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BBQ Potluck Picnic in Slottsskogen this Saturday!

WE HAD A GREAT TIME, with about 40 people in attendance. THANKS to all who helped organize and to all who participated!

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Join us May 27 4:00-10:00 PM for a beginning of summer BBQ Potluck Picnic in Slottsskogen, specifically on the big lawn beside the pond near Villa Belparc Restaurant!

*** We’ll have grills and will provide hot dogs, buns, and fixin’s.

*** Beer will be available for a small donation to cover our costs.

*** Bring chips, salad, dessert, or some other side-dish if you wish!

*** Wiffleball, touch football, live music, and whatever else strikes our fancy!

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Western Sweden Participation in DA Global Meeting (and Capitol Hill "Door Knocking") in DC!

Western Sweden Vice Chair Carry Cooper and IT Secretary Rick Wicks participated in DA's Global Meeting in DC (actually Arlington, VA) last week, including two days of "door knocking" on Capitol Hill, talking with Congressional staff about the concerns of Americans abroad, especially FATCA/FBAR and citizenship-based taxation. (Regarding FATCA, we'd like a Same Country Safe Harbor Exemption so that bank accounts in the same country where one resides would not need to be reported. Regarding taxation, we'd like a change to residency-based so we wouldn't have to file at all.)

Team 3 after door knocking: Tom Schmid (Japan), Christina Skovsgaard (Norway), Rick Wicks, Carry Cooper, Jim Mercereau (Spain)

This shows about half of the global leaders assembled for the meeting.

DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison talked with us and answered questions.

Adrianne George (whom we also claim for Western Sweden) with Carry and the country sign that Carry decorated

Carry in front of the Supreme Court after door knocking

Rick in front of the Supreme Court after door knocking

 

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Western Sweden DA members participated in March for Science in Göteborg!

#DAresists

Rick, Bill, and Kim marched and showed the flag. (Photo by Jenny Hawkins)

Some of us show up at 4:41. (Video by Thomas Svenson)

Unfortunately our large DA banner was not allowed in this non-political event, but we expect to be marching again next week -- WITH the banner -- in the Climate March. Come join us!

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Welcome to DA Western Sweden!

DA Western Sweden at the Pride Parade!
DA Western Sweden at the Göteborg Pride parade 2018

Putting the party back in Democratic Party!

DA Western Sweden* is a chapter of DA Sweden, the official country committee for U.S. Democrats living in Sweden.  We aim to find and organize Americans abroad to express their views about policies and events “back home” – and of course get out the vote when it’s election time – and have a good time doing it! Can you help?

Now more than ever, in the run-up to the November elections, the stakes are sky high: four more years of Trump and Pence, with everything that's been done to our democracy, or four years of Biden and Harris?

Not a DA member?  Click at the upper right-hand corner of the page and select "join"! Then join our Facebook group. If you have questions or would like to help, get in touch!


* For our purposes, "Western Sweden" extends to Halmstad, Jönköping and Karlstad and beyond.