"In pro-Trump Mississippi, Democrats will have one final chance to cut into Republicans' Senate majority.
Democratic former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy aims to upset Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (pictured above) in the Nov. 27 Senate special election runoff. Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to replace retired GOP Sen. Thad Cochran earlier this year, hopes to serve the remainder of her predecessor's term through 2020.
The Mississippi race will not swing control of the Senate on its own. However, an Espy shocker would give Republicans one fewer vote in a chamber that has seen its share of razor-thin votes since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017." CNNJoin us for a phone bank: we will call Mississippi voters living abroad and let them know about this important election.
Sunday, November 18, 5 PM to 8 PM (drop-in)
Where: 80 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX26LQ
WHAT: The most effective way to get someone to vote is with a phone conversation. Call fellow Americans living in the UK and remind them to vote in the all important midterm election. Bring your laptop and ear buds. Never made calls before? No worries. Wine is served and you will be trained.
Go here to get your login instructions before you arrive: https://www.democratsabroad.org/gotv_phonebanking
Webinar (joining details will be sent after you sign up). Join us to discuss the basics of US tax filing requirements for Americans living abroad. The aim of this online event is to educate you on your basic tax filing obligations and address commonly asked tax questions including tax filing deadlines, earnings thresholds for filing, the streamlined filing process for years you did not file your taxes, and much more. Please note: We do not give personal tax advice. Tickets are £10 and £5 concession. Buy here. Please email any questions you'd like to be addressed in advance to email@example.com or if you are unable to attend this event and would like to be added to the mailing list.
Incisive talk from Prof. Fran Moore of UC Davis on US progress toward climate goals since the Paris Agreement. Key takeaway: US and the world must seriously step up decarbonization efforts, to keep global warming below 2°C and prevent severe economic and environmental impacts. Key action point: Vote Democrat down ballot this November and every election going forward, to put the US government back on track on environmental policy.
If you’d like to contribute to related research and activism (laypeople welcome), please contact the DAUK Policy Network Environment & Energy group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since the start of 2018, the DAUK voter registration team has been very busy, holding drives at Arcadia, University College London, SOAS University, Queen Mary University, Canary Wharf, Cadogan Hall, Fordham University Study Abroad, New York University Study Abroad, Foundation International Education, Richmond University, Facebook, women’s clubs, international schools and several DAUK events. We’ve also held three training sessions for new volunteers and supplemented our efforts with social media, an effective way to steer citizens to votefromabroad.org.
More drives are in the works, and we’re gearing up for even more in the fall, when all study abroad students will need absentee ballots for the general election on November 6. However, we need help finding new locations and getting access to some old ones, where our contacts have moved on (London School of Economics and Kings College, to name two). We also want to reach out to many more American alumni associations. If you can help, write email@example.com. Huge thanks goes to the entire DAUK Voter Registration Team!
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