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Bem-vindo aos Democrats Abroad - Portugal!

Welcome to DA-Portugal, the official arm of the Democratic Party for American Democrats living in Portugal – on the continent, Madeira, and the Azores. If you subscribe to the principles of the Democratic Party, live in Portugal, and will be 18 years old by Election Day in November 2020, please join us by clicking the Join link at the bottom of this post.

Democrats Abroad supports every American abroad to register to vote, and cast their ballots from overseas. In 2020, our get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts will be especially vital for the presidential primaries and general election. Globally and locally, we rely on volunteers to ensure members and friends are enfranchised every election, every year. American absentee votes have been decisive in numerous elections across the US.

Together with DA country committees around the globe, we're making specific issues faced by overseas Americans known on Capitol Hill and joining important activism events with friends and family in the US. With technology and social media, there are many ways for us to make our voices heard, even an ocean away.

Watch this space and our News and Events tabs above for upcoming announcements of meetings and events. We have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating and helping with Democrats Abroad Portugal to get in touch.

Please share your questions, ideas, and enthusiasm for politics with us! We look forward to meeting you!

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    Meet Kristi, Democrats Abroad organizer in Portugal

    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.

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    Americans to Vote in Portugal to Choose the Democratic Nominee

    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.

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, June 09, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
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    Join the DA-Portugal Phonebanking Squad!

    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.