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
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Feeling lost or overwhelmed about filing your IRS tax return this year?
Join us for a consumer focused Zoom webinar on How to Survive Tax Day as an American Abroad!
WHEN: Wednesday, January 11th from 1:30-2:30pm EST view your time zone
$10 General Admission / $5 Concessions. Recording available. All proceeds go to Democrats Abroad
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The aim of this event is to help you feel more confident going into filing your US tax return this year. Presented by Rebecca Lammers, Chair of the Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force. This is a consumer focused webinar to help you save money on your tax preparation costs.
This session is for Americans abroad/U.S. citizens/dual citizens/expats who:
- Aren’t happy with your accountant and want to switch
- File yourself but you're not sure if you're doing it right
- Filed when you first moved abroad but haven't done it for a while and need to get back on top of filing
- Haven’t filed since you moved abroad
- Just moved abroad and don’t know how to start
- Just learned you’re supposed to file and want to get caught up
Topics discussed in the session will include:
- The Taxpayer Bill of Rights
- Deciding between filing yourself, using a tax preparation software, or hiring an accountant
- The difference between an EA, CPA, and tax attorney
- How to spend $0 to file your own taxes
- How to get free tax prep if you're a 50+ senior
- How to find an accountant
- How to keep your tax prep costs as low as possible
- What to do if you don’t know how to get started
- How to contact the IRS and communicate with them
Ticket proceeds go to Democrats Abroad, feel free to donate additional recording tickets to bump up your donation!
Feel free to email [email protected] if you have any questions about this event. Note: No tax professionals will be speaking at this webinar. If you have questions specific to your circumstances, please seek the advice of a qualified tax professional.
If you are unable to attend this event you can select the recording ticket option (scroll to the bottom of this page)
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The fine print:
- No refunds are available.
- We can't guarantee we will be able to answer all questions submitted before, during, or after the event, but we will try to answer as many questions as possible.
- This event is closed to the press.
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Disclaimer: Democrats Abroad cannot provide individual tax advice. We are not tax lawyers, accountants or advisers. Please consult a professional tax adviser/accountant/return preparer when addressing your personal tax matters.
We recommend the IRS Tax Return Preparer Directory to find a service provider who meets your needs and budget, though buyers need always beware. Democrats Abroad suggests Americans abroad in need of tax advice consult the IRS Tax Return Preparer Directory to find an advisor or tax return preparer near you or providing online services: https://irs.treasury.gov/rpo/rpo.jsf
As we move towards 2022 and 2024, Democrats Abroad’s International Executive Committee is determined to make our systems and structures even more diverse, professional, and sustainable––and ultimately more effective for our work ahead.
In order to do so, we continue building robust global teams and invite you to become a part of them through this call for applications! Our goal is to have an inclusive, transparent, and fair appointment process. We need you to be a part of our work!
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If you are not interested in acting as the team lead but rather in a supporting role, we still encourage you to contact us at [email protected] and share a bit about yourself. Thank you!
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Let's get GILTI Tax relief into legislation this year. Congress needs data on Americans abroad who have small businesses hit by GILTI Tax. If you are an American living abroad with a small to medium size business registered as a company in the country you live in please click here to do this GILTI Tax survey. Thank you!Read more