Events

  • Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 4 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Michiganders Abroad State Team Planning Meeting

    Michigan State Team Planning Meeting

    Join our Michiganders Abroad State Team to help turn out the vote from abroad in this year's crucial elections! With less than 100 days to the most important elections of our lives, it's all hands on deck to secure wins for Democrats from the Governor's race all the way down the ballot.

    There are numerous opportunities to get involved so come find out how you can take action. 

    When: Thursday, August 11th at 1pm EDT/ 7pm CEST

     

  • Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Ohio State Team Meeting August 14

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    Join us for our weekly meeting to learn more and get involved in this and future events to help mobilize Ohio voters abroad for critical races this fall and make sure our officials back home understand the challenges facing Ohio voters abroad.

    The 2022 Midterms are quickly approaching, and we want to make sure we send back every possible overseas vote that we can! Join Ohioans Abroad to discuss our path to the November Elections.

    We'll be looking at several different areas, including:

    • Spreading the word about the fantastic nominees for Congressional, Statewide, and Local offices!
    • Providing state-specific voter assistance
    • Mobilizing the voters at home and abroad
    • Event planning
    • Website - posting news updates
    • Social Media voter mobilization

    It's all hand on deck to turn Ohio BLUE! Write to [email protected] with any questions.

    Join the Ohioan Abroad Facebook Group.

    RSVP today and join us!

    Remember to request your absentee ballot at https://www.votefromabroad.org/.

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 8 rsvps

    Meet the Candidates for Ohio Auditor and Treasurer

     

    The Ohio State Team is pleased to host a Meet the Candidates event for Ohio Auditor and Treasurer. This event will allow you to learn more about the Democratic candidates, share their backgrounds, discuss key issues, and their vision. They will also explain what the auditor and treasurer do and how these roles are key to governing the state. There will also be time for a Q&A session with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

     

    The event is co-sponsored by the Democrats Abroad Global LGBTQ+ Caucus and the Global Youth Caucus.

    RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

     

    Candidate Bios:

    Taylor Sappington, a 30-year-old openly gay man from Nelsonville, a small city in Southeast Ohio, is the youngest person running for state office in Ohio.  Despite his youth, Sappington has experience as an elected official.  After graduating from Ohio University, he was elected to a seat on the Nelsonville City Council. His first legislative accomplishment as a council member was to propose a balanced budget ordinance that mandated balanced budget proposals from the city administration. After serving one term on the City Council, Sappington ran for the office of City Auditor, to which he was subsequently elected.  Once he took office, he began an investigation that uncovered the largest theft and fraud scheme in city history. As city auditor, he has also made the city’s finances more transparent, publishing them online for all to see.  Under Sappington’s leadership, the city coffers show a surplus, and the books are regularly audited. It is said that Sappington has created an environment in the auditor’s office where one can expect honesty and transparency.

    In May of this year, Sappington announced his candidacy for State Auditor, taking on Republican Incumbent Keith Faber.  If elected, Sappington hopes to bring his work experience and ethics to Columbus to transform the State Auditor’s Office into an institution to be trusted. Not only is Sappington willing to investigate the FirstEnergy scandal involving former House Speaker Larry Householder, something he accuses Faber of not doing, but he will also become a member of the seven-member redistricting commission.

    Taylor Sappington is a man who is committed to balancing the books and taking on the crooks.


    Scott Schertzer is the Democratic Candidate for State Treasurer.  Schertzer is currently mayor of Marion, the city from which he hails. After graduating from the University of Toledo with a BA in Social Studies, he went to work in the Secretary of State’s Office under Sherrod Brown and subsequently in the Treasurer’s Office under Mary Ellen Withrow. He worked in education as a classroom teacher for 13 years, after which he decided to run for and was elected to a seat on the Marion City Council. Having served on City Council for nine years, in 2008, Schertzer was elected mayor, a position he was elected to four additional times.  During his time as mayor, Schertzer led Marion through the Covid epidemic and the opioid crisis. In 2018 he was elected President of the Ohio Municipal League, where he has had the opportunity to interact with Ohio mayors from all over the state to discuss challenges Ohio cities are facing today and solutions to overcome those challenges.

    Schertzer says his time in public office has been focused on “small-town values,” such as being invested in the community and understanding the needs of people who want opportunities to get ahead.  These are the values he will bring to Columbus if elected in November. He believes that Ohioans have suffered from a culture of corruption found in Columbus. He is committed to rooting out that corruption and changing Ohio for the better.

    Schertzer is running against the Republican incumbent Robert Sprague.


    It's all hand on deck to turn Ohio BLUE! Write to [email protected] with any questions.

    Join the Ohioan Abroad Facebook Group.

    Remember to request your absentee ballot at https://www.votefromabroad.org/.

    The Midterms matter, and so does every vote. We can WIN Ohio!

     

     

  • Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 6 rsvps

    Meet the Candidates for Ohio Governor and Attorney General

    Come meet the Ohio Democratic candidates for Governor and Attorney General, Nan Whaley and Jeff Crossman. Hear about their vision for the future of Ohio (tackling corruption, women’s reproductive rights, and the environment, just to name a few) and get a chance to ask your questions!

    There will also be time for a Q&A session with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

     

    By the way, did you know Ohio Democratic party has TWO women on the ticket for governor and lieutenant governor? Nan Whaley's running mate is former Dayton Mayor and Cuyahoga County Council member Cheryl Stephens!

     

    The event is co-sponsored by the Democrats Abroad Global Women's Caucus.

    RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

     

    It's all hand on deck to turn Ohio BLUE! Write to [email protected] with any questions.

    Join the Ohioan Abroad Facebook Group.

    Remember to request your absentee ballot at https://www.votefromabroad.org/.

    The Midterms matter, and so does every vote. We can WIN Ohio!

     

     

  • Monday, August 22, 2022 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 2 rsvps
    Online in

    Maryland State Team Organizing Meeting

    Are you a Maryland voter abroad interested in organizing for change both for GOTV and at the state-level? 

    There are many opportunities to have an impact! Even if you don’t have a lot of time to spare - every little bit helps. From voter outreach and assistance to event planning and support, it’s all hands on deck to ensure that every overseas voter can cast all the ballots for which they are eligible this midterm year.    

    We’ll be organizing “Meet the Candidates” events, Action Hours, and phone banking throughout the 2022 election season. In addition, we are following developments in voting legislation and redistricting back home. As a team, we’ll be sharing our experiences, our knowledge of the process of voting from abroad, and other state-specific election information that has a real impact in the 2022 election. 

    RSVP below for our August 22nd organizing meeting!

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    Californians Abroad Meet the Candidates Series

    MEET CALIFORNIA SWING DISTRICT CANDIDATES!

    The road to victory in 2022 runs through CA thanks to these competitive but winnable districts!

    California needs your help!  

    Our mostly blue state still has many purple and red districts that we must flip. In 2020, we lost one district by 333 votes. We are not going to let that happen again! All roads to victory in the House of Representatives go through California, and we are determined to win them all! Your vote, as a Californian, has never been so important.

    The Golden State is leading the way in expanded abortion access, common sense gun laws, cleaner environment, combating wildfires, and much more. These big tent districts with diverse communities demonstrate that, together, we can make our dreams for California, and the United States, a reality.

    For the first in our California Dreaming series, we are proud to feature:

    • Candidate Christy Smith - District 27
    • Candidate Dr. Asif Mahmood - District 40
    • Incumbent Rep. Mike Levin - District 49
    • Incumbent Rep. Josh Harder - New to District 9

    Join the DA Californians Abroad State Team for our Congressional District Series:

    1st Event: Wednesday, August 24th at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT/ 7pm CEST

    RSVP for the Zoom link!

    Save the date for our 2nd Event - October 8th! More details to come!

    You can also join our CA team to help pave the way to the Midterms!

  • Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Ohio State Team Meeting August 28

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    Join us for our weekly meeting to learn more and get involved in this and future events to help mobilize Ohio voters abroad for critical races this fall and make sure our officials back home understand the challenges facing Ohio voters abroad.

    The 2022 Midterms are quickly approaching, and we want to make sure we send back every possible overseas vote that we can! Join Ohioans Abroad to discuss our path to the November Elections.

    We'll be looking at several different areas, including:

    • Spreading the word about the fantastic nominees for Congressional, Statewide, and Local offices!
    • Providing state-specific voter assistance
    • Mobilizing the voters at home and abroad
    • Event planning
    • Website - posting news updates
    • Social Media voter mobilization

    It's all hand on deck to turn Ohio BLUE! Write to [email protected] with any questions.

    Join the Ohioan Abroad Facebook Group.

    RSVP today and join us!

    Remember to request your absentee ballot at https://www.votefromabroad.org/.

  • Monday, September 05, 2022 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    Online in

    Maryland State Team Organizing Meeting

    Are you a Maryland voter abroad interested in organizing for change both for GOTV and at the state-level? 

    There are many opportunities to have an impact! Even if you don’t have a lot of time to spare - every little bit helps. From voter outreach and assistance to event planning and support, it’s all hands on deck to ensure that every overseas voter can cast all the ballots for which they are eligible this midterm year.    

    We’ll be organizing “Meet the Candidates” events, Action Hours, and phone banking throughout the 2022 election season. In addition, we are following developments in voting legislation and redistricting back home. As a team, we’ll be sharing our experiences, our knowledge of the process of voting from abroad, and other state-specific election information that has a real impact in the 2022 election. 

    RSVP below for our September 5 organizing meeting!

  • Monday, September 12, 2022 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    Online in Washington, DC

    Meet the Maryland Candidates

    Your Maryland State Team is putting together a great lineup of Maryland Federal and State Democratic Candidates. This is an opportunity for you to meet them before you vote in the 2022 Midterm elections. We'll update this page with candidate participants soon. 

    Please RVSP to Save the Date!

    It's all hands on deck to keep Maryland BLUE! Write to [email protected] if you have a question for the candidates or with any questions.

    Join the Marylanders Abroad Facebook Group

    Don't forget to request your absentee ballot at Vote From Abroad!

  • Monday, September 19, 2022 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
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    Maryland State Team Organizing Meeting

    Are you a Maryland voter abroad interested in organizing for change both for GOTV and at the state-level? 

    There are many opportunities to have an impact! Even if you don’t have a lot of time to spare - every little bit helps. From voter outreach and assistance to event planning and support, it’s all hands on deck to ensure that every overseas voter can cast all the ballots for which they are eligible this midterm year.    

    We’ll be organizing “Meet the Candidates” events, Action Hours, and phone banking throughout the 2022 election season. In addition, we are following developments in voting legislation and redistricting back home. As a team, we’ll be sharing our experiences, our knowledge of the process of voting from abroad, and other state-specific election information that has a real impact in the 2022 election. 

    RSVP below for our September 19th organizing meeting!

  • Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Shifting Tides - Reaching Asian American and Latino Voters

    Asian Americans and Latinos are the fastest growing populations in the U.S., with Latinos as the largest ethnic or racial minority group, and Asian Americans as the fastest growing electorate as seen in the last election. The 2020 election and subsequent elections at the state and local levels have seen a swing away from the Democratic Party by some Asian American and Latinx voters. Both groups have a large number of first generation immigrants, and while both have seen racial profiling and misinformation by Republicans, many are concerned that the Democrats are too left leaning.

    A better understanding of these diverse communities and the issues related to their voting, or in many cases not voting at all, is needed. Some of these issues apply across all, but there are clear differences in the various sub-groups that need to be acknowledged and addressed if we are to move forward. 

    Join the Democrats Abroad Global Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus, Global Hispanic Caucus, and the California State Team as they hear from Rudy Espinoza Murray, President of the San Mateo County Latinx Dems and former chair of Redwood City’s Redistricting Commission, and Kathay Feng, National Redistricting Director of Common Cause, to discuss voting behavior among these communities. We will also discuss how we can prevent voter drift to the Republican party and how we ensure that these communities are heard.

     

    Meet the Speakers

    Rudy Espinoza Murray has held executive, board, and founding member positions in multiple organizations. He has a strong background in grassroots organizing - most recently co-founding a large coalition of progressive groups to support federal, state, and local races. Through strong partnerships, his field office was responsible for more than 10 million calls to voters in key states, including Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Iowa, and California during the 2020 election cycle. In 2021, following the 2020 Census, Rudy was appointed to serve on the San Mateo County Redistricting Commission, and was also appointed to serve on the Redwood City Redistricting Commission where his fellow commissioners voted him as chair.

    During the day, Rudy works for a leading tech company as a Sr Product Marketing Manager. Rudy and his husband have a daughter, Avery Elena, and their cat, Leia.

     

    Kathay Feng is Common Cause’s National Redistricting Director. Feng has led Common Cause’s work to challenge partisan and incumbent gerrymandering, through litigation, state-based organizing around ballot initiatives and legislation and creating new platforms for community-based redistricting. As Executive Director of California Common Cause, she championed and won election and redistricting reforms, stronger government sunshine and accountability laws, campaign finance reforms, stronger net neutrality laws, and the voting rights of traditionally disenfranchised communities. She also led efforts that secured passage of California laws bringing online voter registration and same day registration (called conditional voter registration) to the state.

    Before joining Common Cause in 2005, she headed the Voting Rights and Anti-Discrimination Unit at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. She serves, or has served, on numerous boards including the California Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Voter Participation and Outreach, the LA County Human Relations Commission, and the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council. She is a graduate of Cornell University, and holds a law degree from UCLA School of Law.

     

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  • Monday, October 17, 2022 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    Online in

    Maryland State Team Organizing Meeting

    Are you a Maryland voter abroad interested in organizing for change both for GOTV and at the state-level? 

    There are many opportunities to have an impact! Even if you don’t have a lot of time to spare - every little bit helps. From voter outreach and assistance to event planning and support, it’s all hands on deck to ensure that every overseas voter can cast all the ballots for which they are eligible this midterm year.    

    We’ll be organizing “Meet the Candidates” events, Action Hours, and phone banking throughout the 2022 election season. In addition, we are following developments in voting legislation and redistricting back home. As a team, we’ll be sharing our experiences, our knowledge of the process of voting from abroad, and other state-specific election information that has a real impact in the 2022 election. 

    RSVP below for our October 17th organizing meeting!

  • Monday, November 14, 2022 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    Online in

    Maryland State Team Organizing Meeting

    Are you a Maryland voter abroad interested in organizing for change both for GOTV and at the state-level? 

    There are many opportunities to have an impact! Even if you don’t have a lot of time to spare - every little bit helps. From voter outreach and assistance to event planning and support, it’s all hands on deck to ensure that every overseas voter can cast all the ballots for which they are eligible this midterm year.    

    We’ll be organizing “Meet the Candidates” events, Action Hours, and phone banking throughout the 2022 election season. In addition, we are following developments in voting legislation and redistricting back home. As a team, we’ll be sharing our experiences, our knowledge of the process of voting from abroad, and other state-specific election information that has a real impact in the 2022 election. 

    RSVP below for our November 14th organizing meeting!