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Become a member by 31 Jan so you can vote in the DAUK leadership elections!

To be eligible to vote in the Democrats Abroad UK (DAUK) leadership election in March-- you must be a member of Democrats Abroad UK as of January 31st of this year.  The deadline is approaching so don’t hesitate—it’s a quick on-line process.

Democrats Abroad UK (DAUK) will hold a general meeting with its biennial leadership elections at 1.30pm on Sunday March 19th 2017 at Lecture Theatre B34, Basement floor, Birkbeck College Main Building, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX. At this meeting we will elect new officers for each of the 4 Officer positions set out in the Bylaws (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer), as well as Voting Representatives to the Democratic Committee Abroad, the Executive Committee, and the Council.

Those who wish to be candidates are asked to complete and submit this online form by February 19th 2017. 

 All members will receive emails with more details in the run-up to the election- but take that first step. Make sure you’re a member!

 If you have any questions email: elections@democratsabroad.org.uk


Election night watch across the UK: London, Edinburgh, Oxford and Cambridge

NOTE: LONDON ELECTION WATCH IS SOLD OUT. TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR AND WAITING LIST IS FULL.  

Events are planned across the UK for election night: In Cambridge, meet up with fellow Democrats at Cambridge Union Society, 9A Bridge St, Cambridge CB2 1BU (Contact: CamChair@democratsabroad.org.uk for more details). In Edinburgh it's The Three Sisters, 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. (license pending). Go to http://www.facebook.com/events/153991025065101 for more details. For Oxford check in at oxford@democratsabroad.org.uk for more details. And if you're in the London area: join fellow Democrats at the Marylebone Sports Bar and Grill (part of Marylebone Station), Melcombe Pl, London NW1 6JJ. This is a popular event so book now at http://dauk-2016-election-watch.eventbrite.co.uk


London Campaign Office is Now Open

Incredible turnout for Opening Day at our Democrats Abroad UK London CAMPAIGN OFFICE! DAUK volunteers will be phone banking between now and Election Day to help DA members register to vote and request an absentee ballot.

Want to help? Let us know when you have a few hours to spare:  volunteers@democratsabroad.org.uk

 


DAUK ANNOUNCES FALL EVENTS

Highlights: Comedy Night, Presidential Debate Screening, Gen. Wesley Clark in Oxford, DAUK Film Night.  

There’s plenty to chose from in September and October: from comedy to film to theater.  Meet the author Thomas Frank, best known for his book What’s the matter with Kansas: How Conservatives won the heart of America,  Come join your fellow Democrats at the European premiere of The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, the latest play by Tony Kushner. Check the events tab for more details and links to buy tickets. 

Last but not least: DAUK plans a get-out-the-vote initiative complete with campaign office (phone banking, registration drives, event check-in, technology, organizing events – how can you help and what kind of time do you have? Send an email to volunteers@democratsabroad.org.uk

So, get involved!  We look forward to seeing you this fall! 


Celebrate American Independence Day with DAUK

Come to Democrats Abroad UK’s Annual American Independence Day Celebration on July 3! In the gorgeous leafy setting of Portman Square Garden in London, join fellow Americans for a day of music, entertainment, American and international food stalls, and American-themed activities for all ages. It's a great day out! See you there.


DAUK American Independence Day Picnic 2016
Sunday, July 3, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Portman Square Garden, W1H 2BH, London
Entrance: South gate on the south side of Portman Square between Gloucester Place and Baker Street
Buy your tickets today at http://dauk-picnic-2016.eventbrite.co.uk


See the acclaimed "Two American Families" at DAUK Film Night

Join us on June 24th for the screening of the acclaimed PBS documentary Two American Families – book now at http://DAUK-film-june2016.eventbrite.co.uk.

In this riveting documentary, the legendary Bill Moyers chronicles the lives of two blue-collar families, one black and one white, over a 20-year period, as they struggle to pursue the American dream in the face of job losses in the declining industrial city of Milwaukee. Their poignant stories give a human face to the effects of inequality, globalization, and radical changes to the job market. Professor Peter Kingstone and Dr. Antonine Rogers will lead a discussion after the film. Tickets are going fast, so don’t delay!

DAUK Film Night, June 24: Two American Families

Time: 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Location: London School of Economics, Room KSW 1.04, 20 Kingsway WC2B 6LH (entrance on Portugal Street opposite Peacock Theatre)

Tickets: £10 regular and £5 concessions

Doors open: 6:30 p.m.

Film begins: 7:10 p.m.

Location Maps:

LSE:  http://www.lse.ac.uk/mapsAndDirections/LSElocationMap.pdf   

Building: http://www.lse.ac.uk/mapsAndDirections/campusMap.pdf


Don't miss Inside Obama's White House plus post-screening discussion with the creative team

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT ANOTHER DAUK FILM NIGHT SOON.

On March 24 at 7pm, the DAUK Film Committee presents a preview screening of Inside Obama’s White House, Episode 4: The Arc of History plus a post-screening discussion with the film makers, who had unprecedented access to the White House, including a very recent interview with President Obama. Book your tickets here: http://dauk-film-inside-obama-white-house.eventbrite.co.uk

This final episode of the four-part BBC series covers the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, the campaign for re-election in 2012, and key domestic events and issues of the President’s second term, including Sandy Hook and gun control, immigration reform, race and criminal justice, including Ferguson and its aftermath.

Join us to reflect on President Obama's achievements, the battles he fought and what lies ahead: http://dauk-film-inside-obama-white-house.eventbrite.co.uk


Democratic Debate Watch in London on February 15

Come to the DAUK Democratic Presidential Primary Debate screening and speakeasy on February 15 at the Sports Bar & Grill Marylebone. Join your fellow Democrats to see Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debate a variety of foreign and domestic policy issues at a PBS-moderated event at the University of Wisconsin's Milwaukee campus. Click here to buy your tickets today to this always-popular event! 

Date and Time: February 15, 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Sports Bar & Grill (Marylebone), Melcombe Place, London, NW1 6JJ (right next to Marylebone Station)
Price: £10 regular, free concession (students, senior citizens, and unwaged with proof of entitlement on the night).
Tickets: http://dauk-debatewatch-feb-2016.eventbrite.co.uk
Drinks and food can be purchased at the venue. Space is limited, so book early***.

***In compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act, we can only accept payments from U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Non-U.S. citizens are very welcome to attend, but only as guests of U.S. citizens or permanent residents who must book and pay for – as a gift – the guests' admission. By booking and paying for tickets or donations for this event, you are confirming that you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Note that this event is CLOSED to the press. 


Come to YPN's Election Year Kick-Off on January 28th

Join the Young Professionals Network (YPN) for a kick-off meeting at the Spread Eagle pub in Camden Town on January 28. We'll get organized, make new friends, and enjoy a drink or two. Please stop by anytime from 6:30pm – let us know you're coming at link:
http://dauk-ypn-2016-kick-off.eventbrite.co.uk

It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating President Obama's second presidential victory. Well, it's that time again in the election cycle where we must come together to work to get another Democrat in the White House. We might be an ocean apart and a few time zones away but Americans abroad play an important role in getting out the vote.

Time: Thursday, January 28, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Place: Spread Eagle Pub, 141 Albert St, London, NW1 7NB
Closest Tube: Camden Town (Northern line)
RSVP: http://dauk-ypn-2016-kick-off.eventbrite.co.uk
Questions? Please contact us at youngdems@democratsabroad.org.uk

 

 


Watch the Democratic Debate in London on January 19

The next Democratic presidential primary debate will be the last before the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, giving Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders a chance to stake out their positions before the voting begins. Join your fellow Democrats for Democrat Abroad UK's screening of this debate on Tuesday, January 19th, 7:00 p.m. at the Sports Bar Marylebone in London.

To book your ticket and for full details, go to http://dauk-debatewatch-jan-2016.eventbrite.co.uk