LGBTQ+ NEWSLETTER CO-EDITOR

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    Black Lives Matter Vigil

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    “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 structures 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. Special guests include Nina Turner, Virgie Rollins, Michael Blake, Kelly Hall-Tompkins and Akilah Ensley.

    We have reached our webinar capacity but will be running the call on Facebook live as well! Please join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DemsAbroad at 1pm Eastern Time today.

    If you cannot join the call, consider joining our virtual vigil.  Print this poster (or make your own sign), take a picture of yourself with it and email it to us at info@democratsabroad.org, then post it to your twitter, facebook or instagram page (tag us at @demsabroad and we'll reshare!). This is a rolling action and we'll keep adding pictures to our vigil page as we receive images through the week.

    For more graphics, visit our Black Lives Matter Vigil Shareable Graphics page

    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*



    Our webinar license allows for up to 1000 participants, so space is limited and first come first served.
    If zoom webinar is full, you can join via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DemsAbroad/

    WHEN
    June 02, 2020 at 1pm
    2582 rsvps sold out

  • Books Abroad Reads Rebecca Traister’s, Good and Mad

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    Thank you to all who joined our discussion on Mother's Day.

    Books Abroad, the Global Women’s Caucus feminist reading group, is excited to announce its summer reading pick, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger by Rebecca Traister. Save the date, September 20th, for an engaging discussion of the history of female anger as political fuel. We hope this pick makes a great summer read and gives you food for thought during the election season. We look forward to seeing you again in September!

    The organizing team would also like to introduce Joy Notoma as the group's next discussion facilitator, as Kelsey McLendon is moving back to the U.S. to pursue other opportunities.

    This is an online event. Please RSVP to receive the connection information.

     

    WHEN
    September 20, 2020 at 2pm
    WHERE
    Zoom - Online
    10 rsvps rsvp

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    LGBT Caucus Signup

    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.
    Sign up

Originally from Rochester, Michigan, Sarah Fancy has lived abroad since 1992. Sarah studied German and English Literature at the University of Michigan, did a year abroad at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, and later earned an MBA in Global Manage