Norway

Democrats Abroad Norway (DAN) is excited to welcome members and friends to our website. We'll be keeping this page up-to-date with news about events we're planning in the time ahead, as well as opportunities for our members to get involved. Please also be sure to check out other sections of the site; consider this your one-stop-shop for initiatives fellow Democrats are working on here in Norway and elsewhere in the world, as well as ways you can make a difference in the party and the country while living abroad.

Not yet a member? Register on this site today, and you'll hear from us soon. And please follow DAN on Facebook, where we post news about events we're planning, links to especially good articles on politics we've come across, resources for mobilizing against the Trump agenda, and so much more. 

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DA Norway Leadership:

Jonathan Roth
| Chair Norway
Christina Skovsgaard
| Vice Chair Norway
Arna Desser
| Treasurer Norway
Andrew Stites
| Legal Counsel DA Norway.
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  • News

    Demokratenes presidentdebatter on Dagsnytt 17 - TV2

    Watch Corinne Hobson of DAN and the DA Veteran's Caucus discuss Demokratenes presidentdebatter on Dagsnytt 17 - TV2. The debate was on August 1, 2019 and starts at 42:18. The conversation is in Norwegian. Go to bit.ly/2T0l8Yfbit.ly/2T0l8Yf.

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    DAN reports from the DA Annual General Meeting in Washington D.C.

    Democrats Abroad Norway Vice Chair, Christina Skovsgaard was recently in Washington D.C. for the Democrats Abroad Annual General Meeting and "door-knock".

    This is her report—

    DA leaders from all around the globe participated in the largest ever DA AGM with more than 120 members participating in person and online. The days were speckled with videos from Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Cory Booker and Pete Buttigieg and in person speeches from Kirsten Gillibrand and Mariann Williamson.

    Senator and presidential hopeful Kristen Gillibrand speaking at the DA AGM.

    On May 17 DA International Chair, Julia Bryan, opened the meeting followed by guest speakers Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Democratic National Committee Secretary Doug Jones. Secretary Jones spoke of the criteria needed to participate in the upcoming Democratic debates.
    The day was spent reviewing and voting on resolutions. The Medicare for All and the Vote from Abroad (VFA) Integrity and Sustainability resolutions are important resolutions that passed unanimously. The VFA resolution deals with assuring that it will be a premier tool for Democrats Abroad to grow membership and to register voters. At the evening dinner the guest speaker was DNC CEO, Seema Nanda, where she spoke about the DNC strategy plan for 2020. 

    On May 18 elections were held for the International Executive Committee and for 3 regional officers. The guest speaker DNC Secretary, Jason Rae, was the youngest person ever elected to the DNC at age 17. He spoke about the creation of a “DNC War Room” a strategy to be “hyper-focused” about the impact of Trump’s policies on local communities.
    That evening Josh Handelman from the Democratic Legislation Campaign Committee spoke about the importance of electing Democrats at all levels of government.

    On May 19 we completed discussions about resolutions and bylaw changes. Mariann Williamson, American author and presidential candidate, was an impressive speaker and she wants voters to understand that our present administration “is not a swamp, it is an ocean of corruption with an opportunist infection”.
    That evening the DA Global Women’s Caucus had an intimate event at the Cosmo Club. We decided that our primary issue going forward is protecting a woman’s right to choose. The GWC will also continue to work and support the ERA going into 2020.

    Angela Fobbs, Chair of the Global Black Caucus, reports

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    Wurst in Oslo, Norway

    Join Drinking Liberally's monthly pub meet ups!

    Note early time for the September meetup. 5:00/17.00 - 7:30/19.30.

    Join Democrats Abroad Norway's partner Drinking Liberally for a lively social pub meet up on the last Tuesday of every month. Drinking Liberally is an informal, inclusive, progressive social group. Raise your spirits while you raise your glass. Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics. You don't need to be a policy expert - just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk politics.
    We look forward to meeting new friends and seeing old friends alike!
    See you there!
    (Wurst is located in a passage way. On Torgatta look under the Storgate sign for the opening.)