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:

Beth Monahan Brown
| Treasurer, DA-Scotland
Caroline Ruchonnet
| Democrats Abroad UK Scotland Chair
Ian Doty
| Vice Chair, DA-Scotland
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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

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 05:00 PM London Time
    Via Zoom - RSVP to be sent link in London, United Kingdom

    Global Women's Caucus: The Epic Potential of Women's Empowerment

    Internationally renowned expert on women's economic development and Emeritus DP World Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Oxford, Professor Linda Scott will discuss the findings in her recently-published book: “The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women.”

    Her analysis of international gender data shows the reality of a distinctive pattern of economic inequality which, when combined with cultural impediments, forms the shadow economy unique to women, the “Double X Economy.” Linda gives us a powerful argument going forward: “…equal economic treatment for women would put a stop to some of the world’s costliest evils, while building prosperity for everyone.” And she is looking to recruit everyone to the cause of women’s economic inclusion!

    RSVP here to join.

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 06:30 PM London Time
    Via Zoom - RSVP to be sent link in London, United Kingdom

    Political Book Club

    From 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM we will discuss politics and current events.

    From 8:00 to 9:00 we will discuss Disloyal! by Michael Cohen. Everyone is welcome. For political discussion questions, suggested readings and notes, the study guide, and Zoom login info, email [email protected]

    For more information and for joining details, email [email protected]