Chair - Democrats Abroad Colombia, Youth Caucus Co-Chair; Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee

  • published Dems Abroad Colombia September Newsletter in News 2020-10-07 13:12:48 -0400

    Dems Abroad Colombia September Newsletter

     

     

    Dear Friend, 

    We are now 45 days away from the elections, and there is no time to waste! 

    If you elected to receive your ballot by email, you should receive it by Saturday, September 19 (not sure whether or not you did? Chat with someone for help on votefromabroad.org). If you must send your ballot back by postal mail, please send it by Monday, September 21 to ensure it gets back to the U.S. on time! You can save tons of money by sending it back through the U.S. Embassy (more on that below). 

    We are still always looking for volunteers for the global network and DA Colombia (respond to this email for more info). If you don’t have time to volunteer but still want to help in other ways, consider the following:

    • Stay informed by following us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter and by reading our newsletters—then re-share this info with others.
    • Ask 5 friends to join Democrats Abroad Colombia.
    • Donate $20.20 for the 2020 elections. Each dollar you give helps us reach four more potential voters!
    • Join caucuses to get more involved with special communities you’re passionate about. 

    Your vote counts. If you haven’t registered to vote or requested your ballot yet, don’t worry. There is still time if you do it right away. If you encounter any issues along the way, don’t give up—we are here to help you exercise your right to vote. 

    Democratically yours,
    Quyen Nguyen
    Chair, Democrats Abroad Colombia


    Need help registering to vote? Join us for 1:1 help on Sundays or chat with someone on votefromabroad.org

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    Ballots officially are sent out on September 19. Fill it out and do not waste time- send it back to your local board of elections ASAP. Sept 19 is 45 days from November 3 or 6 weeks away!  We’ve done some homework and here’s what we know.

    If you MAIL in your ballot (OPTION 1):

    • The US Embassy (Bogotá) and Consulate (Barranquilla) can deliver your ballot (or voter registration packet).
    • It is FREE.
    • Your ballot or voter registration packet MUST be in a sealed, addressed and postage-paid envelope.
    • You can in-person drop off your ballot or registration packet OR you can mail it to the US Embassy or Consulate (see mailing address below).
    • Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
    • You are not able to track mail delivery via this method.

    If you MAIL in your ballot (OPTION 2):

    • Several private courier services offer international delivery including: Deprisa, FedEx, DHL, and 472.
    • This method includes tracking for mail delivery.
    • Delivery time can approximately range 4-6 business days.
    • This method does incur a cost. Approximate quotes we've received are $120,000~$220,000. 

    Should you opt to send your ballot through the US Embassy or Consulate, bear in mind the time lapse of sending your ballot or registration packet. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to send your ballot or registration packet as soon as you can to allow for on-time delivery. Remember, Sept. 19 is already 6 weeks away from Nov 3. 

    Contact us with any questions, challenges, or experiences you want to share at demsabroadcolombia@gmail.com or via messaging our Facebook or Instagram accounts. We can help you make a plan to get your ballot in.

    How do I send my ballot to the U.S. from Colombia?

    Get your ballot to the U.S.

    Private Couriers


    FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT (FWAB)

    If for any reason, you do not receive your ballot (having registered and requested one) and the time is ticking, you can mail in the FWAB. This ballot serves as a back-up ballot. It is official and counts. You can find an FWAB at https://www.votefromabroad.org/fwab/

    Once you mail this in, you do not need to send in the other ballot should it come in later. We do recommend, as with the state ballot, follow up. Contact your local election office. Check in with friends and family as well to ensure they are doing the same.

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    DA Colombia
    http://www.democratsabroad.org/

     

    P.S. - Click below to let us know your current voting status!

  • published Help Get Out the Vote! in News 2020-09-30 19:18:58 -0400

    Help Get Out the Vote!

    The elections are right around the corner, and here are some ways you can help us create a BLUE WAVE:

    help get out the vote

    1. Stay informed by following us on social media (@DemsAbroadYouth)
    2. Reach out to others to help them register and request their ballots
    3. Hang up Vote From Abroad posters
    4. Train to be a phone banker (its' easy!)
    5. Then, join one of the many available phone banking outreach campaigns
    6. If you want to help but don't have much free time, consider making a donation here.
    7. Re-share informational posts to help others learn how to vote
    8. Create your own posts encouraging others to vote
    9. Attend Democrats Abroad Global Youth Caucus events to get excited about the elections (here's one coming up soon)
    10. Join other caucuses to get involved with other issues you care about 

    Please contribute in any way you can—with your time, your voice, or with other resources. We can make a difference if we actively engage together.  


  • How to return your 2020 ballot to the US from Colombia

    The least expensive option for returning your ballot is to send in or drop off your ballot to the US Embassy in Bogotá or the US Consulate in Barranquilla. Your envelope needs to have a US stamp or postage paid. Please allow as much time as possible - we recommend four to six weeks!
     
     
    US Embassy - Bogotá
    Mailing address:
    Att: Voting Assistance Officer
    Cra. 45 No. 24b-27
    Bogotá D.C
    Colombia 11132
    In-person drop-off: Monday-Friday 2pm-4pm
     
    US Consulate - Barranquilla
    Mailing address:
    American Citizen Services
    Calle 77b 57-141 Suite 511
    Barranquilla, Colombia
    In-person drop-off: Monday- Friday 8am-5pm
     
    If you want to have the ability to track your ballot and can spend more, use a private courier, e.g. DHL, FedEx, Deprisa, Servientrega. This can cost from COP120,000 to COP220,000.
     
     
    If none of these options will work for you, please get in touch with us, and we’ll help you make a plan! 

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     Democrats Abroad Colombia

    July 4 Phonathon

    "Get Out the Vote"

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    Over 9 million Americans live outside of the United States. Democrats Abroad is working to ensure that as many as possible vote in November, and that Democrats win up and down the ballot. 


    Democrats Abroad Colombia members are phoning potential voters to make sure they will be voting in 2020.


    And our Get Out the Vote campaigns work. In 2016, the number of Americans abroad who voted was 50% higher than in 2012 and in 2018, the number of voters tripled compared to 2014.


    We CAN make the difference, but we need YOUR help. Please make a donation today to support Democrats Abroad Colombia's July 4 Phonathon.

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    Every dollar you give supports our work to elect Democrats who will fight - AND FIGHT BACK - to make a better life for ALL Americans.   Join us by making a donation today.

    Julia Bryan, Chair - Democrats Abroad

    We need Democrats like you to commit to Democrats Abroad - your Democratic Party for overseas Americans. Contribute to Democrats Abroad today and help us fight back against the Trump agenda, register Americans all over the world for the crucial 2020 elections, reach out on issues that concern you and build a brighter future for our country and the world. With your help, we can make the difference. We did it all over the country in 2018! And we will make the difference in 2020!

    If you are unable to contribute online, send us a US Dollar check with this form to the following address.

    Democrats Abroad
    PO Box 15130
    Washington DC 20003
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Quyen is the founder of Summit International Education and a professor of inclusive leadership and intercultural business communications.