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
This month’s afterwork will be an open forum discussion about American politics. There is a lot going on right now, from local elections, to a ‘National Emergency’, to the beginnings of the 2020 Race, so come ready to discuss anything that interests/confuses/infuriates you! Of course we'll have time to catch up personally as well.
The afterwork will be held at John Scott's Linnégatan. As usual, enter near the corner -- and order at the bar if you'd like something to eat or drink -- then join us in the large conference room upstairs in back.
Music and food and a raffle! Bring food to share or something to raffle if you feel like it!
We'll review the past year and our plans for the coming year, during which (next spring) we will again conduct our own Global Presidential Primary.
We will introduce our Steering Committee and elect officers for the next year or two. Rose Shaber-Twedt has been nominated for Chair; Joel Parthemore for Secretary; and William Collier for Treasurer. Only DA members will be able to participate in this brief segment.
We'll have brief presentations on possibilities for reforming the Electoral College and on GDPR (the new European data-privacy law).
If you'd like to get involved in the committee's organizing efforts, please get in touch with any current member, or simply show up at the meeting.
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