Nicholas Gordon rsvped for "The Indomitable Florence Finch": An interview with author and former Congressman Robert J. Mrazek 2021-04-09 10:27:38 -0400
The Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus and the Veterans and Military Families Caucus invite you to an interview with former Congressman Robert J. Mrazek about his book: the story of Florence Finch, the Americans she helped, and what her life was like when she came to the United States.
In 1942, the Japanese Empire defeated American and Filipino forces during the Second World War. One woman who was determined to resist the occupation was Florence Finch: born to an American father and a Filipina mother, and widow of an American naval officer killed early in the Second World War, Finch brought necessary supplies to American POWs and worked to help others in the resistance.
Florence Finch is the subject of The Indomitable Florence Finch: The Untold Story of a War Widow Turned Resistance Fighter and Savior of American POWs by Congressman Robert J. Mrazek and published by Hachette Books in 2020.
Congressman Robert J. Mrazek represented New York’s 3rd District from 1983 to 1993. During his time as Congressman, he helped author several laws including the Amerasian Homecoming Act, which provided a path for the children of American servicemen in Vietnam to come to the United States; the Tongass Timber Reform Act, which protected Alaska’s largest forest; and the National Film Preservation Act, which established the National Film Registry in the Library of Congress.
After retiring from Congress, Congressman Mrazek became an author, writing seven novels, four works of nonfiction, and one screenplay.
This event starts at:
9:00pm Adelaide Australia 8:30pm Seoul, Korea 7:30pm Hong Kong 5:00pm Mumbai 1:30pm Berlin, Germany 7:30am DC (EDT)WHENApril 12, 2021 at 7:30amWHEREZoom - ONLINE EVENT
Online, DC 20004
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Nicholas Gordon rsvped for A Conversation with Amy Friedman, Former National Field Director of the DLCC 2021-04-10 02:13:42 -0400
Join us for a conversation with Amy Friedman, former National Field Director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, as part of our Conversations from the Campaign Trail.
Amy previously worked on the DLCC’s effort to help flip the VA House and Senate in 2019 as Virginia State Advisor and as Senator Warren’s VA State Director in the 2020 primary. Before joining the DLCC, Amy worked in states all across the country as an organizer and campaign manager.
At this event, Amy will share her experiences on the campaign trail, and what it’s like to work on so many different parts of a campaign. She’ll also give a brief rundown of one of the most important elections of 2021: the House of Delegates election in the state of Virginia.WHENApril 18, 2021 at 8amWHEREZoom
Nicholas Gordon is hosting Democrats Abroad Hong Kong Annual General Meeting 2021-03-03 05:14:06 -0500
Democrats Abroad Hong Kong invites you to our Annual General Meeting and Officer Elections for 2021.
In accordance with changes to our bylaws passed on February 10th, we will be holding the meeting and elections online. Meeting details will be shared with those who register for the meeting.
There will be an in-person component to the meeting for current DAHK leaders and potential candidates; those who desire to attend in-person can do so (within existing social distancing guidelines). However, we strongly encourage that people attend remotely.
In addition to conducting our regular business, the meeting will also serve as the elections for four positions:
After reapportionment, Hong Kong will have two votes at the DPCA level. Thus, we will not be electing a Voting Representative for the coming cycle.
Those interested in running for one of these offices can submit their nominations using the following form: https://forms.gle/2xNcEGGSKahf1wY86. To remind our members: there must be gender balance between Chair and Vice-Chair, so candidates for those positions must declare their identity: "male", "female", or "non-binary".WHENApril 19, 2021 at 7:30pmWHEREOnline Webinar
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