Caribbean Islands

HOW TO VOTE FROM THE CARIBBEAN

 

Caribbean Islands is the DA transnational group for US Democrats living in the Caribbean Islands. Our mission is to inform and to encourage every US citizen in the Caribbean to vote in all US elections that their state of last residence allows them to.

Keep following us on this page for upcoming announcements of meetings, events and news.

To contact us, please email [email protected].

 

DA Caribbean Islands Leadership:

Stephanie Gillespie
| Caribbean Islands Committee - Secretary
John Burstein
| Caribbean Islands Committee - Treasurer
Christine Burstein
| Caribbean Islands Committee - Chair
Liza Stewart
| Caribbean Islands Committee - Dir of Social Media & Communications Coordinator
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  • News

    How To Vote From the Caribbean

     

    If you're a U.S. citizen or dual-national abroad, and are at least 18 years old or will be 18 years old on November 8 this year, you have the right to vote from abroad in the 2022 midterm elections - and every U.S. election. 

    As a U.S. citizen, you can register to vote from abroad while living, working, or traveling overseas by submitting one form, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). It doesn't matter if you were registered to vote before you left the U.S. or how long you have lived outside the U.S. (including if you've never resided there).

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    It's Official! We've been accepted as the 1st Transnational DA Committee!

    On May 21, 2022, the leaders of the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA) unanimously voted to approve Democrats Abroad Caribbean Islands as its newest and only Transnational Committee.

    We have been two years in formation and celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of all of our members! We express sincere gratitude for the mentoring and guiding hands of DA leaders and participants in The Americas and throughout the world who contributed their time and energies to get us to this point!

    Looking boldly to the future, we're committed to making positive and healthy strides forward for our country, our citizens, and for all of us Democrats Abroad. Our vote and our voice make a difference.

    We welcome any and all Democrats to proudly join us, who may be temporarily or permanently residing or living in the following islands and island nations, including dual-citizenship holders:

    Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Saba, St. Barth's, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos.

    Last and not least, we thank the DPCA for this acceptance! 

    DA Caribbean Islands ~ Thank you DPCA!

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 14 rsvps
    Zoom in Washington, DC

    The National Welfare Rights Organization 1966 - 1975

     

    The National Welfare Rights Organization 1966 - 1975

    An outgrowth of the Civil Rights Movement: Women of Color Rising to lift themselves and their children out of poverty.

    Join the Global Black Caucus for an insightful webinar, during Black History Month 2023, and learn more about the significance of the National Welfare Rights Organization and its activism and legacy which still carries on today.  

    February 11, 2023, at 10:00 AM EST / 16:00 PM CET / 23:00 HKT 

    This webinar is facilitated by Miriam Victory Spiegel, Democrats Abroad Switzerland, born in 1945 in New York City, long-time activist, Community Organizer in New York 1968 – 1980, and Couples and Family Therapist, in Zürich, Switzerland since 1990.

    During this webinar, Miriam will begin her presentation by focussing on the events that she experienced as an activist and community organizer in New York City in 1968. She will describe the theoretical basis of the creation of the National Welfare Rights Organization and its inception within the framework of the Civil Rights Movement. To contextualize, she will share a rearview mirror with us, looking back and trying to understand why so many people of color were left behind in mid-sixties America and seemed doomed to a life of poverty, limited education, poor health, and unemployment. These reflections will take us on a historical journey beginning in 1619 and ending in 1968….

    This event is being co-sponsored by the Global Women's Caucus.

    Join us for an insightful webinar on February 11, 2023, at 10:00 AM EST / 16:00 PM CET / 23:00 HKT 

    As we are already gearing up for the next election cycle, please consider making a donation to help get out the vote in 2024. We can not win the Presidential Election without you!

    Donate today at: https://www.democratsabroad.org/bc-donations



    Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 3 rsvps

    Medicare - What You Need to Know

    Medicare and Americans Abroad

    Join us on February 19th for a practical explanation of what Medicare is, how it is funded, to whom it is available and the nature of coverage it does or can include.  Find out what kind of decisions you will have to make – either now or in the future – and how these decisions and programs can significantly impact your future financial and insurance coverage situation.  These decisions are important for people with disabilities and seniors, but knowing what is coming is important for all Americans overseas – whether you plan to stay abroad or move back to the US.

    Our panelists are Democrats Abroad members and Americans living abroad who are working on legislation to better the opportunities of Americans abroad and who will share their knowledge, experience and plans for the future with you. Please note that this panel will give neither financial advice nor expert opinion on individual situations.  The webinar will be recorded, and all the documents presented in this webinar will be sent to anyone who RSVPS for the event.

    RSVP Below!

    Our Panelists:

    Heather Stone, Chair Medicare Medical Portability Task Force
    Philippe Blumenthal, CEO of the Government Savings Institute
    Toni Kamins, Medicare Medical Portability Task Force and Chair of GSC Medicare Part B Committee

    This event is co-hosted by DA's Global Seniors Caucus, Medical Portability Task Force, and Global Disability Caucus.

    LOCATION LOCAL TIME
    Vancouver, CA 5:30 AM
    Washington DC 8:30 AM
    London, UK 1:30 PM
    Berlin, Germany 2:30 PM
    Tel Aviv, IL 3:30 PM
    Nairobi KE 4:30 PM
    Mumbai, IN 7:00 PM
    Beijing, CN 9:30 PM
    Tokyo, JP 10:30 PM