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  • Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 06:00 PM Time · 3 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    DA Taxation Task Force Volunteer Info Session


     

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    Are you passionate about American abroad tax issues and have the skills or time to help?
    The DA Taxation Task Force is hosting this volunteer information session to explain what's involved in being a volunteer and to answer any questions you might have about volunteering. Click here for an outline of volunteering opportunities for the TTF.

    The DA TTF is a group of dedicated volunteers working towards fixing the tax code for Americans living abroad.

    We have a number of volunteer positions available, from people with no experience who want to help out with social media, to subject matter experts that can help us lobby Congress - everyone and anyone is welcome to contribute!

    Once you attend the info session, we encourage you to complete this application to the best of your ability. You will then be invited to a follow-up one-to-one 30 minute Zoom call to figure out which teams you fit into and to get you started.

    Note: Attending an info session is optional, you do not need to attend to express interest in volunteering. Feel free to go ahead and fill in the application form here.

    You can also express interest in volunteering by emailing [email protected] and including as much information as possible about your background and how you think you can help.

    Please feel free to forward this event page to friends or family that you think might be interested in getting involved!

     

  • Thursday, July 07, 2022 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 76 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    New Yorkers Abroad Meet the NY-12 Primary Candidates

    Join New Yorkers Abroad for our Meet the Primary Candidates* panel discussion to hear from the candidates running in the New York 12th district!

    This event is your chance to hear the Democratic candidates share their backgrounds, key issues, and their vision for the district. We will be asking candidates about issues that uniquely impact Americans abroad including taxation, financial access, the Social Security Windfall Elimination Provision, vaccine access, and Medicare portability. There will also be time for a Q&A session with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. 

    The New York 12th District has one of the largest concentrations of Democrats living abroad and our votes could be the margin of victory in this race.

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    NY Primary Ballots will be sent out starting July 9! Request yours TODAY if you haven't already at www.votefromabroad.org

    This event is being co-hosted by the DA State Teams and the Taxation Task Force.

    We are looking for New York 12th district voters living abroad to ask questions during the webinar. If you're a NY-12 voter and you're interested in participating, please drop us an email at [email protected] with your pre-submitted question!

    Join the New Yorkers Abroad team on Slack and on Facebook.

    *Democrats Abroad has not endorsed any candidate(s) and is committed to remaining neutral for the duration of the primary. ALL candidates for this race were invited to speak at this event.

  • Monday, July 11, 2022 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    GDC Steering Committee Open House

     

    The Global Disability Caucus is dedicated to building a stronger Democrats Abroad! Our goals are to increase accessibility to information, events, and activities. We strive to create sensitivity to and awareness of disability issues.

    In addition to Democrats Abroad members with disabilities, we welcome and encourage the involvement of supporters of our members and our messages! We hope to form an inclusive, diverse, active, and effective community that provides fulfilling experiences for all.

    Please check the Global Disability Caucus Wiki-Page or the DemsAbroad Global Calendar to discover past events and future meeting dates for GDC events!

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  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 04:00 PM Time · 1 rsvp
    Online on Zoom in Mississauga, ON, Canada

    Americas Regional Monthly Leaders Meeting

    The Americas Regional Monthly Leaders meeting is open to all members of Democrats Abroad. Looking for a place in DA to contribute your time & talents? The Americas Region stretches from Greenland to Antarctica. You're invited to join us to learn more about the work being done throughout the region on behalf of members and all Americans on advocacy and Get Out the Vote initiatives.

    RSVP at the link below to receive the Zoom access details.

  • Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 07:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 6 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Building Trust to Empower our Communities - Understanding and Combating Voter Mis/Disinformation with Kyle Van Fleet, APIAVote

    Harmful narratives, including mis- and disinformation, are one of the greatest challenges facing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in today’s world. They are making communities less safe and trust in the election systems weaker. It is even tearing some families apart. To make matters worse, the issue of harmful narratives is often overlooked as it pertains to AAPI spaces – leaving AAPI communities at greater risk. 

    Hear from Kyle Van Fleet, Strategic Communications Associate at Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), who monitors mis- and disinformation as it pertains to AAPI communities and elections, democracy, anti-Asian hate, and other related topics, on how the problem of harmful narratives looks in and impacts AAPI communities, what is being done to confront this issue, and best practices to combat harmful narratives in your own feeds.

     

    About the speaker:

    Kyle Van Fleet (he/him/his) is the Strategic Communications Associate at APIAVote, where he leads the organization's efforts to monitor mis- and disinformation regarding democracy, elections, and harmful narratives impacting or originating from AAPI communities. Kyle also manages APIAVote's social media strategy and supports the organization's overall work on narrative change among other duties. Prior to joining APIAVote, Kyle worked as a Digital Research Associate monitoring mis- and disinformation at GQR during the 2020 election cycle. Kyle is a graduate of James Madison University and is an accomplished professional photographer.

     

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  • Monday, July 25, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 8 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Monthly Mondays for Progressive Minds: What to Know about Campaign Finance

    Our Monthly Monday summer sessions are open to all. We provide a topic and optional resources to prepare for the discussion. 

    At our summer meetings, we’ll also encourage all to consider with us which primary candidates will help us deliver on the issues we discuss. 

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    You can inform and mobilize members around the world to make progress and win in the midterms. The Fight for (at least) $15. Meaningful Medicare expansion. Student debt relief. Reparative justice. Climate change action. Voting rights. And more. Will you help America build back better and get out the vote for progress?  Please donate here.  Donate $1 (number of Congressional Progressive Caucus Senators) to $100 (number of CPC Representatives), perhaps an amount equal to the number of new members you want to join the CPC in November.  Thank you!

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  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 3 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    ADA Anniversary - Panel Discussion

    The Global Disability Caucus is dedicated to learning and growing by speaking to members of the disabled community, their allies, and medical experts. Our quest is to increase visibility, create accessible environments, and rally for legislative change.

    Please join us on the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), for a panel discussion on the policy and legislative decisions impacting care for those living with severe mental illnesses. The conversation will revolve around disease definitions, access to care, criminalization of those with severe mental illnesses, public service costs, and how acceptance by the Democratic Party as a whole can improve the lives of many.

    Questions will be accepted in advance, please email [email protected]

     

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    • 11PM China Standard/HK Time

     

    Guest Speakers:

    Leslie Carpenter is a co-founder of Iowa Mental Health Advocacy, a lobbyist in the Iowa Legislature and an advocate for serious brain illnesses. She is a retired physical therapist who now works to improve the mental health treatment system. Leslie serves on the NAMI Iowa Board of Directors and teaches 3 of the NAMI Signature Programs, with her most recent emphasis on NAMI Provider Training. She provides advocacy presentations to a wide variety of audiences to help people to understand the causes of the mental health crisis, to humanize it and to share practical solutions. Leslie is leading an effort in the 6th Judicial District in Iowa to create an AOT (Assisted Outpatient Treatment) Program in conjunction with Iowa’s first Civil Mental Health Court. She also serves on 2 advisory boards as a family member with lived experience, to help improve the treatment of people with serious brain illnesses in hospital and crisis settings. Leslie and her husband, Scott, have 2 adult children, one of whom lives with a severe Schizoaffective Disorder. Leslie and Scott received the Isabel Turner Award from the Iowa City Human Rights Commission in 2020 for their advocacy work. 

     

    Susan Inman, a Democrat Abroad, is a retired secondary school teacher living in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is the mother of a daughter who has been living with schizophrenia for over 20 years. She advocates in many ways for improvements to mental health services for people living with psychotic brain disorders. These include initiating in 2015 work on introducing evidence-based cognitive remediation programs in British Columbia for the many people whose psychotic disorders include significant cognitive losses. She helped to organize the 2017 sold-out conference on “Bringing Cognitive Remediation to BC”. With her daughter’s support, Susan published the memoir After Her Brain Broke, Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including the Vancouver SunThe Province, Huffington Post Canada, The TyeeNational PostFamily Caregivers of BC, and, most recently, in Medium.

     

    Dr. Randall White, DA Canada member 

    Awarded the status of Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in 2021. As the sole recipient of this distinction for Western Canada, Dr. Randall is being recognized for his significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in a range of areas, including administration, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, and clinical excellence. The status of Distinguished Fellow is the highest honour conferred by the APA upon its members.

    Dr. White is the Medical Director of Community Mental Health in Vancouver, and the clinical director of the BC Psychosis Program at UBC Hospital. His clinical and research interests lie in the management of treatment-resistant psychotic disorders. Dr. White was first appointed to the UBC Department of Psychiatry in 2007, and was promoted to the rank of Clinical Professor in 2016. As a member of UBC clinical faculty, he has contributed extensively to both teaching and service activities, through which he has made a significant and positive impact on our undergraduate and postgraduate Psychiatry education programs. Annually, he actively participates in supervising medical students and residents, and delivers academic day seminars and other lectures on a wide range of topics such as Psychosis Clinical Decision Making, Preparation for Medical Practice, Psychotic Disorders in DSM 5, and Treatment Resistant Psychosis. As well, he has served as co-chair of an annual psychopharmacology conference, has produced CME for UBC CPD and Medscape.com, and is the recipient of a number of teaching awards and honours.

     

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  • Monday, August 29, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 4 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Monthly Mondays for Progressive Minds: The Need for Labor Unions

    Our Monthly Monday summer sessions are open to all. We provide a topic and optional resources to prepare for the discussion. 

    At our summer meetings, we’ll also encourage all to consider with us which primary candidates will help us deliver on the issues we discuss. 

    Sign up now and we’ll send you the event details closer to the event date.

    RSVP below to join the discussion!

    You can inform and mobilize members around the world to make progress and win in the midterms. The Fight for (at least) $15. Meaningful Medicare expansion. Student debt relief. Reparative justice. Climate change action. Voting rights. And more. Will you help America build back better and get out the vote for progress?  Please donate here.  Donate $1 (number of Congressional Progressive Caucus Senators) to $100 (number of CPC Representatives), perhaps an amount equal to the number of new members you want to join the CPC in November.  Thank you!

    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