At a time when the federal government is rolling back on healthcare, climate change, workers' rights, and so much more, state legislators are taking the lead in finding creative ways forward. Democrats Abroad UK welcomes Colorado State Representative Chris Hansen (a former DAUK Vice Chair) to hear how today's state-level politics and policies are having an impact on the national conversation. Join us on Sunday, September 23 at 2 p.m. in University Women's Club, London, for a fascinating discussion about purple state politics, energy issues, climate change and the tenth amendment to the Constitution. Get tickets here.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Huge thanks goes to the entire DAUK Voter Registration Team!
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