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¡WELCOME TO DEMOCRATS ABROAD SPAIN!
Democrats Abroad Spain is a part of the larger community of hundreds of thousands of Democrats living abroad.
At Democrats Abroad Spain, our main goal is to find Americans who are resident and help them register to vote, or in most cases simply request an absentee ballot. We are particularly engaged in even numbered years to elect Democratic candidates to Congress and the Presidency. In odd numbered years if you live in a state or locality where there is special election, or where there are seats in state legislatures that we need to win, our Get Out The Vote team will reach out to you with a quick phone call, email or text with a reminder.
Absentee ballots from Americans living abroad can often swing close elections and we want to help you cast those votes!
Democrats Abroad Spain has played a part in the worldwide resistance to the insanity of the current administration. Many of us have been moved to participate with the Women’s March, Climate Change, Immigrant Justice, Humans Rights, and Gun Control activists on the streets and squares of our cities. Our resistance also takes the form of calls, letters and emails back to our congressional representatives.
Beyond getting out the vote every two years, we have a lot in common. We try to have monthly events filled with debate, laughter and fun. Those of us in the Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia chapters bring our families and friends as we meet regularly to share insights and concerns about issues ranging from climate change to race relations. We are endeavoring to make similar opportunities available in other part of Spain.
We gather to watch Democratic debates and then have some of our own. And we keep you up-to-date on matters of particular interest to Americans residing outside of the U.S., on various topics including taxes and citizenship issues.
All members receive email updates on events and issues of interest to Democrats around the world as well news of projects and activities in Spain.
Democrats Abroad Spain is entirely a volunteer organization. We rely on the enthusiasm and talents of our membership. As we move into the election cycle we need your energy to help us get out the vote. Don’t be shy, we can help you turn your anger at what’s happening in the U.S. into something positive as you convince other Americans to take the steps to get their absentee ballot.
Thanks for being part of Democrats Abroad Spain in whatever form it takes. In the end what we’re all about is helping you to exercise your right to vote.
To stay on top of all the news, follow Democrats Abroad Spain on social media.If you have questions email us at [email protected].
Interested in volunteering? Simply complete the Volunteer Interest Form and let us know how you'd like help.
Posted by Jim Mercereau
September 15, 2015
GSC GOTV, EMEA Deputy RVC