A lot of important updates since the Democrats Abroad 2020 Global Presidential Primary are here:
📌 Coronavirus Crisis
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Sweden Executive Committee has decided to extend the period during which we will not be having in-person events until April 15th. We continue to assess the situation on an ongoing basis, and will let members know when we will be resuming in-person events.
We are preparing a number of online/remote events, including for voter registration assistance, and are shifting our focus to outreach via social media and phone banking.
📌 Voter Registration for 2020
Have you gone to votefromabroad.org yet to request your 2020 absentee ballot?
Don't wait - fill out your Federal Post Card Application form today!
📌 Democrats Abroad Delegates to the 2020 DNC - Applications Now Accepted!
During the week of August 17th, the Democrats Abroad delegation will join the other state party delegations at the Democratic National Convention to formally choose our nominee for President of the United States.
Any DA member is eligible to run, and the Affirmative Action Committee strongly emphasizes the importance of DA members from historically-underrepresented backgrounds to run as delegate candidates in showing the world the diversity of our Party and our members around the world.
Forms to declare delegates’ candidacy are now available online. Please fill it out as soon as possible and return it no later than April 17th.
Workshops with Democrats Abroad about becoming a 2020 DNC Delegate are happening on these dates next week:
📌 Earth Day 50th Anniversary Panel Discussion
On April 21st, the eve of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Earth Day, the Democrats Abroad Global Women's Caucus will present a virtual panel discussion on "Women and the Environment". Sign up to attend here.
📌 FAQs on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Safety (CARES) Act from the Democrats Abroad Taxation Tax Force
Democrats Abroad has received many hundreds of emails from members interested in understanding the provisions of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, their eligibility for support and how and when they might receive it.
In order to prevent delays in our responses, the Democrats Abroad Taxation Tax Force has developed from member emails a FAQs document that aims to address the key concerns we have been hearing. The Taxation Task Force will continue to add to it as needed.
📌 Volunteer with Democrats Abroad Sweden
Did you know that Democrats Abroad is an entirely volunteer-run organization? That means everything we do to reach out to voters abroad is because of the dedication and commitment of our amazing volunteers.
Can you help take action with us?
- Sign up to phonebank from home for 2020 voter registration - phone calls are one of our most effective ways of reaching out to voters 📲
- Making calls costs money! Please consider making a donation today, and pick the "Give to Support Phonebanking" option in the drop-down menu
- Fill out our DA Sweden Volunteer Survey to let us know other ways you can help
No commitment is too small, and working together has collective power!
Beth Landry [They/Them]
Vice Chair, Democrats Abroad Sweden
Because of the ongoing outbreak of Covid-19 in Sweden, Democrats Abroad Sweden is canceling all events and gatherings through March 31.
Right now, social distancing measures are some of the most effective ways for us all to help slow the spread of Covid-19 in Sweden so that the healthcare system does not get overwhelmed. That is why Democrats Abroad Sweden has decided to cancel all our events and gatherings for the time being. We will monitor the situation on an ongoing basis and will keep members informed regarding future events after March 31.
Since we will not be holding voter registration events in the near future, please consider completing your ballot request for the November election from home right now. Go to www.votefromabroad.org to get started.
Join us for two hours to make as many calls to voters in Sweden as we can! We need to remind every one of our voters in Sweden to request their absentee ballot for the election in November as soon as possible using www.votefromabroad.org.
We'll start with a Zoom meeting and then we'll make calls from home using CallHub. Let's Get Out The Vote together!
Join Zoom Meeting at 11:30am: https://zoom.us/j/93699854233?pwd=NkxvSGk2NDQxc29EY0luV3IvN3VCZz09
Meeting ID: 936 9985 4233
Need to sign up to make calls using CallHub? Visit: https://www.democratsabroad.org/voter_support_team
We can't have in-person events for the time being, but we can still connect with one another! Please join our open fika for members of Democrats Abroad Sweden every Thursday at 15:00.
Come to talk politics, social distancing, or whatever you like!
Members of the Democrats Abroad Sweden Executive Committee will be on hand to give you a short update on our plans for the 2020 election and answer your questions.
The meeting will be held via Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 999 9640 5860
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