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Democrats Abroad Thailand (DAT) is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Thailand. We provide opportunities for Americans in Thailand to get involved in the Democratic party and issues that matter to them. These are trying times and it will take all of us to fight back. US citizens around the world are organizing for a fairer and more just America that embraces diversity- let's raise our voices together and be heard all the way from Thailand.
We support our great Democratic candidates and encourage discussion about the ideas and solutions they offer through debate watch parties, post-debate discussions, live chats with the candidates. We host political pub nights to get your political banter on, Ladies Night, issue based call-congress parties, film nights,
If you are specifically interested in racial justice, gender equality and/ or LGBTQ rights - join one or all of our Caucuses here on the website and then follow us on FB : Black Caucus and Women's Caucus.
We have three official chapters, in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and the North, and Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard. We are always looking to grow our chapter network so if you are interested in organizing for social justice- let me know!
I look forward to welcoming you at the next DAT event.
Chair, Democrats Abroad Thailand
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
Join Democrats Abroad as we gather together in solidarity with the marches happening across the U.S. to stand up for democracy, social justice and decency in America. While we will not be marching, we will be making our voices heard on social media, post card writing to Congress on a range of issues and fundraising for DA Get out the vote efforts ahead of the 2020 elections! Bring friends and family as we raise our voices from the roof!
We will also be assisting anyone from the following states: VA, NC, NJ, LA MS to request their absentee ballots as they have state elections THIS November.
Visit https://wethepeoplemarch.org/ for more information on the March in DC and solidarity marches. There is another solidarity event in Kho Samui that we will be connecting with that day.
This is a chance 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. An evening full of good political banter among friends with a side of plotting against the patriarchy.
This event is open to all genders- because anyone can be a feminist and join the Women's Caucus, 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.
This is a monthly affair- see you there.
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