Programa de entrevista corta, dura, directa y en tono desenfadado e intimista. Fernando del Collado entrevista con Gricha Raether, Representante del Partido Demócrata en México.
4 August 2019
This weekend, we are once again brought to grief and sorrow over horrific mass shootings in America. The nightmare of gun violence struck early Sunday morning in an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, where a young man in body armor wielded an AK-47-style assault rifle, killing at least nine people and wounding 27. The dead included the shooter’s sister.
The tragedy in Dayton came less than 15 hours after the weekend’s first gun massacre, an act of domestic terrorism in which another young man with body armor and an assault rifle entered a Wal-mart in El Paso, Texas, killing 20 people and wounding more than two dozen. In a manifesto attributed to the shooter, he railed against immigrants and warned of a “Hispanic invasion of Texas.”
To those affected by these violent acts, we extend our deepest sympathies. Today we learned from Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, that six Mexicans are among the dead in El Paso. We stand in solidarity with him and all others condemning this massacre as an act of terrorism. We call on the U.S. government and Department of Justice to cooperate with those investigating this incident as an act of terrorism and support efforts to obtain all necessary legal evidence.
President Trump declared today that “hate has no place in our country.” We challenge the president to live up to his words and stop the hateful, racist rhetoric he has returned to time and again in his campaign and in his presidency. We urge the president to call out and condemn white supremacist terrorism in the same way that he has seized upon and condemned radical Islam. And we call on Congress to finally enact sensible gun reforms that a majority of Americans support. Let’s end this cycle of shock, grief, and rage once and for all.
Democrats Abroad Mexico
Board Member Samuel Stone provides commentary on Trump´s illegal efforts to curb immigration as we await the details of the agreement reached with Mexico.
Welcome to Democrats Abroad Mexico!
An estimated 1.5 million US citizens reside in Mexico, and our job is to help ALL of them register to vote in US federal, state, and local elections. Votes from abroad were responsible for many democratic victories in the 2018 midterms, and they will make a difference again in 2020!
If you are interested in joining our team of passionate and dedicated volunteers, please fill out the form here. Every effort counts, whether at the national or local level. Help us be the margin of victory in 2020.
¡Bienvenid@ a Democrats Abroad México!
Se estima que 1.5 millones de estadounidenses residen en México actualmente. Nuestro objetivo es ayudarles a TODOS a registrarse y a votar desde el extranjero. Los votos desde el extranjero fueron decisivos para muchas victorias democráticas en las elecciones intermedias de 2018, y ¡lo serán de nuevo en 2020!
Si está interesad@ en unirse a nuestro equipo de voluntarios apasionados y dedicados, llene este formulario, y luego siguenos en las redes sociales para conocer más detalles sobre nuestras próximas actividades. Aunque las elecciones de 2020 parezcan lejanas, ¡el mejor momento para organizarse es ahora!
DA Mexico, Presidente
Hotel Posada La Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15
San Miguel de Allende
Saturday, March 30th:
11:30-1:00 Conference registration at table in La Aldea lobby;
1:00- 1:10 Welcome to Conference in Sala Allende
1:10- 2:00 Leadership Development Workshop 1:
What does it mean to be a Democrat in Mexico?
Presented by Larry Pihl & Mike Lambert
For most of us, living abroad in Mexico is a chosen option. At the same time, most want to remain connected with the United States and care what happens there. Grateful for the opportunities we enjoy in Mexico, we recognize the responsibilities of US citizenship. In this workshop, we will try to learn what US issues we share common concern for and the best ways, in addition to our vote, for us to influence the direction of the US.
2:00- 2:30 Coffee break
2:30- 3:20 Leadership Development Workshop 2: Funding our Mission
Presented by Hope Bradberry with Will Chapman
What are the current best practices for funding your mission? This workshop will include: Quickly articulating your mission to present to donors, better known as the elevator speech. How to identify, cultivate and steward donors. How the two most important words in the English language are Thank You! How special events can wear out your volunteers, and you, and what is their purpose. How the personal appeal is the most effective tool for long-term sustained financial security.
3:20- 4:00 Chapter & Member Recognitions
4:00- 5:00 Break & check-in/seating in Sala Colonial begins
5:00- 6:00 Robert Reich
Our first speaker, Robert Reich, is a celebrated American political commentator, professor, and author who served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton. He was Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997 and a member of President-elect Barack Obama's economic transition advisory board. He is currently Chancellor’s Professor of public policy at the University of California Berkeley.
6:15 Book signing of his latest book, The Common Good. Reich’s book is available on Amazon.com to ship to Mexico! There will be a cash bar reception during the book signing.
Sunday, March 31st:
8:00- 9:00 Conference registration lobby of La Aldea
9:00- 12:00 Country business meeting Sala Aldama
9:00 Chair Report: Larry Pihl (includes Chapter reports)
9:30 Secretary report from 2018 AGM, Sam Stone
9:50 Treasurer's Report, David Fields
10:00- 10:30 DA Mexico, Officer elections including *. Survey Monkey results run by the National Nominating Committee
10:30- 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45- 11:10 Introductions of new officers
11:10- 11:30 Bylaw changes and vote
11:30- 11:45 Washington DC - Larry Pihl
11:45- 12:00 Will Chapman announcement
12:00- 1:30 Lunch Break - Standing committee chairs from different chapters go to
1:30- 2:30 Genaro Lozano
Genaro Lozano writes weekly in the newspapers of the Reforma Group and conducts daily "Foro Global". Presentation on: 1. US politics from the perspective of a Mexican political analyst. 2. Guidelines on how to have impact on MX media. 3. AMLO & perspective on the new Mexican Government.
2:30- 3:20 Leadership Development Workshop 3: Strategy for Effective GOTV Campaigns. Presented by Barbara Erickson.
A quick overview of important considerations when planning your GOTV efforts from FPCA to ballot return. Includes important do’s and don’ts as well as target dates for 2020.
3:30- 4:20 Leadership Development Workshop 4: The Art of Collaboration
Presented by Larry Pihl & Mike Lambert
We know GOTV gets Dems elected, but what do we do in between elections? We have lots of work to do to grow our numbers and keep them involved. An active organization is an attractive one. But just like with a successful election, no one way can do it all! Democrats need to keep the tent flaps wide open. In this workshop we will try to learn ways to include other individuals and join efforts with other organizations with whom we share common goals.
4:20- 5:00 Announcements concerning AGM 2020.
Monday, April 1st, Optional Activities
Upon registration, you will receive a form with a link with more information on each of the following activities:
El Charco Hike: 8:30 am - 10:00 am: The entry fee is about 50 pesos. Your volunteer experienced guide will be Michael Burns. Minimum of 4 persons (maximum 15).
Historical Walking Tour: 10:00 am - 12:30 am: 300 pesos to support Patronato Pro Niños.
Tour Mask Museum 10:30 am: Suggested donation is 50 pesos.
Sketch Your Way Around SMA with Meagan Burns 11:00 am - 1:30 pm: $25 USD or $500 pesos per person, a minimum of 2 participants, but no more than 6.
La Presa Allende Paddle 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: 300 peso/ kayak, paddle, PFD rental. Minimum of 4 persons (maximum 15).
The Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Mexico is being held in San Miguel de Allende. Be inspired by the highly celebrated progressive professor and author from UC Berkeley, Robert Reich and the acclaimed Genaro Lozano, political scientist and journalist from Mexico City. We have only 16 months before every Democrat living in Mexico gears up for our Get Out the Vote to bring an end to the Trump Administration! Join us in San Miguel de Allende as we learn what specific actions we can take in our Chapters all across Mexico between now and GOTV.
Event Details and RSVP on Facebook
All are invited to join the various Chapters that will be hosting 4th of July Events!
Subect: Democrats Abroad Mexico - Annual General Meeting (AGM)
This year's AGM should be one of the best yet and where better to be than Mexico City from Fri Mar 31 - Sun April 2! Big vibrant city, incredible food, and hang out with energized Democrats. Even meet with some of the team who presented the letter to Sec. State Tillerson at the US Embassy.
Keynote: Jim Hightower, from Texas is perhaps America's #1 Populist, a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker and author of the book Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go With the Flow . A native of Austin, he will also join us at the Friday reception and again at a Texas BBQ on Saturday night. Should be a real blast!
See his latest article "What Should We Do About a Mentally Ill President?" at http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/mentally-ill-president-trump.
We will meet at the Hotel Geneve in Zona Rosa for our Mexico Annual General Meeting March 31-April 2. This hotel is chock full of history including stories of Mexican presidents and pre-WWII intrigue. Here is a brief rundown of the great weekend events you won't want to miss:
Hotel Geneve lobby
Friday, Mar 31
3:00-5:00pm: Conference Registration
6:00-8:00pm: Host Committee Reception in The Phone Bar and adjoining sala. Meet fellow DA members and our guest Jim Hightower, American syndicated columnist from TX
8:00pm- whenever: The Phone Bar: Miguel y Sofia - enjoy balada acustica
Saturday, Apr 1
8:00-9:00am: Conference Registration
9:00-10:30am: Annual Meeting
Election of DA Mexico countrywide officers
10:30-11:00am Coffee, tea, soda, water
11:00-12:00pm Jim Hightower - America's #1 Populist see https://hightowerlowdown.org/
12:00-1:30pm Lunch (Sanborn's Restaurant in hotel and many others nearby)
1:30-2:15pm IndivisibleGuide.com (how to best engage your elected representatives. Report from Rapid Action Team.
2:15-3:00pm New DA Mexico Chair outlines plans for future; Americas Region Report
3:00-3:30pm Coffee, tea, soda, water
3:30-5:00pm Media Training (Facebook ads, Twitter, Video Reports, Talking to the media)
6:30-8:30pm Pinche Gringo Restaurant Cumbres de Maltrata 360, Col.Narvarte Oriente (enjoy TX BBQ with Austin's own Jim Hightower, live music: transportation provided)
Sunday, Apr 2 (Details and signup available at check-in)
Explore Mexico City with Democrats Abroad
This will be an awesome weekend... you will not want to miss it!
Some options include:
· $210pesos when you get on
· 9am-9pm, hop on/off at any point along the way
· Nearest stop from Hotel Geneve is El Angel de Indpendencia on Reforma (2 blocks away)
· 4 main tours
· Sunday performances @ El Teatro de Bellas Artes (duration 3 hours) 9am and 8pm
· cost per ticket $1080, $880 or possibly even $300 pesos in Galeria (Balcony, very affordable, good visibility)
For those who haven't visited the museums, they are truly world class, including:
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo
Museo Nacional de Historia
Museo Soumaya (Carlos Slim)
Museo Memoria y Tolerancia
... and of course, the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco
HOW TO REGISTER for AGM and Cost
Your support in the above events will help to offset the costs of bring down Jim Hightower with his "Low-Down" messages of just plain old common sense that we all really need right now. You are sure to find him both entertaining and thought provoking.
Mexico City Chapter is pleased to host the Friday night Chapter Reception at no charge to all attending members; meet Jim too.
· Donation to attend the weekend event which includes opportunity to meet and hear Jim Hightower's "Low-Down", 2 coffee breaks and of course great company from fellow Democrats: $1000 pesos
· Saturday: Pinche Gringo BBQ with Jim Hightower, including transportation from Hotel Geneve, choice of entre, 2 sides and beverage: $500 pesos (chances sold to sit at Jim's table)
To Register: Copy and fill in the following form and email it to: Larry Pihl, Treasurer at Info-MX-LakeChapala@democratsabroad.org . We will email a Paypal invoice to you. All you need to do is add a credit card to make your payment (membership in Paypal not required).
Registration including keynote with Jim Hightower, coffee at $1000pesos /person: $___________
Pinche Gringo BBQ at $500pesos/person: $_________________
Your email address: ____________________________
Comments: ______________________________ ______________________________ _____
Note: Have any questions, email Info-MX-LakeChapala@democratsabroad.org or call Larry Pihl, Treasurer 33 1704 6475 (cell)
For those who live outside of Mexico City, flights are low if you register soon.
Upon registration, all attendees will receive a special contact link for Hotel Geneve sales department.
Lodging: Hotel Geneve, at $98 USD/night (normally $150 USD) Double; $160USD/night for Junior Suite. Includes Buffet Breakfast, free Internet and 16% IVA. (Caution: Some internet specials may appear lower cost but do not include breakfast and 16% IVA. This special rate will be allowed for 4 days before and after our AGM for those who wish to visit CDMX longer)
A recent quest wrote: " On a recent stay in Mexico City I had a wonderful experience at Hotel Geneve circa 1907 in the Zona Rosa district. The hotel is like a museum with artifacts everywhere from it's long past, lovely old furniture, along with many photos of past guests like Churchill, Lindbergh and The Beatles." See http://www.hotelgeneve.com.mx/ en/ for more information.
Be a part of the change..... let's help the new DNC Chair, Tom Perez and Vice Chair, Rep. Keith Ellison(MN-5) define our direction and lead our party from the ground up for victory in 2018. DA Mexico can help provide grass roots efforts that can resonate around the world.
"If a small minority in the Tea Party could stop President Obama, then we the majority can stop a petty tyrant named Trump" The Indivisible Guide
"They tried to bury us but they didn't know we were seeds" Mexican Proverb
See you there,
Jody Quinnell, Chair
Democrats Abroad Mexico