This June, members and leadership from around the country gathered in Bangkok for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to elect the Executive Committee for Democrats Abroad Thailand. The AGM is always a great opportunity for active members from around the country to meet face to face to discuss strategy and re-energize for the year. Heartfelt farewells and thank yous went out to Phil Robertson, the outgoing Chair for a job well done, and those present welcomed Paul Risley into the position. Paul is a long time member of DAT and has served in various roles in the organization over the years. He will be supported by 3 Vice Chairs: Gary Suwannarat, Rick Graves and Russel Berman.
Newly elected executive committee members for 2019/ 2020:
Paul Risley, Meghan Driscoll and Rosalia Gitau
Democrats Abroad volunteers were out in force at the annual American Chamber of Commerce Independence Day picnic.
A highly anticipated event within the American expat community in Bangkok, this year's attendance was as big as ever with over 2,000 showing up for music, games and good food. The computers were humming at the DA table with Americans requesting absentee ballots. Printers were available so that everyone could print and sign their requests, place it in an addressed envelope and send it to the Embassy for mailing. Old friends joined the effort and many new faces came by to see how they could get involved in making the blue wave happen here in Thailand.
Join Democrats Abroad for some Alcohol-fueled action for women's rights, social justice and good-old-fashioned plotting against the patriarchy ;p
This is a relaxed evening designed to meet other US citizens in Bangkok who give a damn about the attack on women and over-all decline in equality, justice and human rights in the US right now.
This event is open to all genders, however it is buy 1 get 1 beer free for the ladies- MASH rules not ours.
We will be located on the second floor. Feel free to spread the word and bring friends. Meghan, Secretary of Dems Abroad Thailand will be on hand to talk about the institution, upcoming primaries and answer any questions you have on how to get more involved.
If there is a lot of interest maybe this could become a monthly meet up! Some of us will be there around 6:30 if earlier is better for you.
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