Democrats Abroad is committed to a world where all persons have access to the same rights and benefits, regardless of sexual identity or gender expression.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The Democrats Abroad LGBT Caucus is the constituency group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex members and any Democrat abroad who supports them.
The goals of the LGBT Caucus reflect the mission of Democrats Abroad to:
- engage and empower LGBTI Americans living abroad to vote in US elections;
- provide a platform for Democrats Abroad members, country committees and chapters to advance issues at the heart of the LGBTI community;
- support Democrats Abroad’s members in issues they face living abroad as LGBTI Americans, such as access to government services and benefits for same-sex spouses and family members, the legacy resulting from past discrimination and Defense of Marriage Act.
The LGBT Caucus:
- supports Democrats Abroad’s country committees and local chapters in organizing activities of interest to the LGBTI community, such as participation in pride events and voter outreach;
- disseminates information to Democrats Abroad members and promotes action on issues that affect LGBTI Americans and their families;
- ensures that the LGBTI perspective is effectively incorporated in all the work of Democrats Abroad, including issues advocacy, communication and GOTV strategy, planning and execution; ensures that issues and policies that impact LGBTI Americans are included in the Democrats Abroad and Democratic Party platforms;
- takes leadership in Democrats Abroad’s issues advocacy initiatives, including “door knock” visits to elected officials in Washington DC, to ensure that issues that impact LGBTI Americans living abroad and their families are included and addressed by elected representatives;
- encourages LGBTI members to run for elected leadership roles within Democrats Abroad and fulfill Democrats Abroad’s diversity and affirmative action goals;
- supports community building among Democrats Abroad’s LGBTI members and allies;
- promotes Democratic Party candidates who demonstrate commitment to policies that positively impact the lives of LGBTI Americans;
- supports and engages with Democratic Party LGBTI caucuses build capacity and achieve common goals.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail, 16 April 1963
The time has come to stand up and testify against the institutionalized racism embedded in the power institutions of the United States. The Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus invites you to join us on a call.
During the vigil, our members and allies will be able to step up and raise their voices against the atrocities happening in the United States right now. If you are interested in speaking please fill in this form:
You are not alone.
Location Local Event Start Time Vancouver, Canada 10:00 PDT Washington DC, USA 13:00 EDT London, United Kingdom 18:00 BST Frankfurt, Germany 19:00 CEST Athens, Greece 20:00 EEST Dubai, United Arab Emirates 21:00 GST Beijing, China 01:00 CST* Fiji 06:00 FJST*WHENJune 02, 2020 at 1pm
¡Be the Margin of Victory!
2020 is a pivotal year for the future of American democracy. At Democrats Abroad Mexico, we remain committed to mobilizing the over 200,000 United States Voters in Mexico to restore respect, dignity, and integrity to our nation’s highest offices.
Getting Republicans out and Democrats in this year, however, is going to be a collective effort. It’s going to require us to work together nationwide like never before, keeping our eyes set on one main goal: getting each and every US voter in Mexico to vote.
We would thus like to cordially invite you to join us in our efforts by attending the
2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Mexico focused on “Being the Margin of Victory” from
Tuesday, May 27 to Wednesday, June 4, 2020 via WebEx & Cocktail Hour via Zoom.
Democrats Abroad Mexico is pleased to announce that Ben LaBolt, one of the foremost political advisors and communications strategists in competitive US elections, will be the keynote speaker at their Annual General Meeting.
Ben LaBolt most notably served as the National Press Secretary for President Obama’s reelection campaign. He was also the leading strategist on a number of highly competitive races, including press secretary for then-Congressman Sherrod Brown’s first campaign for U.S. Senate, communications director for Rahm Emanuel’s first campaign for Mayor and White House spokesman for the efforts to confirm Justices Sotomayor and Kagan to the Supreme Court.
In his afternoon keynote, LaBolt will explore what’s at stake in the 2020 elections, the role Democrats Abroad can play, and lessons learned from the Obama campaign. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from this leading and thought-provoking observer of the political scene.
To view the entire schedule of the conference: Click Here
We are not charging a fee for this virtual conference, but if you would like to donate to our efforts this year to Get Out the Vote, it would be greatly appreciated.
We also would like to ask that you please re-submit your vote on our new bylaws and new officers HERE. We neglected to include a signature at the bottom of the page. When we get your updated vote, it will supersede the previous one if you have already voted.
We hope that you will join us for this week geared at bringing Democrats together and energizing us for the momentous 2020 election season. On behalf of the entire volunteer team already at work planning the meeting, join us in "Being the Margin of Victory" in 2020!WHENMay 27, 2020 at 6pm - June 04, 2020 at 6pmWHEREVirtual Event
Mexico City, CDMX
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Dee Dee Camhi published DEMOCRATS ABROAD MEXICO CITY HOLDS FIRST VOTER REGISTRATION TRAINING in News 2016-08-16 08:20:36 -0400
Democrats Abroad Mexico City (DACDMX) trained 13 people on August 14 in an event held at the American Legion. The newly trained volunteers will now fan out across Mexico City in an effort to register U.S. citizens for the November 8 general election. About half of the new volunteers hold joint U.S./Mexican citizenship.
DACDMX will set up booths in public places such as parks and commercial centers throughout Mexico City to attract potential new voters. The volunteers will also assist existing voters in requesting absentee ballots and returning those ballots to election officials in the U.S.
It has been estimated that there are up to 1 million U.S. citizens living in Mexico with half of them holding dual nationality. Registration efforts will continue until October.
DACDMX plans to hold additional voter registration training sessions. The sessions are open to the general public.
Join our Meet Up page to follow DACDMX activities http://www.meetup.com/Democrats-Abroad-Mexico-City/?scroll=true
Dee Dee Camhi posted about Huge Turnout for DACDMX "Watch Hillary's Acceptance Speech" on Facebook 2016-07-29 10:07:28 -0400Huge Turnout for DACDMX "Watch Hillary's Acceptance Speech"HUGE TURNOUT FOR DACDMX DNC EVENT
More than 60 people packed the American Legion in Mexico City Thursday night to watch the acceptance speech by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The event was covered by journalists from Reforma newspaper, the Associated Press, Reuters, and the Mexico City News.
The convention watch party was one of several events planned by Democrats Abroad Mexico City (DACDMX) to promote voter registration and get out the vote efforts. Other events are planned for the presidential and vice presidential debates. DACDMX organizers suspect that last night's overflow crowd indicates the debate watch parties will be well-attended. Many of last night's attendees were newcomers to Democrats Abroad.
Stay in touch with DACDMX by joining Democrats Abroad Mexico at http://www.democratsabroad.org/mx.
Dee Dee Camhi posted about 4th of July Party on Facebook 2016-06-30 10:48:35 -04004th of July Party
Dear Mexico City Democrats:
Greetings!! We are writing to let you know that Naomi Siegmann, Carolyn Lippert, Julie Juliano and Michael K. Schuessler are doing everything humanly possible to revive our local chapter of Democrats Abroad CDMX. In this way we attempt to honor the vibrant legacy left to us by our dearly departed Mexico City Democrat Susannah Glusker. We miss you Susannah but we must carry on!!!
We have decided that the best time to accomplish this goal will be during our annual Fourth of July Picnic, to be held Sunday, July 3rd, @ 1PM at the beautiful home of artist and fellow democrat Naomi Siegmann, located in El Pedregal de San Angel. At that time we will call to order a general meeting and will hold elections. We will also have people available to help everyone register to vote from abroad via the Internet and will be happy to register people of any political party.
In order to recover the cost of hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, soft drinks, condiments, potato chips, coffee, plates, silverware, napkins and cups, among other essential items, we are asking for a donation of 150.00 pesos (please pay at the door) from all who attend. If you already paid at the pizza get- together a few weeks ago, that's great!! Your name is on a "pre-paid" list.
We would also be thrilled if everyone who attends could bring –pot luck style- a dessert, a salad, baked beans etc., basically whatever you want or whatever is easier for you to manage.
The most important detail is that WE NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL ATTEND SO AS TO PURCHASE THE CORRECT AMOUT OF FOOD for everyone and not have a huge amount of leftovers or not enough hamburgers! In order to do this, we ask that -if you didn't already do so at the pizza party-you RSVP via email to Carolyn Lippert or Michael Schuessler ASAP:
Carolyn Lippert: email@example.com
Michael Schuessler: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also looking for several VOLUNTEERS who can arrive an hour or so before the event to help set up and stay a bit after to clean up.
Please remember that this is an INCLUSIVE event – all are welcome: Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Undecided, citizens of Mexico, US citizens, etc. Please invite your friends – just forward them this invitation and ask them to RSVP to one of the email addresses below.
ALSO, if you feel that the 150.00 pesos represents a financial hardship, just let us know and we will work something out. Obviously, if you bring your kids, we won’t charge per person, but we ask the parents to give the donation they feel appropriate.
Please recall that the only reason we charge anything at all is in order to recuperate personal expenditures. Thanks so much and please, REMEMBER TO CONFIRM ASAP!
Upon confirmation, you will receive a separate email with Naomi's street address. We look forward to seeing you on the 3rd!
Dee Dee Camhi donated 2016-04-13 19:00:23 -0400
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