Simultaneously with chapters in Western Sweden and Skåne, on Saturday, Aug 26th, we held a rally to unite against hate in Stockholm to commemorate the victims of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, VA, and to stand up and send a clear signal that hate has no place in America.
More than 50 attendees came in Stockholm alone, and across Sweden more than 100 showed up to stand against hatred while President Trump is failing to do the same.
Thank you to all who attended, and to all the speakers, poetry performers, and musical contributions who made this event a powerful experience for all involved.Democrats Abroad Sweden Stockholm Chair, and event organizer, Sarah Thomsen welcomes attendeesA Resistance Summer postcard, which DA members have been using to contact our elected representatives back homeSam Paris performs
As Trump attacks the rights of LGBT+ Americans, Democrats Abroad Sweden is joining pride parades across Sweden to resist his anti-LGBT+ agenda.
– Trump’s decision to ban transgender people from the U.S. military is a stark reminder of how fragile progress is and that we must continue to stand up and speak out for LGBT+ rights. That’s why Democrats Abroad Sweden is joining pride parades across Sweden, says Alex Lange, Chair of Democrats Abroad Sweden.
– Despite claiming to be a ‘real friend’ of the LGBT+ community, Donald Trump is rolling back many of the gains made during the Obama administration, and we must resist. Because LGBT+ rights are human rights, says Alex Lange.
As part of a global “Resistance Summer” campaign, Democrats Abroad Sweden is participating in pride parades in Stockholm and Malmö next week, and already marched in Göteborg Pride earlier in the summer.
With country committees in 42 countries around the world and more than 2,000 members in Sweden, Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party organization for Americans who live outside the United States. There is an active LGBT Caucus that ensures LGBT+ voices are strongly represented in the Democratic Party.
To hold Trump accountable, Democrats Abroad Sweden invites Americans and Swedes to march with them on August 5 in Stockholm and on August 6 in Malmö. Registration can be found at http://www.democratsabroad.org/se_events.
Photo: Democrats Abroad Sweden marches in the 2016 Stockholm Pride Parade. Source: Democrats Abroad Sweden
Please contact Alexander Lange at 070 612 0179 for more information or press requests.
Democrats Abroad is the official arm of the Democratic Party for US citizens living outside the United States and its territories. The Democratic Party is the only major American political party that affords its members this opportunity. Democrats Abroad holds seats on the Democratic National Committee and sends a voting delegation to its national convention to nominate our candidate for President. Founded in 1964, Democrats Abroad now has members in over 190 countries and has committees in 42 countries around the world.
For more information, visit www.DemocratsAbroad.org
Göteborg Hajarna vs Malmö Pilots - Doubleheader
Burgers, Dogs, Cracker-Jack, Peanuts and Refreshments, Razzing the Umps, Cheering the Sharks (or the Pilots), Sing Along
Free (Donations accepted from US Citizens, Swish to 123 511 4277)
Shark Park in Göteborg: http://hajarna.se/shark-park/
NOTE: Postponed from June due to World Cup pre-empting our location!
At our Last-Tuesday Afterwork in August we'll hear from and be able to ask questions of DA member Monica Hunsberger, a registered dietitian and public health nutrition epidemiologist -- and researcher and lecturer at GU's Department of Public Health Epidemiology and Social Medicine -- whose research focuses on lifestyle and obesity prevention/intervention. Monica is active with groups using rescued food and offers to organize a rescued-food dinner for us sometime (I can testify that it can be very tasty!) if we would like. Come with your questions.
As usual, we start officially at 18:00 but special Afterwork prices apply only if you order before then (3 beer options and 3 dinner options are available at special prices, as well as daily specials).
After a period of introductions all around and a chance to catch up a bit personally and politically, we'll turn the floor over to Monica around 18:30.
Enter near the corner and order at the bar before joining us in the large conference room upstairs in back.
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