Current bids are posted.
Payment for items can be made by bank transfer or PayPal. We cannot accept credit cards. * Please see below.
Auction will close, March 13, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

Auction Item #1: San Miguel de Allende Luxury Home
5 Nights in modern 2 bedroom home.
Value: $50,000 MXN; Starting Bid: $37,000 MXN; Minimum Raise: $2,500 MXN;  Winning bid: $60,000

Indulge yourself with 5 night in San Miguel de Allende, colorful colonial-style city full of charm. This luxurious private home is located on one of the most picturesque streets in San Miguel de Allende, between the central jardín where the famous La Parroquia is located, and Parque Juarez. Visit markets, shops, museums, and impressive gastronomic restaurants that San Miguel Allende offers. This charming home has a master suite with king-size bed and a guest room with a queen-size bed. Sweeping western views allows you take in the beautiful sunsets poolside or from around a fire pit located on an upper terrace. And as a bonus, enjoy a couple of games of pool on the 9’ regulation pool table! Amenities: purified water, air conditioning units in the bedrooms, full kitchen with dishwasher, maid 3 days per week. Available: Flexible – contact the owners to determine availability.

Auction Item #2: Puerto Vallarta Grand Venetian Condo
3-nights in a 2 bedroom condo that sleeps six.
Value: $8,000 MXN; Starting Bid: $3,000 MXN; Minimum Raise; $100 MXN; Winning Bid: $5,100

Escape with your family or friends for adventure filled days of water sports, marine life and fabulous restaurants. Amenities: 2 bedrooms (Master – king size bed, 2nd bedroom - 2 double beds), 3 baths, garden view with beach close by, air conditioning, WIFI, full kitchen and access to Olympic size pool, gym and fitness center, and the beach. Sleeps six. Available May – October 2022

Search Airbnb: Condo Accesible Para Familias | Albercas, Playa

 

Auction Item #3: Puerto Vallarta Grand Venetian
3 Nights in a one bedroom condo that sleeps four.
Value: $6,100 MXN; Starting Bid: $2,000 MXN; Minimum Raise $100 MXN; Winning Bid: $4,000 pesos

Unwind while admiring Banderas Bay from your gorgeous condo in Puerto Vallarta - a fabulous resort town located on Mexico's Pacific coast. You’ll be just steps from the spectacular beach, Olympic size infinity pool and in-house spa. Amenities: 1 bedroom (king size bed), one bath, private jacuzzi on patio, full kitchen, air conditioning, WIFI, and access to pool, gym and the beach. Sofa bed in living room. Sleeps four. Available May – October 2022.

Search Airbnb: Condo Ventilado Con Vista Al Mar | Albercas y Gym 

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Midterm Mojo @ el Midtown!

¡Es hora de crear un mojo democrático en este 2022! Celebraremos en Guadalajara la primera conferencia en persona que hemos tenido desde 2019, del 11 al 13 de marzo, y todos los miembros de Democrats Abroad (Demócratas en el Extranjero) están invitados a asistir. Los eventos públicos y las ponencias serán conducidas en inglés, pero todos los ciudadanos estadounidenses cuya lengua principal es el español son muy bienvenidos; muchos de nuestros miembros hablan también el español!

Es imperativo que en las elecciones intermedias de 2022 hagamos un esfuerzo conjunto para mantener una mayoría demócrata dentro del Congreso de los Estados Unidos. Lograrlo va a requerir que trabajemos juntos en todo el país como nunca antes, sin desviar la vista de nuestro  objetivo principal: lograr que todos y cada uno de los ciudadanos  estadounidenses residentes en México voten en las elecciones intermedias.

Estamos encantados de tener como invitada especial a la presidenta de Democrats Abroad International, Candice Kerestan, quien reside en Alemania

¡Tenemos para ti una lista completa de ofertas y esperamos verte en Guadalajara!

Regístrate para la Junta General Anual (Annual General Meeting)  AQUÍ! 

 

Programa

El viernes 11 de marzo daremos inicio al fin de semana en la Ciudad de las Rosas con un cóctel de bienvenida a partir de las 6:00 pm, en la terraza de la piscina. Conoce y conéctate con otros demócratas provenientes de todo México.

El sábado 12 de marzo comenzará  con la Ceremonia de Apertura a las 9:30 am. Continuaremos con sesiones organizativas ofrecidas a lo largo del día y diversas oportunidades para conectarse con tus compañeros demócratas.

El domingo 13 de marzo comenzará con la reunión de negocios de Democrats Abroad México a las 9:30 am, la cual cerrará con un orador de clausura.

 

Costo*

Precio regular $ 1,800 pesos -- al 10 de marzo.
Precio el mismo día: $ 1,900 pesos.
* La inscripción incluye una bebida de bienvenida y entremeses , y servicio de café y almuerzo el sábado.

Como lo establecen las reglas de Democrats Abroad, la sesión de negocios que se llevará a cabo el domingo 13 de marzo a las 9:30 será gratis para todos los miembros, pero exhortamos a  los asistentes a hacer una donación para ayudar a cubrir los costos del lugar.

Alojamiento



Disfruta de la conferencia en la comodidad del fabuloso Hilton Guadalajara Midtown, un hotel de 5 estrellas situado en el corazón de la zona de restaurantes y tiendas de la Colonia Providencia. Reserva una habitación  con cama king size a partir de $ 2,390.85 por noche,incluyendo desayuno. Puedes cancelar hasta 48 horas antes de la conferencia sin cargo alguno. Las habitaciones son limitadas, por lo que te recomendamos que reserves tus habitaciones cuanto antes. La oferta es válida hasta el 4 de marzo de 2022.

Este es un alojamiento de lujo con vistas fabulosas, servicio de botones y de limpieza, Wi-Fi estándar gratis con membresía de Hilton Honors (inscripción gratuita), gimnasio completo y acceso a la piscina al aire libre, servicio a la habitación las 24 horas y servicios de conserjería. Check-in es a las 3:00 pm, y el  Check-out es a las 12:00 pm.

El hotel garantizará  este  mismo precio de promoción por hasta DOS noches antes y después de las fechas de la conferencia. ¡Ven y quédate más tiempo, y disfruta de todo lo que Guadalajara tiene para ofrecer! También acomodarán a una tercera o cuarta persona en una habitación doble por $40 dólares estadounidenses más 16% de IVA y 3% de impuesto de hospedaje por noche / por persona. Este precio incluye desayuno.

Reserva tu hotel aquí ahora!

Condición de asistencia a la conferencia es que, por ley,  el comprador de cualquier entrada a ella debe ser aun/una CIUDADANO/A de los Estados Unidos. Los miembros de Democrats Abroad y cualquier otro ciudadano/a de los Estados Unidos  interesado/a en conocer y unirse a Democrats Abroad México son bienvenidos a asistir.

 


Midterm Mojo @ the Midtown

It’s time to create some Democratic Mojo in 2022!  We will be holding our first in-person conference since 2019 in Guadalajara from March 11th - 13th, and all members of Democrats Abroad are invited to attend. 

It’s imperative that we provide a combined effort in order to maintain a Democrat majority in the midterms. It’s going to require us to work together nationwide like never before, keeping our eyes set on one main goal: getting each and every US voter in Mexico to vote.

We are thrilled to have a special guest, Democrats Abroad International Chair, Candice Kerestan from Germany speaking. We have a full slate of offerings and look forward to seeing you in Guadalajara!

Register For the AGM HERE! 

 

Check entire schedule here!

On Friday, March 11th, we will kick off the weekend with a Welcome Cocktail reception starting at 6:00 pm in the City of Roses on the pool terrace. Connect with fellow Dems from all over Mexico. 

On Saturday, March 12th, the day will begin at 9:30 am with the Opening Ceremony, followed by organizational sessions offered throughout the day and opportunities to connect with your peers.

On Sunday, March 13th, the day will begin with the DA Mexico business meeting at 9:30 am, followed by a closing speaker. 

 

Cost*
Regular Price $1,800 pesos to March 10th
Day of Price: $1,900 pesos

*Registration includes a welcome reception drink and hors d'oeuvres; coffee service and lunch on Saturday.

Under the rules of Democrats Abroad, the business meeting being held on Sunday, March 13th at 9:30 is free to all members, but we hope attendees will make a donation to help cover the costs of the venue.

Accommodation 

Enjoy the conference in the comfort of the fabulous Hilton Guadalajara Midtown, a 5-star hotel in the heart of restaurants and shopping in Colonia Providencia. Starting at $2,390.85 for a king per night, this price includes breakfast. You can cancel up to 48 hours before the conference at no charge. Rooms are limited, so we encourage you to reserve your rooms now or early on. The offer is good until March 4, 2022

A luxury accommodation with fabulous views, bellhop and maid service tips, free standard Wi-Fi with Hilton Honors membership - free to join, full fitness center and open-air pool access, 24-hour room service, and concierge services. Check-in 3:00 pm, Check-0ut 12:00 noon.

The hotel will honor the same price for up to TWO nights both before and after the conference dates. Come and stay longer and enjoy all that Guadalajara has to offer! 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. 

Book your hotel here now!

Conference Price rules:  The purchaser of any conference 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.




PRIZE DRAW FUNDRAISER - Enter to Win the latest iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, or $1,000 USD!

Every $10 you donate will be automatically entered for a chance to win.

Members: We will send an email on Saturday, November 6th with details, so check your inbox!

Not a member? Join now!


One chance.   $10 USD
Five chances.  $40 USD
Ten chances.   $70 USD

You can participate via PAYPAL or DIRECT DEPOSIT 

PayPal:
paypal.me/DAMXNational

Direct Bank Transfer:
Santander; Account: 60-62118339-6; Clabe: 014910606211833960; Brian Lawrence Moran

Please include Prize Draw, your name and email in the notes when paying, to insure ability to contact you if you win!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

TO BE ENTERED TO WIN, YOU MUST MAKE YOUR DONATION BETWEEN NOVEMBER 6TH AND NOVEMBER 13TH.

TO BE ELIGIBLE, YOU MUST MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION OF $10

DAMX RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL THIS PRIZE DRAW IF FINANCIAL OBJECTIVES ARE NOT MET ($1,000). REFUNDS WILL BE PROVIDED TO ALL PARTICIPANTS. 

THE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN ON NOVEMBER 20TH.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE US CITIZENS AND MEMBERS OF DEMOCRATS ABROAD. IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER, JOIN US NOW AT WWW.DEMOCRATSABROAD.ORG/JOIN


DAMX Meeting Schedule for 2021

Here is the schedule for Board of Directors Meetings for 2021. Please contact the Secretary for Administrative Records at [email protected] if you would like to attend. All meetings are held on Cisco WebEx.

April 21, 2021 - 6:00 pm Mexico City Time - Board of Directors Meeting

July 21, 2021 - 6:00 pm Mexico City Time - Board of Directors Meeting

October 20, 2021 - 6:00 pm Mexico City Time - Board of Directors Meeting

Date to be determined - December 2021 - 6:00 pm Mexico City Time - Executive Committee Meeting

January 19, 2021 - 6:00 pm Mexico City Time - Board of Directors Meeting

March 11-13, 2021 - Annual General Meeting - Guadalajara

 

 


Where do US citizens live in Mexico?

This interactive map lets you explore in detail where the US-born population lives across Mexican municipalities, using data from the 2020 Census.
 
Outreach in these regions offers a unique opportunity to mobilize support and increase participation in US elections from Mexico. Click the image to learn more, and please consider chipping in to support our efforts or sign up to volunteer!
 
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Vote now in our DAMX Country Committee Elections

Official Ballot of Democrats Abroad Mexico
March 2021-March 2023 Term
This is an important election for the leadership of DA Mexico and to approve an amendment to the Mexico Country By-laws.
Click on Ballot:  DA Mexico Ballot
Every two years we hold general elections for leadership, as required under the bylaws of the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA), the formal name of our international organization.
Please click on the link above and complete the ballot on Google Forms.  It should take no longer than 3 to 4 minutes, but this small expenditure of time has important implications for the future of DAMX at home and at the global level. 
 You will also be choosing Voting Representatives from across Mexico who will represent DAMX at the annual general meetings of Democrats Abroad for the next two years.
Note that we have supplied brief biographies of candidates for all positions in English and Spanish; link below on this same document. 
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Boleta oficial - Demócratas en el Extranjero México
Esta es una elección importante para el liderazgo de DA México.     Haga clic en Ballot: DA Mexico Ballot
Cada dos años celebramos elecciones generales para el liderazgo, como lo exigen los estatutos del Comité del Partido Demócrata en el Extranjero (DPCA), el nombre formal de nuestra organización internacional.
Haga clic en el link arriba y complete la boleta en Google Forms. No debería llevar más de 3 a 4 minutos, pero este pequeño gasto de tiempo tiene importantes implicaciones para el futuro de DAMX en casa y a nivel mundial.
También elegirá representantes con derecho a voto de todo México que representarán a DAMX en las reuniones generales anuales de Demócratas en el Extranjero durante los próximos dos años.
Tenga en cuenta que hemos proporcionado breves biografías de los candidatos para todos los puestos en inglés y español, encuentre la liga abajo, en esta misma página.
Thank you in advance. ~ Gracias de antemano.
Your DAMX Nominating Committee / Su comité de nominaciones de DAMX,
Bill Crowder, Edgar Lopez, Mike Lyman, Michael Lawry, Barbara Erickson
KEY TO CHAPTER ABBREVIATIONS / CLAVE DE LAS ABREVIATURAS DEL CAPÍTULO: Costa Banderas (CB), Guadalajara (DGL), Lake Chapala (LC), Mazatlan (MAZ), Mexico City (CDMX), San Miguel de Allende (SMA), Yucatan (YUC)
BIOGRAPHIES: English
BIOGRAFÍAS en el Español 

Don’t Forget to Vote! / ¡No olvide votar!


Mexico COVID-19 Vaccine Update

We are receiving many inquiries regarding COVID-19 vaccines in Mexico, and we advise you to follow Embassy advice and alerts. Here is the guidance from the Feb 19th health alert:

The Mexican government has approved several COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use.  Federal health authorities have assured the vaccine will be available to Mexican citizens, as well as temporary and permanent residents. The Mexican government’s vaccine signup portal requires registrants provide their Clave Única de Registro de Población (CURP).  A CURP is a unique identity code that Mexican citizens and permanent and temporary residents are issued.  If you don’t know your CURP, you can search for it on RENAPO's web page. Local policies for vaccination may vary, so we encourage you to consult with your health care authorities and health professionals about how to receive the vaccine.  Please review our English language instructions on how to register for the vaccine.  At the time of your appointment, you may be asked to provide evidence of identity and residence.  Please contact the local entity distributing the vaccine to confirm the documentary requirements prior to your appointment.  We encourage U.S. citizens residing in Mexico to follow host country developments and guidelines, in particular, the Government of Mexico’s national vaccination plan against COVID-19 (Spanish only).

Actions to Take:

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - NEW DAMX LEADERS

The Annual General Membership Meeting for Democrats Abroad Mexico (DAMX) will be held virtually this year on March 14th.  It is time to select a new Board of Directors and Voting Representatives for DAMX.  The independent Nominating and Elections Committee (NEC) will select a slate of candidates to present to the membership for consideration. 

The NEC is empowered by our Bylaws to "receive nominations of members for elected Officer positions and Members-at-Large from the membership and to make nominations...for any open position."  This letter serves as a call for nominations from our membership (see below for details). Nominations MUST be made in writing and returned to the NEC Chair no later than February 20, 2021. A link to the Nominating Form is at the end of this document. If you would like to nominate someone or be considered for a position, please use the form and email Bill Crowder, NEC Chair, at [email protected]  

Candidates will have the opportunity to present their bios and statements to be posted on the Democrats Abroad Mexico page and linked on the ballot.

After the NEC vets candidates and prepares a slate, a ballot will be sent to all members in good standing on February 28th. Ballots must be returned by March 13th. Since our meeting this year will be virtual, there will not be any nominations from the floor.

Please read the following to have a better understanding of the Board and the roles of each of its members.

The Executive Committee of the DAMX Board consists of these officers:  Chair, Vice Chair of Global and Regional Affairs, Vice Chair of Chapter Affairs, Secretary for Administrative Records, Vice Chair of Chapter Affairs, Secretary for Membership, Treasurer, Counsel, and immediate past Chair. 

In particular we are seeking a candidate for the officer position of Treasurer. Job descriptions for these positions can be found in the DAMX Board Handbook, linked at the end of this letter. The list of candidates currently running for the DAMX Board can be found here: Candidates

Additionally, the Board of Directors can include from three to seven voting Members-at-Large with experience in diverse areas: Get Out the Vote, IT, Communications, Fundraising, and Events Planning, among others.  Members-at-Large may be asked to chair or serve on a Board committee by the DAMX Chair.

We are seeking a diverse group of candidate Board members and officers who are willing and able to make the following commitments:  

- Uphold the  DAMX Bylaws Bylaws Link

- Serve for at least one two-year term.

- Attend monthly virtual Board meetings. 

- Donate to DAMX. The amount of the donation is totally up to the Board member, but Board contributions are a significant portion of the annual budget and are an important fundraising tool.

Beyond the commitments laid out above: we look for Board members who understand that they serve to represent and advance the aims of the DAMX and the Democratic Party.  Ideal candidates are those who are able to work collaboratively and be part of the team, ready to pitch in where and when needed. Finally, ideal Board members are those who enjoy working with others and will find that their time on the Board is not only worthwhile but also fun.

Any member of the organization wishing to run for an open position and not nominated by the NEC shall declare their candidacy in writing to the Chair of the NEC by February 20th. We will send the slate out for consideration on February 28th.

Also, up for election are our Voting Representatives who serve to represent Mexico at the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA). Here is a link to their job description: Voting Rep Job Description 

If you are interested in volunteering, but don’t want to hold a leadership position, we invite you to identify yourself as a “Volunteer” on your profile in NationBuilder by going to www.DemocratsAbroad.org and signing in using your email address (NationBuilder is the database in which DA maintains confirmed “Members” and from which we have sent this email).  Or contact your local Chapter Chair.  DAMX will contact you once it organizes the committees and plans activities.

For complete Election Rules go to this link: Election Rules 

Here is the link to the DAMX Board Member Handbook with job descriptions: Board Handbook 

Link to Nominating Form: Nominations Form 

We appreciate your interest and involvement.  Please contact us with your questions or to submit nominations.

Sincerely,

Nominations and Elections Committee:

Bill Crowder, NEC Chair, Lake Chapala  [email protected]
Edgar Lopez, CDMX
Mike Lyman, Costa Banderas
Barbara Erickson, SMA
Michael Lawry, Yucatan