Progressive Caucus - Events

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 03:00 AM through August 16, 2022 at 3:00am Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Video launch via YouTube

    American Women Need Your Help Now!

     

    The GWC Reproductive Justice Team is launching a project to promote voter registration under the theme Reproductive Justice for ALL.

    As you certainly know, the rights of all women to choose when and if to start a family are being taken away with over 26 States prohibiting or restricting the right to abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy even in the cases of rape, incest and the mother’s and/or the  fetus’ health. Texas has empowered vigilantes to sue everyone and anyone aiding and abetting abortion once the fetal heartbeat can be heard (eg at approximately 6 weeks and before most women know they are pregnant).

    We cannot allow this to continue particularly with Roe v Wade in peril and the Women’s Health Protection Act stuck in the Senate.

    Our project is a video launch via YouTube. We are asking all DA members to make a short (60 sec) video explaining why the right to abortion is absolutely necessary. If you come from a State where it is practically impossible to obtain an abortion, you can speak about the discrimination against minority and poor women whose lives are in jeopardy and who cannot travel. If you come from “good States” such as MA, CA, NY for example, you can speak to the injustice of access depending upon where you live. Make sure you mention in the video VotefromAbroad.org for expat voter registration and vote.gov for non expat voter registration.

    We believe that many of our voters will be motivated to register when we roll out the videos.

    Here are a few subjects that you could choose for your video:

    • If you live/vote in a country that has “good” reproductive freedom laws, you could refer to the country and the liberal law(s) and how lucky you are to be in that country and how unfair it is for American women LIVING IN THE US who can’t benefit from such laws
    • If you live/vote in a US State that has good reproductive freedom laws, see above. And you can say that living in a “bad” State is  discriminatory since women in “good “US States have rights that you are denied.
    • You can share a personal experience. You don’t have to use your name or even mention where you live. The videos will be anonymous unless you do give details.
    • You can make a statement about women should have the right to control their bodies. Period. There is no justification for the government to decide when, how  or even if women should have children.

    If you can’t think of anything to say but still want to make a video, feel free to contact Salli at [email protected]. She will set up a call and walk you through some ideas and we can help you make the video.

    Here is a link on how to make a video:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O7wGPrZmmXocOuMI5zZutc1w62nHlQWZOat8Srq_bFQ/edit?usp=sharing

    For more information, visit our blog space here:

    https://www.democratsabroad.org/wc_reproductive_justice_action_team

    All videos should be sent to Salli Swartz at [email protected]

    THANKS FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN


    Disclaimer: By submitting your video, you grant to Democrats Abroad a nonexclusive rights to use your video and your image only for the 2022 GWC Reproductive Justice Get Out the Vote video project. 

    You therefore hereby waive all rights to any claims arising out of or in connection with Democrats Abroad GWC’s use of your video  and image in connection with the 2022 Reproductive Justice video project.


     

  • Monday, May 30, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 8 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Progressive Snapshot of the Primaries

    The first slate of midterm primaries/runoffs have given us plenty to ponder, as we get ready for the 44 on deck over the summer. Yup, it’s time to take stock. Join the Global Progressive Caucus to discuss:

    • The lay of the land
    • What’s at stake
    • Early trends and what to expect on the road ahead
    • Opportunities to take action

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

    Optional resources to prepare for the discussion:

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

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

    RSVP below for the Zoom link!


    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. Thank you!

    Vancouver, CA 9:00 - 10:30 am
    Washington DC 12:00 - 1:30pm
    London, UK 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    Vienna, AT 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Nairobi, Kenya 8:00 - 9:30 pm
    Mumbai, IN 10:30pm - midnight

     

  • Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 06:30 PM Berlin Time · 7 rsvps
    Zoom - Online Event

    RTF Monthly Meeting - May 2022

    The Democrats Abroad Reparations Task Force is dedicated to tackling economic, racial, and political injustice head on. Join us as we fight to keep the Biden Administration accountable to its own promises to address racial disparities. This is important because H.R. 40 (the Reparations Study Bill) runs a risk of running out of time for a vote. We will not let that happen, for the stakes are too high.
    On May 31st at 18:30 Central European Time / 12:30 p.m. Eastern US Time, we will be discussing recent developments in the US reparations movement, on-going successes in reparations activism/advocacy, and further opportunities to get involved as we march towards Juneteenth.
    Before the meeting, please make sure to check out two curated pieces from RTF Educational Organizer Daniel Stein:
    Also check out this site for more information: https://www.justiceforgreenwood.org/