Secretary — Netherlands, Global LGBT Caucus Co-Chair

I believe that our party needs to represent the people it serves and that it must be more inclusive. Public service is my biggest passion, for, how can one complain without putting forward the smallest amount of effort? . I want to help build a truly inclusive Democratic Party that captures the voices that represent the diversity of America. Pressing to make sure the voices of Americans Abroad are heard and included creating a truly unified party. We must not shun change, nor lack in inclusion, nor falter on platform. United we must resist and persist.


  • is hosting Historical Walking & Wine Tour 2020-02-17 19:01:11 -0500

    Historical Walking & Wine Tour

    Following up our December meeting, Rotterdam will again be the place to meet for Democrats Abroad, during a walking historical tour through Rotterdam with water, food and wine stops along the way. Democrats Abroad member Kevin will be leading the tour through the city.
     
    Location: Details on where to meet will be shared one week in advance with those signed up to: secretary@democratsabroad.nl
     
    This Rotterdam history tour should take about 4-5 hours….exact timing depends on whether we do more touring or wine drinking. For those of you who have never made it over to Rotterdam, known to the locals as Manhattan Aan De Maas, here is your opportunity….even if you live in Amsterdam!! Food and wine costs are your own expense. Limited space is available RSVP to the e-mail provided.
     
    What will be needed…walking shoes, an OV card for public transportation….nice weather 😊
    Please RSVP to secretary@democratsabroad.nl before March 29th. Thank you in advance.
    WHEN
    April 04, 2020 at 11am
    WHERE
    Location Provided 1 week prior on RSVP
    Rotterdam, ZH
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting 1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague 2020-02-03 06:37:02 -0500

    1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague

    DA's monthly meetup in The Hague. Join us every first Sunday of the month, at Bar-Resturant Pavlov (across from The Hague City Hall) for lunch and/or drinks with DA's Secretary -and an occasional guest or speaker-.

    Bring a friend...or two!

    Register to vote, learn how to register voters, learn the recent news of DA...talk, drink and eat!

    WHEN
    March 01, 2020 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Bar Restaurant Pavlov
    Spui 173
    Den Haag 2511 BM
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting 1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague 2020-02-03 06:36:59 -0500

    1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague

    WHEN
    April 05, 2020 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Bar Restaurant Pavlov
    Spui 173
    Den Haag 2511 BM
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting 1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague 2020-02-03 06:36:56 -0500

    1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague

    WHEN
    May 03, 2020 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Bar Restaurant Pavlov
    Spui 173
    Den Haag 2511 BM
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting 1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague 2020-02-03 06:36:53 -0500

    1st Sunday Lunch in The Hague

    WHEN
    June 07, 2020 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Bar Restaurant Pavlov
    Spui 173
    Den Haag 2511 BM
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • The Importance of Voting: drinks with Walter Davenport

    Walter Davenport is a former member of the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Diplomatic Service, he joins us for drinks yo discuss issues involving and the importance of voting. Join us and ask your questions. You're welcome to stay for dinner with Walter and DANL's Secretary after. The event will be help in the Hague: Location will be confirmed shortly.

    About Walter:
    Walter N. Davenport Jr. was born in New Orleans. He earned an MA from Syracuse University, a BA from the University of Maryland, and an AA degree from Prince Georges Community College in Maryland. He is a U.S. Army veteran and served as a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. He entered the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Diplomatic Service in 1976, serving until his retirement in 1997. He is a published poet, Married to a Dutch National, he resides in The Netherlands.
    Walter served in: Mexico (1976-78); Israel (1978-81); Egypt (1981-83); Malaysia (1984-86); the Netherlands (1986-90); Jamaica (1990-93); Dominican Republic (1993-95); Ukraine (1995-97).

    WHEN
    February 23, 2020 at 4pm
    WHERE
    TBA
    The Hague, ZH
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • Lunch with the founder of "The Faces of Magraten"

    Join us for a lunch time talk as we hear from Sebastiaan Vonk, the person behind "the Faces of Margraten" project. Margraten is the site of the Netherlands-American Cemetery, the final resting place for 8,301 American heroes who fought to liberate Europe. Sebastiaan's project involves collecting photos of those buried there, to put faces to the names. He will also speak on the little known black soldiers buried there. Their stories are now uncovered through the Black Liberators in the Netherlands project. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.

    WHEN
    March 15, 2020 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Bar Resturant Pavlov
    Spui 173
    Den Haag 2511 BM
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • Women’s March on Amsterdam 2020

    This event is not organised by us but promoted, for up to date information: https://www.facebook.com/events/795991657495590/

    “What woman here is so enamored with her own oppression that she can’t see her heel print upon another woman’s face?” — Audre Lorde (1981) in ‘The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism’.

    📣📣📣📣📣

    March 8th 2020, Amsterdam.

    We’re coming.

    You’ve got 12 weeks to prepare.

    Spread the word to everybody (f/m/x).

    ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

    (Details coming soon.)

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    “Welke vrouw hier is zo in de ban van haar eigen onderdrukking dat ze niet eens de afdruk van haar hakken op het gezicht van een andere vrouw kan zien?” — Audre Lorde (1981) in ‘The uses of anger: women responding to racism’.

    📣📣📣📣📣

    8 maart 2020, Amsterdam.

    We komen eraan.

    Je hebt nog 12 weken de tijd om je voor te bereiden.

    Vertel het aan iedereen (v/m/x).

    ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

    (Details volgen binnenkort).

    WHEN
    March 08, 2020 at 12:30pm
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  • Democratic Debate Watch Party (Leiden)

    We're hosting another watch party! This is the Last primary debate. It will be on a Sunday at 4pm, the Democrats Abroad Global Primary will, be the following Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. The next Democratic Presidential Debate is taking place in South Carolina, February 25th. Join us at the home of DA's Secretary in Leiden to watch a replay of the Presidential Debate on the 1st.Chip in and we'll order some pizza. Space is limited. The address will be provided upon R.S.V.P.
    R.S.V.P. to: secretary@democratsabroad.nl

    WHEN
    March 01, 2020 at 4pm
    WHERE
    Provided Upon RSVP to the below e-mail
    Leiden 2324HH
    Netherlands
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

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In my hometown of Akron, Ohio, I gained a love of politics and public service. For years I hvae volunteered in museums, hospitals and political campaigns. I believe everyone should work to craft the world they wish to see.