The 2020 Annual General Meeting for the Merida Chapter will take place online at 6:00 p.m. on June 18, 2020. You, our valued members, are encouraged to attend and participate. Due to COVID-19 social distancing recommendations the meeting will be held virtually using Cisco WebEx. The next 5 months are critical to ensure a Democratic victory in November. At the meeting, members will hear the strategy to victory and how you can help. ATTEND AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!
YOUR VOTE IS NEEDED: The Executive Committee has voted to amend the Bylaws for the Merida Chapter. Your Chapter Chair, Gary Sandblom, has also appointed those members listed below to fill Executive Committee vacancies and offices. For details see below. The Executive Committee respectfully solicits your vote approving the Bylaw amendments and Board member appointments. You may vote by attending the online meeting or you can vote electronically by completing and submitting your ballot now. An electronic vote will count toward the needed quorum, so please vote electronically now if you do not plan to attend the virtual meeting. Click HERE to GET BALLOT and VOTE now. You may also vote now if you wish and still attend the meeting.
Please RSVP to receive the details for the online meeting on June 18, 2020, by CLICKING the RSVP button below!
Read the Amended Bylaws: The Executive Committee has approved significant reforms to the Merida Chapter Bylaws to align with guidelines from the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA) and to strengthen the organization. Prior to voting we invite you to study the amended Bylaws here, and you may consult the existing Bylaws here.
Notable Changes to Bylaws:
- Change of the name of the chapter from Merida chapter to State of Yucatan chapter.
- Introduction of measures for personal data protection.
- Greater articulation of duties and responsibilities for Officers and Members-at-Large, as well as new guidelines for their nomination and election
- Adoption of new rules regarding advance notice for meetings.
- Replacement of all references to an Executive Committee with the term Board of Directors, which is more uniformly understood.
- Added requirements that a formal budget be adopted and that each standing committee provide a report to the membership at the Annual General Meeting.
Candidates appointed to fill vacancies on the Executive Committee:
- Brian Moran, Member at Large, was appointed acting Treasurer upon the resignation of Judy DeAtley
- Juanita “Anny” Schrader was appointed acting Member-at-Large upon the appointment of Brian Moran as Treasurer
- Greg Casini was appointed acting Member-at-Large upon the resignation of Caroline Membreño
The Bylaws will take effect immediately if approved by a 2/3 majority vote. The candidates will continue their new duties if approved by a simple majority vote.
Calle 60 S/N esquina con 61 y 63 Col Merida Centro
Merida, YUCATAN 97000
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Every overseas voter should request their absentee ballot be sent to them via email each year. Please RSVP below to join Barbara Erickson, DA SMA GOTV Chair and Hope Bradberry, DA SMA Chapter Chair, for a virtual tutorial to help you request your ballot for 2020. The Zoom link will be provided in the reply email to your RSVP.
San Miguel de Allende, GTO 37700
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¡Be the Margin of Victory!
2020 is a pivotal year for the future of American democracy. At Democrats Abroad Mexico, we remain committed to mobilizing the over 200,000 United States Voters in Mexico to restore respect, dignity, and integrity to our nation’s highest offices.
Getting Republicans out and Democrats in this year, however, is going to be a collective effort. It’s going to require us to work together nationwide like never before, keeping our eyes set on one main goal: getting each and every US voter in Mexico to vote.
We would thus like to cordially invite you to join us in our efforts by attending the
2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Mexico focused on “Being the Margin of Victory” from
Tuesday, May 27 to Wednesday, June 4, 2020 via WebEx & Cocktail Hour via Zoom.
Democrats Abroad Mexico is pleased to announce that Ben LaBolt, one of the foremost political advisors and communications strategists in competitive US elections, will be the keynote speaker at their Annual General Meeting.
Ben LaBolt most notably served as the National Press Secretary for President Obama’s reelection campaign. He was also the leading strategist on a number of highly competitive races, including press secretary for then-Congressman Sherrod Brown’s first campaign for U.S. Senate, communications director for Rahm Emanuel’s first campaign for Mayor and White House spokesman for the efforts to confirm Justices Sotomayor and Kagan to the Supreme Court.
In his afternoon keynote, LaBolt will explore what’s at stake in the 2020 elections, the role Democrats Abroad can play, and lessons learned from the Obama campaign. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from this leading and thought-provoking observer of the political scene.
To view the entire schedule of the conference: Click Here
We are not charging a fee for this virtual conference, but if you would like to donate to our efforts this year to Get Out the Vote, it would be greatly appreciated.
We also would like to ask that you please re-submit your vote on our new bylaws and new officers HERE. We neglected to include a signature at the bottom of the page. When we get your updated vote, it will supersede the previous one if you have already voted.
We hope that you will join us for this week geared at bringing Democrats together and energizing us for the momentous 2020 election season. On behalf of the entire volunteer team already at work planning the meeting, join us in "Being the Margin of Victory" in 2020!
Mexico City, CDMX
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Democrats Abroad Guadalajara gives a hearty thanks to everyone who participated in our February 6th fundraiser. Your generous support will go a long way in helping us with our mission to Get Out the Vote to the more than 1.5 million U.S. citizens living in Mexico! Special thanks to our fundraising chair, Michaele Rivera, who organized a lovely evening in the home of Eva Petocz and José Maria Rancaño. Thank you, Eva and José for the use of your beautiful home! Dax, French cuisine, provided delicious appetizers accompanied by their elegant service. Their restaurant can be found on Ave. Rúben Darío 293. Check them out! And, we want to give a shout out to the musical duet, "Sambless" who provided us with beautiful tunes from the Americas. Thank you, Jessica and Orlando! For those of you who donated and attended, we not only raised money to help with this year´s expenses in promoting the right to vote from abroad, but also saw our community mobilizing for the hard work ahead. Let´s continue to get the word out that we are looking for your active participation in all of our upcoming efforts. Visit www.democratsabroad.org to learn more about how you can help. Even a few hours a month of active participation will go a long ways to getting a Democrat elected in the November 2020 elections!
In this post, you can hear CDMX chairperson Gricha Raether (far right) participate in a debate on US-Mexico relations and comment on the latest on the impeachment process.