Kristi Holmes Espineira's Democratic Party roots cross generations. Growing up, both her parents were professional educators with a strong commitment to working in economically disadvantaged communities with the long term goal of improving American diversity. Throughout the 60s, her mom helped to transition recently integrated schools; her dad worked directly for the Colorado River Indian Reservation in Arizona. Kristi's parents did not regard their work as "political party activism," per se. Rather, their goal was simply and literally to "do what was right." The intrinsic importance of diversity and equality was regularly the focus of dinner table conversations. Kristi's mom remains both socially and politically active today. Among Kristi's favorite "mom" memories is attending together a Barack Obama rally in 2012 and marching together in the Women's March in 2017.
Democrats Abroad Portugal is organizing Ballot Assistance Events across Portugal to help Americans vote in the Global Presidential Primary. Ballot Assistance Events are not official polling stations, but are opportunities to pick up your remote ballot and get help sending it in, as well as to connect with like-minded expats.
These events will be held in Portugal between March 3 and 10, 2020. Events are being planned for Porto, Lisbon, Oeiras, Setúbal, Sintra area, Caldas da Rainha, Coimbra, and Tavira. See our EVENTS tab for up-to-date information.
Right now, we are focused on phonebanking as a proven and effective tool to get our members to the polls, and we could use your help.
DA uses the CallHub system to periodically phone our members. We call only our members, who have given us their numbers and are happy to get our calls and the info we provide. You use your computer, calls are free to the caller and the callee. Scripts, training and support are provided.
RSVP to get login details for online live phonebanking training on Tuesday, June 9.
Our next phonebanking campaign will start in mid-June. Our focus will be to send our members to VoteFromAbroad.org to request their ballots for November, to confirm email addresses and to check in with members.We especially want to encourage almost two-thirds of DAP members who vote in critical battleground states: Arizona, Florida, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
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