Events

  • Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 01:00 PM Tokyo Time · 7 rsvps

    AP LEARN TO PHONEBANK!!

    AP Phonebanking training and practice

    Phonebanking is one of the easiest and most effective ways for us to turn out the DA vote in Asia Pacific and around the globe! Join our phonebanking training to call Democrats Abroad members.

    After this session, you'll be ready to join in on current campaigns and phonebank from the comfort of your own laptop. If you've attended a phonebanking training but want a little support, come along and practice with others. Build your confidence and jump right into phone banking!

    What will we do:

    • The first hour will be devoted to training participants on the in’s and out’s of phone banking.

    • The second hour will be focused on practice

    Sun AUG 14,  Asia Pacific Local Times   

    Virtual doors open 10 min before the workshop starts.

    • 3pm Auckland 
    • 2pm Sydney
    • 1pm Korea/Japan
    • 12noon Taiwan/China/Singapore/Bali/Manila
    • 11am Hanoi/Bangkok
    • 9:30am New Delhi
    • 9am Kazakhstan
    • Rsvp to get the link!
  • Friday, August 26, 2022 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 6 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Monthly Friday Casual Social

    Democrats Abroad Global Seniors and Disability Caucuses invite you to join us for our monthly Social -- a time for Seniors and members of the Disability Caucus to connect with one another and discuss topics of concern and information. We will reflect, discuss, plan, and strategize together from the comfort of our own homes and with no duties or assignments! This will be fun as we can discuss freely any topic we would like.  

     

    Where: on Zoom. 
    Vancouver CA 6:00 AM PDT
    Washington DC 9:00 AM EDT
    London UK 2:00 PM BST
    Paris FR 3:00 PM CET
    Hanoi VN 8:00 PM ICT
    Beijing CN 9:00 PM CST
  • Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 11:00 PM through August 28, 2022 at 12:30am Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    online, RSVP for Webex link

    AP GOTV Voter Assistance

     Want to help US overseas voters request and send in their ballots? Want to make a difference in the midterm elections this fall? Learn the basics about voting from abroad by joining this workshop. See below for local times on Sat Aug 27

    This training is the foundation of any volunteer work you do with Democrats Abroad! Whether you are helping out at a voter registration table or plan to become an online voter assistance volunteer using Intercom - join this workshop to learn the basics.

    All ideas & questions about GOTV are welcome! Help us broader our reach and deepen our impact - Please bring another US voter!

    This training is hosted by the Asia-Pacific GOTV team – but any Democrats Abroad members can join!

    • Sat Aug 27 => Asia Pacific Local Times
    • Auckland: 3PM
    • Sydney: 1PM
    • Tokyo/Seoul: 12noon
    • Bali/Perth/Hong Kong/Beijing/Taipei/Singapore: 11AM
    • Hanoi/Bangkok: 10AM
    • New Delhi: 9:30AM
    • Kazakhstan 8AM

    Facilitated by Anne O’Connell, DA Kazakhstan

    RSVP to get the Webex link

  • Monday, August 29, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 12 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Monthly Mondays for Progressive Minds: The Need for Labor Unions


    2022 is shaping up to be a banner year for grassroots labor organizing. Workers at Amazon, Starbucks, and many others are showing us exactly what it means when we say: When we organize, we win! 

    Join proDA for a discussion of why a healthy democracy needs labor unions, labor organizing successes, and ongoing challenges, including what we can do to help by demanding passage of the PRO Act. ProDA representatives will provide a framework for our discussion. We will have ample opportunity to add our two cents AND plan action! 

    RSVP below to join with proDA to discuss how we can unite our voices for progress and win!

    This event is part of the series Monthly Mondays for Progressive Minds.

    Vancouver, CA 9:00 - 10:30 am
    Washington, D.C. 12:00 - 1:30 pm
    London, U.K. 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    Vienna, AT 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Nairobi, Kenya 7:00 - 8:30 pm
    Mumbai, IN 9:30 - 11:00 pm

    Election day will be here before we know it! You can inform and mobilize members around the world to make progress and win in the midterms. Can you donate today to reach thousands of overseas voters and help ensure their votes are counted? Please donate here.  Donate $1 (number of Congressional Progressive Caucus Senators), $100 (number of CPC Representatives), or any amount that’s meaningful to you - perhaps equal to the number of new members you want to join the CPC in November. Thank you!

    Thanks to our co-sponsors: proDA Austria, proDA Germany.

    Contact: Betsy Ettorre & Daniel Stein

    Photograph by Elliot Stoller.

  • Friday, September 02, 2022 at 11:00 PM through September 03, 2022 at 1:00am Time

    AP PHONEBANKING Action hour

     

    Saturday Sept 3 - see local AP times below

    Phonebanking is the most effective way to turn out the DA vote - let’s do it together! 

     After reviewing the campaign script, WE WILL MAKE CALLS. Join this session with phone bankers from throughout the Asia Pacific - after a few calls you can see just how easy it can be. 

    Hosted by the Asia-Pacific GOTV team – but any Democrats Abroad members can join!

    Help us broaden our reach and deepen our impact by introducing another phone banker from your country committee to this event. 

    Sat Sept 3 => Asia Pacific Local Times

    • Auckland: 3PM
    • Sydney: 1PM
    • Tokyo/Seoul: 12noon
    • Bali/Perth/Hong Kong/Beijing/Taipei/Singapore: 11AM
    • Hanoi/Bangkok: 10AM
    • New Delhi: 8:30AM
    • Kazakhstan 8AM

    Facilitated by  Anne O’Connell, DA Kazhakstan

    RSVP to get the Webex link

  • Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Shifting Tides - Reaching Asian American and Latino Voters

    Asian Americans and Latinos are the fastest growing populations in the U.S., with Latinos as the largest ethnic or racial minority group, and Asian Americans as the fastest growing electorate as seen in the last election. The 2020 election and subsequent elections at the state and local levels have seen a swing away from the Democratic Party by some Asian American and Latinx voters. Both groups have a large number of first generation immigrants, and while both have seen racial profiling and misinformation by Republicans, many are concerned that the Democrats are too left leaning.

    A better understanding of these diverse communities and the issues related to their voting, or in many cases not voting at all, is needed. Some of these issues apply across all, but there are clear differences in the various sub-groups that need to be acknowledged and addressed if we are to move forward. 

    Join the Democrats Abroad Global Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus, Global Hispanic Caucus, and the California State Team as they hear from Rudy Espinoza Murray, President of the San Mateo County Latinx Dems and former chair of Redwood City’s Redistricting Commission, and Kathay Feng, National Redistricting Director of Common Cause, to discuss voting behavior among these communities. We will also discuss how we can prevent voter drift to the Republican party and how we ensure that these communities are heard.

     

    Meet the Speakers

    Rudy Espinoza Murray has held executive, board, and founding member positions in multiple organizations. He has a strong background in grassroots organizing - most recently co-founding a large coalition of progressive groups to support federal, state, and local races. Through strong partnerships, his field office was responsible for more than 10 million calls to voters in key states, including Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Iowa, and California during the 2020 election cycle. In 2021, following the 2020 Census, Rudy was appointed to serve on the San Mateo County Redistricting Commission, and was also appointed to serve on the Redwood City Redistricting Commission where his fellow commissioners voted him as chair.

    During the day, Rudy works for a leading tech company as a Sr Product Marketing Manager. Rudy and his husband have a daughter, Avery Elena, and their cat, Leia.

     

    Kathay Feng is Common Cause’s National Redistricting Director. Feng has led Common Cause’s work to challenge partisan and incumbent gerrymandering, through litigation, state-based organizing around ballot initiatives and legislation and creating new platforms for community-based redistricting. As Executive Director of California Common Cause, she championed and won election and redistricting reforms, stronger government sunshine and accountability laws, campaign finance reforms, stronger net neutrality laws, and the voting rights of traditionally disenfranchised communities. She also led efforts that secured passage of California laws bringing online voter registration and same day registration (called conditional voter registration) to the state.

    Before joining Common Cause in 2005, she headed the Voting Rights and Anti-Discrimination Unit at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. She serves, or has served, on numerous boards including the California Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Voter Participation and Outreach, the LA County Human Relations Commission, and the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council. She is a graduate of Cornell University, and holds a law degree from UCLA School of Law.

     

    Los Angeles, CA 6:00am
    Washington, D.C. 9:00am
    London, United Kingdom 2:00pm
    Berlin, Germany 3:00pm
    Perth, Australia 9:00pm
    Seoul, South Korea 10:00pm
    Sydney, Australia 11:00pm
  • Friday, September 30, 2022 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Monthly Friday Casual Social

    Democrats Abroad Global Seniors and Disability Caucuses invite you to join us for our monthly Social -- a time for Seniors and members of the Disability Caucus to connect with one another and discuss topics of concern and information. We will reflect, discuss, plan, and strategize together from the comfort of our own homes and with no duties or assignments! This will be fun as we can discuss freely any topic we would like.  

    Where: on Zoom. 
    Vancouver CA 6:00 AM PDT
    Washington DC 9:00 AM EDT
    London UK 2:00 PM BST
    Paris FR 3:00 PM CET
    Hanoi VN 8:00 PM ICT
    Beijing CN 9:00 PM CST
  • Friday, October 28, 2022 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Monthly Friday Casual Social

    Democrats Abroad Global Seniors and Disability Caucuses invite you to join us for our monthly Social -- a time for Seniors and members of the Disability Caucus to connect with one another and discuss topics of concern and information. We will reflect, discuss, plan, and strategize together from the comfort of our own homes and with no duties or assignments! This will be fun as we can discuss freely any topic we would like.  

    Where: on Zoom. 
    Vancouver CA 6:00 AM PDT
    Washington DC 9:00 AM EDT
    London UK 2:00 PM BST
    Paris FR 3:00 PM CET
    Hanoi VN 8:00 PM ICT
    Beijing CN 9:00 PM CST
  • Friday, November 25, 2022 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Monthly Friday Casual Social

    Democrats Abroad Global Seniors and Disability Caucuses invite you to join us for our monthly Social -- a time for Seniors and members of the Disability Caucus to connect with one another and discuss topics of concern and information. We will reflect, discuss, plan, and strategize together from the comfort of our own homes and with no duties or assignments! This will be fun as we can discuss freely any topic we would like.  

    Where: on Zoom. 
    Vancouver CA 6:00 AM PDT
    Washington DC 9:00 AM EDT
    London UK 2:00 PM BST
    Paris FR 3:00 PM CET
    Hanoi VN 8:00 PM ICT
    Beijing CN 9:00 PM CST
  • Friday, December 30, 2022 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Monthly Friday Casual Social

    Democrats Abroad Global Seniors and Disability Caucuses invite you to join us for our monthly Social -- a time for Seniors and members of the Disability Caucus to connect with one another and discuss topics of concern and information. We will reflect, discuss, plan, and strategize together from the comfort of our own homes and with no duties or assignments! This will be fun as we can discuss freely any topic we would like.  

    Where: on Zoom. 
    Vancouver CA 6:00 AM PDT
    Washington DC 9:00 AM EDT
    London UK 2:00 PM BST
    Paris FR 3:00 PM CET
    Hanoi VN 8:00 PM ICT
    Beijing CN 9:00 PM CST