Happening this week - for Democrats abroad looking for what's next

Democrats Abroad Global Town Hall Meeting

Monday 14 Nov, 8pm Singapore Time, WebEx

Main topics:  The Election and Post-election Democrats Abroad
Among the questions we’re pondering:  What happened in the Tuesday election?  After our months/years of work, how did DA do?  What states/races did the overseas vote decide?  Which states/races could we have decided if we or the campaign had reached more of the “missing” 5 million overseas voters who likely didn’t vote.  (MI, WI, PA…AZ, FL...).  (We estimate there are over 6 million eligible overseas voters and predicted a doubling of turnout this year to more than 1 million.)
How can we as DA keep fighting for Democratic values and issues?  How to provide opportunities for expression and action to our members and other overseas Americans and our allies?  What do we need to work on in the very short term, and the longer term?
How can DA best participate in choosing the new DNC chair/leaders and the direction of the Party?  How to make sure DA’s and overseas voters’ potential and needs are included, as well as our vision for the Party?
What are the priorities to improve overseas voting law and procedures and how can we most effectively advocate for needed reform?  What is the future of 

DA Lion City Committee - "Pick up the Pieces and Drink Wine" gathering

Wednesday 16 November, 7pm, Wine Connection, 41 Cuppage Road

DA Asia Pacific Leaders - Monthly Teleconference

Thursday, 17 November, 7.30pm Singapore Time, WebEx

Agenda:  What's next
- our incredibly important opposition role under a trump administration 
- reviewing and documenting lessons from our 2016 work 
- 2017 global meeting preview and planning
- races where DA made the difference in 2016 (yes, the overseas vote did make the difference in some important races. )

DA Women's Caucus - Global Teleconference Teleconference

Friday 18 November, 12 midnight Singapore Time, WebEx 

Discussing the new agenda, goals and activities.


Singapore Election Watch - more options!

Democrats Abroad Lion City Committee is not hosting an election watch event on Wednesday 9 November but had heard of two more functions that members may consider attending.


The American Club of Singapore has completely booked out its Union Bar but is opening a space in its 2nd Floor restaurant space for members and their guests to watch the event.  Unfortunately our leaders who usually meet DemsAbroad members who are not American Club members at the door to sign them in are NOT AVAILABLE on Wednesday morning.  


Please click here for details and to RSVP. 

COMING ELECTION EVENTS for Democrats in Singapore

Democrats Abroad will be gathering for a number of events between now and election day, including the Debates.  Stay tuned for Event Announcements on this DemsAbroad Lion City webpage and in emails soon.  Here are some dates for your calendar:

 "New Challenges to Globalisation: Brexit and Trump"

Date:  Monday 30 August 2016

Time:  5.15pm

Place:  Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy

As a service to our members, DALCC will advise our members of talks at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (the LKY School) that we feel may be of particular  interest to our members on topics related to the current presidential election, key policy issues such as US relations with Asia, trade policy and the TPP in particular, US immigration and health policy issues, etc.  

The LKY School is affiliated with the National University of Singapore (NUS). We will also be monitoring talks by other organizations such as the Middle East Institute (MEI), which is also affiliated with NUS and the Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), which is affiliated with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and other cultural and political think tanks in Singapore.

Our first notice under this new service is for a presentation entitled "New Challenges to Globalisation: Brexit and Trump"at the LKY School on Tuesday, August 30 from 17:15 to 18:30 at the LKY School located at the Bukit Timah Campus of NUS next to the Botanic Garden.  See the web site below for details on the event and how to RSVP.  This particular event is unfortunately "waiting list only" due to strong demand for seats, but if you are interested, you should register in any case.


Presidential candidate debate happening at Hofstra University, New York on the evening of Monday September 26, 2016

Date:  Tuesday September 27,  2016

Time:  from 8am

Place:  Union Bar, The American Club, 10 Claymore Hill, Singapore

Vice Presidential Debate happening the evening of Tuesday October 4, 2016 at Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia

Date:  Wednesday October 5, 2016

Time:  From 8am

Place:  Union Bar, The American Club, 10 Claymore Hill, Singapore


Presidential debate happening the evening of Sunday October 9, 2016 at Washington University, St Louis, MO

Date:  Monday, October 10, 2016

Time:  From 8am

Place:  Union Bar, The American Club, 10 Claymore Hill, Singapore


Presidential Debate happening the evening of Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

Date:  Thursday October 20, 2016

Time:  From 9am

Place:  Union Bar, The American Club, 10 Claymore Hill, Singapore

ELECTION WATCH EVENT sponsored by American Chamber of Commerce SGP and US Embassy (and Singapore American Society)

Date:  Wednesday November 9, 2016

Time:  8am to midday

Place:  Conrad Centennial, 2 Temasek Blvd, Singapore  068982



DA Lion City (Singapore) announcements - May-June 2016: Extraordinary General Meeting Thu 2 June

We're coming up on some important dates for Democrats Abroad:


May 12:  2016 DPCA Global Meeting (annual business meeting)
May 13-14:  Three Regional Caucuses (Americas, Asia/Pacific, EMEA)
May 14-15:  2016 Global Convention

The DA Global convention will determine the delegates we send to the DNC in July as a result of the Global Presidential Primary we held in March.


Here in Singapore, we have some changes to the DALCC Executive Committee. Jeff Watkins, our long-time Counsel, is leaving Singapore for colder climes. We thank Jeff for his dedicated service and wish him and his family well in their new expat adventure. I have appointed Dian Boothe as new Counsel.

Beth Hollohan has resigned her position as Vice Chairperson. Thanks goes out to Beth for juggling a difficult work and travel schedule to contribute mightily to the cause. I have appointed Carmelan Polce as interim Vice Chairperson until we hold an Extraordinary General Meeting to fill the post until next year's AGM.


DATE: June 2, 2016
TIME: 8:00PM
LOCATION: 53B Grange Road, #11-02 Spring Grove Singapore 249567

Nominations are open for the position of Vice Chairperson. Candidates must be female, as Bylaws require the Chair and Vice Chair be opposite gender. In the absence of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson shall call and preside at meetings of members and of the Executive Committee. The Vice-Chairperson shall have such other duties as the Chairperson shall define. 

Nominations for candidates may be sent to the Nominations and Elections Committee, Lance DuBos, Chair, [email protected]. Candidates will be asked for a statement of up to 150 words to support their nomination.

Nominations will close on May 18, 2016.  Ballots will be distributed electronically May 19. If there are no nominations by this date, nominations will be taken from the floor at the EGM.

If you cannot attend in person then please attend by proxy and help us make quorum.  Contact Holly Kreutter for a Proxy Form an [email protected]

Democratically yours
Lance DuBos, Chair

DA Lion City

Participate (in person or by proxy) in the DemsAbroad Lion City Committee Annual General Meeting

We will hold our 2016 Annual General Meeting next week:

Date:  Thursday 17 March 2106

Time:  7pm

Place:  53B Grange Road, #11-02 Spring Grove Singapore 249567

Please join us - in person or by proxy (see below) to share your thoughts about what Democrats Abroad Lion City can do this year to inform and engage Americans in Singapore to vote blue in the 2016 elections.  If you cannot attend then please proxy your attendance to another member, which will ensure we reach a quorum for conducting our business. 

Attached at this link are the Meeting Agenda, Minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting, a Proposed DA LCC By Laws Amendment and the Proxy Form for proxying your attendance to another member of the DA Lion City Committee.  

We hope to see you next week on Thursday!


Democratically yours,

Executive Committee, Democrats Abroad Lion City Committee

Lance DuBos, Chair - [email protected]

Beth Hollahan, Vice Chair - [email protected]

Holly Kreutter, Secretary - [email protected]

Jeff Watkins, Counsel - [email protected]

ExCom members at large

  Patricia Reed - [email protected]

  David White - [email protected]

  Carmelan Polce - [email protected]

Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary Comes to Singapore

Calling all Democrats living in Singapore.  The Global Presidential Primary is almost here!!

On Monday 7 March, 7-10pm we will be gathering at the Asia Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at 75 Bukit Timah Road (near the Little India MRT Station) to cast ballots for the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States.

Come and cast your vote!  And bring your USA Dem friends with you!!  

Photo ID is essential, preferably issued by the US fed or a US state government.  Voters take an oath attesting to their US citizenship as well.

From 8pm we will be hearing an enormously insightful and sure to be entertaining presentation by Steve Okun about the results of the Super Tuesday primary elections, both the Democratic and Republican contests.  This is an event not to be missed!

For more information and to RSVP please click here.  

If you have further questions about the Global Presidential Primary please click here.  

We hope to see you on Monday 7 March!

DA Lion City "Selma" Movie Night: Thu 18 Feb, 8pm, School of Thought Auditorium

Democrats Abroad Lion City Committee is thrilled to host members to a free screening of the motion picture, "Selma".  It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights march.

Please join us on Thursday 18 February at 8pm at the School of Thought Auditorium - 222 Queen Street, 4th Floor - for this special event. 

Friends are welcome.  Admission is free. 

Democrats Abroad Lion City Newsletter - October/November 2015

You can find our October/November Newsletter here:

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving


Welcome to Democrats Abroad Lion City Committee in Singapore

Photo by Joan Campderrós-i-Canas

Welcome to Democrats Abroad Lion City Committee (DALCC)!  We are the Country Committee of Democrats Abroad for those living in Singapore.  We offer a community and point of contact for Democrats seeking to stay connected, informed and engaged while living abroad.  Our activities include voter registration events in election years, bringing Democrats together through networking and social events and volunteer opportunities, providing updates on legislation and races back home through our social media, tracking issues of relevance to all Americans living abroad and supporting Democratic candidates.

How to find us and get involved:

Join us HERE—it’s easy and free!
As a member of Democrats Abroad you will receive emails about our activities and events

Follow us on social media!
Facebook (Use the drop-down menu under ‘liked’ to ensure you are notified whenever new updates are posted)

Most importantly, if you haven’t already done this, please register to vote from abroad and request a ballot in each year that you want to vote.  This site makes it quick and easy.

Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party organization for the more than 8.7 million Americans living outside the United States.  It has the status of a ‘state’ in the Democratic Party, so is represented by voting members on the Democratic National Committee and has its own delegation to the Democratic National Convention. 

We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you at a future event!

Democratically yours,

Vanessa Moore, Chair, DALCC
[email protected]