Join the Democrats Abroad LGBTQ+ Caucus for an update from our issues team on LGBTQ+ legislation and what we’re planning for June Pride month. We're eager to add local events and to hear ideas on how to make this a memorable Pride for Democrats Abroad.
2021 New Leader Orientation (Session 1)
(photo from the 2019 EMEA Regional Meeting in Athens)
Saturday, 24 April 2021, 3:00-6:00 AM EDT (check your local time HERE)
Newly-elected leaders are invited to attend a New Leader Orientation session, facilitated by the Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East, and Africa regional teams. Current leaders and volunteers are also welcome to join as a refresher, as are those who are candidates for local office where elections have not yet taken place.
During this three-hour orientation, we will cover the following Democrats Abroad basics:
- Our purpose, our organizational structure, and how we conduct business (45 minutes)
- Our IT Team and key resources (30 minutes)
- Our Comms Team and how we share our messages (20 minutes)
- Our other teams and committees that support leaders and Country Committees (40 minutes)
- Upcoming and regular regional and global meetings (20 minutes)
There will also be a ten-minute break, along with Q&A opportunities.
Please RSVP for the WebEx link.
A second New Leader orientation session, covering the same topics, will also be held at an Americas/EMEA-friendly time on Saturday, 08 May between 12:00-3:00 PM EDT. To register for that session, please visit this event page to RSVP.
In honor of Wednesday's Inauguration, today is the Day of Service! (Don't know what this is? Look below.) We're doing our part by highlighting three of the many LGBTQ+ organizations doing important work for the community. We're highlighting Immigration Equality, Lambda Legal, and True Colors United. Learn more about these organizations below the image, go to their websites to explore more. From January 18th - 20th, we're asking our members to make a donation large or small to help this important work continue. The links to donate are below.
What is the Day of Service?
The Biden Inaugural Committee has a week long Inauguration Celebration to bring us together. Today, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Committee has a Day of Service. Socially Distanced or virtual events are taking part around the world for Americans to give back. Interested in getting involved more in your home state or in generally? Find more events by clicking here.
Scroll down and click on the dates below to RSVP and get connection details and reminders.
Did you know every eligible American living abroad can vote in U.S. elections?
Was the last place you or your parent lived in the US the state of Georgia?
If you are 18 on or before January 5th you are allowed to vote in the runoff election.
Do you have questions about how to vote? Click the chat bubble at the bottom of this screen and we can help you find the answers.
But we get it. Sometimes you just want to speak to live person.
Join us Tuesday & Thursday (noon-4pm January 5th & 7th. All time are listed as U.S. Eastern time. Our volunteers and standing by LIVE on Zoom to help answers questions you have about voting from abroad and curing your ballot.
How is it done on Zoom? You'll come into the main room and be paired 1:1 with a volunteer into a breakout room to ensure privacy and that you can get all your questions answered. It couldn't be easier.
More information: The easiest way to request your ballot is at VoteFromAbroad.org. It takes just a few minutes to complete and send in your form to the US state where you last lived. The website will guide you step by step. In most cases it’s pretty simple. But if you’re new to voting abroad, or if you haven’t done it in a while, you may have additional questions. That’s why we’ll be here every Sunday until election day to help.
If you can’t make the 'office hours', you can always email us at [email protected] or send in your question through our online help bubble, and a volunteer will get back to you.
Here is a handy website to convert the time zone to yours wherever you are in the world.
Zoom Connection Details:
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/91090344003
Meeting number: 910 9034 4003
LGBTQ+ FUNdraiser Virtual Dance Party!!!
Join our Global LGBTQ+ Virtual Dance Party and show your support for our Democrats Abroad Get Out the Vote Campaign in 2020!