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