FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
VOTING IN THE GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
Q: Am I eligible to vote in the Democrats Abroad Global Primary?
A: Any American living abroad, who will be at least 18 years old on Election Day 2016, and who is a member of Democrats Abroad is eligible to participate, on the condition of not having voted (or intending to vote) for a presidential candidate in any other state primary in 2016.
Here at Democrats Abroad, we're excited to share our most recent project - the creation of a new website and membership system for U.S. Democrats all around the world. Explore the site to find news stories that are both global and also local to your country. Check out events near you. Shop in our store and pick up a calendar for next year, and read up on some of the issues that DA is working on today, for you and for all U.S. Democrats living abroad.
After an action packed September full of results and news, our FATCA work has continued apace. The results are not as evident in this last quarter as they were in September, but we continue working to generate Senate support for "Same Country Safe Harbor", details below.Read more
An important figure in American politics for over 20 years, Hillary Clinton arrived on the political scene in 1992 alongside her husband, former President Bill Clinton, then governor of Arkansas, with the promise of becoming a forceful partner in his administration.
The Vermont senator calls himself a Democratic Socialist, and many of his views match those of the Democratic left, where he has found a still small yet devout following. Sanders says his purpose in running is to fight planned trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and to overhaul business tax rules, thus fighting economic inequality.Read more
MARTIN O'MALLEY SUSPENDED HIS CAMPAIGN FOR PRESIDENCY FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Advocate for financial reform and gun control Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland, announced his candidacy for President on May 30 in Baltimore.
Born January 18, 1963 in Washington, D.C. and raised in Bethesda and Rockville, Maryland, O’Malley graduated from The Catholic University of America and earned a doctorate in law from the University of Maryland.Read more
As noted in our September update, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of FATCA is working its way through the courts. Yesterday the judge ruled on the plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction which would bring the implementation of FATCA to a halt pending the outcome of the case.
Judge Rose of the Southern District Court of Ohio has denied the plaintiffs' request for a preliminary injunction.
The case will carry on and subject the law to some very interesting and important tests. We will continue to keep you apprised of developments. We believe, however, that destroying FATCA in the courts will take many years to come, and so we continue to call for immediate action by Treasury and the IRS that could relieve overnight the severe and unnecessary impact FATCA has on innocent Americans living abroad.
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