Scotland

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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Scotland!

Welcome to the official branch of the Democratic Party in Scotland.  We are a diverse group of US citizens from many backgrounds - American-born, Scottish returned emigrants from the US, as well people from other parts of the world - working towards the election of Democratic candidates.

We engage in voter registration, fundraising, phone-banking, and other strategies to strengthen the Democratic party.  We meet regularly to plan, encourage and assist in requesting absentee ballots, and discuss topics of the day.  And we have quite a bit of fun along the way too.

If you are an American citizen, you're welcome to join us! First - register to vote at www.votefromabroad.org, and second - join Democrats Abroad!

DA Scotland Leadership:

Derek Crolla
| UK Scotland Chapter Chair
William Labate
| UK Scotland Chapter Secretary
Caroline Ruchonnet
| DPCA Representative, UK ExCom, UK Scotland Chapter Vice Chair, EMEA Deputy RVC
Beth Monahan Brown
| UK Scotland Chapter Treasurer
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  • News

    DA-Scotland to Host the4th Democratic Debate Watch at Mother's Gin and Draft Bar in Edinburgh

    The fourth Democratic Presidential Primary debate will take place at 9:00 PM EST on Sunday night at the Galliard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Democrats Abroad Scotland will show the debate in Edinburgh on Tuesday in the comfortable confines of Mother's Gin and Draft Bar on Howe Street in New Town, Edinburgh.

    The same field of three candidates (yes, God bless him, Martin O'Malley still qualifies), the stakes are high after Hillary Clinton's drop in the polls and the hard charge by Bernie Sanders to put the two of them in a virtual dead heat. This will be the last Democratic debate prior to the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary.

    The skinny:
    Mother's Gin and Draft Bar
    24 Howe Street, Edinburgh
    Tuesday, January 19th 7:00 PM

    No charge, just buy a drink or two from our hosts at the bar

    As usual, we've got the room at Mother's, a cash bar, and there is no cover charge. At every event, we are seeing more new faces as the word spreads about the solid group that is DA-Scotland. Join us!

    See you there!

     

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    DA-Scotland to Host the 3rd Democratic Debate Watch at Mother's Gin and Draft Bar in Edinburgh

    It's nearly Christmas... It's Sunday afternoon in Scotland...  What are you up to?  Democrats Abroad Scotland will be in the lovely, comfortable confines of our own downstairs area at Mother's Gin and Draft bar in Edinburgh watching the 3rd Democratic Debate.  Join us for a cheeky drink or two with Scottish Democrats, old friends, and new friends you have not yet met.

    The skinny:
    Mother's Gin and Draft Bar
    24 Howe Street, Edinburgh
    Sunday, December 20th 2:00 PM
    No charge, just buy a drink or two from our hosts at the bar

    See you there!

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, December 04, 2021 at 02:00 PM London Time · 36 rsvps
    Online in London, United Kingdom

    DAUK Winter 2021 Council Meeting

    A meeting of the Democrats Abroad UK Council will be held as follows:

    Date:               Saturday, December 4, 2021
    Time:               2:00 PM (14:00) GMT
    Place:              Zoom - details to be provided closer to the date

    Please note, the officers will conduct the Council meeting over Zoom and there will not be an in-person component for this business meeting of the Council. 

    Please RSVP below. Please note that under our bylaws, Council members cannot miss 2 consecutive Council meetings without giving notice of absence. Please let Ari Schulz know if you need to miss the meeting at [email protected].

    Please see the meeting draft agenda below:

     

    DAUK Council Meeting, December 4, 2021

    1.   Approval of the Agenda

    2.   Approval of Minutes of last Council Meeting 

    3.   Officer Reports

    4.   Approval of the appointment of the DAUK Secretary, Ariadne Schulz 

    5.   Strategy update 

    6.   Leadership breakouts

    7.   AOB

    8.   Adjournment

     

    Best wishes, 

    Wen-Wen, Brett, Ari and Elizabeth

    The DAUK officers